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Analysis: Military Shows Gains in Iraq By ROBERT BURNS 08.06.07, 2:18 PM ET BAGHDAD - The new U.S. military strategy in Iraq, unveiled six months ago to little acclaim, is working. In two weeks of observing the U.S. military on the ground and interviewing commanders, strategists...
Bridge Collapse Revives Issue of Road Spending By SUSAN SAULNY and JENNIFER STEINHAUER Published: August 7, 2007 MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 6 — In the past two years, Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota twice vetoed legislation to raise the state’s gas tax to pay for transportation needs. Now...
More black women consider 'dating out' By Dionne Walker, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — For years, Toinetta Jones played the dating game by her mom's strict rule. "Mom always told me, 'Don't you ever bring a white man home,'" recalled Jones, echoing an edict issued by many...
Geoff Oldfather: English-speaker says landlord's message is clear Tom McKenna is a longtime Stuart businessman who speaks only English. He says that's why he's being kicked out of the storefront on South Dixie Highway where he has run Seacoast Water Care for seven years. "I don'...
Firefighters forced to join in 'Gay Pride' parade File lawsuit against city after enduring 3 hours of lewd remarks, gestures -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: August 7, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's Note: WARNING – Some...
Angry Men Get Ahead, Angry Women Get Penalized New Study Says Anger Helps Men in Workplace August 3, 2007 A man who gets angry at work may well be admired for it but a woman who shows anger in the workplace is liable to be seen as "out of control" and incompetent, according to a...
DPS responds to foreign nationals obtaining fake licenses Agency closes loophole, says collecting canceled licenses is no easy task 12:06 AM CDT on Saturday, August 4, 2007 By EMILY RAMSHAW / The Dallas Morning News eramshaw@dallasnews.com AUSTIN – It was the ultimate Dallas...
Katrina, Rita Victims Feel Trapped in FEMA Trailers Sunday, August 05, 2007 BAKER, La. — It was bad enough when Hurricane Katrina chased Carrie Lewis out of her assisted-living home in New Orleans. Now she fears the rest of her life may be spent in the isolation of a federally...
Bush Signs Law to Widen Legal Reach for Wiretapping By JAMES RISEN Published: August 6, 2007 WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 — President Bush signed into law on Sunday legislation that broadly expanded the government’s authority to eavesdrop on the international telephone calls and e-mail...