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By Joshua Partlow and Naseer Nouri WASHINGTON POST BAGHDAD -- When her home became unlivable, when her neighbors were gunned down in the streets, a mother of seven said goodbye to her teenage sons and set out on foot into the lethal Baghdad night. Ignoring the citywide curfew,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Oprah Winfrey and her friend Gayle King want to be clear: they're not gay. In the August issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, the talk-show host explains that some people misunderstand her close friendship with King. "I understand why people think we're gay," she says...
By Ben Wear AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Capital Metro's commuter rail project, just lines on a map 20 months ago when voters approved it, soon will take tangible form with broken ground in Central Texas and metal molded in Switzerland. Officials with the transit agency, which will...
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - President Bush has told Mexican President Vicente Fox that the U.S. Congress is unlikely to pass immigration reforms before elections in November, Fox said on Monday. The Mexican president asked Bush about the negotiations in Congress over an immigration...
Claire Osborn AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN A pit bull, a cocker spaniel, a poodle, a Rottweiler and a Chihuahua stared innocently from their cages at the Town Lake Animal Center, where they'd been sentenced to isolation. The charge? Biting. If the dogs showed no signs of rabies...
JANE GROSS The New York Times The breakfast buffet at Camp Echo starts at a picnic table covered in gingham-patterned oil cloth. Here, children jostle for their morning medications: Zoloft for depression, Abilify for bipolar disorder, Guanfacine for twitchy eyes and a host of...
DIANA JEAN SCHEMO The New York Times The Education Department reported on Friday that children in public schools generally performed as well or better in reading and mathematics than comparable children in private schools. The exception was in eighth-grade reading, where the...
TERRENCE STUTZ The Dallas Morning News The state's planned crackdown on uninsured drivers – one of every five motorists on the road – is on the shelf until next year so officials can figure out how to avoid ticketing, or even arresting, motorists because of bad information. The...
John Pomfret THE WASHINGTON POST Federal law enforcement officials are investigating a series of bribery and smuggling cases in what they fear is a sign of increased corruption among officers who patrol the Mexican border. Two brothers who worked for the U.S. Border Patrol...