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Philip Sherwell TELEGRAPH An early winner in Oscars week will stride up the red carpet in Los Angeles on Tuesday night - Barack Obama. The Democratic presidential hopeful with the rock star buzz is the guest of honour at a Beverly Hills fundraising party where the celebrity...
Gary Stoller USA TODAY Tears filling his eyes, Roger Barbour watched in disbelief as two United Express jets took off without him just before Christmas at the Cheyenne airport in Wyoming. He wasn't the only one left behind. Two planeloads of passengers — 110 people — whose...
Sharon Jayson USA TODAY Advertising and media images that encourage girls to focus on looks and sexuality are harmful to their emotional and physical health, a new report by the American Psychological Association says. The report, released Monday, analyzed some 300 studies over...
Brad Knickerbocker The Christian Science Monitor As Congress begins to tackle the causes and cures of global warming, the action focuses on gas-guzzling vehicles and coal-fired power plants, not on lowly bovines. Yet livestock are a major emitter of greenhouse gases that cause...
JENNIFER RADCLIFFE Houston Chronicle Imagine this: A handful of Youngblood Intermediate students are actually going to miss getting called into the principal's office every morning. After all, that's where these children spent countless mornings in tutorials, sharpening their...
Ralph Thomas THE SEATTLE TIMES Scott Adams figured he was saving about $20 per carton the past few years by ordering his cigarettes online and by phone from out-of-state tobacco dealers. Those savings are proving mighty costly now. The state claims Adams owes nearly $8,000 in...
Louis Chude-Sokei THE LA TIMES Although not quite able to pass for white, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has been able to pass for African American. He is biracial, but not white; black, but not African American; American but not African. What has entranced the country more than his...
Jerry Seper THE WASHINGTON TIMES An illegal alien got a "get out of jail free card" plus U.S. legal documents and monetary compensation from federal prosecutors in exchange for his testimony against a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of using excessive force during an arrest...
EMILY RAMSHAW The Dallas Morning News Advocates of mandatory HPV vaccines for Texas schoolgirls rest their case on sound science – medical evidence that a few shots could nearly eradicate the sexually transmitted disease and the cancer it can cause. Their opponents, who fear...