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Sen. Reid fast-tracks revived immigration bill Proposal boosts funding by $4.4 billion for border security and workplace enforcement, a Bush-backed provision. By Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer June 19, 2007 WASHINGTON — Senate leaders Monday relaunched a controversial...
Va. School's No-Contact Rule Is a Touchy Subject By Maria Glod Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, June 18, 2007; Page B01 Fairfax County middle school student Hal Beaulieu hopped up from his lunch table one day a few months ago, sat next to his girlfriend and slipped his arm...
Getting Lost in the Great Indoors Many Adults Worry Nature Is Disappearing From Children's Lives By Donna St. George Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, June 19, 2007; Page A01 Linda Pelzman appreciates the beauty of the outdoor world, sometimes pulling her children into the...
Fewer baby boys being circumcised in the U.S. POSTED: 9:18 p.m. EDT, June 18, 2007 SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- On the eighth day of her son's life, Julia Query welcomed friends and family to celebrate his birth and honor their Jewish heritage. But there was no crying, no...
Schools Plan to Pay Cash for Marks By JENNIFER MEDINA Published: June 19, 2007 New York City students could earn as much as $500 a year for doing well on standardized tests and showing up for class in a new program to begin this fall, city officials announced yesterday. And the...
Apartments Welcome Homeless Alcoholics Experimental Apartment Building in Seattle Welcomes Homeless Alcoholics; Project Saves Money By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press Writer SEATTLE Jun 18, 2007 (AP) When Brian Steik lived on the streets, the government spent tens of...
BOTOX and plastic surgery allow actresses to look younger. Television is permitting them to act their age. Older stars who once had to resign themselves to playing frustrated spinsters or docile moms are suddenly flaunting their ripened sex appeal on television. Its not “The...
NEW YORK — A Manhattan artist who was arrested when she went on a topless stroll two years ago has accepted a $29,000 settlement from the city. Jill Coccaro, 27, was charged briefly with indecent exposure despite a 1992 state appeals court ruling that said if men were allowed to...
AUSTIN – Two years ago, lawmakers ordered up a system to crack down on the 3 million-plus Texans who drive illegally without insurance. They're still waiting, and insured motorists are still paying big bucks to insure themselves against the scofflaws. Although a contractor has...