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LAPD's Muslim mapping plan killed By Richard Winton and Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers November 15, 2007 The LAPD on Wednesday abruptly scrapped a program to map the city's Muslim population, a major retreat for a department that said the system was needed to...
Parents Face Fines, Jail Time for Failure to Immunize School District Orders Parents to Appear in Court for Failure to Immunize By CULLEN DIRNER Nov. 14, 2007 A Maryland school district has ordered parents of more than 2,300 students to court Saturday for failure to immunize...
When Good News is No News By Victor Davis Hanson There's an old expression about war: "Victory has many fathers, while defeat is an orphan." But in the case of Iraq, it seems the other way around. We've blamed many for the ordeal of the last four years, but it is the American...
C.I.A. Officer Admits Guilt Over Hezbollah Files By PHILIP SHENON Published: November 14, 2007 WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 — A Lebanese-born C.I.A. officer who had previously worked as an F.B.I. agent pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges that she illegally sought classified information...
Illegal immigrants won't get licenses in New York By Emily Bazar, USA TODAY ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has decided to abandon a controversial plan to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, his spokeswoman said Tuesday night. The Democratic governor has a...
Perry: Roe vs. Wade to fall under Giuliani Texan tells Iowans that candidate would pick justices to reverse ruling 10:34 AM CST on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 By WAYNE SLATER / The Dallas Morning News wslater@dallasnews.com CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Texas Gov. Rick Perry sought to...
Poll: 4 in 10 parents say they don't play video games with kids 10:52 AM CST on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 Associated Press WASHINGTON – Jesse Lackman says his son spends a dozen hours a week waging medieval combat across the dreary dreamscapes of computer games. Just don't...
Teacher dispatches raccoon speciman with nail gun HUNTSVILLE, Ark. — A high school teacher killed a raccoon with a nail gun after discovering the planned subject of a skinning demonstration was alive. Superintendent Alvin Lievsay said a student's parent promised to bring in a...
Blacks divide along class lines template_bas template_bas Many fault individuals, not racism, for lack of success, a poll finds. By Maura Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer November 14, 2007 WASHINGTON -- A majority of black Americans blame individual failings -- not...