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For Young Earners in Big City, a Gap in Women’s Favor By SAM ROBERTS Published: August 3, 2007 Young women in New York and several of the nation’s other largest cities who work full time have forged ahead of men in wages, according to an analysis of recent census data. The shift...
FBI drug standard lowered for hiring By Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — Aspiring FBI agents who once dabbled in marijuana use won't be barred from getting a job with the elite crime-fighting agency, which has loosened its drug policy amid a campaign to hire hundreds of...
Foreign Firms Pass Detroit in U.S. Auto Sales For First Time GM, Ford, Chrysler Combined Have 48% of Market Share By Sholnn Freeman Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, August 2, 2007; Page D01 Led by Toyota, foreign automakers captured more than 50 percent of the U.S. vehicle...
House triples SCHIP funding By Sean Lengell August 2, 2007 The House yesterday tripled to $75 billion funding for a popular health insurance program for low-income children, surviving Republican efforts to rein in what they call a push to socialized care. Republicans, who...
Odour leads Florida agents to illegal dung depot Wed Aug 1, 2007 8:35PM BST MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida man stockpiled 20,000 cubic yards (15,290 cubic metres) of horse manure on his property and was charged with running an illegal composting operation, environmental regulators...
GOLDEN GATE PARK SWEEP - CAN CITY MAKE IT STICK? HOMELESS ROUSTED: 4:30 a.m. wakeup for the park campers Heather Knight, Chronicle Staff Writer Thursday, August 2, 2007 For 19-year-old Brandon Krigbaum, who goes by the name Repo Violence, the wake-up call came at 4:30 a.m...
Police spot massive pot farm in Mountain Creek area Dallas police say find may be one of largest ever in southern U.S. 12:11 AM CDT on Thursday, August 2, 2007 By PAUL MEYER / The Dallas Morning News pmeyer@dallasnews.com A sprawling marijuana plantation with an estimated 30,000...
NSA Spying Part of Broader Effort Intelligence Chief Says Bush Authorized Secret Activities Under One Order By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, August 1, 2007; Page A01 The Bush administration's chief intelligence official said yesterday that President Bush...
GOP slams 'giant leap' to social health care By Sean Lengell August 1, 2007 Republicans and the White House say Democrats are pursuing a "giant leap" toward socialized health care by trying to draw middle-class families into a federally funded health insurance program for low-...