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Obama Criticizes Automakers on Fuel Economy By MICHELINE MAYNARD Published: May 8, 2007 DETROIT, May 7 — Senator Barack Obama of Illinois delivered a stern message to Detroit auto companies on Monday, saying they had done little to lessen the nation’s dependence on foreign oil...
Comparison To Clinton Is Dismissed French Counterpart Lacked Substance, Senator's Camp Says By Anne E. Kornblut and Perry Bacon Jr. Washington Post Staff Writers Tuesday, May 8, 2007; Page A06 There was a time when advisers to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) looked abroad...
Arkansas Mom Prepares for Birth of 17th Child Monday, May 07, 2007 LITTLE ROCK — The Duggars are once again pulling out the pink ruffles and lace as they prepare for the birth of baby number 17. Michelle Duggar said Monday in a telephone interview from her northwest Arkansas...
New York Mets Fan Sues Team Over Broken Back Suffered at Ballpark Tuesday, May 08, 2007 NEW YORK CITY — The New York Mets fan whose back was broken by an apparently drunken 300-pound man who fell on her at Shea Stadium during the team's home opener has filed a lawsuit because of...
Texas House OKs weakened smoking ban Bill's opponents knock the wind out of it with long list of exemptions By LISA SANDBERG Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — A proposal to ban cigarette smoking in public places across Texas tentatively passed the Texas...
Survey: Gas prices reach record average CAMARILLO, Calif. - Gasoline prices have surged to a record nationwide average of $3.07 per gallon, nearly 20 cents higher than two weeks earlier, oil industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday. The previous record was $3.03 per gallon...
Gore sees 'spiritual crisis' in warming Web Posted: 05/05/2007 11:12 PM CDT Anton Caputo Express-News Playing equal parts visionary, cheerleader and comedian, Al Gore brought his message of how to fight global warming to a capacity crowd of receptive architects Saturday in San...
Patient given wrong diagnosis of year to live now faces bankruptcy By JAMES TOZER - More by this author » Last updated at 20:21pm on 6th May 2007 When doctors diagnosed cancer and told John Brandrick that he had less than a year to live, he resolved to make the most of the time...
State ban on smoking in bars falters Anti-smoking groups work to kill amendment exempting bars By PEGGY FIKAC Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Hopes for a statewide ban on smoking in bars haven't gone up in smoke, but backers are trying to figure out how...