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ERIK ECKHOLM The New York Times Over the last five years, Mysheda Autry has received welfare checks and food stamps, gone through a welfare-to-work program and briefly held several jobs. She has also given birth to her second and third children. Ms. Autry, 25, with a 10th-grade...
STEPHANIE SANDOVAL The Dallas Morning News City Council members had little to say Monday night about suggestions from two of their colleagues that they adopt measures that would make it harder for illegal immigrants to live and work in the city. But their constituents had plenty...
Pamela LeBlanc AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN Bicycle helmet laws are old hat in Washington state. Starting in 2003, Seattle required cyclists of all ages to wear a helmet. The rural areas of King County surrounding Seattle have had a helmet rule even longer — since 1994. The rule in...
Jonathan Weisman THE WASHINGTON POST The Senate's embattled immigration bill would raise government spending by as much as $126 billion over the next decade, as the government begins paying out federal benefits to millions of new legal workers and cracks down on the border, a...
DAN HARRIS ABC NEWS After 54 years of classes, a New York Sunday school teacher is getting an unexpected lesson in theology: She lost her job because of her sex. Mary Lambert, 81, has been a member of the First Baptist Church in Watertown, N.Y., for 60 years. She had her wedding...
SOUAD MEKHENNET and DEXTER FILKINS From his home on the northwest edge of this city, Muhamad al-Massari runs a Web site that celebrates the violent death of British and American soldiers. It is visited by tens of thousands of people every day, he said. Mr. Massari maintains the...
Ilene Lelchuk SFGate.com Claire and Liam Donohue are smiley 8-month-old twins with the chubby cheeks of good eaters and dark thatches of hair atop their round heads. They share a peaceful nursery with pale yellow curtains and end-to-end cribs in San Francisco's quiet Sunset...
STEPHANIE SANDOVAL The Dallas Morning News Illegal immigrants are responsible for much of what's wrong with Farmers Branch, says City Council member Tim O'Hare. So he proposes making it harder for illegal immigrants to live and work in the city. Today, the City Council will...
KIM BREEN and KATHY A. GOOLSBY The Dallas Morning News A sign stuck to the principal's desk outlaws whining. A blue jar on a nearby shelf claims to hold the ashes of problem students. But it's the custom-made, arm-length pine paddle that delivers the old-school discipline that...