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White House Report Lauds Immigrants’ Positive Effects By ROBERT PEAR Published: June 20, 2007 WASHINGTON, June 19 — Hoping to influence Congressional debate, the White House issued a report on Tuesday saying, “Immigration has a positive effect on the American economy as a whole...
Texas man dies of burns after dousing himself with gas, being shot with Taser Johnny Lopez, a 47-year-old from San Angelo, Texas, died yesterday of burns sustained in a fire that began Monday after he doused himself with gasoline and was shot with a Taser during an altercation...
Man Says Home Depot Fired Workers For Catching Thieves MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- A former Home Depot employee said the company fired him and three other workers because they helped police catch several suspected shoplifters in May. Midwest City police said the men helped officers...
Man strangles rabid bobcat When the animal attacked, Dale Rippy stayed cool. By CAMILLE C. SPENCER Published June 19, 2007 WESLEY CHAPEL - Dale Rippy follows the same routine every trash day. He wakes up, heads to the curb of his home in the Villages of Wesley Chapel, rolls his...
'You're fired,' man hears after saving a woman's life The 24-year-old grabbed a gun before going to help his neighbor who had been shot. By Jim Schoettler, The Times-Union When a neighbor screamed she'd been shot, Colin Bruley grabbed his shotgun, found the victim and began...
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...