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The invisible 'double tax' tollway Texas 45 Southeast will have tolls even though tax and fee money is paying for all of it. By Ben Wear Monday, November 05, 2007 Lost amid all the talk these past few months about which proposed Austin toll road is or isn't "double taxation" has...
Shooting of theft suspects may test self-defense law By RUTH RENDON and PEGGY O'HARE Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle In a case legal experts say may "stretch the limits" of the state's self-defense laws, a Pasadena man shot and killed two suspected burglars during a...
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...
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...