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ASSOCIATED PRESS A high school choir was asked to stop singing Christmas carols during an ice skating show featuring Olympic medalist Sasha Cohen out of concern the skater would be offended because she's Jewish. A city staff member, accompanied by a police officer, approached...
SHERYL GAY STOLBERG The New York Times The White House said Thursday that a Democratic senator’s meeting with President Bashar al-Assad of Syria was inappropriate and undermined democracy in the region, while three more senators, including a Republican, made plans to visit...
ASSOCIATED PRESS A new television ad by the union-backed group WakeUpWalMart.com features a pastor asking, "Would Jesus shop at Wal-Mart? Should you?" Accompanying the ad, is a letter to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lee Scott that was signed by more than 130...
SUDEEP REDDY The Dallas Morning News Stymied by Congress and a divided public, federal authorities are launching a new assault on illegal immigration: accusing workers of hijacking the identities of unwitting U.S. citizens. The sweeping raids at Swift & Co. plants across six...
Immigrants in multicultural Miami had the final word Wednesday in a monthlong battle with Colorado Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo: Adios. A speech by Tancredo to the Rotary Club of Miami scheduled for today was canceled after the Key Biscayne restaurant that hosts the group's...
More than a dozen prominent business executives and retired military officers, including the chairman of FedEx and a former commandant of the Marine Corps, are lobbying Congress and the White House to undertake a comprehensive campaign to reduce reliance on imported oil. The...
DIANNE SOLIS and DAVID McLEMORE The Dallas Morning News The federal raid that shut down the Swift & Co. meatpacking plant Tuesday in Cactus, Texas, left hundreds of families scattered and the future unclear for a town that survives on a mix of illegal immigration and...
Audrey Hudson THE WASHINGTON TIMES American Muslims making a religious pilgrimage to Mecca are being encouraged to file civil rights complaints if they feel discriminated against by airlines. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), citing what it called the "airport...
REUTERS The incoming Democratic chairman of the House intelligence committee could not describe Hezbollah and incorrectly described al-Qaeda's Islamic roots in a recent interview. Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-Tex.), whom incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) named earlier this...