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Megachurch took in $69 million in 2006 ATLANTA --An Atlanta megachurch took in $69 million in 2006, according to a financial statement the church's minister released in response to a Senate investigation into him and five other well-known televangelists. The Rev. Creflo Dollar...
'Morning After' Ruling in Wash. State Court: Washington State Druggists May Refuse to Prescribe 'Morning After' Pill By CURT WOODWARD Associated Press Writer SEATTLE Nov 8, 2007 (AP) A federal judge has suspended Washington state's requirement that pharmacists sell "morning-...
Red-light fines filling state coffers instead of helping hospitals Legislators had pushed cameras by saying half of funds would go to emergency rooms, trauma centers 12:50 AM CST on Monday, November 12, 2007 By CHRISTY HOPPE / The Dallas Morning News choppe@dallasnews.com AUSTIN...
Texas passed $10 billion in bonds, but they don't come cheap If all are sold, debt to double and tax boost possible in budget crisis 12:00 AM CST on Sunday, November 11, 2007 From Wire Reports April Castro, The Associated Press AUSTIN – Now that Texas voters have given the state...
Justices mull 1st real look at 2nd Amendment in decades By Mark Sherman, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices have track records that make predicting their rulings on many topics more than a mere guess. Then there is the issue of the Second Amendment and guns,...
Dallas schools look into claims officer called boys 'stupid' 5th-graders accused of pulling alarm put on stage at assembly; principal denies wrongdoing 08:51 PM CST on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 By BLANCA CANTÚ / The Dallas Morning News bcantu@dallasnews.com Dallas Independent...
House approves ban on job bias against gays Senate expected to soon weigh similar measure 11:44 PM CST on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 From Wire Reports WASHINGTON – The House voted Wednesday to extend the nation's employment discrimination protections to gay workers, the first...
Nomination for Immigration Agency Chief Imperiled Following Halloween Costume Incident WASHINGTON — The nomination prospects for Julie Myers to take charge at the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency took a major downturn Wednesday after Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo...
Ron Paul gets relevant in a hurry By: Jonathan Martin Nov 6, 2007 07:15 PM EST In the space of 24 hours, Ron Paul achieved the extraordinary feat of raising over $4 million online in 35,000 separate contributions. And he is still going. As of Tuesday morning, the Republican...