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Clinton Wants Pre-K for All 4-Year-Olds The Associated Press Monday, May 21, 2007; 8:27 AM WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is proposing a $10 billion federal program aimed at providing voluntary pre-kindergarten for all 4-year-old children...
No Easy Path to Immigration Reform Senate's Comprehensive Proposal Raises Concerns About Implementation By Spencer S. Hsu Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, May 20, 2007; Page A08 In vowing not to repeat the mistakes of the country's 1986 amnesty, Homeland Security Secretary...
Round Rock, McNeil, Stony Point high schools approve graduation prayer Invocations would be nonsectarian. By Bob Banta AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Monday, May 21, 2007 ROUND ROCK — Seniors at three of the Round Rock school district's four high schools voted to have an invocation at...
Consequences of TAKS Web Posted: 05/21/2007 12:24 AM CDT Anastasia Ustinova Express-News With graduation ceremonies around the corner, area school districts are under pressure from parents to let high school seniors who failed the required exit exam walk across the stage anyway...
The President's appointment of General Lute to oversee the war is a major topic of discussion among the military officers here at the Air War College. They are perplexed and in some cases critical of the appointment. The criticism is not directed at General Lute, but rather it...
Man indicted after daughter burned in microwave © 2007 The Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas — A man accused of burning his 2-month-old daughter by placing her in a microwave oven has been indicted on a charge of felony injury to a child. Joshua Royce Mauldin, 19, of Warren, Ark...
Hispanics still atop minority numbers Web Posted: 05/16/2007 11:11 PM CDT Guillermo Contreras Express-News Hispanics continued their dominance as the largest minority in this country, contributing to a growth spurt that has given the United States more people of color than ever...
Immigration Burden or Boom for Tax Rolls? By ERIC HORNG May 16, 2007 Overcrowded classrooms and emergency rooms. Overwhelmed police and fire departments. Bankrupt Social Security, Medicare and welfare programs. Skyrocketing taxes. It's a gloomy scenario that some say could...
White House backs off alien safeguards By Stephen Dinan THE WASHINGTON TIMES May 17, 2007 The Bush administration, trying to win an immigration agreement with Democrats, is backing away from safeguards designed to target businesses that hire illegal aliens and to prevent a...