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Salary, Gender and the Social Cost of Haggling By Shankar Vedantam Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, July 30, 2007; Page A07 About 10 years ago, a group of graduate students lodged a complaint with Linda C. Babcock, a professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon University: All...
Fewer See Balance in Court's Decisions Bush Nominees Have Made Panel 'Too Conservative' for Many, Poll Indicates By Robert Barnes and Jon Cohen Washington Post Staff Writers Sunday, July 29, 2007; Page A03 About half of the public thinks the Supreme Court is generally balanced...
Florida Mom Faces Neglect Charges After Thieves Steal Car With Baby Inside Thieves stole her car and her baby, but now one Orlando mother is facing charges in the case. Family members told MyFoxOrlando.com that Whitlene Loussaint had just returned from attending church in the...
Wide disparity exists in sentences for leaving kids to die in hot cars By Allen G. Breed, Associated Press MANASSAS, Va. — Kevin Kelly is a law-abiding citizen who, much distracted, left his beloved 21-month-old daughter in a sweltering van for seven hours. Frances Kelly had...
Man Jailed For Putting Family's Faces On Porn Pics PROVO - A Utah County man will spend six weeks in jail for editing sexually explicit photographs -- to include faces of family and LDS community members. Lance Rushton, 37, was sentenced to spend 45 days in jail for creating the...
Judge strikes down Pa. city's anti-illegal immigration law 05:40 PM CDT on Thursday, July 26, 2007 From Staff and Wire reports A federal judge on Thursday struck down Hazleton, Pa.,’s tough anti-immigration law, ruling unconstitutional a measure that has been copied around the...
House moves to free border agents A GOP measure would prohibit the use of federal money to imprison the 2 men sentenced for shooting a drug smuggler as he fled. By Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer July 27, 2007 WASHINGTON — In a reaction to a case that has inflamed the debate...
Computer for space station sabotaged Wires in the device were cut, maybe at a subcontractor's plant. NASA officials say it wouldn't have caused harm. By Alan Zarembo, Times Staff Writer July 27, 2007 A computer scheduled to be delivered to the International Space Station next...
Pharmacists Sue State Over 'Morning-After Pill' Requirement Friday, July 27, 2007 SEATTLE — Pharmacists have sued Washington state over a new regulation that requires them to sell emergency contraception, also known as the "morning-after pill." In a lawsuit filed in federal...