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Melissa Ludwig SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS The Texas Federation of Teachers, an educators union with 51,000 members, is pushing for an overhaul of state-mandated accountability testing, calling the seemingly endless stream of benchmark and high-stakes exams in public schools "...
EDUARDO PORTER and MICHELLE O’DONNELL Once, virtually all Americans had married by their mid-40’s. Now, many American men without college degrees find themselves still single as they approach middle age. About 18 percent of men ages 40 to 44 with less than four years of college...
15 States Expand Right to Shoot in Self-Defense By ADAM LIPTAK In the last year, 15 states have enacted laws that expand the right of self-defense, allowing crime victims to use deadly force in situations that might formerly have subjected them to prosecution for murder...
Women Violated by Video Voyeur Seek Justice California Man Served 120 Days in Jail After Secretly Watching Women for Years Aug. 3, 2006 — - Yvonne Goodwin, a 35-year-old mother of two in Huntington Beach, Calif., no longer feels safe in her own home. That's because she...
GOP Bid On Wages, Estate Tax Is Blocked Democrats Prevent Vote on Senate Bill By Charles Babington Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, August 4, 2006; A01 Senate Democrats blocked a Republican bid to combine a tax cut for the wealthy with a wage increase for the working poor...
THE CONFLICT IN IRAQ Generals Give Grim Report on Iraqi Strife Top U.S. commanders tell senators that a troop reduction this year is unlikely and that civil war is now possible if violence is not stemmed. By Julian E. Barnes Times Staff Writer August 4, 2006 WASHINGTON — Two top...
Muslims press U.N. for truce in Lebanon By SEAN YOONG, Associated Press Writer Thu Aug 3, 6:13 AM ET The Islamic world's largest organization of countries demanded on Thursday that the U.N. implement an immediate cease-fire in Lebanon and investigate what it called flagrant...
Andy Mosher and Griff Witte THE WASHINGTON POST A flailing Iraq reconstruction effort that has been dominated for more than three years by U.S. dollars and companies is being transferred to Iraqis, leaving them the challenge of completing a long list of projects left unfinished...