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By ADAM NAGOURNEY and JEFF ZELENY Published: October 28, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 27 — Senator Barack Obama said he would start confronting Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton more directly and forcefully, saying Friday that she had not been candid in describing her views on...
Four kids ingested cocaine, police say Parents jailed; tots, 4 siblings are removed by CPS By LINDSAY WISE Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle A mother and father are now in a Harris County jail after four of their eight young children tested positive for cocaine, Houston police...
Craddick says trial lawyers backed those who tried to oust him 10:40 PM CDT on Thursday, October 25, 2007 From Wire Reports MIDLAND – Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick says rebel House members who tried to oust him this year are backed by plaintiffs' lawyers who want to repeal...
Do you believe in ghosts? About a third of people do, poll finds Associated Press WASHINGTON — It was bad enough when the TV and lights inexplicably flicked on at night, Misty Conrad says. When her daughter began talking to an unseen girl named Nicole and neighbors said children...
Texas may demand deeper thinking in its public schools Web Posted: 10/26/2007 12:28 AM CDT Melissa Ludwig Express-News Writing research papers with citations, explaining plate tectonics and probing why historians have competing versions of the past. Such high level skills could...
Seeking Savings, Employers Help Smokers Quit By MILT FREUDENHEIM Published: October 26, 2007 Corporate America has made big strides toward the smoke-free workplace. Its next goal: the smoke-free worker. Many businesses are seeking to reduce their medical bills by paying for...
Mexicans Miss Money From Relatives Up North By ELISABETH MALKIN Published: October 26, 2007 EL RODEO, Mexico — For years, millions of Mexican migrants working in the United States have sent money back home to villages like this one, money that allows families to pay medical...
Mom charged after cheerleaders' high-speed stunt to grab beer By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — A woman has been charged with letting her 15-year-old daughter lean out of a school van on a highway to get beer from an sport utility vehicle full of boys, authorities...
House Democrats Set For Vote on New Version Of Children's Health Bill By Jonathan Weisman Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, October 25, 2007; Page A03 Just one week after failing to override President Bush's veto, House Democrats will put a new version of their $35 billion...