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U.S. Arms Plan for Mideast Aims to Counter Iranian Power By MARK MAZZETTI and HELENE COOPER Published: July 31, 2007 WASHINGTON, July 30 — The Bush administration said Monday that its plan to provide billions of dollars in advanced weapons to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel over...
Prankster Dentist Wins in Court By DAVID AMMONS, Associated Press Writer Friday, July 27, 2007 Olympia, Wash. (AP) -- An oral surgeon who temporarily implanted fake boar tusks in his assistant's mouth as a practical joke and got sued for it has gotten the state's high court to...
Certain Degrees Now Cost More at Public Universities By JONATHAN D. GLATER Published: July 29, 2007 Should an undergraduate studying business pay more than one studying psychology? Should a journalism degree cost more than one in literature? More and more public universities,...
Censorship cited in hate crimes debate By ANNA M. TINSLEY Star-Telegram staff writer FORT WORTH -- When the Rev. Carl Pointer prepares a sermon, he sets out to share what he feels in his heart, mind and soul. The last thing he wants is for the federal government to tell him what...
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...
Tennessee Bans Prison Visitors From Wearing G-Strings, Sexy Lingerie Add G-strings and push-up bras to the list of prison contraband. The Tennessee Department of Correction will ban visitors from wearing thong underwear and bust-enhancing "water brassieres" when a revised set of...