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Obama Offers Universal Health Care Plan By MIKE GLOVER, Associated Press Writer 5:06 AM PDT, May 29, 2007 IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Seeking to add heft to his presidential bid, Democrat Barack Obama is offering a sweeping plan that would provide every citizen a means to have health...
By Rob Stein THE WASHINGTON POST Sunday, May 27, 2007 WASHINGTON — The federal government is undertaking the most ambitious set of studies ever mounted under a controversial arrangement that allows researchers to conduct some kinds of medical experiments without first getting...
By Laylan Copelin, Jason Embry AMERICAN-STATESMAN Monday, May 28, 2007 Dozens of lawmakers shut down the Texas House shortly after midnight by walking out after a member tried to take a roll call vote on Speaker Tom Craddick's leadership. Rep. Pat Haggerty, R-El Paso, stunned...
Environmentalists Classified as Terrorists, Get Stiff Sentences. By RUSSELL GOLDMAN May 25, 2007 The first two members of a radical environmental group who admitted to setting a series of fires aimed at saving animals, were sentenced Thursday to 12 to 16 years in federal prison...
N.C. judge OKs witness oaths using Quran RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Witnesses and jurors being sworn in at state courthouses can take their oath using any religious text, not just the Bible, a judge ruled Thursday. Judge Paul Ridgeway said both common law and state Supreme Court...
Wannabe freshman outwits Stanford John Coté, Jill Tucker, Chronicle Staff Writers Friday, May 25, 2007 A young woman from Orange County posed as a Stanford University freshman for months, living in two different dormitories with unsuspecting roommates until staff members...
Mother gets 10 years in fatal crash Her month-old son was killed in drunken-driving wreck. By Steven Kreytak AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, May 25, 2007 The court hearing played out against the sobs, the wails and the moans of Susan Roten, a 31-year-old woman who last year...
FW students protest TAKS decision 03:25 PM CDT on Thursday, May 24, 2007 By DARLA MILES / WFAA-TV FORT WORTH — Students who had been planning to walk across the stage at graduation ceremonies this weekend were instead walking a picket line Thursday morning. The Trimble Tech High...
Alleged Babysitter Molester Says He Is Innocent Because He Was Sleepwalking Thursday, May 24, 2007 PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia man accused of sexual battery says he has no recollection of assaulting the family babysitter because he was sleepwalking. The babysitter said she...