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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...
Case against HIV suspect detailed Frisco: 4 exes contracted virus; police unsure if others have it 12:00 AM CDT on Friday, July 27, 2007 By TIARA M. ELLIS / The Dallas Morning News tellis@dallasnews.com At one point last year, Philippe Padieu was dating four women at the same...
Latino Leaders Outraged by Arizona Sherriff's Illegal Immigration Tip Hotline Thursday, July 26, 2007 PHOENIX — Latino leaders and faith-based organizations in the U.S. state of Arizona want a local sheriff to disconnect the hotline he created for people to report information...
Some say schools giving Muslims special treatment By Oren Dorell, USA TODAY Some public schools and universities are granting Muslim requests for prayer times, prayer rooms and ritual foot baths, prompting a debate on whether Islam is being given preferential treatment over...
MU study ties heavy drinking to fake IDs By JACOB LUECKE of the Tribune’s staff Published Wednesday, July 25, 2007 A new study from University of Missouri-Columbia researchers confirms what many college students apparently already know: Fake IDs and heavy drinking go hand in...
Missouri Man Claims He Was Denied Adoption Because of His Weight Wednesday, July 25, 2007 A Missouri man claims he's being discriminated against due to his weight, according to MyFoxKC.com. Gary Stocklaufer said he and his wife, Cynthia, were asked to adopt Gary's cousin's 3-...
U.S. offers way to atone for carbon guilt To offset emissions, individuals can buy vouchers that the Forest Service will use to plant CO2-absorbing trees. By Claudia Lauer, Times Staff Writer July 26, 2007 WASHINGTON — You take public transportation to work, use energy-saving...