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RICHARD ABSHIRE The Dallas Morning News A first-year teacher and coach at Garland's Lakeview Centennial High School was placed on paid leave this week after being accused of improperly videotaping girls competing at a high school wrestling meet in Grand Prairie. The Garland...
Jonathan Weisman and Dan Balz THE WASHINGTON POST Senior House Democrats said yesterday that they will attempt to derail funding for President Bush's proposal to send an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq, setting up what could become the most significant confrontation between the...
Paul Richter LA TIMES U.S. forces will step up their offensive against Iranians and Syrians in Iraq as part of President Bush's new plan for the country, American officials said Wednesday, in a step likely to further inflame Washington's relationship with Tehran. U.S. officials...
REUTERS New York firefighters have been forced to strip their lockers American flags, stickers expressing support for U.S. troops in Iraq and cards commemorating firefighters who died in the September 11, attacks, the firefighters' union said on Wednesday. The Uniformed...
MICHELLE MITTELSTADT Houston Chronicle Texas' border-city mayors will get an opportunity next week to vent their concerns to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff about a controversial plan to fence off vast sections of the U.S.-Mexico border. Though Congress last year...
Dan Morse THE WASHINGTON POST A 2-year-old boy was killed in Charles County over the weekend when the child-size all-terrain vehicle he was operating overturned on him, according to the Charles County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office said the boy was operating a Baja...
Vicki Buffolino KENS 5 Eyewitness News Sex education is a controversial topic. Trying to legislate what young Texas should learn is school is an even more sensitive topic. As it stands now, the state of Texas says sex education can and should be taught to kids as young as fourth...
The tension between "The View" creator Barbara Walters and co-host Rosie O'Donnell, sparked by O'Donnell's feud with Donald Trump, boiled over yesterday morning when the portly comic called Walters "a [bleeping] liar." The fight started around 8:30 a.m. when Walters, back from a...
Michael Abramowitz THE WASHINGTON POST President Bush yesterday began promoting his plan to send more troops to Iraq, bringing more than 30 Republican senators to the White House as part of a major campaign to rally the American people behind another effort to stabilize the...