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KATE ZERNIKE The New York Times Addressing a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki of Iraq described his country as the “front line” in the fight against terrorism and vowed to make Iraq an “active player” in the security and stability of...
ERIK ECKHOLM The New York Times After months of fevered lobbying and bitter debate, the Chicago City Council passed a groundbreaking ordinance yesterday requiring “big box” stores, like Wal-Mart and Home Depot, to pay a minimum wage of $10 an hour by 2010, along with at least $3...
ERIC LIPTON The New York Times The nation’s estimated 12 million legal permanent residents would be subject to fingerprinting every time they re-entered the United States, under a plan the Homeland Security Department intends to announce Thursday. The new security checks would...
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Link to video Democratic Rep. Robert Wexler says he was just playing along with the joke when comedian Stephen Colbert prodded him in an interview to say: "I enjoy cocaine because it's a fun thing to do." The Florida congressman who is unchallenged for re-...
There was a large crowd Monday night at the “Trans Texas Corridor” public hearing in Georgetown. That's where citizens overwhelmingly slammed Governor Perry’s vision for a massive network of highways, rail and pipelines extending from Oklahoma to Mexico. "I don't like the...
A 35-year-old career military man from Fort Worth has died in Iraq from enemy fire. The Army has announced the death of Captain Blake H- Russell. The soldier with the 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell in Kentucky was killed Saturday. He was a graduate of Fort Worth'...
A Harris County jury has begun a second day of deliberations in the Houston capital murder retrial of Andrea Yates. They're deliberating whether the Houston woman knew that her admitted drowning of her five children in her family's bathtub in 2001 was wrong. Yates is on trial in...
Mr. Dowd is coming on to discuss his involvement with HotSoup.com. From HotSoup.com: Hotsoup.com is the first online community that joins Opinion Drivers from across the spectrum. The community connects well-known influencers from the worlds of politics, business, entertainment...
From the Consulate web site: Asher Yarden assumed his duties in February 2006 as Consul General of Israel to the Southwest, based in Houston. For the last six years, he served as the Director of the Diplomatic and Civil Law Department in the Legal Division at the Ministry of...