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By JANET ELLIOTT and CLAY ROBISON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — A lawmaker abandoned his effort to preserve some Confederate statues after a riveting, and sometimes heated, debate that veered into slavery, civil rights and terrorist groups. "I apologize...
Mar 21 09:07 PM US/Eastern By DANIELA FLORES Associated Press Writer TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Jason Pellegrino (an 8.2 on the attractiveness scale) says the problem with Internet dating services is not enough really hot-looking people. So he and a business partner have created...
By SAMUEL MAULL NEW YORK Mar 21, 2007 (AP)— A couple can proceed with a lawsuit against a fertility clinic they filed after the wife gave birth to a daughter whose skin they thought was too dark to be their child, a judge has ruled. Thomas and Nancy Andrews, of Commack, N.Y.,...
By Robert Salladay, Times Staff Writer March 21, 2007 SACRAMENTO — After repeatedly being asked about his conservative critics, including talk show host Rush Limbaugh, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger dropped his diplomatic veneer Tuesday and declared their views irrelevant to his...
By Richard Marosi, Times Staff Writer March 21, 2007 SASABE, MEXICO — The dusty Grand Central Station of illegal journeys into the United States lies on the fringes of this village near the Arizona border, in a junkyard littered with demolished cars. Migrants wearing backpacks...
By ROBERT PEAR Published: March 21, 2007 WASHINGTON, March 20 — In a reversal, the Bush administration said Tuesday that babies born in the United States to illegal immigrants with low incomes could automatically qualify for one year of Medicaid coverage, just as babies born to...
By R.G. RATCLIFFE Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry's staff knew as early as June 2005 that two administrators at a Texas Youth Commission facility were not being prosecuted on allegations of sexually abusing youths in their custody,...
By POLLY ROSS HUGHES Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — A Senate panel on Tuesday approved a bill, fiercely opposed by businesses, that gives workers the right to lock concealed handguns in their cars, even if the parking lot is owned by their employer...
By Ethan Smith In a dramatic acceleration of the seven-year sales decline that has battered the music industry, compact-disc sales for the first three months of this year plunged 20% from a year earlier, the latest sign of the seismic shift in the way consumers acquire music...