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Hutchison moves to block toll plan Senate approves provision to delay interstate change By MICHELLE MITTELSTADT Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Texas would be barred from turning existing interstate highways into toll roads by a provision in a...
Fifth-Graders Mistakenly Shown Part of Porn Movie Thursday, September 13, 2007 GLENN DALE, Md. — Some fifth-graders at Glenn Dale Elementary School in Prince George's County thought they were going to watch "Star Wars" on DVD, but instead, they got a glimpse of a pornographic...
She's spent £226k on plastic surgery but 'I still can't get a Hollywood part', says Demi By LUCRETIA MUNRO Last updated at 11:17am on 13th September 2007 She once spent more than £220,000 on a head-to-toe surgical makeover to make herself look younger. But four years later - and...
Democrats Push Toward Middle On Iraq Policy By Jonathan Weisman and Shailagh Murray Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, September 13, 2007; Page A01 Democratic leaders in Congress have decided to shift course and pursue modest bipartisan measures to alter U.S. military...
ICE: Tab to remove illegal residents would approach $100 billion WASHINGTON (CNN) -- It would cost at least $94 billion to find, detain and remove all 12 million people believed to be staying illegally in the United States, the federal government estimated Wednesday. Julie Myers...
Boy leads protest over deported mother By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - An 8-year-old boy whose mother was deported to Mexico led a chanting crowd of about 150 pro-immigration activists through the halls of Congress on Wednesday. Capitol Police arrested two...
Workers sue U.S. over raids Legal employees at Swift say rights violated 12:00 AM CDT on Thursday, September 13, 2007 By DIANNE SOLÍS / The Dallas Morning News dsolis@dallasnews.com Workers at Swift & Co. plants have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland...
'60s Figure Says He Financed Donor Hsu Woodstock Creator Tells DA That Funds Have Gone Missing A $40 Million Shortfall By IANTHE JEANNE DUGAN and BRODY MULLINS September 12, 2007; Page A1 Where did Norman Hsu get his money? That has been one of the big questions hanging over the...
Campaigns feel the effects of Hsu case Clinton and Edwards plan to conduct criminal background checks on major donors. And more money will be returned. By Dan Morain and Tom Hamburger, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers September 12, 2007 WASHINGTON — The thorny question of tainted...