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Karen DeYoung THE WASHINGTON POST The war in Iraq has become a primary recruitment vehicle for violent Islamic extremists, motivating a new generation of potential terrorists around the world whose numbers may be increasing faster than the United States and its allies can reduce...
ASSOCIATED PRESS In a combative interview on Fox News Sunday, former President Clinton defended his handling of the threat posed by Osama bin Laden, saying he tried to have bin Laden killed and was attacked for his efforts by the same people who now criticize him for not doing...
JAMES PINKERTON Houston Chronicle First it was a trickle, now it's a flood. Rising numbers of undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America are streaming into Texas to give birth, straining hospitals and costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, health...
MELANIE ASMAR Concord Monitor A furor over what Concord High School administrators call an "overtly sexual" style of dancing at school dances has split the school community: There are those who defend the students'right to dance however they want and those who believe the moves...
ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press writer Teen drug users know better than to cross paths with police officers walking the beat or school principals roaming the hallways. Now there's a new enemy in the generational war on drugs: drug testing-parents. The explosion of Internet...
More and more couples are turning to an embryo-screening technique that allows them to choose the genetic makeup of their children, according to a survey released yesterday in the online edition of the journal Fertility and Sterility. Some use the test so they can give birth to...
Kinky Friedman's use of a racial slur in his outrage-humor stage show in 1980 caused a firestorm Thursday in the governor's race as critics said the satirist too frequently engages in racially charged comments. The controversy has been smoldering for two weeks, ever since...
Cap Metro's plan for rapid buses hits a snag Two board members question high cost, development potential of $1 million buses. By Ben Wear AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Wednesday, September 20, 2006 All Systems Go? Not so fast. Capital Metro, in its 2004 campaign to authorize a...
Commissioners approve weight-loss surgery They say it could head off other, costlier procedures for employees By Marty Toohey AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Wednesday, September 20, 2006 A split Travis County Commissioners Court decided Tuesday to pay for weight-loss surgery for a...