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House Democrats Set For Vote on New Version Of Children's Health Bill By Jonathan Weisman Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, October 25, 2007; Page A03 Just one week after failing to override President Bush's veto, House Democrats will put a new version of their $35 billion...
Bus Driver Blames Students For Her Failed Drug Test She is up for dismissal for smoking marijuana By 970 WFLA Thursday, October 25, 2007 BRADENTON, Fla. (970 WFLA) - A Bradenton bus driver might be losing her job for failing a urine test, which showed that she had smoked...
Pit bulls kill miniature horse given to cancer-stricken child 12:43 PM CDT on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 Associated Press AMARILLO, Texas – A miniature horse given to a boy with brain cancer by the Make-A-Wish Foundation was killed by a pair of pit bulls who were found roaming...
RUBBER ROMEOS WANTED By TODD VENEZIA October 24, 2007 -- It may well be the hardest job around - but applicants are expected to be excited, motivated and straight shooters. Condom-maker Durex wants men - and women - to become test pilots in their bedroom brigade, putting...
Disciplinary campus numbers criticized By TERRY WEBSTER Star-Telegram Staff Writer The first-graders' actions were so violent or bizarre that officials removed the students to a disciplinary school campus in the Arlington district. Smearing feces on the walls and on another...
McCain says he wants to shoot Osama ROCHESTER, N.H. -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain told workers of small weapons factory that he not only wants to catch Osama Bin Laden if elected, but said he "will shoot him with your products". "I will follow Osama Bin Laden...
Rep. Stark apologizes over troop comment Times Staff Writer October 24, 2007 WASHINGTON -- Rep. Pete Stark apologized Tuesday for saying last week that the White House was sending young Americans to Iraq "to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement." Stark's...
Miss England Told to 'Fatten Up' to Win Miss World Title Twenty-year-old Miss England, Georgia Horsley, has a figure many women envy. But the size-eight model, originally from North Yorks, England, has been told to “fatten up” if she wants a shot at winning the Miss World...
By Patrick Rucker Tue Oct 23, 5:03 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. bankruptcy judges could erase billions of dollars in mortgage debt for troubled homeowners under legislation to be debated on Wednesday. The proposal, backed by consumer groups but opposed by the lending...