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N.C. judge OKs witness oaths using Quran RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Witnesses and jurors being sworn in at state courthouses can take their oath using any religious text, not just the Bible, a judge ruled Thursday. Judge Paul Ridgeway said both common law and state Supreme Court...
New York’s Schools for Pregnant Girls Will Close A “quilting project” and instruction in breast-feeding were on the agenda of the Harlem school this week. By JULIE BOSMAN Published: May 24, 2007 A dozen girls, some perched awkwardly with their pregnant bellies flush against the...
Study Finds Hurricanes Frequent in Some Cooler Periods By ANDREW C. REVKIN Published: May 24, 2007 Over the last 5,000 years, the eastern Caribbean has experienced several periods, lasting centuries, in which strong hurricanes occurred frequently even though ocean temperatures...
Dallas gets tough with panhandlers 03:19 PM CDT on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 By DAVE LEVINTHAL / The Dallas Morning News dlevinthal@dallasnews.com Dallas’ anti-panhandling ordinance is now stricter than ever, as the City Council on Wednesday morning added several new provisions to...
Senate OKs cancer measure Legislature: Deadline for proposal drawing near as it returns to House 08:03 AM CDT on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 By CHRISTY HOPPE / The Dallas Morning News choppe@dallasnews.com AUSTIN – Texas moved a step closer to kick-starting one of the largest...
Senate OKs bill for school Bible classes But the measure's wording is causing confusion over whether elective must be offered By GARY SCHARRER Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — The Senate easily passed and sent to the governor a bill Wednesday to teach...
In the Democratic Congress, Pork Still Gets Served 'Phonemarking' Is Among Ways Around Appropriations Process By John Solomon and Jeffrey H. Birnbaum Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, May 24, 2007; Page A01 When the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives...
Tipping-Point Shock Confounding the Experts, A Poll Finds Prices Must Go Way Higher to Alter Driving By Steven Mufson and Jon Cohen Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, May 24, 2007; Page D01 Even with high gas prices causing financial hardship for many Americans, most...
House votes to make energy price-gouging illegal By Barbara Hagenbaugh, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday that would give the government the power to impose millions of dollars in fines and jail time on people seen as gouging...