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KATE ZERNIKE The New York Times Addressing a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki of Iraq described his country as the “front line” in the fight against terrorism and vowed to make Iraq an “active player” in the security and stability of...
ERIK ECKHOLM The New York Times After months of fevered lobbying and bitter debate, the Chicago City Council passed a groundbreaking ordinance yesterday requiring “big box” stores, like Wal-Mart and Home Depot, to pay a minimum wage of $10 an hour by 2010, along with at least $3...
ERIC LIPTON The New York Times The nation’s estimated 12 million legal permanent residents would be subject to fingerprinting every time they re-entered the United States, under a plan the Homeland Security Department intends to announce Thursday. The new security checks would...
A Harris County jury has begun a second day of deliberations in the Houston capital murder retrial of Andrea Yates. They're deliberating whether the Houston woman knew that her admitted drowning of her five children in her family's bathtub in 2001 was wrong. Yates is on trial in...
Mr. Dowd is coming on to discuss his involvement with HotSoup.com. From HotSoup.com: Hotsoup.com is the first online community that joins Opinion Drivers from across the spectrum. The community connects well-known influencers from the worlds of politics, business, entertainment...
From the Consulate web site: Asher Yarden assumed his duties in February 2006 as Consul General of Israel to the Southwest, based in Houston. For the last six years, he served as the Director of the Diplomatic and Civil Law Department in the Legal Division at the Ministry of...
Robin Wright and Scott Wilson THE WASHINGTON POST On an unannounced trip to ravaged Beirut, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice outlined a plan Monday to deploy an international force, possibly led by NATO, in a buffer zone just inside Lebanon for 60 to 90 days, after which it...
Ben Wear AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN Some Austin City Council members want to join a growing number of other Texas cities in using cameras to catch red-light runners. Council Members Jennifer Kim, Lee Leffingwell and Mike Martinez are seeking a vote Thursday that would ask City...
JOHN W. GONZALEZ Houston Chronicle The California-based Minuteman Project, which strongly opposes illegal immigration, has targeted Texas for a two-month border watch operation, officials said Monday. The group and its affiliate, Texas Minutemen, will muster members and...