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The Real Iraq We Knew By 12 former Army captains Tuesday, October 16, 2007; 12:00 AM Today marks five years since the authorization of military force in Iraq, setting Operation Iraqi Freedom in motion. Five years on, the Iraq war is as undermanned and under-resourced as it was...
A safer way to get an honest day's work Web Posted: 10/14/2007 11:57 PM CDT Hernán Rozemberg Express-News AUSTIN — Ronnie Miranda's tenure as a day laborer in San Antonio was a disaster. He wandered downtown streets for two months without getting picked up by employers looking...
Al-Qaeda In Iraq Reported Crippled Many Officials, However, Warn Of Its Resilience By Thomas E. Ricks and Karen DeYoung Washington Post Staff Writers Monday, October 15, 2007; Page A01 The U.S. military believes it has dealt devastating and perhaps irreversible blows to al-Qaeda...
That's it, time to start looting! LONDON (Reuters) -- An asteroid is on a collision course with the earth and you have one hour left to live. What would you do in your last 60 minutes? Not surprisingly, the majority of Britons questioned in a survey -- 54 percent -- said they...
Three UT students found safe after 11-hour search inside cave By Andrea Lorenz, Corrie MacLaggan AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Monday, October 15, 2007 Three University of Texas students who had been missing underground for hours were found safe Sunday afternoon inside Airman's Cave...
Survey finds dissatisfaction among professors over collegiate athletics Report will be considered at meeting today of Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics By Bob Dart WASHINGTON BUREAU Monday, October 15, 2007 WASHINGTON — Three out of four professors at big-time...
Fake Rangers Take Urine Samples From Boys Police: Men Told Boys To Take Drug Test INDIANAPOLIS -- Authorities in Indianapolis have intensified the search for two men who forced six boys to give urine samples in a park. The incident happened at Chapel Hill Park on the city's west...
Better Numbers The evidence of a drop in violence in Iraq is becoming hard to dispute. Sunday, October 14, 2007; Page B06 NEWS COVERAGE and debate about Iraq during the past couple of weeks have centered on the alleged abuses of private security firms like Blackwater USA...
'HORMONE' GUY'S NEW SEX CLAIM By SUSAN EDELMAN October 14, 2007 -- A junior trader suing one of the world's biggest hedge funds, claiming a boss forced him to take female hormones, also says he was the victim of a sexual assault at work, sources told The Post. Andrew Tong has...