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FEMA to Let Katrina Victims Move From Trailers Into Hotels By Spencer S. Hsu Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, September 5, 2007; Page A08 The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced yesterday that it will allow 60,000 families displaced by Hurricane Katrina and now...
First-born kids become CEO material First-Borns Are Smarter Than Siblings and More Likely to Succeed in Business By Del Jones, USA TODAY September 3, 2007 9:23:39 AM PDT Scientists have found that first-born children are smarter than their brothers and sisters. It appears they...
TIPTON, Iowa - — Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards said on Sunday that his universal health care proposal would require that Americans go to the doctor for preventive care. "It requires that everybody be covered. It requires that everybody get preventive care," he...
President Bush basically ignored the subprime crisis while it was incubating. Last week, though, he unveiled a proposed fix -- and not a moment too soon. A month from now, $50 billion worth of adjustable rate mortgages will "reset" from the low interest rates at which they...
Sant S. Chatwal, an Indian American businessman, has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaigns, even as he battled governments on two continents to escape bankruptcy and millions of dollars in tax liens. The founder of the Bombay...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration can proceed with a plan to open the U.S. border to long haul Mexican trucks as early as next week after an appeals court rejected a bid by labor, consumer and environmental interests to block the initiative. ADVERTISEMENT The 9th...
NEW YORK (Aug. 30) - The housing boom may have ended, but even at its peak, it left legions of low-income, working families worse off in its wake. According to a new study from the Center for Housing Policy, an affiliation of the National Housing Conference, the percentage of...
AUSTIN — State Trooper Todd Dylan Holmes was just 29 when he died in the line of duty. He wasn't killed in a shootout or scuffling with a suspect. Instead, his patrol car was struck broadside by an 18-wheeler when he tried to cross a highway to pursue another vehicle in East...
Judge: Former astronaut can remove monitoring bracelet 06:21 PM CDT on Thursday, August 30, 2007 ORLANDO, Fla. - Former astronaut Lisa Nowak can remove an electronic monitoring bracelet from her ankle while she awaits trial on charges she attacked a romantic rival, a judge ruled...