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DIANNE SOLIS and DAVID McLEMORE The Dallas Morning News The federal raid that shut down the Swift & Co. meatpacking plant Tuesday in Cactus, Texas, left hundreds of families scattered and the future unclear for a town that survives on a mix of illegal immigration and...
Audrey Hudson THE WASHINGTON TIMES American Muslims making a religious pilgrimage to Mecca are being encouraged to file civil rights complaints if they feel discriminated against by airlines. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), citing what it called the "airport...
STEVE McGONIGLE The Dallas Morning News The governor needed a lift to Southern California and the Rose Bowl. Bill Webb, chief lobbyist for the Texas trucking industry, saw a chance to help an important friend. So, the state's largest trucking industry group paid for Gov. Rick...
NEELA BANERJEE The New York Times The senior pastor of a suburban Denver evangelical church resigned Sunday after admitting to having had sexual relations with men. The move apparently came after the pastor was confronted by another minister in his church who had been alerted by...
Janet I. Tu and Lornet Turnbull THE SEATTLE TIMES The holiday trees that went away in the middle of the night are back. Monday night, Port of Seattle staff began putting up the trees they earlier had removed from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The trees had come down...
REUTERS The incoming Democratic chairman of the House intelligence committee could not describe Hezbollah and incorrectly described al-Qaeda's Islamic roots in a recent interview. Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-Tex.), whom incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) named earlier this...
DEBRA NUSSBAUM The New York Times When Heather Buch moved back to the United States from Denmark in 2005, she expected that school time for her son, Torben, would involve more work and less play. But as he attended kindergarten and first grade in Highland Park, she was surprised...
CARLOTTA GALL and ISMAIL KHAN The New York Times Islamic militants are using a recent peace deal with the government to consolidate their hold in northern Pakistan, vastly expanding their training of suicide bombers and other recruits and fortifying alliances with Al Qaeda and...
JAMES GLANZ The New York Times Iraq is failing to spend billions of dollars of oil revenues that have been set aside to rebuild its damaged roads, schools and power stations and to repair refineries and pipelines. Iraqi ministries are spending as little as 15 percent of the 2006...