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Sharon Jayson USA TODAY Advertising and media images that encourage girls to focus on looks and sexuality are harmful to their emotional and physical health, a new report by the American Psychological Association says. The report, released Monday, analyzed some 300 studies over...
Brad Knickerbocker The Christian Science Monitor As Congress begins to tackle the causes and cures of global warming, the action focuses on gas-guzzling vehicles and coal-fired power plants, not on lowly bovines. Yet livestock are a major emitter of greenhouse gases that cause...
JENNIFER RADCLIFFE Houston Chronicle Imagine this: A handful of Youngblood Intermediate students are actually going to miss getting called into the principal's office every morning. After all, that's where these children spent countless mornings in tutorials, sharpening their...
EMILY RAMSHAW The Dallas Morning News Advocates of mandatory HPV vaccines for Texas schoolgirls rest their case on sound science – medical evidence that a few shots could nearly eradicate the sexually transmitted disease and the cancer it can cause. Their opponents, who fear...
AN FROSCH The New York Times The car wreck on Nov. 11 was as gruesome as any New Mexico had ever seen. The authorities said Dana Papst’s pickup truck, driving on the wrong side of a highway just north of Santa Fe, plowed headlong into a minivan. The crash killed five of six...
Jim Wolf REUTERS U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the early front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, has called for a 90-day deadline to start pulling American troops from Iraq. Clinton, the wife of former President Bill Clinton, has been criticized by some...
Ralph Thomas THE SEATTLE TIMES Scott Adams figured he was saving about $20 per carton the past few years by ordering his cigarettes online and by phone from out-of-state tobacco dealers. Those savings are proving mighty costly now. The state claims Adams owes nearly $8,000 in...
Louis Chude-Sokei THE LA TIMES Although not quite able to pass for white, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has been able to pass for African American. He is biracial, but not white; black, but not African American; American but not African. What has entranced the country more than his...
Jerry Seper THE WASHINGTON TIMES An illegal alien got a "get out of jail free card" plus U.S. legal documents and monetary compensation from federal prosecutors in exchange for his testimony against a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of using excessive force during an arrest...