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Good Samaritan receives outpouring from community, gets bills paid Wendy Lee was stuck with a $3,000 bill after trying to save a man who was hit by a truck By Isadora Vail AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, July 17, 2007 It turns out that Wendy Lee's attempt to save a dying man...
16 Detainees Transferred From Guantanamo Bahraini Man Who Attempted Suicide Nearly 2 Dozen Times Is Among Those Sent to Saudi Arabia By Josh White Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, July 17, 2007; Page A03 Sixteen detainees were transferred out of the U.S. military detention...
D.C. Wants High Court To Hear Gun Case City Defending Restrictive Law By David Nakamura Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, July 17, 2007; Page A01 The District will ask the Supreme Court to uphold its strict 30-year handgun ban, setting up what legal experts said could be a...
Sexual abuse not just a Catholic problem: Vatican By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Sexual abuse of children is not just a Catholic Church problem and other institutions should take steps to acknowledge and deal with such "wickedness" within their own ranks, the...
LA Cardinal Apologizes to Plaintiffs Leader of Los Angeles Archdiocese Apologizes to Plaintiffs in Clergy Sex Abuse Case The Associated Press By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES Jul 15, 2007 (AP) Cardinal Roger Mahony, leader of the nation's largest Roman...
Police: Man Carrying Marijuana Flags Officer For Ride POSTED: 10:54 pm EDT July 15, 2007 UPDATED: 11:00 pm EDT July 15, 2007 PALM BAY, Fla. -- A 26-year-old man who begged a policeman for a ride ended up in jail Sunday after a pat down search yielded marijuana and a candid...
New Populism Is Spurring Democrats on the Economy By ROBIN TONER Published: July 16, 2007 WASHINGTON, July 15 — On Capitol Hill and on the presidential campaign trail, Democrats are increasingly moving toward a full-throated populist critique of the current economy. Clearly...
A 'Wild West' way of telling baby's sex? By Rita Rubin, USA TODAY Jolene Sodano spent more than $200 to make herself crazy for a big chunk of her third pregnancy. You see, she had two sons, 5 and 3, and desperately wanted a daughter. She was so desperate that she didn't want to...
1 in 12 Full-Time Workers in U.S. Admit Using Drugs in Past Month Monday, July 16, 2007 WASHINGTON — One in 12 full-time workers in the United States acknowledges having used illegal drugs in the past month, the government reports. Most of those who report using illicit drugs...