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Sudarsan Raghavan and Thomas E. Ricks WASHINGTON POST Shayna Silverstein and her friends jumped into expensive taxis and sped from Beirut to Damascus, preferring to dodge bombs and bribe border officials rather than wait for the U.S. government to evacuate them. Ann Ainslay...
Robin Wright and Colum Lynch THE WASHINGTON POST The United States faces growing tensions with allies over its support of Israel's military campaign to cripple Hezbollah, amid calls for a cease-fire to help with the mounting humanitarian crisis. European allies are particularly...
Janet Hook LA TIMES President Bush, defying a bipartisan majority in Congress and a strong current in public opinion, exercised the first veto of his presidency Wednesday by blocking an expansion of federal support for embryonic stem cell research that he considered immoral...
Julie Appleby USA TODAY A federal judge Wednesday overturned a Maryland law aimed at Wal-Mart (WMT) that would have required the nation's largest retailer to spend more on health care for its workers. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Frederick Motz will be appealed, says a...
By Katie Humphrey AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF The Williamson County sheriff's office, which has refused to identify the deputies who shot and killed a suspect more than a month ago, filed a state-required report of the incident a day late, with only a three-line explanation of the...
HAMZA HENDAWI and ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writers A cruise ship sailed into Beirut late Tuesday, delayed by an Israeli naval blockade amid fierce criticism that the U.S. effort to evacuate 25,000 Americans fleeing Mideast fighting had lagged behind Europe's. The commander...
HELENE COOPER and STEVEN ERLANGER THE NEY YORK TIMES The outlines of an American-Israeli consensus began to emerge on Tuesday in which Israel would continue to bombard Lebanon for about another week to degrade the capabilities of the Hezbollah militia, officials of the two...
By MARK MAZZETTI and THOM SHANKER The New York Times The power and sophistication of the missile and rocket arsenal that Hezbollah has used in recent days has caught the United States and Israel off guard, and officials in both countries are just now learning the extent to which...
Bush's unexpected squeeze of the German chancellor has the Internet howling - Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer Wednesday, July 19, 2006 Bush Gives Merkel a Massage It's not exactly "Presidents Gone Wild!" but for the normally staid Group of Eight Summit, a video of...