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GOP Bid On Wages, Estate Tax Is Blocked Democrats Prevent Vote on Senate Bill By Charles Babington Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, August 4, 2006; A01 Senate Democrats blocked a Republican bid to combine a tax cut for the wealthy with a wage increase for the working poor...
Andy Mosher and Griff Witte THE WASHINGTON POST A flailing Iraq reconstruction effort that has been dominated for more than three years by U.S. dollars and companies is being transferred to Iraqis, leaving them the challenge of completing a long list of projects left unfinished...
Colum Lynch THE WASHINGTON POST The European Union's 25 foreign ministers called Tuesday for an immediate cessation of hostilities in southern Lebanon and expressed their "readiness" to serve in a multinational peacekeeping force there once Israel and Hezbollah agree to halt...
Steven Mufson THE WASHINGTON POST The Senate approved yesterday a bill that would open more than 8 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas drilling, but it must be reconciled with a vastly more permissive House measure that would end a 25-year-old moratorium on...
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Undercover investigators entered the United States using fake documents repeatedly this year – including some cases in which Homeland Security Department agents didn't ask for identification. At nine border crossings on the Mexico and Canadian borders,...
TERRENCE STUTZ and HOLLY K. HACKER The Dallas Morning News The ranks of schools earning Texas' top two performance ratings surged this year, but the number of academically unacceptable campuses also jumped – putting those schools on notice for staff shake-ups in a year. More...
With the first day of school less than two weeks away, new teachers to the Austin school district get a little motivational speech today from the head of schools. New teachers to the AISD are attending a week long training seminar at Bowie High School, and today was kicked off...
ASSOCIATED PRESS A man was arrested on charges of practicing medicine without a license after a woman died during a liposuction procedure performed in the basement of a home, authorities said Monday. Luis Carlos Rebeiro, a native of Brazil, was to be arraigned in district court...
JEREMIAH MARQUEZ Associated Press An official police report on Mel Gibson's arrest on drunken driving charges substantiates claims that he made anti-Semitic remarks and threatened a deputy, a law enforcement official said Monday. On Monday, Sheriff's Department officials sent...