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NOAA Scientists Say Arctic Ice Is Melting Faster Than Expected By Doug Struck Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, September 7, 2007; Page A06 The Arctic ice cap is melting faster than scientists had expected and will shrink 40 percent by 2050 in most regions, with grim...
Senators Seek Public Listing of Payments to Doctors By GARDINER HARRIS Published: September 7, 2007 WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 — Makers of drugs and medical devices would be required to report publicly nearly all payments and gifts to doctors under legislation introduced Thursday in...
Concerns Affect D.C. Condom Giveaway Recipients Say Wrappers Faulty By Susan Levine Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, September 5, 2007; Page B01 Tens of thousands of condoms provided free by the District to curb HIV-AIDS have been returned to the health department because...
Craig's About-Face Worries GOP Colleagues Lawmaker Changes His Mind, Plans to Stay in Senate if Guilty Plea in Airport Arrest Is Dropped By Paul Kane and Robert Barnes washingtonpost.com Staff Writer and Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, September 6, 2007; Page A03 Sen...
Austin's largesse faces new scrutiny New policy changes how community events get city money after convention center investigation. By Kate Alexander AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, September 06, 2007 In the past year, Austin has showered its benevolence upon Sen. Gonzalo...
Riderships falls at Cap Metro Agency cites weather, clamp down on disability rides for some of the loss but acknowledges that its 2007 estimates were a 'bit aggressive.' Click-2-Listen By Ben Wear AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, September 06, 2007 Capital Metro, even with...
Chertoff warns meddling 'sanctuary cities' By Audrey Hudson September 6, 2007 Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff yesterday told a House panel that his agency will not tolerate interference by so-called "sanctuary cities" when it comes to hiring illegal aliens. Mr...
Students to see fewer field tests Exams used to fine-tune finals to be reduced after complaints 07:53 AM CDT on Thursday, September 6, 2007 By TERRENCE STUTZ / The Dallas Morning News tstutz@dallasnews.com AUSTIN – In a dramatic shift from recent trends, a quarter million...
Comedian Gets the Hook for Using N-Word MIAMI (AP) - A standup routine by black comedian Eddie Griffin was stopped after he repeatedly used the N-word, a magazine's spokesman said Wednesday. Griffin, who has appeared in movies such as "Undercover Brother" and "Date Movie" and...