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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...
Fundraising hints at another run for Perry Despite narrow window, governor took in $881,000 as June ended By R.G. RATCLIFFE and CLAY ROBISON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry, who has not ruled out another run for governor in 2010, raised $...
McCain vows to fight on By: Roger Simon Jul 16, 2007 06:46 PM EST In his first national interview since the near-collapse of his presidential campaign, John McCain promised Monday to stay in the race at least until the first caucuses and primaries are over in the early part of...
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...
Retailer Wal-Mart gets religious — toys, that is By Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY Wal-Mart (WMT) is about to bring religion to the toy aisle. Early next month, 425 Wal-Mart stores nationwide will begin carrying faith-based toys from One2believe that target parents who would rather...
Casinos Boom in Katrina’s Wake as Cash Pours In By GARY RIVLIN Published: July 16, 2007 BILOXI, Miss. — This seaside gambling resort along a stretch of the Gulf Coast, sometimes called the “redneck Riviera,” has 40 percent fewer hotel rooms and only two-thirds as many slot...
U.S. General in Iraq Speaks Strongly Against Troop Pullout By JOHN F. BURNS Published: July 16, 2007 BAGHDAD, July 15 — An American general directing a major part of the offensive aimed at securing Baghdad said Sunday that it would take until next spring for the operation to...
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...