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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...
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...
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...