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California Tries to Ban Smoking in Cars with Kids Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2007 By Gregory Mottola If you have ever sat in traffic on a Los Angeles expressway and smoked cigars to keep you sane, you may have to search for another option, should there be minors in the car...
Overweight kids face widespread stigma NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Overweight children are stigmatized by their peers as early as age 3 and even face bias from their parents and teachers, giving them a quality of life comparable to people with cancer, a new analysis concludes...
Woman Comes Home to Find Burglar Using Her Toilet Friday, July 13, 2007 FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — A woman who stepped out to buy a newspaper Thursday returned home to find that an intruder had made himself comfortable — on her toilet. The man apparently cut a screen and unlocked a...
Mom uses Popsicle after son falls 2 stories Associated Press ARLINGTON — A 24-year-old woman who put a Popsicle on the head of her toddler son and returned him to bed after he fell from the second floor of her apartment has been arrested, police said. The child died. Ebony...
TEA: Teacher leaked part of TAKS test Amarillo educator says he wanted to help school, contends others do the same 11:13 AM CDT on Friday, July 13, 2007 By JOSHUA BENTON / The Dallas Morning News jbenton@dallasnews.com An Amarillo teacher leaked a portion of this spring's TAKS...
Teen Sexual Activity and Birthrates Decline Report Also Shows Rise in Number of Children Born to Single Women in Their 20s By Marc Kaufman Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, July 13, 2007; Page A02 Teen birthrates continued their 15-year decline in 2005 as adolescents...
Nobel winner apologizes for Bush comment Irish peace activist's speech at Dallas event gets standing ovation 08:22 AM CDT on Friday, July 13, 2007 By JAMES HOHMANN / The Dallas Morning News Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams apologized Thursday for saying she could kill...
Plan B Use Surges, And So Does Controversy By Rob Stein Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, July 13, 2007; Page A01 The popularity of the morning-after pill Plan B has surged in the year since the federal government approved the sale of the controversial emergency contraceptive...
Opposition to War Grows in the Senate But None of the 4 Proposals to Withdraw Troops From Iraq Has Enough Support for Passage By Shailagh Murray and Jonathan Weisman Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, July 12, 2007; Page A05 A bipartisan consensus to dramatically alter the...