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Marijuana plants discovered close to Dallas DEA offices 12:00 AM CDT on Friday, July 13, 2007 By JASON TRAHAN / The Dallas Morning News jtrahan@dallasnews.com The Drug Enforcement Administration looks far and wide for dope. But Dallas agents found it in their back yard. A...
Video Game Criticizes Immigration System In 'ICED! I Can End Deportation,' Players Run From Immigration Officials By LEE FERRAN July 12, 2007 Whether it's storming the beach at Normandy, slugging a heavyweight champ or stealing cars in San Andreas, video game developers have...
Judge utters expletive in court exchange BY SHARON COOLIDGE | SCOOLIDGE@ENQUIRER.COM A Hamilton County Municipal Court judge told an angry defendant “F--- you,” an almost unheard of breach of courtroom etiquette. Judge Ted Berry was responding to the same phrase that was uttered...
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...
McCain Call Raises an Ethics Question By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and MICHAEL COOPER Published: July 12, 2007 WASHINGTON, July 11 — About 3 p.m. Tuesday, Senator John McCain ducked off the Senate floor, entered the Republican cloakroom and took out his mobile phone. Just hours after...
Bogus company gets radioactives license By H. JOSEF HEBERT, Associated Press Writer Wed Jul 11, 7:42 PM ET WASHINGTON - Congressional investigators set up a bogus company with only a postal box and within a month obtained a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that...
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...
U.S. Military Calls Al-Qaeda in Iraq 'Principal Threat' By Sudarsan Raghavan Washington Post Foreign Service Thursday, July 12, 2007; Page A19 BAGHDAD, July 11 -- U.S. military officials on Wednesday said they expected the Sunni insurgent group al-Qaeda in Iraq to "lash out and...