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WASHINGTON — Republicans blasted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's comments that the Iraq war is 'lost,' saying it sends the wrong message to U.S. troops fighting in Iraq. "What a terrible message for our troops fighting this very minute," Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, said on...
John McCain Tells Critics to 'Get a Life' Over His Joke About Bombing Iran Friday, April 20, 2007 LAS VEGAS — The liberal group MoveOn.org is launching an ad against Republican John McCain and his joke about bombing Iran, arguing that the nation "can't afford another reckless...
Student barred from CU campus By Bianca Prieto, Rocky Mountain News April 19, 2007 BOULDER - A University of Colorado student charged with making threatening statements during a class discussion of the mass killings at Virginia Tech was ordered Wednesday not to return to campus...
In love, timing is everything, right? Some say Fort Bend teacher's was off when she left class to pursue Bachelor By ERIC HANSON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle SUGAR LAND — When fourth-grade teacher Amber Alchalabi explained earlier this year that she would be absent for a...
Former Houstonian pleads guilty to training with al-Qaida Daniel Joseph Maldonado accepts federal deal to avoid more indictments By CINDY GEORGE Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Former Houston resident Daniel Joseph Maldonado pleaded guilty Thursday to participating in an al-...
Dad Makes Sign Wear Sign for Using Drugs Thursday, April 19, 2007 (04-19) 13:40 PDT Knoxville, Tenn. (AP) -- A father says he wasn't trying to shame his 14-year-old son when he made the boy wear a large sandwich-board sign saying, "I abused and sold drugs." "I'm not out here...
Woman Registers a .47 on Breath Tester Thursday, April 19, 2007 (04-19) 10:41 PDT Redmond, Wash. (AP) -- A woman arrested following two car crashes last week registered a .47 blood-alcohol content on a breath test — nearly six times the legal intoxication threshold and possibly...
Senate OKs raising smoking age to 19 Proposal meant to keep teens from lighting up needs House support By PEGGY FIKAC Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — You're old enough to vote and serve your country at 18, but you'd have to wait a year to buy cigarettes...
Lawmakers revisit tuition discounts for illegal immigrants Opponents say people who break the law shouldn't get tuition break. By Juan Castillo AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, April 20, 2007 Julieta graduated with honors from Anderson High School, overcoming limited English...