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Wal-Mart Plans to Test Online Films By BRAD STONE Published: November 29, 2006 The decade-old DVD moved two small steps closer yesterday to technology’s endangered-species list. Wal-Mart, the country’s largest seller of movies, announced that next year it will begin testing a...
Judge: Make Bills Recognizable to Blind Nov 28 6:10 PM US/Eastern By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer The government discriminates against blind people by printing money that all looks and feels the same, a federal judge said Tuesday in a ruling that could change the face of...
Violent video game effects linger in brain: study Teens who play violent video games show increased activity in areas of the brain linked to emotional arousal and decreased responses in regions that govern self-control, a study released on Tuesday found. The study used...
Kids fail TAKS, still pass 01:31 AM CST on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 By JOSHUA BENTON / The Dallas Morning News For fifth-graders having trouble with the TAKS test, everything comes down to a familiar factor: Location, location, location. Texas' law against social promotion...
Hezbollah Said to Help Shiite Army in Iraq A senior American intelligence official said Monday that the Iranian-backed group Hezbollah had been training members of the Mahdi Army, the Iraqi Shiite militia led by Moktada al-Sadr. The official said that 1,000 to 2,000 fighters...
Activists urge boycott of the 'N-word' Black leaders mount campaign over Michael Richards' comments. But others say banning the word goes too far. By Valerie Reitman, Times Staff Writer November 28, 2006 Comic Paul Mooney used to joke in his routine that he uttered the "N-word"...
Women talk three times as much as men, says study By FIONA MACRAE Last updated at 22:00pm on 27th November 2006 It is something one half of the population has long suspected - and the other half always vocally denied. Women really do talk more than men. In fact, women talk...
Laws prohibit smoking around children Posted 11/27/2006 11:24 PM ET By Emily Bazar, USA TODAY Anti-tobacco forces are opening a new front in the war against smoking by banning it in private places such as homes and cars when children are present. Starting Jan. 1, Texas will...
By GARY SCHARRER Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — State legislators will consider getting rid of the TAKS test when they return to a regular legislative session in a few weeks. And some warn they must increase funding for new schools to head off another...