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Boy leads protest over deported mother By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - An 8-year-old boy whose mother was deported to Mexico led a chanting crowd of about 150 pro-immigration activists through the halls of Congress on Wednesday. Capitol Police arrested two...
Workers sue U.S. over raids Legal employees at Swift say rights violated 12:00 AM CDT on Thursday, September 13, 2007 By DIANNE SOLÍS / The Dallas Morning News dsolis@dallasnews.com Workers at Swift & Co. plants have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland...
$8B in pork clogs U.S. infrastructure plans By Ken Dilanian, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — Six weeks after a fatal Minneapolis bridge collapse prompted criticism of federal spending priorities, the Senate approved a transportation and housing bill Wednesday containing at least $2...
Bomb kills top Sunni sheik cooperating with US against al-Qaida in Iraq BAGHDAD: The most prominent figure in a U.S.-backed revolt of Sunni sheiks against al-Qaida in Iraq was killed Thursday by a bomb planted near his home in Anbar province, 10 days after he met with President...
House bill would block highway tolls Web Posted: 09/12/2007 12:06 AM CDT Gary Martin Express-News Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — House lawmakers from Texas and Pennsylvania filed a bill to block proposals in their respective states to toll federal highways to provide revenue for...
Mich. Lawmaker Wants to Arm Educators Under Bill, Specially Trained Faculty and Staff Could Carry Concealed Pistols on Campus By DAVID SCHOETZ Sept. 11, 2007 Anyone other than a member of law enforcement who carries a gun into a Michigan school right now is breaking the law and...
Young adults delaying marriage By Sharon Jayson and Anthony DeBarros, USA TODAY Almost three-quarters of men and almost two-thirds of women in their 20s in 2006 said they had never been married, according to Census data released today that shows a sharp increase in never-married...
'60s Figure Says He Financed Donor Hsu Woodstock Creator Tells DA That Funds Have Gone Missing A $40 Million Shortfall By IANTHE JEANNE DUGAN and BRODY MULLINS September 12, 2007; Page A1 Where did Norman Hsu get his money? That has been one of the big questions hanging over the...
Campaigns feel the effects of Hsu case Clinton and Edwards plan to conduct criminal background checks on major donors. And more money will be returned. By Dan Morain and Tom Hamburger, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers September 12, 2007 WASHINGTON — The thorny question of tainted...