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The battle to 'bury the N-word' Efforts to ban the epithet gain momentum here By DAVID ELLISON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle As a child of the '60s, Tammie Campbell endured an era when white residents frequently used the N-word to degrade black people. Local rapper D-Red...
White House Debate Rises on Iraq Pullback By DAVID E. SANGER Published: July 9, 2007 White House officials fear that the last pillars of political support among Senate Republicans for President Bush’s Iraq strategy are collapsing around them, according to several administration...
Al Qaeda Front Group in Iraq Threatens to Go to War With Iran Monday, July 09, 2007 CAIRO, Egypt — The leader of an Al Qaeda umbrella group in Iraq threatened to wage war against Iran unless it stops supporting Shiites in Iraq within two months, according to an audiotape. Abu...
Powell tried to talk Bush out of warSarah Baxter, Washington THE former American secretary of state Colin Powell has revealed that he spent 2½ hours vainly trying to persuade President George W Bush not to invade Iraq and believes today’s conflict cannot be resolved by US forces...
By Michael A. Fletcher and Amy Goldstein Washington Post Staff Writers Friday, July 6, 2007; Page A03 The White House responded angrily yesterday to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's statement that President Bush was acting "above the law" in commuting the prison sentence of I...
HIDALGO COUNTY, Texas – Running for re-election, Gov. Rick Perry repeatedly praised border-county sheriffs and their deputies for being "on the front lines" of a violent battle to keep criminals out of Texas. But a year later, those on the front line feel as if they're on the...
By JAKE TAPPER July 5, 2007 ABC News has learned that former Vice President Al Gore will begin the morning of the "Live Earth" concerts this Saturday in Washington, D.C., at a related concert that has yet to be officially announced. Called "Mother Earth," the concert will take...
The current crop of US presidential candidates can only wish for the spotlight that will shine on Al Gore Saturday. He's the luminary for a globe-spanning, rock-star-studded, anti-global-warming concert called Live Earth. Most likely, though, his most radical idea won't get a...
Fort Worth police praise man who shot at Albertsons robber FW: Suspect in crime at store left at hospital; 2 others sought in case 12:00 AM CDT on Thursday, July 5, 2007 By MARISSA ALANIS / The Dallas Morning News malanis@dallasnews.com A Fort Worth man who only wanted to...