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GEBE MARTINEZ Houston Chronicle In a sign that major immigration legislation may be dead for this year, House leaders decided Tuesday to conduct summer hearings across the nation to gauge public opinion before any formal negotiations with the Senate on a final reform measure...
TED BRIDIS and JOHN SOLOMON The Associated Press Federal and local police across the country have been gathering Americans' phone records from private data brokers without subpoenas or warrants. These brokers, many of whom market aggressively on the Internet, have broken into...
Charles Babington Washington Post While congressional Republicans continued to show almost unanimous support for President Bush's handling of the Iraq war, Democrats struggled for consensus yesterday, reflecting what some of them called the public's mixed feelings about the...
Rachel Zoll Associated Press Episcopal delegates snubbed Anglican leaders' request that they temporarily stop electing openly gay bishops, a vote that prompted the church's leader to call a special session in hopes of reaching a compromise to preserve Anglican unity. The vote...
Joshua Partlow and Jonathan Finer Washington Post More than 8,000 U.S. and Iraqi troops scoured villages south of Baghdad on Monday for two soldiers missing since an attack four days ago, as an insurgent group linked to al-Qaeda in Iraq claimed that it had abducted the Army...
Judy Keen USA TODAY Despite a federal effort to enlist help from local police to catch illegal immigrants, some of the USA's biggest cities are declining to enforce immigration laws. Police chiefs, mayors and city councils are ordering local cops not to get involved as federal...
Paul Wiseman USA TODAY In their biggest show of strength in nearly five years, pro-Taliban fighters are terrorizing southern Afghanistan — ambushing military patrols, assassinating opponents and even enforcing the law in remote villages where they operate with near impunity. "We...
Jerry Seper THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nearly half of the 10 million to 12 million illegal aliens now in the United States entered the country legally, but never left. Carrying visas and U.S.-approved border crossing cards, they were inspected by immigration officers at 300 sea, air...
Associated Press The social networking Web site MySpace.com, which has become a lightning rod for warnings about online sexual predators, was sued Monday for $30 million by a 14-year-old girl who says she was sexually assaulted by another MySpace user. The lawsuit filed in...