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Under a program developed by a Defense Department warfare unit, Army snipers have begun using a new method to kill Iraqis suspected of being insurgents, planting fake weapons and bomb-making material as bait and then killing anyone who picks up them up, according to testimony...
DALLAS — The nation's busiest death penalty state isn't budging from plans to continue executing by lethal injection despite a Supreme Court review of whether the practice is cruel and unusual, Texas officials said Tuesday. "We will go forward with our interpretation of the law...
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether states can require voters to show government-issued photo identification before they cast a ballot. The justices' ruling, due by the end of June, could have a major effect on the 2008 presidential election and...
Putting Money on the Table By ALEX WILLIAMS Published: September 23, 2007 FOR Whitney Hess, a 25-year-old software designer in Manhattan, the tension that ultimately ended her recent relationships was all right there, in the digits on her pay stub. The awkwardness started with...
Wesley Clark: The military in Iraq are resolving nothing There are more important issues than troop numbers and withdrawal dates. The US should take a lead in talking to Iran – now Published: 09 September 2007 When well-qualified retired officers speak out against their...
TSA considers reservations for airport security By Thomas Frank, USA TODAY Like golfers who reserve tee times and diners who reserve restaurant slots, airline passengers may be able to reserve the time they go through airport security. The Transportation Security Administration...
IRI President addresses students at Colombia University Ahmadinejad-Colombia Varsity-Address Despite entire US media objections, negative propagation and hue and cry in recent days over IRI President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's scheduled address at Colombia University, he gave his...
State shifts funds to pay for teacher fingerprinting About $10 million will cover half of workers; rest to follow in 2 years 07:54 AM CDT on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 By TERRENCE STUTZ / The Dallas Morning News AUSTIN – More than 400,000 teachers and other school professionals...
Congress Set for Veto Fight on Child Health Care By ROBERT PEAR and CARL HULSE Published: September 25, 2007 WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 — President Bush and the Democratic-controlled Congress prepared Monday for a showdown over the future of health insurance for more than 10 million...