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Seeing Iraq Gains as Fragile, Petraeus Is Wary of Cuts By DAVID E. SANGER and DAVID S. CLOUD Published: September 7, 2007 WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 — Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top American commander in Iraq, has told President Bush that he wants to maintain heightened troop levels...
NOAA Scientists Say Arctic Ice Is Melting Faster Than Expected By Doug Struck Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, September 7, 2007; Page A06 The Arctic ice cap is melting faster than scientists had expected and will shrink 40 percent by 2050 in most regions, with grim...
Senators Seek Public Listing of Payments to Doctors By GARDINER HARRIS Published: September 7, 2007 WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 — Makers of drugs and medical devices would be required to report publicly nearly all payments and gifts to doctors under legislation introduced Thursday in...
HISD teachers could earn up to $7,300 in bonus money By JENNIFER RADCLIFFE Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Houston teachers could earn bonuses of up to $7,300 this year, about $1,300 more than last year for most teachers, according to a revised incentive pay plan expected to be...
Concerns Affect D.C. Condom Giveaway Recipients Say Wrappers Faulty By Susan Levine Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, September 5, 2007; Page B01 Tens of thousands of condoms provided free by the District to curb HIV-AIDS have been returned to the health department because...
Craig's About-Face Worries GOP Colleagues Lawmaker Changes His Mind, Plans to Stay in Senate if Guilty Plea in Airport Arrest Is Dropped By Paul Kane and Robert Barnes washingtonpost.com Staff Writer and Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, September 6, 2007; Page A03 Sen...
Austin's largesse faces new scrutiny New policy changes how community events get city money after convention center investigation. By Kate Alexander AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, September 06, 2007 In the past year, Austin has showered its benevolence upon Sen. Gonzalo...
Riderships falls at Cap Metro Agency cites weather, clamp down on disability rides for some of the loss but acknowledges that its 2007 estimates were a 'bit aggressive.' Click-2-Listen By Ben Wear AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, September 06, 2007 Capital Metro, even with...
Chertoff warns meddling 'sanctuary cities' By Audrey Hudson September 6, 2007 Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff yesterday told a House panel that his agency will not tolerate interference by so-called "sanctuary cities" when it comes to hiring illegal aliens. Mr...