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CHRISTY HOPPE The Dallas Morning News Doctors who perform illegal abortions in Texas could be subject to the death penalty because of the way the Legislature has strung together recent statutes, according to the state's top prosecutor association. By defining a fetus as "an...
Donna Leinwand USA TODAY The number of schools testing students for drug use is rising as legal barriers to testing have fallen, funding for it has jumped and schools have begun to expand the categories of students who can be screened. Since the Supreme Court ruled in 2002 that...
Richard B. Schmitt L.A. TIMES The Bush administration is considering requiring U.S. banks, for the first time, to inform the government of all their customers' international wire transfers, regardless of possible terrorist ties, a Treasury Department official said Tuesday. Such...
KATIE KELLEY New York Times Colorado legislators have struck a compromise over illegal immigration law, forging a deal that Democrats and Republicans said could be the most far-reaching state overhaul in the country. The law will restrict nonemergency benefits like food stamps,...
THE WASHINGTON POST The House easily approved a bill Tuesday to curb online poker games, sports betting and other forms of Internet-based wagering that have become increasingly popular. The bill seeks to restrain the booming but difficult-to-regulate Internet gambling business...
PETE YOST Associated Press Now that Karl Rove won't be indicted, now that the president won't fire him, now that it really doesn't matter anymore, more details of the Valerie Plame leak investigation trickle out. In his latest syndicated column released Wednesday, columnist...
PEGGY O'HARE and DALE LEZON Houston Chronicle Andrea Yates' delusions convinced her that drowning her five children would send their souls to heaven, a psychiatrist told jurors in Yates' capital murder trial Monday. "She believed she was doing the right thing to send her...
HARVEY RICE and SAMANTHA LEVINE Houston Chronicle U.S. Rep. Gene Green wants to know why baggage screeners deferred to a Houston police officer instead of using their authority to keep a man they suspected of carrying bomb parts from boarding a plane at Hobby Airport...
ABC NEWS It's easy to name the things that make you happy, but measuring the emotion itself is more difficult. Still, the official study of happiness as a science is booming, and research projects, books, and even college courses are dedicated to it. The most popular course at...