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The Surge Has Succeeded... in Washington By E. J. Dionne Even before Gen. David Petraeus began his account of the "substantial" progress brought about by the troop increase in Iraq, congressional critics of President Bush's policy had come to the depressing conclusion that the...
State to seek experts to authenticate 'Crockett' letter Historical panel retracts statement of virtual certainty missive is genuine By POLLY ROSS HUGHES Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Retracting a statement claiming "99.9 percent" certainty that Davy...
Teacher group says schools should ease up on testing Educators say they feel the pressure of ratings system. By Jason Embry AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, September 11, 2007 The third week of school is under way. In other words, it's time to start testing. In the Austin...
Housing Market Slump Forces Couple To Open Brothel (CBS) NEW ROCHELLE The downturn in the housing market appears to have driven two Westchester homeowners to desperate and illegal measures. New Rochelle Police raided a 3-bedroom home on North Avenue Friday night after undercover...
Wider seats as fans get fatter By TOM WELLS September 10, 2007 OLYMPICS chiefs have ordered super-sized seats for London’s 2012 Games — because fans are getting FATTER. All 20,000 chairs at the capital’s gleaming new Aquatic Centre will be 4cm wider and 5cm deeper than...
No surprises expected in Petraeus' Iraq report By Doyle McManus and Julian E. Barnes, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers September 10, 2007 WASHINGTON — Since spring, President Bush has publicly staked the future of his troop buildup strategy in Iraq on a series of briefings that...
Limits proposed on fast-food restaurants By Tami Abdollah, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer September 10, 2007 As America gets fatter, policymakers are seeking creative approaches to legislating health. They may have entered the school cafeteria -- and now they're eyeing your...
Wide Skepticism Ahead of Assessment Poll Respondents Doubt Petraeus Will Give True Picture of Situation in Iraq By Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta Washington Post Staff Writers Sunday, September 9, 2007; Page A18 Most Americans think this week's report from Army Gen. David H...
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