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Dan Balz WASHINGTON POST Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) drew boos and hisses from an audience of liberal activists yesterday as she defended her opposition to a timetable for withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq, and later she received an implicit rebuke from Sen. John F...
LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press The government doled out as much as $1.4 billion in bogus assistance after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, getting hoodwinked to pay for season football tickets, a tropical vacation and even a divorce lawyer, congressional investigators have found...
David Kelly LA TIMES When a school assembly in Mira Loma turned into a virtual rally supporting illegal immigrants, a frustrated Joshua Denhalter asked permission to hold his own demonstration. The Jurupa Valley High School senior carefully typed up an agenda with speakers and...
David Zucchino LA Times PHILADELPHIA — The sign contains just eight words and is hardly big enough to wrap around a cheesesteak. But here in South Philadelphia, home of the cheesesteak, the sign that Joey Vento posted at Geno's Steaks speaks volumes. It reads: "This Is America...
Peter Baker WASHINGTON POST In a White House that had virtually forgotten what good news looks like, the past few weeks have been refreshing. A Republican won a much-watched special congressional election. President Bush recruited a Wall Street heavy hitter as Treasury secretary...
Mike Ward AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN In a case that promises to spark new legal assaults on Texas' method of lethal injection, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ensured that condemned convicts have a tool to challenge the three-drug cocktail as too painful — and possibly have it...
Josh White Washington Post Human rights groups and defense lawyers yesterday called for an independent investigation into the three detainee suicides at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, questioning the military's preliminary explanation of how the men killed...
Dan Eggen Washington Post Violent crime in 2005 increased at the highest rate in 15 years, driven in large part by a surge of killings and other attacks in many Midwestern cities, the FBI reported yesterday. The FBI's preliminary annual crime report showed an overall jump of 2.5...
J. Michael Parker Express-News The pastor of an Austin Presbyterian church sanctioned Friday by a regional governing body for accepting an atheist as a member said the congregation will appeal the action to a church synod court, he declared Monday. "We'll definitely appeal,"...