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Bomb kills top Sunni sheik cooperating with US against al-Qaida in Iraq BAGHDAD: The most prominent figure in a U.S.-backed revolt of Sunni sheiks against al-Qaida in Iraq was killed Thursday by a bomb planted near his home in Anbar province, 10 days after he met with President...
Ft. Bend teacher accused of starring in sexually explicit gay wrestling videos By Jason Whitely / 11 News SUGAR LAND – A local high school teacher is on paid leave while the district investigates whether he acted in sexually explicit videos. The allegations are serious, but...
Hutchison moves to block toll plan Senate approves provision to delay interstate change By MICHELLE MITTELSTADT Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Texas would be barred from turning existing interstate highways into toll roads by a provision in a...
Fifth-Graders Mistakenly Shown Part of Porn Movie Thursday, September 13, 2007 GLENN DALE, Md. — Some fifth-graders at Glenn Dale Elementary School in Prince George's County thought they were going to watch "Star Wars" on DVD, but instead, they got a glimpse of a pornographic...
She's spent £226k on plastic surgery but 'I still can't get a Hollywood part', says Demi By LUCRETIA MUNRO Last updated at 11:17am on 13th September 2007 She once spent more than £220,000 on a head-to-toe surgical makeover to make herself look younger. But four years later - and...
Democrats Push Toward Middle On Iraq Policy By Jonathan Weisman and Shailagh Murray Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, September 13, 2007; Page A01 Democratic leaders in Congress have decided to shift course and pursue modest bipartisan measures to alter U.S. military...
ICE: Tab to remove illegal residents would approach $100 billion WASHINGTON (CNN) -- It would cost at least $94 billion to find, detain and remove all 12 million people believed to be staying illegally in the United States, the federal government estimated Wednesday. Julie Myers...
Boy leads protest over deported mother By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - An 8-year-old boy whose mother was deported to Mexico led a chanting crowd of about 150 pro-immigration activists through the halls of Congress on Wednesday. Capitol Police arrested two...
House bill would block highway tolls Web Posted: 09/12/2007 12:06 AM CDT Gary Martin Express-News Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — House lawmakers from Texas and Pennsylvania filed a bill to block proposals in their respective states to toll federal highways to provide revenue for...