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Associated Press A 10-year-old boy who said he was not allowed to wear a Jesus costume during his school's Halloween activities sued the district, alleging that his religious and free-speech rights were violated. The complaint, filed in federal court Tuesday, says officials at...
RICHARD ABSHIRE The Dallas Morning News Mesquite police have arrested a Poteet High School student accused of creating a MySpace page using the name and photos of a teacher. The 15-year-old, who wasn't identified because he is a juvenile, faces a state jail felony charge of...
Michael Finnegan Republican presidential candidate John McCain was anything but subtle Wednesday as he took swipes at the Bush administration during a meticulously staged appearance with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on the bustling docks of Los Angeles Harbor. President Bush's...
DAVE MCNARY Variety Just in time for the Academy Awards, Jesse Jackson's renewing a push for greater inclusion of minorities in showbiz. The civil rights leader asserts that the timing's right to raise the issue, at a time when there's been widespread recognition received by...
Katherine Shaver The Washington Post Diane Roadcap stared intently at 2-year-old Beatrix as the Welsh corgi leapt around a Bethesda living room. "She's showing me a ghost, like Casper the Ghost," Roadcap said. "She's telling me she has a lot of fears. Let me tell her she doesn't...
SEWELL CHAN The New York Times New York City should allow legal immigrants who are not citizens to vote in local elections, according to an alliance of more than 60 organizations that announced a renewed effort yesterday to secure that right. The alliance, the New York Coalition...
CYNTHIA LEONOR GARZA Houston Chronicle At the onset, there's a mad rush to be the first in line to talk to the school recruiters. Within seconds, the candidates, looking more like bankers in their suits than elementary educators, anxiously await their turn. Tables with pencils...
Gary Stoller USA TODAY In a second recent incident of its kind, about 100 passengers on two airline flights diverted from Denver because of bad weather were left behind at a Nebraska airport on Feb. 8. Darwin Skelton, airport manager at Scottsbluff, Neb., said crews of United...
GM Today An Oconomowoc man who thought he heard a woman being raped allegedly busted through a neighbor’s door, carrying a sword, only to find the neighbor watching pornography. James Van Iveren, 39, was released last week on a $5,000 signature bond and is scheduled to appear in...