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November 06, 2007

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Nov 06,2007
LEXINGTON, Neb. -- A 25-year-old female Nebraska school teacher was in custody in California Tuesday, charged with taking a 13-year-old male student to Mexico for sex.An FBI affidavit claims Kelsey Peterson and the unidentified youth fled Lexington, Neb., on Oct. 26, a day after Peterson was suspended for suspected unprofessional conduct involving the boy, USA Today reported.The pair were located Friday in the Mexican border city of Mexicali after the boy text-messaged family in Nebraska, ... [full story]
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Nov 06,2007
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, on an 11 to 8 vote, agreed to move the nomination of Michael Mukasey for U.S. attorney general on to the full Senate.Several senators in recent weeks -- including committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. -- said they would vote against Mukasey's nomination because he didn't classify "waterboarding," an interrogation technique that simulates drowning, as torture.Sens. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said late last week they would ... [full story]
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Nov 06,2007
WASHINGTON -- U.S. President George Bush, in his first remarks on Pakistan’s emergency rule, urged Gen. Pervez Musharraf to hold polls soon and give up his army chief post.Bush’s comments Monday came two days after President Musharraf put the country under emergency rule and suspended the constitution.The Washington Post reported the Bush response, saying it pointed to the administration’s difficult task of balancing the need to promote democracy in the Muslim world with that of ... [full story]
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Nov 06,2007
WASHINGTON -- Security lapses at U.S. border crossings last year allowed entry to thousands of people who should have been denied, a government watchdog reported.Richard Stana was the author of the Government Accountability Office report made partially public Monday, CNN reported. While the public version didn't indicate a number of illegal entries, a source who saw the whole report told the network the figure was estimated at 21,000.Stana wrote that not all of the illegal ... [full story]
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Nov 06,2007
WASHINGTON -- A new poll suggested Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is the top choice of 44 percent of Democrats surveyed about the party's nomination for president.The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation telephone poll of 467 Democrats or independents who lean Democratic, conducted last Friday-Sunday, showed Clinton's nearest challenger, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at 25 percent, trails the front-runner by 19 percentage points, CNN reported Tuesday.Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., was found to have the support of 14 ... [full story]
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Nov 06,2007
WASHINGTON -- Virginia high school officials recently gave a green light to a teen’s request for a once-banned after-school antiabortion club, the Washington Post reported."We just wanted the same rights as other clubs," 16-year-old Stephanie Hoffmeier told the Post. "It's not a radical thing to expect equal treatment."Stafford County, Virginia, school officials initially denied Hoffmeier’s spring request to host the club, which opposes abortion and promotes sexual abstinence, saying the club was not associated with ... [full story]
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Nov 06,2007
WASHINGTON -- The leading contenders in the Democratic field for U.S. president have all pledged greenhouse gas emission cuts that would cost billions in the short term.The plans would alter the way U.S. citizens power and heat their homes as well as fuel their vehicles but the candidates said the plans would save billions over the ensuing decades following the implementation of their plans, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., said his ... [full story]
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Nov 06,2007
WASHINGTON -- Human Rights Watch said Tuesday it considers the U.S. military commission rules for the trial of a Canadian youth to be grossly unfair.The rights group said ad hoc rules for the trial of Omar Ahmed Khadr, 21, who has been held in the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since he was 15, are unfair and the Canadian's trial should be in federal court.“Once again, the military commissions are concocting rules that are ... [full story]
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Nov 06,2007
YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio -- Flush with an initial outburst of emergency fundraising, Antioch College's Board of Trustees has voted not to close next spring after all.The small Ohio liberal arts school, which was founded in 1852 and has graduated such luminaries as Coretta Scott King and Rod Serling, had been scheduled to close its Yellow Springs campus next spring with hopes of reopening in 2012.But after receiving pledges and cash totaling more than $18 million, ... [full story]
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Nov 06,2007
WICKLIFFE, Ohio -- A 74-year-old Ohio man allegedly robbed a bank at gunpoint to pay medical bills and avoid eviction, WEWS-TV, Cleveland, reported.Lester Russaw was jailed Tuesday on charges of aggravated robbery and theft from Wickliffe Key Bank, east of Cleveland. Police said Russaw entered the bank Monday, demanded money, and held workers and a customer at gunpoint as a bank employee filled a bag with cash. Seven minutes later, police arrested Russaw on Interstate ... [full story]
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