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May 23, 2007

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May 23,2007
A 28-year old Washington man was killed early Tuesday morning, one minute after a motorist called 911 to report that a pickup was driving the wrong way on Interstate 84 east of Hood River.  He collided nearly head-on with an oncoming SUV, Oregon State Police (OSP) reported.   Mathias McConville of Wapato, WA was killed early Tuesday morning when his vehicle collided with an SUV after traveling the wrong way on Intersate 84 east of Hood River, ... [full story]
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May 23,2007
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate rejected an amendment Tuesday that would have removed the guest-worker program from a comprehensive immigration reform bill. The amendment sponsored by Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Byron Dorgan, D-N.C., failed 64-31, Fox News reported. Many Democrats joined Republicans in opposition to eliminating the provision to give two-year visas to 400,000 low-wage temporary workers. Another amendment, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., would cut the number of visas to 200,000 and may ... [full story]
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May 23,2007
PALA, Calif. - A 65-year-old golfer was killed Tuesday morning when he drove his golf cart over a rocky cliff and plunged some 75 feet to his death. The man, who was from Irvine, Calif., and had recently retired, was golfing at the Pala Mesa Golf Resort in north San Diego County with three other friends when the accident happened around 10 a.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Tom Kerns. He had just hit another ... [full story]
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May 23,2007
DALLAS - Prosecutor-turned-crime writer Vincent Bugliosi says he has debunked every conspiracy theory on the Kennedy assassination in Dallas. Bugliosi, who became famous prosecuting Charles Manson and his followers and then writing about the case, began "Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy" 20 years ago and has worked 70 to 90 hours a week on the book for eight years, The Dallas Morning News reported. "No reasonable, rational person -- and let's ... [full story]
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May 23,2007
LYNCHBURG, Va. - A student at the Virginia University founded by the Rev. Jerry Falwell was arrested the night before Falwell's funeral for allegedly possessing five bombs. Mark D. Uhl of Amissville, Va., a 19-year-old student at Liberty University who was arrested Monday night, allegedly told investigators he planned to use the homemade napalm-like bombs to stop any protestors who might try to disrupt Falwell's funeral Tuesday, ABC News reported. The bombs were found in ... [full story]
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May 23,2007
SAN DIEGO - At first glance, Gary Dunham seems an odd choice to lead an environmental revolution. By his own admission, the retired graphic designer from Sugar Land, Texas, is "getting a little on" at age 71. For most of his life, the longtime Republican voter had given little thought to conservation issues such as climate change.   CLIMATE - Gary Dunham, a 71-year-old longtime Republican and retired graphic designer from Sugar Land, Texas, brought his ... [full story]
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May 23,2007
WASHINGTON - The United States plans to send more military equipment to Lebanon to help the army in its fight against a militant Islamist group, it was reported Tuesday. Citing military and diplomatic sources, CNN said Lebanon requested the additional aid, especially basic items such as helmets, ammunition and armored vests. Lebanese soldiers have been fighting the group Fatah-al-Islam. The United States has sent $40 million in aid since the end of last year's war ... [full story]
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May 23,2007
MINNEAPOLIS - Twenty-five suspects have been arrested for allegedly forcing foreign women into sex slavery at brothels in Minnesota. Authorities in Minneapolis said the suspects allegedly operated eight brothels in Minneapolis, West St. Paul and Richfield in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, as well as in Austin, the St. Paul Pioneer Press said. All 19 men and six women arrested during the weekend had surnames appearing Hispanic in origin but it wasn't clear which countries ... [full story]
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May 23,2007
ARLINGTON, Va. - Saying the nation's top environmental officer will be "a hero or a villain" depending on how he rules, California Attorney General Jerry Brown on Tuesday laid out his state's case for strict vehicle emission standards during the federal government's first public forum on the matter. In a hearing packed with charts, graphics, statistics and photos of melting Icelandic ice sheets, Brown argued that his state and 11 others need permission to enact ... [full story]
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May 23,2007
NEW YORK - All yellow cabs in New York City will be fuel-efficient hybrids within five years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday. Under Bloomberg's plan, all new taxis would have to get at least 25 miles per gallon by October 2008, a standard that would rise to 30 miles per gallon a year later, The New York Times reports. The city now has about 400 hybrids in the taxi fleet, and Bloomberg wants that to ... [full story]
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