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Apr 12,2007
NEW YORK - John Walker Lindh, known as the "American Taliban" has been moved to the federal supermax prison in Colorado where he is being held in solitary confinement. Prison officials may be trying to enhance security surrounding Lindh in case he is called as a witness in upcoming military tribunal cases against Guantanamo detainees, a source told Newsweek magazine. Lindh, who converted to Islam as a teenager living in California, was captured by U.S. ... [full story]
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Apr 09,2007
LOS ANGELES - Jimmy Lee Smith, one of the two men convicted for Los Angeles' infamous "Onion Field" murder, died this week in jail at the age of 76. Convicted for the murder of Los Angeles Police Officer Ian Campbell in 1963, Smith spent most of his life since then in prison, and the Los Angeles Times said he was in the city's Pitchess Detention Center when he died of a heart attack Friday. The ... [full story]
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Apr 18,2007
WASHINGTON - U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the federal ban on "partial-birth abortions" in a major victory for the Bush administration and abortion foes. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the opinion for the majority as the court split 5-4 voting to uphold the 2003 law as written. Kennedy -- joining Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas -- said lawsuits challenging the law banning "partial-birth" abortion should not have been ... [full story]
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Apr 13,2007
$1.5 billion in public spending on programs called 'historic ideological boondoggle' Citing the release of a 10-year government funded study of abstinence-only-until-marriage programs showing the programs did not impact teen behavior, James Wagoner, President of Advocates for Youth, said: "After 10 years and $1.5 billion in public funds these failed abstinence-only-until-marriage programs will go down as an ideological boondoggle of historic proportions."   James Wagoner (left), President of Advocates for Youth "The tragedy is not simply the ... [full story]
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Apr 12,2007
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario - A school bus crash in Mississauga, Canada, that injured 14 children -- one critically -- has brought new attention to the safety of the vehicles. One adult and two students remained hospitalized for undisclosed injuries after Wednesday's crash and a third child, John Pham, was on life support, the Toronto Star reported Thursday. The boy showed no vital signs at the scene of the crash, but was resuscitated by hospital staff. He ... [full story]
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Apr 18,2007
According to preliminary statistics, 505 inspections resulted in 54 vehicles and 85 drivers placed out-of-service for equipment and driver-related safety violations during last week's three-day interagency commercial vehicle inspection at the Interstate 5 southbound Woodburn Port of Entry. This inspection and enforcement effort was the 12th truck check operation since the program began in 1998 targeting impairment and vehicle safety.   11% of 505 commercial vehicles, and 17% of the truck drivers were placed out-of-service for ... [full story]
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Apr 25,2007
NEW CASTLE, Ind. - An inmate uprising at the New Castle Correctional Facility in Indiana Tuesday left two prison employees injured. Inmates in up to three cell houses took off their shirts and some began burning mattresses to defy guards about 2 p.m., the Indianapolis Star reported. Indiana State Police were joined by local police, emergency squads and paramedics in helping correctional officials restore order at the medium-security prison within two hours. One prison employee ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
ALAMEDA, Calif. - U.S. Coast Guard officials Monday showed off more than 20 tons of cocaine they said comprised the largest maritime seizure ever. The 765 plastic bags filled with the illegal drug, slapped with a street value price tag of about $300 million, were placed briefly on display in Alameda, Calif., under the watchful eyes of armed federal agents, the Contra Costa Times reported. The crew of the Sherman found the drugs March 17 ... [full story]
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Apr 11,2007
WASHINGTON - The Democratic candidates in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign got a chance to make their pitches at a virtual town meeting held on the Internet Tuesday night. The group MoveOn.org hosted the event in which members were not allowed to ask their questions about the war in Iraq live on the Internet, but heard the candidates respond to queries submitted earlier. The candidates' statements were carried on MoveOn's Web site and the Air ... [full story]
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Apr 14,2007
Police are looking for a 20-year old California man who ran from a trooper during a traffic stop near on Intersate-5 near Ashland Friday morning.  Authorities say they found 21 pounds of marijuana in the suspect’s vehicle, and that he may be headed to the Salem area. Pedro Lopez Cruz ran east from the freeway while he was stopped by an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper about 7 a.m. April 13, on I-5 near milepost ... [full story]
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