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Report: South leads nation in pre-K enrollment, quality

May 10th, 2007 9:33 pm by Associated Press

ATLANTA - The South, which has lagged for decades in most areas of education, is leading the country in early childhood education enrollment and quality, according to a report released Thursday by the Southern Education Foundation.

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LEDs emerge to challenge fluorescents for top bulb

May 10th, 2007 9:33 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK - The light bulb, symbol of bright ideas, doesn't look like such a great idea anymore, as lawmakers in the U.S. and abroad are talking about banning the century-old technology because of its contribution to global warming.

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Cheney defends deployment extensions in Iraq

May 10th, 2007 9:33 pm by Associated Press

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Vice President Dick Cheney told U.S. troops in Iraq on Thursday that he knows they're suffering hardships from extended deployments but the longer stays are "vital to the mission."

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Homeland Security shells out $445 million for transit, ports

May 10th, 2007 9:33 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Thursday divided $445 million in grants to protect commuters, shipping ports, and transit systems from terrorist attacks - a 10 percent increase from last year.

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Sarkozy plunges into prep work for French presidency

May 10th, 2007 9:33 pm by Associated Press

PARIS - French President-elect Nicolas Sarkozy got back to work Thursday after a controversial Mediterranean vacation, meeting with Jacques Chirac and backing calls for an international tribunal to probe the assassination of Lebanon's former prime minist

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Confident Gonzales parries Democrats

May 10th, 2007 9:18 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales confidently deflected House Demo- crats' demands Thursday for details in the firings of U.S. attorneys, appearing ever more likely to survive accusations that the dismissals were politically motivated.

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Vatican edits pope's stand on Mexican lawmakers who voted to legalize abortion

May 10th, 2007 9:18 pm by Associated Press

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Pope Benedict XVI caused such a stir with his comments on the excommunication of lawmakers who vote in favor of legalizing abortion that the Vatican released a transcript Thursday changing what he said.

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U.S. divorce rate falls to lowest level since 1970

May 10th, 2007 9:18 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK - By the numbers, divorce just isn't what it used to be.

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Informants' actions key in Fort Dix plot case

May 10th, 2007 9:18 pm by Associated Press

CHERRY HILL, N.J. - He railed against the United States, helped scout out military installations for attack, offered to introduce his comrades to an arms dealer, and gave them a list of weapons he could procure, including machine guns and rocket-propelle

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Senators reject naming hunting bill after Cheney

May 10th, 2007 8:00 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE - Senators quickly shot down an effort by a Democratic senator to name a proposal to ban hunting while intoxicated after Vice President Dick Cheney.

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