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Malpractice legislation stalls in House

May 9th, 2007 11:36 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE - A bipartisan effort by lawmakers to limit frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits fell apart Wednesday when the House sent it back to committee - meaning the measure has likely stalled for this year.

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Cheney urges Iraqi leaders to do more to reduce violence

May 9th, 2007 11:18 pm by Associated Press

BAGHDAD - Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday that "we've got a long way to go" in reducing violence in Iraq in a trip punctuated by an explosion that shook windows at the U.S. Embassy, where Cheney was visiting.

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Afghan lawmakers calling for cease-fire, talks with Taliban

May 9th, 2007 11:18 pm by Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan - Lawmakers angered by mounting civilian deaths have sent a sharp warning to U.S. and NATO commanders, passing a motion for a military cease-fire and negotiations with the Taliban.

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Fort Dix plot underlines danger of homegrown radicals but also highlights their weaknesses

May 9th, 2007 11:18 pm by Associated Press

Blowing up the Sears Tower, beheading the Canadian prime minister, unleashing a flood on lower Manhattan - homegrown radicals have dreamed up lots of horrific plots that have gone nowhere.

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Embassy workers ordered to wear vests, helmets in Green Zone

May 9th, 2007 11:18 pm by Associated Press

BAGHDAD - A sharp increase in mortar attacks on the Green Zone - the one-time oasis of security in Iraq's turbulent capital - has prompted the U.S. Embassy to issue a strict new order telling all employees to wear flak vests and helmets while in unpro

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Veterans struggle with college costs as GI Bill's power shrinks

May 9th, 2007 10:06 pm by Associated Press

FAIRFAX, Va. - Marc Edgerly and his father, Carl, both joined the Army as young men, served during wartime and eventually decided that college, not a full-time military career, was what they wanted. But the cost they shouldered for that education is dram

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Pope begins his first trip to Latin America

May 9th, 2007 10:06 pm by Associated Press

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Pope Benedict XVI began his first papal trip to Latin America stressing church opposition to abortion Wednesday, suggesting that Catholic politicians in Mexico had excommunicated themselves by legalizing abortion in that nation's c

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Dogwood winter bites into poke sallet

May 9th, 2007 10:06 pm by Associated Press

GAINESBORO, Tenn. - They can never get enough poke sallet in Gainesboro, where the poor man's roughage is honored with an annual festival.

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Panel votes to change conditions for HOPE scholarships

May 9th, 2007 1:33 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE - Community college students could get some help qualifying for and retaining lottery scholarships under a bill unanimously passed by the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday.

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Senator: Bill to prevent ban of Indian mascots is 'insulting'

May 9th, 2007 1:33 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE - State Sen. Thelma Harper says legislation that would prevent the state from banning American Indian mascots at schools is insulting and she hopes it fails this session.

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