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Data Sifters Help Unscrupulous Mortgage Lenders Find Their Prey
World  (tags: subprime_lenders, data_sifting, public_records, predators )

- 3948 days ago -
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Mortgage lenders who relied on deceptive advertising to attract sub-prime borrowers with weak credit histories were able to find them though a legal but increasingly controversial process of public-record sifting.
Sour Americans Hungry for Change as Election Approaches
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans_"sour", change, liberal, post-Bush, politics )

- 3948 days ago -
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A year before they choose a new government for the post-Bush era, Americans are desperate to change the country's course.According to opinion polls and interviews with political experts and voters, the U.S. population is more liberal...
Gaza Children Deaths 'Accident'
World  (tags: Gaza, children_deaths, Israeli_military, Palestinian, tank )

- 3948 days ago -
The Israeli military has said a tank fired at three Palestinian children who were killed in Gaza on Tuesday because troops mistook them for militants.The three cousins - two boys aged 10 and 12, and a 12-year-old girl - were playing near rocket launchers
Pope Leads Eco-Friendly Festival
Environment  (tags: Pope_Benedict, eco-friendly_festival, "Save Creation Day" )

- 3948 days ago -
The Catholic Church has declared Sunday "Save Creation Day" as Pope Benedict joined about 300,000 young Roman Catholics for an eco-friendly festival.The youth festival is being held at the shrine of Loreto, in Italy.
FAA, Controllers Fight Over Air Safety
Business  (tags: FAA, Air_Traffic_Controllers, labor_dispute, safety )

- 3948 days ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The next time you board an airliner and buckle your seat belt, you are about to fly through a bitter labor dispute between some of the people most responsible for your safety in the skies.
Picture Boards Speak in Health Crisis
Health & Wellness  (tags: emergency, non-English, picture_boards, communication )

- 3948 days ago -
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- With more ill and injured people unable to speak English, hospitals, clinics and rescue squads are turning to picture boards to bridge the communication gap with easily understood images.
News Flash: Substance Sells
Society & Culture  (tags: media_coverage, burying_news, deception, hiding_poor, celebrity )

- 3948 days ago -
Consider the contrast between the extravagant coverage afforded NFL quarterback Michael Vick for his guilty plea on a federal dogfighting charge and the scant attention given a new Census Bureau finding that the number of Americans without health...
Feds Try to Scale Back Medicaid Payments
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bushadministration, poor, Medicaid, payment, health_insurance )

- 3948 days ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration issued proposed rules Friday to trim Medicaid payments to schools. Medicaid is the federal-state health insurance program for poor people.
Toxic Ship-Paint Additive Banned -- After 40 Years
Environment  (tags: EPA, toxic_chemicals, maritime_use, treaty, ban )

- 3949 days ago -
WASHINGTON -- A treaty that forbids the maritime use of what the Environmental Protection Agency deems the most toxic chemical ever deliberately released into the world's waters is expected to be ratified within days.
Lifestyles Of The Pets Of The Rich And Famous
Animals  (tags: Pets, Rich_and_Famous, Leona Helmsley, lifestyle )

- 3949 days ago -
Leona Helmsley, dubbed the "Queen of Mean" for personifying the 1980s stereotype of greed and excess, made her pet Maltese Trouble her biggest heir, leaving a $12 million trust fund for the pet in a will that disinherits two grandchildren and doesn't...
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