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Mrs. Ashcroft and the Hospital 'Tongue' Lashing
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bushadministration, John_Ashcroft, wife, tongue_lashing, hospital_visit )

- 3876 days ago -
The wife of former Attorney General John Ashcroft stuck her tongue out at two Bush administration officials as they left the hospital room of her seriously ill husband, according to a new account by the man who triggered that now infamous nighttime visit,
Released D.C. Protesters Say Police Used Intimidation Tactics
Society & Culture  (tags: Washington_DC, protesters, arrests, show_of_force )

- 3876 days ago -
Two of the protesters arrested on Thursday during an outdoor press conference at Washington D.C.'s Lafayette Square say that the show of force from police at the scene--which included a S.W.A.T. team and mounted officers, according to reports--
As Brazil's Rain Forest Burns Down, Planet Heats Up
Environment  (tags: Brazil, rain_forest, deforestation, Amazon )

- 3875 days ago -
TAILANDIA, Brazil -- For more than a decade, Vigilio de Souza Pereira has carved his living out of the thick Amazon rain forest around his ranch in northern Brazil. When Pereira needs more land for his crops and cattle, he cuts more virgin jungle...
Rabies Has Been Eliminated From the US Dog Population After Decades of Vaccinations and Pet Licensing Toward That Goal, the US C
Animals  (tags: CDC, rabies, eliminated, canine )

- 3876 days ago -
Rabies has been eliminated from the US dog population after decades of vaccinations and pet licensing toward that goal, the US Centers for Disease Control announced Friday."The elimination of canine rabies in the United States represents one of the major
New Osama Tape Doesn't Threaten
World  (tags: Bin_Laden, tape, threats )

- 3876 days ago -
ABC News' Jonathan Karl Reports: ABC News has obtained a transcript of the latest taped message from Osama bin Laden. Sources tell ABC News the tape, bin Laden's first message in three years, is approximately 30 minutes long...
Pope Says Abortion "Not a Human Right"
Society & Culture  (tags: Pope_Benedict, abortion, human_right )

- 3876 days ago -
VIENNA (Reuters) - Pope Benedict rejected the concept that abortion could be considered a human right on Friday and urged European leaders to do everything possible to raise birth rates and make their countries more child-friendly.
Dazed Bush Forgets What Country He's in, What Summit He's at
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bush, dazed, lost, stupid, embarrassing )

- 3876 days ago -
President Bush's trademark struggles with the finer points of public speaking were on full display Friday, when he thanked his "Austrian" hosts for inviting him to this year's "OPEC" summit.
After Years of Quiet, a Purple Heart
Society & Culture  (tags: purple_heart, WWII )

- 3877 days ago -
DURHAM - In World War II, George Simko was in the 82nd Airborne Division, parachuting into harm's way. Harm got him good. His plane got shot up so badly over Europe that he had to jump. When he did, he took a bullet.
Salon: Former CIA Officers Report Bush 'Didn't Give a F**K About Intelligence'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: WMD, Bush, intelligence, CIA )

- 3877 days ago -
Months before the Iraq invasion, President Bush apparently ignored a 2002 Oval Office briefing in which CIA director George Tenet provided the president with intelligence that Saddam Hussein did not possess weapons of mass destruction...
Federal Court Stikes Down Part of USA Patriot Act
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Patriot_Act, Federal_Court, Constitution )

- 3877 days ago -
U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero today stated that a section of the updated USA PATRIOT ACT "offends the fundamental constitutional principles of checks and balances and separation of powers," and struck down the provision...
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