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    October 22, 2010

    Pentagon returns to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

    The Defense Department sets up a system that may make it tougher to get thrown out for being gay.

  • Published
    October 22, 2010

    In Focus: A short-sighted view of long-term projects?

    Cutting back on public works projects during the recession may be more costly, critics say.

  • Published
    October 22, 2010

    Conflict erupts over release of New York City teacher ratings

    A battle that erupted in Los Angeles this summer over the public release of teacher ratings is flaring in New York this week and could become prominent in the debate over school reform efforts nationwide. On Wednesday, New York City education officials announced plans to provide news organizations ratings on teachers that are derived from […]

  • Published
    October 21, 2010

    FBI’s new computer incomplete, late and over budget

    WASHINGTON -The FBI’s effort to move from paper to electronic files took another hit Wednesday when Justice Department auditors issued their latest, and perhaps most critical, report to date on the long troubled Sentinel project. “Sentinel is approximately $100 million over budget and 2 years behind schedule,” the report from Justice Department Inspector General Glenn […]

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    October 21, 2010
    Marisol Valles Garcia is flanked by Jose Luis Guerrero de la Pena and Andres Morales

    Mexican town’s new police chief: She’s 20, untrained and unarmed

    PRAXEDIS G. GUERRERO, Mexico – There’s a new police chief in this violent borderland where drug gangs have killed public officials and terrified many citizens into fleeing: a 20-year-old woman who hasn’t yet finished her criminology degree. Marisol Valles Garcia was sworn in Wednesday to bring law and order to a township of about 8,500 […]

  • Published
    October 21, 2010

    U.S. weapons sale to Saudis could total $60 billion

    WASHINGTON – The Defense Department notified Congress on Wednesday that it plans to sell Saudi Arabia as much as $60 billion worth of weapons to help confront threats from Iran and violent regional extremists. The proposed weapons sale, which may be the largest to another country in U.S. history if all purchases are made, includes […]

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    October 21, 2010

    Britain enacts deep cuts to slash public debt

    LONDON – Britain on Wednesday unveiled a campaign to dig itself out from under a mountain of public debt, setting up a global experiment: Can a major nation drastically slash government spending without derailing its economic recovery? The new Conservative-led coalition headed by Prime Minister David Cameron announced state cuts deeper than the ones made […]

  • Published
    October 21, 2010

    Nation and World Dispatches

    GARDEN GROVE, Calif. Drive-in church started in 1950s declares bankruptcy Capitalizing on the emerging car culture of Southern California in the 1950s, the Rev. Robert H. Schuller started a drive-in church and built it into an international televangelist empire, symbolized by the soaring glass Crystal Cathedral and its weekly “Hour of Power” show. Now Schuller’s […]

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    October 21, 2010
    Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

    In Focus: Poll gives Democrats little to cheer about

    A majority said they believe Republicans will do a better job on the economy, creating jobs and running the government.

  • Published
    October 21, 2010

    Stroller maker knew of defect years before current recall

    WASHINGTON – The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is leading a recall of strollers from Graco Children’s Products Inc., six years ago warned an industry body led by a company employee about possible deaths in strollers. Graco, a unit of Newell Rubbermaid Inc., Wednesday recalled about 2 million of its products after four babies were […]

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