issues new color $20 bill
new $20 note issued by the Treasury Department includes peach
and blue colours and the greenback even has a copper tinge
when tilted in the light.
Oh, how Richard
Nixon would have loved to have gotten his hands on Joseph
Kennedys letters before the 1960 election. The letters,
quietly released by the JFK library in November 2000 and explored
in this weeks The Kennedys: Americas Emerald
Kings (Basic Books), detail the Kennedys hidden
and intimate ties with the Vatican.
Race's No Longer 'Secret' Weapon
initially resisting the idea of her husband's entering politics,
fearful of what it might do to her own career and family life,
Ms. Shriver campaigned relentlessly at his side, deflecting
accusations of sexual misconduct against him while enveloping
him under the umbrella of the Kennedy name.
families seek curb on probe officer
They say he has a conflict of interest in investigating the
National Security Council because of his previous relationships
with National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice.
mayor: I am not the target
hes not the subject of a federal probe despite presence
of bugging device in his offices
Says Wiretap Didn't Target Him
mayor John Street says the U.S. attorney's office has informed
a Street advisor that the mayor isn't the target of a federal
investigation that included the bugging of his City Hall office.
Bomb Threat Follows Campus Debate on Israel
anonymous caller claimed to have attended the campus debate
and expressed outrage at Weir, who he claimed was helping
to destroy Israel. The voice on the messagewhich
she replayed for reporterssounded young, American, and
intense, with long heavy breaths in between words.
will not delay feeding tube removal
state judge refused Wednesday to delay next week's scheduled
removal of the feeding tube keeping a severely brain-damaged
Calls for De-Legalization of Marriage
group of legal scholars and gay advocacy groups are calling
for marriage to be de-legalized in order to make the distribution
of benefits more fair for people who arent married,
including gay couples.
Taliban leader freed by US, say his relatives
swirled around the Afghan capital last night that the most
senior Taliban leader in American custody had been freed.
by Al Qaeda Feared
analysts believe that by disabling or taking command of the
floodgates in a dam, for example, or of substations handling
300,000 volts of electric power, an intruder could use virtual
tools to destroy real-world lives and property.
clears drug cure for killers on death row
murderers with severe mental health problems can be forced
to take drugs that would make them clinically sane so that
they can be executed, the US supreme court has ruled.
dont belong in schools
place the entire student body under nearly constant surveillance
outside the classroom teaches young people that such intrusion
is normal and not to be questioned. The fact that some Lely
students seem not to be bothered by the system bothers us
Panel OKs Bill for Syria Sanctions
time has come to hold Syria accountable for its actions,''
said Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., as the House International
Relations Committee approved sanctions legislation.
ayatollah: US helped Israel attack Syria
top cleric in the Shiite Muslim world accused the United States
on Wednesday of conspiring with Israel to strike Syria and
urged Arabs to revive an economic boycott of the Jewish state.
gives nod to Syria sanctions
George W Bush cleared the way yesterday for economic sanctions
on Syria, as his spokesman offered a blunt warning to Damascus
that it was "on the wrong side in the war on terrorism".
Sources Say Russia Might Price Its Oil in Euros
is increasingly looking at pricing oil sales in euros instead
of dollars, reflecting the euro's growing role as a reserve
currency, German government sources said Wednesday
newssite reports Arafat 'dead'
Israel News offers sketchy, unconfirmed story
rules Canada should ban spanking
a signatory of the Convention on the Rights of the Child,
Canada is obligated to make periodic appearances before the
U.N.'s Committee on Rights of the Child, which said the country
should "adopt legislation to remove the existing authorization
of the use of 'reasonable force' in disciplining children,"
the National Post reported.
chiefs in secret WMD exercise
defense chiefs took part in an unusual secret exercise in
Colorado yesterday to test the alliance's military responses
in a fictional fast-moving crisis involving terrorists and
weapons of mass destruction
Conducts Rapid-Reaction War Game
has decided to mount a new "NATO Response Force,"
composed of about 20,000 personnel, that can respond instantly
to "asymmetric" threats -- in which the enemy is
not a national army but a small, loosely organized guerrilla
or terrorist force.
transformation of Donald Rumsfeld
man who is arguably the father of the notion of military transformation,
United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, appears
to be undergoing his own sort of personal metamorphosis in
response to the changing realities of global events involving
the United States. In fact, he is undergoing this transformation
unabashedly, even with gusto.
slams Pentagon silence on journalist deaths in Iraq
Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Wednesday criticised
US military and government officials for failing to address
questions over the deaths of a handful of foreign reporters
girl's 'miracle' steps
teenager who was paralysed from the neck down in a car accident
has taken her first steps - despite being told she would never
York Times Ads Offer Designer Babies
the past few months, the New York Times has repeatedly printed
advertisements for the Genetics and IVF Institute (GIVF),
a Virginia-based clinic that promises parents the ability
to choose the sex of their babies. This marks the first time
that a eugenics procedure has been marketed openly in a mainstream
injuries kill 32,000 annually
A new study of hospital-related injuries suggests worries
about patient safety have been well founded: Injuries ranging
from post-surgical infections to re-opening wounds kill about
32,000 Americans every year and add more than $9 billion to
the nation's health care bill.
'see with sound'
since birth, Ms Thomas is able to recognize the walls and
doors of her house, discern whether the lights are on or off
and even distinguish a CD from a floppy disk after only a
week using a revolutionary new system.
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