News for 2009-03-01

Sunday, March 1, 2009
Veterans' Families Question Cause of Deaths
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Stan and Shirley White's son Andrew, a Marine reservist, died at home 2 1/2 years after he returned from Iraq. Janette Layne lost her husband, Eric, in similar circumstances after his return from Iraq. More than a year later, they still don't know if the medication their loved...
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Death Toll Continues to Rise in Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - At least 10 Sri Lankan civilians were killed and dozens more wounded Sunday when artillery shells fell inside a government-designated "safe zone" in the heart of Tamil Tiger rebel territory, a health official said. Government forces have driven the rebels from most of their...
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Number of Homeless Students Rising in Dallas-Area Districts
Dallas-area school districts are seeing more homeless children this year compared with last year, a nationwide trend spawned by families losing their jobs, their houses - and struggling just to pay bills.
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Maine Town Takes a Stand: Closes Tap on Water Privatization
Shapleigh residents have banned companies from drawing or selling its water. During a special town meeting Saturday morning, residents voted 114 to 66 to adopt the ban drafted by Protecting Our Water and Wildlife Resources, which had opposed Poland Spring's efforts to test, draw, bottle and market...
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Iraqi Refugees Returning to Danger Zone to Escape Poverty in Utah
MURRAY, Utah - Six months ago, Tarek Darwish and his family arrived in Utah as refugees craving a new and better life. Last week, his family wept and kissed his hand in farewell as the former lawyer, disillusioned, left to return to Iraq. Life in Utah has been a list of disappointments. His family...
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Activists Protest Immigration Raids in Phoenix
PHOENIX - Thousands of people protesting a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants by an Arizona sheriff marched through Phoenix on Saturday, toting placards reading "We Are Human" and "Stop the Raids." Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has dispatched deputies into Hispanic communities in the...
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Down Economy Boosts Military
WASHINGTON - The faltering US economy is fueling a dramatic turnaround in military recruiting, with new statistics showing that the Army is experiencing the highest rate of new enlistments in six years. The Army exceeded its goals each month from October through January - the first quarter of the...
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