Tuesday, August 26, 2008

In the News: Aug-26

US judge: No delay in White House subpoenas case - 26 Aug 2008 at 2:25pm - WASHINGTON -- A federal judge who ruled last month that top White House advisers must comply with congressional subpoenas refused to put that ruling on hold Tuesday while the Bush administration appeals.

Number of uninsured drops; poverty holds steady - 26 Aug 2008 at 12:41pm - WASHINGTON -- The number of people lacking health insurance dropped by more than 1 million in 2007, the first annual decline since the Bush administration took office, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.

SAT scores stay at lowest level in nearly a decade - 26 Aug 2008 at 11:02am - COLUMBIA, Mo. -- For the second consecutive year, SAT scores for the most recent high school graduating class remained at the lowest level in nearly a decade, according to results released Tuesday.

FBI: Phone record seizure was miscommunication - 26 Aug 2008 at 10:46am - WASHINGTON -- The FBI did not abuse its authority when it seized the phone records of two journalists, according to the bureau's top lawyer, who attributed the improper behavior to simple miscommunication.

U.N. says has evidence air strikes killed 90 Afghans - 26 Aug 2008 at 8:38am - KABUL (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Tuesday it had found convincing evidence that 90 Afghan civilians, most of them children, were killed in air strikes by U.S.-led coalition forces in western Afghanistan last week.

Thought for the day:
Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed. -Mao Tse-Tung (1893 - 1976)


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