"NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among women with an unwanted pregnancy, those who carry the pregnancy to term are more likely to experience later depression than those who terminate the pregnancy with an abortion, new study findings suggest. " The story.
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"Three Wise County Deputies are placed on routine administrative leave following Monday night’s fatal shooting incident that resulted in the death of a suspect under pursuit.Although it’s unclear as to what extent they were involved in the shooting, the Deputies and DPS Troopers did exchange gunfire with the suspect, 32 year old Kevin Wood, following a high speed chase that began in Parker County. Wise County Sheriff David Walker says the three Officers, Debbie Gregg, Curtis Hamlin, and Charles Reynolds were placed on administrative leave to make time for debriefing and interviews with Investigators as well as time off to deal with the outcome. The Texas Rangers have been called in to lead an investigation into the events that led to Wood’s death." Source
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The Republicans control both houses of Congress. They have a president that is twice elected. The electorate is composed of a majority of conservatives. So, call me naive, but why doesn't Bush simply throw down the gauntlet: Nominate a person to the Supreme Court that will say he/she is conservative, is a strict constructionist and, without any qualification, say that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided and, if presented with the same facts, would overturn the decision. The Republicans will not always be in power. Minorities are generally Democrats and, as the years pass, the minority population will dwarf white, conservative, and Republican America. Why doesn't W take charge while he has an opportunity?
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For the last three months, Microsoft had sales of $9.74 billion and a net income of $3.14 billion. What a monster. But just think, twenty years ago Bill Gates had this thought: "Every computer will need a software program that will allow it to launch other programs. Let's create one call Windows and sell it to every computer manufacturer on the planet." But who would have thought that computers would be part of our lives like they are. The Internet ratcheted up the stakes.
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Many believe it was Harriet Miers's Spring 1993 speech to the Executive Women of Dallas that was the straw that broke the camel's back. She said: "The ongoing debate continues surrounding the attempt to once again criminalize abortions or to once and for all guarantee the freedom of the individual women's [sic] right to decide for herself whether she will have an abortion." The use of the word "freedom", without qualifications, probably sent off sirens to the right wing crowd.
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Air Force Head Coach Fisher DeBerry is in trouble for these remarks: "It's very obvious to me the other day that [TCU] had a lot more Afro-American players than we did. It just seems to be that way that Afro-American kids can run very, very well." My only problem is with the term Afro-American.
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"Chicago White Sox manger Ozzie Guillen, left, gets a kiss from a well-wisher after the White Sox defeated the Houston Astros 1-0 in Game 4 to win the World Series for the first time since 1917, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, in Houston. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) "
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Sheryl Swoopes, former Tech star and professional basketball player is ....what do you call it....er....gay. So is it genetic? She doesn't think so: "I didn't always know I was gay. I honestly didn't. Do I think I was born this way? No. And that's probably confusing to some, because I know a lot of people believe that you are. I've been married, and I have an 8-year-old son. Being with a man was what I wanted. When I got divorced in 1999, it wasn't because I'm gay. I'm three years older than my ex-husband, and I matured a lot faster than he did. "
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"AUSTIN - The Ku Klux Klan has received permission to hold a rally in Austin in support of the proposal to outlaw same-sex marriage in the Texas Constitution."
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"WASHINGTON - President Bush gathered with his party faithful Tuesday night for a $15,000-a-couple dinner that the Republican National Committee reported raised at least $1 million. "
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From the Star Telegram (although I'm not sure how it is "newsworthy"): "HURST - An unlicensed massage therapist was in the Hurst Jail today after she offered to perform a sex act on an undercover officer, police said. Police arrested Jiaoyan Cheng, 33, of Bedford on Monday afternoon. The arrest came after three undercover Hurst police officers visited the spa earlier this month. " Can I please have a say on how my tax dollars are spent?
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Rosa Parks, the lady that refused to give up her seat to white man in 1955 in Alabama and was jailed because of it, has died. I'm still amazed at how much we have changed. Folks, that was only fifty years ago. Only fifty! Who knows what stupid injustices are being inflicted on mankind right now that fifty years from now society will consider barbaric. (Placing people in cages for private drug use is at the top of my list).
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It looked really cold in Chicago last night as the Houston Astros fell behind to the White Sox two games to none in the World Series. The game moves back to Houston tomorrow night where the Astros play in a stadium with a retractable roof. Here's an oddity: Because it is a playoff game, Major League Baseball, and not the Astros, will decide whether the roof is open or shut.
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In receiving the Mark Twain award last night (apparently the ultimate award in comedy), he said "I'd liked to thank my family, who is in the box seats up there, that has made my life so rich. [Camera cuts to family while audience applauds.] I'd also like to thank my secret family on the other side who my family knows nothing about."
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There is currently a special prosecutor investigation going on in Washington that's hard to follow. In any event, it looks like indictments may be handed down this week that will name at least one Republican in high places. Karl Rove, advisor of W, is in the cross hairs. So...... You have to listen to Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison on Meet the Press this morning doing damage control. She stated that she hoped any indictment wasn't based upon the "perjury technicality". (Video, which is 2:45 long, in here) What? Republicans now say perjury is no big deal? But wait, didn't she vote to impeach Clinton for perjury in the Senate? Yep. This is what she said in 1998: "Willful, corrupt, and false sworn testimony before a Federal grand jury is a separate and distinct crime under applicable law and is material and perjurious if it is 'capable' of influencing the grand jury in any matter before it, including any collateral matters that it may consider." I vote `Guilty' on Article I, Perjury. I vote`Guilty' on Article II, Obstruction of Justice." Amazingly, she also said on Meet The Press that Clinton faced "more charges" in the Senate than just Perjury and Obstruction of Justice. That's a lie.
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