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Monday, June 25, 2007

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  • Suicide Bomber Attacks U.S.-Allied Sheiks
    In another day of scattered violence in Iraq, a suicide bomber breached tight security around a Baghdad hotel and blew himself up where Sunni sheiks allied with the U.S. in the fight against al-Qaida were meeting. At least 12 people were killed.
  • Iraqis in Jordan Dogged by Medical Costs
    Violence in Iraq has brought the health care system there close to a collapse, according to aid agencies. Neighboring Jordan is one of the few places where Iraqis can get advanced medical treatment. But the system there is expensive.
  • Comparing Secrecy
    What role has secrecy played in the tenure of Vice President Dick Cheney? How do his actions compare with those of past leaders, such as President Nixon?
  • Labor Deal Cuts Delphi Workers' Pay
    Details of the deal between auto parts maker Delphi and the UAW were leaked, revealing a difficult decision facing workers: Vote "yes" and accept a pay cut of 40 percent; vote "no" and take their chances with bankruptcy court.
  • GM Launches Hybrids Amid Brisk Prius Sales
    General Motors is launching four new hybrids this year and next as it gets serious about closing the "green gap" with rival Toyota. Meanwhile, though, Toyota is cashing in on the popularity of the Prius, and GM struggles to find a good response.
  • Injured Vets Hit Snags in Qualifying for Home Grants
    Retired Army Staff Sgt. Jason Pepper and other veterans are finding that their injuries don't qualify for full federal grants to make their homes handicapped-accessible. Some want Congress to change the law.
  • Needs of Disabled Veterans Outpace Housing Grant
    Homes for Our Troops helps injured veterans adapt their homes to their disabilities. But criteria for the government's Specially Adapted Housing grant exclude many severely disabled veterans, and the grant amount has not kept pace with home prices.
  • 'Consider the Oyster' — a Peerless Summer Delicacy
    Author Kate Christensen says the book "packs a wallop in a small amount of space, satisfies without satiating, and goes down easily, pithy and nutritious and sweetly briny."
  • Reclaiming the Past, One Cylinder at a Time
    Richard Martin and his wife Meagan Hennessey grew tired of their favorite rock 'n' roll records. Now they scour flea markets and antique stores for old cylinders and 78s on their Archeophone label.
  • Supreme Court Rules on Free-Speech Cases
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday on three cases related to the First Amendment. It struck down limits on some campaign ads, restricted when taxpayers may sue over government aid to faith groups, and ruled against a teen and his "Bong Hits for Jesus" banner.

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