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Seth Lewis[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Home-schoolers have turned the National Spelling Bee into their own personal showcase.In fact, this year's champion was taught at home most of his life, and home-schoolers made up more than 10 percent of the field of 248 students. Last year, all three of spelling-bee finalists were home-schooled, as was the winner and runner-up of the National Geography Bee.
Scott Hogenson[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld isn't buying reports that Afghanistan's ruling Taliban government doesn't know the whereabouts of millionaire terrorist Osama bin Laden, who's wanted as the prime suspect in the September 11 attack on the United States.
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Baltimore attorney who helped the state of Maryland win $4 billion in damages from the tobacco industry is now filing suit against the cellular telephone industry, claiming that the biggest cell phone makers and providers knowingly sold products that subject users to harmful radiation.
Jeff Johnson[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When President Bush announced July 12 that the federal Medicare program would endorse a privately run prescription drug discount card, he said seniors would just, "Present the card at a participating pharmacy, and you receive a substantial discount. It's as simple as that."
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With President George W. Bush and other dignitaries looking on, former First Lady Nancy Reagan marked her 49th wedding anniversary on Sunday by christening the nuclear aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan, in honor of her husband.The former President suffers from Alzheimer's disease and could not attend the ceremony at the naval shipyard in Newport News, Virginia.
Susan Jones[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A conservative public interest legal group that repeatedly sued the Clinton administration is doing the same thing with the Bush administration. Judicial Watch sued Vice President Dick Cheney this week over the secretive nature of Cheney Energy Task Force.
Lawrence Morahan[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Against a backdrop of rising natural gas prices and fears that the California energy shortages could spread to other states, officials of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries are meeting in Vienna, Austria to discuss possible further cuts in oil production.Just how big an impact such a move would have was not immediately clear, energy experts said.
Susan Jones[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While the presidential candidate argue about the best way to deal with the budget surplus created by taxpayers, Congress and the Clinton White House are busy spending it. Tax and spending bills now in the pipeline could shrink the projected budget surpluses by $800 billion -- more than a third, wire services report. The final cost of Congress' rush toward adjournment has not yet been tallied, because some of the spending bills are not finished.
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Supreme Court Monday ruled that a Christian children's club should not be treated differently than other outside groups that hold their meetings in public school buildings after classes let out for the day. In its 6-3 ruling, the Justices said a public school in upstate New York violated the Christian club's first amendment rights by refusing to let the club use the school building, when other groups were allowed to do so.
Lawrence Morahan[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Under the watchful eye of opponents of world government, heads of state from 150 countries gathered in New York Wednesday for the United Nations Millennium Summit, a three-day event organizers say is meant to combat war, poverty and disease.
Matt Pyeatt[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Questions and controversy surround Rev. Jesse Jackson and whether he should meet with Afghanistan''s ruling Taliban faction.Jackson said Thursday that he''s "weighing" the question of meeting with the Taliban on ways to avert an anticipated U.S. military action following the September 11 attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C.
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - United Nations officials in New York have confirmed that the United States has not been re-elected to a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission. The commission investigates human rights violations in countries around the world. United Nations officials say that France, Austria and Sweden were elected to the three seats that are allocated to Western countries at the Geneva-based commission.
Jeff McKay[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
New York (CNSNews.com) - "There was no advance notice," said Sen. Orrin Hatch, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, after a coordinated wave of terror attacks on U.S. soil Tuesday.But there will be a strong and united reaction, President Bush assured Americans Tuesday in a videotaped statement. He said he has directed the federal government to find and punish those responsible for "these cowardly acts."
Susan Jones[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - President Bush is backing away from a campaign pledge to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The decision, sure to please Republican conservatives and the coal industry, has angered environmentalists, who never liked Bush to begin with.
Pat Taylor[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - During World War I, Charley Mantle served his country in the U.S. Cavalry. After the war, the U.S. government encouraged veterans to help settle the country's vast western frontier. They offered each veteran a 160-acre "homestead" in rugged wilderness.
Jim Burns[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The city of Newburyport, Mass., faces a federal lawsuit for removing commemorative bricks from a public walkway because of the messages printed on them: "Jesus Loves You" and "For All the Unborn Children."
Cheryl K. Chumley[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Children are adversely affected by television shows that portray fathers in a negative light, according to a study conducted of prime time broadcasts on six major networks."A large number of negative father portrayals is not healthy for the institution of fatherhood or for America's children," the National Fatherhood Initiative reported.
Susan Jones[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - "We have good science, but it is also an evolving science," said Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson on Tuesday, as he explained how the federal government plans to "ease the burden" of worried U.S. postal workers.
Seth Lewis[field_author_ap] July 7, 2008 | 20:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower-court ruling Monday that allows student-initiated prayer in schools.The court refused - without comment - to hear a challenge to a 1993 Alabama law that allowed student-led prayers at school functions such as graduation and sporting events.