The Washington Times (Washington, DC)

The Washington Times is a conservative newspaper published Monday through Friday by the Washington Times LLC. Its editorial headquarters is in Washington, D.C. and it's been published since 1982. The owner of the Washington Times is the Unification Church.The Washington Times covers local, national and world news, with an emphasis on politics. The paper is known for its conservative slant, since it was founded as a response to the more liberal Washington Post. Readership is nationwide.The fact that Reverend Sun Myung Moon of the Unification Churchfounded The Washington Times has made the paper controversial from its very beginning. The question remains as to how much Sun Myung Moon or his aides influence the editorial content of the paper. In 2003, five staff members resigned when their editorials criticizing South Korea for its political repression were stifled. However, not all readers are critical of the way the Washington Times handles news; it is reported that President Ronald Reagan read the paper every day while in office. Sam Dealey is the executive editor, The Washington Times LLC is named as publisher and Chris Dolan is managing editor.

Articles from May 18, 2007

1960 MGA Roadster Better the Second Time Around
Byline: Vern Parker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The USS Independence aircraft carrier was cruising in the Mediterranean Sea 47 years ago. Even mighty warships occasionally dock if for no other reason than to give the sailors some free time ashore. ...
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$504 Billion OK'd for Pentagon; House Retains over $1 Billion in Missile Defense
Byline: Sean Lengell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The House passed a $504 billion defense bill yesterday that preserves more than $1 billion for missile-defense programs that Democrats had threatened to cut. The bill also includes an amendment that...
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7 Padilla Prints on Suspected Al Qaeda Form; Analyst: Date of Marks Unknown
Byline: Carmen Gentile, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIAMI - Fingerprints found on a purported al Qaeda training camp questionnaire discovered in Afghanistan match those of terrorist suspect Jose Padilla, a government analyst testified yesterday. John...
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Abortion and Psychology
Byline: Warren Throckmorton, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Supreme Court's recent decision banning partial-birth abortion has renewed public interest in abortion politics and policy. Despite the infrequency of late-term abortions, the ban...
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A-Listers Sing Praises at Marvin Hamlisch Fete
Byline: Donna Shor, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "This is like a big Hollywood party," exclaimed NBC's Chris Matthews after the entertainment at the Kuwaiti embassy dinner Tuesday celebrating Marvin Hamlisch's birthday. Truth be told, it was...
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All-Brands Cruise-In Planned for Sunday
Byline: Bill O'Brien, THE WASHINGTON TIMES All-brands cruise-in planned for Sunday The Frederick County Corvette Club will host a cruise-in for all vehicle brands Sunday, rain or shine, in Urbana, Md. The event, from noon to 3:30 p.m., will...
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Almost Famous; at Last, Pino Earning Recognition
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - It started last week when a Hall of Fame trainer called Mario Pino's agent, inquiring about his availability to ride a horse for him at Delaware Park. And it will continue next week if...
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Appraisal Puts Holes in Purchase
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Q: My wife and I have been looking for the right house to buy for the last few months. We are looking for a fixer-upper and hoping to get a good price. We found the perfect house in a great neighborhood...
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Automakers and Auto Workers
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES When the "merger of equals" between Daimler-Benz (the German industrial giant) and Chrysler Corp. (the number three U.S. automaker) was consummated in 1998, wags dubbed it "the marriage made in car heaven." Those were...
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Back to the Future; 1952, Richard Nixon and 2008
Byline: Barry Casselman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Aug. 25, 1952, issue of Time magazine had a portrait of Sen. Richard Nixon on its cover. It is a smiling and benign Mr. Nixon, freshly chosen as Dwight Eisenhower's running mate, with...
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Bad Taste + Even Worse Timing = Gun Giveaway
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES About those guns. A month after a deranged college student killed 32 fellow students and faculty, wounded 17 and killed himself at Virginia Tech, the Virginia Citizens Defense League was scheduled...
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Bailes Unsure about 'Slewlep'
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - Two years ago, trainer Robbie Bailes made his Preakness Stakes debut with a horse, Scrappy T, that he thought had a legitimate shot at winning. And he was right - Scrappy T finished second...
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Bergmann Might Miss Start vs. O's
Byline: Mark Zuckerman and Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Right-handed starter Jason Bergmann complained earlier this week about tightness in his right elbow and could miss his scheduled start tomorrow night against the Baltimore Orioles. ...
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'Bloomberg Gun Giveaway' Draws a Crowd; Parents of Va. Tech Victims Join Protesters
Byline: Natasha Altamirano, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than 200 people attended a gun giveaway last night at a Fairfax County government building despite last-minute legal questions raised by county and state officials. Gun enthusiasts crowded...
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Bob Is Written All over His Face; Names Conjure Up Certain Images
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES He looks like a Bob, not a Frank. And he's certainly no Bill. Uh-oh. Name discrimination may be just around the corner. Bob, Bill et al conjure up undeniable images, according to research released by...
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Border Patrol Chief Says Criticism 'Part of the Job'
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. Border Patrol Chief David V. Aguilar, accused by the leadership of the agency's rank and file of not supporting two agents convicted of shooting a drug-smuggling suspect, says they were found guilty...
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Breaks Suddenly Going Nats' Way
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There were times during the season's first six weeks when the Washington Nationals couldn't find a much-needed string of good luck and snap out of their frustrating early foibles. Yesterday's 4-3...
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Bush, Blair Take One Last Stand; Iraq War Allies Trade Praise for Courage, Resolve, Strength
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday said the fight against radical Islam demands "courage," as Tony Blair, standing in the White House Rose Garden for his final time as British prime minister, said he has "never doubted"...
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Christian Men Called Back to Fill 'Gap'; Anniversary Rally Less Ambitious
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Christian men are being called back to the Mall this fall for a 10th-anniversary celebration of the 1997 Promise Keepers "Stand in the Gap" event that attracted about 1 million followers for prayer and worship....
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Cowboys, Packers Ignored Needs in Draft
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dallas and Green Bay dominated the NFC from 1992 to 1997, winning five conference titles and four Super Bowls during that stretch. But since then there have been as many seasons without the Cowboys or Packers...
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Critics Eye End of Western Hold at Bank; Call for Appointments beyond Europe, U.S
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The drumbeat to oust World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz was fed partly by growing unhappiness with the process that enables only Europe and the United States to pick the heads of the bank and International...
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Crossing a Border, Symbolism Reigns; Train Test Run Travels through Both Koreas
Byline: Andrew Salmon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DORASAN STATION, South Korea - In defiance of nuclear tensions, trains yesterday crossed the inter-Korean border for the first time since the Korean War on a deeply symbolic test run of re-connected lines....
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Diplomatic Appeal
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Diplomatic appeal Parents of students at the famed Rock Creek International School are appealing to Arab diplomats as part of a desperate campaign to raise at least $300,000 by next week to keep the...
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Easy-Care Condos Come in Many Designs
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMESS Some consumers assume that condominium developments all look alike: High-rise buildings dotted with balconies. The truth is that condominiums designs include one-, two- and three-level homes,...
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Envoy Eyes Visit to N. Korea; New Talks Await Reactor Closure
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senior negotiators in the six-party talks with North Korea - including U.S. representative Christopher Hill - are considering a visit to Pyongyang soon after it shuts down its Yongbyon nuclear reactor,...
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F-22 Delay
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES F-22 delay Pro-China officials in the White House and Pentagon are quietly undermining Japan's request to buy 50 advanced F-22 jet fighter-bombers, to avoid upsetting Beijing's government, according to...
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'Fanciful Claims'
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Fanciful claims' An attorney for Vice President Dick Cheney said yesterday that Valerie Plame's lawsuit stemming from the exposure of her CIA identity is filled with "fanciful claims." "This is a...
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'Fay' Outlook; Posey, Navigating Spy World,
Byline: Jenny Mayo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Fay Grim," oh titular character, Hal Hartley fans are probably ecstatic to see you again. They've waited 10 long years for you to pick up the narrative of his lauded 1997 film, "Henry Fool." In fact, they...
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For 25 Years, a Paper to Stand 'For Free People'; George H.W. Bush Addresses Times Gala
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, last night told the 25th anniversary gala for The Washington Times that when the Cold War raged, he and President Reagan before him were supported...
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Four Bedrooms at the Palisades
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Caruso Homes Inc. is building 50 single-family homes on one-third-acre to half-acre homesites at the Palisades in Upper Marlboro. The builder is offering an options scratch-off card to buyers...
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Gonzales Faces Senate No-Confidence Vote; Resignation Calls Intensify among GOP
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. Senate will take a "no-confidence" vote in Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales next week, Democrats said yesterday, as calls for Mr. Gonzales to resign intensified among lawmakers in his own party....
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Group Home's Bias Suit Reopens; Trial Pits City against Justice
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A federal judge has ordered a new trial in a Justice Department lawsuit accusing the D.C. government of discriminating against a group home for disadvantaged youth that sought to open on Capitol Hill....
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Hailee's Grove near Parkway
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES N.V.P. Inc. is building 47 single-family homes on quarter-acre homesites at Hailee's Grove in Manassas, close to shopping, dining, golf courses and the Prince William County Parkway. Each...
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High-Decibel Dennis; More Talk Radio Airwaves, Liberal Ex-Fans Seeing Red
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dennis Miller knows from "getting whacked." That's his catchall description of canceled television shows, an underappreciated stint as color commentator for "Monday Night Football" and, perhaps most ignominiously,...
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House Rules, or Pelosi's Rules?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES This week's attempted quashing of longstanding House procedures is a sign of serious disarray in the Democratic Caucus. The motion to recommit, on the books since 1822, is a tool for the minority to offer alternative...
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'Idol'atry Has Its Disadvantages; Fast Track to Stardom Rolls Past Bumps That Help Talent Mature
Byline: Jenny Mayo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After "American Idol's" five years and six seasons on the air, all but the mediaphobes among us can recite the names of the national "pop"-ularity contest's victors: Kelly, Ruben, Fantasia, Carrie and Taylor...
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Immigration Deal Feels Heat from Left and Right
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow and Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Conservatives groups' anger at yesterday's immigration deal may be overshadowed only by that of some liberal and immigrant rights' groups, which said they will fight to change or block...
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Infiniti M45 Sport Is for You - Maybe
Byline: Nick Yost, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Since its introduction in 2005 as a 2006 model, the Infiniti M45 Sport has received nearly unanimous praise and has been named the winner in several head-to-head competitions with such vaunted marques...
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King's First Season of Pro Ball Proves a Little Bit Scary
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Stephen King struggled a bit last spring during his senior year in high school, but it was nothing like the nightmarish start to his first professional campaign. King, the Washington Nationals' third-round...
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Lukas on Comeback Trail; Trainer Goes after First Triple Crown Win since 2000
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - D. Wayne Lukas is back in town, a shot in the arm for a sport that needs it, a poke in the ribs for those who deserve it, at least according to his view of the world. At 71, the legendary and...
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Mazda Got It Right with Miata
Byline: Frank Aukofer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When you're a leader, the imperative always is to stay ahead of the game. Some do it better than others. Ford has been the leader in full-size pickup trucks, and has maintained its lead with...
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Metropole's Tower of Glass Rises at Logan Circle
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In Northwest Washington, Logan Circle's transformation into a hip part of town continues with the addition of clubs, theaters and restaurants that build on the already lively night life in...
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More Bad News for Scarlett O'Hara
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Poor Rhett and Scarlett. Their bones lie mouldering in the grave, but the lawyers and other opportunists in the book trade just won't leave them alone. Still another sequel to "Gone With the Wind" is...
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Nationals Fans Cool off This Season; Seats Empty at RFK Stadium
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Eight fans sat in Section 537 of RFK Stadium on Wednesday evening to watch the Nationals play the Braves. That was eight more than the number of fans sitting in sections 538 and 539. Suffice it to say,...
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New Acura RDX a Premium CUV
Byline: Arv Voss, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Acura, Honda's luxury division, enters the highly competitive crossover utility vehicle (CUV) marketplace with an all-new premium entry-level model that features a host of "best-in-class" attributes,...
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New, Larger Sentra Has More Goodies
Byline: Russ Heaps, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As Kia and Hyundai evolve and their product quality continues to improve by leaps and bounds, the lower-end economy sedans from the Japanese brands have become less relevant, just as the economy...
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Open House Popular, but So Is Online Tour
Byline: Carisa Chappell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Have online virtual tours replaced the good, old-fashioned open house? Although no one in the real estate business will contemplate stepping backward into the pre-Internet age, many agree...
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Outlander Outstanding with New Transmission
Byline: Sue Mead, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A dizzying array of new vehicles has arrived to the streets of America recently including the small car-based crossover Mitsubishi Outlander. Mitsubishi seeks to cover as much of the marketplace...
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Petraeus and PC-Policy-Making; Battlefield Folly Endangers Troops' Lives
Byline: Diana West, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "This fight depends on securing the population, which must understand that we - not our enemies - occupy the moral high ground." -Gen. David Petraeus, May 10 Oh, they must, must they? With his single...
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Police Nab Suspect in Firefighter Death; Shooting Stemmed from Card Game
Byline: Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Metropolitan Police Department made an arrest yesterday in the death of an off-duty firefighter who was fatally shot in Northeast following an argument over a card game. Investigators charged Eugene...
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Portis Slowed by Knee Soreness; Running Back Needs Therapy
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Already trying to rehabilitate shoulder and hand injuries, Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis now has to deal with a knee problem. Portis missed the team's offseason workouts Wednesday...
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Preserving Greenery
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES We are writing in response to the article "More greenery a cool way to halt warming" (Page 1, Tuesday). This article referred to research undertaken by Roland Ennos and colleagues at Manchester University into the role...
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Private Groups Can Push U.N. Goals; Panel Sees Role in Advancement
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Private and faith-based groups can play a key role in meeting the 2015 deadline to achieve an ambitious set of global social goals set by the United Nations, a panel of economic and development specialists...
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Putin's Vitriol
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Russian President Vladimir Putin's often acrimonious rhetoric toward the United States attracted much attention after a February security conference in Munich, where Mr. Putin, after rewriting his speech himself, claimed...
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Road Fixes Sought before Fort Belvoir Worker Influx
Byline: Kristen Chick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia lawmakers are trying to bar the Department of Defense from moving thousands of workers to Fort Belvoir until roads around the base are upgraded to handle the influx of commuters. An amendment...
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Sarkozy Backs Sea-Tied Alliance; Turkey Refuses EU Alternative
Byline: Andrew Borowiec, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NICOSIA, Cyprus - Plans are being discussed, with strong backing from new French President Nicolas Sarkozy, to group 16 countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea into a loose union cooperating on economic,...
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Senate Immigration Deal Forged; Bush Hails Citizenship, Border Plans
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senators and the Bush administration yesterday reached an immigration deal that offers a multistep path to citizenship to millions of illegal aliens in exchange for better border security and a new way...
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'Shrek' Charms Only Marketers; Visually Amazing Third Serving Lacks First Ogre Tale's Heart, Focus
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's only May 18, but it's looking like the summer of '07 is reinforcing the old saw that the third time is never the charm for movie sequels. First, "Spider-Man 3" confirmed what everyone suspected while...
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Stern and Jackson Get It Right
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES So the Suns fall to the Spurs in Game 5 because of the suspension of Amare Stoudemire and Boris Diaw, and the mealy-mouthed in the media are aghast that David Stern and Stu Jackson could be so punitive. ...
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Surf's Up for 'John'
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Surf's up for 'John' With the end of "The Sopranos" rapidly approaching, HBO is hoping audiences will get hooked on another drama, "John From Cincinnati," which bows June 10 at 10 p.m. following...
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Tessa Morris
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Name: Tessa Morris Company:Tutt, Taylor & Rankin Sotheby's International Realty Address: 1206 30th St. NW, Washington, DC 20007 Phone: 202/236-9543 Fax: 202/362-8258 E-mail: tessacmorris@gmail.com...
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The Birth of a Nation; Is This What King and Whitney Young Had in Mind?
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Well, the numbers are in. One year ago, there were 98.3 million American racial "minorities." Today, that number is 100.7 million, which means that one in three American residents is non-white. "To put...
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Thunderbirds Tell the Story; Air Force Pilots Represent and Honor Deployed U.S. Troops
Byline: David C. Lipscomb, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops fighting for freedom abroad will be honored at home this weekend at the 48th annual Joint Services Open House at Andrews Air Force Base. "They can't be at air...
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Treasury Hits Fronts for Drug Trafficker; Six Companies, Relatives on List
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Treasury Department yesterday designated six companies and a dozen persons in Mexico as fronts for Ismael Zambada Garcia, the leader of a Sinaloa-based drug trafficking organization named in May 2002...
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Two-Bedroom Condo Has Cathedral View
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Few condominiums in the city can boast the amenities offered by Sutton Towers, a brick high-rise off New Mexico Avenue near American University. Not only do the towers sit on a hill so the...
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Unfulfilled Trade Policy; Labor, Environment Deals Seal Coffin
Byline: Daniel Ikenson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As congressional Democrats and Bush administration officials were congratulating themselves last week for agreeing to include tough, enforceable labor and environmental standards in trade agreements,...
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U.S. Hits China's Melamine Claims; Denies Clean Bill from Inspectors
Byline: Steve Hirsch, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration yesterday disputed Chinese assertions that it had been given a clean bill of health by U.S. inspectors after a rash of pet deaths caused by the use of tainted Chinese wheat gluten...
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U.S. under 'Siege' before 9/11; '98 Terrorism Film Rereleased on DVD
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "The Siege," rereleased this week on DVD, paints a harrowing portrait of how New York City, and the country as a whole, could change in the face of repeated terrorist attacks. That the film originally...
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War-Funding Negotiations Move Offstage
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate avoided the Iraq debate yesterday by moving the war-funding standoff behind closed doors for three-way negotiations with House leaders and the Bush administration. The negotiations were initiated...
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Will Market Warm Up This Spring?
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES April didn't shape up quite like some thought it would. Just 7,502 existing homes were sold in the Washington metropolitan area last month - a drop of 20 percent compared to April 2006. ...
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World Bank Chief Resigns; Wolfowitz Insists He Acted 'Ethically'
Byline: Steve Hirsch, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Embattled World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz yesterday announced that he will resign at the end of June, saying it was time for the bank to continue under new leadership. President Bush accepted the...
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Wrong about the Business of War
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Diana West's column on the events at Haditha shows that she likely never wore the uniform or lacks a good appreciation of military history ("The 'business' is war," Op-Ed, May 11). Yes, war is emotional, and insurgents...
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You've Got Mail from a Doctor?
Byline: Gregory Lopes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is not unusual for friends to e-mail each other often in a day or for co-workers to e-mail back and forth regularly, but e-mailing doctors about medical concerns has yet to become a frequent form of...
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