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2006-06-02 15:50:00

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON -- President George W. Bush will promote a constitutional ban on gay marriage on the eve of a Senate vote next week, weighing in on an issue that could rally his wavering conservative base in an election year. Though the proposed constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage stands little chance of passing, it is one of several hot-button causes Republicans are championing to appeal to right-wing voters ahead of November's congressional ballot. Bush planned...

2006-06-01 03:33:36

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian art dealer bought 26 letters written by French philosopher and satirist Voltaire to Catherine the Great for a mystery buyer, a local paper reported on Thursday. Alexander Khochinsky, a Moscow art dealer, told the Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper that he bought the letters for 583,200 euros ($750,800) at a Sotheby's auction in Paris. He declined to comment when asked if he had bought the letters at the request of a Russian state official, the paper said. But...

2006-05-25 14:54:22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Thursday ordered records seized from Louisiana Democratic Rep. William Jefferson's office to be sealed for 45 days in order to work out a dispute over the documents with the U.S. Congress. Leaders of the House of Representatives are outraged that the FBI seized a computer hard drive and two boxes of papers from Jefferson's office. They contend the search violated the constitutional separation of powers between the executive and...

2006-05-23 19:17:39

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of both parties on Capitol Hill accused the FBI on Tuesday of overstepping constitutional boundaries designed to protect Congress when it raided a Democratic lawmaker's office over the weekend. The Justice Department's bribery investigation of Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson has turned up $90,000 in his freezer and won guilty pleas from two associates, but Republicans and Democrats alike said investigators went too far when they...

2006-05-23 12:56:47

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will not pursue complaints about a spy agency's access to millions of telephone records because it cannot obtain classified material, the FCC's chairman said in a letter released on Tuesday. Rep. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, had asked communications regulators to investigate a newspaper report that AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications and BellSouth Corp. gave access to and turned over...

2006-05-17 23:55:00

By Deepa Babington NEW YORK -- Exxon Mobil Corp. in a report said it cut oil and other spills by 20 percent last year to the lowest level in its history, touting its environmental record as it works to shake off its corporate villain image. In a lengthy report released on Thursday detailing the company's efforts to support the environment and the communities it operates in, Exxon said it spent more than $3 billion last year on expenses related to the environment. About half of that was in the...

2006-05-17 19:09:47

By Gene Cherry DURHAM, North Carolina (Reuters) - Justin Gatlin wants the 100 metres world record to himself. The Olympic and world champion also wants the IAAF to take another look at the timing picture of his race in Doha last Friday that was announced as a world-record 9.76 seconds. The IAAF said on Wednesday that Gatlin's winning time was actually 9.77 seconds, tying but not breaking Asafa Powell's world record. The governing body said the time was adjusted because officials,...

2006-05-17 09:48:58

PARIS (Reuters) - Justin Gatlin's 100 meters world record of 9.76 seconds has been corrected to 9.77, equaling the previous mark, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Wednesday. The IAAF was informed of an error in the reading of the result by the company responsible for timing at Friday's meeting in Doha. Based on his time recorded after winning the race, Gatlin ran 9.766 seconds, which was announced as a world record 9.76, an IAAF statement read....

2006-05-17 08:30:00

By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina -- Justin Gatlin's agent questioned the delay in correcting the U.S. sprinter's 100 meters world record and said it would motivate him to run faster. Gatlin was given a time of 9.76 seconds at a meeting in Doha last week. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced on Wednesday the time should have been rounded up to 9.77, equaling Jamaican Asafa Powell's world record. "I am a bit surprised," former hurdles great Renaldo...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'