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2006-02-26 10:46:25

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When U.S. President George W. Bush heads to India on Tuesday, few people in the United States will be paying closer attention to the trip than the nearly 2 million Americans of Indian origin. On the trip, Bush will try to work through differences on a landmark accord to give India access to long-denied U.S. nuclear equipment and fuel to meet its soaring energy needs. A deal was reached in principle last July but has run into...

2005-09-13 16:52:07

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. court backed the sovereignty of Indian tribes on Tuesday ruling that four siblings whose father is a member of a tribe with a successful casino may not use the federal government to secure membership of the tribe. The four, Kathy Lynnette Lewis, Larry Paul Lewis Jr., Chad Elliott Lewis and Jerry Lee Lewis, sued the federal government to have its agencies order the Table Mountain Rancheria tribe, which operates a casino near Fresno, California, to...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.