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ABC pulls 'Neighborhood' reality series show was shot in Austin
SBC goes after cable customers to slow its losses SBC Communications Inc. is offering free satellite TV and high-speed Internet service to customers who defect from a cable TV provider. SBC is making the move because cable companies are luring SBC clients with combined phone, Web and TV services and may take 355,000 phone lines from SBC this year, Banc of America Securities analyst David Barden estimated.
Mexicans in US to gain voting clout
Canada may restrict export of Rx drugs Canada will take steps to restrict the flow of cheaper prescription drugs to American consumers, the health minister announced Wednesday, countering a move in the U.S. Congress to legalize the import of Canadian drugs.
Health funds for veterans misjudged The Bush administration admitted that it badly miscalculated health care spending for veterans this year and agreed to send Congress an emergency spending request to make up a shortfall of at least $1 billion.
Two Iraqis caught trying to cross Mexico-US border The Mexican Attorney General's Office said the Iraqis have family members who live in the San Diego area ... said the two men had no known connection to terrorists and, at this point, faced "absolutely nothing more than charges of being unable to prove they were in Mexican territory legally."
Shark shows interest in Fla. hottie (with photos of both)
Northern Virginia to turn off 'spy' red-light cameras as a 10-year pilot program expires. Critics, including delegates who voted to end the program, say the cameras are money-making devices that invade a residents' privacy and cause rear-end collisions.
Science changes its mind again Chapter 362
One in six countries facing food shortage because of severe droughts that could become semi-permanent under climate change, UN scientists warned.
NASA set for a crash with comet late Sunday night
U.S. House agrees to $3,100 pay raise for 2006 In a House riven by partisanship, raising members' pay is one of the few things Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., agree on.
Texas measure seeks to limit power to take property
WASHINGTON POST 6/30
'Blue on White' in Iraq
Spain legalizes gay marriage
COMPETING WITH CANADA, MEXICO OFFERS GAY DIVORCES
U.S. Tightens Both Borders
One day after the Canadian House of Commons voted to make gay marriages legal across Canada, Mexican President Vicente Fox announced that gay divorces would be legal across Mexico.
In a nationally televised address, President Fox acknowledged that offering gay divorces nationwide in Mexico was a “drastic measure,” but added that it was necessary to compete with Canada’s bold move.
“Canada stands to reap billions in tourist dollars from couples seeking gay marriages,” he said. “But when those marriages go south, we want those tourist dollars to go south, too.”
Speaking directly to the gay married population, Mr. Fox said, “When your gay marriage isn’t so gay anymore, say ‘Hola’ to Mexico.”
Privately, aides to President Fox said he was “furious” at the Canadians for legalizing gay marriage across the country on Tuesday, since he had been planning for months to offer “quickie” gay marriages across Mexico.
“Vicente was totally pissed at the Canadians when they legalized gay marriages,” one aide to Mr. Fox said. “They only did it to make up for the loss of hockey.”
At the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said that Canada’s decision to offer gay marriages, coupled with Mexico’s decision to offer gay divorces, would cause the U.S. to tighten both borders.
“We don’t want to turn the United States of America into some kind of thoroughfare for unhappy gay couples sprinting for Splitsville,” Mr. Chertoff said, adding that the Department of Homeland Security would raise the alert level to pink.
Elsewhere, the Pentagon announced that it was launching a new offensive in Iraq called “Operation Stay There Indefinitely.”