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Bush vetoes Iraq spending bill

As promised, President Bush vetoed yesterday a spending bill that contained a timeline for with drawing U.S. troops from Iraq, propelling the con frontation between Congress and the White House into an uncertain new phase. pg 1a

Immigrant-rights protests

Tens of thousands of people pressing for immi grants' rights demonstrated in dozens of cities. But with advocates splintered over tactics, the crowds paled compared with last year's turnout. pg 3a


Arsenic problem found in 1981

A Johns Hopkins researcher published a study in 1981 showing high levels of arsenic in Swann Park in South Baltimore and concluded that the element was likely responsible for a high cancer death rate in the neighborhood. pg 1a

Navy doctor being investigated

A Navy doctor who was a chaperone for the Naval Academy men's gymnastics team is being investigat ed on allegations that he made secret video record ings of midshipmen having sex in his home, several legal and naval sources said yesterday. pg 1b


Crisis in Turkey worsens

The political crisis in Turkey deepened yesterday when the high court annulled parliament's initial round of voting for president, hampering the ruling party's efforts to install a former Islamist in a post that has been occupied by secularists since the re public was founded. pg 12a








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Offer for Wall Street Journal

News Corp. made an unsolicited offer to buy the publisher of The Wall Street Journal for $60 a share, valuing the deal at about $5 billion. Shares of Dow Jones & Co. went up nearly 55 percent yesterday on news of the offer. pg 1d

Under Armour stock drops

Under Armour stock fell about 9 percent yesterday as the Baltimore sports apparel company gave sec ond-quarter earnings estimates that were well be low analysts' expectations. pg 1d


Pay for college athletes?

Rep. Bobby L. Rush, a Illinois Democrat and chair man of a House Energy and Commerce subcommit tee, plans to summon university presidents to a hearing on whether college athletes should be paid. Rush said athletes are being exploited for their abili ty to help schools realize large revenues. pg 1e


Hairstylist on a reality series

A hairstylist at a Cockeysville salon is one of 12 con testants on the Bravo's reality series, Shear Genius. She won a challenge last week using hedge clippers. The series concludes May 30. pg 1c

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