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Topic - David Baker
Parents in one Arizona school district have expressed concerns with a contract from education administrators that asks them to sign a pledge to keep away guns from their children.
The Bill of Rights Institute, a nonprofit organization in Arlington, holds an essay contest every year to help high school students think about citizenship, freedom and serving America through the lenses of America's Founding Fathers and founding documents.
TEL AVIV — The Israeli government has moved to cut off a two-year influx of Sudanese refugees into Israel, for the first time expelling back to Egypt about 50 Africans who illegally crossed the porous border with the Sinai Peninsula.
TEL AVIV — Foreign ministers from Jordan and Egypt made a groundbreaking visit to Jerusalem yesterday to promote an Arab League peace plan that offers normal diplomatic relations in exchange for a return to Israel"s pre-1967 borders.
The Democratic presidential front-runners, expecting the economy to be a pivotal issue in 2008, have drawn together teams of top business leaders and economists from Wall Street to academia to help them draft policies on trade, taxes, jobs and economic growth.
JERUSALEM — Israeli and Palestinian leaders yesterday called off a planned summit this week, dealing a new setback to efforts to halt fighting between the Israeli army and militants in the Gaza Strip and restart peacemaking.
"Without a tremendous amount of ingenuity the United States of America would not exist as we know it today," he wrote in his first-place essay for the East North Central region. "Ingenuity means trying new ways of doing things, new uses for past ideas and developing them until you find a better way. The Founders had to use creativity and ingenuity to develop a system of government for such a diverse people. They were also able to balance the government so that it would treat all citizens and all States equally."
"The intention is for them to be returned as quickly as possible" to Egypt, said David Baker, a government spokesman. "We intend for them to be sent back to Egypt. Israel is doing its utmost to provide humanitarian relief, and I'm talking about refugees from Darfur."