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Issue: "John Roberts: Bush's pick," July 30, 2005

"Don't even ask me about the flip-flops."

Mother of Northwestern University lacrosse player Aly Josephs on the controversy that ensued after Ms. Josephs and several teammates wore flip-flops to the White House as the national championship team met with President Bush. "It mortified me," she said.

"Deferred success."

The phrase that some members of the Professional Association of Teachers in Britain want to replace the word fail in British classrooms. The group is debating the proposal.


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The number of times pilots flew into restricted air space in the three years after the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.

"I never dreamed that a pig could be a protector."

Becky Moyer of Minneapolis, Minn., on her pet pig Arnold, who died last week at the age of 6. Four years ago the 450-pound pig bit an intruder who was holding Ms. Moyer at gunpoint. The man and his accomplice fled the scene. Ms. Moyer received the pig, which died of apparent heart failure, as a birthday gift in 1999.


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