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No dogs on the subway?
A New York City woman has filed a $10 million federal lawsuit because she wasn’t allowed to bring her dog on the subway. Estelle Stamm, 65, says that “Wargas,” a 120-pound livestock guard dog, should be considered a “service animal” under the Americans With Disabilities Act, because without him she suffers panic attacks. City lawyers, however, cite Web postings in which Stamm writes fondly of a previous dog’s “tremendous killing power” and the way “the seas of people part before us” on crowded subways.

Voting schedule vs. Football
A group of U.S. congressmen asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to rearrange the voting schedule so that they could watch a college football game. In a note, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) asked Pelosi to “kindly consider” rescheduling votes so that he and other lawmakers could attend the national title game between Florida and Oklahoma. Pelosi’s office denied the request.