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  • Back to school... even in Texas immigration prison

    KARNES CITY, Texas – In one classroom monitored by security cameras, third and fourth graders read in Spanish from a short story about mice. In anothe ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 1:32 pm
  • Gay marriage, medical marijuana get past Washington gridlock

    NEW YORK – While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Olive Garden defends unlimited breadsticks policy

    NEW YORK – Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity. ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Vietnam War soldiers to receive Medal of Honor from President Obama

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday will bestow the Medal of Honor on a pair of soldiers for their acts of bravery in the Vietnam War.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 8:55 am
  • Miss New York chosen as Miss America 2015

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was named the new Miss America Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city

    LUHANSK, Ukraine – Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions.
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat

    LONDON – Now it’s Britain’s turn to mourn.British aid worker David Haines has been beheaded – like t ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

    PARIS – Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global st ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    INDIANOLA, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sun ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Rampant Ebola fear takes toll its on Africa tourism

    KAMPALA, Uganda – Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya’s pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging touri ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

    LUHANSK, Ukraine – A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Satur ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Egypt seeks broader alliance efforts with U.S. over Libya

    CAIRO – As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Egyptian support on Saturday for an international coalition to combat jihadi groups, Egypt presse ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

    NEW YORK – Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.On Tuesday, the ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • ‘New’ Scots vote crucial to independence result

    GLASGOW, Scotland – On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland’s Asian community, support for independence from the United Kingdom is ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Video shows slaying of British aid worker

    BEIRUT – Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:46 pm
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