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High court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — A narrowly divided Supreme Court upheld decidedly Christian prayers at the start of local council meetings on Monday, declaring them in line with long national traditions though the country has grown more religiously diverse.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014

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Texas grand jury shooting simulator stirs debate

HOUSTON (AP) — The armed carjacker projected on a large screen threatens to kill you if you don't give up your keys. Holding a modified gun that emits a beam, you pull the trigger when he draws his weapon, and seconds later fire again at another person who jumps in front with something in his hand.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014

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UN: Spread of polio now a world health emergency

 

LONDON (AP) — For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014

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AP IMPACT: Deadly side effect to fracking boom

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation's roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways are choked with large trucks and heavy drilling equipment.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014

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Greece: Smuggling boats capsize, 22 migrants drown

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — At least 22 people — including families trapped in a flooded cabin — drowned when a yacht and a dinghy crammed with migrants trying to slip into Greece capsized Monday in the eastern Aegean Sea, authorities said.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014

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Authorities: Clamp snapped in circus accident

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A public safety official in Rhode Island says investigators looking into what happened to send eight circus acrobats plummeting to the ground during a performance have found that a clamp snapped.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014

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Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said, they rejected it.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014

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Nigeria group threatens to sell kidnapped girls

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Islamic extremist leader is threatening to sell the nearly 300 teenage schoolgirls abducted from a school in the remote northeast three weeks ago, in a new videotape received Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014

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