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Islam critic: Brandeis turned honor into a shaming

In this Monday, Feb. 5, 2007 photo, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, writer of the film “Submission,” which criticized the treatment of women in traditional Islam and led to the murder of Dutch film director Theo Van Gogh, talks to a reporter in New York. Brandeis University in...
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Faith-touting congressman seeks privacy after kiss

This photo taken Nov. 21, 2013 shows then-newly-elected Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. waiting to be sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington. McAllister says he’s asking his family and constituents for forgiveness after a West Monroe newspaper published a video that it says...

Suit Cites Urgency To Overturn NC Gay Marriage Ban

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is launching a new legal assault on North Carolina’s constitutional ban on marriage for same-sex couples. The group said Wednesday that it is urging a federal judge to quickly negate the state ban to help children as...
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Hamilton out 6-to-8 weeks with torn thumb ligament

AP Photo/Pat Sullivan SEATTLE (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks because of a torn ligament in his left thumb that needs surgery. The 2010 AL MVP Hamilton was injured during Tuesday night’s game against Seattle...
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Woman pulled from mudslide rubble shares her story

In this undated photo provided by Amanda Skorjanc and Ty Suddarth, Duke Suddarth is held by Skorjanc, his mother, with Ty Suddarth. The 5-month-old baby rescued from a Oso, Wash., landslide is listed in serious condition and improving at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. A...

12 kids hurt in Orlando-area day care center crash

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they have located the vehicle believed to be involved in a day care crash in Florida that injured 15 people, including a dozen children. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office reports Florida Highway Patrol troopers found a...
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‘From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town,’ by Ingrid D. Rowland

On Aug. 24, 79 A.D., from his villa in Misenum, near Naples, the learned Pliny the Elder — whose “Natural History” is one of the great encyclopedic works of antiquity — noticed a cloud of unusual size and appearance. It appeared to be issuing from Mt. Vesuvius. As his nephew...
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Toyota, GM recalls push US to near-record pace

AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye DETROIT (AP) — Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government. On Wednesday, Toyota announced it was recalling...
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Teen stabs 20 at Pittsburgh-area high school

A woman walks onto the campus of the Franklin Regional School District where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned....
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Islam critic: Brandeis turned honor into ‘shaming’

In this Monday, Feb. 5, 2007 photo, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, writer of the film “Submission,” which criticized the treatment of women in traditional Islam and led to the murder of Dutch film director Theo Van Gogh, talks to a reporter in New York. Brandeis University in...