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Editorial: Sanctioned prayer has no place at legislative meetings

THE SEPARATION of church and state always has demanded difficult line-drawing. That hard necessity was given short shrift by the near-flippancy with which the Supreme Court last week dismissed the concerns of minority religious or non-religious Americans, whose views must be...

Popular Squirrels A Nuisance To Ohio University

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Squirrels that have taken on a minor celebrity status at a northeastern Ohio university have become a costly nuisance. The squirrels at Malone University in Canton have multiple Twitter accounts with hundreds of followers, a lip-syncing band has been named...
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Spieth goes bogey-free and ties Kaymer at Players

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Spieth made a 12-foot par putt on the 18th hole to complete another bogey-free round and join Martin Kaymer in a share of the lead Saturday in The Players Championship. Spieth was even more impressive as he got...

U. of Richmond athletic staffer was on Va. balloon

DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — A University of Richmond women’s basketball team staff member was one of three occupants on a hot air balloon that crashed in Virginia, a family spokeswoman said Saturday. The spokeswoman, Julie Snyder, told The Associated Press that Natalie...

Ohio Man Avoids Death Penalty In Teen’s Killing

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has avoided the death penalty in the killing of a 16-year-old pregnant girl. Although 26-year-old David Stoddard of Barberton, near Akron, will avoid execution, a Summit County jury decided Friday that he must spend the rest of his life in prison...

Reds Activate Chapman, Option Partch

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds activated LHP Aroldis Chapman from the 15-day disabled list before Saturday’s game against Colorado. RHP Curtis Partch was optioned to Triple-A Louisville to make room on the roster for Chapman, who opened the season on the disabled...
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St. Louis Rams pick Michael Sam in NFL draft

AP Photo/L.G. Patterson NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Sam has been picked by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL draft, becoming the first openly gay player drafted by a pro football team. Sam played at Missouri, and came out as gay in media interviews earlier this...

College basketball staffer official was on balloon

DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — A family spokeswoman says a University of Richmond women’s basketball team staff member was one of two passengers on a hot air balloon that crashed in Virginia. Family spokeswoman Julie Snyder told The Associated Press on Saturday that Natalie...
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Pagenaud stretches fuel to win on Indy road course

AP Photo/Robert Baker INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud has won the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis by stretching his fuel to the finish on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Frenchman was one of several drivers to gamble on fuel strategy, and made it...
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Insurgents blow up 2nd bridge, abduct wife, 2 kids

Demonstrators arrive in front of the Nigerian consulate after marching from Harlem during a rally, Saturday, May 10, 2014, in New York. Dozens gathered to join the international effort to rescue the 276 schoolgirls being held captive by Islamic extremists in northeastern Nigeria....