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California Chrome made 3-5 favorite for Preakness

AP Photo/Garry Jones BALTIMORE (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was made the odds-on favorite at 3-5 on Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew an inside post position in the 10-horse field that includes a filly for the first time in five years....
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California Chrome made 3-5 favorite for Preakness

AP Photo/Garry Jones BALTIMORE (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was made the odds-on favorite at 3-5 on Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew an inside post position in the 10-horse field that includes a filly for the first time in five years....

Democrat In Governor’s Race Backs Preschool Access

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Democratic candidate Ed FitzGerald says he’ll work to guarantee that all Ohio 4-year-olds have access to public preschool by 2018 if he’s elected governor. FitzGerald announced his universal pre-kindergarten plan Wednesday in Westerville....
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Extremists attack town of abducted schoolgirls

Christians pray during a service to support the release of kidnapped girls in Nigeria, at a church in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Boko Haram, the militant group that kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria, said the girls will only be freed after the...
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Extremists attack town of abducted schoolgirls

Christians pray during a service to support the release of kidnapped girls in Nigeria, at a church in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Boko Haram, the militant group that kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria, said the girls will only be freed after the...
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Arkansas high court won’t stay gay marriage ruling

After marrying Allan Cox, 48, left, and Steve Thomas, 61, right, Judge Wendell Griffen, center, signs their marriage license in this Monday, May 12, 2014 photo in Little Rock, Ark. Lawyers for gay couples asked the state’s highest court Tuesday, May 13, 2014 to let same-sex...

$103K for portrait of girl who was shot by Taliban

NEW YORK (AP) — A British artist’s portrait of a young Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education brought in more than $100,000 at auction Wednesday. Christie’s said the painting of Malala Yousafzai by Jonathan Yeo...
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CANNES WATCH: Lively soars, Kidman talks lows

AP Photo/Joel Ryan CANNES, France (AP) — The Associated Press is all over the Cannes Film Festival – from its glitzy premieres to the celeb parties and quirky moments in between. Here’s what they’ve seen and heard: — BLAKE LIVELY FOR THE WINNING LOOK...

White potatoes belong in a balanced diet and in the WIC program

Regarding Catherine Rampell’s May 9 Washington Forum column, “Big Potato demands taters for tots”: The Agriculture Department’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is one of the most successful tools our country has for...

Acting on climate change does not equal reduced prosperity

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