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Sandy Hook school bomb scare 'low to no threat'
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Newtown's schools superintendent says a bomb threat phoned in to the Sandy Hook School that forced its evacuation was "complex," but was considered "low to no threat."...
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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California community reels after mayor shot dead
BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) -- She was his high school sweetheart and wife of 28 years. He was mayor of the modest Los Angeles suburb where they moved and had two kids just after they were married....
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Man gets 30-year term for Oregon bomb plot
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- One thousand, four hundred and six days after he screamed "God is great" while police officers dragged him into a waiting van, a young Somali American was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb....
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Missing-student suspect due in Virginia court
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student is due in court on reckless driving charges....
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Quotations in the News
"That's how we're going to break the chain of transmission, and that's where our focus has to be." - Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on how federal health officials will monitor people who have come into contact with an airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. every day for the next three weeks, the incubation period for the virus....
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History fight coming to a head in suburban Denver
DENVER (AP) -- A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught is coming to a head in suburban Denver on Thursday with students and teachers expected to pack a school board meeting where the controversial changes could face a vote....
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Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US
The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia to Dallas, where he is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Key dates in the case:...
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Episcopalians battle behind walls of NYC seminary
NEW YORK (AP) -- The lid has been lifted on a fierce internal battle at the nation's oldest Episcopal seminary, which has lost most of its faculty over what they say is their dean's intimidating, disrespectful leadership....
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Potato harvest schools Maine teens in hard work
BLAINE, Maine (AP) -- In the gentle hills of northern Maine, far from the rocky coastline and lighthouses, teenagers trade warm classrooms for cold potato fields every fall, just as they have for generations....
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A look at changes in college prep history courses
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado students and teachers are protesting a school board's attempt to change the new way some history college prep classes are being taught and tested....
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Q&A: What are students in Colorado protesting?
DENVER (AP) -- A fight in Colorado over how United States' history is taught has pitted the new conservative majority on a suburban Denver school board against students and teachers who accuse the board of censorship....
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Minneapolis community fights recruiters for jihad
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Every evening after work, Abdirizak Bihi strolls through neighborhood parks where young Somalis shoot hoops and play soccer. He tells jokes, urges them to clean up their trash and even grabs the basketball to take a few shots....
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Ebola worries could keep some Dallas students home
DALLAS (AP) -- Some parents have temporarily removed their children from Dallas schools after learning that five students may have come into contact with the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S....
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Man, hostage dead after Southern Calif. standoff
HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a hostage standoff at a San Bernardino County home ended with the shooting deaths of a woman and a man who was holding her hostage. Two small children also held hostage came away safe....
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