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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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Ebola worries keep some Dallas students home
DALLAS (AP) -- Worries over Ebola kept some Dallas schoolchildren home Thursday after school officials identified five students who may have come into contact with the first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with the virus....
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Orr: Detroit bankruptcy challenges seen as costly
DETROIT (AP) -- Emergency manager Kevyn Orr says it would have cost the city big to fight bond insurer Syncora Inc.'s challenges to Detroit's bankruptcy....
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Protesters to pack meeting on education changes
DENVER (AP) -- Students and teachers fighting a plan to promote patriotism and downplay civil disobedience in some suburban Denver U.S. history courses are expected to pack a school board meeting Thursday where the controversial changes could face a vote....
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White Ohio woman sues over sperm from black donor
CLEVELAND (AP) -- An Ohio woman has sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she and her partner had intended....
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Nearly 3 years prison for Ponzi schemer ex-partner
MIAMI (AP) -- A former law partner of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison after pleading guilty to a conspiracy charge....
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Prosecutors want death penalty drug info shielded
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio prosecutors are pushing for laws that would shield the identity of pharmacies making a specialized dose of a lethal drug....
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Makeshift system offers Detroit water hookup
DETROIT (AP) -- A makeshift system of plastic pipe, garden hoses, duct tape and towels is providing water service to a downtown Detroit coffeehouse and an adjoining jewelry store as city repairs to the water system are on hold....
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Reputed drug cartel member to change plea in US
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A cousin of one of the world's most notorious drug lords who prosecutors say was working to distribute cocaine in the United States is due in a New Hampshire court Thursday for a change of plea hearing....
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Suit: Toll-taker told not to say 'God bless you'
PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) -- A former Garden State Parkway toll collector has filed a civil rights lawsuit, saying a supervisor told her to stop saying "God bless you" to motorists....
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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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Plot to bomb holiday event leads to 30-year term
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 doesn't appear in court
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student didn't appear in court Thursday morning for a bond hearing on reckless driving charges as expected....
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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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Killer of New Jersey rabbi's wife out of prison
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) -- A confessed hit man who was paid to help kill a New Jersey rabbi's wife in 1994 has been released from prison....
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