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    September 14, 2010

    Ex-law enforcers back legalizing pot

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — A group of former law enforcement officials Monday endorsed a November ballot measure that would legalize marijuana in California. Members of the group say legalizing pot would unclog court dockets and allow police to focus on more serious crime. The group supporting Proposition 19 is largely comprised of former or retired […]

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    September 14, 2010

    Fellow Americans’ suspicions frustrate Muslims

    Images of violence overseas and lack of knowledge of what the faith teaches hinder rapport.

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    September 14, 2010

    Fears of ‘superbug’ gene grow; officials probe links to medical care in India

    BOSTON — An infectious-disease nightmare is unfolding: A new gene that can turn many types of bacteria into superbugs resistant to nearly all antibiotics has sickened people in three states and is popping up all over the world, health officials reported Monday. The U.S. cases and two others in Canada all involve people who had […]

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    September 14, 2010

    Nation, World Dispatches, Sept. 14, 2010

    DETROIT Plane bombing attempt suspect may plead guilty A Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up an international flight near Detroit on Christmas fired his lawyers Monday and suggested he wants to plead guilty to some counts. U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds advised Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab not to get rid of his attorneys, but […]

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    September 14, 2010

    More women than men earn doctorates in 2009

    WASHINGTON — For the first time, more women than men in the United States received doctoral degrees last year, the culmination of decades of change in the status of women at colleges nationwide. The number of women at every level of academia has been rising for decades. Women now hold a nearly 3-to-2 majority in […]

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    September 14, 2010
    Christine O'Donnell

    Tea party hopes for upset in Delaware

    Some GOP primaries today are seen as a test of moderates vs. insurgents.

  • Published
    September 12, 2010

    Court lifts ban on U.S. funding for stem-cell research

    The reprieve may only last a few weeks pending a full review of a judge's order.

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    September 12, 2010

    Family rejects defining of death

    Relatives of an Oregon woman who died in an accident believe in God's power of resurrection.

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    September 12, 2010

    Pastor pledges to never burn Qurans

    The Rev. Terry Jones says his protest's goal was accomplished and it wasn't a publicity stunt.

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    September 12, 2010

    Palin-Beck event igniting protesters

    Critics plan to denounce the tea party favorites as intolerant fearmongers spreading divisiveness.