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Your kid’s prom just got even more expensive Your kid’s prom just got even more expensive
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American parents are accustomed to being treated like human cash machines during prom season, spending close to $1,000 to guarantee that a high school dance doesn’t become an emotional catastrophe. A hundred bucks for tickets, and hundreds more for fancy clothes — even the corsage costs $20. [Read More]

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Feds to investigate explosion
5 hours ago -
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Natural gas pipelines were being drained Saturday as authorities try to determine the cause of an explosion in western Pennsylvania that destroyed one home, damaged at least three others and burned a fleeing homeowner. [Read More]
Thousands turn out to hear Buffett Thousands turn out to hear Buffett
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OMAHA, Neb. — Berkshire Hathaway’s peculiarities were on display again this weekend with tens of thousands of people filling an arena to listen to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger talk business for hours at the conglomerate’s annual meeting. [Read More]
Nissan recalls 4 million cars for air bag problem
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NEW YORK — Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash, leading to serious injuries or fatalities. [Read More]
Obama entertains at correspondents' dinner
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WASHINGTON — Even though President Barack Obama and his wife can’t wait to get out of the White House, being a lame duck can hurt a guy. [Read More]
Stevie Wonder, Snoop canceled by rain
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NEW ORLEANS — Thunderstorms forced the cancellation of Saturday’s late acts at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, including scheduled appearances by Stevie Wonder, rapper Snoop Dogg, Beck and others. [Read More]
Woman, 4 kids killed in flood
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FORT WORTH, Texas — Lisa Asberry Davis said on Saturday that she and her three children waded to safety through water up to their chins after torrential rains in East Texas swamped a cul-de-sac of homes during the night and forced some residents onto rooftops. [Read More]
Congress leaves work undone
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WASHINGTON — Congress accomplished relatively little in a short work period, missing deadlines on the budget and on helping Puerto Rico with its financial crisis as lawmakers began a weeklong break. [Read More]
Teenager thrown from ride, killed
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EL PASO, Texas — One teenage girl was killed and another was injured when they were ejected from a whirling ride at an El Paso church carnival. [Read More]
Officials: Collapsed building lacked permit
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NAIROBI, Kenya — A building that collapsed amid heavy rains in Nairobi, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 134, did not have an occupancy permit, officials said Saturday as they ordered its owner to turn himself in. [Read More]
Fighting rages in Aleppo
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BEIRUT — The Syrian government launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in Aleppo while rebels shelled government-held parts of the northern city, as a truce in other parts of the country appeared to be holding on its first day. [Read More]
Dogs find relief in U.S. airports
5 hours ago -
NEW YORK — Little Simba couldn’t wait to check it out. The toy poodle was among the first to try a special bathroom just for animals at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, among a growing number of “pet relief facilities” being installed at major air hubs across the nation. [Read More]
State policies vary on terminating parental rights State policies vary on terminating parental rights
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NEW YORK — For child-welfare agencies across the United States, it’s the ultimate sanction: terminating the rights of parents to raise their own children due to concerns about abuse and neglect. [Read More]
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