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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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Malia Obama to enter Harvard in 2017 after taking gap year Malia Obama to enter Harvard in 2017 after taking gap year
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WASHINGTON — A year off between high school and college is becoming a popular choice for U.S. students and it has caught the eye of President Barack Obama's daughter, Malia. The White House says the high school senior will enter Harvard in 2017, not later this year as had been widely expected. [Read More]
CIA director says unverified material in secret 9/11 pages CIA director says unverified material in secret 9/11 pages
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WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director John Brennan says a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 contains preliminary information about possible Saudi links to the attackers that hadn't been corroborated or checked out at the time. [Read More]
Train derails in Washington, leaking hazardous chemical Train derails in Washington, leaking hazardous chemical
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials warned Washington, D.C.-area residents to brace for a potentially slow commute today after a CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop, sending 15 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material. [Read More]
Nursing homes start to offer more individualized menus
1 day ago -
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — On a recent Thursday, the staff at Sunny Vista Living Center in Colorado Springs bustled in the kitchen. The phone rang with a last minute order as Chris Willard tended to a large pot of Thai-style soup with fresh ginger, vegetables and thin-sliced beef. [Read More]
Synthetic narcotics spark new look at drugged-driving laws
1 day ago -
MINEOLA, N.Y. — Eighteen-year-old Kristian Roggio was riding in a friend’s car when another driver careened across a Brooklyn street, colliding head-on and killing her. [Read More]
Man gets prison for ‘repeat’ robberies
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CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man who admitted he robbed two banks months after he was released from prison for robberies at the same banks five years earlier is headed back to prison. [Read More]
First cruise to Cuba from Miami in decades departs
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MIAMI (AP) — Passengers set sail Sunday from Miami on a historic cruise to Cuba, the first in decades to depart from a U.S. seaport for the communist island nation. [Read More]
Sick-out by Detroit teachers prompts 43 school closures
1 day ago -
DETROIT (AP) — More than 40 Detroit Public Schools will be closed today, the district said, after the teachers union urged members to call in sick in a protest over funding issues. [Read More]
College's plans to sell political memorabilia prompts outrage
1 day ago -
HARTFORD, Conn. — One of America’s largest troves of political and campaign memorabilia is headed for the auction block, spurring protests from some who do not want to see it divided up and sold to private collectors. [Read More]
Hundreds of minors from Central America discouraged from enrolling in U.S. schools Hundreds of minors from Central America discouraged from enrolling in U.S. schools
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala’s highlands. [Read More]
Ringling Bros. elephants perform for final time Ringling Bros. elephants perform for final time
1 day ago -
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The curtain fell a final time for elephants performing at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as the circus ended a practice that enthralled audiences for two centuries but became caught between animal rights activists’ concerns and Americans’ shifting views. [Read More]
Police: Two U.S. missionaries found slain in rural Jamaica
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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican police said Sunday that two U.S. missionaries were found slain in a rural area of the Caribbean island that has long struggled with high rates of violent crime. [Read More]
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