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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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Maine governor names new dog Veto
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LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage has a new dog that he’s named “Veto.” [Read More]
Scholar Daniel Aaron dies at 103
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NEW YORK — Daniel Aaron, a founding scholar and ambassador of American studies who explored and explained his country through books, essays and diplomatic missions and helped preserve the literary canon as the first president of the Library of America, has died. [Read More]
Kids with ADHD given drugs too soon
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NEW YORK — Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials say. [Read More]
Detroit teachers end sick-out; union fights legislation
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DETROIT — Detroit schools are expected to reopen today after teachers who had called out sick for two days received assurances from the financially struggling district that they would continue to be paid. [Read More]
Huge diamond could fetch $70 million
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LONDON (AP) — A London auctioneer says a diamond the size of a tennis ball that is the largest discovered in more than a century could sell for more than $70 million. [Read More]
Iranians threaten to close strait
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they “threaten” the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported today. [Read More]
Trump, Clinton all but certain to face off in fall campaign Trump, Clinton all but certain to face off in fall campaign
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Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton — a stunning triumph for a candidate whose appeal to voters was widely underestimated. [Read More]
States urged to reduce pregnancy-related deaths States urged to reduce pregnancy-related deaths
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WASHINGTON — The relatively high percentage of American women who die as a result of pregnancy, which exceeds that of other developed nations, is prompting a new national prevention campaign that is relying on the states to take a leading role. [Read More]
U.S. Defense Secretary Carter: Campaign against IS 'far from over' U.S. Defense Secretary Carter: Campaign against IS 'far from over'
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STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — The combat death of an American Navy SEAL in Iraq shows that despite recent gains against the Islamic State in Iraq, "this fight is far from over," U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday. [Read More]
2 teens killed, 1 injured in high-speed crash 2 teens killed, 1 injured in high-speed crash
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UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Two teenagers are dead and a third is injured in what authorities say was a high-speed crash in western Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Gap year before college can benefit students Gap year before college can benefit students
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s daughter Malia is taking a year off after graduating from high school before attending Harvard University as part of an expanding program for students known as a “gap year.” [Read More]
Crews work to up speeds to 70 mph
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HARRISBURG (AP) — Motorists will get to go faster, up to 70 mph, on nearly 1,000 miles of Pennsylvania highway once transportation crews complete work they began this week posting signs with the new speed limit. [Read More]
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