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School shooting used as excuse to restrict homeschooling

A Connecticut commission has made recommendations that would restrict the freedom of homeschooling families. The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, created by Governor Dannel P. Malloy in the aftermath of the school shooting in Newton, Connecticut, clai ...

No atheist should be permitted to serve in the U.S. military - Do you agree?

The United States Air Force has refused to allow a sergeant to re-enlist because he will not say "so help me God." The Air Force is doing exactly the right thing here. There is no place in the United States military for those who do not believe in th ...

One liberal and her Obama statue

WILKES-BARRE -- Tiffany Bruce can't understand why anyone would steal her statue of the president. "What are they going to do, pawn it? I'm the only one here with that. People are crazy," she said in her home Tuesday. Since July 2013, the residents o ...

Flag Day: American flag etiquette

More than 230 years ago, the Stars and Stripes was adopted as the official American flag. Today, Flag Day, commemorates that anniversary. The United States' Flag Code details guidelines for the display and use of the American flag; not just on Flag D ...

Merriam-Webster adds selfie, more to dictionary

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary has added 150 new words, from "selfie" to "poutine." Many of the words and terms relate to digital life and social media — spoiler alert, hashtag and tweep — while others a ...

Teen pees in reservoir; city to dump 38M gallons of water

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot — the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths ...

Typing in all caps considered shouting by court

A High Court judge in England told an "insensitive" father that he must stop emailing his children in all capital letters because it looks like he is yelling at them. The Israeli father is in a custody dispute involving his 13-year-old son and 9-year ...

Yellowstone volcano: Could fleeing animals predicate eruption?

A large supervolcano lies within Yellowstone National Park and between a 4.8-magnitude earthquake last weekend and recent reports of animals fleeing the region, some people are worried there may be a pending eruption. U.S. Geological Survey experts s ...

Marathon victim sues Glenn Beck for defamation

BOSTON (AP) — A Saudi Arabian man injured in last year's Boston Marathon bombings has filed a defamation and slander lawsuit against conservative commentator Glenn Beck for allegedly saying on the air that the plaintiff was "the money man" behind the ...

Lesbian-only cemetery being inaugurated in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — A new burial area for lesbians only is being inaugurated in a two-century-old cemetery in the German capital this weekend. A 400-square-meter (-yard) area of the Lutheran Georgen Parochial cemetery, established in 1814 in central Berlin ...


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