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NY High School: One Nation Under Allah

PINE BUSH, N.Y. (AP) -- A school in upstate New York has apologized for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic after complaints from district residents who lost family members in the Afghanistan war. The pledge was read in Arabic during Wednesda ...

Janet Napolitano apologizes for disparaging student protest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Janet Napolitano, the president of the University of California system and former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, publicly apologized Thursday for calling chants by students protesting tuition hikes "crap," a remark overheard o ...

UC Irvine meeting on flag ban cancelled by threat

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A threat of violence prompted the University of California, Irvine to cancel a Tuesday meeting that was set to discuss a ban on flags — including the U.S. flag — in student government offices. Campus officials on Tuesday receive ...

California Univ. attempts to ban American flag from lobby

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) -- A panel at the University of California, Irvine on Saturday vetoed a student council vote to ban display of the American flag - or any other national flag - from its lobby, bringing a quick end to a prohibition that lasted just ...

de Blasio says schools will close on Muslim holidays

NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation's largest public school system will observe the two most important Muslim holidays starting next fall, a policy change hailed Wednesday by Islamic leaders in New York City. Under the new policy, the city's 1.1 million-pupi ...

School District brought to heel over student's service dog

Stevie is a good dog. He doesn't eat from the table or have accidents in the house. And he never pulls on his leash. The white-and-tan Staffordshire terrier also has a special talent: He alerts caregivers when his little boy, Anthony Merchante, is go ...

How much does the government know about your kids?

Traci Burnett, a Monument mother of three, doesn't consider herself an alarmist or a conspiracy theorist. And she's never been an activist. But something has her so riled up that she's sounding a loud Big Brother distress call. Burnett, and growing r ...

No easy road back for one violent teen

HARRISON, Mont. (AP) -- After Spencer Ore was banned from a Montana high school in 2013 for bringing two pistols to campus and was accused of making threats, his parents sought help with the hope that one day he would reintegrate into society. Margar ...

US colleges bring in 'humanist chaplains' to serve the nonbelievers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Bart Campolo broke with the church almost five years ago, he immediately began to feel something missing. It wasn't so much that the pastor's son no longer believed in God; he'd never been that much of a believer anyway. What ...

Fourth-grader suspended after using magic from 'The Hobbit'

A Kermit parent said his fourth-grade student was suspended Friday for allegedly making a terroristic threat. His father, Jason Steward, said the family had been to see "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" last weekend. His son brought a ring ...


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