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‘In God We Trust’ signage approved for Capitol

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bill calling for the phrase “In God We Trust” to be painted in the tunnel that connects the Tennessee Capitol and the Legislative Plaza has been approved by the House. The measure originally sought to require the phrase to be displayed above the main Capitol ...

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Gay marriage’s win streak tested in higher court

BRADY MCCOMBS, Associated Press NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — The gay rights movement’s winning streak in same-sex marriage lawsuits faces its biggest test yet in Denver where a federal appeals court will weigh whether to give an important victory to gay couples’ right to marry or halt their ...

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Captain America’ zippy but hollow

JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer   NEW YORK (AP) — For the latest Marvel release, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” most fan boys might prefer a Consumer Reports-style product review. New character introductions: Smooth. Action sequences: Excellent if sometimes lacking finesse. Viewer satisfaction: Likely high. Box-office prospects: Bankable. Teasers for ...

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David Letterman set to step down

NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman’s departure from the late-night realm won’t just end an unmatched run on television. It also will close the book on an era reaching almost to the birth of TV. During a taping of Thursday’s edition of “Late Show,” Letterman startled his audience with the ...

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Obama welcomes World Series champion Red Sox, reflects on marathon bombing

DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama welcomed the World Series champion Red Sox to the White House Tuesday, praising their triumph on the field while hailing them as a symbol of their city’s “grit and resilience” in the wake of last year’s Boston Marathon bombing. ...

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GM, safety agency face Congress over recalls

DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — General Motors’ new CEO and the head of the nation’s auto safety watchdog are headed to Congress to testify about a defect in small cars that is linked to 13 deaths. In written testimony released ahead of a Tuesday House subcommittee hearing, ...

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