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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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Racial achievement gap in children

  NEW YORK (AP) — In every region of America, white and Asian children are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and American Indian children, according to a new report appealing for urgent action to bridge this racial gap. Titled “Race for Results,” the report is being released ...

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Judge strikes down Michigan’s ban on gay marriage

ED WHITE, Associated Press   DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, a federal judge said Friday as he struck down a law that was widely embraced by voters a decade ago — the latest in a recent series of decisions overturning similar laws across the country. ...

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Soldiers returning to Fort Campbell on Friday

Associated Press   FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Another plane loaded with soldiers who have been serving in Afghanistan is headed home to Fort Campbell on Friday. The post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line says about 60 soldiers from Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Sustainment ...

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Israeli Miss World speaks out on Rape

  NETANYA, Israel (AP) — When 18-year-old Israeli beauty queen Linor Abargil was crowned Miss World in 1998, the tears streaming down her cheeks appeared to be the overwhelming joy of a young woman fulfilling a childhood dream. Few knew the painful truth behind them — that just six weeks ...

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