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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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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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Case of mother accused in drowning to grand jury

Leaf- Chronicle   CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Clarksville Police officer testified that a mother charged with criminal homicide told a counselor that Jesus drowned her 7-month old daughter and Pegasus took the baby away. The Leaf-Chronicle reports (http://leafne.ws/1dV3l8h) officers testified at a Thursday hearing that they responded to a ...

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin announce separation

Associated Press   LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, one of Hollywood’s highest profile couples, are separating after more than a decade of marriage, according to a message posted on the “Iron Man” actress’s blog Tuesday. Paltrow, 41, and Martin, 37, were married in 2003. The actress ...

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Hawaii law lets police have sex with prostitutes

SAM EIFLING, Associated Press   HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police are urging lawmakers to preserve an exemption in Hawaii law that lets undercover officers have sex with prostitutes during investigations. But they won’t say how often — or even if — they use the provision. The notion has shocked advocates ...

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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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