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4 students seriously hurt in Pa. school stabbings

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A doctor says some victims of a multiple stabbing at a high school near Pittsburgh have suffered injuries classified as life-threatening, though all are expected to survive. Dr. Chris Kaufman says two victims were in the operating room and one was awaiting surgery at Forbes Regional ...

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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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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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