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Jury hung on most charges in Pa. priest abuse case

AP - U.S. News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:56
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A jury deliberating a sex abuse trial involving a high-ranking official in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia has been ordered to deliberate further to overcome a stalemate on four of the five charges....
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AMA supports requiring obesity education for kids

AP - U.S. News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:55
CHICAGO (AP) -- The American Medical Association on Wednesday put its weight behind requiring yearly instruction aimed at preventing obesity for public schoolchildren and teens....
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Southern Baptists debate gay vs. civil rights

AP - U.S. News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:50
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A day after electing their first African-American president, Southern Baptists are considering a resolution opposing the idea that gay rights are civil rights....
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Northeast prepares to bake on 1st day of summer

AP - U.S. News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:49
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- If you need a reminder that summer has officially started, just walk outside: Temperatures across the Northeast are expected to approach triple digits....
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Radical Professors Indoctrinate Students

Eagle Forum - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:40
A new study by the California division of the prestigious National Association of Scholars has reported that left-wing political activism in the classroom has had a corrupting effect on the University of California. The report, which is called "A Crisis of Competence," states that this left-wing activism has caused four basic problems. 1st: A sharp increase in faculty members who self-identifyPhyllis Schlaflyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11930380089191812969noreply@blogger.com0

Defense rests without calling Sandusky to testify

AP - U.S. News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:33
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- Jerry Sandusky's lawyers finished putting on their case Wednesday without calling the former Penn State assistant football coach to the stand to rebut child sex abuse allegations that could put him in prison for the rest of his life....
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Contempt? GOP lawmakers weigh citing AG Holder

AP - U.S. News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:32
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a mounting confrontation with congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege Wednesday to withhold documents a House committee is seeking. The panel neared a vote on citing Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt....
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Father charged with murder in S. Texas shootings

AP - U.S. News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:28
McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- A man accused of fatally shooting his 1-year-old son and critically injuring another boy in a South Texas motel was charged Wednesday with capital murder....
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Experts say science lacking on 9/11 and cancer

AP - U.S. News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:24
NEW YORK (AP) -- Call it compassionate, even political. But ... scientific? Several experts say there's no hard evidence to support the federal government's declaration this month that 50 kinds of cancer could be caused by exposure to World Trade Center dust....
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Senate defeats bid to block EPA power plant rule

AP - U.S. News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:09
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bid to block the Environmental Protection Agency from setting the first federal standards to reduce toxic air pollution from power plants....
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Without Michael, Jackson brothers prepare to tour

AP - U.S. News - Wed, 2012-06-20 08:37
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Guided by a thumping bass line from their backing band, the Jackson brothers strut forward to a row of four microphones, thrusting their pelvises along the way, before launching into "Can't Let Her Get Away," a song their superstar sibling released on his "Dangerous" album. If they had afros and matching powder blue suits, it might feel like 1977 again....
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Church-abuse victim faces trial for beating priest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Opening statements were scheduled to begin Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of beating an aging Jesuit priest who he says molested him and his younger brother more than 35 years ago.

William Lynch has said the priest abused him and his brother during ...

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