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Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

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They're called leggings -- popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.

 

Man who was homesick for prison to be sentenced

Posted yesterday in National

Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison.

 

Robber was never told to report to prison

Posted yesterday in National

After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.

 

Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

Posted yesterday in National

With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.

 

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

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Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.

 

Toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

Posted yesterday in National

Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.

Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case

Posted yesterday in National

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Wednesday that understanding Tsarnaev's family is key to their case, offering a glimpse of the defense strategy as they prepare to defend him against charges that carry the possibility of the death penalty.

 

Plane lawsuits might not get heard in U.S.

Posted yesterday in National

Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.

 

 

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes plummeting

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In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

 

Boston police blow up suspicious backpacks

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

 

Alternative to Pap smear sparks debate

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.

 

 

College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

Anxious students -- not to mention their parents -- can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.

 

 

A year after background check defeat, modest goals

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms.

 

 

Robot sub returns to water after first try cut short

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet continued its second seabed search on Wednesday as up to 14 planes were to take to the skies for some of the final sweeps of the Indian Ocean for floating debris from the ill-fated airliner.

 

 

End of NYPD Muslim surveillance applauded

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terror threats, but said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.

 

 

Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first place.

 

 

Pakistan brothers in cannibalism case face court

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

Two brothers arrested for the second time over accusations of cannibalism appeared in court Tuesday, police officials said, in a sensational case that has horrified Pakistanis.

 

 

People with old Social Security debts get reprieve

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve -- for now.

 

 

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