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Jews in the Joint

It’s not always easy being Jewish in prison but there are some advantages for the folks keeping kosher behind bars—better food for one thing.


No More Mr. Nice Pope

Francis may have lightened up on gays in the priesthood, but he isn’t letting American nuns off the hook—in fact, he’s clamping down on them even more strongly than Benedict.


The Exploding Runaway Star

Every 100,000 years, a hypervelocity star gets “kicked out” of the Universe—and it’s happening right now.


A Little Slice of Finland in Michigan

In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a large Finnish community is home to Suomi Home Bakery, the creator of the most delicious pancake you’ve ever tasted.


TV’s Best and Worst Moms

Not all moms bake apple pie. From Selina Meyer and Betty Draper to Vivian Banks, TV’s perfect and not-so-perfect mothers.


Report: Govt. agents protected director's aide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of a Secret Service special unit responsible for patrolling near the White House were pulled off that assignment over at least two months in 2011 to protect the assistant of the agency's director while she was engaged in a dispute with a neighbor, according to a report in The Washington Post.


Dozens of protesters ride in off-limits canyon

Dozens of people rode their ATVs and motorcycles on an off-limits trail in southern Utah on Saturday in a protest against what the group calls the federal government's overreaching control of public lands.


Compromise in dispute between Marines, off-roaders

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — The Marine Corps and off-road vehicle enthusiasts will share a rugged patch of desert near the military base at Twentynine Palms under a compromise brokered by Congress.


Putin’s People Stage Their Bogus Vote

Sunday’s referendum about “sovereignty” in eastern Ukraine is phony from start to finish. But as we learned in Crimea, that may not matter.


First lady tells Dillard grads to stay hungry

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is urging graduates of Dillard University to continue to fuel their hunger for education and use it to guide and inspire the "next generation of geniuses."


For Hillary Clinton, a re-airing of past episodes

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Hillary Rodham Clinton, the last few months might be comparable to a spring cleaning: An airing of her political past before she sets the course for her much speculated-about future.


White House to focus on road, bridge repair

WASHINGTON (AP) — With time running out, a White House official says the Obama administration will intensify its efforts to get Congress to pass legislation that pays for roads and bridge repair.


First lady's address on kidnapped Nigerian girls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama on Saturday decried the kidnapping of scores of Nigerian schoolgirls who have been missing for nearly a month and used their plight to speak out for the rights of girls everywhere to get an education.


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