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Schools mull medical marijuana policies over student use

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — After years of trying to keep marijuana out of schools, educators across the country are grappling with how to administer cannabis to students with prescriptions for it.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016

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US recruits tech leaders to help disrupt Islamic State group

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — With extremists finding fertile ground for recruitment online, the White House is dispatching top national security officials to Silicon Valley to seek the tech industry's help in disrupting the Islamic State group and other terrorists.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016

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All 17 miners trapped in New York salt mine are rescued

LANSING, N.Y. (AP) — Seventeen miners trapped in one of the world's deepest salt mines were rescued Thursday morning, ending a 10-hour ordeal that began when their elevator broke down 900 feet underground.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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In the groove: Scrape marks in ground linked to dinosaurs

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they've discovered evidence of a frenzied mating ritual by dinosaurs: long grooves in the ground etched by the pawing of clawed feet.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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Alabama chief justice denies defying US Supreme Court

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore stood firm Thursday in his position that the state's probate judges should not issue marriage licenses to gay couples, a stance he insisted is not in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last summer that effectively legalized gay marriage nationwide.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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Iran says Saudi strike hits embassy in Yemen; no damage seen

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Thursday accused a Saudi-led coalition of hitting its embassy in Yemen in an airstrike and even though no damage was visible on the building from the outside, the allegation highlighted how the two countries' standoff could endanger the greater Middle East.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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Radical Israeli rabbis come under fire amid settler violence

JERUSALEM (AP) — A small group of extremist Israeli rabbis who for years have made incendiary remarks against Arabs are drawing criticism from lawmakers and moderate religious leaders after authorities broke up a ring of Jewish extremists accused in a series of attacks on Palestinian and Christian targets.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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'Affluenza' teen's mom returned to Texas to face charge

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The mother of a fugitive teen who used an "affluenza" defense after killing four people in a drunken crash was returned to Texas on Thursday to face a charge of helping her son evade capture.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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