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Maine court rules in favor of transgender pupil

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — School officials violated state anti-discrimination law when they would not allow a transgender fifth-grader to use the girls' bathroom, according to a ruling by the highest court in Maine that's believed to be the first of its kind.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014

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Ukraine activist says he was abducted, tortured

 

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Police on Friday opened an investigation into the kidnapping of an opposition activist, who said he was held captive for more than a week and tortured in the latest in a string of mysterious attacks on anti-government protesters in the two-month-long political crisis.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014

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Employees put on leave after school lunches taken

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah school cafeteria manager and a district supervisor have been placed on paid leave while officials investigate why lunches were taken from students who owed money on food accounts, a district spokesman said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014

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9 killed in Ky. fire described as a loving family

GREENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chad and Nikki Watson moved around western Kentucky over the years before returning to Muhlenberg County — the coal-laden ground where they both grew up — to raise their nine children in a home owned by a relative.

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Solid growth brightens economic outlook for 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers will spend more. Government will cut less. Businesses will invest more. And more companies will hire.

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Air Force: 92 implicated in nuke cheating scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Air Force officials described a persistent culture of "undue stress and fear" that led 92 out of 550 members of the military's nuclear missile corps to be involved in cheating on a monthly proficiency test on which they felt pressured to get perfect scores to get promoted.

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After snow, mayor and gov play delicate blame game

When the snow started falling Tuesday and cars lined up on the highways, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed were at an awards luncheon, smiling and back-slapping each other as the Republican governor introduced the Democratic mayor, who was named a local magazine's "Georgian of the Year."

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014

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Workers find $43K in pockets of donated clothing

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Workers going through donated clothing at a Michigan thrift store turned up more than $43,000 in the pockets of suits and a robe.

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