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Bird donation expands Va. college’s collection

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — In a dark-green room infused with the scent of moth balls, Randolph College Biology Professor Doug Shedd pulled out a crown jewel among the school’s natural history collections.It’s a Carolina parakeet, a unique, tropically-colored North American bird that’s been extinct since the early 20th century. “They were, up through the beginning [...]

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Scientists seek more tombs at ancient Greek site

  AMPHIPOLIS, Greece (AP) — Officials say the vast ancient burial mound at Amphipolis in Greece could contain more than one dead. Greek Culture Minister Costas Tasoulas said Saturday, Nov. 22, scientists have started the second phase of excavation at the burial site, dating back to Alexander the Great’s reign in the late 4th century B.C. [...]

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Mali Ebola crisis deepens with doctor’s death

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s emerging Ebola crisis deepened Thursday as the government announced that a doctor had died from the disease, becoming the second health worker fatality linked to a single patient initially thought to have kidney disease. At least five people now have died from Ebola after coming into contact with a 70-year-old [...]

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Town ends bid to ban tobacco sales after outcry

WESTMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — A proposal that would have made the town the first in the nation to ban all tobacco sales has gone up in smoke. Westminster’s board of health voted 2-1 to drop the proposal at its regular meeting on Wednesday, a week after rowdy opposition led board members to end a public [...]

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Montana marriage ban overturned; licenses granted

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday overturned the state gay marriage ban in Montana, one of the last states to continue defending its ban despite rulings in favor of same-sex marriage from appeals courts that oversee them. At least two counties — Missoula and Park — started issuing marriage licenses to gay [...]

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Mexican boy has massive tumor removed in US

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had been suffering from a massive tumor and drew international attention after U.S. officials helped him get treatment in New Mexico had the growth removed after a long surgery, a church said Tuesday. In a statement, Kristean Alcocer of the First Baptist Church of Rio [...]

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Cuba says doctor catches Ebola in Sierra Leone

  HAVANA (AP) — A member of the 165-member medical team Cuba sent to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone caught the disease when he rushed to help a patient who was falling over, his brother told The Associated Press Wednesday. Dr. Felix Baez Sarria is being treated by British doctors in Africa but he will [...]

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VCU department chair themes art around hair

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Comb through the life story of Sonya Clark and it’s easy to see how she came to craft works of art themed around hair, a provocative and politicized thread of identity. Her maternal grandmother was a tailor in Jamaica who taught her to sew and gave her an appreciation for [...]

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Are women overcharged? France probes price of pink

  PARIS (AP) — Hair salons do it, dry cleaners do it, and so do department stores selling health and beauty products. Now France wants to know why, for some goods and services, women seem to be paying more than men. The question was first taken up by a group of French activists inspired by [...]

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Judge to hear lawsuit over Pledge of Allegiance

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A judge will hear arguments in a lawsuit filed against a New Jersey school district by a family who claim the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against children with atheist beliefs. The family, identified in court papers as John and Jane Doe and their child, sued the Aberdeen Matawan [...]

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Hagel: US needs game-changing military innovation

  SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Wary of a more muscular Russia and China, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday the Pentagon will make a new push for fresh thinking about how the U.S. can keep and extend its military superiority despite tighter budgets and the wear and tear of 13 years of war. Hagel announced a [...]

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