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    Mothers bring kids to Senate to push for EPA’s climate change rule

    WASHINGTON(MCT)  More than 200 mothers and their children marched to dozens of Senate offices Wednesday, carrying handwritten signs and calling for members of Congress to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed anti-pollution rules, which seek to cut...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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    Washington and Lee University will remove Confederate flag replicas

    Washington(MCT) Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., has agreed to remove replicas of Confederate flags several months after 12 black law students demanded their removal from campus. The flags in the university’s Lee Chapel were replicas...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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    Kids Conference to Coincide with Alabama Families of Prisoners Conference

    (DOTHAN) A special Kids Conference will take place during Find the third annual Alabama Families of Prisoners Conference, hosted by Healthy You, Inc.,  on August 1 and 2 at McElwain Baptist Church in Birmingham. Ages 6-15 will have a chance to...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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    Going to college is still worthwhile financially, study says

    (MCT) Going to college is still a worthwhile financial investment despite soaring tuition costs and burdensome student debt, according to a new government study. From 1970 to 2013, the average college graduate has earned about $64,500 a year...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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    Warning on tanning beds for teens

    PITTSBURGH (MCT) PITTSBURGH — Ciana and Katrina Cahill started tanning at age 15. Twice a month, the Wexford natives, who are now 21 and 26, respectively, would go to the salon, undress, rub on some lotion, strap...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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    Disney’s ‘Maleficent’: Romancing the devil

    Disney has long had a complicated relationship with Satan, paganism and heavy metal. The latest evidence: the studio’s new film “Maleficent.” In 1940, Disney conjured the animated masterpiece “Fantasia,” in which Mickey Mouse flirted with the dark...

    • Posted June 17, 2014
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    College debt relief is good, prevention is better

    Outlandish (MCT)  Outlandish student loan debt is forcing millions of young Americans to live with the brakes on. President Barack Obama on Monday announced a step that will help some of those who need help the most....

    • Posted June 17, 2014
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    Computerizing people may be next step in tech

    (MCT) It’s likely the world in the not-so-distant future will be increasingly populated by computerized people like Amal Graafstra. The 37-year-old doesn’t need a key or password to get into his car, home or computer. He’s programmed them...

    • Posted June 7, 2014
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    Daytime Emmy nominations: ‘Ellen,’ ‘Sesame Street’ among contenders

    NEW YORK (MCT) — The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Thursday, with perennial favorites “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Sesame Street” and “The Young and the Restless”...

    • Posted June 2, 2014
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    Edward Snowden says he was a trained spy

    WASHINGTON — (MCT) WASHINGTON — Edward J. Snowden, charged with leaking thousands of U.S. classified secrets, maintains he was “trained as a spy” and that his government handlers repeatedly gave him code names and undercover assignments abroad that...

    • Posted June 2, 2014
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