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Descendants of slaves hold out against coal mining

September 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This Monday, July 29, 2013 photo shows a dragline excavator working a strip mine near Dirgin, Texas. For three years, Luminant Mining Co. has tried to purchase the 9-acre plot in Dirgin, Texas. The company already owns more than 75 percent of the parcel but can’t mine it due to a complex inheritance arrangement and [&hellip...

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FAMU band back at football game after suspension

September 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

The Florida A&M University band performs Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in Orlando, Fla., during FAMU’s season-opening football game against Mississippi Valley State, its first appearance in a football stadium in nearly 22 months after the 2011 hazing death of...

Immigration bill knot: ‘Special’ citizenship path

September 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 5, 2013, file photo Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, seated left, waits for the start of the House Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform on Capitol Hill in Washington. As Congress wrestles with the legislation a central...

Measles cases put Texas megachurch under scrutiny

September 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This Aug. 27, 2013, photo shows a sign at the entrance of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries Eagle Mountain Church, in Newark, Texas. The Texas megachurch is linked to at least 21 cases of measles and has been trying to contain the outbreak by hosting...

Republican activists cheered by state successes

September 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses attendees of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s Defending the American Dream Summit in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Republican activists are taking...

With parade, Newtown reflects ‘how we’re healing’

September 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

\ ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, SEPT. 1, 2013 AND THEREAFTER – In this Oct. 9, 2011 photo, children help hold up a giant American flag as it passes down Main Street during the annual Labor Day parade in Newtown, Conn. The town’s upcoming 2013 parade...

Facts, figures as students return to the classroom

September 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 16, 2013, file photo, first-grade teacher Allyson Strider reads to her students at Plaza Towers Elementary school on their first day of classes in their temporary location in Central Jr. High school in Moore, Okla. Parents across the...

Park City ski area served with eviction notice over lease dispute

September 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lease dispute between two Park City ski resorts has escalated with one resort serving an eviction notice on the other, the rivals said Thursday. Park City Mountain Resort is supposed to vacate its ski area — and leave the chair...

President Barack Obama makes a statement about the crisis in Syria in the Rose Garden of the White House

Obama seeks congressional OK for strike

August 31, 2013 • Local News, National NewsComments (0)

Above: President Barack Obama makes a statement about the crisis in Syria in the Rose Garden of the White House, Saturday.   Right: Rachel Lee Richards stands with opponents of U.S. military action in Syria at New York’s Times Square on Saturday....

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Scant foreign support for US strikes on Syria

August 30, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

AP Photos Members of the local Syrian community march in protest against the United States’ involvement in Syria, Friday, in Allentown, Pa.   WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is poised to become the first U.S. leader in three decades to...