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Smokey Robinson visits Duke Ellington students

March 3, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Singer Smokey Robinson speaks to students at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, Friday, March 2, 2012. Robinson will perform at a benefit concert for the school on Saturday at the Kennedy Center. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) WASHINGTON (AP) — Music legend Smokey Robinson reached out to a new generation of performing artists Friday, [&hellip...

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Obama touts foreign policy to raise campaign cash

March 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama walks off of Air Force One after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Thursday, March 1, 2012. Obama will be speaking at four campaign fundraiser events while in New York City. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) NEW YORK (AP) —...

Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart dies in LA

March 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In a Saturday July 31, 2010 file photo, conservative media publisher and activist Andrew Breitbart speaks to the audience at the “Uni-Tea” Tea Party rally at Independence Mall in Philadelphia. Breitbart, who was behind investigations...

Coach praised after Ohio school shooting speaks

March 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Holly Walczak talks about her son Nick’s recovery during a news conference Thursday, March 1, 2012 in Eastlake, Ohio, where family members of three of the shooting victims addressed the media concerning Monday’s shooting. Demetrius Hewlin, 16,...

CA snow exceeds forecast, but too little too late

March 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A snow blower clears a road after an overnight storm dropped several inches of snow near Echo Summit Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. Despite recent storms which brought much needed snow to the Sierra Nevada, the California Department of Water Resources snow...

Criticism grows over NYPD's Muslim spying

March 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Fatima Kutty of Long Island, N.Y., a New York University senior, gathered with other students, faculty and clergy on the NYU campus Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 to discuss the recent discovery of surveillance by the New York Police Department on Muslim...

Guatemala judge denies ex-dictator's amnesty claim

March 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Guatemala’s former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, left, listens to a public prosecutor, center, during his hearing in Guatemala City, Thursday March 1, 2012. Montt’s attempt to shield himself from genocide charges was denied on Thursday by a judge...

Singer Davy Jones of The Monkees dies in Fla at 66

March 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 6, 1967 file photo Davy Jones of Monkees singing group is shown at press conference at Warwick Hotel in New York City. Jones died Wednesday Feb. 29, 2012 in Florida. He was 66. Jones rose to fame in 1965 when he joined The Monkees, a...

Lady Gaga at Harvard, launches youth foundation

March 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Lady Gaga poses with fans prior to an event at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Wednesday Feb. 29, 2012. Gaga launched her “Born this Way” foundation at Harvard. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Pop star Lady Gaga descended...

12 killed as violent storms ravage Midwest, South

March 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This aerial photo shows a path of damage stretching west from the backside of a Wal-Mart Supercenter to the east in Harrisburg, Ill., after a severe storm hit Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. Several deaths have been reported in Harrisburg and left the city’s...