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Judge: Talking dirty not reason enough to lose job

Employee fired for having explicit conversation at work awarded jobless benefits.

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Veteran denied burial with partner in Idaho cemetery

Woman vows to fight to change the state’s law to match policies at national cemeteries.

'Monticello' exhibit examines Jefferson and slavery

Philadelphia show sheds light on harsh aspects of life with the nation’s third president.

Boy released by kidnapper after singing gospel music

Gospel could have saved Willie Myrick’s life.

Md. university offers free tuition for final semester

Freshmen at the University of Baltimore must maintain 2.0 GPA and finish in four years.

Airport security scrutinized after stowaway incident

Airports are taking a harder look at their security in wake of stowaway event

Next stop for Chikungunya virus: The U.S.?

Highly infectious disease spreading quickly through western hemisphere.

Owners of doomed ferry barred from leaving South Korea

More than 140 bodies have been found and nearly 200 people are still missing.

Gun checks miss millions of fugitives

Fugitives can buy guns illegally because police fail to put their names into a database.

Steubenville coach going to jail for alcohol-infused party

The party preceded the rape of a 16-year-old by two football players.

21 injured when car plows into Fla. church

Police say a woman trying to park crashed into a church hosting an Easter concert.

Marathon runner with cancer aims to complete race

Stopped at mile 25, Elinor Scott has permission to return to that spot to finish race.

FAA: Most plane stowaways in wheel well die

More than 76% of stowaway attempts since 1996 have resulted in death.

N.J. school district sued over 'under God' in pledge

In lawsuit, family contends the phrase is discriminatory toward atheist children.

Police: 2 people shot near National Zoo in D.C.

Shots were fired as families were at the zoo for the annual Easter Monday celebration.

Columbine survivors find purpose 15 years later

The killings on April 20, 1999, prompted changes nationwide.

Do the Ozarks attract hate groups?

Southern Poverty Law Center says area has three things that help sustain these groups.

Study: Fuels from corn waste worse than gas

Biofuels are better in the long run, but won’t meet a standard set in ’07 law to qualify as renewable fuel.

Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

It was a love story that spanned decades.

Crowds flock to 4/20 convention in Denver

People celebrate the first 420 rally since the legalization of marijuana in the state.

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