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Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

NEW YORK (AP) — John Lennon’s killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday.

The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. 271 more words

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New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception. 848 more words

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Obama Taking Less vaction, but too Much for Some

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard and hours on the golf course have his detractors teeing up as they highlight the slew of foreign policy crises currently facing the United States. 802 more words

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Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

NEW YORK (AP) — The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. 1,173 more words

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DPC Coalition Message: "Let's change our nation's healthcare."

The central tenants of this movement are based on a culture of service, patient empowerment, trusting relationships supported by unrushed care, rejection of FFS insurance incentives, excellence of medical care and promotion of health. 795 more words
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Students of Color Now Majority In Public Schools

In a new report, the U.S. Education Department projected that this fall, the percentage of white students in public schools will drop from 51 percent in 2012 to 49.7. 210 more words

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President Obama Offers New Accommodations On Birth Control

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious beliefs. 123 more words

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