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— It may not have showed up in a reality show and it certainly wasn't the pick of the week on "American Idol," but it was important enough to further rattle ravenous market speculators and red-eared lawmakers on Capitol Hill still playing chicken: On May 16, the national debt hit its ceiling — then kept on moving past $14.3 trillion.


Dr benjamin spoke at the commencement ceremony for 400 Drexel University College of Medicine graduates

Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, Surgeon General of the U.S., addressed more than 400 Drexel University College of Medicine graduates, during the commencement ceremony held last week at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts.


Peter Burnett was a staunch racist who supported the exclusion of blacks from the state, the suspension of Chinese immigration and the extermination of Native Americans

Last month the Board of Education voted unanimously to rename the Burnett Child Development Center as the Leola M. Havard Early Education School after the city's first female African-American principal.


A 2004 federal law requires public schools to teach Constitution lessons every Sept. 17, commemorating the day the document was signed

MALTA, Idaho (AP) -- America's kids will be learning about the U.S. Constitution this coming school year with help from a decidedly conservative Idaho publishing house, if a tea party group gets its way.


Federal investigators have been probing Edwards for more than two years

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have completed a wide-ranging investigation into John Edwards' political dealings and could indict the two-time presidential candidate within days, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday.


Barnes & Noble's latest device can also look up words, search and adjust font size

NEW YORK (AP) -- Barnes & Noble is launching a lighter, slimmer, cheaper version of its e-reader for $139 -- a sign that the book retailer is ready to compete on price with rivals Amazon and Borders.
Available on June 10, the All-New Nook device features a 6-inch touch screen and can hold up to 1,000 digital books.


The tornado destroyed possibly 'thousands' of homes and leveled hundreds of businesses, including massive ones such as Home Depot and Walmart

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- A tornado that killed 117 people in Missouri was the single deadliest twister in the past 60 years, according to National Weather Service.


Sterling, who is black, has a long, contentious history with the CIA, including a racial discrimination complaint with the agency's Equal Opportunity office in 2000

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors issued a subpoena for a New York Times reporter to testify about classified documents he allegedly received from a former CIA operative who is charged with illegally leaking the information.


It was not the first time Camping was forced to explain when his prediction didn't come to pass

A California preacher who foretold of the world's end only to see the appointed day pass with no extraordinarily cataclysmic event has revised his apocalyptic prophecy, saying he was off by five months and the Earth actually will be obliterated on Oct. 21.


The one-time French presidential contender has been charged with a criminal sex act, attempted rape and sexual abuse

NEW YORK (AP) -- DNA taken from former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn matches material on the uniform of a hotel maid who says he sexually assaulted her, two people familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press.


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