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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.


Justice Antonin Scalia said in dissent that the court order is 'perhaps the most radical injunction issued by a court in our nation's history'

The Supreme Court on Monday endorsed a court order requiring California to cut its prison population by tens of thousands of inmates to improve health care for those who remain behind bars.


Motor vehicle theft showed the largest drop in 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Crime levels fell last year compared to 2009, continuing a downward trend that saw a 5.5 percent drop in the number of violent crimes last year and a 2.8 percent drop in the number of property crimes.


Unemployment and education show equality is still elusive

It is a penetrating question. The belief that President Obama's election heralded immediate change was so strong that shortly after his win, the blog Debate Link featured a Nov. 7, 2008, column entitled. "Do We Still Need Civil Rights After Obama?"


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