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SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Fire crews sprayed water on smoldering homes Friday morning after a massive explosion apparently triggered by a broken gas line sent flames roaring through a neighborhood near San Francisco, killing six people and injuring dozens, officials said.


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Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish knew about the heroic exploits of the Harlem Hellfighter because his grandfather commanded the regiment   

 

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BOULDER, Colo. – Four residents of an area burned by a wildfire near Boulder remain missing.


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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As Florida officials worried about public safety surrounding a small church's plan to burn the Quran, President Barack Obama added his voice to the chorus of opposition to the church's intention to burn copies of Islam's holiest text to mark the 9/11 terrorist attacks.


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A determined Republican stall campaign in the Senate has sidetracked so many of the men and women nominated by President Barack Obama for judgeships that he has put fewer people on the bench than any president since Richard Nixon at a similar point in his first term 40 years ago.


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KABUL, Afghanistan – The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan warned Tuesday an American church's threat to burn copies of the Muslim holy book could endanger U.S. troops in the country and Americans worldwide.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Never before have so many governorships been up for grabs — and with so much at stake.


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President Barack Obama rolled out a 6-year jobs program Monday that would exceed $50 billion to rebuild roads, railways and runways.


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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- Shayla Monroe rises at 4 a.m. for her commute from Washington to Frederick eagerly anticipating the work ahead: digging through the trash.


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CHICAGO (NNPA) - It's a nationwide problem - the shortage of Black male teachers. Only two percent of the nation's nearly five million teachers are African American.


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