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Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty

Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty

WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — On a desert outpost miles from the closest paved road, Navajo students at the Little Singer Community School gleefully taste traditional fry bread during the school's heritage week.
"It reminds us of the Native American people a long time ago," says a smiling 9-year-old, Arissa Chee.
The ... (full story)


Kennedy name carries weight in Connecticut race

Kennedy name carries weight in Connecticut race

BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bruce Wilson Jr. finds himself in rarified Republican company that includes Mitt Romney and Richard Nixon. Like those two before him, he is running against a Kennedy.
The school board member and Connecticut state Senate hopeful knew he faced a challenge when he entered the race against Ted Kennedy Jr ... (full story)


Mysteries surround death of Indianapolis teenager

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dominique Allen was a girl some knew as the bubbly teenager with 3,000 Facebook friends, a girl who loved fashion — especially leopard skin patterned pants — and who dreamed of someday being a model.
But she was also a girl struggling to shake off the past. Two years earlier her mother had d ... (full story)


Nudity in artwork forces town to change display

Nudity in artwork forces town to change display

FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — On the second floor of Fishers Town Hall are a landscape painting of the Vietnamese jungle circa 1969, an acrylic portrait of a woman and a bird, and other abstract paintings by local artist Stephen Osborne.
Osborne's paintings, among other work by members of the Nickel Plate Arts collective, have been ... (full story)


Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy

Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy

PRATO, Italy (AP) — The first thing the firefighters saw was the arm sticking out of the barred window on the second floor of the factory. Flames reached through the partially collapsed roof and a high column of smoke darkened the winter sky. This fire had been burning for some time.
The fire station is two minutes from th ... (full story)