'Shockingly racist' sign about Chiefs, Redskins brings restaurant apology -
A Sonic Drive-in signboard that carried a “shockingly racist” message about the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins prompted an apology from the restaurant chain on Sunday.
'Take extra precautions': Massive wintry storm system hits country hard as it plows eastward
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Gay teacher fired after applying to marry partner
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High school teacher Michael Griffin was fired from his position at Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem on Friday after applying for a marriage license in New Jersey with his partner, a move that the school says “contradicts the terms of his teaching contract.”
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Bill Clinton: Mandela proved ‘when people worked together, good things happen’
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Back on course: Lindsey Vonn ‘excited’ for first race since devastating crash
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Frozen nation: Cold, ice and snow grip US, threatening roads and power
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#RememberingMandela: Tributes pour in
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The revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died Thursday at home. He was 95. How will you remember Nelson Mandela? Weigh in across social networks using the hashtag #RememberingMandela.
'He was the silver lining': Students mourn American teacher shot dead in Benghazi
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Humble-living Connecticut woman surprises town with millions from will
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Kathleen Magowan lived a frugal life with her twin brother, Robert, in the classic New England town of Simsbury, Conn., until she died in 2011 at age 87, remembered mainly for the 35 years she was a first-grade teacher in the local elementary schools.
But now the town of 23,000 people is buzzing with the news that Magowan had a secret. A big one.
A $6 million one.