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May 6, 2014

10 Things to Know for Today

CHICAGO — 1. SUPREME COURT: PRAYERS BEFORE GOVERNMENT MEETINGS CONSTITUTIONAL

Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy says the prayers should be seen as ceremonial and in keeping with the nation's traditions.

2. SOUTH KOREA FERRY DISASTER CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM

A civilian diver involved in searching for dozens of missing people is pulled to the surface by fellow divers after losing communication for about five minutes. He later dies at a hospital.

3. HOW WASHINGTON'S BEST MEASURE AGAINST RUSSIA MAY NOT BE SANCTIONS

A new IRS regulation that goes into effect this summer would penalize Russian banks with a 30% levy on U.S. investments, leaving Moscow's investors with a huge tax bill.

4. SYRIA'S OPERA HOUSE TARGETED BY MORTARS

The symbol of the Assad family's rule was once the center of the Damascus performing arts scene. Now it has become a target for the country's armed opposition.

5. SPY PLANE BLAMED FOR AIRPORT SHUTDOWN

Data from a U-2 spy plane's flight plan, that confused aircraft-tracking software, caused the shutdown of the primary air traffic control system around Los Angeles, the FAA says.

6. DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME

Some in Colorado are finding pot smoking can be a blast--especially when you try to make hash oil in a homemade lab. The number of explosions has jumped since marijuana was legalized.

7. WHY AN ARCHAELOGICAL FIND IS CAUSING A BIBLICAL STIR IN ISRAEL

The possible discovery of King David's citadel in an Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem causes political tensions to rise and renews the controversy over using the Bible as an archaeological guide.

8. NEBRASKA CITY CAN BAR RENTALS TO UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

The Supreme Court lets stand a ruling that found Fremont ordinance doesn't discriminate against Latinos or interfere with federal immigration laws.

9. CRONUT INVENTOR NAMED NATION'S TOP PASTRY CHEF

New York's Dominique Ansel who invented the croissant-doughnut hybrid dessert that went viral last year won the top honor at the James Beard Foundation Awards.

10. WHO'S STRUTTING THEIR STUFF IN NYC

Stars of Hollywood and the fashion world converge on the Metropolitan art museum for the biggest night on the New York fashion calendar.

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    U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.

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  • State Dept: 'No American is proud' of tactics

    The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document.

    July 31, 2014

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    In moving south and taking 160 jobs with it, Beretta joins several other prominent gunmakers abandoning liberal states that passed tough gun laws after the Newtown shooting.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fast food comes to standstill in China

    The shortage of meat is the result of China's latest food scandal, in which a Shanghai supplier allegedly tackled the problem of expired meat by putting it in new packaging and shipping it to fast-food restaurants around the country

    July 29, 2014

  • Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

    Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate.

    July 28, 2014

  • After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

    July 28, 2014

  • Brother sues W.Va. senator over business loan

    U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III faces a $1.7 million civil suit filed by a brother over a lifeline to save a family carpet business.

    July 25, 2014

  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    A psychiatric patient ranted about a hospital gun ban before opening fire at the suburban medical complex, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.

    July 25, 2014

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