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'Real Housewives' couple face sentencing for fraud
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The married stars of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" are due for a dose of unscripted reality....

Dallas ER sent Ebola-infected patient home
DALLAS (AP) -- A Dallas emergency room sent a man with Ebola home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, and officials at the hospital are considering if they would have acted differently had the entire medical staff been aware....

2 white Ohio women sue over sperm from black donor
CLEVELAND (AP) -- An Ohio woman and her partner have sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she'd intended....

Respiratory virus seen in 4 deaths; role unclear
NEW YORK (AP) -- Four people who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country have died, but what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear, health officials said Wednesday....

Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president....

Report IDs 'weaknesses' at nuclear weapons lab
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A report issued Wednesday by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Energy squarely places blame for the shutdown of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository on failures at Los Alamos National Laboratory....

Attorneys work to pick jury in Jodi Arias retrial
PHOENIX (AP) -- Attorneys working to pick a jury for the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias have cut more than 50 percent of 400 potential panelists called in this week, many who said they knew too much about the case to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment....

Episcopalians battle behind walls of NYC seminary
NEW YORK (AP) -- The lid has been lifted on a fierce internal battle at the nation's oldest Episcopal seminary, which has lost most of its faculty over what they say is their dean's intimidating, disrespectful leadership....

Missing-student suspect due in Virginia court
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student is due in court on reckless driving charges....

History fight coming to a head in suburban Denver
DENVER (AP) -- A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught is coming to a head in suburban Denver on Thursday with students and teachers expected to pack a school board meeting where the controversial changes could face a vote....

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History fight coming to a head in suburban Denver

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Episcopalians battle behind walls of NYC seminary

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A look at changes in college prep history courses

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