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Storm safe rooms as a wedding gift? Sure, in Tornado Alley
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Never mind toasters, blenders and slow cookers. Joplin, Missouri, tornado survivors Kayla and Ricky Smith had a more practical request for a wedding gift - shelter from the next big storm.... 5/29/2016 2:34 PM

A veteran's race against time to return WWI Purple Hearts
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) -- A group that seeks to reunite lost Purple Hearts with service members or their descendants is embarking on an ambitious project: to return 100 such medals or certificates earned in World War I before the 100th anniversary next April of the United States' entry into the conflict.... 5/29/2016 4:26 PM

3 people still missing after floods in Kansas and Texas
HOUSTON (AP) -- At least three people were still missing Sunday after being swept away in Texas and Kansas, and slowly rising rivers in southeast Texas have led to numerous evacuations, including two prisons.... 5/29/2016 2:01 PM

Tropical Depression Bonnie means another bad beach day
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Tropical Depression Bonnie reached the South Carolina coast early Sunday, bringing heavy rain and rough tides to an area packed with tourists for the Memorial Day weekend.... 5/29/2016 3:53 PM

Parishioners to leave closed church after 11-year protest
SCITUATE, Mass. (AP) -- For more than 11 years, a core group of about 100 die-hard parishioners of St. Frances X. Cabrini Church have kept their beloved parish open by maintaining an around-the-clock vigil in a peaceful protest of a decision by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston to close it.... 5/29/2016 10:38 AM

As charters grow, public schools see sharp enrollment drop
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Standing before the Los Angeles Unified School Board, Susan Zoller delivered a startling assessment: More than 100,000 students in the nation's second-largest district were now enrolled in charters, draining more than $500 million from the budget in a single academic year.... 5/29/2016 3:20 PM

Gay couple attacked? In West Virginia, it's not a hate crime
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Last April, police say, a Marshall University football player saw two men kissing on a West Virginia street, hopped out of the passenger seat of a car, shouted homophobic slurs and attacked the men, punching them in the face.... 5/29/2016 4:15 PM

Suspect arrested after Georgia deputy shot during in face
ATLANTA (AP) -- A suspect was arrested after a sheriff's deputy was shot in the face during a traffic stop south of Atlanta, Georgia authorities said.... 5/29/2016 5:39 AM

Altered state: Border redraw movs 19 homes in the Carolinas
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Dee Martin may wake up on Jan. 1 and find herself in a whole different state.... 5/29/2016 5:10 PM

Schools preparing for the worst, with active shooter drills
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) -- "Lockdown, lockdown, lockdown. This is a drill."... 5/28/2016 1:49 PM

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