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Tebow Won't Attend Controversial Megachurch Opening

The Jets quarterback reversed a decision to attend the opening of a new facility for the First Baptist Church in Dallas, whose pastor has disparaged other religions and homosexuals.
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For Fruit Flies, Alcohol Really Is Mommy's Little Helper

A glass of wine can be a welcome sight after a long day watching the kids, but fruit fly moms use alcohol from fermenting fruit to protect their offspring from marauding wasps. That's just one of the ways the tiny flies are using booze to survive the slings and arrows of existence.
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Storm Buries Kansas, Missouri As It Heads East

Winter Storm Q has dumped up to 17 inches in parts of Kansas but brings much-needed relief to the region's drought-stricken farmers.
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Boy Calls Police To Report His Nagging Mom

A 10-year-old boy from Brockton, Mass., didn't want to go to bed. When his mom insisted, he replied, "I'm gonna call the cops on you." A local newspaper reports police came and gently explained when it's appropriate to dial the emergency number.
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Missing London Mural Up For Auction In Miami

A mural by the mysterious graffiti artist Banksy was removed from a wall in London and turned up at a Miami auction house for sale Saturday. London neighbors are protesting, the auctioneers will only say that it was not obtained illegally, and Banksy, as usual, isn't talking.
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Commission's Report Outlines Education Priorities

Activists have long warned about the widening achievement gap between white and minority students. The Equity and Excellence Commission, a federally chartered group of about 30 education experts, is recommending changes to the funding and delivery of education. Steve Inskeep talks to three members of the commission: Chris Edley, dean of University of California Berkeley law school, Stanford, education professor Linda Darling-Hammond and Eric Hanushek, a Hoover Institution Senior Fellow and Stanford professor.
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Major Storm Blankets Plains States

A massive storm closed more than 200 miles of highway and grounded hundreds of flights. Kansas City suffered one of the worst storms in its history.

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