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- 4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered
- Ukraine PM: Putin 'has a dream to restore the Soviet Union'
- Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules
- TOTALLY WORTH IT: High school senior suspended for asking Miss America to prom
If Miss America visits your high school, and if it’s springtime, and if you don’t have a date to the senior prom, you’ve got to ask her to go with you. Such was the case for Patrick Farves, a senior at Central York High School, when the reigning Miss America, Nina Davuluri, came to the York, Pa. school on Thursday to give a speech about diversity and the value of science, engineering and math. During the question-and-answer period that followed Davuluri’s speech, Farves asked Miss America to prom. Farves, 18, got the brilliant idea to ask Miss America to the prom a few days before the assembly.
- Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts
- Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation
JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside a sunken South Korean ferry Monday, as a newly released transcript showed the ship was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing. The transcript suggests that the chaos may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300.
- Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas
- CURRENT DEPORTATION POLICY IS IMPOLITIC AND INHUMANE
Jessica Colotl is a gainfully employed college graduate, a fresh-faced young woman working as a legal assistant at an Atlanta law firm. She's also a symbol of a sharp dispute between President Obama and a group of his now-wavering allies -- Latino voters who detest his deportation policy. Colotl, whose parents brought her to the United States illegally when she was 11 years old, was threatened with deportation in 2010. Her deportation was halted only after supporters, including the president of the university she attended, intervened.