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Jill Abramson, former executive editor of The New York Times, receives an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during the commencement ceremony Monday, May 19, 2014 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Former NY Times editor: Leading newsroom was honor

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — In her first public appearance since her dismissal from The New York Times, former executive editor Jill Abramson compared herself to a new college graduate: “scared but also a little excited.” […]

05/19/2014

Shoppers stand in line outside a Best Buy department store before the store's opening at midnight, Nov. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

All day shopping frenzy on Thanksgiving?

NEW YORK (AP) — Last Thanksgiving Day, Kimberly Mudge Via’s mother, sister and nieces left in the middle of their meals to head for the mall. Now, Via says she’ll never host Thanksgiving dinner for […]

11/12/2013

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To ease shortage of organs, grow them in a lab?

NEW YORK (AP) — By the time 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan finally got a lung transplant last week, she’d been waiting for months, and her parents had sued to give her a better shot at surgery. […]

06/17/2013

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2-year-old girl gets windpipe made from stem cells

(AP) — A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells, the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment. Hannah Warren has been unable to breathe, eat, drink or swallow on her own since she was born.

04/30/2013

Evangelical churches refine message on gay issues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Rev. Robert Jeffress has changed the way he talks about homosexuality from the pulpit. The pastor hasn’t stopped preaching that homosexual sex is sinful, but he no longer singles it out for special condemnation.

01/31/2013