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The Department of Defense said it appreciates the "outpouring of support" but that the practice "could adversely impact our mission, and potentially create unintended security risks."
A study shows persistently low wages for early childhood education.
Family and friends gathered to say goodbye to Marine Staff Sgt. David Wyatt at his church and along the streets of Chattanooga on Friday.
A plan for a cemetery in Farmersville, north of Dallas, sparked a debate among residents. The mayor of the mostly white community says it will likely be approved, but some are pushing for a no vote.
Navajo Nation voters decided this week that their tribal presidents should not be required to speak fluent Navajo. One 23-year-old, a fluent Navajo speaker, disagrees.
There are times when obscene words are heard, but they are rare. Editors balance respect for listeners against the news value of the language.
There's a festive air in Nairobi with the arrival of President Obama for his first visit since being elected. His focus is on promoting African entrepreneurs and getting electricity to rural areas.
The Transportation Department is examining airline ticket prices before and after the Philadelphia Amtrak derailment in May. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the AP's Scott Mayerowitz.