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This Wednesday, April 19, 2017 photo shows Bishop Karen Oliveto in the sanctuary of a United Methodist Church near her office in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Tuesday, the highest court in the United Methodist Church considered whether to invalidate the election of the denomination’s first openly gay bishop, Oliveto, amid a struggle to avoid schism over the Bible and same-sex relationships. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 28, 2017 - 11:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The first openly lesbian bishop in the United Methodist Church can stay on the job for now, but she is subject to a disciplinary review that could lead to her removal, the top church court ruled Friday. Bishop Karen Oliveto's civil marriage to another woman violates church law that...
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First lady Melania Trump, center, participates in a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening of the Bunny Mellon Healing garden at Children's National Hospital in Washington, Friday, April 28, 2017. The garden is dedicated to the first ladies of the United States. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 28, 2017 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump has dedicated a new garden for patients at one of America's leading children's hospitals. Patients will be able to feel the sun, breathe fresh air and see Washington landmarks from the new rooftop garden at Children's National hospital. Mrs. Trump quietly...
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April 27, 2017 - 9:57 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off its first weekend Friday with performances by native sons Harry Connick Jr., Aaron Neville and Kermit Ruffins whether or not the weather cooperates. The weekend forecast calls for cloudy skies on both the opening day and...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 file photo, journalists wait outside the venue for the presentation of the new Nintendo Switch in Tokyo. Nintendo Co. says its new Switch, a hybrid game machine that works as both a console and a tablet, is selling well, helping the Kyoto-based company behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises trim its quarterly losses. Nintendo said Thursday, April 27, 2017, it has sold 2.74 million Switch machines and 5.46 million units of Switch software since sales began in March.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
April 27, 2017 - 4:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co.'s Switch, a new hybrid game machine that works as both a console and a tablet, is selling well, helping the Kyoto-based company behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises trim its quarterly losses. Nintendo said Thursday it has sold 2.74 million Switch machines and 5.46...
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FILE--In this Dec. 29, 2016, file photo, a young protester demonstrates with others against the new Bears Ear National Monument in Montecello, Utah. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday, April 26, 2017, directing his interior secretary to review the designation of dozens of national monuments on federal lands, as he singled out "a massive federal land grab" by the Obama administration. Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, file)
April 27, 2017 - 3:55 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's call to review 24 national monuments established by three former presidents puts in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering Sequoias, deep, canyons and oceans habitats where seals, whales and sea turtles roam...
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In this Tuesday, March 21, 2017 photo, Dan Harrington digs for bloodworms on a mudflat in Freeport, Maine. Maine is by far the biggest harvester of bloodworms and sandworms in the country, and the state's harvest has declined to a third of levels in the 1970s. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
April 27, 2017 - 1:17 am
WOOLWICH, Maine (AP) — A mysterious drop in the harvest of two of the most popular worms for sport fishermen is proving expensive for anglers and threatening a way of life in Maine. Maine harvesters are by far the largest suppliers of bloodworms and sandworms in the U.S. Harvesters called wormers...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2004, file photo, a gray wolf is seen at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. Wyoming is looking ahead to its first wolf-hunting season in four years now that a court has lifted endangered species protection for wolves in the state. (AP Photo/Dawn Villella, File)
April 26, 2017 - 7:13 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming will hold a wolf hunt for the first time in four years this fall now that a federal court has lifted endangered species protection for wolves in the state, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department said Wednesday. Planning is now underway for the hunt in northwestern...
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April 25, 2017 - 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to music and visual arts, American teenagers could use some help. The National Center for Education Statistics reported Tuesday that in 2016, American eighth graders scored an average 147 in music and 149 in visual arts on a scale of 300. Some 8,800 eighth graders...
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Drea Hubbard is held by her father, Justin Hubbard, during a news conference Monday, April 24, 2017, in Omaha, Neb. Drea Hubbard was born at the Henry Doorly Zoo on Sunday. (Megan Farmer/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
April 25, 2017 - 2:09 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A woman whose baby was due mid-May went into labor early and gave birth at a Nebraska zoo. Drea Hubbard was born Sunday at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, weighing 5 pounds, 5 ounces. Her mother, Kymica Hubbard, 24, said the birth took about two minutes from when her water...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2016, file photo, Lady Gaga performs a tribute to David Bowie at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Gaga's tribute won a pair of Webby Awards announced on April 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
April 25, 2017 - 9:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga, "Pokemon Go" and January's Women's March among the winners of this year's Webby Awards. Gaga won a pair of Webbys for her high-tech tribute to David Bowie at last year's Grammys, which was produced in partnership with Intel. "Pokemon Go" was picked as best game and won...
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