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  • Obama to host new Afghan leaders at White House on March 24

    Obama to host new Afghan leaders at White House on March 24

    Associated Press - 12 minutes ago
    Obama to host new Afghan leaders at White House on March 24

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah are to visit the White House next month, and Ghani has accepted an invitation to speak to a joint meeting of Congress at a time when the Obama administration is weighing whether to slow the pace of U.S. troop withdrawals from the country. …

  • Anti-Islamic protesters shout at Muslims at Oklahoma Capitol

    Anti-Islamic protesters shout at Muslims at Oklahoma Capitol

    Associated Press - 18 minutes ago
    Anti-Islamic protesters shout at Muslims at Oklahoma Capitol

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of supporters formed a makeshift greeting line to escort Muslims into the Oklahoma state Capitol for Friday's first-ever Muslim Day as a smaller group of protesters heckled participants as they arrived. …

  • Head injury to suspect as child could be used by defense

    Head injury to suspect as child could be used by defense

    Associated Press - 19 minutes ago
    Head injury to suspect as child could be used by defense

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fractured skull suffered by an infant nearly two decades ago at the hands of his father might become a factor as lawyers defend the now 19-year-old man against charges connected to the killing of a Las Vegas mother in a neighborhood gunbattle, his lawyer said Friday. …

  • Notre Dame president credited for transforming school dies

    Notre Dame president credited for transforming school dies

    Associated Press - 21 minutes ago
    Notre Dame president credited for transforming school dies

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents or legendary football coaches. …

  • First African-American to play in an NBA game dies

    First African-American to play in an NBA game dies

    Reuters - 27 minutes ago
    First African-American to play in an NBA game dies

    (Reuters) - The National Basketball Association on Friday hailed Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in an NBA game, as "a modest gentleman who played the game with skill, class, and pride." Lloyd, a ninth-round pick by the Washington Capitols in 1950 as one three black players drafted by the NBA that year, died on Thursday in Tennessee at the age of 86. A 6-foot-6 small forward, Lloyd broke the NBA color barrier on Oct. 31, 1950, when he entered a game against the Rochester …