Flowers from the Netherlands decorate St. Peter's Square as Pope Francis arrives to celebrate an Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square at the the Vatican, Sunday, April 20, 2014. Francis is celebrating Christianity's most joyous day, Easter Sunday, under sunny skies in St. Peter's. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.…
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Topeka seniors to get 6 tickets for first lady’s speech

Amid complaints about the possibility of limited tickets for friends and families to attend a Topeka high school graduation where Michelle Obama is speaking, the school district announced that graduating seniors will be given up to six tickets each.…
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Photos: Easter around the world

Millions of Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, commemorating the day Christian believe Jesus was resurrected.…
FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri attends the NCAA college basketball game between Syracuse and North Carolina State in Syracuse, N.Y. A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Davuluri to prom during a question and answer session at school. Eighteen-year-old Patrick Farves said he received three days of in-school suspension Thursday, April 17, 2014, because he asked Davuluri to prom. School officials heard about Farves' plan in advance and warned him not to do it. He has apologized for disrupting the event. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi, File)

Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite

Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to be his prom date during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.…
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Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday.…
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Kansas Supreme Court denounces bill

After signing off on 19 new laws Thursday, Governor Sam Brownback is getting some heat from the Supreme Court of Kansas for signing a judicial budget that ties funding to policy changes.…