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James Earl Jones in a scene from "Gimme Shelter." (AP Photo/Roadside Attractions)

Crisis pregnancy center film praised at U.N. screening

- Catholic News Agency

A film based on the true story of hope offered to a young woman in a crisis pregnancy received positive reviews after its recent screening at the United Nations in New York.

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NASA's Maven spacecraft enters Mars orbit

- Associated Press

NASA's Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet's atmosphere following a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.

Medical marijuana advocates rallying at Statehouse

Associated Press

Medical marijuana advocates say they are frustrated with Gov. Deval Patrick's administration because the long-promised dispensaries where patients can purchase the drug are still not open.

Push for military museum in Pittsfield

Associated Press

A Vietnam War veteran and the president of the Pike County Historical Society in western Illinois want to build a museum to display war memorabilia to honor the area's veterans.

Flight nurse critical component to emergency care

- Associated Press

The helicopter, a single-engine Bell 407, touched down at McLeod Regional Medical Center. With another helicopter already parked on the concrete heli-pad, the landing zone was smaller than normal though still very manageable.

Assistant patrol agent in charge Lee Allbee, right, talks about the aerostat used by Border Patrol to look for smugglers and illegal crossings in the Rio Grande Valley,  Friday Sept. 5, 2014 at Penitas, Texas.  Since last November, the Border Patrol has stationed five surveillance sky cameras in the Rio Grande Valley area _ one in Penitas, two near Rio Grande City and two near Falfurrias, said agency spokesman Joe Gutierrez Jr.  (AP Photo/The Monitor, Gabe Hernandez)  MAGS OUT; TV OUT

More Border Patrol balloons expected in future?

- Associated Press

Near the banks of the Rio Grande, U.S. Border Patrol agents monitor a tethered balloon that carries a camera that can zoom in on a license plate miles away.

In this Sept. 7, 2014 photo, Heidi Nilsson participates in a workshop at the Pole Expo in Las Vegas. Poles have long been a staple of strip clubs, but many of the attendees at the expo are taking the lead of expo founder Fawnia Dietrich and refining their slinky craft as a workout activity. (AP Photo/John Locher)

AP PHOTOS: Pole dancing being used for fitness

- Associated Press

Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but the women scaling and swinging from them in Las Vegas earlier this month weren't doing it for dollar bills.

Batesvile woman uses her mouth to create art

- Associated Press

Dipping her brush into the white paint, Sharon Scarbrough steadies herself as she adds the color against the stark contrast of a blue background. The snow-capped mountains need more definition.