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Do Americans still agree with "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses," as engraved on the Statue of Liberty? (National park Service)

Poll: Americans not so keen on verse ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses’

- The Washington Times

Many Americans recall the verse “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Library, and written by poet Emma Lazarus in “A New Colossus,” her poem of 1883. Eight-out-of-10 Americans say these sentiments applied in the past, notes a YouGov poll released Monday. Do we still believe these words today? Well, not particularly.

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A Northern Kentucky University student who beat leukemia at 6 years old, then developed seizures that threatened her future as a singer is performing for her doctors and patients this week in Lexington.

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Review: 'Smash Bros.' makes brutality adorable

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Every few years, Nintendo rounds up its most popular characters, like Mario, Donkey Kong and Pikachu, and has them beat the daylights out of each other. It's not exactly blood sport - there are no spine-shattering, "Mortal Kombat"-style fatalities, and everyone walks away smiling. Only Nintendo could make bare-knuckle brawling cute.

Producer Matthew Weiner poses with "Founders Awards" in the International Emmy Awards press room at the New York Hilton on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Britain wins 3 International Emmys

- Associated Press

British TV productions took three trophies Monday night at the 42nd International Emmy Awards, including best actor for Stephen Dillane and best drama for the thriller "Utopia."

Medical marijuana proposal draws some worries

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A 12,600-square-foot medical marijuana dispensary proposed in Epping, New Hampshire, has not been well received by some selectmen, despite the fact that medical marijuana is now legal in the state.

What's covered in new menu labeling rules

- Associated Press

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday is announcing new rules requiring chain restaurants, movie theaters and other retailers that sell prepared foods to put calorie labels on menus and menu boards. The rules will only apply to establishments that have 20 or more locations.

FILE - This combination of undated file photos from the Megan's Law website shows suspects Steven Dean Gordon, 45, left, and Franc Cano, 27, who were arrested on Friday, April 11, 2014, on suspicion of killing four women in Orange County, Calif. Gordon confessed to a police detective after his arrest earlier this year, testimony from a grand jury transcript unsealed Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, revealed. Gordon also told police that he and co-defendant Frank Cano killed a fifth woman who has never been identified. (AP Photo/Megan's Law, File)

Transcript: Men debated killing final victim

- Associated Press

Late at night, the two convicted sex offenders exchanged text messages debating whether to kill their next victim or spare the life of the pretty, young woman they had picked up just hours before.

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Mexican boy recovering after huge tumor removed

- Associated Press

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Ivy Tech eyes home for expanded auto tech program

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- Associated Press

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Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods

- Associated Press

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Judge OKs Hernandez trial delay in 2012 killings

- Associated Press

A judge on Tuesday agreed to delay the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in the 2012 slaying of two Boston men after his lawyer said Hernandez's defense team is busy trying to prepare for his trial in a 2013 killing.

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