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The tiny school district of Harrold, Texas may be the first in the nation to allow teachers to carry weapons, a policy administrators say was needed because the isolated school is 30 minutes from the nearest police station.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice acknowledges it will be difficult to reach a year-end target for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, but said the two sides and the United States remain committed to that goal.

‘American Idol’ adds a fourth judge: songwriter Kara DioGuardi will join the Fox talent show.

Barack Obama makes a deal that gives Hillary Rodham Clinton some votes in the presidential nominating roll call, part of an uneasy alliance they are trying to forge even as some of their supporters refuse to move past their primary fight.

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