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Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty
By KIMBERLY HEFLING WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — Federally owned schools for Native Americans on reservations are marked by remoteness, extreme poverty and a lack of construction dollars. They also are among the nation's lowest performing.

What to know about federally run Indian schools
By KIMBERLY HEFLINGWINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government finances 183 schools and dormitories for Native American children on or near reservations in 23 states. The schools are some of the nation's lowest performing.An effort is underway to improve them.Five things to know about the Interior Department's Bureau of Indian Education schools: ___

Michigan funeral home provides drive-thru option
By MIKE HOUSEHOLDERSAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Only a couple of families have taken advantage of a new service available at a Saginaw funeral home.Drive-thru viewings. Paradise Funeral Chapel recently started offering the option, which allows mourners to pay their last respects on the go. It was designed in part to cater to those with physical limitations.

Indiana U. statue of WWII journalist Pyle has typo
By The Associated PressBLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Ernie Pyle's statue needs an edit. A bronze statue of the famed World War II journalist on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University misspells the word "correspondent" by dropping an "r."

Emu corralled after jaunt through traffic
By The Associated PressTUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — It's not every day you see a 6-foot-tall bird running in traffic.But Tustin police say that was the report Tuesday morning when an emu got loose from a backyard pen. The Orange County Register ( ) says officers were called to a quiet residential area shortly before 11:30 a.m.

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