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UNDATED The weather's throwing a curve at the more than 30 (m) million Americans on the go this holiday weekend. There's heavy snow in the nation's midsection, rain in the Northeast and thunderstorms in the South. Even higher gas prices aren't disrupting plans.

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley can keep staying overnight at his parents' home unsupervised. But a federal judge has refused his request for longer visits. Hinckley lives at a mental hospital. He was acquitted by reason of insanity for shooting President Reagan.

PENTAGON (AP) _ Muslim extremists are picking up stature among ordinary Muslims. A Pentagon panel is urging the government to change the way it communicates with the Muslim world. The panel says that since Nine-Eleven, Muslims see America as spreading chaos -- not democracy.

FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) _ U-S Marines say they've found so much ammo in Fallujah that it's delaying the return of civilians. Most of the 250-thousand residents left ahead of the U-S-led assault. A Marine spokesman says it may be several more weeks before enough weaponry is cleared so people could return.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A Wal-Mart heiress is having her name taken off the University of Missouri's sports arena. Her parents paid for it and asked that it be named for her -- but have now agreed to remove her name after her roommate says the woman cheated her way through a California college.

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