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Drawing nears for Powerball jackpot that's climbed to $700M
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Drawing nears for Powerball jackpot that's climbed to $700M

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The estimated jackpot for Wednesday night’s Powerball lottery game has climbed to $700 million, making it the second-largest in U.S. history. Some details about the game and how the prize has grown so large: — WHEN IS THE DRAWING AND HOW DOES THE GAME WORK? The drawing will be Wednesday […]
Priest takes leave after disclosing past in the Ku Klux Klan
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Priest takes leave after disclosing past in the Ku Klux Klan

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia priest is taking a leave of absence after disclosing he once was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Father William Aitcheson, a priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington, wrote about his past Klan affiliation Monday in The Arlington Catholic Herald, the diocese’s newspaper. The 62-year-old Aitcheson […]
Sheriff: Video shows judge's shooting outside courthouse
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Sheriff: Video shows judge's shooting outside courthouse

AP Photo/Keith Srakocic STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff says the man who shot a judge outside an Ohio courthouse drove to a neighboring bank, walked quickly toward him from a parked car and fired, and the judge returned fire. Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla says surveillance video captured the scene Monday in Steubenville (STOO’-behn-vihl). […]
Vanishing kelp: Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests
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Vanishing kelp: Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests

AP Photo/Charles Krupa APPLEDORE ISLAND, Maine (AP) — When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster. But Dijkstra, a University of New Hampshire marine biologist, saw only […]
Civil War lessons often depend on where the classroom is
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Civil War lessons often depend on where the classroom is

AP Photo/Eric Gay AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district. Some schools emphasize states’ rights in addition to slavery and stress how economic and cultural […]
Trump rebuffs coal industry; CEO claims promise broken
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Trump rebuffs coal industry; CEO claims promise broken

AP Photo/John Minchillo WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision one executive said breaks a personal promise from President Donald Trump to take the extraordinary step to benefit the industry. The Energy Department says it considered issuing […]
Trump vows continued fight in Afghanistan; reversing stance
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Trump vows continued fight in Afghanistan; reversing stance

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, declaring U.S. troops must “fight to win.” He pointedly declined to disclose how many more troops will be dispatched to wage America’s longest war. In a prime-time address […]
Posers or terrorists? Deaths put spotlight on neo-Nazi group
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Posers or terrorists? Deaths put spotlight on neo-Nazi group

AP Photo/Steven Senne TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The friendship of the four young roommates – though cemented in the dark trappings of an obscure neo-Nazi group called Atomwaffen Division – never seemed destined for bloodshed. One was described as a former science nerd, serving in the Florida National Guard. Two others worked temp jobs at […]