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Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Obit Barbara Bush

Family spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush, mother of President George W. Bush, dies at age...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 21, the 111th day of 2018. There are 254 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 21, 1918, Manfred von Richthofen, 25, the German ace known as the “Red Baron” who was believed to have downed 80 enemy aircraft during World War I, was...


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Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

Lettuce Outbreak

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...


World

AP Analysis: Good and bad news in NKorea's latest nuke offer

South Korea Koreas Tension

TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has finally broken his silence on what he plans to bring to the table during his summits with the South Korean and U.S. presidents — and it doesn’t appear to have a whole lot to do with tossing out his hard-won nuclear arsenal. At least not yet. Ending...


World

Rohingya refugees rescued after drifting at sea for 9 days

Indonesia Rohingya

BIREUEN, Indonesia (AP) — A Rohingya Muslim man among the group of 76 rescued in Indonesian waters in a wooden boat says they were at sea for nine days after leaving Myanmar, where the minority group faces intense persecution, and were hoping to reach Malaysia. The eight children, 25 women and 43...


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Avicii, struggling with health and fame, tried to walk away from it all two years before

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. It was a decision that shook the electronic dance world, and one Tim Berling, then 27, did not take lightly. Before Berling, the Swedish DJ and producer known as Avicii, announced his retirement from touring just five years after his 2011 song “Levels” launched his...


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'Smallville' actress Allison Mack accused of recruiting women for sex-cult leader

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Actress Allison Mack, best known for her decade on TV’s “Smallville,” and Keith Raniere, the leader of what authorities allege is a sex cult, were indicted Friday in New York on federal charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor, the Albany Times-...


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Harvard graduate students vote to form a union

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Teaching and research assistants at Harvard University have voted to join the United Auto Workers in a union election that caps a contentious fight over graduate students’ gaining a seat at the bargaining table. The National Labor Relations Board tallied the vote - 1,...


World

Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar

Indonesia Rohingya

BIREUEN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian fishermen rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims stranded off the coast of Aceh on Friday, authorities said, in the latest attempt by members of the persecuted ethnic group to flee Myanmar by sea. Tthe group of eight children, 25 women and 43 men was brought ashore in...


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Arizona teachers vote to strike statewide if demands are not met

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Teachers in Arizona have voted to strike next week, rejecting a proposed pay raise by Gov. Doug Ducey, R, and insisting that a revenue stream be identified to cover salary hikes and more school funding. Educators, who have been staging local protests for weeks, say...


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Hogan drops controversial contract that went to his transportation secretary's former

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, R, has killed a controversial $68.5 million management contract that had been awarded to his transportation chief’s former employer and was threatening to undermine a multibillion dollar plan to add toll lanes on the Capital Beltway and...


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