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 2022-03-07 21:08 

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Man forfeits $57,000 Pokemon card, gets prison for loan scam...

DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man was sentenced to three years in prison after illegally obtaining a coronavirus relief loan and using more than $57,000 of the money to buy a collectable Pokemon car......

 2022-03-07 21:08 

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Roiled by economic crisis, Sudan to float its currency...

CAIRO (AP) — Cash-stripped Sudan on Monday announced it will float the country's currency as economic conditions deteriorate further, some four months after a military coup plunged the African nati......

 2022-03-07 21:05 

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Masks are now optional in most Rhode Island school districts...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In most school districts across Rhode Island, masks became optional on Monday.The exceptions are Providence, the state's largest district, and Central Falls, which has been ......

 2022-03-07 20:58 

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Met Opera to stage March 14 benefit for Ukraine relief...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will stage a benefit concert on March 14 for Ukraine relief efforts that will be broadcast on radio worldwide.Music director Yannick Nzet-Sguin will lead a ......

 2022-03-07 20:57 

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Lawmakers push for affordable housing in Maine as costs rise...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers unveiled a plan Monday to allow denser development to try to curb a growing lack of affordable housing in the state.The proposal comes at a time when rental p......

 2022-03-07 20:50 

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Huma Abedin steps out, brings her memoir to Abu Dhabi...

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — There's no easy way to tell Huma Abedin's story. So, she's telling it herself, bringing her voice to an international stage in the United Arab Emirates and sp......

 2022-03-07 20:47 

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US and 10 countries condemn North Korean missile launch...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and 10 other countries on Monday condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch and urged the U.N. Security Council to respond, saying its inaction ......

 2022-03-07 20:45 

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Duplantis sets pole vault world record of 6.19m in Belgrade...

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Olympic champion Mondo Duplantis broke his own world pole vault record with a 6.19-meter clearance at the Belgrade Indoor Meeting on Monday.Duplantis set the record of 6.18 ......

 2022-03-07 20:44 

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Fraternity pledge's death a year ago spurs changes in hazing...

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — During the year since a fraternity pledge died from alcohol poisoning, Bowling Green State University has hired a hazing prevention coordinator and made it easier for students t......

 2022-03-07 20:41 

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Arkansas lawmakers give first OK to state's $6B budget bill...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers gave initial approval Monday to a $6 billion state budget for the coming year, moving closer toward wrapping up this year's session.The majority-Republic......

 2022-03-07 20:38 

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ACC returns to Brooklyn, not its typically strong self...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference returns to Brooklyn this week, not quite the college basketball powerhouse it has historically been.The ACC Tournament starts Tuesday at Barclays Cente......

 2022-03-07 20:37 

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Review: Laugh-out-loud essays in book 'Girls Can Kiss Now'...

"Girls Can Kiss Now," by Jill Gutowitz (Atria)In "Girls Can Kiss Now," Jill Gutowitz, the "self-proclaimed overlord of lesbian Twitter," takes readers on a thrilling excavation of lesbian pop cultu......

 2022-03-07 20:24 

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Charged with wire fraud, Tennessee lawmaker resigns...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee Republican lawmaker resigned Monday shortly after court documents were unsealed revealing that she faces a federal wire fraud charge involving a disgraced former......

 2022-03-07 20:21 

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Key proposals in Major League Baseball labor negotiations...

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the key areas in collective bargaining between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association based on proposals through March 6, as obtained by The......

 2022-03-07 20:12 

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Last-ditch talks seek to avert teacher strikes in Minnesota...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Last-ditch talks were underway Monday in the Minneapolis and St. Paul public school districts, where teachers could strike as soon as Tuesday morning over wages, class sizes ......

 2022-03-07 20:10 

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Colts establish coaching fellowship in Tony Dungy's honor...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have established the Tony Dungy Diversity Fellowship to advance the opportunities for football coaching candidates.The program in honor of the Pro Footbal......

 2022-03-07 20:02 

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Pentagon to shut down leaking fuel tank facility in Hawaii...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department will permanently shut down the Navy's massive fuel tank facility in Hawaii that leaked petroleum into Pearl Harbor's tap water, and will remove all the fuel......

 2022-03-07 19:54 

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A modern Churchill? Zelenskyy praised as war communicator...

To a watching world, his message is this, in both his words and his resolute, sometimes haggard appearance: He stands as a mirror to the suffering and spirit of his people.It appears to be getting ......

 2022-03-07 19:54 

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Chicago Public Schools drop mask requirement in classrooms...

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools will stop requiring face masks for staff and students in the nation's third-largest school district starting March 14, officials announced on Monday. The distr......

 2022-03-07 19:49 

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West Indies happy at home against revamped England...

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) — West Indies veteran seamer Kemar Roach was as surprised as everyone else when England left out James Anderson and Stuart Broad for their three-test series starting on Tue......

 2022-03-07 19:36 

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Idaho budget committee OKs $3.4 billion for public schools...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Legislature's budget committee on Monday approved spending $3.4 billion to teach Idaho's 310,000 K-12 students, money that includes $1,000 bonuses for teachers, administrato......

 2022-03-07 19:31 

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Nebraska prison pay bumps credited for easing staff shortage...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's push to increase pay for front-line prison staffers appears to have eased some of the chronic shortages that have caused problems in the corrections department, state ......

 2022-03-07 19:30 

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High court narrows reach of law targeting career criminals...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday narrowed the reach of a federal law that strengthens penalties for career criminals found to illegally have a gun.The high court was ruling in the case......

 2022-03-07 19:19 

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Bird flu confirmed in northwest Iowa commercial turkey flock...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials announced Monday that they have identified bird flu in a commercial turkey flock in northwest Iowa, the state's second case of a virus that has been identified in ......

 2022-03-07 19:18 

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Dizzee Rascal convicted of assault, then smashes camera...

LONDON (AP) — British rapper Dizzee Rascal was convicted Monday of assaulting his former girlfriend, then smashed a press photographer's camera outside the courthouse minutes after a jury found him......

 2022-03-07 19:08 

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Ukrainian basketball players anxiously watching homeland...

PHOENIX (AP) — Grand Canyon junior center Dima Zdor has tried to maintain a routine, a mix of schoolwork, practice and games. His attention for all the other hours in the day is halfway across the ......

 2022-03-07 19:03 

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South Carolina remains atop women's AP Top 25 despite loss...

South Carolina remained No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll Monday despite suffering its second loss of the season.The Gamecocks (29-2) fell to Kentucky in the Southeastern Confer......

 2022-03-07 18:54 

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FOOD: Colcannon, a classic Irish medley of potatoes, greens...

As St. Patrick's Day approaches, the potatoes, corned beef and cabbage are piled high in the supermarkets.Millions of Americans claim some Irish ancestry and honor the patron saint of Ireland on Ma......

 2022-03-07 18:52 

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Fire official: 1 dead after fire at Baltimore fuel facility...

BALTIMORE (AP) — One person is dead after a fire at a Baltimore fuel facility on Monday morning, a fire official said. Baltimore Fire Department spokeswoman Blair Adams said four employees were wor......

 2022-03-07 18:43 

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Florida to recommend against COVID vaccines for healthy kids...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo said Monday that the state will formally recommend against COVID-19 vaccinations for healthy children. Ladapo made the announcemen......

 2022-03-07 18:43 

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Outdoor first-aid educator appointed to Vermont Legislature...

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Burke man who runs a business that provides outdoor education has been appointed to the Vermont Legislature, Gov. Phil Scott announced Monday.John Kascenska, a Republican, ......

 2022-03-07 18:42 

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Indiana lawmakers discuss 'trigger' for income tax cuts...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Proposed cuts to Indiana's individual income tax rates might not be automatic under methods legislative leaders discussed Monday.A push led by Indiana House Republicans for broa......

 2022-03-07 18:42 

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Republican lawmakers unveil medical marijuana regulations...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republicans in the Oklahoma House on Monday unveiled a package of new restrictions on the state's booming medical marijuana industry, designed to crack down on illegal growers ......

 2022-03-07 18:41 

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UK government denies giving cool welcome to Ukraine refugees...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday defended his government's treatment of Ukrainians fleeing war, after France accused U.K. authorities of "inhumane" behavior towards the ......

 2022-03-07 18:38 

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Browns place franchise tag on tight end David Njoku...

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have placed a franchise tag for next season on tight end David Njoku, preventing him from hitting the free agent market.Njoku was one of the few bright spots l......

 2022-03-07 18:37 

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Russia-Ukraine central to Blinken talks with Israel minister...

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday thanked Israel for its efforts to end Russia's war with Ukraine as he and his Israeli counterpart met to discuss the conflict an......

 2022-03-07 18:16 

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Airline passenger traffic makes significant gains from 2021...

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Airline passenger traffic at North Dakota's eight commercial airports improved significantly in January compared to the same month last year, but still remain below pre-pandem......

 2022-03-07 18:09 

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In Ukraine under attack, American hopes for daughter's visa...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When her daughter was diagnosed with cancer, Tetiana Chatokhina didn't hesitate to make the trip back to her native Ukraine to help her recover from surgery and care for her 14-y......

 2022-03-07 18:05 

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Utility executives accused of conspiring to steal millions...

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two former top executives at a city-owned utility company in north Florida have been charged with conspiring to steal millions of dollars from the city of Jacksonville thr......

 2022-03-07 18:02 

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Wake Forest's Williams, Forbes earn ACC basketball awards...

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest's Alondes Williams and coach Steve Forbes have earned the top individual honors from the Atlantic Coast Conference.The league announced Williams as its player of......

 2022-03-07 18:00 

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Gonzaga remains atop AP Top 25; Tennessee cracks top 10...

Gonzaga, Arizona and reigning national champion Baylor remained atop The Associated Press men's college basketball poll Monday while Tennessee cracked the top 10 for the first time this year and No......

 2022-03-07 17:59 

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State audit: Nevada inmates overpay for medical, store items...

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A state audit faulted Nevada's prison system for overcharging inmates for supplies and medical co-pays, racking up overtime costs in the director's office during the corona......

 2022-03-07 17:52 

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Review: 'The Darkest Place' isn't a bright crime novel...

"The Darkest Place" by Phillip Margolin (Minotaur)Plot elements in "The Darkest Place," Phillip Margolin's fifth legal thriller featuring Portland, Oregon, lawyer Robbin Lockwood, include a bitter ......

 2022-03-07 17:50 

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Prosecutors rest case against man in 1st Capitol riot trial...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Monday finished presenting testimony against a Texas man who is the first person to be tried on charges related to the riot at the U.S. Capitol last year.Gu......

 2022-03-07 17:44 

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2 Malian soldiers, 2 UN peacekeepers die in latest attacks...

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A United Nations peacekeeping convoy hit a roadside bomb in central Mali, killing two peacekeepers and wounding four others, the mission said Monday, while another attack on the......

 2022-03-07 17:41 

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Puerto Rico to lift mask mandate for 2nd time in pandemic...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor announced Monday that he will eliminate the use of face masks indoors for the second time since the pandemic began.The new measure will go into e......

 2022-03-07 17:40 

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US gasoline prices rise again on talk of banning Russian oil...

Gasoline prices rose overnight, pushing Monday's national average above $4.06 a gallon, the highest price American motorists have faced since July 2008, according to auto club AAA.Calls are increas......

 2022-03-07 17:38 

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Labor relations experts following MLB negotiations from afar...

CHICAGO (AP) — Allen Sanderson grew up in Idaho. He played high school baseball and worked for a minor league team in Twin Falls, providing a ride home for Dick Allen long before he became a feared......

 2022-03-07 17:37 

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Not guilty plea entered in alleged drug deal slaying...

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A defendant accused of fatally shooting a man because he didn't want to pay him for a drug deal pleaded not guilty in Brown County Circuit Court Monday. Pedro Santiago-Marque......

 2022-03-07 17:37 

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Hall of Fame inductions moving from prime time to afternoon...

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are moving from prime time to Saturday afternoon in August.The enshrinement on Saturday, Aug. 6 will begin at noon EDT at Tom ......

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