Refugees from Iraq see restaurant success in Iowa
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AMES, Iowa (AP) — Basma Zalzala moved her family to the United States in 2014 after her husband was killed by a bomb in Baghdad. It was a big decision to seek a better, safer future. “I had my daughter and three boys to take care of,” Zalzala said. “It was very hard because we didn’t speak the language. We could just say ‘yes’ and...
Vultures, Nature's Cleanup Crew, Get New Lease on Life in Cyprus
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Cyprus released griffon vultures into the wild on Wednesday in the latest attempt to boost a once thriving population now critically endangered by poisoning.  The island's largest bird of prey has seen its population fall dramatically to the smallest in Europe in recent decades, either from accidental poisoning or changing farming techniques...
EU plans Russia trade sanctions over 'sham' Ukraine votes
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Trump asked British Prime Minister Theresa May to 'imagine if some animals with tattoos raped your daughter' in...
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AP News Summary at 11:49 a.m. EDT
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After visit to homeland, Stafford Co. man helps get used computers to schools in Ethiopia
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A Stafford County man who grew up in Ethiopia was shocked to see schools in his homeland had no computers. He's working to get used computers, and sending them to schools there.
Performance vs. Promise: West, Cothran seek Haywood tax collector position
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AP Sports SummaryBrief at 11:30 a.m. EDT
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‘In perpetuity’: NPS director celebrates National Public Lands Day in the Smokies 

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Cannabis Compliance Agents Ensure That Vermont Growers Know — and Follow — the Rules
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Their title brings to mind someone in a suit, aviator sunglasses and a big black SUV. But Vermont's new cannabis compliance agents lean more toward flannel shirts and baby blue Priuses. Michael DiTomasso, an unassuming 32-year-old with an environmental science degree, is one of four people whose job it is to inspect cannabis businesses and report...
Go Tell the Story
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On my summer reading list was the biography of Martin Luther. The book is about 500 pages and quite dense with facts, but enjoyable, and eventually I made it through after several renewals from the library. Reading this historic account…
Join Calvary Chapel for a Weekly Bible Study in Seaville
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Local angles
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› Clarkston’s Joel Dahmen will be competing in the second event of the PGA Tour season, the Sanderson Farms Championship, starting Thursday at The Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, Miss.
Overhaul of Seahawks’ defense not needed, coach says
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RENTON, Wash. — The spring and summer optimism that the change in coaches and schemes would result in a quick fix for the Seattle Seahawks’ defense has turned into a brutal fall reality.
Thunder and lightning
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MOSCOW — Labeling a running back duo ‘thunder and lightning’ is super cliche. But that’s the perfect way to describe Idaho’s Anthony Woods and Roshaun Johnson.
Area roundup: Bear boys blitz Bengals in high school soccer
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Nick Odberg notched two goals in the first half to help propel the Moscow Bears past Lewiston 3-0 in a nonleague soccer match Tuesday at Walker Field.
Washington State’s Henley added to another watch list
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WSU linebacker Daiyan Henley was one of six players added to the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List on Tuesday, it was announced.
Kraken beginning second season with sense of familiarity
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SEATTLE — For the players and staff who were around a season ago when the Seattle Kraken were racing to make their debut as an expansion franchise, what happened last week felt downright normal.
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Mariners’ late slide continues with loss to Rangers
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SEATTLE — Robbie Ray has an idea for how to get the Seattle Mariners refocused and hopefully out of their late-season slide.
Local bowling results
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Local golf results
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Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 3 Morning' game
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday morning's drawing of the Tennessee Lottery's "Cash 3 Morning" game were:
Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 4 Morning' game
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday morning's drawing of the Tennessee Lottery's "Cash 4 Morning" game were: