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Student from Zambia ruled eligible for US poetry contest

Apr 20, 2018

A judge has ruled a high school student in Maine who fled his native Zambia can compete in a government-funded national poetry contest

Legendary scientist at lab that developed atomic bomb dies

Apr 20, 2018

Scientist Nerses "Krik" Krikorian, who became a legend in the once-secret New Mexico city where the atomic bomb was developed, has died

Former Mexico governor extradited to US to face drug charges

Apr 20, 2018

The former governor of a Mexican border state has been extradited to the United States to face charges of racketeering, drug smuggling, money laundering and bank fraud

Boston Globe places columnist Kevin Cullen on paid leave

Apr 20, 2018

The Boston Globe has placed columnist Kevin Cullen on paid leave as an examination of his work is conducted

Army lowers 2017 recruiting goal; more soldiers staying on

Apr 20, 2018

The U.S. Army will not meet its mission to recruit 80,000 active duty soldiers this year and has officially lowered that goal

Candidate buys ads on Sinclair TV stations to blast company

Apr 20, 2018

A Democratic candidate for Montana's U.S. House seat is buying ads on Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned television stations that blast Sinclair for forcing reporters to read conservative-leaning corporate statements on air.

Southwest sends apology, $5K, to passengers on damaged jet

Apr 20, 2018

Southwest sends apology and compensation to passengers involved in emergency landing incident

Arizona is next stop for movement seeking better teacher pay

Apr 20, 2018

Arizona is next stop for national movement seeking better teacher pay

Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

Apr 20, 2018

Cities and even countries now such as Great Britain are looking at banning straws because plastic pollution is a huge global problem

Texas gains 8 rigs as US rig count rises to 1,013

Apr 20, 2018

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by five this week to 1,013

Weather, 20 December
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