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LDS Church to transfer missionaries in Nicaragua due to 'political instability'

LDS SLC Temple

The LDS Church said they will move over half of the 327 missionaries serving in Nicaragua due to...

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From snipers to moms: World War II exhibit focuses on women

Women in WWII Exhibition

NATICK, Mass. (AP) — The terrors of World War II impacted most of the world’s women, both on the home and battlefronts. A new exhibition opening Friday at the International Museum of World War II in Natick, Massachusetts, highlights just that — the important and sometimes unconventional roles women...


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Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, accused of welfare fraud

Rachel Dolezal Welfare Fraud

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was outed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud. Rachel Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged this week with theft by welfare...


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New Orleans council votes to halt some short-term rentals

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The city council in tourist-friendly New Orleans voted Thursday to halt the proliferation of one type of tourist housing: short-term rentals such as those facilitated by Airbnb and Homeaway. Council member Kristin Palmer’s measure affects those who rent out entire homes for short-...


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Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flows

Hawaii Volcano

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava entered the ocean from a third flow, marking the third week of a Hawaii volcano eruption that has opened up nearly two dozen vents in rural communities, destroyed dozens of buildings and shot miles-high plumes of ash into the sky. Low lava fountains were erupting from a nearly...


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The Latest: 3 lava flows now reaching ocean off Hawaii

Hawaii Volcano

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Three lava flows from an erupting volcano are now flowing into the ocean off Hawaii’s Big Island. Hawaii County officials say the third flow started pouring into the sea Thursday. Lava...


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Judge set to order proper meals for Muslim inmates in Alaska

Alaska Jail Ramadan Lawsuit

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A judge plans to issue an order Friday requiring that an Alaska jail provide suitable meals to Muslim inmates as they break their daily fasts during Ramadan. U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland said at a hearing Thursday that the emergency order generally will resemble...


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Tommy Chong reflects on pot's evolution as he turns 80

Tommy Chong At 80

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he’d live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping America. He knew when he and partner Cheech Marin pioneered stoner comedy 50 years ago, a time when taunting the establishment with constant reminders that they didn’t just...


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Plaque shows landmark status for civil rights leaders' home

Medgar Evers Home

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The National Park Service has unveiled a bronze plaque showing that the Mississippi home of civil rights leaders Medgar and Myrlie Evers is a national historic landmark. More than 100 people, including the couple’s friends and relatives, gathered for a ceremony Thursday...


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Gucci moves next show to Paris in one-off homage

MILAN (AP) — Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele will pay homage to France by showing his next spring-summer collection in Paris, instead of its usual home in Milan. Gucci said Thursday that the September show is the final in a three-part tribute to France, starting with an ad campaign...


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Delta says it will launch flights to India next year

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it will resume nonstop flights next year between the United States and Mumbai, India. The airline is crediting recent U.S. agreements with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates over alleged subsidies to three big Persian Gulf carriers that also fly to India. Delta...


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