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Elisabeth Moss Defends Scientology in Rare Comment About the Church

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Elisabeth Moss Defends Scientology in Rare Comment About the Church

- Actress responds to fan question about how her religion factors into "The Handmaid's Tale" Published 8:07 am, Friday, August 18, 2017 Elisabeth Moss has spoken up about a subject on which she normally keeps quiet: her religion. On Tuesday, the “Handmaid’s Tale” actress addressed a fan’s question about Scientology via her Instagram account. A post shared by Elisabeth Moss (@elisabethmossofficial) on Aug 15, 2017 at 11:46am PDT
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Ropes, dish soap free woman wedged in slot canyon for 12 hours

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Ropes, dish soap free woman wedged in slot canyon for 12 hours

- Emery County, UT (KSL) — A woman wedged in a slot canyon for more than 12 hours was rescued Thursday thanks to the hard work of rescuers — and about a gallon of dish soap. The rescue began about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday when a man called the Emery County Sheriff’s Office saying he and his 24-year-old wife were canyoneering in Zero Gravity Canyon in the San Rafael Desert and she became stuck, according to the sheriff’s office
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Oklahoma family planning to recreate 1954 solar eclipse trip photo

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Oklahoma family planning to recreate 1954 solar eclipse trip photo

- TULSA, Okla. – An Oklahoma family is planning to recreate a photo they took back in 1954 on their first solar eclipse trip. 90-year-old Jack Wells, his wife and their three daughters all saw their first eclipse back in 1954. Since then, Wells has seen 10 solar eclipses in totality in 9 different countries. His wife has been on seven of those trips
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Heat Alert issued by EMSA until temperatures drop

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Heat Alert issued by EMSA until temperatures drop

- OKLAHOMA CITY – A Heat Alert has been issued by EMSA until temperatures drop significantly. Officials say by 10 p.m. Friday, medics had responded to six heat-related emergency calls. EMSA issues a medical heat alert when paramedics respond to five or more suspected heat-related illness calls in a 24-hour period. Tips for staying healthy in the heat: Drink plenty of water or electrolyte replacement drinks several hours prior to and during long exposure to summer heat Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a wide brimmed hat if working outdoors
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Connecticut mom arrested after children found eating dog food off floor, living in filth

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Connecticut mom arrested after children found eating dog food off floor, living in filth

- MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Police arrested a woman Thursday after they found five children living in deplorable conditions in a third floor Connecticut apartment, according to WTIC. Police and fire crews were called to the apartment in downtown Middletown around 2 p.m. after a report of an air conditioner fire caused by a cigarette thrown from the third floor window. The rear exit of the apartment was blocked by trash, fire officials learned
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Simon says redemption: BR native has overcome adversity to make it to the New York Jets

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Simon says redemption: BR native has overcome adversity to make it to the New York Jets

- FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Deon Simon is motivated by his painful past. The darkest moments came while he dealt with a severe knee injury and academic issues as a senior at Baton Rouge's Glen Oaks High, leaving his future on and off the field uncertain. "It was a hard time," the New York Jets defensive tackle said after a recent practice
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Five-star power forward Nazreon Reid narrows college choices to LSU and Arizona

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Five-star power forward Nazreon Reid narrows college choices to LSU and Arizona

- After being included on a list of seven schools in the running for five-star power forward Nazreon Reid, of Asbury Park, New Jersey, in June, the LSU basketball program made the cut again Friday night. The 6-foot-10, 240-pound Reid, the Class of 2018's No. 7-ranked recruit in the ESPN 100, announced on Twitter that he's narrowed his list to two schools — Arizona and LSU
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Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson

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Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson

- KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A fourth-grade class at a suburban Kansas City school erupted in wonder when they tried on their solar eclipse glasses for the first time and turned toward the sun for an eclipse "practice." "The sun looks like the moon!" ''It's really dark!" ''There's just a little circle of light!" ''It's just a speck up there!" The students at Clardy Elementary School in North Kansas City were practicing the proper use of the glasses Friday in anticipation of Monday's solar eclipse
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Sunny, hot weekend ahead in Austin

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Sunny, hot weekend ahead in Austin

- Saturday will be sunny and hot with a high near 102, according to the National Weather Service. That night will be mostly clear with a low around 76. Sunday will also be sunny and hot with a high near 101 and heat index values as high as 104, the service said. That night will be mostly clear with a low around 76
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Updated: Dallas' black councilmen say remove statues to heal past

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Updated: Dallas' black councilmen say remove statues to heal past

- .... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... DALLAS — The four black councilmen in Dallas called for the city’s Confederate statues to be removed Friday, saying it will allow the community to start healing from its racist past. Dwaine Caraway, a councilman who serves as mayor pro tem, held a news conference Friday afternoon with the other three black city councilmen to “present a unified statement” on the statues
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East Baton Rouge holding voter registration drive at libraries Aug. 21-25

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East Baton Rouge holding voter registration drive at libraries Aug. 21-25

- East Baton Rouge Parish will be conducting a "voter registration week" drive to sign up voters at libraries from Aug. 21-25. As the deadline approaches to register in time for the October 14 election, the city-parish Registrar of Voters, . Steve Rayborn is reminding people they can register or update their voting information online any time at www.geauxvote.com, or people can go to his office in City Hall to do so
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Remembering Brad Edwards as In Your Corner team Moves 4Ward

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Remembering Brad Edwards as In Your Corner team Moves 4Ward

- OKLAHOMA CITY - For nearly three decades Brad Edwards was In Your Corner. Several years before his sudden passing in 2006, he talked about his storied career at Channel Four. “I like being with the people and being one of the people,” Brad said. “I want to be a normal guy, because I am a normal guy.” Average though he was not
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Texas child hospitalized after eating Xanax he was told was a Tic Tac

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Texas child hospitalized after eating Xanax he was told was a Tic Tac

- Published 8:20 pm, Friday, August 18, 2017 A Texas middle school student was recently hospitalized after ingesting Xanax, a prescription anti-anxiety drug. Brandi Nicole Hernandez of Elgin said her son was offered a "Tic Tac," which he bit into and quickly dissolved in his mouth, according to KVUE. When her son asked the student what the pill was, the student allegedly repeated "a drug" and threatened to beat him up if he confessed to anyone
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Dad stuck on rising drawbridge says he was forced to clear gap in family SUV

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Dad stuck on rising drawbridge says he was forced to clear gap in family SUV

- CAPE MAY COUNTY, N.J. – A man says he and his family are lucky to be alive after he had to slam on the accelerator, sending their car flying off the edge of a rising New Jersey drawbridge, over the gap and to the other side. Terrence Naphys said it happened Aug. 1 as they drove to Wildwood and Cape May, two popular resort destinations, to go shopping and eat
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Austin jobless rate drops, tightening labor market’s grip on job growth

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Austin jobless rate drops, tightening labor market’s grip on job growth

- Austin has one of the tightest labor markets in the country, and some parts of the metro area’s economy appear to be bumping up against the hiring ceiling. While regional employers continue to expand payrolls, especially in industries tied to population growth, some key sectors of the economy have started to see job-creation rates decelerate in the past 18 months. July did little to alleviate the pressure
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Dallas’ black City Council members push to remove Confederate statues

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Dallas’ black City Council members push to remove Confederate statues

- DALLAS The four black members of the Dallas City Council called for the city’s Confederate statues to be removed Friday, saying it will allow the community to start healing from its racist past. Dwaine Caraway, a council member who serves as mayor pro tem, held a news conference Friday afternoon with the other three black city council members to “present a unified statement” on the statues
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  • Connecticut mom arrested after children found eating dog food off floor, living in filth
    Connecticut mom arrested after children found eating dog food off floor, living in filth

    , kfor.com

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Police arrested a woman Thursday after they found five children living in deplorable conditions in a third floor Connecticut apartment, according to WTIC. Police and fire crews were called to the apartment in downtown Middletown around 2 p.m. after a report of an air conditioner fire caused by a cigarette thrown from the third floor window. The rear exit of the apartment was blocked by trash, fire officials learned
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Politics & Government

  • Steve Bannon resigns from post as Donald Trump's chief strategist
    Steve Bannon resigns from post as Donald Trump's chief strategist

    , theadvocate.com

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, a forceful but divisive presence in President Donald Trump's White House, is leaving. Trump accepted Bannon's resignation on Friday, ending a turbulent seven months for his chief strategist, the latest to depart from the president's administration in turmoil. White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday would be Bannon's last day on the job. "We are grateful for his service and wish him the best," she said in a statement confirming reports of Bannon's departure
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Sports

  • Five-star power forward Nazreon Reid narrows college choices to LSU and Arizona
    Five-star power forward Nazreon Reid narrows college choices to LSU and Arizona

    , theadvocate.com

    After being included on a list of seven schools in the running for five-star power forward Nazreon Reid, of Asbury Park, New Jersey, in June, the LSU basketball program made the cut again Friday night. The 6-foot-10, 240-pound Reid, the Class of 2018's No. 7-ranked recruit in the ESPN 100, announced on Twitter that he's narrowed his list to two schools — Arizona and LSU
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Business

  • Baton Rouge's Cortana Mall, interior stores hit market with $4M price tag
    Baton Rouge's Cortana Mall, interior stores hit market with $4M price tag

    , theadvocate.com

    Cortana Mall is up for sale with an asking price of $4 million for the shopping center at Airline Highway and Florida Boulevard. The Cortana listing includes the interior mall stores and the former Mervyn’s location, all of which are owned by Moonbeam Leasing & Management. The Las Vegas company bought Cortana and the former Mervyn's anchor store in 2013 for a combined $6
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Technology

  • Liquid-filled iPhone cases recalled after reports of chemical burns
    Liquid-filled iPhone cases recalled after reports of chemical burns

    , kfor.com

    Nearly 275,000 iPhone cases that contain glitter suspended in liquid are being recalled after reports of leakage that caused burns and skin irritation. MixBin Electronics sold the cases designed for iPhone 6, 6s and 7 through Amazon, Henri Bendel, Nordstrom Rack, Tory Burch, Victoria’s Secret and GetMixBin.com. The company announced the recall after 24 reports worldwide of skin irritation or chemical burns
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Health

  • Heat Alert issued by EMSA until temperatures drop
    Heat Alert issued by EMSA until temperatures drop

    , kfor.com

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A Heat Alert has been issued by EMSA until temperatures drop significantly. Officials say by 10 p.m. Friday, medics had responded to six heat-related emergency calls. EMSA issues a medical heat alert when paramedics respond to five or more suspected heat-related illness calls in a 24-hour period. Tips for staying healthy in the heat: Drink plenty of water or electrolyte replacement drinks several hours prior to and during long exposure to summer heat Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a wide brimmed hat if working outdoors
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Family & Parenting

  • Dad stuck on rising drawbridge says he was forced to clear gap in family SUV
    Dad stuck on rising drawbridge says he was forced to clear gap in family SUV

    , kfor.com

    CAPE MAY COUNTY, N.J. – A man says he and his family are lucky to be alive after he had to slam on the accelerator, sending their car flying off the edge of a rising New Jersey drawbridge, over the gap and to the other side. Terrence Naphys said it happened Aug. 1 as they drove to Wildwood and Cape May, two popular resort destinations, to go shopping and eat
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Society & Culture

  • Marci Miller Gives Back: Daytime Actress On Union Rescue Mission, Hope For L.A., And Helping The Homeless
    Marci Miller Gives Back: Daytime Actress On Union Rescue Mission, Hope For L.A., And Helping The Homeless

    , inquisitr.com

    Marci Miller plays Abby on Days Of Our Lives. Despite getting a big break on daytime TV, she has remained humble and focuses on giving back to the community. Recently, the soap opera actress talked about helping the homeless through Union Rescue Mission and Hope For L.A. She explained to Soap Opera Digest that after hearing their stories, it turns out the homeless are not that much different from everybody else
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Elisabeth Moss Defends Scientology in Rare Comment About the Church
    Elisabeth Moss Defends Scientology in Rare Comment About the Church

    , chron.com

    Actress responds to fan question about how her religion factors into "The Handmaid's Tale" Published 8:07 am, Friday, August 18, 2017 Elisabeth Moss has spoken up about a subject on which she normally keeps quiet: her religion. On Tuesday, the “Handmaid’s Tale” actress addressed a fan’s question about Scientology via her Instagram account. A post shared by Elisabeth Moss (@elisabethmossofficial) on Aug 15, 2017 at 11:46am PDT
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Music News: Shania Twain's Back In Town, Club Dada Goes Americana and More
    Music News: Shania Twain's Back In Town, Club Dada Goes Americana and More

    , dallasobserver.com

    Shania Twain is back! Katy Perry gets a Dallas opening act. Plus, The Bomb Factory brings some exciting news with new announcements from the worlds of hip-hop and emo. Three legendary singers and vital activists team up for a benefit concert at the Majestic Theatre. And the local clubs keep adding wattage to their fall calendars in this week's concert announcements
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Education

  • BESE president calls for tougher criminal background checks for teachers
    BESE president calls for tougher criminal background checks for teachers

    , theadvocate.com

    Louisiana needs a new state law to ensure that public school teachers undergo thorough criminal background checks, the president of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education said. Others said while the conversation is worth having, there are ample checks in place now to keep teachers who have run afoul of the law out of both traditional and public charter schools
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Farming

  • Sprouts Farmers Market applies for building permit in southwest Oklahoma City
    Sprouts Farmers Market applies for building permit in southwest Oklahoma City

    , kfor.com

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A popular market that focuses on fresh produce may be coming to southwest Oklahoma City. According to our partners at OKCTalk, Sprouts Farmers Market has filed a building permit application with the City of Oklahoma City to construct a new store near S.W. 119th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. The application still needs to be approved, but many residents in southwest Oklahoma City say the area needs a store that focuses on fresh produce
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Travel & Recreation

  • H-E-B expanding BBQ restaurant brand, curbside delivery with new San Antonio store
    H-E-B expanding BBQ restaurant brand, curbside delivery with new San Antonio store

    , lmtonline.com

    The San Antonio breakfast taco market is getting some new competition: H-E-B. And the grocer is getting weird with it. Among the more traditional taco fare, customers who roll up to the True Texas BBQ drive-thru at the supermarket chain’s new store at Bulverde Road, which opens Friday, will find breakfast tacos with brisket, avocado, pickled red onions, rajas and cotija cheese
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Law & Crime

  • Connecticut mom arrested after children found eating dog food off floor, living in filth
    Connecticut mom arrested after children found eating dog food off floor, living in filth

    , kfor.com

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Police arrested a woman Thursday after they found five children living in deplorable conditions in a third floor Connecticut apartment, according to WTIC. Police and fire crews were called to the apartment in downtown Middletown around 2 p.m. after a report of an air conditioner fire caused by a cigarette thrown from the third floor window. The rear exit of the apartment was blocked by trash, fire officials learned
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Life & Style

  • Austin jobless rate drops, tightening labor market’s grip on job growth
    Austin jobless rate drops, tightening labor market’s grip on job growth

    , mystatesman.com

    Austin has one of the tightest labor markets in the country, and some parts of the metro area’s economy appear to be bumping up against the hiring ceiling. While regional employers continue to expand payrolls, especially in industries tied to population growth, some key sectors of the economy have started to see job-creation rates decelerate in the past 18 months. July did little to alleviate the pressure
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Books & Literature

  • Pepe the Frog in a children's book? Denton ISD says no
    Pepe the Frog in a children's book? Denton ISD says no

    , mystatesman.com

    A Denton ISD assistant principal was removed from his post this week after a children’s book he wrote containing a popular internet character that has since become co-opted by the so-called “alt-right”— an offshoot of conservatism mixing racism, white nationalism and populism— caused controversy within the school district. According to the Dallas Morning News, “The Adventures of Pepe and Pede” author Eric Hauser was removed from his position as assistant principal of Rodriguez Middle School in Oak Point Monday
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Motoring

  • Toyota and Mazda to build $1.6 billion factory in the United States
    Toyota and Mazda to build $1.6 billion factory in the United States

    , kfor.com

    WASHINGTON – Toyota and Mazda have announced plans to build a $1.6 billion manufacturing plant in the United States that will create as many as 4,000 jobs. The Japanese automakers said in a statement Friday that the facility would be operational by 2021, but did not specify where it would be built. Mazda plans to build new crossover vehicles for the U
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Real Estate

  • Property owners to foot bill for Guthrie officer’s back pay
    Property owners to foot bill for Guthrie officer’s back pay

    , kfor.com

    GUTHRIE, Okla. -- Property owners will see a hike in property taxes to pay back a Guthrie police officer who was terminated then reinstated. According to Guthrie city attorney Randel Shadid, the city owes Lieutenant Mark Bruning around 190,000 dollars after he was fired for an incident during a Mumford & Sons concert in 2013. Bruning arrested his then girlfriend's ex-husband Kyle White for public intoxication, despite an Incident Action Plan issued by the Chief of Police directing officers to make arrests only as a last resort
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Media & Information

  • 5 things to know about Hope Hicks, interim White House communications director
    5 things to know about Hope Hicks, interim White House communications director

    , mystatesman.com

    Two weeks after Anthony Scaramucci was booted from the Trump administration, Hope Hicks is set to take over the reins of the White House communications shop until an official replacement is named, the White House announced Wednesday. "Hope Hick will work with White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and all of the communications team and serve as the interim White House communications director," the White House said in a statement
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