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Police investigating after Missoula woman stabbed during burglary

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Police investigating after Missoula woman stabbed during burglary

- Missoula police are investigating after a woman was stabbed when two people in masks broke into her home early Sunday. The incident happened around 1:40 a.m. Sunday on the 1300 block of Montana Street, Sgt. Travis Welsh said. The woman was stabbed several times, and Welsh said her injuries are serious but not life-threatening. Money and phones were stolen from the woman’s home
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Bitterroot Valley women bring medical supplies and love to Kenyans

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Bitterroot Valley women bring medical supplies and love to Kenyans

- When four Ravalli County women traveled to Kenya earlier this year, they knew their offer of free medical care for rural Kenyans was sorely needed. What they didn’t expect was the gift they would get in return. “When you go to serve in Kenya, you don’t realize how much you’re getting back. They’re the most grateful, kind people you’ll ever meet,” said Angie Haugo, an osteopathic doctor with Dynamic Roots
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Woman, 65, Steals Cab And Picks Up Fares Until ‘Bizarre’ Scheme Ends In Arrest

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Woman, 65, Steals Cab And Picks Up Fares Until ‘Bizarre’ Scheme Ends In Arrest

- A 65-year-old woman steals a Philadelphia taxi cab and then continues on picking up fares as if it were her own cab. Betty Thomas was stopped by cops on Thursday in that stolen taxi cab and the police found that she actually had passengers with her. According to Philly.com, Chief Inspector Scott Small described this crime as “bizarre” and stated that he has never seen anything like this before
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High speed chase ends in arrest of two women in Lake County

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High speed chase ends in arrest of two women in Lake County

- A high-speed, late-night chase over the course of 40 minutes ended in the arrest of two women wanted on outstanding warrants. The chase started at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 93 near St. Ignatius after a Lake County sheriff’s deputy attempted to pull over a vehicle following reports of erratic driving and defective equipment. The northbound vehicle refused to yield to the officer and the chase was on
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Woman gives birth in Uber car on way to California hospital

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Woman gives birth in Uber car on way to California hospital

- LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California mom says that when she prayed her fourth birth would be a fast one, she couldn't imagine it would happen in an Uber car on the way to the hospital. Erica Davidovich and her husband, Niv, used the ride-hailing app when she started having contractions Friday in Los Angeles. She tells KABC-TV her previous three children took hours to arrive, so she figured she had time to get to the hospital
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Newly-patented feature would allow iPhone users to secretly call 911

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Newly-patented feature would allow iPhone users to secretly call 911

- Once an alert is activated, the phone will send its location to first responders. . Newly-patented feature would allow iPhone users to secretly call 911 Once an alert is activated, the phone will send its location to first responders CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple has filed a patent application that would allow iPhone users to call 911 using their fingerprints. The feature could recognize the way a person touches a device's screen to prompt a call to emergency services, according to the filing on Tuesday
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Mindy Kaling is reportedly pregnant with her first child

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Mindy Kaling is reportedly pregnant with her first child

- If Beyoncé and Amal Clooney having twins within a week of each other wasn't enough celebrity baby news for you, here's some more: Mindy Kaling is pregnant! According to , the 38-year-old star of A Wrinkle in Time is expecting, but it was "an unexpected surprise." There will apparently not be any changes made to production schedules for her upcoming projects
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Eels and a whale: 12 bizarre things Oregon had to get rid of

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Eels and a whale: 12 bizarre things Oregon had to get rid of

- Whether it's dildos, an exploded whale carcass or 10 football fields worth of beloved carpet, here's a look at all the strange stuff Oregon has disposed of and the even stranger ways it's gone about it.
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Groom arrested over New York backyard wedding fireworks

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Groom arrested over New York backyard wedding fireworks

- MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Guests watching a fireworks display after a New York wedding were cheering the bride, groom and booms when police arrived. The groom ended up under arrest. Nassau County police say they were called to a Massapequa home early Saturday and found a big party with professional-level pyrotechnics in the backyard. Police say 39-year-old Thomas Giglio explained he was setting them off to celebrate his wedding
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100-year-old woman says wine keeps her going

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100-year-old woman says wine keeps her going

- BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine resident celebrating her 100th birthday says wine is the secret to her longevity. WCSH-TV reports Florence Bearse, of Bangor, turned 100 on Thursday. The Massachusetts native dedicated her life to running a restaurant and serving others before retiring. Bearse says she also likes her wine. She adds that people shouldn't "take any baloney" if they want to live to be 100
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100-year-old woman says wine keeps her going

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100-year-old woman says wine keeps her going

- BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine resident celebrating her 100th birthday says wine is the secret to her longevity. WCSH-TV reports Florence Bearse, of Bangor, turned 100 on Thursday. The Massachusetts native dedicated her life to running a restaurant and serving others before retiring. Bearse says she also likes her wine. She adds that people shouldn't "take any baloney" if they want to live to be 100
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Analysis: This is one of President Trump’s most bizarre tweets yet — for 3 reasons

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Analysis: This is one of President Trump’s most bizarre tweets yet — for 3 reasons

- It's a very big day for President Donald Trump the day he meets and sits down with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time. So naturally he got it started with a strange. "Everyone here is talking about why John Podesta refused to give the DNC server to the FBI and the CIA. Disgraceful!" When it comes to strange tweets, Trump is, well, no stranger
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92-year-old flower girl steals show at Minnesota wedding

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92-year-old flower girl steals show at Minnesota wedding

- MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — While Abby Arlt and Dustin Mershon, of Mankato, Minnesota, got their dream wedding, it was the flower girl who stole the show. She was the bride's 92-year-old grandmother, Georgiana Arlt, of Chaska. Pushing her walker down the grass aisle Saturday, she tossed a path of flower petals as guests cheered and applauded. As she finished her duties and sat down, she said with a laugh, "That was hard work!" Abby Arlt tells KARE-TV she always wanted her grandparents to be the flower girl and ring bearer at her wedding
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Professional runner outruns 2 bears while training in Maine woods

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Professional runner outruns 2 bears while training in Maine woods

- AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A professional runner from Kenya who was out training on a nature trail in the woods near his home in Maine says he encountered two charging black bears but was able to outrun them during a frantic sprint to a nearby vacant house for cover. Moninda Marube said when he saw the bears early Wednesday his instincts kicked in and he did what he does best: run
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Man sits on gun, shoots himself in crotch

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Man sits on gun, shoots himself in crotch

- JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WKRC) - A Jacksonville man accidentally shot himself in the penis when he sat down on a gun in the driver’s seat in his car. Several media outlets report that the the man ran into his girlfriend’s house after the gun discharged. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says she saw that he had a wound in his groin and took him the hospital
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K-9 units find nearly 2 tons of marijuana disguised as lettuce

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K-9 units find nearly 2 tons of marijuana disguised as lettuce

- LAREDO, Texas (WKRC) - Drug smugglers are always looking for creative ways to get their drugs into the U.S. On Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly two tons of marijuana at the Mexico and U.S. border that was packaged to look like heads of lettuce, according to CNN. They found 5,754 packages containing 3,707 pounds of pot with an estimated street value of about $750,000
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Police investigating after Missoula woman stabbed during burglary
Police investigating after Missoula woman stabbed during burglary Missoula police are investigating after a woman was stabbed when two people in masks broke into her home early Sunday. The incident happened around 1:40 a.m. Sunday on the 1300 block of Montana Street, Sgt. Travis Welsh said. The woman was stabbed several times, and Welsh said her injuries are serious but not life-threatening. Money and phones were stolen from the woman’s home   Read More ...
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In nod to Hollywood, Italian bank robbers don Trump masks for heists
ROME (Reuters) - Italian police said on Monday they had arrested two brothers suspected of robbing dozens of cash machines while wearing masks of U.S. President Donald Trump. The stunt evokes the 1991 film "Point Break" starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, in which a gang of surfers don masks of ex-U.S. presidents while robbing banks. But in a statement police said the brothers had been inspired by a different film   Read More ...
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U.S. pot shop offers free trees for clean streets on cleanup day
U.S. pot shop offers free trees for clean streets on cleanup day GARDINER, Maine — A medical marijuana businessman in Maine is offering weed for weeds in a program to encourage Gardiner residents to clean up their city. WCSH-TV reports that Dennis Meehan, owner of Summit Medical Marijuana, offered residents who collected trash Saturday free marijuana. The businessman says anyone who was over 21 was offered free marijuana if they presented a bag of trash that was collected in town   Read More ...
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School bus standards updated across state; training hours for drivers increased
School bus standards updated across state; training hours for drivers increased Updated bus standards for school districts include clarified video monitoring policies for drivers as well as increased training hours. The Montana Office of Public Instruction has sent out new bus standards when it comes to the 2017 school year. The Board of Public Education has approved the changes and the standards have gone through the Administrative Rule of Montana hearings process   Read More ...
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Bitterroot Valley women bring medical supplies and love to Kenyans
Bitterroot Valley women bring medical supplies and love to Kenyans When four Ravalli County women traveled to Kenya earlier this year, they knew their offer of free medical care for rural Kenyans was sorely needed. What they didn’t expect was the gift they would get in return. “When you go to serve in Kenya, you don’t realize how much you’re getting back. They’re the most grateful, kind people you’ll ever meet,” said Angie Haugo, an osteopathic doctor with Dynamic Roots   Read More ...
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Woman, 65, Steals Cab And Picks Up Fares Until ‘Bizarre’ Scheme Ends In Arrest
Woman, 65, Steals Cab And Picks Up Fares Until ‘Bizarre’ Scheme Ends In Arrest A 65-year-old woman steals a Philadelphia taxi cab and then continues on picking up fares as if it were her own cab. Betty Thomas was stopped by cops on Thursday in that stolen taxi cab and the police found that she actually had passengers with her. According to Philly.com, Chief Inspector Scott Small described this crime as “bizarre” and stated that he has never seen anything like this before   Read More ...
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English rider and horse break new ground for Rebecca Farm equestrian championship
English rider and horse break new ground for Rebecca Farm equestrian championship KALISPELL — Annabelle had every reason to not be on her game Friday morning. Over the past couple of weeks, the 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse had been transported in trailers, ferries and airplanes from her peaceful home in Gloucester, England to the bustling temporary stables at The Event at Rebecca Farm just outside of Kalispell. Her owner and rider, 21-year-old Sophie Hulme, had a small case of nerves as they awaited their turn in the dressage arena   Read More ...
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New bulk foods warehouse store holds grand opening on Brooks Street on Saturday
New bulk foods warehouse store holds grand opening on Brooks Street on Saturday Missoula’s newest grocery store welcomes the public on Saturday with a grand opening celebration, with free food and more than 8,000 products on hand. Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice, a warehouse-format store that caters to restaurants, the food service industry and those buying in bulk, is part of a Portland, Oregon, chain that has been in business for more than six decades   Read More ...
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Missoula to be designated a Purple Heart City during Sunday ceremony
Missoula to be designated a Purple Heart City during Sunday ceremony For its work supporting veterans and their families, Missoula will be designated a Purple Heart city during a ceremony on Sunday. Veterans from the Montana chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart will present Mayor John Engen with the official designation during an event at Tamarack Brewing Company that starts a 1 p.m. Retired Army Ranger and Purple Heart recipient Char Gatlin, who also heads up the Montana district of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, said the city has made strides in recognizing everything returning veterans have to offer the community   Read More ...
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Bestselling author Stephen King coming to Missoula in October
Bestselling author Stephen King coming to Missoula in October Bestselling horror author Stephen King will hold an event in Missoula as part of the tour promoting his latest novel. The writer and his son Owen King — who coauthored the upcoming “Sleeping Beauties” — will be at the George and Jane Dennison Theatre at the University of Montana on Monday, Oct. 2, to discuss the new book followed by a question and answer session with the audience   Read More ...
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High speed chase ends in arrest of two women in Lake County
High speed chase ends in arrest of two women in Lake County A high-speed, late-night chase over the course of 40 minutes ended in the arrest of two women wanted on outstanding warrants. The chase started at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 93 near St. Ignatius after a Lake County sheriff’s deputy attempted to pull over a vehicle following reports of erratic driving and defective equipment. The northbound vehicle refused to yield to the officer and the chase was on   Read More ...
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Woman gives birth in Uber car on way to California hospital
Woman gives birth in Uber car on way to California hospital LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California mom says that when she prayed her fourth birth would be a fast one, she couldn't imagine it would happen in an Uber car on the way to the hospital. Erica Davidovich and her husband, Niv, used the ride-hailing app when she started having contractions Friday in Los Angeles. She tells KABC-TV her previous three children took hours to arrive, so she figured she had time to get to the hospital   Read More ...
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Cambodia widow sees dead husband in five-month-old calf
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Waterton park officials ban open fires
Waterton park officials ban open fires Waterton Lakes National Park officials in Canada prohibited open fires on Tuesday due to increasing wildfire danger. The ban covers all front- and backcountry campgrounds and day-use areas in the park, including Waterton townsite. Some modern models of gas or propane stoves and barbecues, gas-powered lanterns, patio heaters and portable propane fire pits are still allowed under direct supervision of the owners   Read More ...
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No third trial for ex-cop in unarmed motorist's killing
No third trial for ex-cop in unarmed motorist's killing Case dropped vs. Cincinnati ex-cop in fatal shooting of black man. . . No third trial for ex-cop in unarmed motorist's killing Case dropped vs. Cincinnati ex-cop in fatal shooting of black man No third trial for ex-cop in unarmed motorist's killing Case dropped vs. Cincinnati ex-cop in fatal shooting of black man CINCINNATI (AP) — A white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist during a Cincinnati traffic stop won't face a third murder trial, a prosecutor announced Tuesday while saying he's asking federal authorities to consider possible civil rights charges   Read More ...
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Council Bluffs trash pickup time changed due to heat
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Dozens come to aid of dogs trapped in sinking boat
Dozens come to aid of dogs trapped in sinking boat A flash storm sank a 25-foot boat while two dogs were trapped in the bow.   Read More ...
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Amazon reportedly testing meal kits
Amazon reportedly testing meal kits Amazon continues to break barriers. Now, following its purchase of Whole Foods, the e-commerce giant is reportedly testing meal kits for its Fresh customers.   Read More ...
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Newly-patented feature would allow iPhone users to secretly call 911
Newly-patented feature would allow iPhone users to secretly call 911 Once an alert is activated, the phone will send its location to first responders. . Newly-patented feature would allow iPhone users to secretly call 911 Once an alert is activated, the phone will send its location to first responders CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple has filed a patent application that would allow iPhone users to call 911 using their fingerprints. The feature could recognize the way a person touches a device's screen to prompt a call to emergency services, according to the filing on Tuesday   Read More ...
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Bodies of couple missing for 75 years discovered in glacier
Bodies of couple missing for 75 years discovered in glacier A shrinking glacier in Switzerland has revealed two frozen bodies believed to be of a couple who went missing 75 years ago, Swiss media report. Marcelin and Fra.   Read More ...
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Trump reportedly had second talk with Putin at G-20
Trump reportedly had second talk with Putin at G-20 AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File In this Friday, July 7, 2017, file photo U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg. A separate US-Russia-brokered truce for southern Syria, brokered by the U.S. and Russia, is meant to help allay growing concerns by neighboring Jordan and Israel about Iranian military ambitions in the area. SOURCE: AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File Trump reportedly had second talk with Putin at G-20 Several reports are indicating that President Trump had a second discussion with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at the G-20 summit that was initially undisclosed   Read More ...
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Apple unveils new emoji, including breastfeeding mom
Apple unveils new emoji, including breastfeeding mom Apple announced a collection of new emoji characters coming to iOS, macOS and watchOS later this year. . Apple unveils new emoji, including breastfeeding mom Apple announced a collection of new emoji characters coming to iOS, macOS and watchOS later this year NEW YORK — You can say a lot with an emoji -- and you'll soon be able to say even more   Read More ...
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Woman says product intended for wasps trapped 7 birds in backyard
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Baby dies after being born in restaurant bathroom, placed in trash bag, police say
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Cheesemaker kicks up a stink over vanishing prize-winning cheddar
LONDON (Reuters) - A British cheesemaker has offered a 500 pound ($652) reward was for the recovery of 40 kilograms of prize-winning cheddar stolen from an agricultural show in south-west England. The award-winning cheddar and the reserve champion, each weighing 20 kilograms, were allegedly stolen on Saturday after being left in a marquee in Yeovil, not far from the village of Cheddar, after which the world-renowned cheese is named   Read More ...
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River roll call as 'swan upping' gets under way on Britain's Thames
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At a snail's pace. Larry lands world snail racing title
LONDON (Reuters) - "Ready, steady, slow," was the cry as 'Team Uslime Bolt' and their rivals got underway at the World Snail Racing championships in the English village of Congham. More than 150 snails took part in Saturday's championships, held on a damp cloth on a table top in a field, vying to become the latest winner of an event which dates back to the 1960s   Read More ...
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Supercell storm disrupts wedding but leaves lucky Rock Creek campers unscathed
Supercell storm disrupts wedding but leaves lucky Rock Creek campers unscathed ROCK CREEK -- It was pretty much business as usual Monday at Ekstrom’s Stage Station and Campground, which in itself was unusual. Missoula got the shoulder of Saturday’s early evening storm, but here in lower Rock Creek 22 miles to the southeast, the pug nose of what the National Weather Service called “a very long-lived supercell thunderstorm” came roaring down the canyon just before 5:30 p   Read More ...
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tours Glacier, Blackfeet Reservation
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9 inspiring quotes from Nelson Mandela on his 99th birthday
9 inspiring quotes from Nelson Mandela on his 99th birthday Here are just some of Mandela's wise words that have inspired generations and set his legacy into stone. Tuesday is Nelson Mandela International Day, a day dedicated to commemorate the lifetime of service the Nobel Prize winner and anti-Apartheid icon gave to South Africa. The day was launched by the United Nations General Assembly on July 18, 2009, in honor of Mandela's birthday   Read More ...
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1 person injured after being struck by dump truck
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House budget blueprint boosts military, cuts benefits
House budget blueprint boosts military, cuts benefits The budget blueprint puts the GOP on record favoring Medicare cuts opposed by President Donald Trump. . House budget blueprint boosts military, cuts benefits The budget blueprint puts the GOP on record favoring Medicare cuts opposed by President Donald Trump WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a budget that makes deep cuts in food stamps and other social safety net programs while boosting military spending by billions, a blueprint that pleases neither conservatives nor moderates   Read More ...
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Mindy Kaling is reportedly pregnant with her first child
Mindy Kaling is reportedly pregnant with her first child If Beyoncé and Amal Clooney having twins within a week of each other wasn't enough celebrity baby news for you, here's some more: Mindy Kaling is pregnant! According to , the 38-year-old star of A Wrinkle in Time is expecting, but it was "an unexpected surprise." There will apparently not be any changes made to production schedules for her upcoming projects   Read More ...
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Disney criticized for casting a non-Arab actress as Princess Jasmine
Disney criticized for casting a non-Arab actress as Princess Jasmine People have taken to social media to slam Disney for casting a half-British, half-Indian actress as Jasmine, instead of a Middle Eastern one.   Read More ...
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Driver walks away after huge pipe crashes onto van
Driver walks away after huge pipe crashes onto van WEBVTT AT THEBAZAAR SERIES OF EVENTS WHICHCOULD HAVE TRAGIC.REPORTER: IT IS STUNNING TOTHINK THE DRIVER OF THIS VAN WASNOT SERIOUSLY HURT OR WORSE.>> DID HE EVEN SEE IT COMING?>> NOT A CHANCE.REPORTER: TROOPERS SAY THE TRUCKDRIVER TOOK THE CURVE TOO FAST,HITTING THE BARRIER WALL ANDTIPPING OVER, DUMPING THIS HUGEIRON PIPE OVER THE SIDE AS JESUSESCOBAR WAS DRIVING ON THE RAMPTO THE BEAST -- TO THE BEACHLINE   Read More ...
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​Rob Ogden announces intent to run for Lancaster County assessor/register of deeds
​Rob Ogden announces intent to run for Lancaster County assessor/register of deeds “As a third generation Lincoln/Lancaster County resident and during my many years serving the public as chief deputy assessor/register of deeds, it has been my profound honor to give back to the community by working in the Office of County assessor/register of deeds. I believe in the use of technology that aids in doing our duties efficiently, and during my time as chief deputy, we improved the Assessment process using new methods that allow for efficient and open reporting of accurate property information to the public, title companies, attorneys, and other governmental agencies   Read More ...
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Thinking about going back to school? Here are a few tips
Thinking about going back to school? Here are a few tips Thinking about going back to school? Here are a few tips NEW YORK — Are you thinking about graduate school? A masters or doctorate can get you a salary bump and new skills if you're a career switcher. But shouldering the cost isn't easy. "The last thing that you would want is to take out loans to cover student loan debt that you can't pay back once you graduate and enter the working world," said career and life coach Jenn DeWall   Read More ...
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Water gets into 'Doomsday' seed vault
Water gets into 'Doomsday' seed vault Share Shares Updated: 9:45 AM CDT Jul 18, 2017 Water gets into 'Doomsday' seed vault Share Shares Updated: 9:45 AM CDT Jul 18, 2017 Housing more than 500 million seeds in the Arctic, the "Doomsday" vault faced a risk of water damage after a rise in temperature. See the video below   Read More ...
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Rare black rhino born at Cincinnati Zoo
Rare black rhino born at Cincinnati Zoo First black rhino born at the Cincinnati Zoo since 1999. . Rare black rhino born at Cincinnati Zoo First black rhino born at the Cincinnati Zoo since 1999 CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Zoo’s black rhino Seyia gave birth Monday morning to a healthy calf named Kendi. It’s the first black rhino born at the Cincinnati Zoo since 1999. Kendi was born around 5:05 a   Read More ...
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Jessica Alba announces baby No. 3
Jessica Alba announces baby No. 3 Jessica Alba announces baby No. 3 Jessica Alba is expecting baby No. 3. The actress made the announcement in a picture on Instagram of herself and her two daughters. Her eldest daughter is holding up a balloon in the shape of a 1, her second has a 2 balloon and Alba is holding a 3 balloon with her hand on her stomach   Read More ...
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