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The Latest: School board president: overturn guard’s firing

The Latest: School board president: overturn guard’s firing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Latest on a black Wisconsin security guard who was fired for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The president…

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Affordable housing among striking Chicago teachers’ demands

Affordable housing among striking Chicago teachers’ demands

CHICAGO (AP) – Striking Chicago teachers who are seeking smaller class sizes and higher pay also are demanding that the nation’s third-largest city do more to lower housing costs and put more resources into helping…

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Oklahoma prison officials say cellphone jamming would help

Oklahoma prison officials say cellphone jamming would help

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Thousands of illegal cellphones are making it into the hands of prison inmates who use the devices to commit crimes, but prison officials testified Monday that they’re prohibited from using one…

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Deal for Wyoming mines called best-case for idled miners

Deal for Wyoming mines called best-case for idled miners

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Two of the biggest U.S. coal mines have been sold, raising the possibility that hundreds of miners in Wyoming could return to work almost four months after the owner of the…

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Exxon trial probes how oil giant accounts for climate change

Exxon trial probes how oil giant accounts for climate change

NEW YORK (AP) – New York’s attorney general is accusing Exxon Mobil of lying to investors about how profitable the company will remain as governments impose stricter regulations to combat global warming. The lawsuit, which…

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Celtics sign F Brown to extension worth up to $115 million

Celtics sign F Brown to extension worth up to $115 million

BOSTON (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Boston Celtics have signed forward Jaylen Brown to a four-year contract extension that could pay him as much as $115…

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Facebook ramps up election security efforts ahead of 2020

Facebook ramps up election security efforts ahead of 2020

With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the…

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Planners eye ways to reduce Vegas ‘urban heat island’ effect

Planners eye ways to reduce Vegas ‘urban heat island’ effect

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Officials and planners in Las Vegas say they are working to reduce rising temperatures in a city where paved areas create a warmer environment than plant-covered or rural desert areas. Several…

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Female spacewalking duo uplifted by excitement below

Female spacewalking duo uplifted by excitement below

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – The astronauts who took part in the first all-female spacewalk are still uplifted by all the excitement down on Earth. International Space Station resident Jessica Meir (mere) said Monday that…

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After decades in development, Honda’s jets quietly evolving

After decades in development, Honda’s jets quietly evolving

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Nearly four years after delivering its first jet, Honda is facing decisions as the company better known for cars and lawnmowers considers whether to sink billions more into its decades-in-the-making aircraft…

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