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    Pope backs down, OKs resignation of divisive Nigerian bishop

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis backed down Monday and accepted the resignation of Nigerian bishop who had been rejected for years by the priests of his diocese, setting a precedent that could have repercussions in Chile and elsewhere when papal authority is challenged. The announcement came after Francis in June issued a harsh ultimatum […]
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    Caricature of Thai scholar raises money for dissidents

    BANGKOK (AP) — A cartoonist who lampoons Thailand’s military government has done a caricature of a historian critical of the nation’s monarchy and sold it in an online auction to raise money for legal aid for political dissidents, a legal aid group said Monday. Anon Nampha of the group Thai Lawyers for Human Rights, the […]
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    Today in History

    Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2018. There are 315 days left in the year. This is Presidents Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 19, 1968, the children’s program “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” created by and starring Fred Rogers, made its network debut on National Educational Television, a forerunner […]
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    Museum to discuss efforts to see if bones belong to pirate

    YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Researchers are set to discuss their efforts to determine whether human bones recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck are those of the infamous pirate Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy. The Whydah Pirate Museum in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, says it also will publicly display the bones for the first time and showcase what they […]
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    First hippopotamus born at new Dallas Zoo exhibit dies

    DALLAS (AP) — The first baby hippopotamus born at a new Dallas Zoo exhibit has died. The Dallas Morning News reports that zoo officials said a female hippo gave birth early Saturday to her first calf, but she did not help the newborn to the surface of the pool soon enough. Dallas Zoo vice president […]
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    Penn State students raise more than $10M in dance marathon

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of hardy Penn State students have raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon. The $10,151,663.93 total was announced Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of the Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, billed as the world’s largest student-run philanthropy. […]
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    Bolivia blames both Carnival blasts on dynamite

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian authorities said Sunday that both of the explosions that killed 12 people during recent Carnival celebrations were caused by dynamite, not exploding gas canisters as initially thought. Interior Minister Carlos Romero said officials are still trying to determine who planted the explosives in the southern city of Oruro, and […]
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    Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to social media, previous mental health treatment. In Florida, that wasn’t enough for relatives, authorities or his schools to request a judicial […]
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    London fashion: 70s vibe at Mouret, glamour from Temperley

    LONDON (AP) — Could fusty-looking tapestry and army boots look desirable? Roland Mouret and Temperley worked their magic at London Fashion Week catwalk shows Sunday, showcasing their latest womenswear styles for the upcoming autumn and winter season alongside other designers. Some highlights from Day 3 of the fashion week: DIALED-DOWN SENSUALITY AT ROLAND MOURET If […]
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    At museum, current and ex-inmates create art and futures

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As a child, Russell Craig spent time in the 1990s locked up at Philadelphia’s Youth Study Center for truancy. It was a stubby, bleak dose of reality interrupting a touristy stretch of museums, monuments and splashing fountains along Philadelphia’s grandest boulevard, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. It sat there from the 1950s until […]