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Afghan officials say 16 members of the Afghan National Security Forces died in a U.S. airstrike Friday, during operations against Taliban fighters in southern Helmand province. The U.S. says it is investigating the circumstances that led to the mistake. Afghan media report that 16 members of the security force died, citing local government officials. Although a U.S. statement acknowledging the strike did not specify the number of casualties, a Pentagon spokesman later put the figure at…
07.22 / 14:15
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Members of the oldest civil rights organization in the U.S., the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, are heading into their annual meeting with no national leader and no speaker from the White House. The meeting starts Saturday in Baltimore. On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that for the second year President Trump declined the NAACP's invitation to speak at the national convention, which has hosted both Presidents Obama and…
07.22 / 14:15
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St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  About 150 protesters demonstrated outside of the St. Louis Workhouse Friday night over the conditions at the jail. The protesters voiced concerns over the lack of air conditioning at the jail. They also claim the jail has a mold and rodent problem. The protested resulted in a stand off with police, […
07.22 / 14:15
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DANVILLE - The Danville School Board discussed several items and accepted a bid during its regular meeting Monday. The board accepted the resignation of Sarah Miller, band director, and employed…
07.22 / 14:00
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THE COURIER / Patricia Spears Construction of a substation to the Clarksville Fire Department is underway on Massengale Road, the economic development land in Clarksville. The substation will…
07.22 / 14:00
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The Little Rock City Board agenda Tuesday includes an item that drew some heated comments from Granite Mountain residents earlier — a proposal from 3M to expand its existing mining operation into property currently zoned residential, but unoccupied. The Planning Commission approved the request without a dissenting vote. There was a ruckus at the City Board from long-time Granite Mountain residents because their neighborhood hadn't received notice of the proposal. There's been no…
07.22 / 14:00
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This week a highly-anticipated robotics competition for 15- to 18-year-olds from 157 countries ended the way it began — with controversy. On Wednesday, the team from the violence-torn east African country of Burundi went missing. Well before the competition even began, the teams from Gambia and Afghanistan made headlines after the U.S. State Department denied them visas. Eventually, they were allowed to compete. The drama marred an otherwise upbeat event focused on kids and robots. Every t…
07.22 / 13:16
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Aaron Albaugh peers out from under the brim of his cowboy hat, surveying the acres of hay fields in front of him. The fourth-generation rancher is raising about 450 cattle this year, in this remote corner of Lassen County, California. His closest neighbor lives a half mile away. "And that's my brother," Albaugh says. "If I want to go see a movie, it's 70 miles, round-trip," he adds. "If I want to go bowling, that's 100 miles, round-trip." Living a half day's drive from civilization, you…
07.22 / 13:16
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis jail inmate has been charged in a beating that left his cellmate hospitalized in critical condition. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 26-year-old Anthony Bell is charged with first-degree assault in the July 15 attack at the St. Louis Justice Center. Court records say his cellmate, 27-year-old Harold […
07.22 / 13:16
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Another Little Rock School District playground fire, this one about 5:45 p.m. Friday at Gibbs Elementary on W. 16th next door to the Dunbar community center. The fire marshal is investigating, but no further word on the cause. I received a message from the PTA overnight saying, not to worry, the playground would be repaired for the start of school. KARK's report said one piece of equipment and an awning appear to have been damaged. Fond memories. I pitched in on a PTA project to improve…
07.22 / 13:01
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IuI9z3LUIM Mark Campbell is one of the most prolific and celebrated librettists in contemporary American opera. But, as he recently told an audience at the Guggenheim Museum, not everyone thought his latest project was a good idea. "I've had a number of socialist friends of mine saying, 'Why would you write an opera about Steve Jobs? He was the worst capitalist!' " he said. Campbell's response to those naysayers? " 'Reach in your pocket — you probably have a…
07.22 / 12:17
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Walk up the white steps of the front porch where Mary Jo and Mike Picklo live, and you'll see three rocking chairs and a pair of binoculars. The couple bought their home on five acres in 2003 and planned to spend their golden years overlooking a vista of green farmland and thick trees in western Pennsylvania. But a few years ago, land surveyors appeared in the field across the road. Then bulldozers began digging a pit bigger than the house. Workers blasted through rock with such force the…
07.22 / 12:17
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At 14, Jenipher Sanni married a man who already had a wife and kids. He yelled at her a lot. She dropped out of school. Now 20, she's left her husband and is a newly minted high school graduate. And she's helping girls in her community stay in school. This week, she was in Washington, D.C., to share her story with 300 girl advocates from around the world at the Girl Up Leadership Summit , an annual event organized by the U.N. Foundation. It was her first trip to the U.S. and the first time…
07.22 / 12:17
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By Karen Ricketts Through a competitive application process, 150 Tech students were chosen to be the first to work with and welcome incoming freshmen in the fall. This is the largest group of orientation leaders chosen for the program. The program has had to grow with the ever-increasing numbers of freshmen enrollment. Jenny Butler, assistant director … Continue reading 150 orientation leaders chosen …
07.22 / 11:26
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In this week's edition of our education news roundup, we take you from school vouchers to AP exams to community college. Betsy DeVos speaks to American Legislative Exchange Council Protests greeted the education secretary in Denver this week at her speech to the American Legislative Exchange Council. Her family has close ties to the organization, which brings together state legislators, free-market conservatives and corporate sponsors to write model bills that get adopted all over the…
07.22 / 10:18
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NPR reporters are returning to their hometowns this summer to find out how they've changed – from job prospects to schools and how people see their community and the country. Once home to thriving timber and fishing industries, Gold Beach, Oregon now subsists on tourists and retirees looking for a quiet beach, a nice river trip and, in a few cases, marijuana. I left Gold Beach after graduating from high school in 1985. Back then, it was a blue-collar town dominated by the timber industry. R…
07.22 / 10:18
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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: The Minneapolis police chief has resigned after a fatal shooting by police there last week. The victim was Justine Ruszczyk. She also went by the name Justin Damond. She was fatally shot Saturday night after she approached a squad car. The yoga instructor had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home. Andy Mannix is covering this story for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He joins us now. And before we get to this…
07.22 / 05:19
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Summer is a time for fun, but what fun things can you do while avoiding the…
07.22 / 04:31
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Dozens of families have donated thousands of household items for a rummage sale all for a 10-month-old in need of a liver…
07.22 / 04:31
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Jo Ann Taylor, daughter of Pearl Harbor veteran Joe George, made the long trip this week to hear the President honor the story of her father's…
07.22 / 04:31
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