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Students of all ages walked, biked, bussed or drove to their respective school Thursday morning for the first day back to school. While some may have dragged their feet a bit as they approached the building, others practically skipped inside. Regardless of the enthusiasm level, the beginning of a new school year is always full of promise: new classes, new teachers and maybe even new friends. Another school year means another chance to excel as a student and grow as a…
08.18 / 19:16
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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…
08.18 / 19:16
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Two people were killed Friday in a stabbing attack in Turku, Finland, and police say they have apprehended a suspect after shooting him in the leg. Regional police forces said on Twitter that six other people were injured in the attack, which took place in the center of the city about 100 miles away from the capital, Helsinki. It wasn't immediately clear what condition they were in. Authorities did not immediately identify the attacker or state what his motivations may be. The Associated…
08.18 / 19:13
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In the dawn hours of July 16, Edward French, a professional film and TV scout and avid photographer, stood atop Twin Peaks, the famed San Francisco hillside with its panoramic views of his hometown. French, 71, had his camera with him, as he always did. "He knew beautiful places. He was trying to catch the sunrise coming up Sunday morning, especially the way the city's skyline is changing," says Brian Higginbotham, French's longtime partner. "I'm sure he was just up there sitting against…
08.18 / 19:13
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Two people were killed Friday in a stabbing attack in Turku, Finland, and police say they have apprehended a suspect after shooting him in the leg. Regional police forces said on Twitter that six other people were injured in the attack, which took place in the center of the city about 100 miles away from the capital, Helsinki. It wasn't immediately clear what condition they were in. Authorities did not immediately identify the attacker or state what his motivations may be. The Associated…
08.18 / 19:13
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In the dawn hours of July 16, Edward French, a professional film and TV scout and avid photographer, stood atop Twin Peaks, the famed San Francisco hillside with its panoramic views of his hometown. French, 71, had his camera with him, as he always did. "He knew beautiful places. He was trying to catch the sunrise coming up Sunday morning, especially the way the city's skyline is changing," says Brian Higginbotham, French's longtime partner. "I'm sure he was just up there sitting against…
08.18 / 19:13
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After serving for over two years, the Bernalillo County fire chief announced Friday he plans to resign on Oct.…
08.18 / 18:59
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A special ceremony Friday for some of the country's newest citizens…
08.18 / 18:59
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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A processing center for radioactive waste in Tennessee has made its first shipment in five years to the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository, marking another milestone as the U.S. gets its multibillion-dollar cleanup program back on track. Cleanup of contaminated tools and other debris from decades of nuclear research and bomb-making at sites around the nation was sidelined in 2014 when a radiation release forced the closure of the…
08.18 / 18:12
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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Organizers of one of North America's most prominent American Indian powwows say they're already gearing up for next year's event. They are kicking off their promotional campaign for the 2018 Gathering of Nations today with the release of the event's official poster. The 35th annual event takes place April 26-28 at the state fairgrounds in Albuquerque. The Miss Indian World Talent Competition will be held downtown at the city's convention center. New for…
08.18 / 18:12
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SANTA FE (AP) — Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales wants the city to review its involvement in events that celebrate or recognize historic events and people. His request for the city manager to compile a report follows a rally against racism that prompted hundreds of people to gather on Santa Fe's historic plaza in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The review will include the annual Fiesta de Santa Fe , in which northern New Mexico's Hispanic residents mark…
08.18 / 18:12
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Susan Bro, the mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, says she will not speak to President Trump because of his comments that suggested white supremacists and people protesting against them were both to blame for last weekend's violence in Virginia. "You can't wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying I'm sorry," Susan Bro said during an interview with ABC's Good Morning America . Heyer, 32, was killed on Saturday when a car plowed into a group demonstrating against a white…
08.18 / 18:10
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Updated at 1:15 pm ET Steve Bannon has lost his job as chief White House strategist. The White House described the departure as a mutual agreement between Bannon and chief of staff John Kelly. "We are grateful for his service and wish him the best," said press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Bannon has been a larger-than-life character in Trumpworld: a right-wing provocateur whose rumpled wardrobe and radical politics belied his background at Goldman Sachs and Harvard Business School.…
08.18 / 18:10
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One of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's companies, the nonprofit start-up OpenAI, manufactures a device that last week was victorious in defeating some of the world's top gamers in an international video game (e-sport) tournament with a multi-million-dollar pot of prize money. We're getting very good, it seems, at making machines that can outplay us at our favorite pastimes. Machines dominate Go, Jeopardy, Chess and — as of now — at least some video games. Instead of crowing over the win, though, Mus…
08.18 / 18:10
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Susan Bro, the mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, says she will not speak to President Trump because of his comments that suggested white supremacists and people protesting against them were both to blame for last weekend's violence in Virginia. "You can't wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying I'm sorry," Susan Bro said during an interview with ABC's Good Morning America . Heyer, 32, was killed on Saturday when a car plowed into a group demonstrating against a white…
08.18 / 18:09
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As the chaos of the past 24 hours settles in Spain, a clearer picture of the human cost in Barcelona and Cambrils is beginning to emerge — and one thing, at least, is becoming more apparent by the hour: Spain's deadliest terror attack in more than a decade claimed lives and damaged others from just about every continent. At least 13 people were killed and more than 100 were injured Thursday when a driver mowed down the crowds that regularly throng Barcelona's Las Ramblas boulevard, a d…
08.18 / 18:09
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Updated at 1:15 pm ET Steve Bannon has lost his job as chief White House strategist. The White House described the departure as a mutual agreement between Bannon and chief of staff John Kelly. "We are grateful for his service and wish him the best," said press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Bannon has been a larger-than-life character in Trumpworld: a right-wing provocateur whose rumpled wardrobe and radical politics belied his background at Goldman Sachs and Harvard Business School.…
08.18 / 18:09
kanw.com
Organizers of one of North America's most prominent American Indian powwows say they're already gearing up for next year's…
08.18 / 17:55
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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on reaction to President Donald Trump, the terrorist attack in Barcelona and the Charlottesville v…
08.18 / 17:55
krqe.com
As the chaos of the past 24 hours settles in Spain, a clearer picture of the human cost in Barcelona and Cambrils is beginning to emerge — and one thing, at least, is becoming more apparent by the hour: Spain's deadliest terror attack in more than a decade claimed lives and damaged others from just about every continent. At least 13 people were killed and more than 100 were injured Thursday when a driver mowed down the crowds that regularly throng Barcelona's Las Ramblas boulevard, a d…
08.18 / 17:07
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