Syrian Internal Security Forces dance during their graduation ceremony, at Ain Issa desert base, in Raqqa province, northeast Syria, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Some 250 residents of Syria's Raqqa province are the latest batch to graduate from a brief U.S-training course that is preparing an internal security force to hold and secure areas as they are captured from Islamic State militants.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
July 20, 2017 - 7:19 am
AIN ISSA, Syria (AP) — Some 250 residents of Syria's Raqqa province are the latest batch to graduate from a brief U.S. training course. They are part of an internal security force to hold and secure areas as they are captured from Islamic State militants. The graduation ceremony Thursday in the...
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This June 29, 2017 photo shows the Marriott Hotel in Baltimore's Harbor East district. In sales brochures, a U.S. company boasted of the “stunning visual effect” its shimmering aluminum panels created in an NFL stadium, an Alaskan school and a 33-story hotel on Baltimore’s waterfront. Those same panels also were used in London’s Grenfell Tower. British authorities are examining whether the panels helped spread the fire that ripped across the apartment building’s outer walls, killing at least 80 people. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 20, 2017 - 3:38 am
In promotional brochures, a U.S. company boasted of the "stunning visual effect" its shimmering aluminum panels created in an NFL stadium, an Alaskan high school and a luxury hotel along Baltimore's Inner Harbor that "soars 33 stories into the air." Those same panels — Reynobond composite material...
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July 19, 2017 - 7:30 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Attorneys general from Pennsylvania, New Mexico and more than a dozen other states are urging U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to keep in place protections for victims of sexual assault on college campuses. The attorneys, all Democrats, sent a letter Wednesday to DeVos...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 1978, file photo, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton passes at training camp in Mankato, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings say the 52nd training camp in Mankato will be their last one away from headquarters. The Vikings announced on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, that they plan to hold training camp at their new practice facility in the Twin Cities suburb of Eagan starting in 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
July 18, 2017 - 5:53 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — From Alan Page to Jared Allen, Fran Tarkenton to Teddy Bridgewater, Chuck Foreman to Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings spent 52 years making a 90-minute drive from the Twin Cities to Mankato for training camp. The Vikings' proud history of holding camp on the campus of...
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July 18, 2017 - 6:16 am
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico State University anthropology professor is on a mission to save moon-landing sites. Beth O'Leary is speaking this week in Washington, D.C., on preserving the spots where humans stepped on the surface of the moon. She is giving presentations at the National...
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July 18, 2017 - 5:10 am
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A school board member in North Carolina faces calls for resignation following misdemeanor charges. The Hendersonville Times-News reports the Henderson County Board of Public Education will hold a special meeting July 24 to call for the resignation of Michael Absher. The...
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July 17, 2017 - 8:43 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed legislation Monday that would have allowed local governments and attorneys in an urban county to stop posting legal notices in newspapers and put them on government websites instead. The legal notice changes would have applied only to...
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July 17, 2017 - 5:15 pm
GREENVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A resident director who lives in a dorm at a college in southern Illinois has taught his dog to bark in a whisper. Brian Gertler lives in an apartment with his wife and 1-year-old dog Dudley inside a freshman dorm at Greenville University , about 50 miles (80 kilometers)...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2011, file photo, protesters gather to support the Tucson Unified School District as Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal announces that the Tucson Unified School District violates state law by teaching it's Mexican American Studies Department's ethic studies program at a news conference at the Arizona Department of Education in Phoenix, Ariz. Arizona authorities are back in federal court in Tucson this week over a years-long legal battle against a 2010 state law targeting ethnic studies in public schools that resulted in the shuttering of a popular Mexican-American Studies program, launching tense student protests. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
July 17, 2017 - 3:58 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal trial considering whether an Arizona law that shuttered a popular Mexican-American studies program in Tucson was enacted with discriminatory intent resumes this week and will include testimony from the man behind the effort to end the program. Former Arizona schools chief...
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In this March 13, 2017 photo, Syrian-American Rania Kisar, talks to The Associated Press, in Istanbul, Turkey. Running a school in the Idlib province in northwest Syria, controlled by Syria’s al-Qaida affiliate, Kisar has become skilled in getting her way, either by negotiating with the militants or by pushing back against them. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
July 17, 2017 - 11:12 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — When Syria's uprising broke out, Rania Kisar left her job in the United States and returned home to join what she dreamed would be the ouster of President Bashar Assad and the building of a new Syria. Her main focus these days has been to keep al-Qaida-linked militants from taking...
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