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The Texas A&M choir sings the national anthem during a hurricanes relief concert in College Station, Texas, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. All five living former U.S. presidents, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, joined to support a Texas concert raising money for relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria's devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
October 22, 2017 - 6:33 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the hurricane relief concert attended by a five living ex-presidents (all times local): 8:35 p.m. The five living former presidents have attended a concert to benefit victims of hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Barack Obama,...
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October 13, 2017 - 10:59 am
BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — Seven Maryland high school students have been disciplined for creating a photo that spells out a racial slur. A spokeswoman for Harford County Public Schools declined to say what type of discipline the students received, citing confidentiality policies. Spokeswoman Jillian Lader...
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October 12, 2017 - 10:16 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Photographs commissioned by the Nelson Mandela Foundation along with a re-creation of the former South African president's prison cell highlight a temporary exhibit at former President Bill Clinton's library in Little Rock. The exhibit also includes memorabilia from Clinton...
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October 08, 2017 - 3:17 pm
CAIRO (AP) — A top Egyptian rights lawyer said on Sunday the country's candidate for UNESCO's top job was not qualified for the post because of her silence and "sometimes complicity" in some of the government's repressive policies. Gamal Eid, head of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information...
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This combination photo shows author Michael Chabon, left, on June 18, 2017 and former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw on April 15, 2015. The New York Public Library has named Chabon and Brokaw and three others as "Library Lions." They will be formally celebrated at a gala Nov. 6. (AP Photo/File)
October 04, 2017 - 8:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning novelists Michael Chabon and Colson Whitehead, former NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and theater director Robert Wilson all have something in common: They have been cited by the New York Public Library as "Library Lions." The...
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September 30, 2017 - 11:39 am
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — The defense attorney appointed to represent the New Mexico teenager accused of a deadly shooting inside a public library is certain any legal resolution will be a long time coming. Assistant Public Defender Stephen Taylor says the case of 16-year-old Nathaniel Jouett is huge and...
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September 29, 2017 - 3:29 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The mayor of Dr. Seuss' hometown fired back at a school librarian on Thursday who called the children's author's books "racist" and "cliche" in rejecting a donation of them from Melania Trump. The comments of Cambridge Public Schools librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro were "...
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This Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017, image released by the Colorado Springs Police Department shows a van dash camera showing a raccoon on a windshield. Officer Chris Frabbiele was responding to an accident scene in a van used by police to investigate crashes when the raccoon landed on it late Wednesday night. Police spokesman Lt. Howard Black says the raccoon hopped off the van after Frabbiele stopped it. (Colorado Springs Police Department via AP)
September 23, 2017 - 7:19 am
RACCOON JUMPS ON MOVING COLORADO POLICE VAN, TAKES A RIDE DENVER (AP) — A Colorado Springs police officer heading to an accident scene in a van got a big surprise when a raccoon jumped onto the front windshield of the vehicle and stayed there until the officer pulled over. The Denver Post reports...
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September 21, 2017 - 7:41 pm
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — It took nearly 80 years, but a book borrowed during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library. The Attleboro Public Library posted on its Facebook page Thursday pictures of a copy of "The Young Lady at Home," by T.S. Arthur. The book was...
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This image released by HBO shows James Franco portraying twins Vincent and Frankie Martino in, "The Deuce," a new HBO series about Times Square in the early 1970s. (HBO via AP)
September 07, 2017 - 10:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — School libraries from Sarasota, Florida, to Bremerton, Washington, are among thousands being given $500 donations from author James Patterson. On Thursday, the best-selling novelist and Scholastic Book Clubs Inc. told The Associated Press that 3,500 teachers nationwide will receive...
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