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Pentagon’s immigrant recruit program stymied

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Stricter Trump administration immigration policies have stymied Pentagon plans to restart a program that allowed thousands of people with critical medical or Asian and African language skills to join the military and become American citizens, according to several U.S. ...

After Brazil museum fire, debate over how, or if, to rebuild

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SAO PAULO (AP) — Ever since a fire gutted Brazil’s 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, the question has been: Could what was destroyed be restored? A flicker of hope emerged last week when an emergency mission from the U.N. cultural agency held out the possibility that some ...

South Korea begins removing mines, expects North to do same

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul says South Korea has begun clearing mines from two sites inside the heavily fortified border with North Korea under a package of tension-reduction deal between the rivals. Seoul’s Defense Ministry says North Korea is expected to do the same on ...

California’s tough net neutrality bill prompts US lawsuit

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation’s toughest net neutrality measure Sunday, requiring internet providers to maintain a level playing field online. The move prompted an immediate lawsuit by the Trump administration. Advocates of net neutrality hope the ...

Librarians, authors take over Minot

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Banned Books Week was Sept. 23-29. While much of this annual event has become an opportunity for librarians, teachers and booksellers to create fun displays and shock readers with various challenged titles, the actual purpose is to promote the freedom to read. This year’s Banned Books Week ...

McKenzie/Ward County 4-H Range Team Places 2nd at State Contest

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HEBRON – 4-H and FFA members braved the elements in Hebron for the State Range Judging Contest on Sept. 20. The temperatures were in the 40s with pouring rain the entire time the contestants were in the elements. Youth representing Ward County 4-H were Sarah Potts, Minot, in the Senior ...

Committee collects pension stories

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WASHINGTON – Retired freight truck driver Gary Gravseth of Burlington is among thousands of Americans who are sharing their pension stories with a congressional committee in seeking help to preserve their benefits. A bipartisan Joint Select Committee tasked with solving the nationwide ...

ND Firefighter’s Museum Hall of Fame announces inductees

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GARRISON – The North Dakota Firefighter’s Museum announces the 2018 inductees into the North Dakota Firefighters Hall of Fame. The 2018 inductees are: – Randy Burley of Oakes Active firefighter since 1985. Retired 2018. Chief of 17 years, trustee-Oakes Fire Department Fire ...

‘Women Caring for the Land’ event set for Tuesday

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“Women Caring for the Land,” a woman centered morning of learning, followed by lunch and a tour of Gail Yuly’s ranch at Berthold, will be held Tuesday. Those who would like to attend should immediately contact Cayla Bendel at 701-498-2920 or email cbendel@pheasantsforever.org. The ...

New initiative seeks to prevent children from entering foster care

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BISMARCK – Starting Monday, a new initiative to prevent children from entering foster care and encourages family engagement, will be available to families in Mercer, McLean, Sheridan, Oliver, Burleigh, Grand Forks and Stutsman counties. The new initiative is being launched in the select ...

Trinity Health offers flu shots

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Trinity Health is offering flu shots at several of its Minot locations on a walk-in basis and by appointment, according to a press release. The vaccine is also available at Trinity’s rural health clinics. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone six months of ...

Many women line up in support of Kavanaugh

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As the Senate is divided on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, so too are women across the country. Female voices have echoed throughout the U.S. Senate this past week demanding male senators justify their support for Brett Kavanaugh's U.S. Supreme Court ...

Bradley Morales, Minot, sentenced for murder

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Bradley Joe Morales, 28, was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Sharmaine Leake, 25, during a domestic altercation in August 2017 at a Minot residence. “I would give anything to bring her back,” Morales told Judge Doug Mattson at his sentencing ...

Trump bows to pressure, agrees to FBI probe of Kavanaugh

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing course, President Donald Trump bowed to Democrats’ demands Friday for a deeper FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after Republican Sen. Jeff Flake balked at voting for confirmation without it — a sudden turn that left Senate approval ...

Syria, Korea to have their say at UN gathering

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two of the planet’s most troubled hot spots are sending envoys to have their say before the world on Saturday. North Korea and Syria, places of international concern that spill trouble beyond national borders, are to appear before the U.N. General Assembly at a time ...

Sex abuse scandal: Pope seeks prayers to fight ‘devil’

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis asked Saturday for daily prayers to protect the Catholic Church from what he says are “attacks by the devil,” in his latest response to the clerical sex abuse and cover-up scandal roiling his papacy. A Vatican statement appeared to be an indirect response ...

North Korea learns to embrace its inner consumer

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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — In an instructional television program about table tennis on the state-run sports channel, every ball, paddle and shirt bear the logo of “Naegohyang,” one of North Korea’s most recognizable brands. A documentary about the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital ends ...