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Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2018. There are 309 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, 1793, President George Washington held the first Cabinet meeting on record at his Mount Vernon home; attending were Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson,...


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Avant-garde mosque angers hard-liners in Iran

Iran Modernist Mosque

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A newly built avant-garde mosque in the heart of Iran’s capital would have hard-liners shouting from the minarets — if there were any. The architects behind the Vali-e-Asr mosque dispensed with the traditional rounded domes and towering minarets, opting instead for a modern...


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Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

Pyeongchang Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The overtly political 2018 Winter Olympics closed Sunday night very much as they began, with humanity’s finest athletes marching exuberantly across the world stage as three nations with decades of war and suspicion among them shared a VIP box — and a potential path...


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Billy Graham played complicated role in US race relations

Billy Graham Procession

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham was single-minded when he preached about God, prefacing sermon points with the phrase “The Bible says ...” Yet he had a complicated role in race relations, particularly when confronting segregation in his native South. In Alabama for one of his...


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A fertility doctor's secret, a special kinship decades later

The Infertility Bond

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Matt White remembers that day in September 2016 when a mystery began to unravel that would change his life. It started when White read a news report that Dr. Donald Cline, a retired Indianapolis fertility specialist, faced charges for lying when he denied he’d inseminated...


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A fertility doctor's secret, a special kinship decades later

The Infertility Bond

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Matt White remembers that day in September 2016 when a mystery began to unravel that would change his life. It started when White read a news report that Dr. Donald Cline, a retired Indianapolis fertility specialist, faced charges for lying when he denied he’d inseminated...


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NRA spokeswoman becomes new face of gun rights movement

NRA Spokeswoman

CHICAGO (AP) — Dana Loesch is the new public face of the National Rifle Association, an organization long associated with older white men. At 39, she’s poised, photogenic and a skilled public speaker, yet she’s not softening the message of the NRA as it becomes an increasingly active voice in the...


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Fla. sheriff says only 1 deputy was on scene during shooting

Florida School Shooting

The Florida sheriff whose department responded to this month’s high school massacre defended his leadership Sunday while insisting that only one of his deputies was on the scene as the gunman killed 14 students and three staff members. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told CNN that investigators...


World

As Winter Games close, North Korea says it is willing to talk to the US, according to

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - North Korea is “willing to have talks” with the United States, South Korea’s presidential Blue House said Sunday, as the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closed in a burst of fireworks and diplomacy. President Moon Jae-in achieved his goal...


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Did you visit New York City this month? Health officials would like a word

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The New York State Department of Health wants people in the New York City area to know that an Australian tourist confirmed to have measles visited numerous hotels and the Metropolitan Museum of Art from Feb. 16 to 21. Measles is notoriously contagious for people...


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