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February 18, 2018 - 4:29 pm
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Students touring schools in one South Carolina county saw safety and health concerns at one high school, including moldy carpet that teachers rip out rather than let students walk on it. The Morning News of Florence reports that the student facilities committee of Florence...
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A man smokes outside his house in the town of Sabuk, Jeongseon county, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. The Pyeongchang Winter Games are spread across South Korea’s Gangwon Province, a rural former coal mining region that few had heard of until its hard-fought bid to be an Olympic host. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
February 18, 2018 - 9:52 am
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — A coal mine stands on the mountain exactly as it was the day it was abandoned, now a rusting relic of blue-collar glory lost to a globalized world. It towers over this Korean coal community that is much like its American counterparts: poor, aging, hollowing out since...
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February 18, 2018 - 9:41 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Barnes Foundation and Mural Arts Philadelphia are collaborating on a program where current and former prison inmates will work on public art projects. They will create panels for a future mural, as well as a body of work that will be exhibited at the museum. The "Restorative...
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A South Korean soldier, at right, describes the view to guests at Observation Post 717 along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in South Korea. (Dan Archer/Archcomix via AP)
February 17, 2018 - 7:07 am
OBSERVATION POST 717, South Korea (AP) — The view into North Korea is spectacular from high above, a wide panorama stretching from craggy islands just off the coast to the mountains in the interior. There was a lot to be seen on this beautifully clear day, even if the North Koreans themselves were...
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Jake Adams, Senior Preparator in the Exhibition Department of the American Museum of Natural History, in New York, assembles "fishnado," a part of the museum's upcoming "Unseen Oceans" exhibition, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. The installation is made up of hundreds of models of the marine species that exhibit biofluorescence, or the ability to absorb blue light and re-emit it in neon greens, reds, and oranges.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 16, 2018 - 8:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Feel as though you're in the dark when it comes to the underwater world? New York's American Museum of Natural History is working on just the solution: a floor-to-ceiling installation depicting creatures that glow. Photographers got a sneak peek on Thursday as one of the...
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February 16, 2018 - 6:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — An explosion at a stall selling fireworks in southwestern China killed four people and injured four others on the eve of the Lunar New Year holiday, authorities said Friday. The information office in Tonghai county in Yunnan province said the blast occurred at around 11 p.m. Thursday...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2017 file photo, smoke rises from a coalition airstrike which attacked an Islamic State militant position, on the front line on the western side of Raqqa, northeast Syria. The U.S. says an American detained by U.S. forces was carrying thumb drives containing bomb-making files and documents describing work he did for the Islamic State group at the time he surrendered in Syria last year. The government's justification for holding the detainee without charge is part of documents filed late Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in federal court. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
February 15, 2018 - 5:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — He was an unruly college student in Louisiana where he mixed booze and gambling with classes on electrical engineering. A decade later, he was guarding an Islamic State oil field in Syria and storing bomb-making files and military handbooks on thumb drives. How did this still-...
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, left, next to James Manker, VA Acting Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits, speaks about FY19 to the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 15, 2018 - 1:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Thursday pledged to repay more than $4,000 for his wife's airfare for an 11-day trip to Europe that mixed business and sightseeing. Testifying at a House hearing, Shulkin said he accepts responsibility for making mistakes after a...
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February 15, 2018 - 10:28 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The board overseeing the museum where the final Confederate Flag that flew at South Carolina's Statehouse is supposed to be displayed is taking another crack at exhibit plans. Officials at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum are presenting a new plan...
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FILE--In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo,U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks during an conservation announcement at the Western Conservation and Hunting Expo Friday in Salt Lake City. On Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, the Interior Department released budget documents showing Zinke plans to press ahead with a massive overhaul of his department, including a plan to relocate some officials from Washington to the West and creating a new organizational map that mostly ignores state boundaries. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)
February 15, 2018 - 2:34 am
DENVER (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is pressing ahead with a massive overhaul of his department, despite growing opposition to his proposal to move hundreds of public employees out of Washington and create a new organizational map that largely ignores state boundaries. Zinke wants to divide...
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