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Owner to close struggling Wisebird Bookery in Ogden

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Owner Tia Varni says owning a bookstore was hard, but she wouldn’t change a moment of the...

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Plans to arm teachers may face big roadblock

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Kansas has a problem: It has a law allowing teachers to carry guns in the classroom, but almost no schools are using it because insurance companies refuse to provide coverage if they do. As EMC Insurance, the largest insurer of schools in Kansas, explained in a letter...


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Court: Gov't violated privacy law for defrauded students

Student Loans For Profit Colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court has ruled that the Education Department violated privacy laws with regard to students defrauded by the Corinthian for-profit college chain. In a break with Obama administration policy, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced in December that some students cheated...


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Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K

Vintage Denim

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A buyer with a penchant for vintage denim has plunked down nearly $100,000 for a pair of truly vintage jeans that come from the American Old West. The 125-year-old Levi Strauss & Co. blue jeans, which failed to sell at auction in 2016, now have a new owner somewhere in...


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Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China’s ZTE Court: Gov’t violated privacy law for defrauded students Stocks dip as oil prices and energy companies fall sharply Trump takes steps to ease firing of federal workers Emails show...


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Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and promote...


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Empty stores, shuttered gas posts in Brazil truckers' strike

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A truckers’ strike in Brazil left a patchwork of empty gas stations and barren supermarket shelves Saturday as drivers appeared unmoved by the government’s threats to use force or fine people who didn’t comply. Police forces conducted operations to clear blocked roads and...


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Oil prices fall as Saudi Arabia signals end to efforts to limit production

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, signaled on Friday that its 18-month-old quest to drive up crude prices and drain global inventories might be coming to an end. And according to the top official in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries,...


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Thousands across France protest Macron's 'brutal' policies

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PARIS (AP) — Thousands of protesters marched under tight security in eastern Paris on Saturday after French labor unions, left-wing political parties and civil rights groups called for “floods of people” to oppose the pro-business policies of President Emmanuel Macron. Marches and rallies were also...


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Pint-sized Rhode Island taps into regional craft beer boom

Rhode Island Breweries

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Vermont produces more craft beer per capita than any other state. Maine ranks third for breweries per capita nationwide. Boston has beer gardens across from City Hall and under an expressway. But as the high renaissance of craft beer in New England has thrived, Rhode Island...


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Amid anti-immigrant sentiment, some Spanish speakers wary

Bilingual in America

PHOENIX (AP) — Until recently, Lilly Mucarsel has spoken Spanish just about everywhere since arriving in the United States from Ecuador three decades ago: at the library, the movies, the grocery store. She raised three daughters who also speak Spanish and are passing on the tradition to her...


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