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Macalester grad fulfills childhood dream of advancing math in home country of Mexico

Now an entrepreneur and educator, Cuauhtemoc Cruz Herrera has already made a big difference. And way ahead of schedule.

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Matthew Payamps will continue his running odyssey in the nation's capital. Payamps, a senior cross country and track standout at St. Anthony's, committed to Georgetown University in November and is excited about the prospect of increasing his competitive stature.

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Trudeau Says Canada Is ‘Pleased’ to Give Asylum to Saudi Woman

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada said the country accepted a request from the United Nations to grant asylum to Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, who escaped from her family in Kuwait and said her life would be at risk if she were deported.

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US flu season poised to be milder than last year's harsh one

NEW YORK (AP) " It's early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter's unusually brutal one, U.S. health officials said.In most parts of the country, most illnesses right now are being caused by a flu strain that leads to fewer hospitalizations and deaths as the kind...

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Universal Music Signs Capital Bra, Germany's Most Successful Act of the 21st Century

Universal Music has signed the German hip-hop star and the country's most successful streaming artist of 2018, Capital Bra. Their first joint...

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Once-Missing Wisconsin Teen Jayme Closs Is a 'Complete Badass,' Says Cousin: 'She Saved Herself'

Jayme Closs, who was found on Thursday nearly three months after being allegedly abducted by a 21-year-old man who police say fatally shot her parents, exemplifies absolute bravery and strength, a relative tells PEOPLE. “Jayme is a complete badass,” Jodie Arnold, who is first cousins with...

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Fans of the Shadow and Bone book series should probably sit down for a second, because we have big news: the story is being adapted for a TV show on Netflix! The streaming giant has officially greenlighted an eight-episode series based on Leigh Bardugo's bestselling Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows...

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Saudi Women, Tired of Restraints, Find Ways to Flee

Often aided and inspired by social media, an increasing number of young Saudi women are taking enormous gambles to escape the country, rights groups say.

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CCSD superintendent highlights district’s struggles in address

The new leader of the Clark County School District isn’t resting on his laurels, highlighting a range of issues in his first State of the Schools address that the district must tackle in order to become the most-improved district in the country.

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Japan encouraged the elderly and women to work and broke a longstanding taboo against immigration, offering lessons for other advanced economies facing similar problems. The country is now enjoying its second-longest economic expansion since World War II.

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Japan encouraged the elderly and women to work and broke a longstanding taboo against immigration, offering lessons for other advanced economies facing similar problems. The country is now enjoying its second-longest economic expansion since World War II.

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Mark Wills Calls His Grand Ole Opry Induction 'A Dream Come True'

On Friday night (Jan. 11), Mark Wills -- a country fan favorite since the mid-1990s via such hits as “I Do (Cherish You),” “Wish...

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Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal claimed on MSNBC Thursday that President Trump's real agenda is to make “America pure” by not having immigrants or “folks of color” in the country and shutting down all legal immigration. 

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US flu season appears milder, one year after brutal one

NEW YORK (AP) " It's early, but officials say the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter's unusually brutal one.In most parts of the country right now, the flu strain causing the most illness is a somewhat milder virus. It tends not to cause as many hospitalizations and...

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SUBLETTE — Country Village Meats entered its latest phase when a new family purchased the longstanding Sublette business. Paul and Laurie Darrow bought the business from Eddie Morrissey and Dale Leffelman on Nov. 28.

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Thousands of Syrian refugees in Lebanon are fleeing their ramshackle tent camps in a desperate search for better shelter as a major winter storm approaches, aid workers said Friday, further dimming the plight of people unwanted by their host country and afraid to go home.

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Some victims of forced marriage say lax U.S. marriage laws and the lure of a U.S. passport are partly fueling petitions from men to bring child and adolescent brides to the country

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