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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Legislation to create a permanent statewide mental health hotline is advancing in Michigan. The state House approved the bill 99-8 Tuesday and sent it to the Senate for further consideration. The telephone referral system would be available 24 hours a day, seven days of week...

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Profiles of activist Dolores Huerta and writer Lorraine Hansberry are among the Peabody Award winners for documentary programs. "Independent Lens: Dolores" and "Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes-Feeling Heart" both aired on PBS. The films are among the eight Peabody-winning...

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CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold a town hall meeting in southern Illinois to familiarize the people it serves with its health care programs. The Wednesday evening event will be held on the campus of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale at the Student...

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Senate has approved a proposal for a new employee-funded program that would create a benefit to help offset long-term care costs. The measure passed on a 26-22 vote Tuesday night. Because the Senate amended the measure it now heads back to the House for a ...

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is predicting that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden will be the final two Democrats standing in the 2020 race against him. Looking ahead to his re-election campaign, Trump tweeted Tuesday that he believes "it will be Crazy Bernie...

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Coal project near Bryce Canyon National Park draws lawsuit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Environmental organizations are suing the Trump administration over the approval of two coal-mining projects in southern Utah, including one near a national park. A coalition of groups including the National Parks Conservation Association filed the lawsuit Tuesday in federal...

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Books of The Times: Two Novels by Ann Petry, a Writer Who Believed in Art That Delivers a Message

Petry’s debut, “The Street,” was the first book by a black woman to sell more than a million copies. A new volume collects it with another novel, “The Narrows,” and a sampling of her criticism.

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BOSTON (AP) - The Celtics are preparing for their Game 2 matchup with the Pacers aware their series-opening win was notable more for its ugliness more than the outcome. Meanwhile, the Rockets and Bucks are heading into their respective Game 2s with the Jazz and Pistons expecting more competitive...

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Ecuador's president on Tuesday accused Julian Assange of hosting numerous hackers at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to give them directions on how to propagate information on topics important to the WikiLeaks founder and his financiers. President Lenin Moreno said that Swedish...

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Ballet’s Biggest Matchmakers (Student, Meet Scholarship)

The Youth America Grand Prix is a competition in which the real prizes are scholarships. For those, you only need to catch the eye of one director.

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NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities in New York have busted a New Jersey-based dark web ring that sold millions of dollars of counterfeit Xanax. Three New Jersey men, 44-year-old Chester Anderson, of South Brunswick, 41-year-old Jarrette Codd, of Jamesburg, and 51-year-old Ronald MacCarty, of Jackson, were...

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WASHINGTON (AP) - From Ben Affleck and Susan Sarandon to Anna Wintour and Willie Nelson, celebrities lined up to give money - and a dash of star power - to their favorite Democratic presidential candidates ahead of this week's first quarter fundraising deadline. For months, candidates in the crowded...

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's legislature gave final passage Tuesday to a bill to require doctors and nurses to care for babies born alive during a failed late-term abortion or face big penalties, a measure opponents deemed legally unnecessary and a threat to abortion providers. House...

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Latest on the case of a Minneapolis man who is charged with attempted murder for allegedly throwing a child off a balcony at the Mall of America (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The attorney for a man accused of throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor ...

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Claire Denis Talks to Barry Jenkins About Director Anxiety and Expectations

The French filmmaker’s approach to time and structure has long fascinated our interviewer, the American auteur of “Moonlight.”

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A baby boy is receiving specialized hospital care three months after he was born without skin. The San Antonio Express-News reports Ja'bari Gray has been hospitalized since his Jan. 1 birth in San Antonio and transferred Friday to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. There...

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Rep. Brad Sherman implied a combination of bad faith, poor judgment and a dumb boss on press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for having said that Congress might not understand President Trump's tax returns. "I'm surprised to see Sarah Sanders talking about intelligence," the California Democrat, a...

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation to require jails and prisons to provide female inmates with tampons or sanitary pads. The bill by Rep. Rolanda Hollis would write into law that jails and prisons are required to provide the items. Hollis...

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