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Mat-Su school board bans 5 books from high school curriculum

Mat-Su school board bans 5 books from high school curriculum

PALMER, Alaska — A school board north of Anchorage, Alaska has banned the teaching of five books considered literary classics used for high school English elective courses without public comment, sparking criticism from some educators.
Nashville musicians find themselves without jobs or benefits

Nashville musicians find themselves without jobs or benefits

NASHVILLE — Colin Poulton moved to Nashville in 2008 to study commercial guitar.
Navy admiral advises reinstatement of fired carrier captain

Navy admiral advises reinstatement of fired carrier captain

WASHINGTON — The top Navy officer has recommended the reinstatement of the aircraft carrier captain fired for sending a fraught email to commanders pleading for faster action to protect his crew from a coronavirus outbreak, officials familiar with th
FDA warns of heart risks with Trump-promoted malaria drug

FDA warns of heart risks with Trump-promoted malaria drug

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned doctors against prescribing a malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus except in hospitals and research studies.
3 states partly reopen, despite health officials' warnings

3 states partly reopen, despite health officials' warnings

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Even as the confirmed U.S.
Bolsonaro in crisis mode after Brazil justice minister quits

Bolsonaro in crisis mode after Brazil justice minister quits

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's government plunged into disarray Friday after Justice Minister Sérgio Moro, who became popular as a crusader against corruption, resigned and alleged political interference in the federal police force.
Tons of sanitizer: Retailer charged with hoarding, gouging

Tons of sanitizer: Retailer charged with hoarding, gouging

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors charged a New York retailer Friday with hoarding tons of disposable masks, surgical gowns and hand sanitizer in a Long Island warehouse and selling the items at huge markups.
At least $9.7 billion in state bailouts for Air France, KLM

At least $9.7 billion in state bailouts for Air France, KLM

PARIS — The French and Dutch governments announced at least 9 billion euros ($9.7 billion) in bailout money Friday to rescue Air France and KLM, which are fighting for survival as most of their planes are grounded by virus lockdowns around the world.
A sly move: Woman wrestles attacking fox into scalding pot

A sly move: Woman wrestles attacking fox into scalding pot

GRAY, Maine — A fox that was attacking a Maine woman quickly found its goose was cooked when she wrestled into a pot meant for scalding chickens. Eliza Ruth Watson, 37, of Gray, tried to scare the fox away while she was gardening Thursday.
CBO says deficit to reach $3.7 trillion in economic decline

CBO says deficit to reach $3.7 trillion in economic decline

WASHINGTON — A recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic and a burst of government spending on testing, health care and aid to businesses and households will nearly quadruple the government’s budget deficit to $3.
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