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    No joke: Political humorist Jimmy Tingle running for office

    BOSTON (AP) — Though Jimmy Tingle has long made biting political humor a staple of his stand-up routines, he insists his dive into Massachusetts politics is anything but comic relief. The Cambridge-born comedian and social activist, who returned to school and earned a master’s degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, raised […]
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    Oregon day care shuttered after 2nd death in 2 years

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Regulators in Oregon have shuttered a day care facility after a second baby died there in as many years, an unprecedented number of deaths at a single day care center for the state. Authorities have not said what caused the 10-month-old boy’s death earlier this month at Broadway Children’s Center in […]
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    Mom: Cub Scout kicked out of group after asking about guns

    DENVER (AP) — A Cub Scout was kicked out of his group after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about gun control and previous contentious comments she made about African-Americans. At a forum this month, Cub Scouts were told to come prepared to talk to Republican state Sen. Vicki Marble about issues important to them. […]
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    World Health Organization revokes appointment of Mugabe

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of the U.N. health agency has revoked his appointment of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador” after the choice drew widespread outrage and criticism. World Health Organization director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus last week told a conference in Uruguay on non-communicable diseases that Mugabe had agreed to be a “goodwill […]
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    Namibian diamond town opens gates to the public

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A diamond-mining town in Namibia that previously restricted visitors has opened to the public in hopes of boosting tourism and diversifying its economy. The remote town of Oranjemund, which lies in a diamond-mining area called the Sperrgebiet, or “prohibited area” in German, held celebrations this month to declare an end to […]
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    Letter penned a day before Titanic sank sold at UK auction

    LONDON (AP) — A letter written by one of the Titanic’s passengers a day before the ocean liner sank has sold for 126,000 pounds ($166,000) at an auction in England. The handwritten note, on embossed Titanic stationery, was penned by first-class passenger Alexander Oskar Holverson on April 13, 1912 — the day before the ship […]
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    Today in History

    Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2017. There are 70 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 22, 1962, in a nationally broadcast address, President John F. Kennedy revealed the presence of Soviet-built missile bases under construction in Cuba and announced a quarantine of all […]
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    The Latest: O’Reilly says he was one of many accused at Fox

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the parent company of the Fox News Channel saying it knew a news analyst had threatened to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O’Reilly when it renewed the popular personality’s contract in February (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Bill O’Reilly says after 21st Century Fox fired founding […]
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    Second bacterium found in Louisiana mass food poisoning

    COLUMBIA, La. (AP) — Louisiana health officials say a second bacterium apparently contributed to the mass food poisoning that may have killed one person and apparently sickened more than 100 people who ate at a fundraiser. Assistant State Health Officer Dr. Parham Jaberi says in addition to the salmonella already found in stool samples, a […]
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    SeaWorld sends manatees to Ohio zoos for rehab stints

    There’s been a fall migration of manatees flying back and forth from Florida as two Ohio zoos continue their work with a national program to care for orphaned and injured manatees and prepare them for their return to the wild. Four male manatees were flown to zoos in Cincinnati and Columbus from SeaWorld Orlando this […]