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TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016




TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016, 1:23 P.M.

Billy Bush is exiting NBC’s ‘Today’ over Trump tape scandal

Billy Bush will not be returning to the “Today” show. Bush, 44, who was suspended indefinitely Sunday after he was heard in a leaked 2005 video engaging in lewd, sexist conversation with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, is in negotiations to exit NBC News, according to people familiar with the discussions.

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TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016, 9:03 A.M.

Obama says US working with companies to send humans to Mars

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says the United States is partnering with commercial companies to build “new habitats” to try to send humans safely to Mars within two decades. Obama set a goal in 2010 to send humans to Mars by the 2030s. He says the next step is to “reach beyond the bounds of Earth’s orbit.” Obama says the U.S. is collaborating on missions that will help scientists understand how long humans can live “far from Earth.”

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MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016

MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016, 10:35 P.M.

Chicago teachers, district reach tentative deal; no strike

Chicago teachers and the nation’s third-largest school district struck a tentative deal on a new contract late Monday, averting what would have been the second major strike since 2012 for Chicago Public Schools just hours before union members were set to hit the picket lines.

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A person with a hand drum paces between law enforcement officers and a line of protesters along North Dakota Highway 6, south of St. Anthony, N.D., Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. (Tom Stromme / AP)

MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016, 3:37 P.M.

Army Corps holds off on resuming Dakota Access pipeline work

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won’t yet authorize construction of the $3.8 billion, four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline on federal land in southern North Dakota, it said Monday, along with reiterating its earlier request that the pipeline company voluntarily stop work on private land in the area.

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From left, truck driver Eugene Coleman, Wilton Suggs and Jeremy Suggs transport containers diesel fuel in a flat-bottom boat to a stranded semi tractor trailer truck laden with produce from FEMA thorough floodwaters caused by rain from Hurricane Matthew on NC Highway 41 West at the Bladen and Robeson County line outside of Lumberton, N.C., on Monday. (Mike Spencer / Associated Press)

UPDATED: MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016, 3:58 P.M.

Floodwater rises in N.C., threatening thousands who live downstream

Rivers are rising to record crests in North Carolina after more than 17 inches of rain fell during Hurricane Matthew. Water rose over a levee on the Lumber River in Robeson County and hydrologists are concerned about the levees and cities on the Tar, Neuse and Black rivers as billions of gallons of water drain east to the Atlantic.

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Blogs

Brannon explains Locke hire

The recent appointment of a deputy chief clerk by Kootenai County Clerk Jim Brannon highlights an authority given to elected county officials throughout the state. Brannon, who last month appointed ...



A Northwest closet

Cindy Matthews shared this picture of her husband's closet. "This is the edited version as current closet space is restricted," she wrote. Comments?







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