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TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2016

Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, center, a Malian Islamic extremist who pleaded guilty to destruction of historic mausoleums in Timbuktu, listens to his defense team as he enters the court room to hear the verdict of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. (Bas Czerwinski POOL via AP) ORG XMIT: PDJ113 (Bas Czerwinski / AP)

In first for international court, Muslim radical convicted in destruction of mausoleums in Timbuktu

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – An international court on Tuesday found a Muslim radical guilty of committing a war crime by overseeing the destruction of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu, and sentenced him to nine years in prison. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, a former teacher, had pleaded guilty and expressed remorse for his role in overseeing the destruction of nine mausoleums and a mosque door by pickax-wielding rebels in June and July of 2012.

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MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016

Winners and losers from the first presidential debate

The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is in the books. I tweeted, took notes and picked some winners and losers. They’re below. Hillary Clinton: Clinton wasn’t perfect in this debate. At times she came across as ...

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shake hands during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (Joe Raedle / Associated Press)

Clinton, Trump clash over their pasts and their plans in ferocious opening debate

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of self-dealing and racism and he attacked her long political record as empty and ineffectual as the two rivals bared their deep personal dislike Monday in a slashing and sharply pointed first presidential debate. The two differed – among many issues – over taxes, the state of the economy and how to mend the country’s fraught race relations.

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Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error. They both denied making statements that they are on the record as saying. A look at some of the claims in the debate and how they compare with the facts:

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This  2009 file photo shows trays of marijuana clones and gardening supplies underneath grow lights at the Peace in Medicine dispensary in Sebastopol, Calif. (Russel A. Daniels / Associated Press)

Marijuana arrests fall to lowest level since 1996

Arrests for simple marijuana possession in the United States fell to nearly a two-decade low last year, according to new statistics released Monday by the FBI. The number of arrests for marijuana possession in 2015 – 574,641 – is the ...

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Brannon discusses office changes

Responsible for several departments, Kootenai County Clerk Jim Brannon is busy enough during odd-numbered years. In the midst of the 2016 election? Slammed. Brannon, who oversees the elections office, district ...

Muscle-powered skiers find powder in high Selkirks

WINTERSPORTS -- Fall colors are overrated if you're a die-hard backcountry skier or split-boarder looking for whiteness. Jason Hershey and his powder-hound friends trekked up from Priest Lake to Horton ...

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