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SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2016

New Smithsonian museum chronicling black history opens

America’s first national museum dedicated to African-American history and culture opened Saturday with emotional but joyful words from the country’s first black president, who said he hoped the stories contained inside will help everyone “walk away that much more in love” with their country.

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Trump vs. Clinton: A debate fact-check cheat sheet

Presidential candidates rarely come to the debates with fresh facts. Instead, they rely on claims that have been scattered in their stump speeches for many months – claims that The Fact Checker has already investigated. So here’s a quick guide to old favorites viewers will likely hear during the presidential debates that start on Monday.

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‘This is even better than the Super Bowl:’ Miss World is coming to America

For the first time in its 65-year history, the Miss World pageant is coming to the United States. Its destination: The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, just across the river from the nation’s capital, where contestants from 140 countries will compete for a gilded crown, bringing in an estimated $20 million to the local economy.

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday. (Joe Burbank / Associated Press)

Clinton postpones visit to Charlotte

Hillary Clinton’s campaign says she has decided to postpone her planned trip to Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday after hearing from community leaders. Clinton announced earlier Friday that she would travel to Charlotte in the aftermath of the shooting of ...

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In this  2014 file photo, civilians who fled their homes following an attack by Islamist militants in Bama, take refuge at a School in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The governor of Nigeria’s northeast Borno state relocated to a town that was occupied by Boko Haram extremists for six months in an effort to promote rebuilding. (Jossy Ola / Associated Press)

Donors pledge $163 million for victims of Boko Haram

International donors pledged over $160 million for life-saving support for millions of people in west Africa whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by the Muslim extremist group Boko Haram on Friday – but that’s just one-third of the amount needed for the rest of this year.

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Parting Shot - 9.27.16

At As the Lake Churns blog, Pecky Cox of Priest Lake wonders what this bug is. She eliminates the possibility that it's a "kissing bug" chaga. Seems Pecky looked up ...

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