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Tuesday, February 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Efforts to evacuate civilians from IS area in Syria resume

Dozens of trucks arrived Tuesday at the outskirts of a besieged enclave held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, signaling renewed efforts to evacuate hundreds of civilians trapped in the militants’ last patch of territory along the Euphrates River.

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Religious orders apologize for sex abuse inaction, cover-ups

Catholic religious orders from around the world apologized Tuesday for having failed to respond when their priests raped children, acknowledging that their family-like communities blinded them to sexual abuse and led to misplaced loyalties, denial and cover-ups.
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West Virginia House tables bill that prompted teacher strike

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 19, 2019, 10:57 a.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – This time the teachers’ strike was only hours old when lawmakers acted. Just as the strike began Tuesday, the West Virginia House of Delegates effectively killed a complex education bill that sent state teachers to the picket lines nearly a year after a nine-day strike closed schools.
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White House pushed Saudi nuclear power plan, report says

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 19, 2019, 4 p.m.

Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing whistleblowers within the administration.