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    Catholic directives won’t apply to new WSU Spokane health clinic

    Religious directives that some worried could restrict medical care at a new health clinic preparing to open on the Washington State University Spokane campus are being jettisoned. 86

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    Jury denies release of repeat sex offender

    A 54-year-old with a history of sexual violence was ordered by a jury to remain in state custody following his latest stint in prison on rape charges. 68

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    Washington judge upholds small city’s pot shop ban

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington’s experiment in … 23

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    Woman dies in accident early Friday on Rathdrum Mountain

    A woman died in a single-vehicle accident early Friday on Rathdrum Mountain. 12

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    Shawn Vestal: Gun storage requirements could prevent accidents involving children

    Parents have been charged with crimes for leaving their kids in fatally hot cars. They’ve been charged for failing to get medical care for children. For leaving kids unattended to … 6

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    Kraft recalls some American Singles cheese

    NORTHFIELD, Ill. – Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier. The food maker said that, while … 2

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    Clinic’s secular nature intact

    Religious directives that some worried could restrict medical care at a new health clinic preparing to open on the Washington State University Spokane campus are being jettisoned. The announcement Friday … 1

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    Uphill battle awaits Cougars

    The enduring effect of the Cougars’ 41-38 loss to Rutgers is that the Cougars will need to beat one more opponent in the loaded Pac-12 to qualify for a bowl … 1

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    S&P hits fourth record high in five days

    The Standard & Poor’s 500 index delivered its fourth record high in five days Friday, ending with the biggest monthly gain since February. The milestone-crushing run capped a week when … 1

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    Meth ring leader gets 20 years in prison

    BILLINGS – A federal judge sentenced the leader of an interstate drug ring to 20 years in prison Friday for his role in a major trafficking operation that stretched from … 1

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    In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks’ anniversary this year, the first time the general public will be able …

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    EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia

    MILAN (AP) — Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with additional economic sanctions. The meeting of the …

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    Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain’s armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being …

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    Shelley Sterling: Ballmer eager to own Clippers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling did …

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    Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate …

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    Israel identifies body as missing American student

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forensic investigators on Friday identified a recently found body as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week, Israeli police …

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    Prosecutor: McDonnells had ‘corrupt understanding’

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell took bribes and sold his office to promote a sketchy nutritional supplement for a businessman who showered him and his wife …

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    Iraqi town holds out against militant juggernaut

    BAGHDAD (AP) — As Islamic militants rampaged across northern Iraq in June, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens …

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    2 Rwandan army officers charged over incitement

    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Two Rwandan army officers have been charged with inciting the public against the government of President Paul Kagame. Brig. Gen. Frank Rusagara and Col. Tom Byabagamba …

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    US delivers military aid to Lebanese army

    BEIRUT (AP) — The United States has delivered an emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon’s military, officials said Friday, part of a broader regional effort to combat the growing threat …