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    EWU ‘ancient alien’ course seeks to challenge how we decide on truth

    Aliens built the pyramids. They used spaceships and laser beams. In fact, aliens are responsible for most of humanity’s greatest achievements. Or, if you’d rather, humans built them. They levered … 16

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    Warm-water ‘blob’ in North Pacific puzzles scientists

    PORTLAND – Weird things are happening off the Pacific Coast. And at the center of the action is a warm-water mass that scientists call “the blob.” 4

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    Then and Now: Spokane River middle falls

    For centuries the falls of Spokane attracted Native Americans for salmon fishing in May and June. When white settlers began gathering around the falls, creating a settlement at what is … 4

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    Highway projects underway across region

    A series of state highway projects may put a pinch on traffic in coming days. Eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 will have nighttime and early morning lane restrictions starting Sunday … 2

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    Astronaut mementoes: Cowboy boots, prayer beads, lunch box

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The 14 display cases at Kennedy Space Center contain intensely personal mementoes and other items representing the astronauts who perished in the Challenger and Columbia …

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    Fatal police shooting in Wal-Mart under review 1 year later

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A year after a 22-year-old black man was killed by a white police officer while carrying an air rifle in an Ohio Wal-Mart, federal officials’ review …

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    Girl wounded in attack on Jerusalem gay pride parade dies

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A teenage girl seriously wounded after an anti-gay extremist stabbed her and several others in last week’s attack on Jerusalem’s gay pride parade died Sunday, a hospital …

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    Internal dispute over Taliban succession hints at rifts

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The brother of Mullah Mohammad Omar on Sunday joined a growing chorus of opposition to the opaque selection of the late Taliban leader’s successor, indicating widening …

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    Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag

    HANOVER, Pa. (AP) — Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential …

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    Wildfire raging north of San Francisco threatens homes

    LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and …

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    Explosions shock congregants at 2 New Mexico churches

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A pair of small explosions just 20 minutes and a few miles apart shocked congregants Sunday morning at two churches in southern New Mexico. There …

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    Journalist slain in Mexico City had signs of torture

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City officials said Sunday they are pursuing all lines of investigation into the killing of a photojournalist whose body was found in the capital, where …

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    Man accused of decapitating wife leaves hospital for jail

    PHOENIX (AP) — A man accused of decapitating his wife and their pet dogs before mutilating himself has gone from a hospital bed to a jail cell, authorities said Sunday. …

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    Mali: 2 soldiers killed in convoy ambush

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Two Malian soldiers were killed and five were injured when their convoy was ambushed in the center of the country, a defense official said Sunday. The …

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    Wildfire roundup: Central Washington blaze grows to over 9 square miles

    A lightning-caused fire in Central Washington has burned more than 9 square miles near Lake Chelan, growing thousands of acres between Saturday and today.

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    Police say person of interest in custody in officer killing

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A person of “interest” has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop in Memphis, police …

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    E-cigarette helps end armed standoff in Soap Lake

    A standoff between police and an armed gunman in Soap Lake ended today after negotiators gave the suspect an e-cigarette.

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    Climate change: Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants

    Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead today with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain …

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    Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed in capital

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — One United Nations peacekeeper was killed and eight were injured Sunday in Central African Republic’s capital after they came under attack by armed men …

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    Kerry in Qatar to ease Arab concerns about Iran nuke deal

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Qatar talks with Arab officials whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal world powers have struck with …