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Ex-Algerian president Bouteflika, ousted amid protests, dies

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 17, 2021

ALGIERS, Algeria — Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who fought for independence from France, reconciled his conflict-ravaged nation and was then ousted amid pro-democracy protests in 2019 after two decades in power, has died at age 84, state television announced Friday.

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Official says U.S. will deport ‘massive’ number of Haitians

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 17, 2021

DEL RIO, Texas — The Biden administration plans the widescale expulsion of Haitian migrants from a small Texas border city by putting them on on flights to Haiti starting Sunday, an official said Friday, representing a swift and dramatic response to thousands who suddenly crossed the border from Mexico and gathered under and around a bridge.
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Blue-green algae alert issued for Newman Lake

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 17, 2021

Spokane County’s Environmental Programs issued a harmful algae bloom alert for Newman Lake after test results taken this week revealed potentially harmful toxicity levels for cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae.
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N.Y. millionaire Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 17, 2021

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — A Los Angeles jury convicted Robert Durst on Friday of murdering his best friend 20 years ago, a case that took on new life after the New York real estate heir participated in a documentary that connected him to the slaying that was linked to his wife’s 1982 disappearance.