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20 years later, new generation of Harry Potter fans

NEW YORK (AP) — K’lyssa Moore wasn’t that much older than the elementary school students she now teaches when she first fell in love with Harry Potter soon after the books first started coming out. The 28-year-old reads at least part of the first book to her classes, and isn’t ...

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GOP adds opioid money to health bill, fate remains in doubt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans have agreed to add $45 billion for battling opioids abuse to their struggling health care bill, but the measure’s fate remained uncertain Thursday as leaders confront an expanding chorus of GOP detractors. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is hoping the added money will help ...

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Trump takes another swipe at CNN following resignations

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump used the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to resume his attack on the network’s credibility Tuesday. The story was about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between a Trump associate and the head of a Russian ...

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The Latest: Iranian FM calls US travel ban ‘misplaced’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump’s travel ban (all times local): 9 a.m. Iran’s foreign minister says the partial reinstatement of President Donald Trump’s travel ban is “disappointing” and says the ban is more about politics than security. Mohammad ...

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Tennessee Capitol evacuated after tunnel fire, no injuries

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee state Capitol has been evacuated over concerns about smoke from a fire that broke out in a tunnel being built beneath the building. WKRN-TV reports that the fire was extinguished by Monday afternoon. It’s unclear what caused the fire. No injuries were reported. Lawmakers ...

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Astronaut Rhea Seddon to give free talk at APSU on Aug. 20 as part of PeayClipse celebration

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – On April 12, 1985, Dr. Rhea Seddon sat on 4.5 million pounds of explosives. It was a moment she’d been preparing for most of her life, but that didn’t stop her from feeling a little anxious. “It’s pretty scary those first few minutes,” she said during a ...

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