State Wires

Facebook asks for recusal of FTC head in antitrust probes

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WASHINGTON — Facebook is asking that the new head of the Federal Trade Commission step away from antitrust investigations into the social network giant,...

Body of unidentified male recovered from Lake Michigan

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MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — The U.S. Coast Guard has recovered the body of an unidentified male from Lake Michigan at Michigan City, Indiana conservation...

Obama adapts ‘Dreams from My Father’ for young readers

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NEW YORK — More than 25 years after its original publication, President Barack Obama's memoir “Dreams from My Father” will be released in a...

Rare whooping cranes raised for wild as COVID rules relax

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NEW ORLEANS — A year after pandemic precautions all but halted work to raise the world’s most endangered cranes for release into the wild,...

Indigenous children’s remains turned over from Army cemetery

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CARLISLE, Pa. — The disinterred remains of nine Native American children who died more than a century ago while attending a government-run school in...

US overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year

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NEW YORK — Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday. ...

Indiana sees English, math scores drop on standardized tests

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INDIANAPOLIS — Fewer than one-third of elementary and middle school students in Indiana recorded passing scores on the latest round of state standardized tests,...

Just in time for Tokyo games, Olympic items up for auction

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BOSTON — When the first modern Olympics were held in Athens in 1896, winners did not get gold medals as they will later this...

US overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year

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NEW YORK — Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday. ...

Acclaim, fundraising spread unevenly among Black colleges

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ATLANTA — Two recent high-profile faculty appointments could be a fundraising and enrollment bonanza for Howard University, one of the nation’s most prestigious Black...