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North Dakota county votes to take limited number of refugees

December 10, 2019, 10:27am Nation & World

A North Dakota county on Monday voted to accept no more than 25 refugees next year, after initially signaling it would be the first to ban them since President Donald… Read story

Handke takes Nobel Literature Prize amid protest

December 10, 2019, 10:26am Nation & World

Author Peter Handke received his Nobel Literature Prize on Tuesday amid criticism of him in Sweden and abroad as an apologist for Serb war crimes in the 1990s. Read story

Gunshots reported in Jersey City, N.J., neighborhood

December 10, 2019, 11:22am Latest News

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Heavy gunfire has been reported in a Jersey City neighborhood. Read story

National Spelling Bee will have fewer wild cards next year

December 10, 2019, 10:26am Nation & World

The Scripps National Spelling Bee will have fewer participants next year. Whether it will have fewer champions remains to be seen. Read story

Finland gets world’s youngest prime minister, a woman age 34

December 10, 2019, 10:25am Nation & World

HELSINKI — Finland became the country with the world’s youngest sitting head of government Tuesday when the Nordic country’s parliament chose a 34-year-old woman who is a prolific user of social media as prime minister. Read story

‘No signs of life’ on New Zealand’s White Island following deadly volcanic eruption

December 10, 2019, 10:24am Nation & World

A sixth person is confirmed dead as rescue efforts have given way to a grim recovery operation two days after a volcano erupted at a popular tourism site in New Zealand. Monday’s volcanic blast left 30 injured and eight missing and presumed dead, prompting calls for investigation into the safety of tourism at New Zealand’s most active volcano. Read story

Border tunnel found in Arizona after 4 migrants caught

December 10, 2019, 10:04am Nation & World

NOGALES, Ariz. — Another border tunnel from Mexico to the United States has been discovered in Arizona after the U.S. Border Patrol arrested four migrants. Read story

Bill Cosby loses appeal of sexual assault conviction

December 10, 2019, 10:03am Nation & World

Bill Cosby lost his bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday, as an appeals court upheld the verdict in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Read story

Report: U.S. spent half a billion on charter schools that never opened, were shut down

December 10, 2019, 6:02am Nation & World

More than 35 percent of charter schools funded by the federal Charter School Program between 2006-2014 either never opened or were shut down, costing taxpayers more than half a billion dollars, according to a new report from an advocacy group that reviewed records of nearly 5,000 schools. The state with the most charter schools that never opened was Michigan, home to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Read story

North Dakota county votes to limit refugees

December 9, 2019, 10:08pm Nation & World

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota county on Monday voted to accept no more than 25 refugees next year, after initially signaling it would be the first to ban them since President Donald Trump ordered that states and counties should have the power to do so. Read story