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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, evangelist Billy Graham, 92, speaks during an interview at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard... More >>

Aiden Neelon is a student at the University of Idaho who’s doing better scholastically than ever after he joined the Raven Scholars group. “It’s hard to understand, but having a place where someone understands how we think can make all the difference,” he said. Barry Kough / Lewiston Tribune

MOSCOW — Aidan Neelon’s grades rose from straight C’s to A’s and B’s last semester when the University of Idaho sophomore found the place he belonged on campus... More >>

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survivors Tanzil Philip, left, is comforted by fellow student Diego Pfeiffer as Philip speaks to Leon High School students after arriving in Tallahassee, Fla., Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018. The students from Douglas High School are in town to lobby the Florida legislature after a shooting at their school by a former student that left more than a dozen students and faculty dead and others injured last week. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Students who survived the Florida school shooting prepared to flood the Capitol Wednesday pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing... More >>

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016 file photo, a herd of bison grazes in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park in Wyo. A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park in 2017 was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels. KULR-TV reports that Jeff Murphy of Batavia, Ill., was looking for the treasure that antiquities dealer Forrest Fenn says he stashed somewhere in the Rocky Mountains several years ago. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels that has... More >>

FILE - In this June 27, 2014, file photo, African migrants clash with Israeli soldiers after they left Holot detention center in southern Israel and walked towards the Border with Egypt near the southern Israeli Kibbutz of Nitzana. Tens of thousands of Africans in Israel face jail if they do not accept an offer to relocate to an unnamed African country, while Uganda and Rwanda, widely presumed to be the likely destinations, have denied the existence of any agreement with Israel's government even though scores of migrants are believed to have already settled there. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not dare return to his native Eritrea, a country he risked his... More >>
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Madison head coach Travis Schwab and members of the Madison High School boys basketball team celebrate their victory in Tuesday’s 5A District 5-6 championship game at Madison High School. Madison won 55-52. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

REXBURG — After the final buzzer of Tuesday’s 5A District 5-6 championship...

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This photo taken on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, shows children playing with sledges behind an igloo village, built in San Simone di Valleve, near Bergamo, northern Italy. With this year’s significant snowfall, restaurant owner Davide Midali, with the help of migrants from Africa, set out to create a series of igloos to house guests overnight in what once was a thriving ski resort. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

SAN SIMONE DI VALLEVE, Italy (AP) — San Simone, a tiny village in the Italian Alps,...

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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. Students are taught to evacuate during fire alarms but lock down during school shootings. So there was confusion Wednesday when a fire alarm sounded, the second one that day at the high school as 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz unleashed a barrage of gunfire. Head for the exits or hunker down in classrooms? (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)

Students and teachers responded as trained when the fire alarm sounded, streaming out of...

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Steel construction materials have been dtocked up at the Blackfoot site of the eCobalt refinery. The facility is expected to open in late 2019. courtesy eCobalt

When eCobalt Solutions announced in October its intentions to construct a cobalt...

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This Feb. 14, 2018 photo provided by Elizabeth Karmel shows her three-ingredient Luxurious Lettuce Salad, in Amagansett, N.Y. This salad is deceptively simple but relies on the absolute best ingredients for it to be a success. That is, fresh butter lettuce, fleur de sel sea salt, and your favorite first-press extra-virgin olive oil. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Karmel)

How often have you tossed the dinner salad? And, I am not talking about tossing it with...

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Cross-country skiers slide along the Buffalo River Trail near Pond's Lodge on Saturday. (Jerry Painter photo)

Saturday’s snow conditions on the Buffalo River Trail were some of the best of the...

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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2016, file photo, Alex Carrillo Quito of Ecuador imitates the character Rocky Balboa from the 1976 movie "Rocky," on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Winter had trespassed into spring the day I visited Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, Austria...

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Report calls for hog farm moratorium

FILE - In this April 28, 2009, file photo, a hog stands in a pen at a farm near Perry, Iowa. A new report released Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, on the rapid expansion of hog farms in Iowa concludes that the state's regulatory system is failing to protect the environment and public health for the sake of profit of the politically powerful livestock industry. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

DES MOINES, Iowa — A new report on the rapid expansion of hog farms in Iowa calls for a moratorium on new barns and concludes that the state’s regulatory system is failing to protect the environment and public health for the sake of profit of the politically powerful livestock industry.

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