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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The World Series begins Tuesday. In Washington, the clocks, if not impeachment inquiries, have stopped. The city's lost-and-found baseball team, the Nationals, are in the Fall Classic for the first time in 86 years. And in Northern Virginia, not far from the District, Frank "Hondo" Howard, the iconic Senators slugger, 6 feet, 7 inches of beloved launch pad, 48 homers one ...

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More than two decades after the charter law in Pennsylvania was passed, school choice remains the center of a lively but largely unresolved debate - one that has taken on new shapes. "School choice" used to be synonymous with vouchers, but that is no longer the case, at least in Pennsylvania. Now, the state offers a range of public education options: district schools, brick-and-mortar charter ...

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Seven years ago this month, Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast of the United States, killing more than 150 people and causing about $70 billion in damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure. Governments and individuals responded with an outpouring of support for the devastated communities and funds for relief and rebuilding. The federal government alone provided a remarkable $50 ...

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Q: My normally happy 6-year-old son has recently started incorporating death and war-like games into his imaginative play. He isn't and has never been a mean-spirited child, but his dad and I just divorced (amicably), and I feel like he's having trouble dealing with it. For example, he has started telling me he feels stupid. Can you recommend something I can do, or should I have him talk to ...

For those of us women who hate to ask for help, there comes a day of reckoning. We have a cold and have to ask for soup. We have a serious illness, and have to ask for a lot of soup. And then sometimes we can't move. A week ago, I leaned on what appeared to be a sturdy table at a wedding to photograph the rings. I'd gotten some nice shots, and when I was done, I put my hand on the table to ...

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HINDMAN, Ky. - Within one of the storefront buildings along the modest Main Street of downtown Hindman, men curled over workbenches on a recent Wednesday and whittled hardwood into the familiar outlines of guitars and mandolins. Sanders and chisels turned the wood into sawdust that fell to the floor. Nathan Smith, a gruff Knott County native with a baritone voice, used to come here often. He ...

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Ever vigilant for ways to save money for the overburdened federal taxpayer, the Trump administration last week delivered its analysis of a change in eligibility for free or reduced-price school breakfasts and lunches. The savings: $90 million a year, or two-thousandths of a percent of the $14.5-trillion federal budget. The collateral damage: about a half-million children who would no longer be ...

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It's been a big legal year for Republican U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of Tulare, Calif., who once co-sponsored the "Discouraging Frivolous Lawsuits Act." He has sued: _A stone fruit farmer in Dinuba, Calif., and two other people for conspiring to damage his 2018 reelection by asking that Nunes not be allowed to call himself a "farmer" on the ballot. _The research firm Fusion GPS and a Democratic ...

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Dear Mr. Dad: My 10-year-old son is quite smart and perfectly capable of reading, but it's always been a challenge for him. And unfortunately, his teachers aren't doing very much to help the situation other than send home notes and report cards saying that he's reading below his grade level. My wife and I both read a lot and we've tried encouraging him in all sorts of ways, but nothing seems ...

Though the attribution is disputed, the writer C.S. Lewis is said to have quipped: "You do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." It may be closer to the mark to say humans are primarily neither one nor the other. Each of us is a complex, interconnected system of body, soul, mind, will and spirit. That's why, as the medical community has recognized for years, emotional trauma like ...

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One day last winter, before Florida passed a law allowing teachers to carry guns in schools, my high school students were settling into the languid routines of study hall. Some asked for library passes. Others sprawled over laptops and textbooks or pulled copies of "Monster" by Walter Dean Myers from my bookcase. Despite being told to put their electronics away, earphone cords hung like IV ...

Ruth Elma Cummings had visions of the future. As a girl growing up in Manning, South Carolina, she heard the voice of God and preached to cattle in the fields where she worked and had dreams of the man she would eventually marry. His name was Robert Cummings; the two met on a dirt road and married in 1945. But Mrs. Cummings' visions had limits. The domestic who later became a Pentecostal ...

I'm proud of us, Chicago. It's the second week of the Chicago Public Schools teacher strike and I'm seeing a whole lot of interested parties resist the temptation to turn this into a simple tale of villains and heroes. It's anything but. It's a union of teachers tasked with shaping and educating 300,000 students, many of whom arrive at school carrying tremendous trauma and challenges. It's ...

I just saw one of our wedding gifts sold as cheap yard decor. It wasn't exactly mine, but it was identical to my silver-plated coffee service. The husband and I spent the weekend in a small quaint town where old buildings, filled with restaurants, boutiques and gift shops, line the streets. It is a restful place. A peaceful place. A place where a pleasant calm slowly takes you in-until you see ...

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Al principio, UC Berkeley fue un “gran choque cultural” para Michael Piña, un nativo de Kerman del central San Joaquin Valley. "La población hispana estaba completamente ausente", recordó Piña de sus primeros días como estudiante de la Universidad de California en Berkeley, "y fue realmente impactante para mí cuántos estudiantes de mi comunidad y con una identidad similar a la mía no están en ...

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California voters who are unaffiliated with a political party will be able to participate in the Democratic presidential primary next year, but they will be prohibited from casting ballots for President Donald Trump or any possible Republican challenger, according to information released Monday by state elections officials. Those rules are made by the individual political ...

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LOS ANGELES - Firefighters were battling a brush fire Monday that quickly chewed through at least 30 acres in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades section, burning dangerously close to multimillion-dollar homes in a hillside neighborhood. Firefighters responded about 10:40 a.m. Monday to the blaze, which erupted near 500 N. Palisades Drive. The fire, initially reported as about one acre in size, ...

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WASHINGTON - Justin Trudeau's ruling Liberal Party was on track to lose roughly half a dozen seats in Atlantic Canada, as expected, as results began to roll in for what is poised to be one of the closest elections in the country's history. The Liberals have won or were leading in 24 of 32 districts, according to preliminary results from Elections Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. The ...

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A coalition of consumer groups that has questioned the safety of the nation's increasingly crowded airline cabins and shrinking seats is calling federal safety tests scheduled for next month outdated. With airlines squeezing smaller seats in each cabin, federal regulations adopted last year required the Federal Aviation Administration to study whether the size of airlines seats should be ...

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COSTA MESA, Calif. - The Los Angeles Chargers' patched-up offensive line took another hit when Forrest Lamp was diagnosed with a broken right fibula, ending his season. He was injured Sunday in the team's 23-20 loss at Tennessee. Lamp was making his second career start, playing left guard after Mike Pouncey was lost for the season because of a neck injury. "Tough break for him," coach Anthony ...

Johnson plows on after speaker blocks Brexit deal vote LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative government on Monday plowed on with its plan to conclude Brexit by Oct. 31, despite being blocked by the parliamentary speaker from from holding a vote on its Brexit deal. Jacob Rees-Mogg, Johnson's leader in the Commons, parliament's elected main house, told lawmakers that the ...

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WASHINGTON - Democratic lawmakers are increasingly demanding that U.S. authorities investigate allegations raised in a recent magazine article that traders might be using nonpublic government information to reap huge illegal profits, even as the exchange where the transactions purportedly took place called the story "patently false." In a Monday letter, 14 Democratic senators urged the heads ...

WASHINGTON - Several prominent Minnesota businesses are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to block a Trump administration plan to allow deportation of residents brought into the country illegally as children. Best Buy, Target, Ecolab, Cargill, UnitedHealth Group and C.H. Robinson are among thousands of American companies signed on individually or through trade groups to a friend of the court brief ...

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs appear to have dodged a bullet on quarterback Patrick Mahomes' right knee injury, which he suffered in Thursday night's 30-6 win over the Denver Broncos. Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder on Monday provided an update on Mahomes' MRI procedure, which was administered Friday, and sounded highly encouraged with the results. "That turned out as ...

WASHINGTON - Several prominent Minnesota businesses are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to block a Trump administration plan to allow deportation of residents brought into the country illegally as children. Best Buy, Target, Ecolab, Cargill, UnitedHealth Group and C.H. Robinson are among thousands of American companies signed on individually or through trade groups to a friend of the court brief ...

Zion Williamson's injury is actually much worse than initially thought. The jumping phenomenon and first overall pick underwent surgery Monday to repair a torn meniscus, leaving him with a recovery timetable of 6-to-8 weeks, the team announced. Williamson sat out the final preseason game Friday at the Garden with what the Pelicans identified as "knee soreness," and reports at the time ...

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Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg continued with his recent public openness campaign on Monday when he reiterated what he said was the social-media giant's commitment to free expression amid criticism about his company's role in political campaigns. "I get that a lot of people are angry at us," Zuckerberg said in an interview with NBC News. "Part of growing up for me has just been ...

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - SkyWater Technology Inc., the biggest maker of semiconductors in Minnesota, is adding a third clean room that will allow it to build smaller chips and ones designed for outer space. Construction just started at the factory in Bloomington, just a few blocks from the Mall of America, on the addition. "It's exciting to be putting shovels in the ground," Tom Sonderman, ...

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It's likely you received another rude surprise when you opened your latest home insurance bill this year. Rates for most Florida homeowners are continuing to rise despite reforms enacted last spring by the state legislature that were intended to curtail abusive lawsuits by third-party repair contractors and their attorneys. Instead of decreasing, the number of lawsuits filed against insurance ...

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INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As the need for wildlife conservation grows exponentially, the Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation, elevates a message of hope for our planet. Today, Indianapolis Prize officials announced 31 global leaders in the field as Nominees for the 2020 award. These men and women are at the forefront of innovative research, scientific advances and incredible efforts bringing animals back from the brink of extinction.

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CARMEL, Ind., Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- KAR Auction Services Inc. d/b/a KAR Global (NYSE: KAR) announces three additions to its board of directors -- expanding board diversity and cross-industry expertise. Stefan Jacoby has more than 30 years of automotive industry experience, most recently in mobility ventures. Over his 20-year career, David DiDomenico has managed investment portfolios at various financial firms. Mary Ellen Smith brings extensive knowledge of global operations and digital transformation from her 20 years at Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard.

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MUNCIE, Ind., Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MFSF), the holding company of MutualBank (the "Bank"), announced today record quarterly net income available to common shareholders for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 was $6.1 million, or $0.71 diluted earnings per common share. This compared to net income available to common shareholders for the same period in 2018 of $5.4 million, or $0.62 diluted earnings per common share. Net income for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 represents an annualized return on average assets of 1.18% and return on average tangible common equity of 12.65% compared to 1.07% and 12.92%, respectively, for the same period of last year.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The World Series begins Tuesday. In Washington, the clocks, if not impeachment inquiries, have stopped. The city's lost-and-found baseball team, the Nationals, are in the Fall Classic for the first time in 86 years. And in Northern Virginia, not far from the District, Frank "Hondo" Howard, the iconic Senators slugger, 6 feet, 7 inches of beloved launch pad, 48 homers one ...

More than two decades after the charter law in Pennsylvania was passed, school choice remains the center of a lively but largely unresolved debate - one that has taken on new shapes. "School choice" used to be synonymous with vouchers, but that is no longer the case, at least in Pennsylvania. Now, the state offers a range of public education options: district schools, brick-and-mortar charter ...

Seven years ago this month, Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast of the United States, killing more than 150 people and causing about $70 billion in damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure. Governments and individuals responded with an outpouring of support for the devastated communities and funds for relief and rebuilding. The federal government alone provided a remarkable $50 ...

Q: My normally happy 6-year-old son has recently started incorporating death and war-like games into his imaginative play. He isn't and has never been a mean-spirited child, but his dad and I just divorced (amicably), and I feel like he's having trouble dealing with it. For example, he has started telling me he feels stupid. Can you recommend something I can do, or should I have him talk to ...