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10 librarians each receive $5,000 prize

NEW YORK – A Pittsburgh librarian who advocates for immigrants and refugees and a librarian from rural North Carolina who helps patrons navigate the internet are among 10 winners of the I Love My Librarian Award. The awards were announced Tuesday by the American Library Association. Winners, each of whom receive $5,000, are nominated by local library users. Winners include Nancy Daniel of Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, North Carolina, and Paula Kelly of Pittsburgh’s Whitehall Public Library. Also cited were Ginny Blackson from Ellensburg, Washington; Joy Bridwell of…

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Vandal urinates on Brooklyn church statues, smashes them in possible hate crime: cops

Police say video shows the man standing by the figures shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday in front of Our Lady of Consolation Roman Catholic Church on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg. (DCPI) A vandal urinated on two religious statues outside a Brooklyn church before smashing them to the ground, in an incident caught on video that police are investigating as a hate crime, authorities said on Monday. The video shows the man with his hands near his pants standing by the figures shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday in front of Our…

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South Korea says no timeframe set for visit by Kim Jong Un

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – South Korea’s president said Tuesday no timeframe has been set for a historic visit to Seoul by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un despite both hoping it will take place this year. President Moon Jae-in said more important than the timing of the visit is that it would accelerate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and give impetus to talks between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump. “Ever since South and North Korea were divided into two countries, this will be the first time that a…

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Quarterbacks Tagovailoa, Murray and Haskins named Heisman Trophy finalists

FROM LEFT: Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins (AP Photo/Butch Dill) NEW YORK – Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy, ensuring a quarterback will win the award for the 16th time in the last 19 years. The finalists were announced Monday, hours after the deadline for 928 voters, including former winners, to submit their ballots. Tagovailoa has been the favorite for most of the season, but Murray and Haskins finished…

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Rare December tornadoes reported in central US; 1 dead

Tiffani Bailey carries an enlarged wedding photo of her grandparents, Charles and Betty Bailey, from the debris of her destroyed home in Taylorville. Bailey, who was in the trailer with her son and mom when it was hit, damaged her ribs and needed more than 30 stitches. “It’s a miracle I’m alive. I was in this trailer when it got hit. I lost everything, though. I got nothing,” she said. (Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP) TAYLORVILLE, Ill. – Central Illinois residents assessed the damage Monday after rare December tornadoes,…

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CIA Director Gina Haspel to brief Senate leaders on Khashoggi murder, source says

CIA Director Gina Haspel is expected to brief Senate leaders Tuesday, according to a source. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File) CIA Director Gina Haspel is expected to brief leaders of multiple Senate committees Tuesday about the October murder of Saudi activist and writer Jamal Khashoggi, a source told Fox News. The source said the briefing will include leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Armed Services Committee and Appropriations Committee. Haspel did not attend a briefing about Khashoggi’s killing that was given to all senators last week by Defense Secretary…

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George H.W. Bush’s funeral to include eulogies from George W. Bush, Jon Meacham, others

Former President George W. Bush will remember his spunky and adventurous late father George H.W. Bush — the nation’s 41st president — at a funeral service held in the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday. Bush was the last person to speak with his dad on Nov. 30. George H.W. Bush told his son, “I love you, too” with his last dying breath. In a statement released late that night, Bush hailed his father as a “man of the highest character” and “the best dad.” GEORGE H.W. BUSH’S FUNERAL, MEMORIAL SERVICES: EVERYTHING YOU NEED…

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The Dodge Charger proves you can still sell big cars, here’s why

2019 Dodge Charger R/T Full-size American cars are going extinct, but a couple of dinosaurs are hanging in there. While the Ford Taurus and Chevrolet Impala are set to be discontinued next year in favor of SUVs, the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 continue to thrive, with over 72,000 and 43,000 sold through November. This despite the fact that they are among the oldest new cars on sale today, and share a platform that dates back to 2011. Both totals are down a little from last year, but the Charger…

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President George H.W. Bush’s casket headed to US Capitol

The body of former President George H.W. Bush will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol on Monday as his family and Americans mourn the loss of the 41st U.S. president. Bush’s casket, along with members of the Bush family, arrived at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. The casket was flown in from Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, a Texas Air National Guard base. Bush’s body will be transported to the U.S. Capitol, where he will lie in state in the building’s rotunda until Wednesday morning. To lie in state…

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Toddler in remission gets Make-A-Wish Disney dream trip

A Connecticut family’s recent Make-A-Wish trip to Disney was a dream come true for many reasons, but they were especially thankful to be there with their 3-year-old whose cancer is now in remission. Chloe Clemens was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma at just 9-months-old, Fox 61 reported. “We knew about Make-A-Wish, but you just never really think it’ll be your kid who gets sick,” Leigh Clemens, Chloe’s mom, told the news outlet. “But it was just something really special to look forward to, and talk about with Chloe that she…

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