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SHAMOKIN — It was a bittersweet moment as city officials and state Rep. Kurt Masser (R-107) stood in a vacant lot at Rock and Cameron streets on a cloudy Monday morning, watching an excavator claw rip into a wall at the former Shroyer dress factory building.

CATAWISSA RR — Twenty-one Southern Columbia Area School District residents attended a meeting Monday that lasted nearly four hours to discus ways to counteract bullying and revise the district’s anti-bullying policy.

SHAMOKIN — The Salvation Army Family Store marked its official grand opening on Monday at its new location, 8 E. Independence St., with a 9:45 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony and the store’s opening at 10 a.m.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi said during a debate with her African-American Democratic opponent Tuesday night that she apologizes to people who were offended when she complimented a supporter by saying she would attend a "public hanging" if the suppo…

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NEW YORK (AP) — For the past decade, Sheryl Sandberg has been the poised, reliable second-in-command to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, helping steer Facebook's rapid growth around the world, while also cultivating her brand in ways that hint at aspirations well beyond the social network.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Moments before her ex-fiance fatally shot her in the parking lot of the hospital where she worked, a Chicago doctor called 911 to report that she had spotted the man and feared for her life, police said Tuesday.

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PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The seaside town where the Pilgrims came ashore in 1620 is gearing up for a 400th birthday bash, and everyone's invited — especially the native people whose ancestors wound up losing their land and lives.

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HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has ordered the U.S. government not to enforce a ban on asylum for people who cross the southern border illegally, another court setback for the Trump administration's efforts to impose new immigration restrictions without congressional approval.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Ex-Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police during an investigation of the handling of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar — the third current or former campus official other than Nassar to face criminal charges in the scandal.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Andrew Turner was driving Iowa's Democratic candidate for state auditor back to Des Moines last month when a potential presidential contender called to make an introduction. It was one of many such overtures the 23-year-old has fielded.

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PHOENIX (AP) — A German shepherd snarled traffic as it loped on and off two Phoenix freeways during Tuesday morning's commute before it was captured by a state trooper who was bit on the hand while grabbing its collar.

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has named nine dynamic community leaders as winners of the 2019 Michael Rubinger Community Fellowship award.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Trump-allied Republican Ron DeSantis was formally elected governor of Florida and outgoing Gov. Rick Scott elected U.S. senator on Tuesday when the state certified election results two weeks after tight margins prompted tumultuous recounts.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh bank employee who said on social media that a man who drove through a crowd of protesters should have used a bus instead of a car is claiming in a federal lawsuit that she was fired because she's white.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — California billionaire Tom Steyer made another move Tuesday toward launching a potential 2020 presidential bid with an announcement that he's planning to return to early-voting South Carolina next month for an event in Charleston.