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Tea party 2.0? Conservatives get organized in school battles

MEQUON, Wis. ((DailyNews)) — A loose network of conservative groups with ties to major Republican donors and party-aligned think tanks is quietly lending firepower to local activists engaged in culture …

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Gaps in US wildfire smoke warning network leave many exposed

BILLINGS, Mont. ((DailyNews)) — Huge gaps between air quality sensors in the western U.S. have created blind spots in the warning system for wildfire smoke plumes sweeping North America this …

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Jimmy Carter, trounced in 1980, gets fresh look from history

ATLANTA ((DailyNews)) — Jimmy Carter is sometimes called a better former president than he was president. Nodding to Carter’s decades of work as a globe-trotting humanitarian but with a glaring …

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Ex-Nissan exec Kelly wants boardroom, not criminal, trial

TOKYO ((DailyNews)) — Nearly three years later, former Nissan executive Greg Kelly is still wondering why the questions that led to his arrest and trial in Japan weren’t simply taken …

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Russia was ready for Taliban’s win due to longtime contacts

MOSCOW ((DailyNews)) — When the Taliban swept over Afghanistan, Russia was ready for the rapid developments after working methodically for years to lay the groundwork for relations with the group …

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Booming Colo. town asks, ‘Where will water come from?’

GREELEY, Colo. ((DailyNews)) — “Go West, young man,″ Horace Greeley famously urged. The problem for the northern Colorado town that bears the 19th-century newspaper editor’s name: Too many people have …

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