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May 27, the Golden Gate Bridge opens

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Today is Monday, May 27, the 148th day of 2024. There are 218 days left in the year.

The dreams of a 60-year-old beauty contestant come to an abrupt end in Argentina

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A 60-year-old woman saw her dreams of becoming the oldest Miss Universe contestant in history melt away in a haze of sequins and selfies Saturday at Argentina’s annual beauty pageant.

Globe-trotting anthropologist who drew comparisons to Indiana Jones dies at age 94

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Schuyler Jones, a globe-trotting American anthropologist and adventurer whose exploits drew comparisons to iconic movie character Indiana Jones, has died. He was 94.

Trump, accustomed to friendly crowds, confronts repeated booing during Libertarian convention speech

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was booed repeatedly while addressing the Libertarian Party National Convention on Saturday night, with many in the crowd shouting insults and decrying him for things like his COVID-19 policies, running up towering federal deficits and lying about his political record.

A 19th century flag disrupts leadership at an Illinois museum and prompts a state...

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is once again under the spotlight after a manager failed to consult a collections committee before purchasing a 21-star flag whose description as a rare banner marking Illinois’ 1818 admission to the Union is disputed.

What comes next for Ohio’s teacher pension fund? Prospects of a ‘hostile takeover’ are...

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A battle is under way for the future of Ohio’s $94 billion teacher pension fund, as would-be reformers’ attempts to deliver long-promised benefits to retirees with the help of an aggressive investment firm touting an untested AI-driven trading strategy face intense scrutiny.

At least 9 dead in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas after severe weather roars across...

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Powerful storms have left at least nine people dead in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas and a trail of destruction. Tens of thousands of people remained without power Sunday after destructive winds and reported tornadoes obliterated homes and destroyed a truck stop in Texas where dozens of people had rushed to take shelter. Storms also caused wide damage in Oklahoma. Officials said multiple people were transported to hospitals by ambulance and helicopter in the Texas county of Denton but did not immediately know the full extent of injuries.

Voting rights advocates ask federal judge to toss Ohio voting restrictions they say violate...

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voting rights advocates asked a federal judge on Friday to strike down restrictions contained in Ohio’s sweeping 2023 election law that they say restrict a host of trusted individuals from helping voters with disabilities cast absentee ballots.

Independent booksellers continued to expand in 2023, with more than 200 new stores opening

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NEW YORK (AP) — Three years ago, Erin Decker was a middle school librarian in Kissimmee, Florida, increasingly frustrated by the state’s book bans and worried that she couldn’t make a difference remaining in her job.

Sam Butcher, artist who created Precious Moments figurines of teardrop-eyed children, dies at 85

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CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) — Sam Butcher, the artist who created the Precious Moments figurines depicting angelic teardrop-eyed children, has died. He was 85.