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A hero comes home; Homes for Heroes gives veteran a new house

Cody Leake dedicated 10 years of his life to serving his country in the Marines.  Like many veterans he had a hard time acclimating to civilian life.  .

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Where inside your office you work could influence your decisions

Where you sit in an office building may influence the types of financial decisions you make. 

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5 things to know: Friday

5 things to know: Friday; Too close to call: Democrat could unseat Senator Cruz, DACA; worth the discussion, A hero comes home; Homes for Heros gives veteran a new house, Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case, The Latest: Trump claims vindication after memos released

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The Latest: Trump claims vindication after memos released

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The Justice Department has sent Congress confidential memos written by former FBI Director James Comey. More>>

DACA; worth the discussion Video included

Having these open conversations and fully understanding critical issues may be key. 

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INTERVIEW: Mayor Pope on Auditorium, Coliseum Video included

Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope explained why he thinks voters should decide to abandon the Municipal Coliseum and Auditorium. Watch our in-depth interview. 

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Too close to call: Democrat could unseat Senator Cruz Video included

According to a recent poll from Quinnipiac University for the Texas senate race, there is a three point difference between incumbent Ted Cruz and challenger, Beto O'Rourke. Senator Cruz, polled forty-seven percent of support from respondents, while forty-four percent favored the democratic congressman, Beto O'Rourke. Those numbers are within the three point six percent margin of error, so the race is too close too call six months away from the general election. 

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Lubbock Fire Rescue hosts area conference Video included

Lubbock Fire Rescue hosted hundreds of firefighters from Texas and New Mexico at its area conference.

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Lubbock Area Republican Women's Organization invites special speaker to meeting Video included

The Lubbock Area Republican Women's Organization invites a guest speaker to their April meeting, the President of Texas Federation of Republican Women, Karen Newton.

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Lemonade Day & First United Bank host Bank Loan Day

Lubbock Lemonade Day veteran and long time sponsor, First United Bank, hosts the sixth annual Bank Loan Day on Thursday, April 19th from 4-6pm at their 4th and Frankford location.

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'Go Red For Women' event raises heart health awareness

One woman is killed every 80 seconds due to cardiovascular disease, but 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented.

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12th annual 'Spring Strut for the Mutts' 2018

(Press Release) Join The Haven Animal Care Shelter for its biggest event of the year, the annual "Strut for the Mutts" on Saturday, April 21st!

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South Plains College to offer License to Carry class

(Press Release) South Plains College will offer the Texas License to Carry a Handgun class on May 5 (Saturday) in the Law Enforcement Technology building on the Levelland campus.

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South Plains College receives provisional accreditation for diesel technology program

(Press Release) South Plains College has been granted provisional accreditation for its diesel technology program through the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) Foundation, a national organization that sets the standards and oversees diesel equipment technology programs.

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Covenant Health Foundation presents 'Storytellers'

(Press Release) The Covenant Health Foundation is bringing to the Cactus Theater its annual fundraising event "Storytellers," now in its 17th year.

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Early voting begins Monday for city, school board races

Early voting for city elections begins Monday, April 23. The early vote runs through May 1. 

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Lubbock gas prices climb 11 cents over last week

Lubbock gas prices climbed 11 cents over the past week, now at an average of $2.48 per gallon of regular unleaded, according to AAA Texas.

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Two comedies battle in movie theaters this weekend Video included

A long-awaited sequel and an Amy Schumer-starring romantic comedy go head-to-head in Lubbock theaters this weekend. 

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Texas Tech receives Department of Education Title III, Title V designations

(Press Release) As an eligible institution under the Strengthening Institutions Program and the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program, Texas Tech will be eligible to apply for up to $8 million in funding.

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Texas Tech University hosts annual Spark Conference

The Texas Tech University Innovation Hub at Research Park will host its second annual Spark Conference to showcase innovators and startups while encouraging investment in West Texas.

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Flight cancellations reported for Southwest at Lubbock airport

The Lubbock airport reports Southwest is experiencing cancellations Thursday morning. 

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Holding off on rewards may help children be more successful

Teaching your children to wait for a reward, instead of being gratified instantly, may help them become more successful in life. 

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5 things to know: Thursday

5 things to know: Thursday; A look at the Municipal Coliseum and Auditorium before early voting begins, Barbara Bush's legacy continues to resonate, UPDATE: Fire quickly spread to three Lorenzo houses, FAA orders fan blade inspections after jet engine explosion, Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe 'bromance'

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Barbara Bush's legacy continues to resonate Video included

They kindly started replying and they began exchanging letters several times a year. 

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Secretary Perdue praises work on Farm Bill, rejects Chinese claims on tariffs

The Farm Bill cleared its first challenge Wednesday, passing through the ag committee.

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A look at the Municipal Coliseum and Auditorium before early voting begins Video included

Early voting for the city elections starts Monday. One vote on the ballot, if the city should abandon the Municipal Coliseum and Auditorium to Texas Tech.

For District 3 Councilman, Jeff Griffith, he grew up in Lubbock and spent many years at the Municipal Coliseum and Auditorium.

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UPDATE: Fire quickly spread to three Lorenzo houses Video included

The wind is to blame for a fire in Lorenzo jumping from building to building Tuesday. It destroyed at least one family's home.

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Shattered Dreams presentation Thursday, Friday at Frenship

You may notice more police officers at Frenship High School next few days. 

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Levelland woman found dead in Abilene

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A woman reported missing from Levelland has been found dead in Abilene.

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Hollis named Shallowater High principal

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Rob Hollis is the new principal for Shallowater High School. 

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Friends, leaders remember Barbara Bush

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We have reaction from Texas leaders on the passing of the Former First Lady.

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UPDATE: NM woman dead after SWAir Jet explosion

UPDATE: New Mexico resident Jennifer Riordan was killed after an engine exploded on the jet, sending shrapnel into a window on aisle 17. 

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Bird strike makes a second recent SWA flight incident

A Southwest Airlines flight was forced to land back in Nashville after a bird strike early this morning. 

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Study: Divorce is contagious

Divorce may be contagious, according to a study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

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Look Around Lubbock: all things cheese at Market Street Video included

April is grilled cheese month and Market Street is celebrating. Stop by every Saturday afternoon in the month of April for...

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Jet with engine, window damage makes emergency landing

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A Southwest Airlines plane has made an emergency landing at Philadelphia's airport, and video from the scene appears to show a damaged engine. More>>

5 things to know: Wednesday

5 things to know: Wednesday; Barbara Bush brought plainspoken, grandmotherly style to DC, Workforce Solutions relocation causes panic for some job seekers, China levies 179 percent tariff on American sorghum, Fire consumes three homes west of Lorenzo, Trump and Abe talk trade as well as relations with North Korea

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Workforce Solutions relocation causes panic for some job seekers Video included

The new location has some Lubbock residents worried that they are going to lose out on employment services and resources they need to stay afloat. The biggest issue is the limited transportation options. 

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Dr. Dean receives Mahon Award for Extraordinary Public Service Video included

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The Lubbock professional chapter of the Association for Women in Communications named iconic Texas Tech communicator Dr. Bill Dean its 2018 recipient of the George Mahon Award for Extraordinary Public Service.

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China levies 179 percent tariff on American sorghum Video included

The Chinese say the 179 percent tariff on American sorghum, set to go into effect Wednesday, is retaliation for Americans dumping sorghum in the Chinese market, hurting its farmers. 

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Fire consumes three homes west of Lorenzo Video included

A fire at the western edge of Lorenzo destroys three homes Tuesday afternoon.

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Zhaire Smith hires agent, prepares for NBA Draft

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Zhaire Smith wrote on twitter he's hired an agent as he prepares to enter the NBA Draft.

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Texas Tech faculty members on flight that blew engine

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A Texas Tech statement confirms the faculty members and their families are all safe. 

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Mayor Pope to host 'Coffee with the Mayor'

Mayor Dan Pope will host a Coffee with the Mayor on Tuesday, April 24. The meeting will be held at the United Supermarket located at 6313 4th Street and is scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m.

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5 things to know: Tuesday

5 things to know: Tuesday; Lawmakers contemplate U.S. involvement in Syria, Former U.S. Ambassadors on International conflicts, Time is ticking for late tax filers?, Game wardens arrest pair connected to Lynn County poaching case, Slain Officer Floyd East Jr. buried at sea in Florida?

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Silver Alert for missing Carlsbad man

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Carlsbad, NM Police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing man, Frederick Mize.

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Time is ticking for late tax filers Video included

If you don't file a tax return or an extension request you could be penalized 5% of the unpaid balance per month up to 25%, penalties can be waved if you can show a reasonable cause for not paying or filing. 

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The Latest: No immediate ruling on FBI raid of Trump lawyer

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Lawyers for President Donald Trump's personal attorney say investigators "took everything" during raids last week on his residence and office. More>>

Slain Officer Floyd East Jr. buried at sea in Florida Video included

The ashes of Texas Tech police Officer Floyd East, Junior have been scattered at sea.

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Former U.S. Ambassadors on International conflicts Video included

The years long civil war and the International interventions in Syria, and the looming trade war with China were big topics at Texas Tech. It is International week which brought former ambassadors to help understand just how complex these problems really are. 

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LFR is investigating 'incendiary fire' of former Villa Town Motel Video included

Lubbock Fire Rescue is on scene responding to a large fire at Ave Q and 54th St.

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Game wardens arrest pair connected to Lynn County poaching case Video included

Lubbock district game wardens have filed multiple charges against two men for their alleged role in the illegal killing of three mule deer bucks in Western Lynn County.

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LPD: Unidentified suspects bought pizza using stolen card

Lubbock police is asking for the public's help in identifying a pair seen making unauthorized purchases using someone else's debit and credit cards.

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Texas man found guilty in death, dismemberment of TWU student

(AP) — A Texas jury on Monday convicted a man of killing a college student who was found dismembered, burned and with her heart cut out — rejecting a defense attorney’s argument that her client panicked only after the woman died during consensual sex.

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Hockley County Sheriff seeks information on missing woman

(Press Release) The Hockley County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding an individual reported missing on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Investigators received information from the Levelland Police Department after a relative reported Jeannie Quinn, 20, missing.

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Museum of Texas Tech University celebrates nature and creation

The Museum of Texas Tech University and the College of Education will host the next event in the “Museum by Night: Illuminating Ideas”series at 6 p.m. Thursday (April 19).

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National Ranching Heritage Center hosts 48th annual Ranch Day

(Press Release) More than 5,000 visitors are expected for a day of fun at the ranch during the 48th Annual Ranch Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) on the Texas Tech University campus.

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Campisi's Lubbock is closed, effective immediately

Campisi's Lubbock location is now permanently closed. After more than two years, the Italian restaurant located at 82nd and Quaker has shut down, effective immediately.

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Texas Tech receives STARS Bronze rating for sustainability achievements

(Press Release) Texas Tech University has earned a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) Bronze rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

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Four area schools ranked among top in Texas

Four area schools are ranked among some of the Top School Districts in Texas for 2018 by Backgroundchecks.org.

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New traffic signal at MLK and 49th St

The City of Lubbock has completed the installation of a new emergency vehicle traffic signal at 49th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 

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Western Texas College named one of the most admired colleges to watch

(Press Release) International education magazine The Knowledge Review has named Western Texas College one of “The 10 Most Admired Universities and Colleges to Watch” for 2018.

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FISD hosting annual Showcase of Visual and Performing Arts

(Press Release) The Frenship ISD Fine Arts Department invites the community to the eleventh annual Showcase of the Visual and Performing Arts scheduled for April 17-27 at the FHS Performing Arts Center.

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All Saints' senior to sign with Trinity University

(Press Release) All Saints senior Luke Stuart will sign to play college basketball at Trinity University of San Antonio at 9:30 a.m. Friday (April 20) in All Saints’ Patriot Gym, 3222 103rd Street.

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Plane crash kills two in Parmer County

An airplane crashed Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. in Parmer County, eight miles west of Friona. The aircraft failed to return after taking off from owners residence and was last seen about 8:30 p.m. in flight west of Friona.

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5 things to know: Monday

5 things to know: Monday; Danger is always lurking within social media and mobile apps, Young entrepreneur creates 3D printed earrings, One year anniversary of Dimmitt tornado; why it should serve as a reminder, Comey says it possible Russians have leverage over Trump, US to hit Russia with new sanctions for aiding Syria's Assad

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Things to know about former first lady Barbara Bush Video included

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Spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush in failing health Video included

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A family spokesman says former first lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" and won't seek additional medical treatment. More>>

Clayton Hatfield prepares for return after season of nagging injury Video included

After a year dealing with a nagging injury, Clayton Hatfield is back to work, getting ready for September first. "Looking back you can say should have, would've, could have, but I feel like some of those games I wasn't one hundred percent," said Hatfield. "I should have just taken one more week, gotten back into it and I would've been a little bit better."

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Young entrepreneur creates 3D printed earrings Video included

Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy teaches middle and high schoolers how to start their own business. They are given the opportunity to pitch their plan to local investors and compete in regional and national competitions.

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PetFest 2018 raises money for Lubbock Aquarium Video included

From cats and dogs to farm and exotic animals, it was all about your pets this weekend.

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Trump claims success in Syria, but chemical weapons remain Video included

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President Donald Trump has announced that the U.S., France and Britain together launched military strikes in Syria. More>>

Trump vows to back law to protect marijuana industry

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A Republican senator says President Trump has promised to support legislation protecting the marijuana industry in states that have legalized the drug. More>>

Trump: US, allied strikes aimed at Syria's chemical weapons Video included

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President Donald Trump puts off a final decision on possible military strikes against Syria after tweeting earlier Thursday that they could happen "very soon or not so soon at all.". More>>

The Latest: Russia: Missiles aimed at Syrian air base downed

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President Donald Trump is set to address the nation Friday night amid anticipation of a retaliatory strike for an apparent Syrian chemical weapon attack last week. More>>

Syrians gather in capital in defiance after airstrikes

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Russia's Lavrov: Suspected chemical attack in Syria a 'fabrication' made with help of unspecified foreign intel agency. More>>

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  • A hero comes home; Homes for Heroes gives veteran a new house

    A hero comes home; Homes for Heroes gives veteran a new house

    Cody Leake dedicated 10 years of his life to serving his country in the Marines.  Like many veterans he had a hard time acclimating to civilian life.  .

    Cody Leake dedicated 10 years of his life to serving his country in the Marines.  Like many veterans he had a hard time acclimating to civilian life.  .

  • 5 things to know: Friday

    5 things to know: Friday

    5 things to know: Friday; Too close to call: Democrat could unseat Senator Cruz, DACA; worth the discussion, A hero comes home; Homes for Heros gives veteran a new house, Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case, The Latest: Trump claims vindication after memos released

    5 things to know: Friday; Too close to call: Democrat could unseat Senator Cruz, DACA; worth the discussion, A hero comes home; Homes for Heros gives veteran a new house, Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case, The Latest: Trump claims vindication after memos released

  • DACA; worth the discussion

    DACA; worth the discussion

    Having these open conversations and fully understanding critical issues may be key. 

    Having these open conversations and fully understanding critical issues may be key. 

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  • Deputies shot through restaurant window; sheriff blames hate

    Deputies shot through restaurant window; sheriff blames hate

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:17 AM EDT2018-04-20 12:17:27 GMT
    Authorities identify dead shooter of two Florida sheriff's deputies were fatally shot through the window of a Chinese restaurant.
    Authorities identify dead shooter of two Florida sheriff's deputies were fatally shot through the window of a Chinese restaurant.
  • Alabama mail-bomber the oldest executed in US modern times

    Alabama mail-bomber the oldest executed in US modern times

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:17 AM EDT2018-04-20 12:17:22 GMT
    (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP). This photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Walter Leroy Moody. A federal appeals court has rejected the death row inmate's argument that Moody must serve out his federal sentence befor...(Alabama Department of Corrections via AP). This photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Walter Leroy Moody. A federal appeals court has rejected the death row inmate's argument that Moody must serve out his federal sentence befor...
    Alabama man convicted in 1989 mail-bomb slaying of federal judge is executed, oldest prisoner put to death in US since it resumed carrying out the death penalty in 1970s.
    Alabama man convicted in 1989 mail-bomb slaying of federal judge is executed, oldest prisoner put to death in US since it resumed carrying out the death penalty in 1970s.
  • Barbara Bush believed literacy could cure other ills

    Barbara Bush believed literacy could cure other ills

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:17 AM EDT2018-04-20 12:17:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Luc Novovitch, File). FILE - In this May 16, 1994 file photo, former first lady Barbara Bush reads to a group of children at the Clinton Family Inn, a shelter run by Homes for the Homeless in New York. Promoting literacy was a longtime cause ...(AP Photo/Luc Novovitch, File). FILE - In this May 16, 1994 file photo, former first lady Barbara Bush reads to a group of children at the Clinton Family Inn, a shelter run by Homes for the Homeless in New York. Promoting literacy was a longtime cause ...
    Barbara Bush came up with the idea of focusing on literacy as first lady during a jog in 1978, the year her husband considered his first run for president.
    Barbara Bush came up with the idea of focusing on literacy as first lady during a jog in 1978, the year her husband considered his first run for president.
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