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Deborah Dicks Maxwell, President of the New Hanover County NAACP, speaks during a dedication ceremony for a new North Carolina highway historical marker to the 1898 Wilmington Coup in Wilmington, N.C., Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The marker stands outside the Wilmington Light Infantry building, the location where in 1898, white Democrats violently overthrew the fusion government of legitimately elected blacks and white Republicans in Wilmington. (Matt Born/The Star-News via AP)
Correction: Wilmington Coup Marker storyCorrection: Wilmington Coup Marker story
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
A woman walking the half mile from the Chicago Aquarium to the Adler Planetarium braces in a stiff wind and blowing snow off Lake Michigan, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Winter already? Snow, deep freeze from Rockies to East CoastAn arctic air mass that brought snow and ice to an area stretching from the Rocky Mountains to northern New England on Monday was poised to give way to record-breaking cold temperatures
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
FILE - This Oct. 24, 2011, file photo released by Utah Department of Corrections shows Utah death row inmate Ron Lafferty. Utah prison officials said Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, that Lafferty, a death-row inmate whose double-murder case was featured in the book "Under the Banner of Heaven" and who was nearing an execution by firing squad, has died of natural causes. (Utah Department of Corrections via AP, File)
Utah death-row inmate featured in best-selling book diesUtah prison officials say a death-row inmate whose double-murder case was featured in the book "Under the Banner of Heaven" and who was nearing an execution by firing squad has died of natural causes
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, instructors from Raphael House lead a classroom discussion about consent and healthy relationships with a class of sophomores at Central Catholic High School in Portland, Ore. Most young Americans believe in the value of higher education, but many also believe that a high school diploma alone is enough for success, and they view job training as better preparation than any type of college degree, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)
AP-NORC poll: Many youths say high school diploma is enoughAP-NORC poll: Most young Americans believe in the value of a college degree, but many also say a high school diploma is enough to succeed
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - This June 14, 2011, file photo, shows the pills of the drug Lipitor in Willingboro, N.J. Researchers examined records of people taking cholesterol-lowering medicine between 2005 and 2016, a few years after a big change in treatment guidelines. They found encouraging drops, suggesting the change may be paying off.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Cholesterol levels dropping in US, but many still need careNew research shows cholesterol levels are dropping in U.S., but more people need care
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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