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  • Entertainment

    Matthew McConaughey teaching filmmaking course at Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Matthew McConaughey is heading back to school this fall to teach a course on filmmaking at the University of Texas at Austin.The university says in a social media post that the Oscar winner will teach at his alma mater...

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  • News

    Man accused in Jewish Center bomb plot faces new charge

    MIAMI (AP) A South Florida man accused of trying to detonate a bomb at a synagogue and Jewish school during Passover observances is facing a new charge.The U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami reports in a news release that 40-year-old James Medina...

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  • Business

    Illinois lawmakers, governor OK stopgap spending deal

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Illinois lawmakers approved a partial spending plan Thursday that would ensure schools stay open another year and give colleges and human service programs funding for six months, a rare bipartisan accomplishment but one...

    By Ivan Moreno And John O'connor, Associated Press|

  • Business

    The Latest: Budget deal draws handful of 'no' votes

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) The Latest on Illinois lawmakers' attempts to approve a stopgap state budget and money for schools (all times local):5:15 p.m.The partial-year budget the Illinois General Assembly sent to Gov. Bruce Rauner drew only a...

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  • Environment

    A presidential bar and more: Cleveland for conventioneers

    CLEVELAND (AP) Conventioneers, political geeks and others heading to the GOP convention in Cleveland, take note: With seven presidents born in Ohio, there's a lot of history here.But what might be the most intriguing presidential-themed site in...

    By Beth J. Harpaz, AP Travel Editor|

  • News

    School asks judge to stay order in transgender bathroom case

    GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) A Virginia school board is asking a federal judge not to force it to allow a transgender teen to use the boys bathroom when school resumes this fall.U.S. District Court Judge Robert G. Doumar ordered last week that the...

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  • Entertainment

    In New Mexico, New Deal legacy gets a second look

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) Amid the misery of the Great Depression, Rupert Lopez gratefully worked for $1 a day for the Civilian Conservation Corps, making adobe-block walls for a new regional National Park Service administration building in Santa Fe,...

    By Morgan Lee, Associated Press|

  • News

    New York's FDR Library to mark 75th anniversary

    HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in New York is marking its 75th anniversary this week with a series of events.The nation's first presidential library was officially dedicated on June 30, 1941, in...

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  • Business

    The Latest: Illinois lawmakers pressing toward budget deal

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) The Latest on Illinois negotiations on a stopgap spending plan during the budget standoff (all times local):6:30 p.m.Illinois Republican senators say lawmakers are nearing an agreement on a six-month budget plan and a...

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  • News

    Oklahoma teachers fight education cuts by winning elections

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A group of teachers, parents and other supporters of public education working to elect like-minded candidates to the Oklahoma Legislature passed their first test at the ballot box on Tuesday with flying colors.Candidates the...

    By Sean Murphy, Associated Press|

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