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Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jun. 07, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. June 4, 2021. Editorial: Nebraska, let’s nurture a sense of solidarity and economic advancement for all Words are important, but so is action. A year after the murder of George Floyd spurred a national discussion on how to...

2 polarizing populists vie in Peru's presidential runoff

Jun. 06, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The daughter of an imprisoned former president and a rural teacher-turned-political novice vied for Peru’s presidency Sunday in a tight presidential runoff held as the coronavirus pandemic continues to batter the Andean country. The polarizing...

Lindor scores winning run in 9th, Mets beat D-backs 7-6

Jun. 02, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The New York Mets have been waiting for Francisco Lindor to be himself on the baseball field. They're hoping the wait may be over. Lindor, signed to a $341 million, 10-year deal on April 1, had three hits and scored the winning run in the ninth inning in...

Idaho family says teacher had students push girl down stairs

Jun. 01, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Parents of a Twin Falls middle school student have filed a tort claim against the school district, contending that the girl was injured after a teacher instructed his students to push her down concrete stairs as part of a reenactment of a Shakespeare play. ...

Woman who identified predator in 1953 may finally get reward

May. 26, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

Connecticut legislators on Wednesday moved closer to making amends with a Hartford woman who helped in the identification, arrest and conviction of a man nearly 70 years ago, when she was a teenager who had been assaulted by him. The House of Representatives voted...

Withdrawal of pandemic welfare fuels poverty in Brazil

May. 25, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — The pandemic shantytown sprang up virtually overnight when people began using scavenged wooden boards to build shacks on a plot of empty land in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city. Geovani de Souza and his pregnant wife were among the 200 families who...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

May. 24, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. May 20, 2021. Editorial: Return of Standing Bear’s tomahawk can have important symbolic meaning Standing Bear, the revered leader of the Ponca tribe, placed enormous value on one of his possessions — his ceremonial pipe...

Albies hits 2 HRs, Acuña adds 15th shot, Braves top Pirates

May. 22, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ozzie Albies is feeling much better about Atlanta's lineup lately. Of course, helping the Braves hit a combined 10 homers in back-to-back lopsided wins certainly helps. Albies hit home runs from both sides of the plate and Ronald Acuña Jr. led off with...

New England Pats give flight to China's vaccine diplomacy

May. 21, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The New England Patriots' team plane has delivered 500,000 Chinese-made COVID vaccines to El Salvador — and in the process inadvertently inserted itself into a testy, geopolitical fight for influence in Latin America. The “Pats Plane” was greeted upon...

Ex-minister says Brazil leader didn't interfere on pandemic

May. 19, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A former health minister denied receiving any direct orders from President Jair Bolsonaro during his 10 months in the post, providing the first day of his Senate testimony Wednesday that analysts saw as an attempt to shield Brazil’s leader from any blame over the...