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  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a 1-year-old girl has drowned in a bucket of water at her family’s home in the western Alaska village of Kotlik.

    The girl was pronounced dead at the village clinic shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday after CPR efforts

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  • By Tim Ghianni

    NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) – Tennessee death row inmates whose execution dates have been set filed suit on Friday against the state to stop it from using the electric chair.

    “It was filed because the state of Tennessee stands alone as the only

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  • WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A reigning North Dakota teacher of the year was charged Friday with five felony counts for allegedly having sexual contact with a female student more than five years ago.

    A complaint filed in East Central District Court charges Aaron Knodel, an English teacher at

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  • MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A Russian student who went missing in Grand Teton National Park has been found dead.

    The body of 20-year-old Aleksandr “Sasha” Sagiev was found in the park Friday. The student from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, was reported missing Monday after going for a

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  • BOSTON (AP) — The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire said Friday they were optimistic the long-running family dispute that has hobbled the Market Basket supermarket chain will be resolved, perhaps as soon as this weekend, with an agreement to sell it to its ousted CEO.

    In a

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World News

  • By Oliver Holmes and Jason Szep

    BEIRUT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It was just after midnight on July 4 when at least two dozen U.S. Delta Force commandos arrived on heavily armed Black Hawk helicopters in Akrishi, a small town near the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa on the bank of the

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  • By Raheem Salman and Alexander Dziadosz

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Shi’ite militiamen machine gunned minority Sunni Muslims in a village mosque on Friday, killing dozens just as Baghdad was trying to build a cross-community government to fight Sunni militants whose rise has

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  • By Natalia Zinets and Dmitry Madorsky

    KIEV/DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia (Reuters) – The United States demanded Moscow remove an aid convoy it sent into rebel-held eastern Ukraine without permission on Friday, accusing Russia of a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of

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  • By Louis Charbonneau

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Britain, France and Germany have floated the idea of creating a monitoring and verification mechanism for any future ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to prevent future conflicts, a senior British

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  • By Oliver Holmes and Jason Szep

    BEIRUT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It was just after midnight on July 4 when at least two dozen U.S. Delta Force commandos arrived on heavily armed Black Hawk helicopters in Akrishi, a small town near the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa on the bank of the

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  • NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 17 points and the U.S. national team pulled away in the second half to beat Puerto Rico 112-86 on Friday night in its final home exhibition game before the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

    Derrick Rose came off the bench for the Americans, who used 12 of their 16 players and are expected to cut at least a couple of them on Saturday before departing for Spain. They will play a final exhibition game there against Slovenia and will need to have their final

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  • NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 17 points and the U.S. national team pulled away in the second half to beat Puerto Rico 112-86 on Friday night in its final home exhibition game before the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

    Derrick Rose came off the bench for the Americans, who used 12 of their 16 players and are expected to cut at least a couple of them on Saturday before departing for Spain. They will play a final exhibition game there against Slovenia and will need to have their final

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  • NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 17 points and the U.S. national team pulled away in the second half to beat Puerto Rico 112-86 on Friday night in its final home exhibition game before the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

    Derrick Rose came off the bench for the Americans, who used 12 of their 16 players and are expected to cut at least a couple of them on Saturday before departing for Spain. They will play a final exhibition game there against Slovenia and will need to have their final

    ...
  • NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 20 points and the U.S. national team pulled away in the second half to beat Puerto Rico 112-86 on Friday night in its final home exhibition game before the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

    Derrick Rose came off the bench for the Americans, who used 12 of their 16 players and are expected to cut at least a couple of them on Saturday before departing for Spain. They will play a final exhibition game there against Slovenia and will need to have their final

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  • CHICAGO (AP) — Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will soon have season-ending surgery on his injured right knee, according to multiple reports, a major blow to the team with the biggest division lead in the majors.

    Yahoo! Sports first reported Friday that the 22-year-old All-Star was done for the year.

    The Orioles began the day with a nine-game margin in the AL East.

    Machado is hitting .278 with 12 home runs and 32 RBIs in 82 games. Slugger Chris Davis,

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Religious News

  • JERUSALEM (BP) — In war-torn Gaza and Israel, Christians watch with anguish as violence ravages the innocent on both sides of the conflict. But this “season of weeping and mourning” is “not void of hope,” said Yohanna Katanacho, academic dean of Bethlehem Bible College and an “on call” pastor of Nazareth Baptist Church.

    “Our tears are the bridge between brutality and humanity,” Katanacho, who describes himself as an Arab

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  • SALT LAKE CITY (BP) — Jan Harding remains hospitalized indefinitely with ulcerated lye burns down the upper third of her esophagus but no longer faces a life-and-death struggle, her husband said during a press conference Thursday, Aug. 21.

    Jim Harding had no words of bitterness despite a number of media questions to elicit such a response.

    “I’m not angry,” Harding said at least twice. “I’m sad. We’re sad. We’re sad for

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  • EDITOR’S NOTE: Check Baptist Press on Monday for further updates.

    WASHINGTON (BP) — The Obama administration has issued new rules regarding its abortion/contraception mandate but again appears to have failed to satisfy the concerns of religious freedom advocates.

    A division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Friday (Aug. 22) the latest revision of the controversial regulations, which require employers to provide for their workers

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  • EDITOR’S NOTE: 2nd VIEW is a key Baptist Press story that has been posted within the past several days. For a listing of additional key stories in Baptist Press in recent days, always take a look at the daily [URL=http://bpnews.net/BPCollectionNews.asp?ID=178]RECENT NEWS[/URL] listing.

    Originally posted August 21, 2014

    NASHVILLE (BP) — Both Christian missionaries who contracted the Ebola virus while ministering to patients in Liberia have been

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  • RICHMOND, Mo. (BP) — Children have been carrying bags full of pennies, nickels and dimes into Vacation Bible School in order to donate to Southern Baptist missionaries for years. Many never see what happens through their gifts or who benefits from them.

    But that changed this year at the July VBS hosted by First Baptist Church of Richmond, Mo. The missionary-focused week included a visit from Kansas City church planter Kevin Barnes, who partners with the North American Mission

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