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Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

National | January 18, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
DeVos won’t undo public education
WASHINGTON — In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to dismantle public schools amid questions by Democrats about her qualifications, political donations and longtime work advocating for charter schools and school choice.

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National | January 18, 2017
Interior nominee: Climate change real
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect’s claim that climate change is a hoax, saying it is indisputable that environmental changes are affecting the world’s temperature and human activity is a major reason.

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National | January 18, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Pence promises strong infrastructure backing
NEW YORK — Vice President-elect Mike Pence pledged to a group of mayors that the Trump administration will make a serious investment in infrastructure, and he told diplomats that Trump and his incoming team share “a commitment to engage with all of the world.”

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Local News | January 18, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Philly man faces felony riot charge
By Jim Smith, Eagle Staff Writer

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National | January 18, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
TOWER FOR TRUMP
Inaugural address historic event
WASHINGTON — Tradition suggests it’s time for Donald Trump to set aside the say-anything speaking style and rise to the inaugural moment.

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Local News | January 18, 2017
KC man killed in car crash
CONCORD TWP — A 25-year-old Karns City man was killed late Tuesday night when his car slammed into a utility pole and tree in the 1600 block of Route 38, authorities said.

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Local News | January 18, 2017
Authority prepares for natural gas buses
BUTLER TWP — The Butler Transit Authority is moving forward with plans to renovate its bus facility in Butler Township to accommodate compressed natural gas buses.

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Local News | January 18, 2017
Police: Mother gave son pills
CRANBERRY TWP — Police say a township woman endangered her child's safety after allegedly giving him antidepressant pills.

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Local News | January 18, 2017
Inmate count may not be affected
The pending closure of state prisons may not impact the Butler County Prison inmate population.

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Local News | January 18, 2017
Man charged in assault case
CRANBERRY TWP — An Allegheny County man faces charges of assault and harassment after allegedly punching his girlfriend last month.

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National | January 18, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Manning clemency puts focus on Assange
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning’s sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker’s case: Julian Assange.

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Local News | January 18, 2017
Woman faces theft charges
CRANBERRY TWP — A Beaver County woman Friday waived felony and misdemeanor charges after allegedly stealing money from Wal-Mart through deception.

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Pennsylvania | January 18, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
4th attorney general since August sworn in
HARRISBURG — The fourth person to serve as Pennsylvania’s attorney general since August was sworn in Tuesday, promising to make integrity a priority at the scandal-plagued agency.

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International | January 18, 2017
‘Big victory’ reported for Iraqi forces
BAGHDAD — U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops announced today they were in “full control” of eastern Mosul, after routing Islamic State militants from that part of the northern city almost exactly three months since the major operation started.

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International | January 18, 2017
Turkey arrests 27 with links to Dec. 31 attack
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish police rounded up 27 people linked to the suspected gunman in Istanbul’s New Year’s Eve nightclub attack and the justice minister said today that the capture of the suspect will lead to a better understanding of the Islamic State group’s operations in Turkey.

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National | January 18, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Mom charged with taking kids in 1985
WARWICK, R.I. — A mother charged with snatching her two daughters from Rhode Island in 1985 is scheduled to appear before a judge Wednesday after police found the three living in the Houston area.

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National | January 18, 2017
Ocean tragedy underscores need for greater awareness
SALEM, Ore. — One moment, Jayson Thomas was on the Oregon beach with his 3-year-old son. The next, they were gone, swept away by a “sneaker wave” as his wife looked on.

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National | January 18, 2017
Prosecutor: Gunman's widow knew of attack
OAKLAND, Calif. — The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time, prosecutors said Tuesday as she appeared in court to face charges of aiding and abetting her husband in the months before the rampage last June that left 49 people dead.

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National | January 18, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Health repeal could become GOP quagmire
WASHINGTON — Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul without a replacement, Congress’ budget analysts said Tuesday.

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National | January 18, 2017
Legislation supports pledge to miners
WASHINGTON — Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell on Tuesday introduced legislation to maintain health benefits for retired union coal miners whose companies have declared bankruptcy in recent years.

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National | January 18, 2017
Senator: Let states keep ObamaCare
WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy is making an offer to Democrats he hopes they won’t refuse: If their states like ObamaCare, they can keep it.

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