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Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

National | January 19, 2017
George H.W. Bush, wife both hospitalized
HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remain hospitalized in Houston, where he was in intensive care for pneumonia and she was being watched after complaining of fatigue and coughing.

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National | January 19, 2017
Temps near -59 are hard to handle
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working.

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International | January 19, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Avalanche buries central Italy hotel
PENNE, Italy — Rescue workers on skis reached a four-star spa hotel buried by an avalanche in earthquake-stricken central Italy today, reporting no sign of life in the building even though two survivors found outside said more than 30 people had been in it when the snow struck.

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Local News | January 19, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Social media challenges raised
Officials from Butler School District and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General warned parents about the dangers of social media at a program Wednesday night.

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Local News | January 19, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Woman accused of stealing, then pawning ring
ADAMS TWP — Police say a cleaning lady stole and pawned one of her client’s wedding rings and may have made off with more.

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Local News | January 19, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
ROAD RESCUE
Injured red-tailed hawk goes for rehabilitation
CRANBERRY TWP — Carlos Marin was returning home from an appointment Wednesday afternoon when he noticed a bird flapping on the side of the road.

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Local News | January 19, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
6 alleged drug dealers being sought
A half dozen arrest warrants targeting alleged narcotics dealers remain unserved following a recent drug sweep in and around Butler.

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Local News | January 19, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Getting to the top
The Karns City competitive cheerleaders practice at Sugarcreek Elementary School on Monday. The squad will compete in the PIAA State Competitive Spirit Championships in Hershey on Friday. In only the program’s fourth year of existence, the Gremlins claimed their first District 9 championship in the Medium Division, beating a field of 11 teams earlier this season in DuBois.

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National | January 19, 2017
European leaders seek early Trump visit
WASHINGTON — European leaders, anxious over Donald Trump’s unpredictability and kind words for the Kremlin, are scrambling to get face time with the new American president before he can meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose provocations have set the continent on edge.

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National | January 19, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Obama aims final messages at president-elect
WASHINGTON — Barack Obama stepped behind the White House podium for the last time Wednesday, fielding questions from the crush of journalists crammed in for the occasion and offering assurances to Americans watching on TV.

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National | January 19, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Trump ready to make mark on presidency
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course.

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National | January 19, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Trump to nominate Perdue for agriculture secretary
WASHINGTON — Sonny Perdue, a farmer’s son who built businesses in grain trading and trucking before becoming the first Republican governor of Georgia since Reconstruction, is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Agriculture Department, The Associated Press has learned.

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Local News | January 19, 2017
Commissioner says switch to save money
Xerox will be managing all of Butler County’s print services.

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National | January 19, 2017
Bill targeting ethnic studies goes nowhere
PHOENIX — An Arizona lawmaker’s proposal to penalize colleges and universities that teach ethnic studies classes has essentially died after getting widely panned by Democrats and liberal commentators across the nation.

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National | January 19, 2017
Secretary: More troops not answer
WASHINGTON — Sending thousands more American troops into Iraq or Syria in a bid to accelerate the defeat of the Islamic State group would push U.S. allies to the exits, create more anti-U.S. resistance and give up the U.S. military’s key advantages, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in an Associated Press interview.

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National | January 19, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Miss USA: I hope Trump can unify
MANILA, Philippines — The U.S. candidate in the Miss Universe pageant said Wednesday she did not vote for Donald Trump but she hopes the president-elect can unify Americans at a “nerve-racking” point in U.S. history.

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