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The Galveston County Daily News: AP

August 24, 2016

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Condemned killer in Utah girl's slaying loses Texas appeal

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas' highest criminal court has rejected an appeal from a man on death row for suffocating a 2-year-old Utah girl on Christmas Day 1997.

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El Paso mayor endorses $900M budget in week after veto
Posted: August 24, 2016

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The mayor of El Paso has endorsed a $900 million city budget a week after he vetoed a version that was about $3 million higher.

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In some US schools, resistance to ending corporal punishment
Posted: August 24, 2016

The message from the U.S. Education Department to schools has been to work toward positive school climates and less punitive approaches to school discipline.

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Ex-Illinois coach working at UNC as volunteer assistant
Posted: August 24, 2016

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Former Illinois coach Tim Beckman is working as a volunteer assistant at No. 22 North Carolina.

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Transfer Benkert wins battle to be Virginia's starting QB
Posted: August 24, 2016

Transfer Kurt Benkert has won the battle to be Virginia's starting quarterback.

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Astronaut breaks US record: 521 days in space and counting
Posted: August 24, 2016

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An astronaut has set a U.S. record for most time spent in space.

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Appalachian coal towns hit by layoffs due money for growth
Posted: August 24, 2016

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say 29 projects in nine Appalachian states and in Texas are being funded by nearly $39 million from a federal initiative aimed at stimulating economic development in U.S. communities hard hit by coal industry layoffs.

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Coleman explains why he stayed as Wales coach, rejected Hull
Posted: August 24, 2016

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Chris Coleman says he chose to remain as Wales manager despite interest from Premier League side Hull because he's in a job that is "close to his heart."

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Janmaat becomes Watford's 3rd signing in a week
Posted: August 24, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Netherlands right back Daryl Janmaat has become Watford's third signing in a week after completing his move to the Premier League club from relegated Newcastle on Wednesday.

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Dynamic Doubles Duo: Federer, Nadal to team up in Laver Cup
Posted: August 24, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal say they plan to play doubles together when the Laver Cup debuts next year.

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