West Point graduates its first observant Sikh woman

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — The United States Military Academy at West Point made history Saturday when it graduated the first observant Sikh woman to successfully complete the path to a four-year degree. Second Lt. Anmol Narang is a second-generation immigrant born and raised in Roswell, Georgia. She did a year of undergraduate study at the Georgia Institute of Technology before…

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Local Junior League Baseball team organizes service project, seeking donations from public

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Saturday marked the opening weekend for the Black Hills Junior League Baseball Organization. But it was far from an ordinary start for one team. After discussing it with their coach, players from the ‘Sounders’ team decided to kick off the season by taking part in a service project and giving back to the community. The Sounders…

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Baseball players say talks futile, tell MLB to order return

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players told Major League Baseball additional talks to start the season during the coronavirus pandemic are futile and said owners should order a return to work, which likely would spark lengthy litigation and the sport’s return to labor wars. The union’s action could lead to a season of about 50 games rather than the 82…

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In time of crises, lands bill gives Senate a chance to unite

WASHINGTON (AP) — At a time of national crises, the Senate has been able to come together on a topic both parties celebrate. It’s the great outdoors, and lawmakers have reached bipartisan agreement on an election-year deal to double spending on a popular conservation program and devote nearly $2 billion a year to improve and maintain national parks. If approved…

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Bolivian schoolteacher gives virtual classes as superhero

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — From a small room in Bolivia’s capital, a schoolteacher lives his out his childhood dreams while transforming the lockdown-limited lives of his students with the virtual classes he gives dressed up as superheroes like Spiderman, Flash or Green Lantern. His classes have become so popular that siblings fight for the laptop screen to see their…

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