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WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump dangled a promise to get a weary, fearful nation “back to normal” on Friday as he looked to campaign past the political damage of the devastating pandemic. It was a tantalizingly rosy pitch in sharp contrast to Democratic rival Joe Bide…

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Missouri State scored two late goals just 48 seconds apart and defeated Missouri Southern 2-0 Friday night in women’s soccer action at the Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium.

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Carl Junction scored first just 35 seconds into Friday night’s Class 4 District 5 playoff game against Monett and dominated from there to advance with a 45-9 win at Bulldog Stadium.

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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Tens of thousands of security forces deployed across Ivory Coast on Saturday as the leading opposition parties boycotted the country's presidential election, calling incumbent Alassane Ouattara’s bid for a third term illegal.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The actual crisis of the coronavirus pandemic and a manufactured crisis over voting fraud featured heavily in President Donald Trump’s misstatements during the 2020 campaign’s final week. Democrat Joe Biden went astray on trade as he assailed the president’s record on China.

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TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Voters in Georgia cast ballots Saturday in a parliamentary election hotly contested between the governing party, founded by a billionaire, and an alliance around the country's ex-president who's in self-imposed exile in Ukraine — another former Soviet republic on the …

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has announced it will spend 500 million Australian dollars ($351 million) to secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Pacific and Southeast Asia “as part of a shared recovery for our region from the pandemic.”

Known for farm-to-table living and an A-plus in recycling, Oregon has a pretty “crunchy” reputation. While it’s true that copious farms, dairies, breweries, vineyards and a fine coastline make it easy to live the clean-eating local food life, Oregon has a dirty little secret.

Living at the end of a dead-end street, our trick-or-treaters have always been limited. This year, we have new kiddos in the neighborhood, so I'm going to prepare for some Halloween knocking on the door. Of course, as usual, I will stock up on my favorites and look forward to leftovers.


On this week's edition of the Gridiron Show with Ron Poniewasz Jr. and Luxenberg Garbett Kelly George, P.C.'s Larry Kelly, we preview the playoffs.

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