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  • Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

    Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 2:10 PM EDT2018-09-19 18:10:03 GMT

    DRAPER, Utah (AP) - A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart when she was a teenager and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released Wednesday after spending 15 years in prison. Wanda Barzee, 72, quietly left the state prison in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper, avoiding a throng of reporters gathered outside, spokeswoman Kaitlin Felsted said.

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    DRAPER, Utah (AP) - A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart when she was a teenager and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released Wednesday after spending 15 years in prison. Wanda Barzee, 72, quietly left the state prison in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper, avoiding a throng of reporters gathered outside, spokeswoman Kaitlin Felsted said.

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  • ‘Sesame Street’ wants to clarify: Bert and Ernie aren’t gay

    ‘Sesame Street’ wants to clarify: Bert and Ernie aren’t gay

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 2:04 PM EDT2018-09-19 18:04:54 GMT

    NEW YORK - The producers of “Sesame Street” want you to know that Bert and Ernie are not, in fact, gay. Sesame Workshop tweeted Tuesday the characters have many human traits but “remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.” The workshop did not answer questions about why some puppets have been given girlfriends. In a second tweet, the workshop says,

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    NEW YORK - The producers of “Sesame Street” want you to know that Bert and Ernie are not, in fact, gay. Sesame Workshop tweeted Tuesday the characters have many human traits but “remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.” The workshop did not answer questions about why some puppets have been given girlfriends. In a second tweet, the workshop says,

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  • SUV serves to avoid deer, shears Clarkston power pole in half

    SUV serves to avoid deer, shears Clarkston power pole in half

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 2:02 PM EDT2018-09-19 18:02:11 GMT

    CLARKSTON, Wash. - Early Wednesday morning, a small SUV swerved to avoid a deer in Clarkston and hit a power pole, shearing it in half and knocking out power for many residents. Asotin County firefighters responded to the scene around 3:20 a.m. The two people inside the SUV were not injured in the wreck.

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    CLARKSTON, Wash. - Early Wednesday morning, a small SUV swerved to avoid a deer in Clarkston and hit a power pole, shearing it in half and knocking out power for many residents. Asotin County firefighters responded to the scene around 3:20 a.m. The two people inside the SUV were not injured in the wreck.

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