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1. IRAQI FORCES, SHIITE MILITIAS PRESS ON TO TIKRIT AS IS DESTROYS FAMED CULTURAL HERITAGE SITE

Iraqi forces press their offensive against the Islamic State group in Tikrit, a day after the extremists reportedly "bulldozed" a famed archaeological site in the area.

2. ATTACKER STRIKES IN JERUSALEM

A suspected Palestinian motorist rams his car into a group of people near an Israeli police station in east Jerusalem, injuring five before being shot and wounded by guards, police say.

3. WHAT A PERSONAL EMAIL SERVER LOOKS LIKE

The one used by Hillary Rodham Clinton during her time as secretary of state was likely about the size of your office desktop computer.

4. LIFE IMITATES ART FOR HARRISON FORD

The "Raiders of the Lost Ark" actor's craving for adventure turned risky when his vintage plane crashed-landed onto a Los Angeles-area golf course, leaving him shaken but not severely injured.

5. RUNWAY SAFETY COMES INTO FOCUS

A Delta jetliner skidded off a recently plowed New York City runway, raising questions about when airports should close runways due to snow or ice.

6. CRAFT MOVES IN ON DWARF PLANET

The largest celestial body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter welcomes its first visitor as NASA's Dawn spacecraft explores Ceres.

7. CLOCK TO 'SPRING' AHEAD BUT STILL FEELS LIKE WINTER

Temperatures of 10 to 30 degrees below average are expected from the South to Northeast, along with heavy snow in the Mid-Atlantic.

8. U.S. ADDS A ROBUST 295K JOBS

It is the latest sign that the country's economy is further strengthening and outpacing other major economies around the world.

9. HOW LATEST SMARTWATCH MAY BE GAME-CHANGER

AP's Brandon Bailey gives us three reasons the iWatch may finally move the needle in the industry - and three reasons it might not.

10. WHY 11-YEAR-OLD WAS SENT HOME FROM SCHOOL

Liam Scholes found himself in a bind when he dressed as Christian Grey, the S&M-loving billionaire hero of erotic thriller "50 Shades of Grey," to mark World Book Day at his school in northwestern England.

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  • 22-year-old Sandpoint man dies in Clayton 395 crash

    22-year-old Sandpoint man dies in Clayton 395 crash

    Saturday, July 21 2018 1:58 AM EDT2018-07-21 05:58:53 GMT

    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - Washington State Patrols responded to a fatal crash in Stevens County Friday evening. On SR-395 in Clayton near Mile Post 185, a vehicle crossed the center line and crashed head on with another car, killing the driver. The causing driver who was transported to the hospital is in custody for vehicular homicide. There were no other occupants of either vehicle. 

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    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - Washington State Patrols responded to a fatal crash in Stevens County Friday evening. On SR-395 in Clayton near Mile Post 185, a vehicle crossed the center line and crashed head on with another car, killing the driver. The causing driver who was transported to the hospital is in custody for vehicular homicide. There were no other occupants of either vehicle. 

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  • Amazon.com to bring more than 1,500 jobs to Spokane

    Amazon.com to bring more than 1,500 jobs to Spokane

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:37 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:37:29 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Seattle-based Amazon.com is opening a fulfillment center in Spokane, promising more than 1,500 full-time jobs.    The company announced on Friday that it was opening its first fulfillment center in eastern Washington.    The 600,000-square foot center will be built near the Spokane International Airport.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Seattle-based Amazon.com is opening a fulfillment center in Spokane, promising more than 1,500 full-time jobs.    The company announced on Friday that it was opening its first fulfillment center in eastern Washington.    The 600,000-square foot center will be built near the Spokane International Airport.

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  • Court docs: Kootenai Behavioral Health therapist charged with rape, abuse of underage patient

    Court docs: Kootenai Behavioral Health therapist charged with rape, abuse of underage patient

    Saturday, July 21 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-07-21 05:02:56 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A therapist at Kootenai Behavior Health is accused of having sex with an underage patient "hundreds of times" according to court documents. He's been charged with rape and sexual abuse, and is currently on administrative leave from the hospital during the investigation.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A therapist at Kootenai Behavior Health is accused of having sex with an underage patient "hundreds of times" according to court documents. He's been charged with rape and sexual abuse, and is currently on administrative leave from the hospital during the investigation.

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  • NAACP, Mormon church partnering on initiatives in East Coast

    NAACP, Mormon church partnering on initiatives in East Coast

    Saturday, July 21 2018 4:55 PM EDT2018-07-21 20:55:18 GMT
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    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church is teaming up with the NAACP on a new education and employment program on the East Coast, an outgrowth from the first official meeting between the two groups in May. An official with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made the announcement at the NAACP's national convention in San Antonio this month. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the nation's oldest civil rights organization. 

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    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church is teaming up with the NAACP on a new education and employment program on the East Coast, an outgrowth from the first official meeting between the two groups in May. An official with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made the announcement at the NAACP's national convention in San Antonio this month. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the nation's oldest civil rights organization. 

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  • Yellowstone effort to eradicate lake trout shows progress

    Yellowstone effort to eradicate lake trout shows progress

    Saturday, July 21 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-07-21 20:46:23 GMT
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    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - An extensive effort to capture and kill non-native lake trout in Yellowstone Lake is showing progress with fewer of the invasive fish being found. Yellowstone National Park fisheries chief Todd Koel says so far this year about 155,000 lake trout have been caught, which is down 63,000 from this time last year. Koel tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide that it's a sign that the lake trout population is finally crashing.  

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    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - An extensive effort to capture and kill non-native lake trout in Yellowstone Lake is showing progress with fewer of the invasive fish being found. Yellowstone National Park fisheries chief Todd Koel says so far this year about 155,000 lake trout have been caught, which is down 63,000 from this time last year. Koel tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide that it's a sign that the lake trout population is finally crashing.  

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  • Iconic Spokane artist Turnbull passes away at 97

    Iconic Spokane artist Turnbull passes away at 97

    Saturday, July 21 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-07-21 20:30:00 GMT
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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Sister Paula Turnbull, the creative force behind many of Spokane’s best-known and best-loved art installations – including the iconic Garbage Goat of Riverfront Park – has died. She was 97. According to our partners at the Spokesman-Review, a longtime family friend Tom Keefe confirmed that Turnbull passed away around midnight this morning. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Sister Paula Turnbull, the creative force behind many of Spokane’s best-known and best-loved art installations – including the iconic Garbage Goat of Riverfront Park – has died. She was 97. According to our partners at the Spokesman-Review, a longtime family friend Tom Keefe confirmed that Turnbull passed away around midnight this morning. 

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