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LHASA, China (AP) — A brisk wind ruffles yellow prayer flags as dozens of Tibetans, some on crutches, circle a shrine in a time-honored Buddhist ritual. Across the street, a red banner spells out a new belief system, one being enforced with increasing fervor, of China's ruling Communist Party.

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LHASA, China (AP) — A brisk wind ruffles yellow prayer flags as dozens of Tibetans, some on crutches, circle a shrine in a time-honored Buddhist ritual. Across the street, a red banner spells out a new belief system, one being enforced with increasing fervor, of China's ruling Communist Party.

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MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist known for her impromptu multi-billion dollar donations to charities and racial equity causes, announced Tuesday that she has given $2.7 billion to 286 organizations. It is the third round of major philanthropic gifts Scott has made, which toget…

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When U.S. Catholic bishops convene virtually for a national meeting Wednesday, they will be divided ideologically as well as physically. They’re split over whether to press ahead with an initiative that could — at least implicitly — rebuke President Joe Biden for receiving Communion while su…

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Overnight summer camps will be allowed in all 50 states this season, but COVID-19 rules and a pandemic labor crunch mean that many fewer young campers will attend, and those who do will have to observe coronavirus precautions for the second consecutive year.

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Westminster College’s nursing program has been granted the full five-year accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the nation’s leading accrediting agency for nursing programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and residency levels.

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•COFFEE HOUSE CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. June 11, First Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Jefferson St., featuring Steve Vuich.

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Dear Dave: I’m on Baby Step 2, and I’m working hard to get out of debt. My last two debts are $6,000 on a credit card, and $10,000 on a car loan. I’ll be receiving a $6,000 bonus at work in a couple of weeks, and I was wondering what to do with the money. I’m single, and I make about $45,000…

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Eligible sophomores through seniors from any high school this fall can earn affordable, transferrable college credits through remote-instruction courses offered by a Butler County Community College program.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House dropped Trump-era executive orders that attempted to ban the popular apps TikTok and WeChat and will conduct its own review aimed at identifying national security risks with software applications tied to China, officials said Wednesday.

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I frequently hear from readers who tell me that they contacted the Social Security Administration with the intention of filing for Social Security benefits of one kind or another and then were either told they were not eligible for any benefits or were just otherwise talked out of filing.

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Westminster College’s  Center for the Environment  kicks off its summer educational programming series with “Forest Therapy: Science Fact or Fiction?” at 9 a.m. Saturday at the college’s outdoor Field Station located at 937 Fayette-New Wilmington Road in New Wilmington.

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•EVA MARIE FANDOZZI has been accepted to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s physician scientist training program.

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•USED BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 4, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 5 at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2434 Wilmington Road. Book donations welcome. Call the church office at (724) 658-9051 or Jean and David Reynolds at (724) 656-1245 to make arrangements to drop books off.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ten years after their first date, Debby Neal-Strickland put on a cream-colored lace gown and married her longtime sweetheart at their Florida church. Two days later, she put on a hospital gown and donated a kidney to Mylaen Merthe — her new husband’s ex-wife.

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GROVE CITY – In what is likely to be Mercer County's first major summer festival to return post COVID, Grove City Strawberry Days Festival is fired up for its triumphant return.

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Dear Dr. Roach: How effective are COVID vaccines for people taking immunosuppressive prescriptions? Will we be tested for a desired level of antibodies and maybe get a booster sooner than other people? — C.J.

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 NEW YORK (AP) — Kids at summer camps can skip wearing masks outdoors, with some exceptions, federal health officials said Friday.

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Because of the high volume of emails I get from the small minority of government employees who don’t even pay into Social Security, I guess it’s time for me to trot out my old WEP and GPO column. (I’ll explain what those abbreviations stand for in a minute.)

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