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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire at a Southern California high school Thursday, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head on his 16th birthday, authorities said.

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LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales cannot run as a candidate in any new elections, the country’s interim leader said Thursday, as supporters of the ousted president demonstrated for his return from asylum in Mexico.

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JACKSON — Following the climate conference last month that drew representatives from dozens of mountain towns to Park City, Utah, officials there are asking their peer communities to commit to — at least — exploring ways of reducing their carbon footprints.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been easy for majority Democrats to keep Republicans from shifting the focus of the House impeachment hearings. Yet GOP leverage to do just that will grow should the battle reach the Republican-run Senate.

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Library staff member Kim Larson admires some of the artwork hanging in the gallery space at White Mountain Library.The Small Works Exhibit will be on display through the end of December.

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ROCK SPRINGS — Do you know that bingo was originally named Beano in 1929? A toy salesman overheard someone accidentally yell “Bingo!” instead of “Beano!” at a carnival near Atlanta, Georgia, and the name has stuck ever since, according to the Rock Spring Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency.

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CHEYENNE — State lawmakers on the Joint Revenue Interim Committee voted 8-5 Tuesday to move forward with a bill authorizing Gov. Mark Gordon to expand Medicaid coverage in Wyoming.

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CASPER — One of the newest coal firms to enter the Powder River Basin found itself in hot water again Tuesday, after the Navajo Nation president announced it would not financially back the tribal entity's recent purchase of three coal mines in Wyoming and Montana.

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TORRINGTON – Due to the sensitive nature of the accounts and files in the Goshen County Clerk of District Court's office, the office was excluded from the county's audit process, which inadvertently allowed former court clerk Kathi Rickard to allegedly steal more than $200,000 from the count…

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ROCK SPRINGS -- The current exhibit at White Mountain Library is the annual “Small Works Exhibit,” which will remain on display now though the end of December. The public is invited to view the work of eight local artists from Green River and Rock Springs.

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Gov. Mark Gordon backed the independence of the Environmental Quality Council last week. In a time when the body is increasingly the subject of political scrutiny and recently was the subject of a court ruling that could diminish its power, Gordon said his own stint on the citizen-oversight …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government, which ended the 2019 budget year with its largest deficit in seven years, began the new budget year with a deficit in October that was 33.8% bigger than a year ago as spending hit a record.

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Environmental regulators are surveying two polluted creeks near the Moneta Divide oil and gas field to assess whether their protective classifications are appropriate or should be modified, possibly reducing water-quality standards.

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck Islamic Jihad targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Wednesday while the militant group rained scores of rockets into Israel for a second straight day as the heaviest round of fighting in months showed no signs of ending. The death toll rose…

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DENVER (AP) — Cattle rancher Jeffery Gatzke in South Dakota was listening in as he worked on his tractor in his workshop. The first public hearings on impeaching President Donald Trump are political show, he thinks, but he wanted to follow along anyway.

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JACKSON — Despite the plethora of complaints jaded locals might make — crowded walkways, traffic, tour buses, missed social cues — an overwhelming majority of respondents to the summer 2018 Visitor Use Surveys said their time spent in Yellowstone was positive.

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XINING, China (AP) — There's a building boom on the Tibetan plateau, one of the world's last remote places. Mountains long crowned by garlands of fluttering prayer flags are newly topped with sprawling steel power lines. At night, the illuminated signs of Sinopec gas stations cast a red glow…

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ROCK SPRINGS — A group of residents, including many who are involved with youth athletics, are proposing a new indoor multi-use sports facility in Rock Springs and are hoping to secure sixth cent tax money to fund it.

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ROCK SPRINGS — The Rock Springs Fire Department responded to a structure fire on the 400 block of Fremont Street around 1:50 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, with three apparatus and 10 personnel.

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ROCK SPRINGS — Kaysen Ray Bear was the first baby born on Veterans Day at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was born at 2:25 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, to Latasha and David Bear of Rock Springs. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 19.5 inches long. Kaysen has an 11-year-old…

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CASPER — In an internal note to staff Friday, Wyoming Department of Health Director Mike Ceballos denied allegations that a 2016 Medicaid fraud investigation was obstructed by health and law enforcement officials. The state's attorney general also denied the accusations.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, overwhelmingly won election Tuesday as the first Hispanic to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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CHEYENNE – Members of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Revenue Interim Committee rejected a bill to raise the state’s property tax during their meeting Monday in Cheyenne.

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SHERIDAN — A new veteran-led organization is being established — with its first chapters in Wyoming, Idaho and West Virginia — to amplify veterans’ voices and put pressure on Congress to end the war on terrorism after outcries through statistics and personal stories have become more public.

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday announced that his government has released three prominent Taliban figures in an effort to get the insurgents to free two university professors — an American and an Australian — they abducted three years ago.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people.

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A pair of Israeli airstrikes on Tuesday targeted two senior commanders from the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, killing one in Gaza but missing another in Syria, escalating Israel's confrontation with Iran across the region and threatening to unleash an…

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ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter was recovering Tuesday from surgery to relieve pressure from bleeding on his brain. His spokeswoman said there were no complications from the procedure at Emory University Hospital.

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CASPER — Wyoming lawmakers are moving ahead with some legislation meant to help improve Wind River Reservation public safety while considering additional legislation with the same goal.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The public impeachment inquiry hearings this week usher in a rare and momentous occasion in American history as Congress debates whether to remove a president from office.

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CHEYENNE – Flights to and from Dallas will continue for another year at the Cheyenne Regional Airport after airport board members agreed to a new contract last month with SkyWest Airlines, which oversees the American Airlines service.

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LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia faced its worst unrest in decades amid a political vacuum Tuesday, while Evo Morales, who transformed the Andean nation as its first indigenous president, fled the country following weeks of violent protests.

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CHEYENNE – As a way to mark Veterans Day, students at Cheyenne’s South High got the chance Monday to hear firsthand what it was like to be a prisoner of war from Vietnam veteran Maj. Ted Gostas.

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ATLANTA (AP) — The private companies that make voting equipment and build and maintain voter registration databases lack any meaningful federal oversight despite the crucial role they play in U.S. elections, leaving the nation's electoral process vulnerable to attack, according to a new report.

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ROCK SPRINGS — The Red Desert Roundup Rodeo Royalty pageant took place on Oct. 20 in Rock Springs. The event was sanctioned and sponsored by the Red Desert Roundup Rodeo.