Smoke lingers at bars, casinos 10 years after no-smoking law

It's been 10 years this month since Pennsylvania banned smoking in most workplaces and public venues
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Kavanaugh facing prosecutor said to be unbound by politics

The boss of an Arizona prosecutor tapped by Senate Republicans to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about sexual assault allegations says she's used to handling high-profile cases
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11 state lawmakers ask police to investigate Kavanaugh case

Eleven Maryland state lawmakers are asking local police to investigate sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, if alleged victims support investigating
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Female prosecutor called fair to question Kavanaugh, accuser

Arizona attorneys who know the female prosecutor tapped by Senate Republicans to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about sexual assault allegations predict she'll have a tough time in such a political environment
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The Latest: Lawyer surprised by pick of Kavanaugh questioner

A Phoenix area attorney who specializes in sex abuse cases and once worked for prosecutor Rachel Mitchell says he is surprised she was picked to pose questions in the sexual assault investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brent Kavanaugh
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The Latest: Kavanaugh questioner called straightforward

An official at a nonprofit working to end sexual and domestic violence describes an Arizona prosecutor set to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about sexual assault allegations as "straightforward"
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The Latest: Cosby has several avenues to appeal conviction

Bill Cosby has several avenues of appeal if he hopes to get out of a new state lock up outside Philadelphia
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Prosecutor picked to question Kavanaugh, accuser called fair

A female prosecutor from Arizona who's set to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the first woman to accuse him of sexual misconduct has decades of experience prosecuting sex crimes
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'Objective' female prosecutor to question Kavanaugh, accuser

A female prosecutor from Arizona who's set to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the first woman to accuse him of sexual misconduct has decades of experience prosecuting sex crimes
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American stars seek European success in the Ryder Cup

Strong American team trying to regain dominance in Ryder Cup by doing it European way
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Rapid City trolley service sees steady ridership

Rapid City's trolley service sees steady ridership through the summer with minimal impact to the city's budget
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South Dakota to raise turkey for White House Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving turkey to either be served to President Donald Trump or pardoned this year will be raised in South Dakota
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MSU researcher fights against deadly deer disease

Researchers from Michigan State University and the state Department of Natural Resources are using technology and old-fashioned observation to track Michigan deer in hopes of curbing the deadly disease
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Minot brothers find success in mushroom farming

Minot brothers Jeff and Dan Coggins have found success in their second year harvesting mushrooms and selling their product at local farmers markets
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Michigan metal drummer recovers from 2015 bus crash

A Michigan metal drummer is recovering from a 2015 bus crash that caused him to lose his right leg
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Oklahoma case remains unsolved 34 years later

The disappearance of Sandy Pathresa Rea 34 years ago is still one of the biggest crime mysteries in the Shawnee area, but a new set of local investigators are putting a fresh set of eyes on the unsolved cold case
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Bentonville designer showcases work at New York Fashion Week

Bentonville fashion designer Alyssa Graves showcased six pieces in a show for emerging designers at New York Fashion Week
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Father-daughter duo broadcasts Arkansas high school football

Buzz Sawyer and his daughter Sarah Sawyer are calling play-by-play for Northside High School football games in the Grizzlies' revamped broadcast
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Wisconsin church's garden gives produce, sense of community

A Wisconsin church's garden doesn't just provide produce, it also provides a sense of community
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Minnesota fire department marks 125 years

This year marks the Virginia Fire Department's 125th anniversary
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Oklahoma Boy Scout Explorers reunite in New Mexico

A group of Boy Scout Explores reunited in New Mexico more than 50 years after a Boy Scouts trip
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Wisconsin students organize mental health festival

Three Wisconsin students organized a mental health festival at their school to erase mental health stigma
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Duluth beer makers say the area's water boosts products

Duluth beer makers have long said that the quality of Minnesota's water helps boost the quality of their products
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Efforts continue to save, support, secure Texas horny toads

A dozen conservationists clad in khaki and forest green marched into the Texas Hill Country brush in a continuing effort to save horny toads
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More cruise options coming to the Great Lakes

Michigan has started a new initiative to bring more cruise ships to the Great Lakes
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Outdoor art project to get new headquarters in Detroit

An outdoor art project is getting a new headquarters in Detroit
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Students learn about Oklahoma City bombing through new tech

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum recently launched the Augmented Reality experience to teach students about the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing
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Nebraska senator to participate in world sniper competition

Nebraska Sen. Tom Brewer is headed for the International Sniper Cup event in Bulgaria after having competed in a series of sniper shooting championships
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Arkansas sees growing urgent care industry

Health care providers are planning to open up more urgent care centers across Arkansas
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Inmate group caters to spiritual needs at Iowa prison

At the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility, an unusual group is catering to the spiritual needs of those who have no religion at all
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