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Correction: Italy-La Scala story

MILAN (AP) — In a story Dec. 7 about Umberto Giordano’s long-neglected opera “Andrea Chenier,” The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of the opera. It’s “An
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2 police officers charged with abusing background checks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Tennessee police officers have been arrested on charges of searching the background check system unrelated to police investigations. According to the Tennessee Bureau of
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Alligator River Bridge to be closed to traffic, boats

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. Department of Transportation says it will close the Alligator River Bridge to all vehicle and boat traffic next month to make repairs. A news release from the departme
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Former Beckley lumber company executive admits embezzlement

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Federal authorities say a former executive for a West Virginia lumber company has admitted to wire fraud for embezzling more than $800,000. According to prosecutors, 42-year-o
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Maryland state senator to announce air pollution bill

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Maryland state Sen. Richard Madaleno is announcing plans to introduce legislation to fight air pollution. The Montgomery County Democrat will be in Ocean City on Friday to ta
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Judge meets with attorneys in prison riot prosecution

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A judge presiding over the prosecution of several inmates charged in a fatal prison uprising in Delaware is meeting with attorneys to outline a case schedule. Eighteen prisoners
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