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  • Dave Williams
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The social media craze this holiday season is crazy Christmas hair in all shapes and forms.

  • By Carl Hamilton cahamilton@cecilwhig.com
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ELKTON — Two police officers witnessed the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl by a North East High School student, but did not intervene because they misinterpreted what they saw, according to information released by prosecutors on Monday during a pre-trial hearing.

  • By the editorial board of The Anniston Star
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Tuesday’s Senate election in Alabama was one for the record books. At this time of year, most Alabamians are focused on their favorite football team’s postseason. But in an odd twist, Alabama voters went to the polls to decide between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

  • By Erin Duffy, Jay Withrow and Andrew J. Nelson / World-Herald staff writers
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Tuesday morning took a tragic turn for Donnie Hendricks, 74, and Megan Klindt, 16, who could not escape a fire that engulfed their school bus in rural Pottawattamie County. News of the deadly fire reverberated across the small-town communities of Oakland, Carson and Macedonia, where many residents knew both victims.

  • by Ian MacDougall / ProPublica
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President Donald Trump’s choice to head a federal coal mine regulator, like more than one of his nominees, is a vocal critic of the very agency he’s being asked to lead. Steven Gardner is a longtime coal industry consultant, and he has called the agency’s marquee Obama-era regulation the product of “one of the most disingenuous and dishonest efforts put forward by a government agency.”

  • By Brian Miller and Thomas Sherrill brian.miller@mountaintimes.com thomas.sherrill@mountaintimes.com
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BOONE — Although it’s only early December, several area choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms have already closed for the season due to selling out of inventory.