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During its monthly board meeting on Thursday, the HOPE for Hyndman board of trustees received an update on the first grading period for students.

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The 12th annual Heather’s Cup will be held Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m. with a new name and a new location, but with the same mission — helping area families who are coping with children battling cancer.

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A complete picture has yet to emerge of how much learning was lost by students during the pandemic. That’s all right with educators like Superintendent Craig Broeren, whose top concern is figuring out where each student stands now.

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BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actor Lori Loughlin has reported to a federal prison in California to begin serving her two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal, authorities said Friday.

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PARIS (AP) — Parisians fleeing for the countryside jammed the roads ahead of France’s lockdown to slow the spread of resurgent coronavirus infections, and there was only a sprinkling of people hurrying along city sidewalks Friday as the nationwide restrictions went into effect.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tens of thousands of Muslims, from Pakistan to Lebanon to the Palestinian territories, poured out of prayer services to join anti-France protests on Friday, as the French president’s vow to protect the right to caricature the Prophet Muhammad continues to r…

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The menu for the senior centers in Bedford County for Nov. 2-6 is as follows:

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ISTANBUL (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, killing at least 19 people and injuring over 700 amid collapsed buildings and flooding, officials said.

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WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump dangled a promise to get a weary, fearful nation “back to normal” on Friday. It was a tantalizingly rosy pitch in sharp contrast to Democratic rival Joe Biden, who pledged to level with America about tough days still ahead after Tuesday…

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Clifton Clark, president of Clark Contractors, has been honored as the 2020 Citizen of the Year for his ongoing efforts to help build a better community.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh has acquired the archive of the late playwright and Pittsburgh native son August Wilson, a trove that contains recordings, letters, artwork, poetry, unpublished work and notebooks.

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Fall Festival will be hosted by Christ Victory Church, 470 Buena Road, Manns Choice, from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 31. Children of all ages are welcome and may wear costumes, if they choose. The festival will be held outdoors, weather permitting, and will include games, snacks, a story, door prizes …

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BOSTON (AP) — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals could unleash a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. health care system, an effort that, if successful, could paralyze hospital information systems just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking.

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Astrid Magenau wasn’t able to keep a promise to hold her father’s hand at his deathbed in Germany because of Australia’s extraordinary pandemic restrictions that make her feel like a prisoner in her adopted country.

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ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is halting his public general audiences and will limit participation at Christmas and other upcoming Masses amid a surge of coronavirus cases in Italy and the Vatican, officials said Thursday.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zeta sped across the Southeast on Thursday, leaving a trail of damage and more than 2.6 million homes and businesses without power in Atlanta and beyond after pounding New Orleans with winds and water that splintered homes and were blamed for at least six deaths.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The major players in Washington’s COVID-19 relief blame game lobbed familiar volleys on Thursday, marking time in the days before an election that promises to change the landscape for talks that have dragged on for months without producing results.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state’s top elections official said Thursday she wants federal postal authorities to help figure out why some ballots that were mailed out by a western Pennsylvania county have not been delivered to voters.

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Madison, Wis. residents Theola Carter, left, and Carrie Braxton fill out their ballots on the first day of the state’s in-person absentee voting window for the Nov. 3 election outside the city’s City-County Building Oct. 20.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City councilors in Oregon’s largest city have delayed a vote on an additional $18 million in cuts to the Portland police budget until after next week’s presidential election amid a heated mayoral race and mounting tension over the police handling of near-nightly protests.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina, yes. Pennsylvania, yes. Wisconsin, no. That’s how the Supreme Court has answered questions in recent days about an extended timeline for receiving and counting ballots in those states.

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BARTON, Robert J., 66, of Hopewell, died Wednesday. Obituary will be published Saturday. Arrangements by Akers Funeral Home, Everett.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The resurgence of coronavirus cases engulfing the United States and Europe is imperiling economic recoveries on both sides of the Atlantic as millions of individuals and businesses face the prospect of having to hunker down once again.

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Organizers of the Bedford County Toys for Tots annual campaign are expecting an increase in the number of families in need this year due to the economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 2020 awards on Nov. 19 at the location of its President’s Award recipients’ achievement: the Silver Lining Drive-In at the Bedford County Fairgrounds.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With six days until Election Day, Pennsylvania’s top elections official on Wednesday urged voters in the presidential battleground state who have one of the roughly 1 million mail-in ballots outstanding to drop it off in person rather than mail it.

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Breezewood Trucker Traveler Ministry is hosting a Facebook online auction from 8 a.m. Nov. 5 until 5 p.m. Nov. 7. Go to the Breezewood Trucker Traveler Ministry Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Nonprofit-Organization/Breezewood-TruckerTraveler-Ministry-832853173425566 to…

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Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Bedford has announced its schedule of upcoming events. They include “The Not So Common Thread,” Nov. 13, 5 to 7 p.m., $10 for members and $15 for non-members; “PUMPCCULENTS,” an adult BYOB workshop, Nov. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m., $30 for members and $35 for …

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RUTH, Edward Christian, 43, of Charlotte, N.C.

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Tupperware relied on social gatherings for explosive growth in the mid 20th century. In the 21st century, it is social distancing that is fueling sales.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire from President Donald Trump and his allies, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google rebuffed accusations of anti-conservative bias at a Senate hearing Wednesday and promised to aggressively defend their platforms from being used to sow chaos in next week’s election.

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The following defendant was held for court during a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

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An Alum Bank man is facing charges after he alleged struck a juvenile girl with a broomstick multiple times after accusing her of hiding a television remote.