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A former International Baccalaureate teacher at J.L. Everhart Elementary School is facing a criminal charge in a case that appears to be related to the alleged abuse of special education students at the campus.

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As dry conditions continue in East Texas, Gregg and two neighboring counties on Tuesday issued burn bans.

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ROME (AP) — A large chunk of Alpine glacier broke loose Sunday afternoon and roared down a mountainside in Italy, sending ice, snow and rock slamming into hikers on a popular trail on the peak and killing at least six and injuring eight, authorities said.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials are testing a new wildfire retardant after two decades of buying millions of gallons annually from one supplier, but watchdogs say the expensive strategy is overly fixated on aerial attacks at the expense of hiring more fire-line digging ground crews.

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WASHINGTON — Russia appears to have defaulted on its foreign debt for the first time since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, and the U.S. and its allies are taking aim at the former Soviet Union’s second largest export industry after energy — gold.

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WASHINGTON — Amos Hochstein, President Joe Biden’s point man for global energy problems, says he knows that transitioning away from the climate-wrecking pollution of fossil fuels is the only way to go. He advocates urgently for renewable energy, for energy-smart thermostats and heat pumps.

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The weekend is almost here. If you’re looking for something to do, check out this list of events and activities around East Texas.