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President Donald Trump hands the pen he used to sign H.J. Res. 38 to Kevin Hughes, General Manager, Murray Energy Corporation, second from right, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The president is surrounded by coal miners and members of congress including Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., right, Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, left, and Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio. third from left, (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump nixes Obama regulations on coal industry

- The Washington Times

Saying he’s keeping the promise he made to coal miners during his campaign, President Trump on Thursday afternoon nixed regulations on the coal industry implemented during the waning hours of Obama administration.

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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, in a scene from "The LEGO Batman Movie." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

'Lego Batman' stays No. 1, conquers 'The Great Wall'

- Associated Press

"The Lego Batman Movie" commanded the Presidents Day weekend box office, staying No. 1 for the second straight week, while the China-focused "The Great Wall" failed to show much muscle in North America.

Confederate flag adds to SC Confederate Relic Room's woes

Associated Press

South Carolina Confederate Relic Room Director Allen Roberson would like to talk about his museum's exhibits. But in the past 18 months, his days have been dominated by the unrequested responsibility of displaying the last Confederate flag to fly at the Statehouse.

Minnesota Zoo sees boost in visits from low-income families

Associated Press

A new program allowing people to visit the Minnesota Zoo for free by showing proof that they receive public assistance cards was a hit during its first year, bringing in 63 percent more low-income visitors in 2016 than in the previous year.

More South Dakota teachers retiring, fewer recruited

Associated Press

Statistics from the South Dakota Department of Education show that most of the state's teachers are nearing retirement at a faster pace than first-year teachers are being recruited.

AG: Tribal gaming ban bill could cause legal problems

- Associated Press

An attorney general's legal review of legislation seeking to ban lucrative video gaming on tribal casinos in Idaho says the measure could spark multiple legal headaches for the state, while also pointing out holes in the bill's language.

Military aircraft fly in formation as fireworks explode at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference, known by the acronym IDEX, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

UAE arms show comes as Yemen war, suspicions of Iran linger

- Associated Press

Fighter jets screaming overhead and theatrical explosions marked the opening of an arms show Sunday in Abu Dhabi, as a bullet-scarred Emirati armored personnel carrier served as a reminder of the country's ongoing military campaign in Yemen.

Bryant: Special session only after consensus on education

- Associated Press

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he will call a special legislative session on education funding only after lawmakers reach broad agreement on the main points of a proposal.

In this Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 photo, Allen holds up a Barred owl for an assembly at Pembroke Elementary School, in Pembroke, Ky. (Meredith Willse /Kentucky New Era via AP)

Owen the Owl gets to go home

- Associated Press

A Pembroke Elementary School teacher said she was tickled to have him home on her farm.