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Police investigators work the scene of a shooting, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. A shooter killed one person and critically wounded four others at a yoga studio in Florida's capital before killing himself Friday, officials said. (Tori Schneider/Tallahassee Democrat via AP)

Yoga studio shooting hero to get $30,000 for law school

Associated Press

Florida State University's president and board of trustees have committed $30,000 of their personal money to help cover law school costs for a man credited with confronting a shooter at a Tallahassee yoga studio and giving others time to escape.

FILE -  In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 photo a cannabis plant is displayed on a screen at New England Treatment Access medical marijuana dispensary, in Northampton, Mass. New England Treatment Access, and another store in Leicester, Mass., have been given the green light to begin selling recreational pot next week, making them the first commercial pot shops in the eastern United States. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

1st pot shops in eastern US get OK to open in Massachusetts

- Associated Press

Two marijuana stores in Massachusetts were given the green light Friday to begin selling to recreational customers next week, making them the first commercial pot shops in the eastern United States.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

- Associated Press

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:

Veterans get 2nd chance in special Utah court

- Associated Press

Pushups near the witness stand, rounds of enthusiastic applause and history lessons from the bench: It's no ordinary day in court when hearings just for military veterans take place.

UN chief reports significant results against rebels in Congo

- Associated Press

A joint military operation by U.N. and Congolese troops to rout rebel forces from their strongholds in the Ebola-hit northeast Congo has "achieved quite significant results" and is still under way, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Friday.

State to close 2 juvenile treatment centers

Associated Press

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the state Department of Youth Services say two of the state's juvenile treatment centers will be closed and the five others will be run by private operators under contracts with the state as part of a plan to improve juvenile justice.

State: More than 1,500 opioid deaths in 2018 so far

- Associated Press

Massachusetts remains in the throes of an opioid crisis with more than 1,500 deaths through the first nine months of 2018, most linked to the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, according to new state figures released Friday.

MNsure new coverage enrollments lag due to Medicare crunch

Associated Press

Sign-ups on Minnesota's state-run health insurance exchange are lagging behind last year's pace, and state officials think the unusually busy open enrollment period for Medicare health plans is to blame.

Judge allows class-action lawsuit by mentally ill veterans

- Associated Press

Thousands of Navy and Marine Corps veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who developed post-traumatic stress disorder but were denied Veterans Affairs health benefits have been given a green light to sue the military, under a ruling by a federal judge in Connecticut.

Pension, gambling laws among Legislature session highlights

- Associated Press

Pennsylvania state lawmakers wrapped up their session this week with the election of caucus leaders and farewell speeches by departing colleagues, closing the book on two years that produced nearly 250 new laws.