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Oregon girl accused of making false report of school threat

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A 14-year-old girl who reported a possible threat of violence at an Oregon school has been charged with disorderly conduct and initiating a false report. Lt. Daniel Duncan of the Corvallis Police Department says the student was arrested Thursday afternoon and taken to a juvenile detention center. The Corvallis School District reported...

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Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking marine protection

CURIEUSE ISLAND, Seychelles (AP) — With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with creditors. In an agreement described as the first of its kind, the Indian Ocean nation popular with...  VIEW