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Billings boy grateful to nurses who helped him rehab after accident

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A Billings boy hit by a car two years ago returned to the hospital to bring some hope to other children going through medical treatment. 

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Indian Horse Relay teams compete in Billings for biggest event

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The pinnacle of competition for the Indian Horse Relays finished in Billings on Sunday afternoon. The Championship of Champions brings the sports’ biggest prizes.

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Q2 Weather: Warming and dry this week

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The overall trend this week is going to be warmer and drier. Expect some changes by the weekend. 

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Grizzly spotted in Choteau on Sunday

Choteau has the most bear traffic out of all of the towns along the Rocky Mountain Front. (MTN News file photo) Choteau has the most bear traffic out of all of the towns along the Rocky Mountain Front. (MTN News file photo)
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The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks reported that a young grizzly bear had been spotted wandering around Choteau's city limits on Sunday morning. 

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Watch: MTN Wildfire Relief special broadcast

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This one hour presentation looks at stories from around the state from Q2 and our fellow MTN stations. 

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Trump says NASCAR fans"won't put up" with disrespecting the flag

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President Trump on Monday praised fans of NASCAR, arguing that they "won't put up" with disrespecting the U.S. flag. Mr. Trump made the comment in a series of tweets after lambasting NFL players over the weekend for kneeling during the national anthem during games. 

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Colorado man says he was beaten, locked in shipping container by uncle

Wynn Sichting, 58, is accused of beating his 21-year-old nephew and locking him in a shipping container. JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE VIA CBS DENVER Wynn Sichting, 58, is accused of beating his 21-year-old nephew and locking him in a shipping container. JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE VIA CBS DENVER
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A man says he was stripped of his clothes, beaten, and locked in a shipping container for hours by his uncle, who now faces multiple charges including assault, robbery, and kidnapping.

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Angry Colorado Veteran donating his Broncos gear collection

Jerry Lauritzen (credit: CBS) Jerry Lauritzen (credit: CBS)
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A veteran in Thornton is donating thousands of dollars in Broncos gear after dozens of players on the team kneeled during the national anthem at Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.

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1 in 3 U.S. families have trouble affording diapers, survey finds

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"Some months it would be between paying for the electric bill or paying for diapers."

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NFL players kneel, lock arms, raise fists, stay in locker room during national anthem

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NFL players across the league protested during the national anthem Sunday in defiance of President Trump, who said that players who kneel during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" should be fired. 

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Trump administration announces new travel restrictions for more countries

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The Trump administration has unveiled new travel restrictions on certain foreigners from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen as a replacement to a central portion of its controversial travel ban signed earlier this year.

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Sports Complex hosts free 'Hunting Rifle Sight-In' day

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The Great Falls Shooting Sports Complex opened its 200-yard target range to the public on Sunday for a free 'Hunting Rifle Sight-In.'

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Muscular Dystrophy walk helps families

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Families came together for each other and an annual fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy research. For the first time in 20 years, the Muscle Walk was held at ZooMontana on Saturday.

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Retired Army Golden Knight, double amputee talks perseverance to Billings students

Sgt. Dana Bowman will do a jump to kick off Saturday Live (Dana Bowman) Sgt. Dana Bowman will do a jump to kick off Saturday Live (Dana Bowman)
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Sgt. First Class Dana Bowman is a veteran, a skydiver and a double amputee. 

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Five arrested in string of assaults and robberies Saturday night

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According to the Great Falls Police Department, two adults and three minors were arrested in connection with the events. 

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Penguins release a statement saying they plan on visiting the White House

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The Pittsburgh Penguins decided to clear the air on their own impending trip to D.C.

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Q2 Weather: Out with winter, in with early fall

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Skies began to clear up across the region early Sunday afternoon as the upper level low pressure system, responsible for last week’s rain and snow, slid further east. With the sun and slight warming, a few isolated showers popped up in the mid afternoon hours.

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Missoula neighborhood says violence doesn't define them

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A brutal double homicide shocked a community in central Missoula last month.

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What's in a name? Plenty

In 2016 more U.S. babies were named Liam than William, and there were more Emmas than Emilys.  (BLEND IMAGES/ALAMY) In 2016 more U.S. babies were named Liam than William, and there were more Emmas than Emilys. (BLEND IMAGES/ALAMY)
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New York businessman Michael Ayer never had trouble making decisions. But picking a name for his only son was a tough one.

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Cardboard Box City event raises awareness, funds for homeless families

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People grabbed some cardboard, broke out the markers and crayons, and created a masterpiece at the 11th annual Cardboard Box City event.

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Shooter kills one, injures 7 at Tennessee church

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The shooting occurred at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, a neighborhood in Davidson County governed by Nashville.

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Drones are more helpful than ever in hurricane-ravaged Texas and Florida

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The view from the ground after a devastating hurricane is heartbreaking. The view from the sky is more revealing.

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Man wanted for threatening mountain bikers with ax

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It happened near the same area where a mountain biker was murdered.

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Victory Church uses Go Day to give to the community

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The event this year was focused on community cleanup with teams picking up litter on 10th Avenue South, River Road, and a few city parks and elementary schools.

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Stevie Wonder takes both knees 'for America' after Trump NFL remarks

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"Tonight, I'm taking a knee for America; but not just one knee, I'm taking both knees," he said on stage Saturday before his performance at the Global Citizens Festival.

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10 new U.S. citizens take Oath of Allegiance in Glacier Park

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Friday's event was the second Naturalization Ceremony the park hosted.

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Gianforte discusses forest management in the Flathead

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Rep. Gianforte visited Stoltze Land and Lumber and praised the company for creating jobs, livelihood in the community, and healthier forests for more than 100 years.  

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell calls Trump's comments "divisive"

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Saturday responded to President Trump's Friday night monologue attacking the NFL and players who kneel in protest during the national anthem.

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Former soldier brings inspiration to Saturday Live

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Tragedy into Triumph. That’s part of the message from Sgt. First Class (Ret.) Dana Bowman at Saturday Live. 

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Iran unveils new long-range ballistic missile

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It has a range of nearly 1,250 miles and can carry multiple warheads.

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Principal out after ‘painfully clear’ investigation on ‘forced splits’

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Controversial videos shared by parents show the East High Cheer coach pushing the girls into a split position during a camp in June.

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Landlord sentenced to prison for having sex in tenant’s bed

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Forty-year-old Carlos Quijada was arrested last December on charges of criminal trespassing and misdemeanor obscenity.

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Lawsuit seeks to block mineral exploration in Emigrant Gulch

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A new lawsuit has been filed which aims to protect lands near Paradise Valley.

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Woman pleads not guilty to double Frenchtown murder charges

Caressa Jill Hardy was taken into custody on Monday in Missoula County on pending charges of deliberate homicide. Caressa Jill Hardy was taken into custody on Monday in Missoula County on pending charges of deliberate homicide.
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Hardy is accused of killing Thomas Korjack and Robert Orozco in 2013.

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Fire destroys residence on Springhill Road

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Alex DeBolt and April Hasselhuhn, the residents of the property, lost all their possessions, including three of their four pets.

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Hostages released by machete-wielding suspect

Two women who were held hostage exit a bank in Columbia, Tennessee, on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 (CBS News) Two women who were held hostage exit a bank in Columbia, Tennessee, on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 (CBS News)
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Each of the hostages walked out of the front door of the bank into cheers from the crowd surrounding the bank.

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Seeley Lake coming together as Rice Ridge fire winds down

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A summer of smoke and fire smothered the lucrative tourism season in Seeley Lake -- but the fires weren't the only problem. 

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2 police officers shot in New Haven, Connecticut

The scene where two police officers and one woman were shot and injured in New Haven, Connecticut. (WFSB-TV) The scene where two police officers and one woman were shot and injured in New Haven, Connecticut. (WFSB-TV)
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Two police officers were shot and injured by a gunman in Connecticut Saturday after responding to another shooting incident.

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More forums planned for council, mayoral candidates

A primary election mayoral forum in Pioneer Park on Aug. 27 drew a fairly large crowd. (Ed Kemmick/Last Best News) A primary election mayoral forum in Pioneer Park on Aug. 27 drew a fairly large crowd. (Ed Kemmick/Last Best News)
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The candidates have been asked to lay out their vision for how they would lead the city into the future.

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6.1 magnitude quake shakes Mexico, already coping with earlier disasters

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Warning sirens sounded in the Mexico City after the quake was detected, interrupting rescue operations at some of the dozens of buildings that collapsed from Tuesday's earthquake.

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Trump supporters give Black Lives Matter spokesman time to speak at Mother of All Rallies

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As Newsome and his fellow activists waded through the crowd ready to do battle, something totally radical happened.

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Coffee With a Cop fosters conversation between community, Missoula police

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The ALPS Corporation hosted the free event. They hope to host another event in the next couple of months, and continue moving venues to give everyone in town a chance to stop by a place in their area.

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Cold weather creates problems for plants and gardens

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It’s important to cover flowers and vegetables that grow above ground to protect the plants from freezing weather until the flowers and vegetables are picked.

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Update: Police say no serious injuries in car crash on Billings West End

A vehicle crash snarled traffic on Billings West End Friday, Sept. 22. (MTN News) A vehicle crash snarled traffic on Billings West End Friday, Sept. 22. (MTN News)
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Multiple people were injured in a multi-vehicle accident on Billings West End Friday evening, according to Billings police.

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Billings Police assist U.S. Marshals in capture of wanted suspect

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A suspect wanted by the U.S. Marshals' Violent Offender Task Force was captured Friday evening.

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Ales for Trails party raises money for Billings trail system

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Sixty beers, six food vendors and four bands, all  part of the 17th annual Ales for Trails. 

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Snowfall prompts road closures at Yellowstone National Park

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Much of Yellowstone National Park saw snowfall Friday, and a majority of the park is suffering from road closures, except for a few areas.

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Cody artist featured at high schools across country

The rams are often purchased by schools across the U.S. (Marisco) The rams are often purchased by schools across the U.S. (Marisco)
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A Cody man was about 100 miles into his trip across the Midwest on Friday as he and his wife transported a ram to a high school in Iowa. 

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No injuries in head-on crash, car fire on Billings South Side

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No one was seriously injured in a head-on crash and car fire on Friday night. 

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Verizon backtracks on plan to cancel service to some rural Montana customers

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Verizon said earlier this month that it was cutting services to customers whose primary place of using their phones was outside the company's service area.

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Texas man charged with punching woman, stabbing bouncer at Billings bar

Perry is charged with two counts of assault (YCDF) Perry is charged with two counts of assault (YCDF)
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Charges were filed on Friday against the Texas man who allegedly stabbed a security guard after punching a woman at a Billings bar earlier that morning. 

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John McCain comes out against GOP's last-ditch Obamacare repeal bill

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McCain helped deliver the deciding blow to GOP leadership's last effort to repeal Obamacare at the end of July, shocking the political world with his thumb's down.

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Tester looks at Bozeman tech company for future use in homeland security

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A local company that supplies laser technology to the military and homeland security got a visit from Senator Jon Tester Friday. 

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Iron Bark Designs: Billings company looks to help neighbors hurt by wildfires

Iron Bark Designs products are completely customizeable (Etsy) Iron Bark Designs products are completely customizeable (Etsy)
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Erin and Logan started Iron Bark Designs in 2013, operating from a shed in their backyard.

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Billings marijuana dispensary temporarily blocks city from implementing new ban

Abromeit (right) filed the request for a temporary restraining order (MTN News) Abromeit (right) filed the request for a temporary restraining order (MTN News)
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BILLINGS - The owners of a local dispensary filed a temporary restraining order against the City of Billings on Friday to prevent the city from enforcing its new ordinance banning medical marijuana within city limits.

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Grizzly kills 10 calves near Dupuyer

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Grizzlies have been spotted in places across the state where they haven't been in years including the Highwood and Big Belt Mountains. 

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Vehicle damages multiple businesses in downtown Laurel

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Multiple businesses were damaged in downtown Laurel about 2 a.m. Friday when a dark gray car roared onto the sidewalk at East Main Street, according to the Laurel Police Department.

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No injuries reported after plane strikes home near Whitehall

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The plane never got off the ground during the incident that happened about 4:30 p.m. at Jeffco Skypark near Whitehall.

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Most fire restrictions lifted in south central Montana

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Although fire danger is now moderate, the BLM urged residents to continue to be careful with all combustible materials.

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FBI: Lame Deer assault victim has died

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A 30-year-old Lame Deer man who was injured in an assault on Sunday has died, the FBI said in a press release issued Friday morning.

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Glacier National Park sets fall schedule

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Closed since fires hit the west side of the park, the complete Going-to-the-Sun Road may not re-open again this fall. 

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State unveils new strategy to prepare for missile attack

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With improving technology and constant threats from North Korea, State officials say the best option to stay alive during an attack is the action you take right now.

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Day care workers taunted autistic boy in Snapchat video

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One of the women is seen holding the boy's arms before apparently swiping his legs from under him.

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Here is what Trump's new travel ban is expected to look like

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The Trump administration is expected to issue a new travel ban restricting travel from certain countries soon.

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Raccoon hitches ride on windshield of Colorado police officer's patrol car

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You’ve probably heard of a police ride-a-long, but we guarantee you haven’t seen one like this.

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Spaceship chasing an asteroid slingshots past Earth

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The maneuver, called an Earth gravity assist, pointed the spacecraft in the right direction to match Asteroid Bennu's path and speed.

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Helena Police Department preps for annual urban deer census

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The annual count has been taking place for the last six years and aims to keep a manageable number of deer within the city limits.

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Skin protection pays off as you age

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While the importance of wearing sunscreen may be common knowledge, millions of people continue to skimp out on protecting their largest organ from sun damage.

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Employee stabbed at downtown Billings bar

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An employee of a downtown Billings bar was stabbed early Friday morning while attempting to break up a disturbance. 

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The world's richest woman dies

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Liliane Bettencourt, 94, was the heiress of the French cosmetics company L'Oreal.

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Cool or creepy? Walmart to deliver food and put it in fridge

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This is just another example of how traditional retailers realize that they must reach out more to tech-savvy consumers.

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Tester, DOJ team up to offer tips for Montanans affected by Equifax breach

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A class action lawsuit was also recently filed for Montanans affected by the breach.

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Flint water crisis blamed for lower fertility rates, increased fetal death rates

According to a new medical research study, fetal death rates increased by 58 percent in Flint after the city switched its water source in April 2014. (CBS NEWS) According to a new medical research study, fetal death rates increased by 58 percent in Flint after the city switched its water source in April 2014. (CBS NEWS)
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According to a new medical research study, fetal death rates increased by 58 percent in Flint after the city switched its water source in April 2014.

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First woman to graduate Marine's Infantry Officer Course

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The course is a prerequisite for ground intelligence officers and considered one of the hardest.

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Montana Wildfire Relief Fund surges past $100,000 in donations

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Q2 is excited to announce that our Montana Wildfire Relief Fund has now received more than $100,000 in donations.

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