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Murder suspect, convicted felon arrested in Hardin

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HARDIN - The Big Horn County Sheriff's Office arrested a murder suspect on Saturday who fled the state of Washington. 

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Dozens of kids receive new bikes thanks to the Billings community

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A 20 year tradition of giving kids the chance to ride a bike, continued on Saturday at Pioneer Park. 

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Person reportedly hit by car in Great Falls

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Emergency crews were at the scene of a reported collision between a bicyclist and a car.

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Montana unemployment rate dips to 4 percent

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Montana’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.0 percent for the month of April while the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent.

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Santa Fe High School shooting victims identified

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An exchange student and a substitute teacher were among the 10 people killed Friday at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas.

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MSU Billings Yellowstone Building project receives major donation

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BILLINGS - An MSUB alumnus stepped up with a $500,000 gift tonight for the proposed Yellowstone Allied Health and Science Building. 

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Teen fighting for the rights of gun owners

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9th grader Aidan Jackson from Ocean Lakes High School organized an event scheduled for Saturday called March for Our Guns.

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Q2 Weather: Rain pushes out of Billings

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Another cool, gray morning saw some light showers in the Billings area and much of the eastern edge of the continental divide, but these showers are pushing off to the east.

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China agrees to "significantly increase" imports

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China said Saturday that it would boost purchases of American goods and services and work to reduce the trade deficit, though it did not commit to a specific dollar amount.

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Two dead whales wash up in San Francisco Bay Area

A whale in the Oakland harbor. (CBS SF BAY AREA) A whale in the Oakland harbor. (CBS SF BAY AREA)
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Two dead whales were found in different parts of the San Francisco Bay Area Friday, leading to speculation as to what might be causing the marine mammals' deaths.

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Family of alleged Texas school shooter says they are "shocked and confused"

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The family of the 17-year-old boy accused of killing 10 people at a Texas high school Friday issued a statement expressing condolences to the victims.

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American Bishop Michael Curry on bringing his own style to royal wedding ceremony

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Most Rev. Michael Curry spoke, and did so in a style unfamiliar to past royal weddings.

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Texas official blames school shooting on too many exits and entrances

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blamed Friday's massacre at a high school near Houston in part on "too many entrances and too many exits" on the campus.

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17 injured at chemical plant in Pasadena, Texas

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The victims suffered burns and topical injuries, and some were injured when they were fleeing the facility.

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FBI informant interacted with Trump campaign

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The FBI used a retired American professor as an informant to interact with Trump campaign officials while the bureau looked into possible ties between Russia and members of the campaign.

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First lady Melania Trump returns to White House after hospital stay

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The first lady was hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Monday for an embolization procedure to treat a kidney condition.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry in trailblazing ceremony

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (CNN Photo) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (CNN Photo)
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Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle sealed their wedding vows with a kiss on the steps outside St. George's Chapel in Windsor on Saturday.

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Bear breaks into Colorado post office, photo goes viral

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The Pitkin Post Office was closed for the yesterday, after a black bear managed to enter the premises.

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I-15 closed south of Jefferson City

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North and south-bound lanes are closed due to a washed-out culvert that passes under the interstate.

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Billings Central takes top honors in 'War of the Walls' contest

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BILLINGS - A passion for painting pits Billings and Laurel schools against each other in a yearly competition. This year's "War of the Walls" winner  went to..

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More than 100 killed in Cuba plane crash, state media reports

Cuban authorities believe more than 100 people were killed Friday when a Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-200 crashed on takeoff from Havana's Jose Marti International Airport. Cuban authorities believe more than 100 people were killed Friday when a Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-200 crashed on takeoff from Havana's Jose Marti International Airport.
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More than 100 people are believed dead Friday after a Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-200 crashed on takeoff from Havana's Jose Marti International Airport, according to Cuba's state-run media.

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Breakfast Exchange Club celebrates 40 years of beer sales at Metra in Billings

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In 1978, a beer at at a hockey game in Billings cost 75 cents. And for 40 years, part of the profits from beer sales at MetraPark have helped non-profit groups.

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Alleged shooter at Texas high school spared people he liked, court document says

Multiple people have died as a result of a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, two law enforcement sources told CNN. Multiple people have died as a result of a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, two law enforcement sources told CNN.
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The teenager who allegedly used a shotgun and a revolver to kill 10 people and wound 10 others at a Texas high school Friday admitted he didn't shoot people he liked and meant to kill the ones he did target, a probable cause affidavit says. 

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Montanans remember Mount St. Helens 38 years later

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Fifty-seven people were killed by the eruption and hundreds of square miles were reduced to wasteland.

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Firing of Beaverhead County deputy sparks controversy in Dillon

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DILLON - The recent firing of Beaverhead County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Miles is causing controversy in Dillon.

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US B-52 bombers changed flight plan after North Korea threatened Trump summit

The US, South Korea and Japan agreed this week to shift a planned flight of at least two nuclear-capable B-52 bombers so they would not fly over the Korean Peninsula, according to two US defense officials. CNN. The US, South Korea and Japan agreed this week to shift a planned flight of at least two nuclear-capable B-52 bombers so they would not fly over the Korean Peninsula, according to two US defense officials. CNN.
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The U.S., South Korea and Japan agreed this week to shift a planned flight of at least two nuclear-capable B-52 bombers so they would not fly over the Korean Peninsula, according to two U.S. defense officials.

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Additional charges filed against woman accused of embezzling money from Montana rodeo group

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Alesia Lappe, a Lima woman charged with embezzling money from the Montana High School Rodeo Association, is facing more charges. 

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As Remington emerges from bankruptcy, Montana man continues his fight

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Remington Outdoor Company announced Thursday it's emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, after shedding $775 million dollars in debt. 

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FEMA denies Montana’s request for disaster declaration, $15 million in wildfire aid

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HELENA - State emergency managers said Friday the federal government has again denied their request for millions of dollars in additional aid to deal with Montana’s historic 2017 wildfire season.

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Montana wildlife officials offer food-disposal guidelines after black bears spotted in Billings area

This bear was spotted in the Lockwood area. photo courtesy of Cynthia Paugh St. Charles. This bear was spotted in the Lockwood area. photo courtesy of Cynthia Paugh St. Charles.
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Photos of a black bear in Emerald hills were taken in resident Cynthia Paugh St. Charles' back yard on Thursday; one of many spotted this week in the area. 

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Officials identify suspect in shooting that killed 10 at Texas' Santa Fe High School

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Two people have been detained in the shooting at Santa Fe High School. Federal law enforcement officials identified one of them as Dimitrios Pagourtzis.

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Red Cross installs new smoke alarms in Billings homes as part of national initiative

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BILLINGS - The American Red Cross partnered with the Billings Fire Department Friday to start installing free smoke detectors in up to 60 homes.

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House fails to pass farm bill because of fight over immigration

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The farm bill failed in the House Friday on a vote of 213 to 198. House GOP leaders had seemed confident as they walked into the vote Friday morning and believed they would have the support needed to pass the measure. 

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Special K Ranch in Columbus sued for negligence following alleged rape

The Special K Ranch is being sued in federal court (Special K Ranch) The Special K Ranch is being sued in federal court (Special K Ranch)
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BILLINGS -- The Special K Ranch in Columbus is denying allegations made by a Georgia man who claims his disabled son was sexually assaulted at the facility.

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Man faces federal charge for assault that left Poplar man dead

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POPLAR -- Nearly one year after a Poplar man was beaten to death outside a convenience store, one of the three suspects charged in Fort Peck Tribal Court has been charged in federal court. 

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Great Falls dams handling significant run-off this season

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This year’s significant run-off started a little later due to the high snow pack and cooler weather.

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At DNC women's forum, Hillary Clinton declares Democrats stand for truth, evidence and facts

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took the stage to high octave cheers, addressing a female coalition at the DNC Women's Leadership Forum.

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New migraine drug is affordably priced at only $6,900 a year

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The drug, to be sold under the name Aimovig, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday.

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Plane crashes on takeoff from Havana airport

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A Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737 with 104 people on board crashed on takeoff from Havana's Jose Marti International Airport.

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Special Olympics Montana announces raffle winners

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The grand prize - a 2018 Chevy pickup truck - was won by Dale Frost of Great Falls.

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Bear attack reported near Libby

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FWP personnel responded around 11:30 a.m. to the report of a bear attack on an adult woman.

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Multiple deaths in shooting at Texas' Santa Fe High School, sources say

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Reports indicate a student is in custody and fatalities have been reported. A law enforcement officer was wounded. 

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Once a teenage runaway, he now owns a $300 million restaurant empire

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When Cameron Mitchell had his life-changing epiphany at the age of 19, he had pretty much hit rock-bottom.

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TSA reveals it's keeping a list of unruly passengers

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Following an "alarming spike" in assaults on transportation security officers at airport checkpoints, the Transportation Security Administration began what's referred to as a "95 List"

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Billings woman selected as contestant on Price is Right

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A Billings woman had the experience of a lifetime when she was told to “come on down.”

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Woman, 7-year-old boy jump to death from boutique hotel in NYC

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Police say a woman apparently jumped with her 7-year-old son from a window of a boutique hotel in New York City and both died. 

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FraudWatch: Beware the driveway paving scam

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People need to be wary of scammers offering to pave your driveway as the weather gets warmer. 

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Starbucks apologizes for slur on customer's order

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Starbucks' day of racial-bias training for its baristas can't come soon enough.

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Florida woman smiles in mugshot after causing deadly DUI crash

Angenette Marie Welk's mugshot / MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE Angenette Marie Welk's mugshot / MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
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A Florida woman flashed a wide smile in her mugshot – despite driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a mother and injured her daughter.

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Blind 12-year-old dachshund, pit bull form inseparable bond

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Meet the odd couple of a Richmond, Virginia, animal shelter: a 12-year-old dachshund named O.J. and a 90-pound pit bull named Blue Dozer who resembles a bulldozer. 

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Man arrested after exchanging gunfire with officers at Trump resort

A man identified as the suspect in a shootout with police at Trump National Doral Miami golf club is wheeled out of an ambulance at a Miami, Florida hospital, early on May 18, 2018. / CBS A man identified as the suspect in a shootout with police at Trump National Doral Miami golf club is wheeled out of an ambulance at a Miami, Florida hospital, early on May 18, 2018. / CBS
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Police responding overnight to a call of an active shooter at President Donald Trump's golf resort in Doral, Florida, engaged in a shootout with a man and ended up taking him into custody with gunshot wounds.

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Elementary teacher charged after allegedly dragging child by hair

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A South Carolina elementary school teacher has been charged with two counts of child cruelty after allegedly dragging a child by the hair.

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Bozeman airport adding more flights for summer season

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Airlines at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport are adding more flights for the summer season. 

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Billings girl reported missing returns home safely

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"She was not injured and is now home and safe."

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MT corrections officials change key part of sentence-reform package

MT Deputy Corrections Director Cynthia Wolken MT Deputy Corrections Director Cynthia Wolken
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About 250 offenders have been granted the release since last July, although not all of those are a result of the new law

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Video extra: What are Montana's top baby names?

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What were the top baby name in Montana last year? 

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6 Billings rate payers suing city over franchise fees for water, sewer and garbage

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BILLINGS - Six rate payers are suing to stop the city of Billings from imposing franchise fees on water, sewer and garbage services that are directed to the city's general fund. 

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Royal wedding: Final preparations underway for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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WINDSOR, U.K. -- The royal wedding excitement is "on the boil." 

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Trump offers 'congratulations' to America on anniversary of Mueller investigation

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President Donald Trump sarcastically congratulated America Thursday on the one-year anniversary of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, maintaining that there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russians. 

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Trump administration to bar abortions at facilities receiving federal family funds

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President Donald Trump's administration plans to propose a new rule Friday that would bar abortions at facilities receiving federal family planning funds, according to two people familiar with the plans -- a move aimed squarely at Planned Parenthood, which accepts some federal money for non-abortion services.

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Man rescued from river after jumping from Missoula bridge

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Multiple agencies responded to reports of a man jumping off of the Orange Street Bridge late Thursday morning.

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Wyoming troopers seeking suspect after seizing 50 pounds of meth during traffic stop

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Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers announced Thursday they seized 50 pounds of methamphetamine worth more than $425,000 in an April traffic stop in Sweetwater County.

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2 girls killed in Big Horn County crash identified

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The two young girls killed in a Big Horn County crash on Monday night have been identified.

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Crews on track to open Beartooth Pass in Montana by Memorial Day

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The Montana Department of Transportation continues clearing snow from the Beartooth Pass. 

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Utility pledges $4.5M to Colstrip for transition – but says plant closures a ways off

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The head of a Spokane-based utility using power generated at coal-fired plants in Colstrip told state regulators Thursday the newer plants won’t shut down “any time soon,” and are still part of his company’s resource plan. 

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  • Meghan highlights feminist credentials after elevation to royal family

    Meghan highlights feminist credentials after elevation to royal family

    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:35 AM EDT2018-05-20 09:35:57 GMT
    For Harry and Meghan, it was the morning after the night before. For the rest of Britain, it was a day to reflect on an electrifying wedding that's being hailed as a transformative moment for the British monarchy.
    For Harry and Meghan, it was the morning after the night before. For the rest of Britain, it was a day to reflect on an electrifying wedding that's being hailed as a transformative moment for the British monarchy.
  • Cuba mourns after over 100 killed in plane crash

    Cuba mourns after over 100 killed in plane crash

    Saturday, May 19 2018 2:10 PM EDT2018-05-19 18:10:15 GMT
    The partner of a member of the crew on a jetliner that crashed in Cuba and a friend comfort each other in Mexico City on Friday.The partner of a member of the crew on a jetliner that crashed in Cuba and a friend comfort each other in Mexico City on Friday.
    Cuba began a two-day period of official mourning Saturday, as investigators continued the grim work of combing through the wreckage of the crashed plane that took the lives of over 100 people.
    Cuba began a two-day period of official mourning Saturday, as investigators continued the grim work of combing through the wreckage of the crashed plane that took the lives of over 100 people.
  • 'Dark ads' cast a shadow over Ireland's referendum on abortion

    'Dark ads' cast a shadow over Ireland's referendum on abortion

    Friday, May 18 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-05-18 16:03:52 GMT
    Attempts by Facebook and Google to tackle "dark ads" and foreign interference in the run-up to Ireland's referendum on abortion haven't been entirely successful, data from a transparency group seen by CNN has shown.
    Attempts by Facebook and Google to tackle "dark ads" and foreign interference in the run-up to Ireland's referendum on abortion haven't been entirely successful, data from a transparency group seen by CNN has shown.
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