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By the 1980s, America finally publicly embraced the black athlete, looking past skin color to see athleticism and skill, rewarding stars with multimillion-dollar athletic contracts, movie deals, lucrative shoe endorsements and mansions in all-white enclaves.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — By any measure, Nebraska is having its best season since moving to the Big Ten, from its win total to its RPI and KenPom rankings. It's unclear whether that will be good enough to secure an NCAA Tournament bid.

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The most common sights on North Dakota's Fort Berthold Indian Reservation are oilfield trucks and long-distance runners, neither of which can be stopped by the brutal weather and both of which leave everything behind them in the dust.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former University of Minnesota basketball standout Reggie Lynch dropped his appeal Thursday of his expulsion over allegations of raping two women, while insisting "I did not commit any of the acts that I am being accused of."

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PHOENIX (AP) — Three metro Phoenix high school officials accused of failing to notify authorities of sexual and physical abuse of football players will not be charged with crimes because players who were victimized and their parents were among witnesses who declined to cooperate with investi…

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — USA Gymnastics told Congress it has not used non-disclosure agreements in investigations except in the case of Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney, one of more than 200 women and girls who have said now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar sexually abused them under …

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Notre Dame's president ripped the NCAA's decision to deny the school's appeal to restore 21 vacated football victories from an academic misconduct violation, saying the association "perverted" the notion that universities determine how they police academics.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers are considering hiring a state Title IX ombudsman and requiring minor patients to be advised of their rights amid criticism of how Michigan State University handled complaints against imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar.

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Progress 2016 - A special publication brought to you by the Killeen Daily Herald.

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  • The Killeen Daily Herald's 6th annual How-to Guide 2016
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The Killeen Daily Herald's 6th annual How-to Guide July 2016

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The Killeen Daily Herald presents an overview of the progress seen in Central Texas cities during 2016 and what's ahead in 2017.

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The Killeen Daily Herald salutes area graduates, profiling the valedictorian and salutatorian at each high school.