CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former math teacher at Phillips Exeter Academy who taught at the prestigious prep school for nearly three decades was sentenced to at least 12 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a student from 2014-2016.

Szczesny Jerzy Kaminski, 62, also must complete a sexual offender program, register as a sex offender upon release, and is banned from any contact with the former student or her family. He pleaded guilty in Rockingham County Superior Court to three felonies and one misdemeanor.

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Dallas takes on the New Orleans Pelicans after Luka Doncic scored 53 points in the Dallas Mavericks' 111-105 win against the Detroit Pistons. Thursday's game is the third meeting of the season between the two teams. The Mavericks won the previous matchup 127-117. Dallas is 6-2 against the Southwest Division, and New Orleans is 7-3 against division opponents.

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Milwaukee hosts Los Angeles looking to prolong its five-game win streak. The teams play Thursday for the first time this season. Milwaukee is 21-5 at home, and Los Angeles is 15-14 on the road.

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New York takes on Miami in a matchup of Eastern Conference teams. The teams square off Thursday for the first time this season. New York is 18-15 against the Eastern Conference, and Miami is 13-14 against conference opponents.

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Charlotte is looking to stop its three-game road slide with a victory against Chicago. Thursday's game will be the third meeting this season between the two teams. The Hornets won the previous matchup 111-96. Chicago is 19-15 against the Eastern Conference, and Charlotte is 8-24 against conference opponents.

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Los Angeles visits the Indiana Pacers following the Lakers' 129-123 overtime win over the New York Knicks. Thursday's game will be the second meeting of the season between the two teams. The Pacers won the last matchup 116-115. Indiana is 16-10 at home, and Los Angeles is 11-16 on the road.

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The prospects for peace in Myanmar, much less a return to democracy, seem dimmer than ever two years after the army seized power from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. On Wednesday, legions of opponents of military rule heeded a call by protest organizers to stay home in what they're calling a  “silent strike” to show their strength and solidarity. Small peaceful protests are an almost-daily occurrence throughout the country. But experts say that violence, especially in the countryside, has reached the level of civil war on the anniversary of the Feb. 1, 2021, seizure of power by the army. At the same time, the grassroots movement opposing military rule has defied expectations by largely holding off the ruling generals.

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Jarod Lucas scored 26 points and Will Baker had 19 points and eight rebounds as Nevada beat No. 22 San Diego State 75-66. Kenan Blackshear added 18 points and seven assists for the Wolf Pack, who won their second consecutive home game against a ranked opponent for the first time in program history. Nevada defeated then-No. 25 New Mexico 97-94 in double overtime last week. Matt Bradley scored 16 points to lead the Aztecs. Nevada went 6 for 6 from the free throw line in the final 69 seconds to seal it. The victory snapped SDSU’s nine-game winning streak in the series.

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The Pakistani city of Peshawar was once known as “the city of flowers” but has borne the brunt of rising militancy in the region for the past decades. Now it's reeling after one of Pakistan’s most devastating militant attacks in years, in which a suicide bomber hit a mosque, killing  at least 100 people and wounding 225, mostly police. Analysts say the carnage is the legacy of decades of flawed policies by Pakistan and the United States. In the 1980s, the city became the center of the U.S. and Pakistani program to back the mujahedeen fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, creating a legacy of radicalism and violence that continues until today,

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It's been more than 375 years since Alse Young became the first person on record to be executed in the American colonies for witchcraft. Now, Connecticut lawmakers are considering exonerating her, as well as 10 others who were executed and dozens more who were accused of having ties to Satan. Young was killed in 1647, decades before the infamous Salem witch trials in Massachusetts. While there have been exoneration efforts in the past, lawmakers are optimistic it will happen this year. That's because amateur historians, researchers and descendants of the accused witches and their accusers from across the U.S. are urging Connecticut officials to officially acknowledge this dark period of the state’s colonial history.

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Taiwan has scrambled fighter jets and and put navy ships and missile systems on alert in response to nearby operations of 34 Chinese military aircraft and nine warships. Taiwan's Defense Ministry says 20 Chinese aircraft crossed the central line in the Taiwan Strait that has long been an unofficial buffer zone between the sides. China claims the self-governing island republic as its own territory to be taken by force, while the vast majority of Taiwanese are opposed to coming under the control of China's authoritarian Communist Party. The ministry says Taiwan's armed forces “monitored the situation ... to respond to these activities." China's operations aimed at Taiwan have raised concerns in the U.S. military about a possible blockade or invasion of the island.

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The long-running dispute over the West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar has resurfaced this week as a focus of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Four years ago, Israel's Supreme Court ordered the evacuation of the entire village, saying it was built illegally on state land. Now Israel’s new far-right ministers are pushing the government to fulfill its long-stalled commitment. They vow to expand Israeli presence in what is known as Area C, the 60% of the occupied West Bank over which the Israeli military has full control. Palestinians seek that land for a future state. For Palestinians, Khan al-Ahmar is emblematic of the latest stage of the conflict, as Palestinians struggle for Israeli permission to build.

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A man convicted of fatally shooting a Dallas police officer nearly 16 years ago is facing execution. Wesley Ruiz is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Wednesday evening at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. The 43-year-old was condemned for the 2007 killing of Dallas Police Senior Corporal Mark Nix. The officer was killed after a high speed chase that ended with Nix trying to break the passenger window of Ruiz's vehicle. Authorities say Ruiz fired one shot that hit Nix, who later died. Ruiz’s attorneys have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his execution over claims that jurors relied on “overtly racist” stereotypes in sentencing him to death. Ruiz is Hispanic.

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Prosecutors have linked Alec Baldwin to an expansive list of alleged failures in firearms safety in a filing of a felony involuntary manslaughter charge against the actor in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico movie set. A Santa Fe district attorney announced the charges Tuesday. Halyna Hutchins died shortly after being wounded during rehearsals at a ranch on the outskirts of Santa Fe on Oct. 21, 2021. Baldwin was pointing a pistol at Hutchins when the gun went off, killing her and wounding the director, Joel Souza. Film-set weapons supervisor Hannah Gutierrez-Reed also faces involuntary manslaughter charges.

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Jamal Murray scored 32 points, Nikola Jokic got his 16th triple-double of the season and the Denver Nuggets held off the reeling New Orleans Pelicans 122-113. Jokic finished with 26 points, 18 rebounds and 15 assists as the Western Conference leaders improved to 16-0 when Jokic has a triple-double. Murray made a season-high seven 3-pointers on his way to a big night. CJ McCollum and Herbert Jones both scored 21 points for the Pelicans, who have dropped nine straight games. They finished 3-13 in January. Part of the reason for the slide has been the absence of standout Zion Williamson, who has missed 15 straight games with a hamstring injury.