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In A Segregated County, A New Charter School Offers An Alternative

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 05:00

Only about half of University Charter School's 300-plus students are black. That's a rarity in Sumter County, Ala., which, like many school systems, has struggled to achieve integration.

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Ohio State Suspends Football Coach Urban Meyer For 3 Games

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 04:44

Meyer's sanction comes along with a more than two-week suspension for Athletics Director Gene Smith over their response to allegations of domestic abuse against a former assistant coach.

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LA Approves $1.9 Million Settlement To Family Of Homeless Man Killed By LAPD

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 00:28

An investigation exonerated officers who fatally shot a mentally ill man, but a jury ruled they'd used excessive force. The payout is the first involving LAPD bodycams capturing a police killing.

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3 North Carolina Confederate Monuments Will Stay In Place, Commission Decides

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 23:35

It also recommends at least one monument to be added to the Capitol grounds that highlights the contributions of the state's African American citizens, and new signage on the existing statues.

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Mexican City Decriminalizes Public Sex — To Stop Police Extortion

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 22:21

"Expressions of affection, kissing, hugging in a public place are neither crimes nor offenses," said the Guadalajara council member who proposed the successful measure.

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German Authorities Detain Suspected Terrorist For Plotting Attack

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 21:16

The 31-year-old Russian man has been arrested and is believed to have been an accomplice to French terror suspect imprisoned in France last year.

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Republicans Stick With Trump Despite Major Legal Trouble For Ex-Top Aides

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 20:14

Tuesday's headlines were widely seen a severe blow to Trump just months before the critical midterm elections. But Republicans on Capitol Hill downplayed the news or declined to comment entirely.

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Once Held Captive By ISIS, Nadia Murad Is Now Engaged

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 19:04

A survivor of sexual enslavement and now a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, Nadia Murad, announced that she is marrying a human rights activist.

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Femi Kuti, Brian Eno And 86 Others Sign Letter Supporting Ugandan Opposition Leader

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 17:44

Following the arrest of Ugandan politician and musician Bobi Wine, an extensive list of artists, politicians and activists have called for his release.

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Long Before Facebook, The KGB Spread Fake News About AIDS

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 17:38

In the '80s, the Soviet Union and allies participated in a widespread disinformation campaign: disseminating the theory that the AIDS virus had been manufactured by the United States.

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Ancient Bone Reveals Surprising Sex Lives Of Neanderthals

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 17:01

Genomic sequencing reveals new evidence of interbreeding among different groups of our ancient relatives. A scientist calls the find "almost too lucky to be true."

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How Social Media Came To The Rescue After Kerala's Flood

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 16:48

Volunteers are using Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp to find out what people need and give them vital information on how to survive.

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Verizon Throttled Firefighters' Data As Mendocino Wildfire Raged, Fire Chief Says

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 16:13

Santa Clara Fire Chief Anthony Bowden said data speeds plummeted — and he blames the repeal of net neutrality. Now, he's backing state and local agencies that are pushing to undo the FCC decision.

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Asia Argento's Accuser Speaks Publicly, As She Reportedly Denies Assault

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 16:02

Jimmy Bennett, whose deal with Argento was leaked to the New York Times, said Wednesday that he was initially "ashamed and afraid to be part of the public narrative."

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5 Lawsuits Over Census Citizenship Question Could Head To Trial

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 15:28

A federal judge's ruling allowing a Maryland lawsuit to proceed is the latest win for critics of a question about U.S. citizenship status planned for the 2020 census.

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Details Of Uber Harassment Settlement Released

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 14:52

Dozens of women and minorities who said they were harassed while working as engineers at Uber filed a class-action lawsuit. Hundreds of people also sued for discrimination claims.

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Hungary Intentionally Denying Food To Asylum-Seekers, Watchdog Groups Say

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 14:12

Would-be refugees who have appealed their asylum claims in Hungary have been systematically deprived of food, observers say. The European Court of Human Rights has intervened on a case by case basis.

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As Legal Troubles Mount for His Former Associates, Trump Lashes Out

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 11:33

President Trump and his White House had stayed mostly silent in the wake of Paul Manafort's conviction and Michael Cohen's guilty plea, but he returned to Twitter on Wednesday morning to respond.

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A Day After Cohen Guilty Plea, Trump Contradicts His Former Personal Lawyer

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 11:33

President Trump and the White House had stayed mostly silent in the wake of Paul Manafort's conviction and Michael Cohen's guilty plea, but Wednesday he returned to Twitter and taped a TV interview.

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