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Former FBI director Comey to testify publicly before Senate

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Former FBI director James Comey will testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee at a...

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Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A bill headed for passage in the Texas Legislature could force schools to reveal the identities of some transgender students. Some schools have quietly agreed to parents’ requests to keep their children’s birth genders secret. If adopted, the measure would require teachers to...


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Virginia city inches forward on name change for Jefferson Davis Highway

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The renaming of Jefferson Davis Highway in Alexandria, Virginia, ordered eight months ago by the City Council, inched forward last week with the appointment of an advisory group to consider new names. Having the name of the president of the Confederacy on the highway,...


Business

Technology and defense companies lead US stocks higher

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Monday as software and chip makers and other technology companies climb. Defense contractors are also rising as the market bounces back from a turbulent week. Ford is up after it replaced CEO Mark Fields. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index jumped...


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Fighting back: Students, some schools take on sexual assault

Schoolhouse Sex Assault Fighting Back

FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) — A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed — sexual aggression among classmates. Unsure at first what to do, the...


Business

Fields out at Ford; new CEO Hackett known for turnarounds

Ford CEO

DEARBORN, Michigan (AP) — Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly while remaking itself as a nimble, high-tech provider of new mobility services. The 114-year-old automaker said Fields is retiring at age 56 after 28...


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Indy 500 pole winner robbed at gunpoint at Taco Bell after qualifying run

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Mere hours after winning the pole position for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, Scott Dixon was robbed at gunpoint at a Taco Bell drive-through about a half-mile from the track in Indianapolis, according to Fox 59. Former IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti and Dixon’s...


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Correction: Billy the Kid-Sheriff story

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a story May 19 about a historical document related to the death of the former sheriff who is credited with killing Billy the Kid, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by Dona Ana County, erroneously reported the date of the coroner’s jury report. The...


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Students sexually abused at school face lengthy legal fights

Schoolhouse Sex Assault Legal Hurdles

When children sexually assault other children at school, sometimes the only measure of justice comes through the courts. The barriers are formidable, and can lead to long, grueling fights: Public schools in many states enjoy powerful shields, including caps on damages if they lose a lawsuit and...


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The Latest: Many in Cosby jury pool have opinion about guilt

Bill Cosby Jury Selection

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case (all times local): 12:10 p.m. One-third of the potential jurors questioned in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case say they’ve formed opinions about his guilt or innocence while two-thirds say it would be difficult to serve....


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Can Michael Flynn refuse to turn over documents to Congress? Yes - but he risks

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s reticence to testify before Congress about his behavior before and after the inauguration of Donald Trump was always obvious. His attorney indicated that Flynn would testify in exchange for immunity back in March - a...


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