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Abuse allegations lead to spike in teachers placed on leave in a Maryland suburb

More than 500 school employees in Prince George’s County have been placed on administrative leave at some point during this school year in response to alleged child abuse or neglect — a sharp spike over previous years amid a push to report suspicious conduct.The jump in investigations follows a
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San Diego police kill 15-year-old who pointed a BB gun at officers

The teenager pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it at the officers. They yelled for him to drop the weapon, according to a police statement, but, instead, the 15-year-old stepped forward.Just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday, someone called 911 asking police to check on a boy standing in front of
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Sally Yates to testify about her discussions with the White House on Russia

Sally Yates was the attorney general for only 10 days — an Obama administration holdover whose role was to quietly manage the Justice Department until the Trump administration could quickly replace her. Instead, her brief time in the job has fueled months of fierce political debate on the White Ho
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The insider and the outsider: McConnell and Trump try for a deal on health care

President Trump’s administration was still in its first hours when Mitch McConnell snagged an open seat next to him for a private chat at his inaugural luncheon. For more than 15 minutes, McConnell did most of the talking. The new president listened keenly. Eleven days later, McConnell had a front
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Texas police officer who killed black teen could spend rest of his life in prison

A Texas police officer turned himself in on Friday after he was charged with murder in the shooting death of a 15-year-old.Roy Durwood Oliver, a patrol officer in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs since July 2011, was released on $300,000 bail.While dispatched on complaints about drunk teenagers at
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American is dealing with a racist incident on its campus. It is not alone.

Adonis Billizon-Johnson sat amid a sea of empty blue chairs one recent afternoon, patiently waiting for a town hall forum at American University.“I want to make sure that I have a seat,” said Billizon-Johnson, a 19-year-old from New Orleans. “I’m pretty sure it will be filled today.”He was
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Excitement and caution as Liberty University awaits Trump’s commencement speech

LYNCHBURG, Va. — It’s exam week at Liberty University and everywhere are signs of last-minute cramming. Study groups are bunched around tables inside the student union. The Jerry Falwell Library is unusually packed. And the weekly campus worship service has been postponed to allow more time to
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Trump questions whether key funding source for historically black colleges is constitutional

In February, President Trump invited leaders from historically black colleges and universities to the White House, a move they hoped signaled his support for the institutions and showed an effort to give them more clout in his administration. But critics had a more cynical description of the Oval Of
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The D.C. Housing Department forfeited millions as families waited for help

Just before her 100th day in office, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser stood before a packed house at the city’s historic Lincoln Theatre and called on taxpayers to make an unprecedented investment in the poor.For the first time, she announced, the District would devote $100 million in city funds each
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America’s economy has been made adequate again

It's almost time to party like it's 2007.By most measures, the economy is finally back to where it was before the Great Recession hit. All it took was eight years of slow-and-steady job growth. Which, of course, is exactly what we got in April. The economy added 211,000 jobs, bringing both the unemp
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