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Westboro Baptist protests Morehouse over transgender policy

ATLANTA – The Westboro Baptist Church protested outside of the country’s only all-male historically black college over the school’s new admission policy that accepts transgender men.WXIA-TV reports the demonstrators from the Kansas-based church appeared outside Morehouse College in Atlanta on Sunday ahead of the school’s graduation ceremonies. The school announced in April that transgender men……

Bond reduction denied for woman accused of torturing toddler

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – A West Virginia judge has declined to reduce bail for a Fairmont woman accused of locking her 3-year-old son in a closet, torturing him and depriving him of food and water.The Times West Virginian reports 28-year-old Brittany Nicole Lippincott on Thursday requested her bail drop from $100,000 to $30,000. She was arrested……

Rape trial begins for ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr

FILE – Former NFL football player Kellen Winslow Jr., center, leaves his arraignment in Vista, Calif. AP/Pool SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kellen Winslow Jr., a former NFL No. 1 draft pick and son of a Hall of Famer who starred for his hometown San Diego Chargers, goes on trial Monday on multiple charges, including… …

Google says services on Huawei phone still will function

BEIJING – Google is assuring users of Huawei smartphones the American company’s services still will work on them following U.S. government restrictions on doing business with the Chinese tech giant.Google said Monday it is complying with and “reviewing the implications” of an order that requires export licenses for technology sales to Huawei Technologies Ltd.Last week’s……

Louisiana HS students laced teacher’s drink with Krud Kutter: cops

Two students at a Louisiana high school who poured a chemical into a teacher’s drink and filmed it on Snapchat were arrested Friday on a felony count of mingling harmful substances, authorities said.Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot said the 17-year-old Eunice High School juniors mixed Krud Kutter, an all-purpose cleaning solution, into the teacher’s cup……

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Georgia man’s sexual extortion case to go before grand jury

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A grand jury is set to hear the case of a Georgia man accused of threatening to share explicit photos of several Alabama women if the women didn’t meet him for sex.The Tuscaloosa News reports 22-year-old Micheal Antonio Downing waived his preliminary hearing Friday, sending the case to the jury. He was……

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Cleveland Marathon runner, 22, dies after collapse near finish line

Taylor Ceepo, 22, died after collapsing near the finish line at a marathon in Cleveland on Sunday. A participant in Sunday’s 42nd annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon died after she collapsed near the finish line, authorities said.The runner was later identified as 22-year-old Taylor Ceepo. The recent graduate from Walsh University was pronounced dead… …

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Amid #MeToo, states debate teaching consent to kids

High school freshmen listen to Wexford County prosecutor Jason Elmore talk about consent and criminal sexual conduct on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Cadillac, Mich. Among other things, he reminded them that the legal age of consent for sexual contact in the state of Michigan is 16. Most of the students in these classes… …

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Veteran impaled by stolen tripod dropped on California freeway

A California veteran riding passenger in a van was severely wounded Thursday after a yellow-and-red tripod smashed through the windshield and impaled his lung, authorities said.The tripod was stolen from a California Department of Transportation crew and dropped off an overpass onto Interstate 5 around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, authorities said. A stolen tripod smashed through the……

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Hundreds protest Alabama abortion ban: ‘My body, my choice!’

Protesters for women’s rights hold a rally on the Alabama Capitol steps to protest a law passed last week making abortion a felony in nearly all cases with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Hundreds of demonstrators marched to… …

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