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Colleges grappling with balancing free speech, campus safety

Confederate Monument Protest Campus Angst-11

After Charlottesville, students, parents worry about safety on campus; administrators rethink...

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Pediatricians say teens should sleep in. Schools won't let them.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Pediatricians have been clear: early bell times can spell sleep deprivation for teens, and, in turn, a decline in academic performance, an increased risk of car accidents and physical and mental health issues. But according to a recent report by the National Center...


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Immigrant group in Va. sues ICE over 'collateral arrests' it calls unconstitutional

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Immigrant advocates in Virginia filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against four federal immigration agents over a practice known as “collateral arrests” that have helped boost the number of illegal immigrants apprehended under the Trump administration. The lawsuit,...


Business

US stock indexes sag as a two-day rally peters out

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks retreated on Wednesday and gave back some of their gains from a day earlier, when the Standard & Poor’s 500 index had one of its best days of the year. Advertising companies and retailers had some of the steepest drops on worries about their earnings, while prices for...


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Va. GOP: Northam turned back on 'heritage' by calling for Confederate monuments to come

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. RICHMOND - The Republican Party of Virginia on Wednesday said Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, whose ancestors once owned slaves and fought in the Civil War, had “turned his back on his own family’s heritage” by calling for the removal of Confederate monuments. The accusation...


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Wrapped: Charlottesville covers Confederate statues in black

Confederate Monuments

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Workers in Charlottesville draped giant black covers over two statues of Confederate generals on Wednesday to symbolize the city’s mourning for a woman killed while protesting a white nationalist rally. The work began around 1 p.m. in Emancipation Park, where a towering...


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Former officer injects new racial element in 2014 slaying

Police Shooting Race

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white former police officer is headed for a fourth trial in the killing of his daughter’s black boyfriend, but Shannon Kepler has recently added another racial element to the case: He now says prosecutors can’t try him because he’s a member of an American Indian tribe....


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Trump calls for 'unity' at veterans' convention, hours after raucous Arizona rally

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. RENO, Nev. -- President Donald Trump called for unity in a speech at the American Legion’s 99th National Convention here, just hours after a raucous campaign-style rally in which he lambasted the media and his political rivals, and reignited the controversy over his...


Business

Up from the ashes: Samsung unveils successor to Note 7 phone

TEC--Samsung-Note 8 Phone

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung is trying to move past last year’s disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking — and lower battery capacity. The South Korean tech giant is no longer trying to squeeze more battery power into each...


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Hillary Clinton said her 'skin crawled' when Donald Trump stood behind her on debate

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Hillary Clinton said her “skin crawled” as Donald Trump loomed behind her at a presidential debate in St. Louis, and added that she wished she could have pressed pause and asked America, “Well, what would you do?” The words, Clinton’s most detailed public comments...


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'Spitting in the face of the people of Arizona': Activists decry possible Trump pardon of

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. PHOENIX -- Advocates for Latinos and others who protested President Donald Trump’s appearance here Tuesday night returned to the venue Wednesday morning to decry the president’s suggestion that he was prepared to pardon convicted Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio. “He’s...


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