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Police: Federal officer in custody after 3 fatal shootings
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) -- A federal security officer suspected in three fatal shootings outside a high school, a mall and a supermarket in the Washington, D.C., area was arrested Friday, police said. Three people were also wounded in the shootings....

A pregnant woman walks into a bar: You must serve her in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- A pregnant woman shows up at a New York City bar and wants to go in and order a drink despite health warnings against consuming alcohol while expecting. Should the tavern serve her?...

Texas children tied outside had hundreds of scars, injuries
DALLAS (AP) -- Two young children found chained and leashed outside a San Antonio home had suffered hundreds of scars and injuries from months, perhaps years, of abuse, a sheriff's official said Friday....

Teacher turns students' desks into letters of inspiration
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) -- For a classroom of elementary school students looking for inspiration before a big test this week, the writing wasn't on the wall. It was on their desks....

Man enters school playground, stabs 7-year-old at recess
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A man approached a school playground during recess and stabbed a 7-year-old girl Friday, leaving her seriously hurt, police said....

Harvard to bar members of all-male clubs from leading groups
BOSTON (AP) -- Students who join Harvard's male-only social clubs won't be able to serve as sports captains or leaders of other campus groups starting in fall 2017....

Another lawsuit accuses former VA employee of sexual abuse
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The number of lawsuits accusing a former physician assistant at a Veteran's Administration hospital in Kansas of sexual abuse has grown to at least five....

11-year-old's slaying spreads grief far beyond Navajo Nation
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) -- She was a budding musician and talented artist, a girl whose death at the hands of a man who authorities say lured her into his van spread grief far beyond her home on the Navajo Nation....

Judge's order reopens questions about what Paterno knew when
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A new legal document that claims a boy told Joe Paterno in 1976 that Jerry Sandusky had molested him has dropped like a bombshell and reignited debate about what the Penn State coach knew about his longtime assistant decades before his arrest....

Trump to face trial after election in Trump University suit
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Donald Trump will go to trial in a class-action lawsuit against his now-defunct Trump University after the presidential election but before inauguration if he wins the White House, setting the stage for a president-elect to take the witness stand....

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