Connecticut’s top public defender denies misconduct claims as commission debates firing her

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's top public defender fought to keep her job Tuesday as an oversight commission began considering whether to fire her...

NPR suspends editor who criticized his employer for what he calls an unquestioned liberal...

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NEW YORK (AP) — National Public Radio has suspended a veteran editor who wrote an outside essay criticizing his employer for, in his view,...

Chicago woman pleads guilty, gets 50 years for cutting child from victim’s womb

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CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman accused of luring a pregnant teenager to her home and cutting her baby from her womb with a...

A former youth detention center resident testifies about ‘hit squad’ attack

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BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A former resident of New Hampshire’s youth detention center testified Thursday that his house leader and another staffer restrained him...

Idaho’s ban on youth gender-affirming care has families desperately scrambling for solutions

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Forced to hide her true self, Joe Horras’ transgender daughter struggled with depression and anxiety until three years ago, when she began to take...

Parts of central US hit by severe storms, while tornadoes strike in Kansas and...

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Strong storms caused damage in parts of the middle U.S. Tuesday and spawned tornadoes in Kansas and Iowa, including one...

Retired general’s testimony links private contractor to Abu Ghraib abuses

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An Army general who investigated the abuse of prisoners 20 years ago at Iraq's infamous Abu Ghraib prison testified Tuesday...

Citing safety, USC cancels speech by valedictorian who has publicly supported Palestinians

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California has canceled a commencement speech by its 2024 valedictorian, a Muslim student who has expressed...

House panel says China subsidizes fentanyl production to fuel crisis in the United States

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WASHINGTON (AP) — China is fueling the fentanyl crisis in the U.S. by directly subsidizing the manufacturing of materials that are used by traffickers...

Texas inmate Melissa Lucio’s death sentence should be overturned, judge says

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HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has recommended that the conviction and death sentence of Melissa Lucio, a Texas woman whose execution was delayed in...