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Judge orders sweeping changes to Texas foster care system

DALLAS (AP) — A judge ordered Texas to make sweeping changes to its foster care system on Friday, two years after she found it unconstitutionally broken. In the scathing final order, U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack told the state the overhaul must include improvements in record keeping,...


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Latest: Nassar sobs as abuse victim testifies at sentencing

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a former sports doctor who sexually assaulted gymnasts and others (all times local): 6 p.m. Disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar broke down as a victim spoke during the fourth day of his sentencing for sexually assaulting young gymnasts...


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He ate raw fish almost every day - until a 5-foot-long tapeworm slithered out of his body

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. He told an emergency room physician he had a liking for raw fish - specifically, salmon sashimi. It’s what the 30-year-old man, from Fresno, California, suspected had landed him in the bathroom with stomach cramps and bloody diarrhea. But what he did not anticipate...


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Vegas gunman studied SWAT tactics, music site before attack

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas gunman meticulously planned the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, researching SWAT tactics, renting other hotel rooms overlooking outdoor concerts and investigating potential targets in at least four cities, authorities said Friday. But almost four months...


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HHS releases new rule on health workers' religious, moral objections

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Citing President Donald Trump’s “pro-life mission,” the Health and Human Services Department announced actions on Friday that are designed to roll back key health-care policies of the Obama administration. Roger Severino, director for the HHS Office of...


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Trump administration further weakens rule to regulate career-training programs

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Education on Friday reduced the amount of information career-training programs must disclose to students under an Obama-era rule the Trump administration plans to rewrite. The rule, known as gainful employment, threatens to withhold...


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After 'ruffled feathers,' Northam says he is back on track with Republicans

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. RICHMOND, Va. - Gov. Ralph Northam said Friday was the best day yet of his young governorship, and not just because he felt he’d gotten his relationship with Republican legislative leaders back on track. The alarm clock that former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) had hidden...


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Court documents: Neighbor agrees to plead guilty to assault of Sen. Rand Paul

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A neighbor of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, has agreed to plead guilty in federal court in a November attack that left the nation’s best known libertarian with six broken ribs and briefly sidelined him during debate over the tax overhaul, according to court documents....


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Teen who allegedly killed his girlfriend's parents charged with murder

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A 17-year-old from Fairfax County who allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend’s parents before wounding himself was formally charged on Friday, police said. The teenager has been charged as a juvenile with two counts of murder for the deaths of Scott Fricker, 48, and...


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Justice Department to retry Sen. Menendez following mistrial on bribery charges

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Justice Department plans to put Sen. Robert Menendez back on trial on corruption charges, following a mistrial last year in which most jurors wanted to acquit the New Jersey Democrat. The trial in Newark federal court of Menendez and his co-defendant,...


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