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Wisconsin Students Walk Out to Protest Racial Slur Firing

Wisconsin Students Walk Out to Protest Racial Slur Firing

By Todd Richmond | Oct 19
Students at a Wisconsin high school skipped class Friday and marched through the streets of the state capital to protest the firing of a black security guard who was terminated for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to call him that word.

Border Patrol's Growing Presence at Hospitals Creates Fear

Border Patrol's Growing Presence at Hospitals Creates Fear

By Adriana Gomez Licon | Oct 19
An armed Border Patrol agent roamed the hallways of an emergency room in Miami on a recent day as nurses wheeled stretchers and medical carts through the hospital and families waited for physicians to treat their loved ones.

Police Get Cooling Off Period Before Questioned in Shootings

Police Get Cooling Off Period Before Questioned in Shootings

By Lisa Marie Pane | Oct 19
After a police officer fatally shoots someone, it can take days or even weeks before the public or his supervisors hear the officer's version of what happened. In many states, that so-called cooling off period is carved out in state law or in a police de

Not Real News: A Look At What Didn't Happen This Week

Not Real News: A Look At What Didn't Happen This Week

By Beatrice Dupuy, Arijeta Lajka, and Amanda Seitz | Oct 19
None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts.

Gay High School Soccer Star, Now Grown, Running for Office in West Virginia

Gay High School Soccer Star, Now Grown, Running for Office in West Virginia

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 18
Five years ago, as a state champion soccer star in West Virginia, then-high school student Michael Martin came out with a homecoming slow dance with his boyfriend. Now, as a school board candidate, he's ready to work for all students..

New Orleans to Explode Huge Unstable Cranes Ahead of Storm

New Orleans to Explode Huge Unstable Cranes Ahead of Storm

By Rebecca Santana and Kevin McGill | Oct 18
The city of New Orleans is preparing to explode two giant, badly damaged construction cranes that are towering over a partially collapsed hotel project at the edge of the French Quarter.

White House Says Next G-7 to Be Held at a Trump Golf Resort

White House Says Next G-7 to Be Held at a Trump Golf Resort

Oct 17
The White House said Thursday it has chosen President Donald Trump's golf resort in Miami as the site for next year's Group of Seven summit.

Fourth Transgender Murder Reported in Kansas City

Fourth Transgender Murder Reported in Kansas City

By Sam Cronin | Oct 17
Police in Kansas City have a man in custody for fatally shooting a transgender woman, Brianna "BB" Hill. This is the fourth murder of a transgender person in Kansas City this year. The city has a reported 118 homicides this year in total.

Milo's 'Dangerous' Website Under New Management?

Milo's 'Dangerous' Website Under New Management?

Oct 17
Openly gay right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has reportedly sold off his website, Dangerous.com. The news comes in the wake of media reports about Milo's deep debt and complaints he's made about not being able to make a living.

Matthew Shepard's Parents Criticize AG Barr on LGBT Rights

Matthew Shepard's Parents Criticize AG Barr on LGBT Rights

By David Crary | Oct 17
The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay college student murdered in 1998, assailed Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday for what they called hypocrisy on LGBT rights.

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