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Protesters calling for the removal and the preservation of Confederate-era monuments face off in dueling demonstrations, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in New Orleans. Local media reported protesters from both sides showed up at a memorial honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Sunday. The statue is one of three memorials to Confederate-era figures the city plans to take down. Another memorial has already been removed. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)
May 08, 2017 - 6:16 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the city of New Orleans' plans to remove three statues honoring Confederate leaders (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A judge in New Orleans has refused to block the city from removing a statue of a Confederate general. Civil Court Judge Kern Reese ruled Monday afternoon...
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A scoreboard touts the accomplishments of the Parkview High School baseball team as they warm up before a baseball game in Lilburn, Ga., on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Across the U.S., perhaps nowhere is student-on-student sexual assault as dismissed or as camouflaged as in boys' sports, an Associated Press investigation found. Older Parkview players in 2015 were disciplined for sexual battery, in part, after attacking younger teammates, but the district called it "inappropriate physical contact" and "misbehavior." (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 08, 2017 - 5:53 pm
The Georgia school district said it was investigating the baseball players for "misbehavior" and "inappropriate physical contact." What it didn't reveal was that a younger teammate had reported being sexually assaulted. Even after players were later disciplined for sexual battery, the district...
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Protesters hold signs and march in front of the State Capitol across the street from the US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., Monday, May 8, 2017. The court will examine a ruling that blocks the administration from temporarily barring new visas for citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. It's the first time an appeals court will hear arguments on the revised travel ban, which is likely destined for the U.S. Supreme Court.(AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 08, 2017 - 5:32 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A challenge to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban appears to hinge on whether a federal appeals court agrees that the Republican's past anti-Muslim statements can be used against him. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrestled Monday with whether the court should...
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May 08, 2017 - 3:53 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A $54 million lawsuit over Rhode Island's tallest building, called the Superman Building, has been settled just before a trial was scheduled to begin in federal court. The owner of the Providence skyscraper had sued Bank of America, saying the bank allowed it to fall into...
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This Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 photo shows the gym, left, at Estill Middle School in Estill, S.C. The school, mired in poverty, stands out as having one of the nation's largest single sexual assault cases reported on school grounds - at least four students, ages 11 to 14, were victimized by as many as 30 kids in 2013. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
May 08, 2017 - 3:00 pm
ESTILL, S.C. (AP) — The numbers are horrific: At least four students, ages 11 to 14, victimized by as many as 30 kids in one of the largest single cases of sexual assault reported on U.S. school grounds. And yet four years later, it's as if nothing happened. The sheriff's office investigated and...
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May 08, 2017 - 2:58 pm
VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court has ruled that Facebook must delete hate speech postings worldwide and that Austrian law can be applied to lawsuits against the social media website. Maria Windhager, a lawyer for an Austrian politician, said Monday's ruling is a rebuff to the social media giant's...
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Flags hang over the court at a varsity basketball game at Flower Mound High School in Flower Mound, Texas, on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. In 2011, Charles Freet lost his job as boys basketball coach at the school, and now works at a Dallas-area private school. After a Flower Mound High School teacher reported that players were putting their fingers in teammates' bottoms, he told administrators investigating the allegations that the acts were merely a joke and not hazing. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
May 08, 2017 - 1:28 pm
The Georgia school district said it was investigating the baseball players for "misbehavior" and "inappropriate physical contact." What it didn't reveal was that a younger teammate had reported being sexually assaulted. Even after players were later disciplined for sexual battery, the district...
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This Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 photo shows the gym, left, at Estill Middle School in Estill, S.C. The school, mired in poverty, stands out as having one of the nation's largest single sexual assault cases reported on school grounds - at least four students, ages 11 to 14, were victimized by as many as 30 kids in 2013. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
May 08, 2017 - 10:59 am
ESTILL, S.C. (AP) — The numbers are horrific: At least four students, ages 11 to 14, victimized by as many as 30 kids in one of the largest single cases of sexual assault reported on U.S. school grounds. And yet four years later, it's as if nothing happened. The sheriff's office investigated and...
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FILE - This Tuesday Sept. 27, 2016 file photo shows Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Chief Justice Roger Gregory during an interview in his office in Richmond, Va. Gregory will preside over the full 15-judge court will hear the a lawsuit challenging President Trump's travel ban. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 08, 2017 - 10:35 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After a series of stinging legal defeats, President Donald Trump's administration hopes to convince a federal appeals court that his travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries is motivated by national security, not religion. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on...
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Plaques mark the accomplishments of the Parkview High School baseball team as they warm up before a baseball game in Lilburn, Ga., on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Across the U.S., perhaps nowhere is student-on-student sexual assault as dismissed or as camouflaged as in boys' sports, an Associated Press investigation found. Older Parkview players in 2015 were disciplined for sexual battery, in part, after attacking younger teammates, but the district called it "inappropriate physical contact" and "misbehavior." (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 08, 2017 - 10:06 am
The Georgia school district said it was investigating the baseball players for "misbehavior" and "inappropriate physical contact." What it didn't reveal was that a younger teammate had reported being sexually assaulted. Even after players were later disciplined for sexual battery, the district...
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