Dana Farrington

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Kansas Supreme Court Rejects Lawmakers' Bid To Fix Education Funding

Friday, May 27, 2016

The Legislature has until June 30 to resolve an "inequitable and unconstitutional" funding structure, the court says, or else schools will have to close.

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Dr. Heimlich Uses His Maneuver At Retirement Home, Saves 87-Year-Old Woman

Friday, May 27, 2016

The residents' dinner became quite an event. Henry Heimlich, 96, is famous for inventing a technique to help people who are choking.

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'Near-Normal' Atlantic Hurricane Forecast Could Mean More Storms

Friday, May 27, 2016

The past three hurricane seasons have been considered below normal, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says. This season, NOAA predicts about four to eight hurricanes in the Atlantic.

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New England, Back Away From The Seal Pups

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Please do not take selfies with the animals, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration asks. It's pupping season, so there may be a tempting number of seals about this weekend.

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Another Year, Another Impasse As 2 Win Scripps National Spelling Bee

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The spellers made it through 25 championship rounds to be named co-winners. Nihar Saireddy Janga was among the youngest in the finals; Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar follows his brother, a 2014 co-champ.

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More Than A Dozen Rescued From Kentucky Cave

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Floodwaters trapped the cavers on Thursday. Four managed to escape, and then 19 more finally made it out in the evening.

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In Louisiana, It's Now A Hate Crime To Target Police Officers

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Those convicted of targeting law enforcement and emergency crews can now face stricter penalties. "The overarching message is that hate crimes will not be tolerated in Louisiana," the governor said.

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Baylor Removes Ken Starr As President Over University's Response To Sex Assault Cases

Thursday, May 26, 2016

An independent review found that the university failed to adequately handle reports of harassment and assault and, in some cases, actively discouraged students from coming forward.

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Swiss School Board Upholds Handshake Policy, Despite Religious Objections

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Two Muslim boys had refused to shake hands with their female teachers. The educational body in their area says schools can insist on the custom — and can fine parents if students don't comply.

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6-Year-Old May Be Out Of Spelling Bee, But This Kid Is A Winner

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Akash Vukoti was the youngest contestant in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee. He didn't go all the way this time, but we've got our eye on him.

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Nearly A Dozen States Sue U.S. Government Over Transgender Policies

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Obama administration has argued that gender identity is protected under federal law. The states say the government is overreaching.

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Louisiana Poised To Expand Hate-Crime Law To Protect Police

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to sign the legislation, supported by so-called Blue Lives Matter advocates, which would allow additional penalties against people who target first responders.

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Justice Department To Seek Death Penalty For S.C. Church Shooting Suspect

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Dylann Roof faces federal as well as state charges for the fatal shooting of nine people at a historically black church in Charleston in June 2015.

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NFL Awards Super Bowls To Atlanta, South Florida And Los Angeles

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The sites will host the championship in 2019, 2020 and 2021, respectively. All three will have new or newly renovated stadiums for the games.

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Judge Says Sexual Assault Case Against Bill Cosby Can Go To Trial

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A woman who says Cosby assaulted her 12 years ago did not appear in court, but parts of a statement she gave in 2005 was read aloud. A judge decided there was enough evidence to move the case forward.

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World's First Surviving Septuplets, Born In '97, Graduate From High School

Monday, May 23, 2016

The McCaugheys inspired awe and debate over fertility treatment when they were born more than 18 years ago. Now that they have graduated, the siblings plan to take different paths.

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TSA's Head Of Security 'Removed' From Office, Says House Panel

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Oversight Committee has criticized TSA for giving Kelly Hoggan bonuses despite security problems under his leadership. The agency has also been under fire for long screening lines for travelers.

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London Flower Show Hopes You Will Get Into The Garden, Too

Monday, May 23, 2016

Handmade poppies and take-home tips are hallmarks of this year's Chelsea Flower Show. The Royal Horticultural Society wants to use the show to promote the benefits of digging in the dirt.

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Rhino-Horn Trade OK'd By South African Court, Lifting Domestic Ban

Monday, May 23, 2016

International trade of rhino horns is still banned, though illicit trade continues. South Africa has the world's largest rhino population; more than 1,000 were killed by poachers last year.

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Selfie With Statue In Portugal Doesn't End Well

Friday, May 13, 2016

A man tried to climb up on a statue at Lisbon's Rossio train station for a picture, causing the figure of King Sebastian to fall and shatter. The national monument was more than 120 years old.

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