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Larry Nassar, right, listens near defense attorney Matthew Newberg as Judge Janice Cunningham (pictured on the monitor) sentences Nassar at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich., Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The former Michigan State University sports-medicine and USA Gymnastics doctor received 40 to 125 years for three first degree criminal sexual abuse charges related to assaults that occurred at Twistars, a gymnastics facility in Dimondale. Nassar has also been sentenced to 60 years in prison for three child pornography charges in federal court and between 40 to 175 years in Ingham County for seven counts of criminal sexual conduct. (Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 6:45 pm
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — The worst sex-abuse case in sports history ended Monday with a third long prison sentence for Larry Nassar, and his victims vowed to keep fighting for accountability in the scandal that upended the gymnastics world and raised alarms about the sport's ask-no-questions culture...
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Larry Nassar, right, listens near defense attorney Matthew Newberg as Judge Janice Cunningham (pictured on the monitor) sentences Nassar at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich., Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The former Michigan State University sports-medicine and USA Gymnastics doctor received 40 to 125 years for three first degree criminal sexual abuse charges related to assaults that occurred at Twistars, a gymnastics facility in Dimondale. Nassar has also been sentenced to 60 years in prison for three child pornography charges in federal court and between 40 to 175 years in Ingham County for seven counts of criminal sexual conduct. (Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 5:20 pm
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — The worst sex-abuse case in sports history ended Monday with a third long prison sentence for Larry Nassar, and his victims vowed to keep fighting for accountability in the scandal that upended the gymnastics world and raised alarms about the sport's ask-no-questions culture...
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Larry Nassar, right, listens near defense attorney Matthew Newberg as Judge Janice Cunningham (pictured on the monitor) sentences Nassar at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich., Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The former Michigan State University sports-medicine and USA Gymnastics doctor received 40 to 125 years for three first degree criminal sexual abuse charges related to assaults that occurred at Twistars, a gymnastics facility in Dimondale. Nassar has also been sentenced to 60 years in prison for three child pornography charges in federal court and between 40 to 175 years in Ingham County for seven counts of criminal sexual conduct. (Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 4:27 pm
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — The worst sex-abuse case in sports history ended Monday with a third long prison sentence for Larry Nassar, and his victims vowed to keep fighting for accountability in the scandal that upended the gymnastics world and raised alarms about the sport's ask-no-questions culture...
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February 05, 2018 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is seeking to delay an Obama-era rule meant to counter racial disparities in special education, an official said Monday. In December 2016, the Obama administration said "students of color remain more likely to be identified as having a disability and face...
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February 05, 2018 - 2:29 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats who control the state Assembly say they plan to again pass legislation that would provide state college financial aid programs to students without legal status. Backed by members of his majority, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, of the Bronx, announced that his chamber...
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File-This march 8, 2016, file photo shows Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet speaking during a press conference ahead of the Google DeepMind Challenge Match in Seoul, South Korea. The longtime Google executive is taking on a new role at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The university announced Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, that Schmidt will become an innovation fellow starting in the spring. It’s a yearlong fellowship that will involve working with scholars and advising the new MIT Intelligence Quest.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
February 05, 2018 - 1:01 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A longtime Google executive is taking on a new role at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The university announced Monday that Eric Schmidt will become an innovation fellow starting in the spring. It's a yearlong fellowship that will involve working with scholars and advising...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2014 file photo, Elliott Kunerth, 17, a transgender male high school student in Mankato, hugs his girlfriend, Kelsi Pettit, 17, after the Minnesota State High School League board voted to pass the Model Gender Identity Participation in MSHSL Activities Policy in Brooklyn Park, Minn. A study released Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, from an analysis of a 2016 statewide survey of nearly 81,000 Minnesota teens, suggests that far more U.S. teens are transgender or gender nonconforming than previously thought, with many rejecting the idea that girl and boy are the only possible genders. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 1:18 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other nontraditional gender terms, with many rejecting the idea that girl and boy are the only options, new research suggests. The study looked at students in ninth and 11th grade and estimated...
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Aaron Moorer uses a pipette to draw liquid in a biology lab at Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden Sydney, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Moorer is from Fairfax County Va., where It's an annual rite in Fairfax County, when hundreds of second-graders trooping off to private psychologists, taking IQ tests to prove they're worthy of the county's advanced academic programs. Data shows that worthy black and Hispanic students are mostly left out. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 03, 2018 - 5:45 pm
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — It's an annual rite in Fairfax County, which has one of the wealthiest, best-educated populations in America: Hundreds of second-graders troop off to private psychologists for IQ tests to prove they're worthy of advanced academic programs in the public schools. The competition is...
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In this Sept. 11, 2017 photo, Alina Ampeh, a student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County, Va., speaks to an Associated Press reporter in front of her school. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 03, 2018 - 3:10 pm
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — It's an annual rite in Fairfax County, which has one of the wealthiest, best-educated populations in America: Hundreds of second-graders troop off to private psychologists for IQ tests to prove they're worthy of advanced academic programs in the public schools. The competition is...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, Rep. Jeanne Ives (42nd) meet with the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board at Tribune Tower in Chicago. Ives, who is trying to unseat Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. is standing by a campaign ad that's being blasted as racist, homophobic and "repulsive." Ives, a social and fiscal conservative, says the ad that began airing this weekend illustrates the GOP governor's "chosen constituents based on the policy choices he made." The ad features actors portraying people including a transgender woman and a Chicago Teachers Union member, all thanking Rauner.(Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 03, 2018 - 1:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Republican lawmaker trying to unseat Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is standing by a campaign ad that has been blasted as racist and homophobic, despite the state party chairman's call for her to stop airing it and apologize. State Rep. Jeanne Ives, a social and fiscal conservative,...
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