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AP reveals hidden horror of sex assaults by K-12 students
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) -- Chaz Wing was 12 when they came after him. The classmates who tormented him were children, too, entering the age of pimples and cracking voices....

14 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest
CANTON, Texas (AP) -- At least 14 people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas on Sunday....

Girlfriend's on-air killing drives anchorman into politics
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- The tipping point for Chris Hurst came last fall while reporting on a shooting at a rail car factory. When the camera turned off, he wept....

School vouchers, rising in many GOP states, founder in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Gary VanDeaver describes himself as a conservative less than a minute into many conversations. The Texas state representative blames "unelected federal judges" for imposing gay marriage on America and has been endorsed by anti-abortion groups and the National Rifle Association....

Candidates invoke Trump's name, God in Alabama Senate race
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Seated beneath the Ten Commandments plaque that first made him a conservative icon in the culture wars, U.S. Senate candidate and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore invokes President Donald Trump's campaign slogan - but with his own twist....

Immigrant workers at Churchill Downs fear deportation
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The backside of Churchill Downs hums with activity as workers clean stalls, bathe horses and lead the muscular animals on strolls to cool them down after workouts. The quiet is broken when they speak to each other and the horses - in Spanish....

As number of adoptions drops, many US agencies face strains
NEW YORK (AP) -- For legions of Americans craving a chance to adopt children, a confluence of daunting trends makes this an especially distressing time....

AP PHOTOS: Slave quarters rebuilt at Madison's Montpelier
MONTPELIER STATION, Va. (AP) -- The homes of slaves who toiled on President James Madison's estate in Virginia are being rebuilt for the first time....

Horseman rides across US to bring attention to Agent Orange
SANTA CLARITA, California (AP) -- The two things Colt Romberger and his father had most in common, the ones that made them best friends as well as father and son, were a deep affection for horses and an equally deep pride in having served their country in times of war....

4 dead, including gunman, after shooting at Topeka home
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Police say four men are dead - including the suspected gunman - after a shooting at a home in Topeka, Kansas, that is part of a private business providing in-home care for people with special needs....

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AP reveals hidden horror of sex assaults by K-12 students

AP investigation uncovers thousands of sex assaults on students, by students, in U.S. schools; victims as young as 5

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