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Room for 10,000: Inside China's largest detention center

Jul. 22, 2021 02:30 AM EDT

DABANCHENG, China (AP) — The Uyghur inmates sat in uniform rows with their legs crossed in lotus position and their backs ramrod straight, numbered and tagged, gazing at a television playing grainy black-and-white images of Chinese Communist Party history. This is one...

Room for 10,000: Inside China's largest detention center

Jul. 22, 2021 02:11 AM EDT

DABANCHENG, China (AP) — The Uyghur inmates sat in uniform rows with their legs crossed in lotus position and their backs ramrod straight, numbered and tagged, gazing at a television playing grainy black-and-white images of Chinese Communist Party history. This is one...

National Guard still awaiting Capitol security reimbursement

Jul. 20, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois National Guard will have to cut training and force time off if not reimbursed for providing security to the U.S. Capitol after the Jan. 6 attack, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Tuesday. Hundreds of members of the Illinois Guard were...

Publisher Scholastic Inc. names Peter Warwick its new CEO

Jul. 19, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Scholastic Inc. has appointed a successor to longtime president and CEO Richard Robinson, who died last month. Peter Warwick, an independent director since 2014 on the children's publisher's board, will begin his new job Aug. 1. “Dick Robinson built...

Forest school community growing, seeing increased interest

Jul. 17, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Rachel and Jeremy Thacker’s son Teagan did well in traditional school but had a lot of energy and often fidgeted in class. After switching to the forest school model at Wauhatchie School for his third-grade year, his parents said he thrived....

Consultants: Ordered training of police unit ‘disappointing’

Jul. 16, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City consultants have found that court-ordered training for a specialized crowd control unit run by Portland police turned out to be “overall disappointing” and led by an instructor who at times “appeared dismissive” of the judge’s ruling. ...

Mother, son face additional charges of defrauding state

Jul. 15, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal grand jury has brought additional charges against a mother and son accused of improperly obtaining millions of dollars from the state of Mississippi. Nancy New and Zachary New were charged with 17 counts of conspiracy, fraud, identity...

Report: Economic "center of gravity" could shift from Boston

Jul. 13, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The rise of hybrid and remote work during the past year and a half is just one of the ways the future of business in Massachusetts could change in the post-pandemic years — shifting the state’s economic “center of gravity” away from the greater Boston core, according...

Racial bias reports threaten Tulane med school accreditation

Jul. 12, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

Associated Press (AP) — Allegations of racial discrimination in the Tulane University School of Medicine's Graduate Medical Education program have prompted an accrediting organization to put the school on probation. The move by the Accreditation Council for Graduate...

Desire to help homeless leads daughter, mom to job training

Jul. 12, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Like many mothers, Cynthia Hadden has big aspirations to provide the best she can for her family. For her, that transferred into the idea of creating a tiny home community. “I was like, ‘I want a tiny house, that’d be cool,‘” the...