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Justices to hear challenge to race in college admissions

Jan. 24, 2022 09:51 AM EST

The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding another blockbuster case to a term with abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda. The court said it will take up lawsuits...

Oxford High School reopening nearly 2 months after shooting

Jan. 24, 2022 09:23 AM EST

OXFORD, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan high school where four students were fatally shot in late November will reopen Monday for the first time since the attack with the school's principal declaring that “we are reclaiming our high school back.” Oxford High School students have been...

Family sues Iowa school district over sexual assault

Jan. 23, 2022 14:00 PM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Attorneys for an Iowa family said in a lawsuit that they believe the way the Dubuque school district responded to bullying contributed to a girl being sexually assaulted at school in 2019. The lawsuit says the district refused to allow the girl to transfer to...

Maryland school shooting: Teen faces attempted murder charge

Jan. 22, 2022 17:10 PM EST

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — A 17-year-old was being held without bond Saturday on charges including attempted second-degree murder in connection with the shooting of a fellow student at a high school in a Maryland suburb of the nation's capital, authorities said. The suspect, Steven...

Va. parent accused of misdemenanor for words to school board

Jan. 22, 2022 12:50 PM EST

LURAY, Va. (AP) — A Virginia parent has been charged with a misdemeanor for her comments to a local school board weighing whether to align its mask-wearing policy with an executive order by new Gov. Glenn Youngkin that would make masks optional for students. Amelia Ruffner King,...

Shooting near Mississippi State University injures 2 people

Jan. 21, 2022 09:45 AM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a shooting near Mississippi State University that injured two people. The university said in an alert Thursday evening that the suspected shooter was seen running toward the campus after gunshots were fired at the nearby...

Council votes to fire 3 officers in death of 8-year-old

Jan. 21, 2022 07:26 AM EST

SHARON HILL, PA. (AP) — A town council near Philadelphia voted to fire three police officers days after charges were recommended over accusations they fired their weapons in the direction of a crowd leaving a high school football game, killing an 8-year-old girl and wounding three people. ...

Republicans on Senate panel OK guns on college campuses

Jan. 20, 2022 19:53 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The seemingly never-ending fight between Arizona gun rights advocates who want students to be able to carry guns and colleges and universities that opposes allowing firearms on campuses is back yet again. Republicans on the Arizona state Senate Judiciary committee...

Assembly OKs GOP-authored bills expanding gun rights

Jan. 20, 2022 14:16 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly approved a package of Republican-authored bills on Thursday that would dramatically expand gun rights in the state, moving forward with the proposals even though Democratic Gov. Tony Evers will almost certainly veto them. The proposals...

Clemson fraternity suspended for 4 years after hazing probe

Jan. 20, 2022 11:14 AM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — After an investigation into hazing, a Clemson University fraternity has been suspended for four years for violating the university's code of conduct. A probe into the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity revealed hazing incidents that occurred on Feb. 4, 2021, according to...