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Bill: doctors must care for babies born alive after abortion

Oct. 27, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors would be required to report cases of babies born alive after abortions or attempted abortions, under legislation approved Thursday by the GOP-controlled Ohio Senate. The bill would also ban abortion clinics from working with doctors who...

Court upholds settlement in women’s sports case at Brown

Oct. 27, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a settlement between Brown University and student-athletes who had challenged the Ivy League school’s decision to drop several women’s varsity sports. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided...

Kleefisch downplays threats targeting school board members

Oct. 27, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch downplayed threats against school board members, saying recently that she would "love” for those targeted with anger during the pandemic to have experienced what she and former Gov. Scott Walker did during the Act 10 union protests a...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Oct. 27, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

The Advocate. October 21, 2021. Editorial: LSU acts quickly in sexual misconduct case in French Studies. But not in Athletics. LSU acted swiftly in removing Adelaide Russo as chair of the Department of French Studies after six women filed a lawsuit...

Garland defends school board memo amid Republican criticism

Oct. 27, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday defended a memo aimed at combating threats against school officials nationwide while Republicans insisted he rescind the directive. He signaled he had no plans to do so despite their criticism. ...

Higher education enrollment declines not as sharp in ND

Oct. 27, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Enrollment declines at North Dakota's institutions of higher learning haven't been as steep as elsewhere since the COVID-19 pandemic began. According to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, enrollment across the...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Oct. 27, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

Frankort State Journal. October 25, 2021. Editorial: Committee to play big role in KSU president search A committee of 10 stakeholders and Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) Vice President and General Counsel Travis Powell will be trusted with...

Alaskans raise funds for library amid cries of censorship

Oct. 27, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — An impromptu fundraiser to allow an Alaska library to purchase books amid cries of censorship has twice surpassed its goal. The fund was established after the Kenai City Council delayed accepting a grant until the library director provide a list of...

State's COVID testing program to begin in Westerly schools

Oct. 27, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is implementing a “test to stay” option in the Westerly schools as a pilot program to minimize days out of the classroom during the pandemic, the governor said Wednesday. Other districts nationwide are using this method, where...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 27, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. October 26, 2021. Editorial: Florida Senate must reject Dr. Ladapo confirmation In Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Gov. Ron DeSantis not only hired a hardline sycophant but found a miscreant of a medical professional who apparently doesn’t care...