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N.C. case law: Can't be charged with rape if person revokes consent during sex
A woman feels rejected by a decades-old North Carolina law that rules a person can't be charged with rape even if the other person revokes consent during sex.         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:00:34 -0400)

Florida higher ed official defends 'genetics' comment on gender pay gap
Edward Morton, a board member of the State University System of Florida, suggested negotiating skills are genetic.         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:14:28 -0400)

As cities look to get greener, lower-income residents fear gentrification
The 606 in Chicago is a green home for stargazing, biking, and family outings. Even more so, it's home for a large issue of gentrification and heightened property values for those who thought they were living in low-income housing.         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:45:11 -0400)

Lawmakers consider boosting security in the wake of baseball shooting
Following the shooting that endangered the lives of Republican representatives at a baseball practice, government leaders are looking for a way to increase personal security of lawmakers.         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:44:41 -0400)

Citing LGBT discrimination, California bans state travel to Kentucky and three other states
California's attorney general blocked state-funded travel to four states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws.         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:25:33 -0400)

Hundreds of mayors meet, talks include sea rise
Mayors from hundreds of cities around the United States gather for a 4 days conference at the Fountainbleu hotel in Miami Beach. High on the agenda is climate change. (June 23)         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:07:16 -0400)

Title IX turns 45 today. Its impact goes beyond women playing sports
The law known as Title IX has helped millions of girls and young women play sports. But that's not all.         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:39:42 -0400)

Jury again deadlocks in case of white Ohio officer in fatal traffic stop shooting of black motorist
For a second time, a jury has been unable to agree on whether Ray Tensing was justified when he fatally shot Sam DuBose during a traffic stop in Cincinnati.         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:42:51 -0400)

Family of geese gets police escort in Colorado
A family of geese got a special police escort while waddling down a highway in Greenwood Village, Colorado.         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:59:50 -0400)

Gorilla at Dallas Zoo is a 'dancing machine'
The Dallas Zoo is sharing video of a gorilla that zoo officials say has a passion for splashin' and his moves looks like he's dancing. (June 23)         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:38:23 -0400)

Trump signs 'historic' bill to transform VA
President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday designed to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees. Trump cast the signing as a fulfillment of a campaign promise to dismiss VA workers who let our veterans down. (June 23)         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:21:48 -0400)

Tour bus hits tunnel roof in Paris, 4 injured
Four people were injured, one seriously, when a double-decker tour bus took a detour into a Paris tunnel and hit the roof. (June 23)         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:06:57 -0400)

Controversial change made to LGBT flag
Philadelphia has unveiled a new LGBT flag with a black and brown stripe added to the rainbow motif. The flag has stirred debate between supporters and those who felt it interjects race unnecessarily. (June 23)         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:03:51 -0400)

Honeybees are in trouble. Here's how you can help
Last year, a third of the nation's honeybee colonies disappeared, which is low considering the bigger die-offs of the last decade.         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:03:19 -0400)

Raw: Massive fire engulfs Peru hardware shop
Firefighters continued to fight a structural fire on Friday that engulfed a hardware shop in Lima more than 20 hours earlier. (June 23)         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:02:21 -0400)

'Making a Murderer' inmate gets legal victory
There's been a big win for Brendan Dassey, one of the central character's in the true crime documentary series 'Making a Murderer.' A federal appeals court panel has ordered Wisconsin to retry the inmate within 90 days or set him free.         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:37:29 -0400)

Supreme Court rules against Wisconsin family's property rights claim
The family had argued that St. Croix County, Wis., had taken their land and should pay them just compensation for that loss under the Fifth Amendment.         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:59:27 -0400)

Doctors say officer stabbed recovering well
Doctors say the Flint, Michigan, airport officer stabbed in the neck during what federal authorities are investigating as a terrorist act is recovering well from the life-threatening attack. (June 23)         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:02:01 -0400)

Michael Brown's family wins $1.5 million settlement, Ferguson city attorney says
Attorney Apollo Carey disclosed the amount Friday in response to an open records request from the Associated Press.         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:54:40 -0400)

Hero inmates who saved deputy's life surprised by attention
The Georgia inmates didn't think about running when an officer watching them during a work detail passed out.         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:57:02 -0400)

Obama planned to leave 'digital bombs' for Russia after hacking
President Obama secretly planned to retaliate against the Russians by planting "cyber weapons." Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) explains.         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:21:41 -0400)

Pres. Bush: Vets Are 'Tremendous National Asset'
Former President George W. Bush was in Washington, D.C. Friday addressing a summit focused on improving the lives of our nation's veterans and eliminating the stigma associated with post-traumatic stress. (June 23)         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:11:30 -0400)

Who's to blame for lake's brain-eating amoeba? Appeals court wades into negligence lawsuit
Public officials had no legal obligation to protect a man who died after a brain-eating amoeba entered his nose as he swam at a county park beach.         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:58:03 -0400)

Manslaughter charges eyed in deadly U.K. tower fire
Police are considering filing manslaughter charges related to the fire at a west London apartment tower that killed at least 79 people. (June 23)         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:54:32 -0400)

Half of produce at farm stands could come from grocery stores
Produce that isn't local might not be labeled, giving shoppers a false impression.         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:04:40 -0400)

Trump finds Comey-Mueller relationship 'bothersome'
President Trump says he's bothered by special counsel Robert Mueller's friendship with James Comey which has some wondering if he'll get rid of Mueller. Veuer's Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) explains.         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:01:32 -0400)

Banned cladding contributed to London fire
The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London's Grenfell Tower may have been banned under UK building regulations. Nearly a dozen other buildings in London are believed to also contain the combustible material.         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:36:15 -0400)

Songwriters reveal favorite songwriters at Hall of Fame
Songwriters reveal favorite songwriters at Hall of Fame         
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:41:41 -0400)

June political cartoons from the USA TODAY Network
        
(Thu, 1 Jun 2017 08:29:48 -0400)

The day in pictures
       
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Standout farmers markets in each state
       
(Mon, 1 May 2017 06:53:07 -0400)

Remembering the Oklahoma City bombing on its 22nd anniversary
       
(Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:17:13 -0400)

U.S. cities with poor air quality
       
(Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:26:19 -0400)

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