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147 Indiana school districts cancel classes as teachers rally at the state capitol

147 Indiana school districts cancel classes as teachers rally at the state capitol

Thousands of Indiana students are missing class Tuesday as teachers protest for better pay and more funding for public schools. At least 147 school districts have canceled classes Tuesday, said Kim Clements-Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Indiana State Teachers Association. Teachers from those districts will rally at the state capitol at 9 a.m. Tuesday for…MORE

A woman wounded in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting has died

A woman wounded in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting has died

A Southern California woman who was wounded in the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting has died, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Coroner Department said. Kimberly Gervais, 57, of Mira Loma, California, was one of the more than 500 people injured when Stephen Paddock opened fire from his hotel room on the Route 9 Harvest Music…MORE

More racist graffiti discovered on Syracuse University’s campus

More racist graffiti discovered on Syracuse University’s campus

Syracuse University is investigating reports of a document “purported to be a white supremacist manifesto” that has been air dropped into cell phones of people at the university’s Bird Library, an alert from the school’s Department of Public Safety said. This comes just a day after university officials announced they were investigating another incident of…MORE

A prison fight involving Jayme Closs’ kidnapper was caught on video surveillance

A prison fight involving Jayme Closs’ kidnapper was caught on video surveillance

Video of a prison fight involving Jake Patterson, the Wisconsin man who kidnapped Jayme Closs after killing her parents, has been released by the New Mexico Corrections Department. The August fight was sparked by a fellow inmate asking Patterson about his crimes, a release from the department said. Patterson received two life sentences in May…MORE

Pennsylvania outlaws solitary confinement for death row inmates

Pennsylvania outlaws solitary confinement for death row inmates

Pennsylvania inmates on death row will no longer face solitary confinement. The ACLU reached a settlement in its class action lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections that allows death row inmates to be held in the same manner as general population inmates, the ACLU announced Monday. The lawsuit — filed in January 2018 —…MORE

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