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Harvard sued by descendant of U.S. slave photographed in 19th century

20 Mar 2019

A descendant of an American slave on Wednesday sued Harvard University to gain possession of photos of her great-great-great grandfather that the school commissioned in 1850 on behalf of a professor trying to prove the inferiority of black people.

West Virginia sues Catholic diocese for knowingly hiring sexual abusers of children

19 Mar 2019

West Virginia officials sued the state's Roman Catholic diocese on Tuesday, accusing the church of knowingly employing priests and lay people in schools, parishes and camps who admitted to sexually assaulting children.

Alan Krueger, economic adviser to Obama and Clinton, takes own life at 58

19 Mar 2019

NEW YORK Alan Krueger, a prominent Princeton University economics professor who advised U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, took his own life over the weekend, his family said in a statement on Monday. He was 58. | Video

California university says students tied to admissions scam could face expulsion

19 Mar 2019

The University of Southern California said it may expel students tied to a brazen U.S. college-admissions scam after reviewing their records, which could lead the college to throw out "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin's two daughters.

Poppy apocalypse - Crowds descend on California city to see 'superbloom'

19 Mar 2019

Spring has arrived in Southern California and with it a crisis has blossomed in the small city of Lake Elsinore, where tens of thousands of visitors have flocked to see a "superbloom" of poppies in a desert canyon.

Historic floods hit Nebraska after 'bomb cyclone' storm

17 Mar 2019

Large parts of Nebraska and the U.S. Central Plains were underwater on Saturday after a late-winter "bomb cyclone" storm triggered historic flooding along the Missouri and Platte rivers, causing two deaths, tearing apart homes and swallowing roadways. | Video

U.S. college admissions scam shows coaches in smaller sports can be big players

15 Mar 2019

The biggest U.S. college admissions cheating scam highlights the power that coaches of low-profile sports such as sailing, crew and water polo can have on student recruitment.

Maryland top court upholds 'Serial' murder conviction

08 Mar 2019

Maryland's highest court on Friday reinstated the 1999 murder conviction of a Baltimore man who became the subject of national attention when the popular "Serial" podcast spotlighted new evidence in his case.

Singer R. Kelly's girlfriends say parents are lying for money

07 Mar 2019

Two women who say they are in a relationship with R. Kelly defended the R&B singer, despite criminal allegations he sexually assaulted teenage girls, and in a tearful interview broadcast on Thursday accused their own parents of trying to extort money from the performer. | Video

Singer R. Kelly's girlfriends say parents are lying for money

07 Mar 2019

March 7 Two women who say they are in a relationship with R&B singer R. Kelly rejected criminal allegations that the performer sexually assaulted teenage girls, and in a tearful interview broadcast on Thursday accused their own parents of trying to extort money from him.

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