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Mark Riddell arrives at federal court Friday, April 12, 2019, in Boston, where he was scheduled to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Riddell, a former Florida prep school administrator, has pleaded guilty to rigging students’ entrance exam scores in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 12, 2019 - 4:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former Florida prep school administrator pleaded guilty Friday to taking college entrance exams for students in exchange for cash to help wealthy parents get their kids into elite universities. Mark Riddell admitted to secretly taking the ACT and SAT in place of students, or...
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Actor Jussie Smollett after his court appearance in Chicago in March 2019
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April 12, 2019 - 3:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County state's attorney said Friday that she has asked the county's inspector general to review how her office handled "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's criminal case. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and others have criticized the decision by Kim Foxx's office to drop charges...
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In this provided by Mikayla Feehan and taken on April 3, 2019, a pet chicken named Granite Heart tests out a custom wheelchair made by Walkin’ Pets in Amherst, N.H. On a recent SNL episode, the television show's "Weekend Update" co-host said she should "just eat the chicken." Ten-year-old Alora Wood of Underhill, Vermont, tells NECN-TV that she knows the segment was meant to be a joke, but says what if it was a dog. The chicken was born with a deformed foot. (Mikayla Feehan/Via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 2:41 pm
UNDERHILL, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont girl isn't happy that her disabled pet chicken was joked about on "Saturday Night Live." The chicken, named Granite Heart, is learning to walk with a custom wheelchair. On a recent 'SNL' episode, the television show's "Weekend Update" co-host said she should "just...
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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April 12, 2019 - 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly elected Rep. Sharice Davids is most proud of setting up a congressional office in part of her Kansas district she said hadn't seen one for years. For Georgia Rep. Lucy McBath, her biggest victory was passing the gun background checks legislation she advocated for after her...
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April 12, 2019 - 9:15 am
The White House considered going after political opponents by pushing U.S. immigration authorities to release detained immigrants into "sanctuary cities," three sources familiar with the idea confirmed Friday.
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April 11, 2019 - 3:40 pm
President Donald Trump's sister has retired as a federal appellate judge in Philadelphia, ending a civil misconduct inquiry launched after a report that she participated in Trump family schemes to dodge taxes.
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April 11, 2019 - 3:32 pm
There will be a death in the family when Jeffrey Tambor's character is killed off in the musical finale of the series "Transparent."
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April 11, 2019 - 3:27 pm
Ohio's governor says he will sign a bill imposing one of the nation's toughest abortion restrictions.
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April 11, 2019 - 3:22 pm
President Donald Trump said Thursday he believes there was "spying" into his presidential campaign, echoing remarks made by the attorney general a day earlier, but going further and accusing the government of committing an illegal, unprecedented act.
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April 11, 2019 - 3:17 pm
Former Obama administration White House counsel Greg Craig was indicted Thursday on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a Justice Department foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe.
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