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Nutty wafers, razors and snack mix: Inside a jail commissary

COLUMBUS (AP) — Vicki Volpe walked through the smallish room at the Franklin County Corrections Center that serves as the jail commissary, past the small packets of grape jelly and pickled jalapenos, toward the cough drops, shampoo and playing cards, in two colors.
Shelves and tables were stuffed with legal pads, bagels, co ... (full story)

How colleges respond to sex misconduct cases from the past

BOSTON (AP) — Colleges seeing an increase in sexual misconduct complaints from years in the past have taken varying approaches in their responses.
Federal rules require colleges to respond if there's a "hostile environment" on campus, but if there's no longer a threat, schools can decide on their own how deeply to ... (full story)

#MeToo inspires wave of old misconduct reports to colleges

#MeToo inspires wave of old misconduct reports to colleges

BOSTON (AP) — For 35 years, Ruth D'Eredita tried to dismiss her former professor's behavior — the way he touched her, groped her and kissed her. But last year, as dozens of women came forward to share similar encounters with powerful men, she started to see her memories differently.
"It made me look at that incid ... (full story)

Tougher penalties sought for masked law breakers

Since President Donald Trump was elected to the nation's highest office in 2016, protests by leftists groups have become commonplace, especially in the nation's capitol and many large cities.
Stoked by social justice movements, such as Black Lives Matter and #MeToo, the protests occasionally become violent, which has prompted som ... (full story)

Landowners' lawsuit over Dakota Access goes to appeals court

Landowners' lawsuit over Dakota Access goes to appeals court

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota landowners who unsuccessfully sued the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline for allegedly underpaying for land easements are maintaining that not all of their claims should have been thrown out by a federal judge.
Attorneys for the 21 landowners are sched ... (full story)