Teachers grapple with forcing students to disconnect from technology

Special To The Washington Post. CARSON, Calif. -- At Cal State Dominguez Hills, the low November sun had faded to dusk when professor Toddy Eames called for a break in the middle of a nearly three-hour screenwriting class. “Fifteen minutes!” she announced as her students stood, stretched or ambled...


Michigan State students plan protest amid Nassar scandal, but a trustee says president

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The embattled president of Michigan State University is facing increasing pressure to resign as controversy engulfs the school over its handling of a prominent physician who has pleaded guilty to sex crimes against gymnasts. Hundreds of students say they will march...


'We have a voice.' Victims confront ex-gymnastics doctor

Doctor Sexual Assault Survivors

Almost 160 women and girls are coming forward in a Michigan courtroom to confront Larry Nassar, the former sports doctor who molested them under the guise of medical treatment. Their victim statements are coming during an extraordinary sentencing hearing for Nassar, who has admitted sexually...


Maryland bill to terminate the parental rights of rapists clears a key hurdle in Senate

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A bill that would allow women in Maryland who get pregnant as a result of rape to terminate the parental rights of their assailants passed a key Senate committee on Tuesday. The measure has been introduced each year for the last decade, but has foundered each time...


Sheriff: Remains of 5 missing gas rig workers recovered

Drilling Rig Explosion Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials on Tuesday recovered the remains of five gas rig workers who had been missing since a fiery explosion in eastern Oklahoma a day earlier. Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris said once the natural gas drilling rig was stabilized following the blast and subsequent...


How one Chicago Democrat's shutdown fight reveals the Democratic Party's coming struggle

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., found himself in a familiar place on Monday, furious his fellow Democrats were voting to fund the government without guaranteeing protections for young immigrants. “They caved. They blinked,” Gutierrez said. “Democrats are still not...


Ex-gymnast tells disgraced doctor: 'You only hurt me'

Doctor Sexual Assault

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former elite gymnast said Tuesday that a sports doctor who treated Olympic athletes overlooked what turned out to be a broken leg while he molested her in the basement of his home, one of the latest victims to testify at a Michigan sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar....


Senate confirms Jerome Powell for Fed chair

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Jerome Powell as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, overwhelmingly voting President Donald Trump’s nominee to a 4-year term as one of the world’s most powerful stewards of the global economy. The Senate approved...


Virginia prison guards find the toughest job is asking the General Assembly for help

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. RICHMOND, Va. - After working 12-hour shifts, a group of guards from the Lunenburg Correctional Center drove two hours to Richmond Tuesday morning to plea for equal treatment from the General Assembly. Joined by corrections officers from several other state prisons,...


Tammy Duckworth set to become first senator to give birth while in office

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., is pregnant with her second child and is set to be the first ever senator to give birth while in office. Duckworth broke the news to Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, telling the political columnist that she is six months along and,...

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