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This combination of Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 photos shows eight of the Little Rock Nine, the black teenagers who had to be escorted by federal troops past an angry white mob and through the doors of Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 25, 1957. Top row from left are Minnijean Brown Trickey, Elizabeth Eckford and Ernest Green; middle row, Thelma Mothershed Wair, Melba Pattillo Beals and Gloria Ray Karlmark; bottom row, Terrence Roberts and Carlotta Walls LaNier. (AP Photos/Kelly Kissel)
September 24, 2017 - 4:00 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The nine black teenagers who integrated Little Rock's Central High School in September 1957 all went on to seek higher education. Eight remain alive. While they're most known for their collective story, they have their individual achievements as well. Here are their stories...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 1957, file photo, nine African American students enter Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., escorted by troops of the 101st Airborne Division. (AP Photo/File)
September 24, 2017 - 2:31 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Among the most lasting and indelible images of the civil rights movement were the nine black teenagers who had to be escorted by federal troops past an angry white mob and through the doors of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Sept. 25, 1957. It had been...
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September 24, 2017 - 2:30 am
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University says gunshots believed to have been fired by suspects in an off-campus robbery led to an alert of an active shooter. The Bloomington campus sent out an alert at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday warning people to take shelter or avoid the area entirely. The...
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CORRECTS TO OMIT ANN COULTER- -In this Sept. 21, 2017 photo, a group has put up flyers and a booth on Sproul Plaza calling for protesters to "Shut Down Milo Yiannopoulos," at the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. Right-wing showman Milo Yiannopoulos is holding a "Free Speech Week" at the University of California, Berkeley with a planned lineup including conservative firebrands Steve Bannon. The university says it has no confirmation the headline acts will appear but is preparing strong security to head off any more violent protests at the liberal campus. (AP Photo/Jocelyn Gecker)
September 23, 2017 - 10:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos vowed Saturday to hold a rally at the University of California, Berkeley after a student group that planned a week of events with him called it off. His announcement only added to a confusing turn of events surrounding "Free Speech Week...
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CORRECTS TO OMIT ANN COULTER- -In this Sept. 21, 2017 photo, a group has put up flyers and a booth on Sproul Plaza calling for protesters to "Shut Down Milo Yiannopoulos," at the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. Right-wing showman Milo Yiannopoulos is holding a "Free Speech Week" at the University of California, Berkeley with a planned lineup including conservative firebrands Steve Bannon. The university says it has no confirmation the headline acts will appear but is preparing strong security to head off any more violent protests at the liberal campus. (AP Photo/Jocelyn Gecker)
September 23, 2017 - 7:56 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on plans for a "Free Speech Week" at the University of California, Berkeley (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The police chief at the University of California, Berkeley says authorities are expecting and prepared for protests surrounding "Free Speech Week" even as a...
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Karen Bobo, right, mother of Holly Bobo, receives a hug from a supporter after a court recess was called Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Savannah, Tenn. A Hardin County jury found Zachary Adams guilty Friday of kidnapping, raping and murdering Holly Bobo. (Kenneth Cummings/The Jackson Sun via AP)
September 23, 2017 - 2:00 pm
SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — It was a prayer circle 6 ½ years in the making. Shortly after a man was convicted of kidnapping and killing Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo, her family and friends held hands, closed their eyes and thanked God for the guilty verdict. Family pastor Don Franks spoke softly...
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Karen Bobo speaks to Zach Adams during the victim impact statement during the penalty phase of the Holly Bobo murder trial, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 in Savannah, Tenn. Adams, 33, avoided a possible death penalty by agreeing to a sentence of life in prison plus 50 years. A Hardin County jury convicted Adams on Friday of kidnapping, raping and murdering Holly Bobo in 2011. (Kenneth Cummings/The Jackson Sun via AP, Pool)
September 23, 2017 - 1:08 pm
SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man avoided a possible death penalty by agreeing Saturday to a sentence of life in prison plus 50 years for the kidnapping, rape and killing of nursing student Holly Bobo. Judge C. Creed McGinley told a jury that Zachary Adams made a deal with prosecutors just...
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This Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017, image released by the Colorado Springs Police Department shows a van dash camera showing a raccoon on a windshield. Officer Chris Frabbiele was responding to an accident scene in a van used by police to investigate crashes when the raccoon landed on it late Wednesday night. Police spokesman Lt. Howard Black says the raccoon hopped off the van after Frabbiele stopped it. (Colorado Springs Police Department via AP)
September 23, 2017 - 7:19 am
RACCOON JUMPS ON MOVING COLORADO POLICE VAN, TAKES A RIDE DENVER (AP) — A Colorado Springs police officer heading to an accident scene in a van got a big surprise when a raccoon jumped onto the front windshield of the vehicle and stayed there until the officer pulled over. The Denver Post reports...
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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives at the dedication ceremony of Michigan State University's new Grand Rapids Medical Research Center on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in Grand Rapids, Mich. (Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
September 23, 2017 - 12:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said that...
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September 22, 2017 - 11:29 pm
PREP FOOTBALL Albemarle 27, Chatham Central 0 Alexander Central 59, West Caldwell 35 Apex 41, Cary Panther Creek 0 Apex Middle Creek 28, Raleigh Wakefield 20 Arden Christ School 57, Southlake Christian 21 Ashe County 35, Alleghany County 13 Asheville 43, Enka 7 Asheville Erwin 51, North Buncombe 9...
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