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EAST LIVERPOOL, OH (WCMH) — For 70 years, students at East Liverpool High School sang the Lord’s Prayer at graduation, but this year they were told they couldn’t carry on the tradition. They did it anyway. According to WTOV, the Freedom from Religion Foundation contacted administrators with the East Liverpool High School that the song, […]

AUSTIN, TX (KXAN) — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender students in public schools. The lawsuit announced Tuesday also includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia. The challenge follows a federal directive to U.S. schools this month to let […]

Madonna paid homage to Prince by wearing his signature color and bringing another icon — Stevie Wonder — onstage to sing the classic “Purple Rain” at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. But social media derided the performance, which lacked energy and because of Madonna’s tearful, stilted, off-key performance.        

CAIRO – Egyptian air and naval forces have found some of the passengers’ “personal belongings” and debris of EgyptAir flight 804, which crashed while carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo, the army said Friday.   The debris was found around 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of the port city of Alexandria, Egyptian […]

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma lawmakers have moved to effectively ban abortion in their state by making it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure, an effort the bill’s sponsor said Thursday is aimed at ultimately overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. The bill , which abortion rights group […]

WILMINGTON, Del. – CBSNEWS – A spokeswoman for the family of a teenage girl who died after fight in a high school bathroom says they’re not happy with the charges filed in the case, reports CBS News radio affiliate WDEL. One student has been charged with criminally negligent homicide and two other students were charged […]

A decades-long school desegregation battle is over – generations after the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. Late on Friday, a federal district court ordered the Cleveland School District in Mississippi to consolidate its Black and White secondary schools, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta issued this […]

AUSTIN, Texas – A gay Texas pastor who sued Whole Foods after he bought a cake that he alleged had a slur written on it in icing has dropped his lawsuit against the grocer.   Jordan Brown of Austin dropped the suit and issued an apology on Monday. Brown said he was “wrong to pursue […]

Karen Weaver, the Mayor of Flint, Michigan is accused of funneling money from the city’s water donations to fund a personal campaign. CNN.com reports: In the suit filed Monday, fired administrator Natasha Henderson claims that in February 2016, Flint’s current mayor, Karen Weaver, directed a former city employee and a city volunteer to stop directing […]

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A woman and her seven adult children stepped forward Friday to claim a $429.6 million Powerball jackpot and said they have plans to tithe to their church, go on a family vacation and help their community. But mostly they’re just still letting it sink in. “Wow. That’s what it’s like,” Pearlie […]