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Turpins: The ‘happy family’ at centre of torture allegations

Image copyright facebook Image caption The Turpin family with an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas, where parents David and Louise renewed their vows They lived in a smart suburban home, owned nice cars and posed together on family holidays. Outwardly, the California couple accused of torturing, imprisoning and endangering their ...

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Man found shot to death on Queens home’s lawn

A 65-year-old man was found Thursday morning shot to death on a lawn outside a Queens home, police said. Dan Gonzalez was discovered dead about 8:10 a.m. by a neighbor face up in front of the home on Bardwell Ave. near 209th Place in Queens Village. He ...

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Takeover votes delayed on Humphreys, Noxubee schools

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s state Board of Education will again delay deciding whether it will take two rural districts into a statewide district aimed at improving academic performance. State Superintendent Carey Wright said Thursday that she won’t now ask the board to vote on takeovers of Humphreys County and ...

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Indiana House passes bill to shore up public school funding

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana House approved a bill that would stabilize funding for public schools across the state, which have seen an unexpected surge in enrollments. The measure by Republican Rep. Sally Siegrist of West Lafayette was approved Thursday on a 96-0 vote. It could pump millions of dollars ...

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McKayla Maroney says Larry Nassar ‘deserves life in prison’

Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney urged a judge to sentence disgraced doctor Larry Nassar to life behind bars for sexually abusing her and more than 100 others under the guise of medical “treatment.” In her victim impact statement read aloud by Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis during Nassar’s sentencing ...

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Students Thrive When They See Purpose in Their Learning

Matthew Cook, left, Darshan Patel, and Abby Simmons, all 8th graders in Armorel, Ark., display their different model attempts with a 3D printer to create a prosthetic leg for a one-legged duck. —Photos courtesy of Armorel High School EAST Meaningful work drives engagement Three Arkansas middle school students committed to ...

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University of Kent boss given extra £45,000 payout

Image caption Dame Julia Goodfellow was awarded £25,000 for “remarkable leadership” A retiring University of Kent vice-chancellor received a final pay packet of £324,000, sparking criticism it is “one rule for the few at the top and another for everyone else”. Dame Julia Goodfellow was given an extra £45,000 in ...

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Travel disruption as high winds and snow hit UK

Image copyright Sandy Elliott Image caption A tree came down in East Grinstead, West Sussex, damaging a car. Severe gales have been causing disruption to much of the UK – with gusts of up to 83 mph (134 kph). Police in several areas, including Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Gloucestershire, have reported ...

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