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April 09, 2018 - 7:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Before allegations of sexual harassment, Jay Asher and Sherman Alexie were facing criticisms of a different kind. Asher's "Thirteen Reasons Why" and Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" top the American Library Association's list of works most objected to in...
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April 02, 2018 - 11:43 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration has introduced production quotas for immigration judges in an effort to reduce enormous court backlogs, raising concern among judges and attorneys that decisions may be unfairly rushed. The Justice Department's Executive Office for Immigration Review said...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2007, file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels arrives for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. New documents show a top lawyer for the Trump Organization was involved in legal efforts to keep adult film star Daniels from talking about her alleged affair with President Donald Trump. The arbitration documents are signed by Trump Organization lawyer Jill A. Martin and list her address as that of Trump's golf club in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
March 15, 2018 - 12:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — New documents show a second lawyer with ties to President Donald Trump was involved in legal efforts to keep adult film star Stormy Daniels from talking about her alleged affair with Trump. Attorney Jill A. Martin signed the documents, which were filed Feb. 22 as part of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie appears at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day at Seattle's City Hall. The American Library Association tells The Associated Press that Alexie has declined the Carnegie Medal he received last month. He was given the $5,000 award for nonfiction for his memoir "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me." He has since faced multiple allegations of sexual harassment and issued a statement acknowledging wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 09, 2018 - 4:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sherman Alexie has declined the Carnegie Medal he received last month, the American Library Association told The Associated Press on Friday. Alexie was given the $5,000 award for nonfiction for his memoir "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me." He has since faced multiple allegations...
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March 06, 2018 - 12:16 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story March 5 about school bullying, The Associated Press erroneously reported the details of a boy's suicide. Jacobe Taras killed himself with a hunting rifle when he was 13, not a shotgun when he was 12. A corrected version of the story is below: Should schools be...
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In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo, Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, a Democrat, discusses with reporters in her state Capitol office in Hartford, Conn., legislation she's proposing this session that would protect citizens' voter information. For the first time in years, the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State expects to target a handful of races in 2018, likely in delegate-rich, swing states that could prove important in the 2020 presidential election. Merrill chairs the association and has been traveling the country to raise money from wealthy Democratic donors to labor unions. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)
February 19, 2018 - 11:04 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democrats are focusing renewed attention and money to help win secretary of state seats, two-thirds of which are held by Republicans. For the first time in years, the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State expects to target a handful of races in 2018, likely in swing...
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February 19, 2018 - 1:58 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch budget carrier Transavia has canceled or delayed dozens of flights because of a strike by pilots angry at the lack of progress in months of negotiations toward a new collective labor agreement. Transavia, part of the Air France KLM group, posted an online list of...
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February 12, 2018 - 10:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Erin Entrada Kelly's "Hello, Universe" has won the John Newbery Medal for the outstanding children's book of 2017. The Randolph Caldecott Medal for best illustration went to Matthew Cordell and "Wolf in the Snow." The awards were announced Monday by the American Library Association...
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February 11, 2018 - 8:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Egan and Sherman Alexie are the 2018 winners of the Carnegie Medal for literary excellence. Egan won the fiction prize for "Manhattan Beach," her novel set in New York City in the mid-20th century. Alexie won in nonfiction for "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir."...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018 file photo, Louise Anna Turpin, far left, with attorney Jeff Moore, second from left, and her husband David Allen Turpin, listen to attorney, David Macher, as they appear in court for their arraignment in Riverside, Calif. The community college student with a page-boy haircut was quiet and never drew attention to himself and scored A's semester after semester. Despite ample opportunity, he apparently never divulged the sickening truth that the home he returned to after classes was a veritable torture chamber. Authorities say the man, now about 26, was the eldest boy among 13 siblings who were held captive in their Southern California home by their parents, David and Louise Turpin. (Frederic J. Brown/Pool Photo via AP, File)
January 29, 2018 - 3:15 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The oldest son of 13 siblings who authorities say were held captive by their parents had attended a California college for years but apparently never told anyone about his life at home. Louise Turpin regularly drove her oldest son to classes at a campus of Mt. San Jacinto...
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