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ABCs of LGBTQ history mandated for more U.S. public schools

May 03 2019

A picture book for second graders about a family with two moms. A lesson for fourth graders about Gold Rush era stagecoach driver Charley Parkhurst, who was born a woman but lived as a man.

Q&A: Berkeley law prof Dan Farber on challenges facing youth climate suit

Mar 08 2019

A federal appeals court will soon decide whether a group of young activists who have sued the U.S. government over climate change can have their day in court.

California man who spent 39 years in prison gets $21 million for wrongful conviction

Feb 25 2019

A California man who was wrongfully convicted for killing an ex-girlfriend and her son four decades ago has reached a $21 million settlement with the city of Simi Valley, officials said. | Video

Singer R. Kelly due back in court Monday on sexual assault charges

Feb 25 2019

Feb 25 Grammy-winning R&B star R. Kelly was due to appear again in a Chicago court on Monday where a judge will likely be assigned to his trial on charges that he sexually assaulted three teenage girls and a woman, a sheriff's spokesman said.

Five minors charged with murder of Nashville musician

Feb 10 2019

Five juveniles are charged with shooting and killing a musician in Nashville, Tennessee outside his home after he refused to hand over his car keys, authorities said.

Colombia vet who smuggled heroin to U.S. in puppies sent to prison

Feb 07 2019

NEW YORK A Colombian veterinarian who surgically implanted liquid heroin inside live puppies to smuggle the drug into the United States was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday.

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