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William Barr sworn in for 2nd stint as US attorney general

William Barr sworn in for 2nd stint as US attorney general

WASHINGTON — William Barr was sworn in Thursday for his second stint as the nation's attorney general, taking the helm of the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Nightmare: Man's car stolen while he's asleep in back seat

NEWARK, Del. — A man's nap in the back of his car in Delaware turned into a nightmare after the car he was sleeping in was stolen and crashed.
Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly

Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly

CHICAGO — Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.

Boren's attorney describes university probe as 'persecution'

OKLAHOMA CITY — An attorney for former University of Oklahoma President David Boren said Thursday Boren denies any inappropriate behaviour during his more than 20 years at OU and described a university probe as a "character assassination.
Prada announces diversity council after blackface outrage

Prada announces diversity council after blackface outrage

MILAN — Italian brand Prada said it is forming a diversity council to "elevate voices of colour within the company and fashion industry at large," a move that follows accusations of racism in the luxury fashion world.

Plaque that calls Native Americans 'savage enemies' removed

YARMOUTH, Maine — A Maine town has removed a 90-year-old cemetery plaque that referred to Native Americans as "savage enemies.
Trump-dominated board to close coal plant, despite his plea

Trump-dominated board to close coal plant, despite his plea

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A federal utility board voted Thursday to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, rejecting pleas from President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and handing the coal industry a defeat in its backyard.
Prominent art dealer sentenced to prison for tax fraud

Prominent art dealer sentenced to prison for tax fraud

NEW YORK — A prominent New York City art dealer once accused by Alec Baldwin of fraud was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Thursday for evading over $3 million in federal taxes, a crime that left her rejected in some art circles and saying she feel
After shooting: 'You can't really trust other students'

After shooting: 'You can't really trust other students'

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — Some students have difficulty trusting classmates outside their circle. Parents say interactions with school staff are more impersonal. Teachers worry that added security detracts from learning.
Spielberg, Gaga, sign get-well card for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Spielberg, Gaga, sign get-well card for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

LOS ANGELES — Steven Spielberg, Lady Gaga, Spike Lee and Glenn Close have a message for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Get well soon.