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SLIDELL, La. -- The Slidell Police Department was criticized for 'shaming' a homeless man who was arrested and found with $800 in his pockets on Facebook. Police posted a photograph on Facebook of the homeless man, identified as 59-year-old Franklin Jones, who in the photograph...
A United States Marine was convicted at a court-martial for refusing to remove a Bible verse on her computer – a verse of Scripture the military determined “could easily be seen as contrary to good order and discipline.” The plight of Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling seems...
An Oklahoma mom said she was threatened with eviction after her neighbors complained because she was breastfeeding her daughter on her apartment's front porch. Though mothers in Oklahoma can nurse their babies wherever they have a legal right to be, Missy Smith, of Oklahoma City...
Assistant City Manager Anthony Snipes has resigned following widespread criticism and national media attention over a training session he organized that focused on how to work with the female-majority Austin City Council . The training included comments that were widely...
A Maryland couple investigated for neglect after they let their two young children walk home alone from local parks have been cleared in one of two such cases, according to the family’s attorneys and documents. The new Child Protective Services finding, which follows an appeal,...
The streak is as impressive as it is difficult to explain. In much the same way that Kenyan runners have owned the Boston Marathon, Indian American kids have placed a stranglehold on the Scripps National Spelling Bee, winning it now for seven years in a row and all but four of...
Harlandale ISD is investigating social media posts made by an elementary school teacher, the district confirmed Friday. A parent said her son is about to attend Columbia Heights Elementary school. She said she did a quick search online and found the teacher's Pinterest account...
The Texas Senate has voted to bar law enforcement from giving the media the names of people involved in traffic accidents. The move came on a bill to protect accident victims from being harassed by lawyers seeking to file lawsuits. But the Senate pushed it further in what would...
Texas just ran out the clock on Tesla. Facing pressure from state car dealerships, the Texas legislature this week declined to take up several bills that would have allowed Tesla to sell cars directly to consumers. Under state law, automakers must sell cars through a third-party...