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1st trial in college admissions scandal gets underway

BOSTON – The first trial in the college admissions bribery scandal opened Monday with defense attorneys seeking to portray the two parents accused of buying their kids’ way into school as victims of a con man who believed their payments were legitimate donations.

Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities

KABUL, Afghanistan — Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but classrooms will be gender-segregated and Islamic dress is compulsory, the Taliban government's new higher education minister said Sunday.

Activists hail Lee statue removal, say more work remains

When an enormous statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee was hoisted off its pedestal Wednesday in the former capital of the Confederacy and carted off to storage, many civil rights activists saw it as a step toward a more inclusive Virginia, if only a symbolic one.

President Biden says Ida, wildfires show ‘climate crisis’ has struck

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday pledged robust federal help for the Northeastern and Gulf states battered by Hurricane Ida and for Western states beset by wildfires — with the catastrophes serving as deadly reminders that the “climate crisis” has arrived.

Judge approves Purdue Pharma’s $10 billion-opioid settlement

A federal bankruptcy judge gave conditional approval Wednesday to a sweeping, potentially $10 billion plan submitted by OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to settle a mountain of lawsuits over its role in the opioid crisis that has killed a half-million Americans over the past two decades.

Bernie Sanders sells big government’s virtues in red states

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Bernie Sanders has long argued – but not proved – that his big government populism can win over voters in the largely white, rural communities that flocked to Republican Donald Trump in recent elections.

Heir: Sacklers won’t settle unless freed from opioid suits

Members of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma won’t contribute billions of dollars to a legal settlement unless they get off the hook for all current and future lawsuits over the company’s activities, one of them told a court Tuesday in a rare public appearance.

Suit: Brown failed to protect women from sexual misconduct

Brown University has systematically and repeatedly failed to protect women from rape and other sexual misconduct, according to a federal class action lawsuit filed recently by four current and former female students.

With virus cases rising, mask mandate back on in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County will again require masks be worn indoors in the nation’s largest county, even by those vaccinated against the coronavirus, while the University of California system also said Thursday that students, faculty and staff must be immunized against the disease to return to campuses.