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Migrant children kept from enrolling in school

migrant children kept out of US schoolsCandelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala's highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. high school education and eventually become a teacher.

Instead, the 16-year-old spends most days alone in the tumbledown Memphis house where he lives with his uncle, leaving only occasionally to play soccer and pick up what English he can from his friends.


Student killed during burglary at New Jersey college frat

NJITA student was shot and killed during a burglary at a fraternity house near the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

NJIT President Joel Bloom said in a statement the burglary took place around 3:30 a.m. Monday at Tau Kappa Epsilon in Newark.

The Essex County prosecutor's office says the male victim was pronounced dead about 90 minutes later at University Hospital.


Train derails in Washington, D.C., hazardous waste leaking

train derails in DCA CSX freight train derailed outside Washington, D.C., Sunday morning and at least one of the overturned cars is leaking hazardous material.

The hazardous material reportedly leaking is sodium hydroxide, a chemical used in household products such as soap and detergents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the chemical, which is commonly known as lye, can cause skin and eye irritations and breathing problems.

CSX said no injuries have been reported.


Peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

Daniel Berrigan diesThe Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94.

Berrigan died at Murray-Weigel Hall, a Jesuit health care community in New York City after a "long illness," according to Michael Benigno, a spokesman for the Jesuits USA Northeast Province.

"He died peacefully," Benigno said.


Mississippi advocates fear abuse ‘epidemic’ after senate kills divorce bill

Domestic violenceIn Mississippi an abused spouse must remain in a violent marriage, according to the state legislature.

A bill that would have made domestic abuse grounds for divorce died in the state senate last week. And the decision shocked victims’ rights advocates around the state.

“We have an epidemic here,” said Lorine Cady, founder of the House of Grace, a center for victims in Southaven. “I think domestic abuse should be at the very top of the list of reasons for divorce.”


Catholic priest sentenced for sexually abusing Michigan boys in 1980s

Michigan priest sentenced for sexual crimesA Catholic priest is facing up to 40 years behind bars for sexually abusing Michigan high school boys three decades ago — and six of his victims confronted him in the courtroom before he was hauled off to prison.

James Rapp — a 75-year-old former priest who taught at Jackson Lumen Christi High School in south central Michigan in the 1980s — pleaded no contest to criminal sexual conduct for raping and molesting his students.


Confederate memorial at Ky. university to be removed

Memorial at KY University to come downSaying it no longer has a place here, Louisville's mayor and its university's president announced that a 121-year-old Confederate monument on the University of Louisville campus is being removed.

Mayor Greg Fischer and President James Ramsey of the University of Louisville gathered Friday at the monument across from the Speed Art Museum, joined by several city and university officials and students.


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