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AP reveals hidden horror of sex assaults by K-12 students
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) -- Chaz Wing was 12 when they came after him. The classmates who tormented him were children, too, entering the age of pimples and cracking voices....



A closer look at littlest victims of schoolhouse assaults
The children were confused, scared and hurt. In their own words, they did their best to convey what other students had done to them in the school restroom, the gym and the bus. What their families learned left them shaken and set up an unexpected, adversarial relationship with their school districts....



14 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest
CANTON, Texas (AP) -- At least 14 people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas on Sunday....



Girlfriend's on-air killing drives anchorman into politics
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- The tipping point for Chris Hurst came last fall while reporting on a shooting at a rail car factory. When the camera turned off, he wept....



School vouchers, rising in many GOP states, founder in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Gary VanDeaver describes himself as a conservative less than a minute into many conversations. The Texas state representative blames "unelected federal judges" for imposing gay marriage on America and has been endorsed by anti-abortion groups and the National Rifle Association....



Candidates invoke Trump's name, God in Alabama Senate race
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Seated beneath the Ten Commandments plaque that first made him a conservative icon in the culture wars, U.S. Senate candidate and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore invokes President Donald Trump's campaign slogan - but with his own twist....



Immigrant workers at Churchill Downs fear deportation
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The backside of Churchill Downs hums with activity as workers clean stalls, bathe horses and lead the muscular animals on strolls to cool them down after workouts. The quiet is broken when they speak to each other and the horses - in Spanish....



Immigrants, unions march in US for rights, against Trump
NEW YORK (AP) -- Immigrant and union groups will march in cities across the United States on Monday to mark May Day and protest against President Donald Trump's efforts to boost deportations....



Q&A: Expert says all's not right for endangered right whales
BOSTON (AP) -- Those endangered North Atlantic right whales cavorting in Cape Cod Bay are fun to watch, but their frolicking doesn't tell the whole story....



As number of adoptions drops, many US agencies face strains
NEW YORK (AP) -- For legions of Americans craving a chance to adopt children, a confluence of daunting trends makes this an especially distressing time....