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Principal Who Discussed Pregnancy Pact Resigns
The principal said that he could not do his job without the support of the mayor and superintendent, who had contradicted his account of the pregnancies at the school

National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Parents, Charged in Death, Sue City
The parents charged in the starvation death of their bedridden daughter argued that dangerous and reckless actions by several municipal employees and contract workers contributed to the girl’s death.

National Briefing | Education: Scores Down on College Admissions Test
The average score on the ACT college admissions test fell slightly this year to 21.1 out of a possible score of 36, down from 21.2 last year.

National Briefing | Midwest: Illinois: Settlement in Clergy Sexual Abuse Cases
The Archdiocese of Chicago said it had agreed to pay more than $12.6 million to settle lawsuits by 16 people who accused priests of sexual abuse.

Book on Obama Hopes to Repeat Anti-Kerry Feat
A conservative gadfly who attacked John Kerry’s Vietnam record in 2004 has released a new book painting Barack Obama as a stealth radical liberal.

National Briefing | South: North Carolina: Guilty Plea in Crash
A man who drove his car into a crowd in a self-professed bid to avenge Muslim deaths overseas pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted murder.

National Briefing | Science and Health: Abortion Does Not Cause Mental Illness, Panel Says
A panel of the American Psychological Association reported, after two years of study, that there is no evidence that abortion causes significant mental health problems.

National Briefing | Washington: Unabomber Protests Cabin’s Display at Museum
Theodore J. Kaczynski is protesting the public display of his Montana cabin at the Newseum, a recently opened museum devoted to the history of news and press freedom.

Book Attacking Obama Hopes to Repeat ’04 Anti-Kerry Feat
The author of the book attacking Senator John Kerry’s record on a Vietnam Swift boat has a new one painting Senator Barack Obama as a stealth radical liberal.

Ill and in Pain, Detainee Dies in U.S. Hands
Lawyers said their client was denied adequate care in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and they demanded a criminal investigation.