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Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

Tamra Wade struggled over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn't bring herself to do it.

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$139M deal reached in school sex abuse case

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous lewd acts on his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.

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More Cosby shows canceled as women allege rape

More Cosby shows canceled as women allege rape

MELBOURNE, Fla. — As Bill Cosby’s standup tour crumbled with cancellations, the embattled entertainer joked about his usual subjects of family, wives and childhood Friday to a cheering audience that greeted him with a standing ovation as he took the stage and another when he finished.

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Agency: Schools helped Lanza's mom 'appease' him

Agency: Schools helped Lanza's mom 'appease' him

HARTFORD, Conn. — Adam Lanza’s parents and educators contributed to his social isolation in the years before he carried out the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre by accommodating — and not confronting — his difficulties engaging with the world, according to a state report issued Friday.

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Agency: Schools helped Lanza's mom 'appease' him

Agency: Schools helped Lanza's mom 'appease' him

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Package from Florida State shooter found in Texas

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The first of several packages mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas and is in the hands of the FBI, the agency said Friday.

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Man who killed co-worker, cut out heart released

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno man who stabbed his co-worker dozens of times in 1984 and then cut out the man's heart and put it in his jacket pocket has been released from prison despite objections from Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually.

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Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

Nurse Therese Serignese, 57, discusses her experience with comedian Bill Cosby at her home on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Boca Raton, Fla. Serignese said the television icon raped her in 1976 when she was 19 years old following a show in Las Vegas. Cosby spokesman David Brokaw did not respon…

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Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

Nurse Therese Serignese, 57, discusses her experience with comedian Bill Cosby at her home on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Boca Raton, Fla. Serignese said the television icon raped her in 1976 when she was 19 years old following a show in Las Vegas. Cosby spokesman David Brokaw did not respon…

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Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

Nurse Therese Serignese, 57, discusses her experience with comedian Bill Cosby at her home on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Boca Raton, Fla. Serignese said the television icon raped her in 1976 when she was 19 years old following a show in Las Vegas. Cosby spokesman David Brokaw did not respon…

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Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby gestures during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, "Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, " at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, in Washington. After amassing a private collection…

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Around the nation

Around the nation

Nurse Therese Serignese, 57, discusses her experience with comedian Bill Cosby at her home on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Boca Raton, Fla. Serignese said the television icon raped her in 1976 when she was 19 years old following a show in Las Vegas. Cosby spokesman David Brokaw did not respon…

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Florida State shooter was well-liked but troubled

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Authorities don’t know why Myron May targeted his alma mater Thursday when he opened fire on students at Florida State University’s library, but they do know he thought the government was watching him and out to get him.

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Protesters, police clash in Mexico before marches

Protesters, police clash in Mexico before marches

Protesters throw rocks at a police vehicle as they march near the airport in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Mexico City is bracing for demonstrations as caravans of students and family members of 43 missing college students converge on the capital after several days crisscrossing the …

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Protesters, police clash in Mexico before marches

Protesters, police clash in Mexico before marches

A riot police officer gathers rocks that were thrown at them as they move past a burning fast food delivery motorcycle after protesters threw molotov cocktails at them near the airport in Mexico City,Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Mexico City is bracing for demonstrations as caravans of students a…

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Protesters, police clash in Mexico before marches

Protesters, police clash in Mexico before marches

Students place school desks with photos of the 43 disappeared students from the Rural Normal School of Ayotzinapa in the state of Guerrero, in a plaza at Mexico's National Autonomous University (UNAM) as a form of protest in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. The students disappeared at t…

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Protesters, police clash in Mexico before marches

Protesters, police clash in Mexico before marches

Photographs of the 43 disappeared students from the Rural Normal School of Ayotzinapa in the state of Guerrero sit on school desks placed in a plaza at Mexico's National Autonomous University (UNAM) as a form of protest by students in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. The students disapp…

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Protesters, police clash in Mexico before marches

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Protesters marched in Mexico City on Thursday to demand authorities find 43 missing college students, trying to step up pressure on the government on a day traditionally reserved for the celebration of the 1910-17 Revolution.

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Slain beauty queen, sister buried in Honduras

Slain beauty queen, sister buried in Honduras

Forensic workers remove a body in the village of Cablotales, near Snata Barbara, Honduras, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Two bodies, believed to belong to Miss Honduras 2014 and her sister, were found buried near the spa where they disappeared six days ago, according to the Honduras National Pol…

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