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Civil rights attorney George Barrett dies at 86

Barrett also represented Nashville college students who fought for integration during the early 1960s. More recently, Garrison said, Barrett played key roles in some of the nation’s largest securities class-action lawsuits, fighting on behalf of investors, including pension funds, against…

Crist wins Florida Democratic primary for governor

“Congratulations! It’s a wonderful night!” Crist said as he hugged his running mate, Annette Taddeo, after Rich called Crist to concede the race minutes after the polls closed. Crist said the strong showing is a sign that Democrats believe in…

Obama now weighing airstrikes in Syria to combat IS

WASHINGTON — President Obama spent his first day back from August vacation Monday weighing his options against Islamic State militants — options that now include airstrikes in Syria. Gen. Martin Dempsey, the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, is preparing options for…

‘Rent is too damn high’ candidate is back

His message as he ran for governor of New York was simple: “The rent is too damn high.” Now, four years later, Jimmy McMillan of the involved moustache and viral campaign slogan that set off a parade of memes is…

Ex-FBI Director Louis Freeh seriously hurt in car crash

Freeh was wearing his seat belt, and no one else was injured, police said. The cause of the crash is pending investigation. Police said Monday night that no other information was available. The Vermont State Police initially said little about…

Docs urge delayed school start times for teens

“As adolescents go up in grade, they’re less likely with each passing year to get anything resembling sufficient sleep,” says Judith Owens, director of sleep medicine at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and lead author of the AAP…

Countries scolded on human rights lash U.S. on Ferguson

BEIJING — Countries long the targets of U.S. scoldings for human rights abuses revel in the opportunity to call out Americans for the angry protests that have convulsed Ferguson, Mo., after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. State-run…

Obama faces decision on military aid for Ukraine

“For every battalion of combat material or troops the Russians send into Ukraine, the U.S. should send a team with a MQ-9 Predator,” said Karber, who is president of the Potomac Foundation, a think tank. “(The Predator) is not only…

Florida coast prime spot for sharks

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Shark Week is over, but the next few weeks are still prime time for shark attacks off the Florida coast. August and September bring massive schools of mullet, anchovies, herrings and sardines migrating along Brevard County and…