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Slender Man: Both Stabbing Suspects Ruled Competent to Stand Trial

Two Wisconsin girls who allegedly stabbed a friend over Slender Man were found competent today to stand trial.<p>A Wisconsin judge found 13-year-old …

'Slender Man' Stabbing Suspects Blamed Each Other in Interrogations

Crime & Courts<p>Two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please the fictional Internet character "Slender Man" told police differing accounts of who hatched the sinister idea, according to interrogation tapes played during their preliminary hearing this week.<p>The two girls, who …

Prosecutors seek 40 years in mental hospital for Morgan Geyser in Slenderman attack

WAUKESHA — Wisconsin prosecutors want a 15-year-old girl to be confined in a mental hospital for 40 years after she pleaded guilty to stabbing a …

Principal says stabbing suspects were good students

For the first time since a gruesome attack on a 12-year-old girl made international headlines, the principal of the Waukesha middle school is talking …

Wisconsin teen in Slenderman stabbing case pleads guilty

(Reuters) - One of two Wisconsin girls who said they stabbed a classmate to satisfy the fictitious horror character Slenderman pleaded guilty to attempted homicide on Thursday and was committed to a state mental hospital, her lawyer said.<p>Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren found …

Slender Man stabbing: Anissa Weier found mentally ill

<b>A jury in the US state of Wisconsin has determined that a girl who admitted to participating in a stabbing in 2014 to please the horror character Slender Man was mentally ill during the attack.</b><p>Anissa Weier, now 15, had pleaded guilty in August to being a party to attempted second-degree …

Jury finds Anissa Weier not criminally responsible due to mental illness

A Wisconsin girl who admitted to participating in the stabbing of a classmate to please horror character Slender Man will avoid prison after a jury …

The Girls Who Tried to Kill for Slender Man

U.S. Internet Crime Justice slender man<p>This is a tale of a young friendship gone horribly wrong. In late May, in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha, …

If These Girls Knew That Slender Man Was a Fantasy, Why Did They Want to Kill Their Friend for Him?

Slender<p>Man<p>Is Watching<p>If 12-year-olds Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser knew that the internet character they worshipped was a fantasy, why did they want …

Teen in 'Slenderman' stabbing going to mental institution under plea deal

<b>(CNN) —</b> The second Wisconsin teenager accused of stabbing a classmate in 2014 has pleaded guilty, but will not be held criminally responsible for the crime as part of a plea agreement.<p>Morgan Geyser, 15, entered the guilty plea to a charge of attempted first-degree murder for stabbing the classmate …

Wisconsin girl found mentally ill in Slender Man stabbing case

Jury’s decision means Anissa Weier will be sent to psychiatric hospital rather than prison<p>A Wisconsin girl who admitted to participating in the stabbing of a classmate to please horror character Slender Man will avoid prison after a jury determined Friday that she was mentally ill at the time of …

Girl accused in Slender Man stabbing had 'swirled into madness', says lawyer

Anissa Weier, who allegedly helped a friend repeatedly stab a classmate to please the fictional character, believed he could kill her family, attorney says<p>A girl accused of helping her friend stab a classmate nearly to death to please an online horror character, Slender Man, was lonely, depressed …

Slenderman victim’s family “disappointed” with verdict in Anissa Weier case

Payton Leutner, 2017<p>WAUKESHA -- Disappointed in the Slenderman verdict, the family of the victim says they wanted to see Anissa Weier go to …

Slenderman case: Anissa Weier found mentally ill in stabbing of classmate

WAUKESHA — Anissa Weier, who admitted to participating in the stabbing of a classmate to please the fictional character Slenderman will avoid prison …

Jury says teen in Slenderman stabbing attack was mentally ill

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Wisconsin jury says one of two teens charged in the 2014 Slenderman stabbing of a classmate was mentally ill when the attack happened.<p>Last month, Anissa Weier, 15, had pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree homicide due to mental illness or defect in the stabbing as part of a plea …

Betsy DeVos Confirmed As Education Secretary

Today the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as President Trump's education secretary, 51-50. Vice President Pence had to cast an unprecedented tie-breaking vote, after hearings that became fodder for Saturday Night Live; after angry constituents swamped Senate offices with 1.5 million calls a day; after …

Someone paid random internet users to lobby for Betsy DeVos's confirmation

Unknown “bad actors” may be behind these odd ads for the secretary of education nominee.<p>Someone out there really wants President Donald Trump’s polarizing nominee for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, to get the job — so much so that they’ve been paying random internet users to write notes …

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Teachers And Politicians Mount Final Push To Keep Betsy DeVos Away From Public Schools

The Senate will vote Tuesday on whether to confirm the controversial pick for U.S. Secretary of Education.<p>In the last 24 hours before the U.S. Senate is set to vote on the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary, Democrats, parents and other public education advocates are making their …

Betsy DeVos’ confirmation is on the verge of making history — and that’s bad news

The Senate is slated to vote on the nomination of Betsy DeVos to serve as secretary of education early this week, a vote that could potentially make …

DeVos Showdown Looming, Think Tank AEI Offers Misleading Defense of Nominee

With the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be the Trump Secretary of Education facing an impending Senate vote, there has been a strong effort by concerned citizens across the country to find the one more Republican senator who could potentially block the controversial nominee. Right now, Senate …

Dems Take to Senate Floor to Protest Betsy DeVos Nomination

DeVos pledges not to undo public education, pushes choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to dismantle …

Thousands of alumni from DeVos’s Christian alma mater oppose her appointment

They say she is “not qualified for the position.”<p>When billionaire Betsy DeVos was first floated as a potential pick for U.S. Secretary of Education …

Senate Democrats Rally Overnight Against Trump's Education Pick Ahead Of Vote

Senate Democrats held an all-night session Monday night into Tuesday morning in a last-ditch effort to try to stop President Trump's nominee for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, from being confirmed.<p>Among those who took to the floor was Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who said it was …

Dakota Access pipeline decision may come by week's end

The U.S. Army may decide by week's end whether to approve construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline across North Dakota's Lake Oahe and lands claimed sacred by Sioux Indian tribes.<p>Justice Department lawyer Matthew Marinelli outlined the planned timeline for the Army's decision to a federal judge …

Republicans call Trump's travel ban 'a self-inflicted wound'

Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham criticised the executive order, as well as some of Trump’s inner circle<p>US and European officials have expressed anxiety about the damage the Trump administration’s ban targeting Muslim refugees could inflict on western security.<p>The ban is believed to have …

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Corps, tribes to judge: Reject Dakota Access company request

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and two Native American tribes that oppose the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline have …

Pipeline Protesters Decry North Dakota Bills That 'Criminalize' Protests

U.S. news<p>Protesters against the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline have expressed dismay at a new slate of bills proposed this week by North Dakota's Republican-led and largely oil-friendly state legislature that, if passed, could potentially upend their months-long protest movement.<p>The bills, …

Minnesota president: Sexual misconduct training not getting through

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota president Eric Kaler says his school needs to do a better job of training its student-athletes on sexual assault and …