Jennifer McEwen

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Missouri School Districts Start Training Teachers To Carry Concealed Weapons In Classroom

In response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012 that left 20 children and six staff members dead, some school districts in Missouri have started training teachers to carry concealed weapons in classrooms.<p>For a $17,500 fee, districts that opt in to the …

Guns

Ebola outbreak not under control

Children in California rescued in nationwide sex-trafficking bust, FBI says

More than two dozen children in California were rescued during a week-long nationwide crackdown on commercial sex trafficking, federal officials announced Monday.<p>State, local and federal officials also arrested at least 38 alleged pimps in California during the crackdown, dubbed "Operation Cross …

California

168 children rescued from sex trafficking, FBI says

Law enforcement officials rescued 168 child victims of commercial sex trafficking in a nationwide sweep during the past week and arrested 281 alleged pimps, the FBI said Monday.<p>The recoveries and arrests took place in 106 cities as part of a week-long campaign targeting truck stops, casinos, …

Belle Knox: “I’m a sexual person and that’s that”

Belle Knox, the 19-year-old Duke porn star, on loving sex, losing privacy, tuition — and why she’s misunderstood<p>Miriam Weeks, also known as Belle Knox, also known as "the Duke porn star," is legally an adult. In fact, she just turned 19, an occasion she marked by performing at a strip club. But she …

Ebola Outbreak Beyond Our Control, Doctors Without Borders Says

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the medical organization treating Ebola patients in West Africa, says it has reached the …

Obama Reveals Favorite Perks of Presidency

Suit over Palatine supportive housing dismissed

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the village of Palatine over its rejection of Catherine Alice Gardens, a proposal to build housing for people with disabilities.<p>The Chicago-based Up Development company filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court last November, seeking a court review of the …

VA deaths covered up to make statistics look better, whistle-blower says

Records of dead veterans were changed or physically altered, some even in recent weeks, to hide how many people died while waiting for care at the Phoenix VA hospital, a whistle-blower told CNN in stunning revelations that point to a new coverup in the ongoing VA scandal.<p>"Deceased" notes on files …

Poliovirus discovered in Brazilian sewage, WHO reports

Brazilian health officers have discovered the<p>poliovirus in sewage in theWorld Cuphost city of Campinas, the World Health Organization announced Monday.<p>Wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) was discovered during a routine health check at the city's Viracopos International Airport and reported to the WHO on …

Disease

Ebola epidemic in West Africa 'out of control'

The deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has hit "unprecedented" proportions, according to relief workers on the ground.<p>"The epidemic is out of control," Dr. Bart Janssens, director of operations for Doctors Without Borders, said in a statement.<p>There have been 567 cases and 350 deaths since …

Christian woman freed after death sentence ruled 'faulty' in Sudan

A Sudanese woman has been freed from prison a month after being sentenced to die by hanging for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.<p>"I am a Christian," Meriam Yehya Ibrahim told the judge at her sentencing hearing in May, "and I will remain a Christian."<p>An appeals court in Sudan ruled that a …

Mass graves with bodies of unidentified immigrants discovered in south Texas cemetery

The grisly discovery of mass graves in a Texas cemetery believed to contain the bodies of immigrants has raised questions about burial methods for bodies discovered along the U.S.-Mexican border.<p>The discovery was made at Sacred Heart Burial Park in the town of Falfurrias, about 79 miles north of …