Trump assails ‘witch hunt’ after naming of special counsel
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Trump assails ‘witch hunt’ after naming of special counsel

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at the appointment of a special counsel to investigate allegations that his campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election, tweeting Thursday that it is “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI Director Robert … Continue reading

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Social media mocks Education Dept for misspelled tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is getting social media criticism after misspelling the name of a prominent African-American sociologist — and then mistyping again when apologizing for the error. In a tweet Sunday morning from its official account, the department attributed a quotation to W.E.B. DeBois (doo-BOYZ’), incorrectly spelling the last name with an … Continue reading

Government severs ties with for-profit colleges accreditor
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Government severs ties with for-profit colleges accreditor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of for-profit colleges could close, leaving up to 600,000 students scrambling to find other schools, after the Education Department withdrew recognition of the nation’s largest accreditor of for-profit schools. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools said it would appeal Thursday’s decision to Education Secretary John B. King Jr. In … Continue reading

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Norfolk police to increase internal affairs transparency

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Norfolk Police Department is changing its internal affairs policy and will start telling members of the public whether internal affairs investigators found enough evidence to back up their complaints. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/2cEyXaQ) reports Chief Michael Goldsmith told City Council members Monday that people will be told whether their complaints were … Continue reading