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’You are my slave:’ School’s Civil War Day sparks mom’s ire

KENNESAW, Ga. — A new battle line has formed in the national debate over Civil War flags and symbols this time at a Georgia school not far from a mountaintop where Confederate soldiers fired their cannons at Union troops more than a century ago.

The school near Kennesaw Mountain last month invited fifth-graders to dress up as characters from the Civil War.

3 Americans win Nobel medicine prize for body rhythm work

STOCKHOLM — The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three Americans on Monday for discoveries about the body’s daily rhythms.

The laureates are Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young. Rosbash is on the faculty at Brandeis University, Young at Rockefeller University and Hall has been associated with the University of Maine.

Fugitive Chicago police sergeant arrested after 15 years

CHICAGO — A former Chicago police sergeant wanted on federal drug and conspiracy charges was arrested in Detroit after nearly 15 years on the run, the FBI announced Tuesday.

Eddie Hicks was the alleged ringleader of a crew of five men that posed as federal drug agents to shake down drug dealers for cash and narcotics. Hicks and other members of the crew were arrested in 2001.

Police: 2 woman dressed as nuns try to rob Pennsylvania bank

TANNERSVILLE, Pa. — Police say two women dressed as nuns attempted to rob a bank in Pennsylvania’s Poconos.

Authorities say the women walked into Citizens Bank near Tannersville on Monday and one brandished a handgun, demanding money from a teller. But they left without taking anything.

Each woman was wearing a black nun’s habit and veil. One woman also was wearing sunglasses.

AP releases restored footage of Charles and Diana’s wedding

LONDON — It was the wedding that captivated the world. Lady Diana Spencer said “I will” to Britain’s Prince Charles, becoming Princess of Wales and bringing fresh youth and glamour to Britain’s royal family.

Now, 36 years later, The Associated Press has restored original footage from the July 29, 1981, wedding and is releasing it in 4K resolution on YouTube.

Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?

ABERDEEN, Wash. — One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons high in a bucket truck, painting a block-long mural of a little girl blowing bubbles, each circle the scene of an imagined, hopeful future.

Scholars: Refuse to bow down to China censorship pressure

BEIJING — Scholars are petitioning Cambridge University Press to restore more than 300 politically sensitive articles removed from its website in China after a request from authorities, underscoring concerns about freedom of speech and the Chinese government’s increasing leverage over academic organizations.