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Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Resigns In Aftermath Of Children's Book Scandal

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| Pugh, a Democrat, is being investigated for alleged "self-dealing" scheme in which she sold thousands of copies of a self-published children's book series to entities with business before the city.

Third Child Dies In U.S. Government Custody Since December


The 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died at a hospital in Texas. Guatemala's government said he had an infection in the frontal lobe of his brain.

St. Lucia Quarantines Cruise Ship After Measles Case Occurs Onboard


The quarantined ship is reportedly owned and operated by the Church of Scientology. Some 300 passengers and crew are aboard.

Florida Approves Bill Allowing Classroom Teachers To Be Armed


It will be up to districts whether they want to allow teachers to be armed. Critics of the bill said it could make classrooms more dangerous to students.

'Every Box Was Smashed': After Thousands Of Complaints, The Pentagon Is Reforming Military Moves


The Pentagon is planning to hire a single private company to oversee the moving process for military families. The current system is plagued by delays, lost shipments, theft, and a lack of accountability.

ACLU: Border Agents Violate Constitution When They Search Electronic Devices


U.S. border agents improperly look for broad evidence of crimes when they search international travelers' phones and laptops without probable cause, civil rights groups argue.

New Canadian Currency Features Civil Rights Activist, Wins Innovation Award


The $10 bill is purple, contains polymers, and is vertically oriented. It features the first image of a Canadian woman on the country's currency.

The U.S. Public Will No Longer Have A Key Data Point About Afghanistan War


A watchdog report says the U.S. military is no longer collecting — and therefore no longer releasing — one of the most concrete measures of the war's progress.

British Judge Sentences Julian Assange To 50 Weeks In Prison


The WikiLeaks founder, who had lived in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, delayed justice, the judge said. He faces a hearing Thursday on an extradition request from the U.S. government.