Students sexually abused by peers face struggles

This Wednesday, May 17, 2017 photo shows the Downtown Miami Charter School in Miami. In 2012, the mother of a second-grade student at the school filed suit after she said she pleaded in vain for months for administrators to protect her son from sexual abuse by an older boy at the charter school. Eventually, the 7-year-old tried to kill himself by walking into traffic with his eyes closed, according to the family’s lawsuit. Two years later, the boy testified, he still had nightmares his tormenter would crawl in through his bedroom window and kill his mother. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

When children sexually assault other children at school, sometimes the only measure of justice comes through the courts.

Why Trump’s trade stance makes U.S. farmers nervous

In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017, photo, Blake Hurst, a corn and soybean farmer and president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, walks to the tractor shed on his farm in Westboro, Mo. U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to redo the North American Free Trade Agreement, but NAFTA has widened access to Mexican and Canadian markets, boosting U.S. farm exports and benefiting many farmers. Hurst says NAFTA has been good for his business and worries that he'll lose out in a renegotiation. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sizable majority of rural Americans backed Donald Trump’s presidential bid, drawn to his calls to slash environmental rules, strengthen law enforcement and replace the federal health care law.

Human rights prove no obstacle in Trump-Saudi ties

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman during a bilateral meeting, Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Riyadh. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — On his first overseas visit, President Donald Trump presided over a nearly $110 billion sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia that made clear his administration did not see the kingdom’s human rights record or its devastating war in Yemen as an obstacle to restoring ties that had been strained under his predecessor.

Contradictions add up during Trump’s Saudi visit

President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From left, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Ivanka Trump, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama for failing to utter the words “radical Islamic terrorism.” He accused the foundation run by Bill and Hillary Clinton of corruption for accepting charitable contributions from Saudi Arabia and chastised first lady Michelle Obama for not covering her head during a visit to the Kingdom.

School sex complaints to fed agency rise, languish

Itza Ayala poses for a photo at a park in Houston on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. When school administrators didn't investigate her 15-year-old daughter's alleged sexual assault by another student, she says, her family turned to the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights. The office has struggled to keep up with an increase in complaints against school districts. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

HOUSTON (AP) — Hector and Itza Ayala sat in a conference room at Houston’s prestigious high school for the performing arts, clutching a document they hoped would force administrators to investigate their 15-year-old daughter’s claim of a classroom sex assault.

In Wis., ID law proved insurmountable for many

In this Monday, April 24, 2017 photo, Gladys Harris of Milwaukee holds some of the forms of identification she brought with her to the polls in the 2016 presidential election. She was unable to vote because she had lost her driver's license a few days before and thought one of the many other cards she had with her would work. She was given a provisional ballot but was unable to return with a proper ID in time. It was the first presidential election to be held under a new state law requiring a driver's license, state ID, passport, military ID, naturalization papers or tribal ID to vote. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — State Sen. Mary Lazich was adamant: The bill Republicans were about to push through the Wisconsin state Senate, requiring that voters present identification at the polls, would do no harm.

100 Nev. schools transforming deserts with gardens

In a Thursday, May 4, 2017 photo, Roger M. Bryan Elementary students bag another purchase during a farmers market at Zappos headquarters in Las Vegas, Nev. The event was sponsored by Green Our Planet, an organization that has overseen the development of more than 100 gardens at local schools to help teach STEM in schools. ((L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It started when two documentary filmmakers, Ciara Byrne and Kim MacQuarrie, launched Green Our Planet, a crowdfunding platform based in Las Vegas but aimed at supporting projects anywhere in the world — from replanting some of Peru’s native Quena forest in the Andes to installing solar panels on a homeless shelter in Carson City.

Conditions behind cyberattack may be hard to mimic

FILE - This April 12, 2016 file photo shows the Microsoft logo in Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris, France. The cyberextortion attack hitting dozens of countries was a “perfect storm” of sorts. It combined a known and highly dangerous security hole in Microsoft Windows, tardy users who didn’t apply Microsoft’s March software fix, and a software design that allowed the malware to spread quickly once inside university, business and government networks. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The cyberextortion attack hitting dozens of countries spread quickly and widely thanks to an unusual confluence of factors: a known and highly dangerous security hole in Microsoft Windows, tardy users who didn’t apply Microsoft’s March software fix, and a software design that allowed the malware to spread quickly once inside university, business and government networks.

Xi: Silk Road plan boosts finance, security ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking at the opening of the Belt and Road Forum is displayed on a big screen near a decoration depicting Chinese Admiral Zheng He who commanded expeditionary voyages across Asia and East Africa in the 15th century in Beijing, China, Sunday, May 14, 2017. China will seek to burnish President Xi Jinping's stature as a world-class statesman at the international gathering centered on his signature foreign policy effort that envisions a future world order in which all roads lead to Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping called Sunday for closer cooperation among countries across Asia and Europe in areas from anti-terrorism to finance, as officials from dozens of governments met to promote a Beijing-led initiative to expand trade links across the region.


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