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Teacher jailed for sexually abusing pupils

LONDON — A primary school teacher who filmed himself sexually abusing girls during one-on-one reading sessions was jailed on Tuesday. Nigel Leat was given an indeterminate sentence and told he would serve at least eight-and-a-half years for sexually abusing five girls over the course of five years at Hillside First…

Bible-only reading at US jail

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Department of Justice has filed a complaint against a South Carolina sheriff for letting one of his prisons bar inmates from reading anything but the Bible. In the complaint filed this week in a Charleston court, the Justice Department said requests by numerous inmates at…

Madoff’s secret shame: Danielle Steel

Bernie Madoff, the infamous Ponzi schemer who has been imprisoned since 2009, granted his second jailhouse interview since the beginning of his incarceration. Not only did he tell the Financial Times the long story of his deception and the reason he fell down the rabbit hole of fraud (“I was…

AZ lawmaker in hot water for reading ‘racist’ letter to state Senate

Two Arizona lawmakers set off charges of racism after one instructed the other to read a controversial letter on the state Senate floor last week during a debate over five immigration bills. The letter from Tony Hill, who worked nine days as a substitute teacher in Glendale, said that Hispanic…

Technological changes may lead to “reading divide”

TOKYO (Reuters) – The rapid rise of e-books could lead to a “reading divide” as those unable to afford the new technology are left behind, even as U.S. reading and writing skills decline still further. At particular threat are African-American communities where many students are already falling behind their majority…

US manufacturing activity hits 2004 high

WASHINGTON — US manufacturing grew for the 19th straight month in February as a jump in employment and production drove activity to a nearly six-year high, a key industry survey showed Tuesday. The Institute of Supply Management said its Purchasing Managers Index rose to 61.4 percent from January’s reading of…

Heckling ‘birther’ disrupts Congress

WASHINGTON — A woman screaming that President Barack Obama was not legitimately elected to the White House disrupted a symbolic reading of the US Constitution in the House of Representatives on Thursday. Capitol police removed the protester, who shouted “Except Obama! Except Obama! Help us Jesus!” as Democratic Representative Frank…

Arizona governor defends harsh immigration law with frog puppet

Arizona’s immigration debate has descended into the theater of the absurd. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) has now unleashed a campaign ad defending a controversial new law, which requires non-citizens to carry around their residency papers with them wherever they go, and provide them to police upon request. The ad…

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