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A missing Mennonite woman from New Mexico was found dead 250 miles away

A missing Mennonite woman from New Mexico was found dead 250 miles away

A Mennonite woman who went missing from New Mexico last month was kidnapped and murdered, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office said. The body of 27-year-old Sasha Krause was found more than 250 miles away, near Flagstaff, Arizona. “Over the last four weeks, we conducted ground searches, aerial searches, K-9 search and entered Sasha’s information…

US Department of Education slams USC’s response to Tyndall abuse allegations

US Department of Education slams USC’s response to Tyndall abuse allegations

The US Department of Education is demanding “sweeping changes” at the University of Southern California after an investigation found the school failed for years to protect students after reports alleged sexual abuse by former gynecologist George Tyndall. The department’s Office for Civil Rights’ investigation into the handling of allegations against Tyndall found USC “systemically failed”…

Univ. of Michigan doctor allegedly sexually abused students, including Olympic wrestler

Univ. of Michigan doctor allegedly sexually abused students, including Olympic wrestler

A doctor at the University of Michigan sexually abused students and athletes, including an Olympic wrestler, for decades, three former wrestlers and their attorneys said in a news conference Thursday. University doctor Robert E. Anderson, who worked at Michigan from 1968 to 2003, allegedly molested them during unnecessary medical examinations, the wrestlers said. Anderson died…

Illinois lawmakers have introduced a bill to ban Native American mascots

Illinois lawmakers have introduced a bill to ban Native American mascots

Sports mascots that invoke Native American imagery and traditions have long been considered offensive by tribal nations. Two Illinois lawmakers want to ban them. Two representatives in the state House have introduced a bill that would prohibit schools from using Native American logos, mascots or other imagery unless they: receive written permission from a tribe…

MLB makes history by naming its first black and Latino-born umpire crew chiefs

MLB makes history by naming its first black and Latino-born umpire crew chiefs

Major League Baseball just notched a win for diversity. The MLB announced on Thursday it appointed Kerwin Danley as its first black umpire crew chief and Alfonso Marquez as its first Latino-born crew chief. Danley, 58, started umpiring for the major leagues in 1992 and was hired full-time in 1998. His resume includes umpiring for…