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University of Missouri System launches diversity audit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 11:20pm

The University of Missouri System has announced that it will conduct an audit of diversity and inclusion policies and procedures.

Woman known for conspiracy posts loses Texas education race

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 11:20pm

A Texas education board candidate who claimed that President Barack Obama was a gay prostitute and believes dinosaurs walked the Earth with humans lost her primary runoff Tuesday night just two months after nearly clinching victory outright.

Syria's refugee crisis focus of interactive exhibit

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 10:51pm

People will have an opportunity to see what's it's like to flee Syria as a refugee through an interactive exhibit in Massachusetts that demonstrates the harrowing ordeal many migrants endure.

At least 2 injured, damage reported in Kansas storms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 10:31pm

Homes were damaged and at least two people in western Kansas were injured amid severe storms that swept across the Plains, a county official said Tuesday night.

Family of missing Maine toddler plans to file lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 10:21pm

The family of a Maine toddler who went missing five years ago plans to sue the father and other adults who were with her when she was last seen.

Hartwick College signs 8-year extension with its president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 10:20pm

Hartwick College has signed a new eight-year contract with its president.

Feds announce $10 million for wildfire projects in 12 states

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 9:41pm

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday toured a massive wildfire rehabilitation effort in southwest Idaho that's part of the federal government's new wildfire strategy and then announced $10 million for projects in 12 states to reduce wildfire threats.

The Latest: Winner in Texas education runoff thanks rival

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 9:32pm

The Latest on a Texas education board race (all times local):

Daughter seeks US help over missing Hong Kong publisher

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 9:31pm

The daughter of a Hong Kong-based publisher believed abducted by Chinese authorities eight months ago appeared Tuesday before a U.S. congressional commission urging Washington's help to win his release.

Native Americans protest planned French auction of artifacts

Matthew Barakat and Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 9:01pm

Native American leaders are protesting the latest plan by a Paris auction house to sell off part of their tribal history, and their demand for the return of their ceremonial objects is getting bipartisan support.

'SOS' in the sand leads to hikers stranded on Hawaii beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 9:01pm

The Coast Guard says "SOS" scrawled on the sand led rescuers to two hikers who were stranded overnight on Kauai's Na Pali Coast.

State school board falls in line on transgender guidance

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 9:01pm

Mississippi's Board of Education fell in line Tuesday with state Republican political leaders' opposition to federal guidance on transgender students' use of bathrooms and locker rooms.

Chicago school officials meet with parents over lead testing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:51pm

Parents at a Chicago elementary school where high lead levels were detected in water from three fountains met with city officials to find out how the issue will be addressed.

GOP board member blocks Indiana State campus voting site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:51pm

A Republican county election board member has blocked a proposed voting center on the Indiana State University campus.

San Francisco retains immigrant sanctuary protections

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:51pm

Despite national outrage after a Mexican man killed a woman along a waterfront pier, San Francisco officials upheld the city's strict sanctuary protections for people who are in the country illegally.

Father sought after boy killed in mother's arms in St. Louis

Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:42pm

An 8-month-old boy was shot to death in his mother's arms Tuesday, and the suspected shooter - the boy's father - remained at large, St. Louis police said.

Attorney general: Civil rights key to suit against LGBT law

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:41pm

Civil rights laws exist for anyone victimized because of a physical characteristic they can't control, and that's why the U.S. Justice Department challenged a North Carolina law that blocks some legal protections for LGBT citizens, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday.

LIVE: Washington Primary Results

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:27pm

The following is an up-to-the-minute look at the Washington state primaries on Tuesday for the 2016 presidential race.

VA chief: 'I deeply regret' wait-time comparison to Disney

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:11pm

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says he regrets remarks he made comparing long wait times at VA health care sites to waiting in line at a Disney amusement park.

Audit: Nevada health exchange may be overpaying for outreach

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 7:20pm

A state audit released Tuesday raised questions about whether Nevada's health insurance exchange is using its money wisely, citing outreach organizations that are being paid tens of thousands of dollars but haven't provided proof that they were promoting the exchange for much of that time.