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Mayor vows justice...Sanders begins campaign...Students were served old meat

By The Associated Press | Posted - Apr. 30, 2015 at 1:01 p.m.



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BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor is vowing that the city will get justice for Freddie Gray -- the black man who died after suffering critical injuries while in police custody. She says if anyone can get "justice and healing for this community," it would be three black women -- herself, the prosecutor investigating the case, and new Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The prosecutor, meanwhile, is asking the public to remain patient and peaceful as she conducts an investigation.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just hours into his Democratic presidential bid, Sen. Bernie Sanders says questions about the Clinton Foundation's activities are fair game. The independent senator from Vermont also noted today that Hillary Rodham Clinton hasn't yet taken a position on contentious trade legislation, or on the proposed Keystone X-L pipeline. He told reporters on Capitol Hill that he wants to create "an economy that works for all of our people."

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama are launching an investigation into a sailboat race that ended with three boaters dead and three more missing on the Alabama coast. The review is beginning as the search for the missing sailors winds down. A storm with near-hurricane-force winds struck Saturday afternoon as dozens of sailboats were completing the regatta. Forecasters had issued weather alerts, but sailors have said they didn't know the storms would be so strong.

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has sharply reduced the sentences for three former Atlanta public school educators who received the harshest prison terms in the city's standardized test cheating trial. The three had earlier been sentenced to seven years in prison and 13 years on probation. That's now been reduced to three years in prison and seven on probation -- along with fines and community service. The judge says it's a sentence he can "live with." The three former district regional directors were the highest-ranking of the 11 former educators convicted of racketeering.

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A school district in Tennessee is changing its food-handling procedures -- after discovering that pork from six years ago was served to students in the Hawkins County district last week. No sicknesses have been reported from the frozen meat. According to a newspaper (the Kingsport Times-News), the Agriculture Department recommends eating frozen roasts within 12 months -- but it says frozen food is safe indefinitely.

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