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NJ parents suing school after daughter commits suicide

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The New Jersey parents of a 12-year-old girl who committed suicide are suing the school district for not doing enough to protect their daughter.
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Chicago teen to be sentenced in 2014 murder of 14-year-old girl over Facebook feud

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CHICAGO - A Chicago teenager will be sentenced Wednesday for using a gun given to her by an uncle to kill another girl in what started as a Facebook feud over a boy, ending a chapter in a case that came to symbolize how the gun violence that plagues parts of the city passes from one generation to the next.
The teen, who turns 19 next month, pleaded guilty in January to first-degree murder in the April 2014 killing of Endia Martin, when both were 14 years old, and attempted first-degree murder in the wounding of Lanekia Reynolds, the girl she went to fight that day.
The defendant, who isn't...
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Lawsuit: School officials forced 12-year-old who killed herself to hug bullies

Lawsuit: School officials forced 12-year-old who killed herself to hug bullies

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"When are you going to kill yourself?" bullies allegedly asked the girl.
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Lawsuit: School officials forced 12-year-old who killed herself to hug bullies

Lawsuit: School officials forced 12-year-old who killed herself to hug bullies

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"When are you going to kill yourself?" bullies had allegedly asked the girl.
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Second teen accused in shooting that left Oak Hill father paralyzed turns...

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A 15-year-old boy who is one of two teenagers accused of shooting a man in the neck after being asked to leave a party in Oak Hill has turned himself in. Read more ...

ACLU threatens to sue district after awards for 'Big Booty,' other physical...

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The awards, allegedly handed out during a banquet attended by about 150 people, poked fun at cheerleaders' bodies. Read more ...

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Wisconsin's Steve Stricker is going to his seventh straight Ryder Cup, this...

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