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BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Baltimore County school superintendent who served on prominent national education panels was sentenced Friday to a five-year prison term with all but six months suspended after his perjury conviction.

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COVINGTON, La. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 41-year-old woman used another woman's ID to get a job in Louisiana and was quickly promoted to a senior position with a six-figure salary, but her scheme had a flaw: She couldn't do the work.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has reached a confidential settlement in a Georgia lawsuit that spurred a newspaper investigation into the organization's practices for reporting child abuse.

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli soldiers firing Friday from across a border fence killed four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded more than 150 others, health officials said, as several thousand people in blockaded Gaza staged a fourth round of weekly protests on the border with Israel.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis-area church pastor who also drives a school bus says his rights to free speech and to practice his religion were violated when he was taken off his route for leading students in prayer.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court has ruled unconstitutional a state law that punishes those who post intimate images from previous or current relationships online without consent.

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LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles has spent a lifetime waiting to be king, the job he was born to do. On Friday the 69-year-old heir to the British throne got another position to wait for — he was approved as the next head of the 53-nation Commonwealth of the U.K. and its former colonies.

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U.S. stocks veered broadly lower in afternoon trading Friday, extending the market's modest losses from a day earlier. Technology stocks accounted for a big slice of the slide. Consumer goods companies also posted hefty losses. Energy companies slumped along with the price of crude oil. Banks eked out small gains, rising along with bond yields.

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the "Jewish Nobel" because of "extreme distress" over recent events in Israel, triggering an angry backlash Friday from some in the country's political establishment.

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BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants agreed to give up their last pocket in Damascus on Friday, state media reported, as the government seeks to retake the entire Syrian capital and its surrounding areas for the first time since 2011.

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FORT LAUDERDALE , Fla. (AP) — Panic and fear gripped another Florida school Friday when a gunman opened fire, wounding one student before being taken into custody on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said.

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HOUSTON (AP) — A spray of flowers covered the closed silver casket of former first lady Barbara Bush in the sanctuary of a Houston church as hundreds of mourners began arriving Friday to pay their final respects.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has set May 24 for the next court appearance by President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as he fights to limit what criminal prosecutors can see from raids on his home and office.

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BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) — Family members and attorneys are disputing the official account of a fatal police shooting of a 26-year-old black man during a traffic stop this month in Barstow, California.

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors got a look at Bill Cosby's travel records on Friday as his lawyers made the case that he never visited his suburban Philadelphia mansion in the month he's accused of drugging and molesting a woman there.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For nearly his whole career, a South Carolina police chief has been making his officers give him narcotics legally prescribed to their families, according to indictments filed against him on Friday.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A California judge who faces a recall vote over his handling of a sexual assault case involving a Stanford University swimmer said he supports the movement to improve the way sexual assault victims are treated but ousting him won't help the cause.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Democratic National Committee on Friday sued President Donald Trump's campaign, Trump's son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and Wikileaks, saying they conspired to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election by breaking into DNC computers and stealing tens of thousands of emails and documents.

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — On the anniversary of the largest marine oil spill in the petroleum industry, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Friday prohibiting oil and natural gas drilling in state waters, as well as preventing infrastructure like pipelines that could support drilling in more distant federal waters.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Earle Bruce embraced the difficult task of following his mentor, Woody Hayes, as Ohio State's head football coach. In his later years, he became a much-loved patriarch of the program he helped build.