NEWS OF THE DAY

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Teacher sus­pended: The Santa Mon­ica-Mal­ibu Uni­fied School Dis­trict has sus­pended a teacher who re­counted how a se­nior aide to Pres­i­dent Trump ate glue as a third-grader. Nikki Fiske told the Hol­ly­wood Re­porter that when Stephen Miller was a stu­dent in her class­room, he was a loner with a messy desk who played with glue. The Los An­ge­les Times re­ported the dis­trict placed Fiske on “home as­sign­ment” while it de­cides what to do — if any­thing — about the dis­clo­sures. The dis­trict says it’s con­cerned about the pub­lic re­lease of stu­dent in­for­ma­tion.

Flood vic­tims: Crews re­sumed a search Fri­day along the South Llano River in western Texas af­ter two bod­ies were found the day be­fore of peo­ple who were swept away when flood­wa­ters struck a recre­ational ve­hi­cle park. Four peo­ple were caught in flood­ing Mon­day at the park in Junc­tion, about 140 miles west of Austin. Texas A&M For­est Ser­vice spokes­woman Christi Pow­ers said the search turned from res­cue to re­cov­ery af­ter the dis­cov­ery of two bod­ies Thurs­day.

Po­lice shoot­ing: The Chicago Po­lice Board has cleared an of­fi­cer of wrong­do­ing in the shoot­ing death of a 15-year-old boy dur­ing a 2012 foot chase. Last year, the In­de­pen­dent Po­lice Re­view Author­ity found Of­fi­cer Bran­don Ter­nand at fault for shoot­ing Dakota Bright. Au­thor­i­ties say Bright was un­armed when he was shot in the back of the head, but of­fi­cers re­cov­ered a re­volver near where the chase be­gan. Ter­nand told au­thor­i­ties he opened fire when he saw Bright turn his head in the of­fi­cer’s di­rec­tion and reach for his side as if he were go­ing to pull a gun. In its 5-3 vote late Thurs­day, the board found Ter­nand was jus­ti­fied in shoot­ing Bright.

Clergy abuse: Penn­syl­va­nia’s top pros­e­cu­tor ap­pealed to leg­is­la­tors Fri­day to change state law so crim­i­nal and civil cases can be pur­sued in decades-old clergy abuse cases. At­tor­ney Gen­eral Josh Shapiro held a news con­fer­ence Fri­day at the court­house in Norristown out­side Philadel­phia where Bill Cosby was re­cently con­victed of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a woman in 2004. A grand jury in Au­gust found that around 300 Ro­man Catholic priests had sex­u­ally abused chil­dren in cases go­ing back decades and that church lead­ers sys­tem­at­i­cally cov­ered it up. The Penn­syl­va­nia House has voted to give abuse vic­tims, in cases now too old to pur­sue, two years to file law­suits. The Sen­ate’s Repub­li­can lead­ers are re­sist­ing that pro­vi­sion. Shapiro also wants the Leg­is­la­ture to lift the statute of lim­i­ta­tions for crim­i­nal pros­e­cu­tions go­ing for­ward.

Slav­ery apol­ogy: The chan­cel­lor of the Uni­ver­sity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Fri­day apol­o­gized for the school’s his­tory of slav­ery, adding that her words “must lead to pur­pose­ful ac­tion.” Chan­cel­lor Carol Folt is­sued the apol­ogy dur­ing the cel­e­bra­tion of the school’s 225th an­niver­sary. Slaves built and main­tained the uni­ver­sity. The apol­ogy comes as Folt and other school of­fi­cials must de­cide whether to re­store a Con­fed­er­ate statue known as Silent Sam, which protesters top­pled Aug. 20. Chron­i­cle News Ser­vices

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