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Middle School Band Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Having Sex with Student, 14

Middle School Band Teacher Bridgett Szychulski Charged with Having Sex with Student

Originally posted 09/17/2014 10:00PM

Bridgett Szychulski has been described as a well-liked high school band director who last Tweeted, "So proud of my students today – they rock!"

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Django Unchained Actress's Battle with LAPD Heats Up

Django Unchained Actress's Battle with LAPD Heats Up

Originally posted 09/17/2014 09:30AM

An incident involving actress Daniele Watts and the LAPD is quickly becoming a case of he said, she said.

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Adrian Peterson Indefinitely Benched by Minnesota Vikings

Adrian Peterson Indefinitely Benched by Minnesota Vikings

Originally posted 09/17/2014 05:30AM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.

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Psychology Professor Pleads Guilty in Killing of Alleged Rapist

Psychology Professor Pleads Guilty in Killing of Alleged Rapist

Originally posted 09/16/2014 09:45PM

A psychology professor, whose case made international headlines, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 1995 killing of the man she claimed raped her – out of concern for her daughter, says a longtime friend.

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Adrian Peterson Controversy: Is It Okay to Spank Your Children?

Adrian Peterson Controversy: Is It Okay to Spank Your Children?

Originally posted 09/16/2014 07:15PM

To spank or not to spank?

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton: Adrian Peterson's Actions 'Are an Embarassment'

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton: Adrian Peterson's Actions 'Are an Embarassment'

Originally posted 09/16/2014 06:15PM

For as long as he's been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.

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Chilling Details of Etan Patz's Murder Revealed in Taped Confession

Etan Patz's Alleged Murderer: 'Something Just Took Over Me'

Originally posted 09/16/2014 01:30PM

After the videotape clicks on, the 53-year-old calmly tells investigators how he choked 6-year-old Etan Patz in the basement of a Manhattan convenience store on May 25, 1979. He describes putting the boy, who was still alive, into a plastic bag, then putting the bag inside a box and dumping it nearby.

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Utah Doctor Convicted of Murder Sentenced to 15 Years for Sexual Abuse

Convicted Doctor Martin MacNeill Sentenced to 15 Years for Sexual Abuse

Originally posted 09/16/2014 12:30PM

A Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife was sentenced Monday to one to 15 years in prison in a separate sexual abuse case.

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Adrian Peterson Is Named in Second Child Abuse Complaint

Adrian Peterson Is Named in Second Child Abuse Complaint

Originally posted 09/16/2014 12:15PM

Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings player who was charged last week with felony injury to his 4-year-old son following a discipline punishment, is accused of injuring another of his children earlier by a form of discipline.

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Robin Thicke: 'I Told My Wife the Truth and That's Why She Left Me'

Robin Thicke: 'I Told My Wife the Truth and That's Why She Left Me'

Originally posted 09/15/2014 05:10PM

As his hit "Blurred Lines" climbed the charts, Robin Thicke was battling drug and alcohol problems behind closed doors – and coming clean to his now-estranged wife, Paula Patton.

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