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Female Student Booted From Prom Over Suit

Aniya Wolf says principal threatened to get the cops

(Newser) - Aniya Wolf has always felt "more masculine" than other girls. That wasn't an issue during her three years at Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, Pa., where she dressed in pants. But a similar outfit got her kicked out of her prom on Friday. Aniya, who identifies as... More »

Mom: I Didn't Know My Son Died Til I Smelled Him

Jarrod Tutko's father didn't tell anyone boy had died

(Newser) - Today, from the dregs of humanity: Eight-year-old Jarrod Tutko Jr. died on Tuesday on the third floor of his home. On Friday night, mom Kimberly Tutko asked her husband, Jarrod Sr., what was the cause of the smell coming from the third floor, at which point, in the telling of... More »

Ala. County to File Biggest Municipal Bankruptcy

Birmingham's Jefferson County deep in the red

(Newser) - Jefferson County is Alabama's most populous county, the home of Birmingham, and now destined to be the answer to a dubious trivia question: County commissioners today voted to file the biggest municipal bankruptcy in US history, reports the Birmingham News . The $4.1 billion bankruptcy stems from $3.14... More »

Harrisburg, Pa., Declares Bankruptcy

Filing means capital will lose state aid

(Newser) - The capital of Pennsylvania filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection last night, defying a new state law created to prohibit it from doing so. The Harrisburg city council voted 4-3 to take the drastic step, with supporters arguing that the state’s proposed recovery plan was unacceptable, Bloomberg reports. “... More »

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