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Business News Eleven former Atlanta public school educators were convicted Wednesday of participating in a massive cheating conspiracy. Prosecutors say they changed students' scores on standardized tests dating back to 2005  in what is being called the biggest cheating scandal in U.S. history.
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ATLANTA (AP) — A group of former Atlanta educators convicted in a test cheating scandal were locked up in jail Thursday as they await sentences that could send them to prison for years.

In one of the nation’s largest cheating scandals of its kind, the 11 defendants were convicted Wednesday of racketeering for their roles in a scheme to inflate students’ scores on standardized exams.

They include teachers… Continue reading

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Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., center, is led to the entrance of a halfway house on March 26, 2015, in Baltimore, after being released from a minimum security federal prison camp at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama.  (Patrick Semansky, AP)

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. arrived at a Baltimore halfway house late Thursday, hours after leaving an Alabama federal prison where he was serving a sentence… Continue reading

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Edits ranged from sensitive entries on cases of police brutality.

Edits ranged from sensitive entries on cases of police brutality.

Computers operating on the New York Police Department’s computer network located at its 1 Police Plaza headquarters in lower Manhattan have edited and have attempted to delete Wikipedia entries for several well-known victims of police brutality, including the deaths of Eric

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Three African American women are taking legal action against the NYPD for falsely accusing them of stealing a credit card and placing them in jail.

In an interview with the NY Daily News, Kimmell McIntosh and her cousins Melanie and Maxine Henry were enjoying a girls day at a Massage Envy in Brooklyn when they were falsely accused of using a stolen credit card… Continue reading

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