AP: ‘Hopelessness’ after student sex assaults at base school

In this Jan. 31, 2018, photo, a mother whose daughter said she was sexually assaulted during first grade by a classmate at their elementary school on a U.S. military base in Germany stands in her daughter's bedroom at their new home in Colorado. The Associated Press is not identifying the girl's mother or father, a U.S. Army soldier, to protect the girl's identity. The family was one of several who said the principal did not tell them about allegations their daughters were sexually assaulted. An Associated Press investigation showed how student-on-student sex assault reports languish in the Pentagon's worldwide school network. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The three military fathers sat at the commander’s conference table on the U.S. Army base in Germany, pleading for help.

Police use of social media to deliver news raises concerns

In this frame grab from a Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, video on the Twitter feed of the Douglas County, Colo., Sheriffs Department, Sheriff Tony Spurlock speaks to subscribers to explain the incident in which a deputy was gunned down responding to a call on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. The high-profile case illustrates how law enforcement agencies are increasingly lockstep in their approach to controlling the narrative after incidents. (Douglas County, Colo., Sheriffs via AP)

DENVER (AP) — It opens with a warning: This video contains footage from real police body cameras. Viewer discretion is advised.

Academic efforts to decode men gain steam in time of #MeToo

This Saturday, March 10, 2018 photo shows Michael Kimmel at his home in New York. Kimmel is a leader in what's known as "masculinities studies," and an in-demand purveyor of insight on why men are the way they are. The field he helped develop has long had men's misdeeds as an area of focus, but it's gained newfound exposure and relevance with #MeToo and #TimesUp. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — The professor scrawls “macho,” ”brave” and “strong” on a crowded blackboard, apt words for someone whose book titles are littered with “masculinity” and “manhood.” He’s spent three decades building a nascent corner of academia, presenting himself as a feminist as he dissects what it means to be a man. Now, he hopscotches from college campuses to company conference rooms as a movement baring abuse by men rages.

What swamp? Lobbyists get ethics waivers to work for Trump

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, White House counsel Don McGahn gestures while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md. As a candidate, Donald Trump pledged to drain the swamp in Washington. But as president, records show he and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate they very industries rom which they collected paychecks. Records reviewed by The Associated Press show McGahn, has issued at least 24 ethics waivers to key administration officials at the White House and executive branch agencies. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate the very industries from which they previously collected paychecks, despite Trump’s promises as a candidate to drain the swamp in Washington.

Lots of talk, little action on curbing health care costs

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, dawn breaks over the Capitol in Washington. The once bipartisan drive to curb increases in health care premiums has devolved into a partisan struggle with escalating demands by each side. It’s unclear they’ll be able to reach an agreement. And the two parties may end up blaming each other this fall as states announce next year’s inevitably higher insurance rates _ just weeks before Election Day on Nov. 6. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — It started as a bipartisan attempt to curb soaring health care premiums.

AP Analysis: NRA gave $7 million to hundreds of schools

In this March 2, 2018 photo, a group of JROTC shooters compete in the prone position during the 2018 New Mexico Junior Olympic Qualifier for sport and precision air rifles at Cibola High School in Albuquerque, N.M., for the chance to compete at the National Junior Olympic Championships in Ohio in June. The National Rifle Association has given more than $7 million in grants to hundreds of U.S. schools in recent years, typically used for JROTC programs, including $126,000 given to Albuquerque schools. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal via AP)

The National Rifle Association has given more than $7 million in grants to hundreds of U.S. schools in recent years, according to an Associated Press analysis, but few have shown any indication that they’ll follow the lead of businesses that are cutting ties with the group following last month’s massacre at a Florida high school.

Saudi women take the wheel, test-driving a new freedom

A student at the female-only campus of Effat University, sits for the first time in the driver's seat, during training sponsored by Ford Motor, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. A stunning royal decree issued last year by King Salman announcing that women would be allowed to drive in 2018 upended one of the most visible forms of discrimination against women in Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Fatima Salem giggles with hesitation when it’s her turn to drive through a small parking lot lined with bright orange cones and arrows. Like millions of Saudi women, she plans on applying for a driver’s license when the kingdom lifts its ban on women driving in June. But first, she has to learn how to drive.

Social media offers dark spaces for political campaigning

ADVANCE FOR RELEASE SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, from left, Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch, Twitter Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett and Google Senior Vice President and General Counsel Kent Walker are sworn in for a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian election activity and technology, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Much of what happens in political campaigns today takes place in the often murky world of social media, where the sources of ads do not have to be disclosed and hoaxes spread quickly. The 2016 presidential race featured Russian interference that included covert ads on social media and phony Facebook groups pumping out falsehoods. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

The main events in a political campaign used to happen in the open: a debate, the release of a major TV ad or a public event where candidates tried to earn a spot on the evening news or the next day’s front page.

During Trump hotel strife, a ‘Trump Mojito’ but no water

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018 file photo, a police officer stands outside the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City. The hotel remains open for business against a backdrop of service interruptions, bad press and a fight over Trump’s management contract that ended in fisticuffs and repeated police calls last week. “This isn’t what you expect from a luxury hotel,” one guest was heard fuming when told Thursday, March 1, that access to running water would not be restored for hours. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

PANAMA CITY (AP) — If you can overlook the intermittently running water, Friday’s four-hour power outage and occasional police presence in the lobby, the Trump hotel in Panama City retains its status as one of the city’s finest.

Ohio race shows how NRA flexes its political muscle

FILE- In this Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md. The National Rifle Association's campaign against former Ohio Gov. Ted Stickland in his race for the Senate is a window into how the influential gun rights group wields its political muscle. A new test of the NRA's clout will play out in the coming months as gun control advocates demand swift action following the Florida school shooting. But the group still counts President Donald Trump and senior congressional Republicans as its allies. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association pounced when former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate, declared at an AFL-CIO event in Cleveland that the death of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia “happened at a good time.”

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