{FD} Prayer talk OK now, says Maine school that threatened staffer with firing

A Maine high school is backing down from its threat to fire an employee if she ever tells a colleague in a private conversation that she is praying for him -- even if that colleague is a fellow Christian and attends the same church as she.

{FD} UNC cop posed as mechanic to infiltrate Silent Sam protesters, group says

Activists in North Carolina are outraged after they identified a UNC-Chapel Hill campus police officer who went undercover in an attempt to surveil the protesters who were gathering regularly near the “Silent Sam” Confederate statue.

{FD} 2 Texas students who sat during Pledge of Allegiance say they were harassed, disciplined

Two Texas teens who chose to sit during the Pledge of Allegiance to protest injustice have sued their schools, claiming teachers and administrators subjected them to months of harassment and violated their Constitutional rights.

{FD} Prosecutors refile charges against 11 in Penn State frat hazing death

The District Attorney of Centre County announced Friday that charges have been refiled against 11 Penn State fraternity brothers linked to the hazing death of a sophomore student.

{FD} Mississippi eighth graders need permission slip signed before reading ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

A Mississippi school district is backtracking after it pulled “To Kill a Mockingbird” from its curriculum earlier this month, saying eighth grade students will be allowed to read it as long as they have permission from their parents.

{FD} Mississippi 8th-graders need their parents’ permission to read ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

A Mississippi school district is backtracking after it pulled “To Kill a Mockingbird” from its curriculum earlier this month, saying eighth grade students will be allowed to read it as long as they have permission from their parents.