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Joseph Corlett, a 57-year old former Oakland University student, filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the school because he believes his right to free speech was infringed upon after a journal essay submitted for class resulted in a suspension.

Corlett was banned from campus for a paper he handed in titled "Hot for Teacher," named for the 1984 Van Halen single.

In the 2011 essay - which the university labeled as a form of "intimidation" - Corlett referred to his professor as "tall, blond, stacked, skirt, heels, fingernails, smart, articulate, smile."

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Two Steubenville (Oh.) High School football players accused of raping an allegedly drunk 16-year-old girl were found guilty by an Ohio judge on Sunday.

Judge Thomas Lipps announced his decision after reviewing evidence against Trent Mays, 17, and Ma'lik Richmond, 16, who were tried as juveniles.

The victim was not in the courtroom when the ruling was read.

Mays and Richmond were tried before Lipps, a visiting judge, without a jury. Mays was also found guilty of disseminating a nude photo of a minor.

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Giorgos Katidis, a 20-year old soccer player, has been banned for life from the Greek national team after he celebrated a goal this weekend by demonstrating the Nazi salute.

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The incident took place yesterday after Katdis scored the go-ahead goal in AEK Athens' victory over Veria in the Greek league.

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North Dakota lawmakers sent their state's Republican governor a pair of anti-abortion bills yesterday, both of which would impose the strictest ban on this practice of any state in the country.

Abortion protest

One proposal would make the procedure illegal as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, while the other would prohibiting women from having an abortion because a fetus has a genetic defect, such as Down Syndrome.

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New York State Assemblyman Steve Katz (R) has been charged with drug possession after a Thursday morning traffic stop on the NYS Thruway.

"After noting the odor of marijuana, a New York State Trooper found Katz in possession of a small bag of marijuana," a State Police's press release states.

Steve Katz, 59, is due back in court March 28.

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Katz said he "will not let this incident impede my public service and my calls for mandate relief, a better economic climate and better services for those in need in New York."

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A letter from a dad to his gay son - who he overheard saying he planned to come out to his parents - has gone viral this week due to its simple, hopeful message.

Writes Nate's dad:

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“I overheard your phone conversation with Mike last night about your plans to come out to me. The only thing I need you to plan is to bring home OJ and bread after class."

"We are out, like you now. I’ve known you were gay since you were six, I’ve loved you since you were born. Dad. PS Your mom and I think you and Mike make a cute couple.”

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Emergency crews are searching for a man and woman who jumped into the Big Sioux River in South Dakota to try to save a six-year-old child.

The boy is safe, but Sioux Falls authorities said on Friday that the effort to find the two adults is now considered a recovery and no longer a rescue mission.

The man and woman jumped into the river near Sioux Falls around 6 p.m. Thursday after the young boy fell in, according to local NBC affiliate KDLT.

The woman is related to the child but is not his mother.

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Six people were killed in a bar shooting in Cancun Thursday, according to reports.

Two men armed with a machine gun and a handgun opened fire in a bar on the outskirts of the Mexican tourist resort town. Five others were wounded.

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A popular vacation area on the Caribbean, Cancun has largely escaped the violence that has racked Acapulco, a faded tourist hot spot on the Pacific.

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Horrific and miraculous news this week out of Harlem.

An unnamed woman plunged to her death yesterday near Bradhurst Avenue, committing suicide while cradling her one-year one son in her arms.

Incredibly, the infant survived.

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Steven Dominguez, a witness, described what he saw to Pix11: “I heard like a small scream, like a yell, and I noticed something falling from the sky.”

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L.A. County sheriff's investigators believe missing Fox exec Gavin Smith was killed after finding his car in a storage facility connected to a known drug dealer.

After finding the Mercedes in February in a facility linked to John Creech, who remains jailed for a drug conviction, investigators served "several search warrants."

Gavin Smith Photo

Smith's disappearance is now being investigated as a homicide, a sheriff's statement said. Publicly it had been characterized as a missing persons case.

Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said the change was "based on the [car]’s condition and information developed from persons cooperating in the [case]."

No body has been recovered.

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