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Family, supporters mourn death of Alfie Evans

LIVERPOOL, England (BP) -- Alfie Evans, the sick toddler at the center of a legal battle over his treatment in Britain, died early Saturday (April 28). "My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings at 02:30," his father, Tom Evans, 21, said in Facebook post. Doctors at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, England, discontinued Alfie's life support Monday against his parents' wishes. Evans and Alfie's mother, Kate Jones, lost appeal after appeal in court for the ...

Iraq declares end of war with ISIS

IRAQ (BP) -- Iraq officially declared victory in its war on Islamic State (ISIS) on Saturday (Dec. 9) after more than three years of fighting. ISIS overran nearly a third of Iraqi territory including Mosul, the country's second largest city, in the summer of 2014. In November, Iraqi forces retook Rawah, the last Iraqi town held by ISIS, before continuing to push the extremists out of the country's western deserts. A U.S.-led coalition has backed the Iraqi military throughout the campaign. Prime ...

Suspended coach files discrimination complaint

BREMERTON, Wash. (BP) -- A Bremerton, Wash., high school football coach suspended for praying on the field after games has filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Coach Joe Kennedy, assistant varsity and head junior varsity coach at Bremerton High School, claims the school district violated his rights by prohibiting him from kneeling at the 50-yard line and praying silently after games. The district also retaliated against him for exercising his freedom of religion, Kennedy claims.

School ordered to let boy use girls’ locker room

CHICAGO (BP) -- The federal government told a suburban Chicago school district it has 30 days to comply with demands for transgender equality or be punished. A letter dated Nov. 2 from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to Township School District 211 outlines not only the government's unrelenting demands, but also its rejection of the district's argument that boys and girls should ...