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AP Source: Hastert Paid To Keep Old Sex Abuse Claims Secret

May 30
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said.

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Jury Convicts TV Actor Diamond Of Misdemeanors In Stabbing

CRIME | By Dana Ferguson | May 30
TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge.

AP Source: Hastert Paid To Keep Old Sex Abuse Claims Secret

POLITICS | May 30
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said.

Democrats' 2016 Field Set To Grow With O'Malley's Entry

POLITICS | May 30
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is ready to enter the Democratic presidential campaign with a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination.

Policies On Transgender Admissions At Women's Colleges

NATIONAL | May 30
Barnard College's Board of Trustees is expected to vote next week on a formal policy governing admission of transgender students. The vote at the Manhattan campus follows those at a number of women's colleges across the country over the past year.

Beswick Takes The Reins At World AIDS Museum

NATIONAL | By John McDonald | May 30
The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center has hired Hugh G. Beswick its Chief Executive Officer according to a press release from the entity.

San Francisco Columbarium Rededicates Milk Niche

NATIONAL | By Chris Huqueriza | May 30
The San Francisco Columbarium rededicated a larger memorial niche in honor of slain city supervisor Harvey Milk for its observance of Harvey Milk Day.

'It Was Sex,' Fed Sources on Hastert Pay Offs

CRIME | By EDGE | May 29
Dennis Hastert's scandal thickened on Friday afternoon when the Los Angeles Times revealed that the former Speaker of the House was "paying an individual from his past to conceal sexual misconduct."

School Blocks Speech By Valedictorian Declaring He is Gay

NATIONAL | May 29
A Colorado charter school refused to let a class valedictorian deliver a graduation speech in which he planned to come out as gay, prompting criticism from activists.

Only In Florida: Man Arrested After Meditating Naked on Sidewalk

CRIME | By EDGE | May 29
Police arrested a nude man Thursday after he was caught meditating naked near a bus stop in Florida, the Smoking Gun reports.

For O'Malley, a Lot Riding on Iowa in 2016 Campaign

POLITICS | By Ken Thomas and Catherine Lucey | May 29
Martin O'Malley is returning to the state that introduced him to presidential politics three decades ago, when he played guitar and knocked on doors for Gary Hart.

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