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FILE - This undated identification file photo provided Wednesday, April 3, 2013, by Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn., shows former student Adam Lanza, who carried out the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. A Connecticut agency that investigated the background of the socially isolated, violence-obsessed man, Lanza, who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School is issuing a report Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, on his mental health and educational history. The Office of Child Advocate investigates all child deaths in the state for lessons on prevention. (AP Photo/Western Connecticut State University, File)

Agency: Schools helped Lanza's mom 'appease' him

- Associated Press

Adam Lanza's parents and educators contributed to his social isolation in the years before he carried out the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre by accommodating - and not confronting - his difficulties engaging with the world, according to a state report issued Friday.

Carroll initiates crisis intervention team

Associated Press

Carroll County law enforcement and public-health officials are initiating a crisis intervention team to safely manage people with mental illness.

BRIEF: Artistas cubanos se llevan cuatro Grammys

- Associated Press

Descemer Bueno, Gente de Zona y Enrique Iglesias han recibido dos Grammy Latinos gracias al tema exitoso del verano Bailando. Según La Academia Latina de la Grabación, ganaron el premio a la Mejor canción urbana y Mejor interpretación urbana. También fueron galardonados los cubanos Arturo O'Farrill (Premio en Mejor Álbum Instrumental: Final Night At Birdland) y Paquito D'Rivera (Premio en Mejor Álbum de Jazz Latino: Song For Maura).

In this Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 photo, friendly characters that looklike Jerry the mouse from Tom and Jerry, left, and Minnie Mouse welcome visitors at Afghanistan's first amusement park called City Park in Kabul. Excitement builds in the queue forming behind the barbed-wire security fence outside the park as children in bright clothes clutch their parents' hands and hop from foot to foot in anticipation of the pleasures waiting behind the high concrete blast walls. For the thousands of families who have visited there since it opened during a national religious holiday weekend in October, it is a rare escape from lives blighted by war, death and misery. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Afghanistan's first fun park brings joy amid war

- Associated Press

Excitement builds in the queue forming behind the barbed-wire security fence outside Afghanistan's first amusement park as children in bright clothes clutch their parents' hands and hop from foot to foot in anticipation of the pleasures waiting behind the high concrete blast walls.

Hauser writes book about boxing in 2013

Associated Press

The University of Arkansas Press has published the latest book from sports writer Thomas Hauser featuring stories that capture boxing in 2013.

Persons wearing protective gear sit in an ambulance carrying a Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola at the Geneva Airport before it heads from the airport to the university hospital HUG in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday evening, Nov. 20, 2014. The medic, a member of the 165-member Cuban medical team sent to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with the disease, and was transferred to Geneva for treatment. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

Cuban doctor arrives in Geneva for Ebola treatment

- Associated Press

A Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone arrived in Switzerland for treatment and was able to walk off the transport plane, a Geneva medical official said Friday.

State Board of Education members, from left, Barbara Cargill, Thomas Ratliff and Marty Rowley talk during a recess as board members discussed issues related to their votes on prior to approving textbooks in Austin, Texas on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. In a 10-5 vote, with all Republican members voting yes and all five Democrats voting no, the elected education board approved nearly 100 new social studies instructional materials for the first time in a dozen years. The board took separate votes on social studies instructional materials by two other publishers, rejecting six items by WorldView Software and approving one sixth grade social studies e-book by Discovery Education Inc. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Deborah Cannon)

Texas OKs most new history textbooks amid outcry

- Associated Press

Texas' school board approved new history textbooks Friday for use across the nation's second-largest state, but only after defeating six and seeing a top publisher withdraw a seventh - capping months of outcry over lessons some academics say exaggerate the influence of Moses in American democracy and negatively portray Muslims.

Marine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star

- Associated Press

A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star.

New Egypt comic artists push limits of expression

- Associated Press

A new feminist comic book, the Jewelry Box, has emerged in Egypt, the latest addition in a blossoming scene of alternative comics, as artists seek freer outlets of expression in a country where independent voices are finding it harder to speak.

Live greyhounds greet visitors to museum

- Associated Press

Kathy Lounsbury wears several hats as an employee of the Greyhound Hall of Fame in Abilene: museum curator, Hall of Dame manager, gift shop operator and kennel master.

Visitante, left, and Rene Perez Joglar, of the musical group Calle 13, accept the award for best alternative song for "El Aguante" at the 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Enrique Iglesias, Calle 13 own Latin Grammys

- Associated Press

Enrique Iglesias picked up his first Latin Grammy in more than a decade Thursday, winning three trophies including song of the year for his platinum hit, "Bailando," while Calle 13 set a record for most Latin Grammy wins with 21.

News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EST

Associated Press

Hillary Rodham Clinton, who worked on a plan to expand health care coverage in the U.S. years before the Affordable Care Act, visited with young patients Thursday at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where families of patients suffering from pediatric cancer and other illnesses pay nothing for treatment, travel, housing and food.

FILE- In this Aug. 21, 2014 file photo, Evan Reed appears at his preliminary hearing on a sexual assault charge in Detroit. A judge has reinstated a sexual assault case against pitcher Evan Reed Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, overturning a August of 2014 decision by another judge who found inconsistencies in the woman's story. Reed is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Sex assault case reinstated against pitcher Reed

Associated Press

A judge reinstated a sexual assault case against pitcher Evan Reed on Friday, overturning a decision by another judge who found inconsistencies in the alleged victim's story.