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Human smuggling suspect from Florida released without bond

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Florida man who was arrested for human smuggling after four people were found dead in a blizzard in Canada and seven more immigrants were found alive nearby in the U.S. was released from jail Monday without having to pay a bond.

Railroad contract talks head for mediation after impasse

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Contract talks between the biggest freight railroads and unions that represent 105,000 employees are headed to mediation this week after the unions declared an impasse following more than two years of negotiations.

Harmony Montgomery disappearance narrowed to 13-day window

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Investigators have narrowed the window for when a New Hampshire girl went missing to 13 days in late 2019, coinciding with the eviction of her father and stepmother and witness accounts of the family living in cars, the attorney general’s office said Monday.

Judge: Jurors can see school shooter's Instagram photos

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The gunman who killed 17 at a Florida high school four years ago had no expectation of privacy when he posted disturbing photographs to a public Instagram account before his rampage and prosecutors can use them in his upcoming penalty trial, a judge ruled at a hearing Monday.

Florida district cancels seminar over race theory concerns

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — School administrators in a central Florida county canceled a seminar for history teachers on the U.S. civil rights movement, in part, because it had not been screened to make sure it was free of critical race theory, which the college professor planning the presentation says it didn't have.

EXPLAINER: Federal charges against 3 cops in Floyd killing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former officers who were with Derek Chauvin during the arrest that led to George Floyd's killing are on trial on charges they violated the Black man’s civil rights. In opening statements Monday, a prosecutor accused J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao of standing by as Chauvin “slowly killed George Floyd right in front of them.”

FIU president quits over 'emotional entanglement' with woman

MIAMI (AP) — The president of Florida International University has now explained his abrupt resignation, telling students, faculty and staff that he's ending his 45-year career because of an “emotional (not physical) entanglement" with a valued colleague.