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Court rejects appeal from former Delaware prison guard

Aug 25, 2017

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's ruling against a former Delaware prison guard who claimed he was fired in retaliation for complaining that he was the subject of illegal job discrimination.

The court on Thursday affirmed a federal judge's 2015 ruling in favor of Department of Correction officials in a lawsuit filed by Rene Flores.

Flores claimed he was passed over for a promotion to captain in 2011 because he is Hispanic, and that officials later fired him in retaliation for complaining of discrimination.

On being an algebra ambassador

Aug 23, 2017
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  • Delaware State University invited me to participate this past summer in its “3+1” academic exchange program with the Changchun University of Science and Technology. Located in northeast China near the North Korean border, the city of Changchun is heavily industrialized, about the size of Chicago and home to China's auto industry. 

    New buildings are being erected everywhere. Changchun is quite modern as it was only founded approximately 200 years ago. The university draws its 20,000+ students from across China. 

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware authorities are investigating two shootings, including one that left a man in critical condition.

Police say officers responding to a report of shots fired around 2 a.m. Wednesday in Wilmington found a man who had been shot multiple times in his lower body. The man is in critical but stable condition at the hospital.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A transit safety commission for the Washington, D.C.-area has been approved by President Donald Trump.

Local news outlets report Trump signed a resolution Tuesday allowing Maryland, Virginia and D.C. to create the Metro Safety Commission as federal authorities have temporarily handled safety oversight and withheld funding from local transit agencies.

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A judge is holding a final case review in the prosecution of the alleged ringleader of an organized crime gang that operated in central and southern Delaware.

Wednesday's hearing involves 37-year-old Steven Kellam, who was one of several people arrested in 2015 following a lengthy police investigation.

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