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March 6, 2014

In Other News, March 6

Editor’s note: “In Other News” is a list of state, national and global headlines compiled by The Daily Citizen news staff. To suggest a story, email the appropriate link to inothernews@daltoncitizen.com. The deadline is 3 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. items to be placed in safe deposit box

Judge Robert C.I. McBurney has ordered that Bernice King turn over her father’s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize to the King Estate for safekeeping until a court decides whether her brothers can sell them on the open market. — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Facebook goes back to basics for new-new News Feed

Facebook will try again with a new News Feed, this time opting for functional over flashy. The social network said Thursday that it is rolling out an “updated look” for the desktop version of News Feed. The design, which comes with bigger images and a new font, is meant to better match the mobile version that people already see on their smartphones. — CNet

Sister says mom who drove into ocean was escaping abuse

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In the hours before a South Carolina pregnant woman drove her minivan into the surf at Silver Beach with her three children inside, her 28-year-old sister called 911 to possibly get her help. — USA Today

Massachusetts court rules upskirt pictures of women legal

The practice of so-called “upskirting,” or taking photos up a woman’s skirt without her knowledge, is legal in Massachusetts. That’s the ruling of that state’s high court considering the case of a Massachusetts man charged with the practice. — WNYT

Senate rejects blocking military commanders from sex assault cases

The Senate on Thursday rejected a controversial bipartisan bill to remove military commanders from decisions over the prosecution of sexual assault cases in the armed forces, delivering a defeat to advocacy groups who argued that wholesale changes are necessary to combat an epidemic of rapes and sexual assaults in the military. — The New York Times


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