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May 2, 2014

In Other News, May 2

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 The deadline is 3 p.m.

Parents call cops on teen for giving away banned book

Parents in Idaho called the cops last week on junior high student Brady Kissel when she had the nerve to help distribute a book they’d succeeded in banning from the school curriculum. —

Atlanta is sued over ‘secret’ water fees

Lawyers this week filed a potential class action against the city of Atlanta, claiming the city illegally charges its own Department of Watershed Management to use the city’s infrastructure — payments that are passed to customers as “secret” bills that are essentially extra taxes. — The Daily Report

Democratic candidate for governor to hand out KKK hoods at Wisconsin GOP convention

Wisconsin state Rep. Brett Hulsey, a Democratic candidate for governor, plans to blitz the state’s Republican convention this weekend with Ku Klux Klan hoods he refers to as “Republican Party hats,” according to the Wisconsin State Journal. —

Land agency’s battles go beyond rancher dispute

It’s the most powerful agency you’ve never heard of — at least, until recently. The Bureau of Land Management, the nation’s biggest landlord, found itself in the spotlight after a high-profile brawl with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and another dispute with state officials over the Texas-Oklahoma borderlands. History shows the power struggle over property rights and land use is one that’s been fought — fiercely — ever since the bureau was created. — Fox News

Loyal service dog dons cap and gown to join 17-year-old at her high school graduation

The 6-year-old golden retriever has been with the Michigan teen, who has cerebral palsy, 24/7 for the past four years. Walton accompanies Desi to school, picks things up for her and even grabs her wallet and takes it into the cashier when she runs errands. — Huffington Post

Obama: Review death penalty now

Calling a botched state killing in Oklahoma “deeply troubling,” President Barack Obama said Friday the federal government would review death penalty procedures around the country. — CNN

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