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April 7, 2014

In Other News, April 7

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.

Student suspended from school for pencil gesture

A North Jersey teen says he was suspended for twirling a pencil in a class, but the school says it was more than that. Seventh-grader Ethan Chaplin has been home from school for two days after getting in trouble in math class. He says he was just twisting around a pencil with pen cap on it when a student behind him yelled, “He’s making gun motions, send him to juvie.” — News 12 New Jersey

Microsoft to drop Windows XP support

The deadline is finally upon us. Today, Microsoft will pull the plug on Windows XP support and let the 12-year-old operating system fade into obscurity. — The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Disease detectives are solving fewer foodborne illness cases

According to a report released Monday by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been reporting and solving fewer and fewer outbreaks during the past decade. In fact, CSPI says outbreak reporting dropped 42 percent from 2002 to 2011. Also during this time, “between 57 and 68 percent of all outbreaks reported annually to CDC lacked necessary information, such as the contaminated food or contaminant,” the CSPI report says. — NPR

Chili’s cancels autism fundraiser

Chili’s on Monday canceled a fundraiser with the National Autism Association, a group that links autism to vaccinations, after the restaurant chain’s Facebook page was barraged by a heated debate on the issue. — CNN

Students support teacher accused of pinning their classmate

People are lining up to defend a teacher at a California high school who was placed on leave after being accused of fighting a student, with video of the fight uploaded online and viewed more than a million times. Mark Black, who is also the wrestling coach at Santa Monica High School, pinned the student to the ground in the fight. — ABC News

New York train crash driver had sleep disorder

The driver of a New York commuter train that derailed in December, killing four, had a serious sleep disorder, investigators have revealed. Officials have not said whether the condition contributed to the crash. — BBC

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