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May 1, 2014

In Other News, May 1

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.

Divorce is contagious, study states

A study from researchers at Brown University in Providence, R.I., states that divorce can become a “social contagion.” The study suggests that if a married couple takes part in a friend’s divorce process, the chance of their own divorce increases drastically. — CBS New York

Emory University among colleges in Title IX investigation

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating 55 colleges for noncompliance of Title IX regulations, including Emory University in Atlanta. Part of the investigation will also see if Emory officials are doing enough to promote sexual assault prevention. — CBS Atlanta

Well-known Tybee bar closes after 66 years

After pouring drinks near the Atlantic coast for six decades, one of Tybee Island’s oldest hangouts served its final last call Wednesday. Doc’s Bar was known throughout the state as a relic of “Old Tybee,” reports state. — The Macon Telegraph

Focus founder celebrates court win, condemns Obama

James Dobson, Christian leader and founder of the Focus on the Family organization, used the National Day of Prayer on Thursday to attack President Obama, calling him the “abortion president.” Dobson’s organization recently won a court fight over an Obamacare mandate that would have required his ministry to pay for abortion pills. “To pay one cent for the killing of babies is egregious to me,” Dobson said. — WND

NAACP feeling pressure off Sterling scandal

The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP is coming under scrutiny for awards given to Donald Sterling. The group granted Sterling an award in 2009, the same year the real estate magnate and former Clippers owner paid $2.73 million to settle court claims that he refused to rent his apartments to Latinos and blacks in Koreatown. The chapter was set to give Sterling another award before the release of a recording documenting Sterling’s racist remarks. — Los Angeles Times


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