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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Miss Honduras found dead

Two men have been arrested in connection with the deaths of a Honduran beauty queen and her sister. 

CNN

Netflix postpones Bill Cosby special amid rape allegations

The announcement came just hours after model and TV host Janice Dickinson accused Cosby of sexually assualting her in 1982.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Shades of Amanda Knox case: How Australia convicted a woman wrongly in the '80s

Amid a circus atmosphere, prosecutors came up with a theory that a young mother killed her own child. And it took years for definite proof to emerge that a wild dog had carried the child away, as the mom had said all along.

NEW YORK TIMES

Computers rather than humans are making weapon-targeting decisions

The Defense Department says it will maintain the appropriate level of human involvement.

NEW YORK TIMES

Contraceptive challenge to Obamacare rejected

A federal court of appeals rejected a case arguing non-profit religious groups need not pay for contraceptives. 

SEATTLE TIMES

Rape allegations haunt Bill Cosby

Nasty allegations have been haunting one of America's most iconic comedians with a reputation for moral wholesomeness. They haunted him once again on social media. 

CNN

Suicide bomber kills 48 Nigerian high school students

Dozens of schoolboys were killed Monday in a suicide bomb attack on a high school in the town of Potiskum in Nigeria's Yobe state.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Guardianship system leaves woman feeling her mother was stolen from her

A law school dean says Washington's system allowing strangers to file for control of an elderly person's affairs can create family difficulties.

KING-TV

Lone driver causes 15-car, 10-injury accident on Rainier Ave.

Police say a man driving a white pickup pinballed through traffic until hitting an officer's cruiser.

KOMO NEWS

Albuquerque orders police reforms

Similar to what is happening in Seattle, the U.S. Justice Department and Albuquerque have a reached a deal to overhaul the police department after accusations of excessive force. 

ABC NEWS
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