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After thousands of people signed an online petition requesting that school officials in Madison bring back homecoming dances this year, the district reversed a decision to cancel celebrations. The Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) announced earlier in the week that they’d be canceling the events due to coronavirus concerns.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears said in a court filing that she agrees with her father that the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money for 13 years should be terminated. The filing Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court says she “fully consents” to “expeditiously” ending the conservatorship, which her father James Spears

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A school district in suburban Kansas City says it is working with students and parents who are upset after a small number of students posted a petition online calling for the return of slavery. Officials have not released many details about the incident at Park Hill South High School. It came

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota legislative leaders are distributing a petition to lawmakers asking them to support a special session to consider impeaching Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg for a car crash last year that killed a pedestrian. House Speaker Spencer Gosch released the text of the petition. Two-thirds of both the House and

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Several thousand people in Serbia have attended a protest demanding a ban on planned lithium mining in the Balkan country as well as a resolution to scores of other environmental issues. The rally Saturday in downtown Belgrade was organized by about 30 ecological groups who recently have gained popularity in Serbia

Advocacy groups want the Biden administration to help provide safe drinking water in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Tests in recent years have shown excessive lead levels in the low-income, predominantly Black city’s water. A petition filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says state and local officials haven’t done enough to deal with the problem. It

Dylann Roof has filed the next step in his federal appeal. On Wednesday, Roof’s lawyers filed a petition with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seeking to challenge the court’s confirmation of his conviction and death sentence for the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation. Last month, a

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears’ father has filed to end the court conservatorship that has controlled the singer’s life and money for 13 years. James Spears filed his petition to end the conservatorship in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday. The filing says that James Spears only wants what’s best for his daughter, and