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  • By ALEX BRANDON The Associated Press

GREAT MILLS, Md. — A teenager wounded a girl and a boy inside his Maryland high school Tuesday before an armed school resource officer was able to intervene, and each of them fired one more round as the shooter was fatally wounded, a sheriff said.

  • BY JASON KOTOWSKI jkotowski@bakersfield.com

A Bakersfield woman was sentenced to prison Tuesday in the death of her young son, ending a case that began eight years ago when authorities were dispatched to a travel trailer and found the 4-year-old suffering from blunt force trauma to his head and abdomen. 

  • BY HAROLD PIERCE hpierce@bakersfield.com

A 21-year-old man suspected of gang ties pleaded not guilty Monday to prostituting a minor over the age of 16 and two counts of human trafficking — a rare charge that the Bakersfield Police Department has leveled against suspects just eight times in three years.

  • BY Kasey Meredith kmeredith@bakersfield.com

A 12-foot-long, 10-foot-wide, 10-foot-tall inflatable colon with polyps and healthy tissue was Kaiser Permanente's way of starting the conversation on colon health and colon cancer prevention on Monday. 

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There are many reasons Rex Tillerson's tenure as secretary of state was a failure, from his notorious isolation from his subordinates to his failure to help quickly staff the political appointment positions at State with competent Republicans. But it was his insubordination to the president …