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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - A woman who says she was a babysitter for five children killed in an Ohio house fire is tearfully remembering them. Virgen Bonilla stopped outside the charred Youngstown home to leave flowers on Monday and shared memories of the kids. She says 9-year-old Aleysha Rosario loved to dance, and 3-year-old Charles Gunn liked to sing in Spanish. Bonilla says 2-year-old Ly'Asia Gunn was quieter. The blaze late Sunday also killed 1-year-old twins Brianna and Arianna Negron and injured their mother.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on three senior North Korean officials for human rights abuses in the isolated country. U.S. officials say the sanctions are intended to call attention to "brutal" censorship and human rights abuses as well as the death of American captive Otto Warmbier. It was not clear what role any had in the treatment of the 22-year-old student from Ohio who died after being detained in North Korea last year.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A Virginia jury has begun deliberating the punishment for a man who killed a woman and injured dozens when he drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally.
CINCINNATI (AP) - A middle-school music teacher apologized Monday and backed off his instructions that students should not have "Mohawks, Large Afros, or any other outlandish" hairstyles at an upcoming chorus concert. Vocal music teacher Steven Reeves' letter to students touched off a social media firestorm, with comments saying it was targeting black students. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that Reeves himself is black. Reeves said his original "wording and expectations were insensitive and were a mistake."
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