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Posted: November 8, 2017 at 3:35 a.m.
Updated: November 8, 2017 at 3:35 a.m.

In this Sept. 1, 2015, file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky. Davis, who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, will run for re-election in 2018, the first chance voters will get to have a say on the controversy that dominated national news.
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In this Sept. 1, 2015, file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky. Davis, who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, will run for re-election in 2018, the first chance voters will get to have a say on the controversy that dominated national news.

George Gulla, chief of security at a Miami Christian school, said he'd rather be prepared for a shooting than say, "Wow, I wish we would've done that," after the school's website offered for sale $120 bullet-resistant panels that can be slipped into student backpacks.

Laurel Scott, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police corporal, said officers called to the scene of a car-truck wreck south of Edmonton, Alberta, arrested the car's five passengers, who were naked, in what investigators described as a "purposeful collision."

Justine Olesky, 33, faces a child-abuse charge after putting her 3-year-old daughter in the front seat of a car with no restraints, chasing her boyfriend at high speeds in Pinellas County, Fla., and then slamming on the brakes, sending the child headfirst into the windshield, deputies said.

Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Ky., clerk jailed in 2015 for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, who switched parties to become a Republican after the controversy arose, will run for re-election in 2018.

Jaren Stewart, vice president of Clemson University's student government, narrowly avoided impeachment after an 11-hour trial on misconduct allegations that arose after he and about a dozen students remained seated during the Pledge of Allegiance at a meeting.

Larry Cohen, the parking authority chief in Lancaster, Pa., said more than 9,000 parking tickets written from January to April worth about $250,000 are expected to go unpaid because of computer delays that rendered them unenforceable.

Mary Schafer, a painting conservator at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo., discovered a small grasshopper embedded in the thick paint of a work titled Olive Trees, done by Vincent van Gogh, who was known for painting outdoors.

Danielle Denis, chamber of commerce president in Skowhegan, Maine, said a now canceled holiday promotion called "Hunt for the Indian" came "from a place of good intents," after the chamber apologized when residents lambasted the promotion on social media as racially insensitive.

Rob Freierson, founder of an Atlanta-based company that helps maintain school websites, said hackers temporarily redirected people looking at hundreds of school Web pages in four states to an online Islamic State recruitment or support video.

A Section on 11/08/2017