Seattle Considers Banning 'Offensive' Words

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_c76358fd62.jpgAdam Schmid/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- City Officials in Seattle are defending an internal memo that questions the use of certain terms such as “brown bag” (as in “brown-bag lunch”) or “citizen” in a government setting. According to the Seattle Office of Civil Rights, those terms can be deemed offensive or have a history of being offensive and therefore should not be used.

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Kidnapper Ariel Castro 'Calm and Cooperative' in Temporary Prison Home

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_d6f201fbd1.jpgABC News(CLEVELAND) -- Kidnapper Ariel Castro has been "calm and cooperative" since being moved to his temporary prison home, where he will stay until Ohio officials determine where he will spend the rest of his life. Castro was moved to Lorain Correctional Institution at 6:25 p.m. on Friday where he'll be in solitary confinement, Department of Corrections Spokeswoman JoEllen Smith told ABC News.

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Escaped Inmate's Mother Arrested, Accused of Helping Son in Jailbreak

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_fa850424ed.jpgStockbyte/Thinkstock(HOT SPRINGS, Ark.) -- The mother of a Hot Springs, Ark., inmate who is on the loose has been arrested on charges that she assisted in her son's escape from jail. Glenda Estell, 54, was taken into custody at Garland County Jail Friday evening, accused of being part of a network of friends and family who orchestrated Derrick Estell's jailbreak at approximately 1:40 p.m. on July 28.

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Accused DC Monument Vandal Expected in Court for Hearing

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_cce11542cc.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The woman accused of throwing green paint on the organ, walls and a mural at the Washington National Cathedral will be in court Friday for a preliminary hearing. Jiamei Tian, 58, was arrested and charged with defacing property on Monday, three days after police were alerted to similar paint splattered on the Lincoln Memorial statue on Washington, D.C.'s National Mall.

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Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro: 'I Am Not a Monster'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_a75fb38bdb.jpgABC News(CLEVELAND) -- Kidnapper Ariel Castro shocked a Cleveland court Thursday by saying he is "not a monster," "lived a normal life" and that the sex he had with the three women he held captive for more than a decade was "consensual. Castro was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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