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Baylor University's board of regents announced Thursday that Ken Starr would be removed as president and transition to the role of chancellor at the Texas university.

The board also suspended the school's football coach, Art Briles, with the "intent to terminate" his contract, over the way school officials handled numerous claims from female students that members of the football team had committed sexual assault.

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A Deseret News op-ed penned by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) explaining why he was refusing to consider President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland after meeting him was taken down from the news site a few hours after it was published. Hatch has previously said Obama's nominee should not get a hearing or a vote, but the op-ed, titled "My meeting with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland" (per its Google webcached version) went up before his meeting with Garland even occurred.

A spokesperson for Hatch refused to tell the Washington Post when the senator was scheduled to meet with Garland.

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