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Conviction upheld in dog attack case

A state appeals court Wednesday upheld the conviction of a Fond du Lac County man for his role in a dog attack on a theft suspect. Richard L…

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson arrives at the courthouse with his wife Ashley Brown Peterson, right, for an appearance Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Conroe, Texas. A judge presiding over Adrian Peterson’s child abuse case may consider whether the Vikings star should be arrested for allegedly smoking marijuana while out on bond. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Vikings’ Peterson avoids jail in plea agreement

The case revived a debate about corporal punishment, which is on the decline in the U.S. but still widely practiced in homes and schools.