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3 nursing-home staffers charged in death of WWII veteran

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ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) — Three staff members at a Georgia senior-care facility have been indicted on charges that their actions not only caused the death of a resident in their care,Read More

Man who plotted his family's murder will not be executed, governor says

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Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The governor of Texas decided Thursday to spare the life of a convicted killer who carried out a plot to killRead More

Student says Nikolas Cruz threatened to 'kill' him, sent photo of guns

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ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) — Six months before Nikolas Cruz allegedly gunned down former classmates and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, he apparently texted a photo ofRead More

Suspect in Florida school massacre questioned in November over shooting threat

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Mike Stocker-Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The suspected gunman in the Florida school massacre was questioned by a police officer in November after a woman he was living with at theRead More

Same-sex couple allegedly told they don't 'mirror the holy family' and denied chance to be foster parents

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ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — A Texas same-sex couple has sued the federal government, alleging they were denied the chance to be foster parents to a refugee child because they do not “mirrorRead More

School officer waited outside building for 4 minutes as killings happened: Sheriff

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Mike Stocker-Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A Marjory Stoneman Douglas school resource officer has been suspended without pay after Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said video shows him taking up aRead More

'Avid gun owner' documents ease of buying AR-15 in Facebook post to 'shine a flashlight'

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The “avid” gun-owning South Carolina man who posted a video documenting his step-by-step purchase of a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle wanted the world to see how easy itRead More

Missing CDC employee left work sick 10 days ago, hasn't been seen since, police say

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Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Police are asking the public for help finding a missing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who went home sick 10 days ago andRead More

After school shooting, breaking down the conspiracy theories facing Parkland students

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Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The students of Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School have had to spend the past week grieving and burying their friends and school staff who wereRead More

Friend posts moving tribute on 17th birthday of school shooting victim Carmen Schentrup

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images(PARKLAND, Fla.) — National Merit Finalist Carmen Schentrup would have turned 17 years old on Wednesday. Instead, one week earlier, she was one of 17 people gunned downRead More