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Savannah State University on Lockdown After Shooting Incident

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iStock/Thinkstock(SAVANNAH, Ga.) — The Savannah State University campus was put on lockdown Thursday evening after a shooting incident there, campus officials said. “The SSU campus is on lockdown following aRead More

Boy, 13, Keeps Father Alive After He's Badly Hurt by Falling Boulder

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Courtesy of David Finlayson(BOISE, Idaho) — David Finlayson has his 13-year-old son to thank as he recovers at home today after being struck by a refrigerator-size boulder during a campingRead More

Controversial Guardrail to be Crash-Tested Again

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iStock/Thinkstock(RICHMOND, Va.) — Five months after passing federally-ordered crash tests, the controversial guardrail blamed for dozens of deaths and injuries is being tested again, this time by a U.S. stateRead More

Police Find Wig, Shawl and Gun in Virginia Shooter's Car, Warrant Says

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iStock/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) — A briefcase with a wig, shawl and three license plates was among the items found inside the car of the gunman who killed two of his formerRead More

Photo Shows Web Acronym 'LOL' Woven in Spiderweb

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Heather Ar’ite(SEATTLE) — One woman believes a spider had sent her a snarky message after she found the Web acronym “LOL” woven into its web. “A lot of people foundRead More

On-Air Shooter's Firing Filmed by Cameraman He Later Killed

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iStock/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) — The cameraman who was killed in the on-air shooting in Virginia Wednesday filmed his attacker being fired from their news station two years prior, according to courtRead More

Kentucky Same-Sex Couple Denied Marriage License for Third Time

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iStock/Thinkstock(MOREHEAD, Ky.) — A same-sex couple from Morehead, Kentucky, were denied a marriage license for a third time at the Rowan County Clerk’s Office on Thursday, and the emotional exchangeRead More

Prep School Rape Trial Closing Arguments Describe Two Stories

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ABC News(CONCORD, N.H.) — In the closing arguments Thursday regarding an alleged rape at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school, attorneys for both sides asked jurors to question the credibilityRead More

How WDBJ Was Able to Get Through This Morning’s Newscast After On-Air Slayings

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PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(ROANOKE, Va.) — The heartbreaking task of getting back to work was the first assignment of the day for the staffers at WDBJ-TV in Virginia. They returnedRead More

How Words Like Butt-Dial and Redditor Make It Into the Oxford English Dictionary

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Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Redditor, shareable and butt-dial are among the latest words to join the Oxford English Dictionary, which keeps the definitive record of words that have permeated theRead More