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Coast Guard Searching for Downed Military Planes off NC Coast

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Coast Guard is searching for two downed aircraft off the coast of North Carolina, the Coast Guard told ABC News. The incident involves military aircraft, accordingRead More

Meet Akash, the Scripps National Spelling Bee's Youngest Contestant

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Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee(NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.) — Akash Vukoti of San Angelo, Texas, may be the youngest contestant — and the first first-grader — ever to reach the ScrippsRead More

One Dead, Three Injured After Shooting at NYC Venue Where T.I. Scheduled to Perform

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Four people were shot — one fatally — at New York City’s Webster Hall Wednesday night, prior to rapper T.I. taking the stage, NYPD have confirmed. TheRead More

Suspect in Arizona Highway Shootings Identified and Charged

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Arizona Department of Public Safety(PHOENIX) — A man who allegedly shot at passing cars while driving the wrong way on a highway — leaving a trail of havoc, including aRead More

Study Looks at Veterans Most at Risk for Suicide Attempts

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Suicide remains a substantial problem among veterans with rising rates in the past decade and higher rates than the general population, according to researchers. A new study,Read More

States Sue Obama Administration Over Transgender Bathroom Directive

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Eleven states have filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration challenging the government’s directive that allows transgender individuals to use the bathroom that matches their gender identities.Read More

Formerly Homeless Girl Graduates College While Caring for Brothers

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Courtesy Bianca Jeannot(NEW YORK) — Many people talk about beating the odds, but one awe-inspiring young woman from the Bronx has truly proven what it really means to come outRead More

National Spelling Bee's Best Moments

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AbleStock.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — This year, 285 precocious kids ages 6 to 15 will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the trophy and $40,000 in cash, among other prizes.Read More

Mysterious Letter Revives Interest in Man's 40-Year Disappearance

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ABCNews.com(FORT KENT, Maine) — Nearly 40 years after Bernard Ross disappeared from his Maine home, his parents received a mysterious letter about him, renewing police interest in his missing person’sRead More

FBI Director Deplores 'Peculiar Indifference' to Rising US Murders

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In unusually frank terms, FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday indicted Americans across the country for the “peculiar indifference” he says they’ve shown to what’s happening in manyRead More