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Emergency Crews Battle Large Wildfires in Six Western States

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iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Hot, dry and windy conditions have created a perfect storm for the spread of large wildfires in several western states, including a massive blaze in California thatRead More

UN: Thousands of Children Risk Perilous Journey to US Border

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John Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Nearly 26,000 unaccompanied children arrived at the U.S. southwestern border in the first half of this year, in a continuing influx of migrants attempting toRead More

Children of Witness Protection Struggle to Reclaim Identities

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ABC News(BILLINGS, Mont.) — Jackee Taylor still remembers when her mother woke her up in the middle of the night and U.S. Marshals were telling their family they had toRead More

Wildfires Tear Through Thousands of Acres in Washington State

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Clayton Sandell/ABC News(SPOKANE, Wash.) — Firefighting crews in Washington State are battling numerous fast-moving wildfires, including two in the Spokane area that forced evacuations from more than 200 homes. Spokane-areaRead More

FBI Investigating Possible ISIS-Inspired Knife Attack in Virginia

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Western Virginia Regional Jail (ROANOKE, Va.) — The FBI has launched a federal terrorism investigation into a weekend stabbing in Roanoke, Va., looking at whether the attacker may have beenRead More

President Obama to Survey Flooding in Louisiana After 16-Day Vacation

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The White House(BATON ROUGE, La.) — For days, critics hammered President Obama for continuing his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard as flooding wreaked havoc on Louisiana, claiming the lives of atRead More

Transgender Students Not Protected by Anti-Discrimination Law, Judge Rules

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iStock/Thinkstock(FORT WORTH, Texas) — When lawmakers passed a major anti-discrimination law more than 40 years ago that banned unfair treatment in public schools on the basis of sex, did CongressRead More

Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights of Felons

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iStock/Thinkstock(RICHMOND, Va.) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday restored voting rights to 13,000 felons, circumventing a court ruling and defying objections to his earlier attempts from Republican legislators. “We’reRead More

Ex-FEMA Chief Criticizes Obama for Golfing During Louisiana Flood

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Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Michael Brown, who ran the federal response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, said President Obama should have put downRead More

NY Senator Calls for 'Swift' Review of JFK Airport Scare

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A federal lawmaker is questioning the security preparedness of New York City’s largest travel hub. In the wake of a chaotic scene that erupted at John. F.Read More