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U.S. Government
June 14, 2018 - 5:22 am
(BROWNSVILLE, Texas) -- For the first time since the Trump administration announced its "zero-tolerance" policy on illegal immigration, a small group of journalists was allowed into the country's largest licensed shelter for undocumented children. Imagine being 10 years old, separated from your...
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Orlando Police Department
June 13, 2018 - 7:53 pm
(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- The wife of an Orlando, Florida, police officer shot and critically wounded allegedly by a paroled felon who killed himself and four child hostages, broke down in tears Wednesday as she asked people to pray for his survival, saying, "My boys need their daddy and I need my husband...
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ABC News
June 13, 2018 - 7:50 pm
(DENVER) -- The back-flipping FBI agent who accidentally shot a Colorado nightclub patron has been ordered to stay away from the man after being charged with second-degree assault. Chase Bishop, 29, Wednesday made his first appearance in a Denver courtroom, where a judge issued a standard...
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Los Angeles County Sheriff
June 13, 2018 - 5:56 pm
(LOS ANGELES) -- A taco helped saved a family of six and put a man behind bars on Sunday in Industry, California, authorities said. The family was heading back from a day at a waterpark when they pulled over to get carne asada tacos before the ride home, a statement on the Los Angeles County...
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Courtesy of Piazza Family
June 13, 2018 - 5:44 pm
(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) -- A former Penn State fraternity brother has entered the first guilty plea in connection with the death of pledge Tim Piazza, who died after falling down fraternity house stairs during an alcohol-fueled hazing ritual, prosecutors said. Ryan Burke, who was accused of forcing...
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Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office via KOCO-TV
June 13, 2018 - 4:56 pm
(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy helped save a 3-year-old boy who was choking on a quarter he swallowed, an ABC affiliate reported. Pottawatomie County Deputy William Wheeler noticed a woman asking for help at a local car wash on June 8, according to the Shawnee News-Star . The woman...
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ABC News
June 13, 2018 - 7:10 am
(NEW YORK) -- There are 45 large fires burning in the nation, with half of them in the Southwest. Hot and dry weather is helping to fuel these fires, as mandatory evacuations have been ordered from Southern California to Colorado. There were 1,300 homes evacuated in Summit County, Colorado, on...
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June 13, 2018 - 6:56 am
(LOS ANGELES) -- California residents will get a chance to vote on a measure to divide the Golden State into three separate states, election officials said Tuesday. Proponents of the CAL 3 initiative submitted more than 402,468 valid signatures as of Tuesday, making it eligible for the Nov. 6...
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June 13, 2018 - 3:36 am
(ST. PAUL, Minn.) -- A furry, masked critter that scaled a skyscraper in St. Paul, Minnesota, has become a social media sensation overnight. The raccoon was spotted climbing the ledges along the UBS Financial Services building downtown before it stopped to rest on a ledge, according to ABC News...
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Monroe County Sheriff's Office
June 12, 2018 - 8:25 pm
(MARATHON, Fla.) -- Six people were rescued Monday morning after the family's pontoon boat got caught in a storm and began sinking off the coast of Florida. They were approximately three miles south of the Seven Mile Bridge in Marathon, Florida, when waves from a strong storm began slamming the...
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