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Apr 23

Man wearing ‘MAGA’ hat, Trump shirt attacks Hispanic subway rider in New York, police say

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Police in New York City are searching for a subway commuter who did anything but “Make America Great Again.” New York ABC station WABC reports the New York City Police Department is looking for a man who attacked a fellow subway rider on Friday. The suspect was wearing a red “Make America …

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Apr 23

Gunman on the run after killing four people at a Waffle House near Nashville

Nashville Police Department(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Four people were killed and four others injured when a man naked from the waist down and wielding an assault-style rifle opened fire at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday morning, police said. The suspected gunman was identified as Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, Illinois, who ran away after …

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Apr 23

Mother accidentally shoots, kills 2-year-old daughter: Police

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A 2-year-old girl is dead after being shot in an apparent tragic accident late Friday at a Cleveland-area hotel. Police in Wickliffe, Ohio, said Saturday that it appears as though the mother of the child was handling the gun when she dropped it and it went off, hitting the girl. Police said …

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Apr 22

Fatal police shooting of unarmed black man in Walmart ‘massively irresponsible and reckless’: Attorney

Elyce Gray(BARSTOW, Calif.) — The family of an unarmed black man who died in a hail of police bullets at a Walmart parking lot is still looking for answers — days after video surfaced that captured the cacophony of gunfire from police officers shooting into the car he was driving. Diante Yarber, a 26-year-old father …

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Apr 22

Barbara Bush remembered at funeral as ‘the first lady of the greatest generation’

Scott Olson/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Barbara Bush was remembered at her funeral as a loving wife, mother and friend with a devilish sense of humor and who represented the best of the World War II generation. “Barbara Bush was the first lady of ‘the greatest generation,’” presidential historian Jon Meacham, a friend of the Bush family, …

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Apr 22

At least 7 bus drivers fired for organizing school ‘sick out’

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — At least seven bus drivers in DeKalb County, Georgia, were fired from their jobs for organizing a three-day “sick out” after they felt their voices were not heard on a variety of topics from fixing potholes to salary and retirement concerns. The “sick out” is taking place Thursday, Friday and Monday, Eileen Houston-Stewart, …

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Apr 22

First-grader channels her civil rights heroes as only one to walk out of class in protest

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — She may be young, but Havana Chapman-Edwards is already a force to be reckoned with. On Friday, as students all over the country participated in the National School Walkout in support of gun control reform, Havana walked out too — of her elementary school. The Alexandria, Virginia, first-grader was the …

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Apr 22

Woman playing ‘Pokemon Go’ finds missing man with dementia in park

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  An 83-year-old man with dementia was reunited with his family on Friday — and he has “Pokemon Go” to thank for it. Homer Howard was discovered a state away from his hometown of Maineville, Ohio, by Allison Hines, according to Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO. Hines just so happened to be in Kenney …

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Apr 22

Temple frat suspended over ‘credible reports’ of sexual assault, underage drinking, drug use: Police

iStock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — Temple University is the latest college to face issues with Greek life on campus. The Philadelphia school suspended fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi on Friday after “multiple credible reports” of sexual assaults, underage drinking and drug use, according to ABC affiliate WPVI. At least two reports of sexual assaults have been lodged against the …

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Apr 22

Mom takes inspiration from ‘Three Billboards’ to help find her daughter’s killer

Courtesy Kim Merryman(OKLAHOMA CITY) — A grieving mother on screen in the movie “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri” inspired a grieving mother off-screen. Kim Merryman took cues from Frances McDormand’s character in the Oscar-nominated film and raised money for a billboard to highlight the ongoing search for her daughter’s killer. Merryman’s daughter Emily Morgan …

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