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May 29

Navy SEAL killed in parachuting accident during Fleet Week

iStock/Thinkstock(JERSEY CITY, N.J.) — A member of the Navy SEAL Elite Parachute team “The Leap Frogs” was killed in a parachuting accident during Fleet Week Sunday in Jersey City, New Jersey. According to Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, the parachute of one of the team members failed to open properly and he …

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May 28

Portland fatal stabbings point to rise in hate speech, civil rights advocates say

iStock/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Civil rights advocates say the stabbings in Portland, Oregon, that left two people dead and one injured come amid an increase in incidents of hate speech and hate crimes around the country since the 2016 presidential election. Jeremy Joseph Christian of North Portland has been arrested in connection with the stabbings on …

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May 28

Family of victim in fatal Oregon stabbing involving hate speech say he died in 'act of bravery'

Multnomah County Sheriffs Office(PORTLAND, Ore.) — The family of one of the two men stabbed to death in Portland, Oregon, in an incident allegedly involving hate speech said the victim, 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, died in a “final act of bravery.” “We lost him in a senseless act that brought close to home the insidious …

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May 28

64-year-old law school graduate is given dream car on graduation day

Lori Hall(ATLANTA) — One mother postponed the pursuit of her ultimate dream of attending law school. Instead, Jerita Hall raised her children. “That was my dream in high school, but I grew up in an area where there was not a lot of professional women that I knew,” Hall, 64, recalled to ABC News. “It …

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May 28

Virginia State Police agent shot and killed after traffic stop in Richmond

Virginia State Police(RICHMOND, Va.) — A Virginia State Police special agent was shot and killed after conducting a traffic stop in Richmond, Virginia, on Friday night, officials said. Special Agent Michael T. Walter, 45, was riding with a police officer from Richmond when they pulled up behind a silver Chevrolet Cobalt around 7:25 p.m. on …

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May 27

2-year-old girl, 16-month-old boy found dead in hot car in Texas

iStock/Thinkstock(WEATHERFORD, Texas) — Two children in Texas have died after they were locked in a hot car Friday as temperatures soared to 96 degrees, according to police. A 16-month-old boy and a 2-year-old girl were killed, police said. Their identities were not released. Deputies from the Parker County Sheriff’s Office were called to a home …

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May 27

Victims' relatives confront South Carolina serial killer in court: 'May God have no mercy on his soul'

iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — A man who police say confessed to killing multiple people pleaded guilty to 14 charges including murder and kidnapping Friday, after the family members of his victims delivered emotional statements about the pain he caused them. Todd Kohlhepp wore an orange jumpsuit and chains in a South Carolina court on Friday, where …

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May 27

FBI joins investigation into Delray Beach woman who disappeared at sea

U.S. Coast Guard(CAY SAL, Bahamas) — The FBI has joined the investigation into the case of a South Florida woman who went missing at sea while sailing with her husband. Isabella Hellmann was last seen by her husband, Lewis Bennett, while they were at sea on the night of May 14, according to the U.S. …

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May 27

What lies ahead for Trump's travel ban as the DOJ pursues Supreme Court review

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s continued attempts to limit travel and immigration from some Middle East and African countries was dealt its latest setback Thursday when the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an earlier, temporary block of his executive order on the matter. In the aftermath, Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged to “seek review …

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May 27

Mystery ensues after federal prosecutor found dead in Florida

iStock/Thinkstock(HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) — Authorities in Florida are investigating the death of a Miami federal prosecutor and father of three after his body was found on a beach in Hollywood, Florida, on Wednesday. The body was identified by local police as Beranton Whisenant Jr., 37, and his cause of death is currently being investigated as a …

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