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Employee fired after booting black girls from New Jersey gift shop

Employee fired after booting black girls from New Jersey gift shop

ABC(POINT PLEASANT, N.J) — A New Jersey gift shop employee has been fired after she told seven black girls they were not welcome and ordered them to leave the store. A video posted online showing part of the Aug. 10 incident at Jenkinson’s Aquarium Gift Shop in Point Pleasant Beach […]

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Sexual assault survivors react to report condemning alleged abuse by hundreds of ‘predator priests’

Sexual assault survivors react to report condemning alleged abuse by hundreds of ‘predator priests’

iStock/Thinkstock(HARRISBURG, Pa.) — Sexual assault survivors shared their stories after a Pennsylvania grand jury report accused hundreds of Roman Catholic priests of assaulting children. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, several of them detailed heart-wrenching accounts of alleged sexual abuse against 301 priests across six of the state’s eight dioceses. […]

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‘Bittersweet day’ as Stoneman Douglas students return to school 6 months after mass shooting: Superintendent

‘Bittersweet day’ as Stoneman Douglas students return to school 6 months after mass shooting: Superintendent

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(PARKLAND, Fla.) — Wednesday marked a “bittersweet day” for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students who returned to class for the first time since the February massacre, the superintendent said. “Everyone’s glad to get back and be reunited,” Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said at a news […]

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Girl sneaks $350 toy order on Amazon, mom has her donate items to children’s hospital

Girl sneaks $350 toy order on Amazon, mom has her donate items to children’s hospital

Courtesy Catherine Lunt(SALT LAKE CITY) — This 6-year-old girl has put our shopping game to shame. Katelyn Lunt, a first-grader from Utah, recently ordered $350 worth of Barbies and a toy pony from her mother’s Amazon account and now her mom is using it as a teachable moment. “Our family […]

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New storm system in middle of country to bring rain to East by end of week

New storm system in middle of country to bring rain to East by end of week

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Northeast is finally getting a break from rain Wednesday and Thursday, but a new storm is on the way for Friday with more heavy rain. A deluge Tuesday morning left more than 7 inches of rain in just four hours in Pulaski, New York, while […]

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Couple rescued from ice cave burned hair to keep warm: ‘We would’ve died’ in hours

Couple rescued from ice cave burned hair to keep warm: ‘We would’ve died’ in hours

Spencer and Jessica Christiansen(ALTA, Wyo.) — Out of fuel for fire and battling frostbite, a young couple says they were prepared to die when emergency officers rescued them from a freezing-cold ice cave over the weekend. Spencer and Jessica Christiansen were soaking wet and fighting hypothermia when rescue workers pulled […]

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Parkland survivor Lauren Hogg on first day of school: ‘It’s never going to be normal again’

Parkland survivor Lauren Hogg on first day of school: ‘It’s never going to be normal again’

ABC News(PARKLAND, Fla.) — Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students are headed back to class today in Parkland, Florida, six months after 17 people were killed in a shooting. Some of the students returning spent the summer working as full-time activists and traveling across the country with “March for Our […]

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Florida ‘stand your ground’ shooter had history of gun threats

Florida ‘stand your ground’ shooter had history of gun threats

iStock/Thinkstock(CLEARWATER, Fla.) — A Florida man charged with manslaughter in a fatal shooting he claimed was an act of self-defense under the state’s “stand your ground” law made his first court appearance Tuesday as prosecutors released investigative reports alleging he had a history of threatening people with guns. Michael Drejka, […]

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Prosecutors mulling charges against woman who pushed friend off bridge

Prosecutors mulling charges against woman who pushed friend off bridge

KATU-TV(VANCOUVER, Wash.) — Prosecutors in Washington will consider charging an 18-year-old woman who pushed her teenage friend off a bridge, sending her plummeting 60 feet to the river below and leaving her with multiple injuries, officials said Tuesday. Clark County Major Crimes unit investigators wrapped up their probe of the […]

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Nearly 1 year after Hurricane Maria, 100 percent of customers have power in Puerto Rico: Officials

Nearly 1 year after Hurricane Maria, 100 percent of customers have power in Puerto Rico: Officials

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority(NEW YORK) — Nearly 11 months after Hurricane Maria, 100 percent of the customers that lost power due to the storm have access to the grid as they now have electricity. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) confirmed to ABC News that two families in […]

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