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June 21, 2019 - 1:37 pm
Nilvarda/iStock (INDIANAPOLIS) -- A religious school in Indiana broke with the archdiocese after refusing to fire a teacher who was in a same-sex marriage. Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School announced in a statement Thursday that they had a "sincere and significant disagreement" with the Archdiocese...
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June 21, 2019 - 1:18 pm
Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock (MISSION, Texas) -- A 13-year veteran police corporal died Thursday night after being shot in the line of duty in Mission, Texas. It was the first time the town saw the loss of a police officer in the line of duty since 1978, police said. Mission Police Cpl. Jose Espericueta...
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June 21, 2019 - 12:50 pm
DNY59/iStock (WASHINGTON) -- In a remarkable case, the Supreme Court on Friday threw out the murder conviction of a Mississippi man on death row who had alleged deep-seated racial bias in jury selection cost him a fair trial. Curtis Flowers has already been tried an extraordinary six times, after...
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June 21, 2019 - 8:31 am
Nastasic/iStock (NEW YORK) -- The New York state legislature voted overnight to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana and expunge the records of low-level pot offenders across the state. The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is expected to sign it into law. The...
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June 21, 2019 - 7:11 am
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The storm system that brought all the severe weather and flooding rain for the eastern U.S. will finally move into the Atlantic Ocean on Friday. Storms delivered 70 mph winds to Columbia, South Carolina, where one man was killed by a falling tree. In the last week, 6 to 10...
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June 21, 2019 - 6:41 am
MattGush/iStock (PHILADELPHIA) -- Authorities in Philadelphia are urging residents near a refinery fire in south Philadelphia to shelter in place until notified otherwise. "A large amount of first responders are on scene. Avoid area. Further updates to follow," the Philadelphia Office of Emergency...
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June 21, 2019 - 6:40 am
amphotora/iStock (MISSION, Texas) -- A police officer died Thursday night after being shot in the line of duty in Mission, Texas. The unnamed officer, a member of the Mission Police Department, was shot when he was "waved down for a suspect with a weapon," city officials said. The officer was in...
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June 21, 2019 - 6:38 am
stellalevi/iStock (PHOENIX) -- Authorities have released surveillance footage of an incident earlier this week in which a man attacked multiple Transportation Security Administration agents at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The brief video, released Thursday night by the City of Phoenix...
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June 21, 2019 - 6:34 am
Courtesy Pagnini family (NEW YORK) -- Hanging out and taking selfies on the beach is hardly an unusual pastime for a 13-year-old girl. But Megan Pagnini never expected a day at the shore to turn into the nightmare of being attacked by a sea lion. The teen was in Pismo Beach, California, along the...
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June 21, 2019 - 5:48 am
Creativeye99/iStock (NEW YORK) -- In a shocking twist, a Navy medic testified on Thursday in military court that it was he, not former Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, who killed an ISIS prisoner who was in Gallagher’s care. Special Operator 1st Class Corey Scott testified he saw...
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