(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- National Merit Finalist Carmen Schentrup would have turned 17 years old on Wednesday. Instead, one week earlier, she was one of 17 people gunned down at her Florida high school in a Valentine's Day massacre.  In...

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(NEW YORK) -- The stepmother of a 5-year-old boy who's been missing since Saturday has a turbulent relationship with the boy's father, as documented in a series of police reports obtained by ABC News. Lucas Hernandez disappeared from his Wichi...

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(WASHINGTON) --  A Texas woman was brought to tears at the Justice Department Thursday, as she recalled how her 82-year-old grandmother committed suicide after being scammed out of her life's savings. "These individuals preyed on her and...

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(BRANDYWINE, Md.) -- An off-duty Maryland police officer was gunned down when he "stood his ground" to protect his neighbor from her estranged husband and "saved her life by giving his own," according to police.The estranged husband alleg...

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(CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Tenn.) -- As the nation continues to deal with the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida, one elementary school student in Tennessee is pleading for action.Abigail Daniels, a fourth-g...

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(PARKLAND, Fla.) --  At the funeral Thursday for the Florida football coach gunned down while protecting students in a mass shooting, the sheriff said, "Before you even heard how he died, you knew he died putting himself in harm's way to save ot...

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(NEW YORK) -- Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz has become the latest young man accused of storming a U.S. school and gunning down students and staff. Cruz allegedly fired his way through his former school last week, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...

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(NEEDVILLE, TX) -- A school superintendent near Houston said his district plans to suspend any student who takes part in classroom walkouts as a form of protest over gun violence after last week's school massacre in Florida."Needville ISD...

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- It's been 150 days since Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, but the island still isn't at a level of recovery that satisfies the U.S. Army’s top engineer."I am not satisfied that people in Puerto Ri...

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(CHICAGO) -- Authorities late Wednesday night arrested a person of interest linked to the murder of a 2-year-old boy found in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood earlier that day.The suspect was apprehended in Kankakee County during a t...

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(NEW YORK) -- The Rev. Billy Graham, one of the world's most famous Christian evangelists, has died, a family spokesman said Wednesday. He was 99.Graham died at his North Carolina home Wednesday morning, spokesman Mark DeMoss said....

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(TALLAHASSE, Fla.) -- As gunshots and screams echoed through his school, Lorenzo Prado said he locked himself in the sound booth at the auditorium at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and prepared to die.But moments after the gunfire s...

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(NEW YORK) --  Broward County sheriff's deputies will now carry AR-15 rifles while on school campuses following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week, Sheriff Scott Israel announced today....

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(WASHINGTON) -- Florida high school students who survived last week's deadly shooting are demanding gun control say they aren't fighting to get rid of firearms completely, but lawmakers on both sides of the debate must find a "middle ground" to put a...

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