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'God didn't want me to die': Rabbi protected children in synagogue shooting despite losing index finger 'God didn't want me to die': Rabbi protected children in synagogue shooting despite losing index finger
The rabbi injured in Saturday’s San Diego synagogue attack preached to his congregation as they huddled in fear and his own hands bled following the shooting that killed one of his oldest friends and supporters. Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein said he watched the gunman shoot Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, who friends say took the other bullets intended for Goldstein as he rushed to evacuate children, includin...
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Violent storms, floods, tornadoes leave 5 dead in South Violent storms, floods, tornadoes leave 5 dead in South
Violent storms unleashed floods and tornadoes across Texas and Louisiana Wednesday and early Thursday, leaving at least five people dead. Two people were killed early Thursday in Ruston, in north-central Louisiana, after a tornado ripped through the town and Louisiana Tech University campus around 2:30 a.m. local time. "I've never seen it this bad in my 43 years. It's tragic, and it's going ...
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Kamala Harris: 'I will take executive action' on gun control if I am elected president Kamala Harris: 'I will take executive action' on gun control if I am elected president
WASHINGTON – Sen. Kamala Harris vowed Monday to sign executive orders on gun control if she wins the Democratic nomination and defeats President Donald Trump in 2020. "Upon being elected, I will give the United States Congress 100 days to get their act together and have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws. And if they fail to do it, then I will take executive action," said the Calif...
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Former New York mayor's great-granddaughter among 6 dead in Texas plane crash Former New York mayor's great-granddaughter among 6 dead in Texas plane crash
The great-granddaughter of a former New York mayor was among the six killed in a small plane crash Monday in the rocky hills of a ranch northwest of San Antonio, Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety released the names of the six victims from a twin engine Beechcraft BE58 that went down before 9 a.m. CST as it prepared to land at an airport in Kerrville, Texas. Everyone on board died....
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US arrests 'member of border militia' in New Mexico US arrests 'member of border militia' in New Mexico
US authorities have arrested an alleged member of a militia that has been stopping migrants trying to cross the US-Mexico border. Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, was detained in New Mexico as a felon in possession of a weapon. It comes just days after a video emerged of militia members detaining dozens of migrants in the desert. The group, United Constitutional Patriots, has been condemned by...
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US flu season is now the longest in a decade US flu season is now the longest in a decade
NEW YORK – Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years. This flu season has been officially going for 21 weeks, according to reports collected through last week and released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That makes it among the longest seen since the governmen...
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Severe storm system threatens Deep South with strong winds, flooding, tornadoes Severe storm system threatens Deep South with strong winds, flooding, tornadoes
A three-day severe storm system that brought hail, high winds and some tornadoes to the Kansas-Texas corridor moved slowly eastward into the Deep South on Thursday, threatening more violent weather on its way to the Atlantic coast. The National Weather Service warns of several possible tornadoes and extensive wind damage across the central Gulf Coast states, South and Tennessee Valley — especia...
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Severe storms, tornadoes, hail, threaten South still reeling from weekend assault Severe storms, tornadoes, hail, threaten South still reeling from weekend assault
Some parts of the South that took a deadly pounding from a severe storm and tornadoes last weekend face another round of violent weather starting Wednesday as a three-day storm system straddling Tornado Alley moves east. About 118 million people live where severe storms are possible, AccuWeather warns. The National Weather Service says the greatest risk for severe storms Wednesday will be al...
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DC synagogue accused in lawsuit of enabling 'systemic and regular' sexual abuse at preschool DC synagogue accused in lawsuit of enabling 'systemic and regular' sexual abuse at preschool
Eight families say a teacher at a Jewish preschool in Washington repeatedly sexually abused their children over the past two years, and they contend the school's leader and a prominent synagogue did nothing about it despite warnings. Claims of sexual abuse against children ages 2 to 4 are outlined in a civil lawsuit filed late Monday against the Washington Hebrew Congregation, which operates t...
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Boy thrown nearly 40-feet from Mall of America balcony is a 'strong survivor' Boy thrown nearly 40-feet from Mall of America balcony is a 'strong survivor'
A man is being held on suspicion of attempted murder after police said he threw a 5-year-old boy over the railing of a Mall of America balcony. Bloomington police Chief Jeffrey Potts said he doesn't believe the suspect, Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, knew the boy who was tossed off the mall's third floor and fell nearly 40 feet. A motive for the attack was under investigation, Potts said Saturday...
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