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Scientology Leader’s Father Ron Miscavige Describes the Moment When He Says He Escaped

ABC News(HEMET, Calif.) -- Two hours east of Los Angeles, in Hemet, California, sits a 500-acre Scientology compound known as the “Gold Base.”The Church characterizes the base as a slice of Scientology utopia, with state-of-the-art facilities and gorgeous landscaping.“If you talk to the staff, they'll tell you it's a worker's paradise,” Scientology attorney Monique Yingling told ABC News 20/20. “It couldn't be a better place to work.”But that’s not how Ron Miscavige remembers it.Ron Miscavige, the father of Scientology’s leader David Miscavige, and his wife ...

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Viral Video Boosts Sales of White Vans Sneakers

Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Vans(NEW YORK) -- Damn, Daniel.The viral video "Damn, Daniel" from earlier this year helped boost white Vans sales in the first-quarter as the brand celebrated its 50th anniversary.In the video, we see different candid shots of "Daniel" wearing Vans shoes, particularly a pair of white vans which the narrator takes note of: "Damn, Daniel. Back at it again with the white Vans."In an earnings call Friday for Vans parent company VF Corp., Chief Operating Officer Steven Rendle said white ...

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Video Shows Florida Teens Leaving Inlet the Day They Went Missing

ABC News(JUPITER, Fla.) -- Newly released video shows missing Florida teens Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen as they pull out of the Jupiter inlet by boat the day they went missing.In the video, both 14-year-olds are shirtless and wearing dark-colored shorts. At one point, Stephanos takes off his hat, showing his blond hair and indicating he was driving the 19-foot single-engine boat as Cohen sits on the boat's edge, facing him.The video, which shows several different angles of the boys as they cruise through the ...

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Russian Fighter Flew a Barrel Roll Within 25 Feet of US Reconnaissance Plane Over Baltic Sea

United States European Command (MOSCOW) -- In another close encounter with Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, the Pentagon said a Russian Su-27 fighter jet Friday conducted a barrel roll within 25 feet of a U.S. Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance plane flying in international airspace.It is the third time in as many weeks the United States has accused the Russian military of engaging in "an unsafe and unprofessional" manner in the waters and airspace of the Baltic Sea. The previous incidents were the repeated ...

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Apple Will Analyze iPhone of Teen Missing at Sea

Family Handouts/U.S. Coast Guard (WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) -- Apple will analyze the recovered iPhone that may hold the key to what happened last summer when two Florida teens disappeared on a boating trip, according to an agreement reached by the teens' parents in court Friday.The recovered iPhone belonged to 14-year-old Austin Stephanos, who went missing while on a boat trip with Perry Cohen, also 14, in July. The Coast Guard led an eight-day search in the Atlantic, covering 50,000 nautical miles. The boys' bodies ...

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Partial Ceasefire Set for Midnight in Syria

iStock/Thinkstock(ALEPPO, Syria) -- The U.S. and Russia have agreed to reaffirm the Syrian ceasefire agreement, but this time in only parts of the country.White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Friday the parties involved were “refreshing” the broken cessation of hostilities, which were officially destroyed this week as Syrian forces bombed a civilian hospital, killing 50 -- including children -- and the last known pediatrician in the city of Aleppo. That city has seen the most intense fighting as the ceasefire has broken down, with an ...

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Miami Dolphins Stand by NFL Draft Pick Laremy Tunsil Amid Social Media Scandal

Photo by Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(DAVIE, Fla.) -- Miami Dolphins officials defended their first-round draft pick Laremy Tunsil on Friday after a video surfaced of the football player smoking from a bong, with the team saying "mistakes were made" but adding him to the roster was a "no brainer."Tunsil, who played for Ole Miss, was expected to be one of the first players selected in the NFL draft, but sank down to the No. 13 pick after the video was posted to his verified ...

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