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How a woman won her release from prison years after being convicted of her mother’s murder

feixianhu/iStock/Thinkstock(MEMPHIS) -- Noura Jackson was just 18 years old when she discovered her mother covered in blood and lying on the floor of their Memphis, Tennessee, home.Jennifer Jackson, 39, had been stabbed to death 50 times.And while most teenagers at that age would be preparing for their senior year of high school or making plans for college, Noura Jackson found herself facing a first-degree murder charge for her mother’s death.Less than 1 percent of all murders are daughter-mother matricide, according to the FBI.Noura Jackson maintains ...

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What it's like to be a young teen caught in an inappropriate teacher-student relationship

monkeybusinessimages/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A desperate nationwide manhunt underway for Tad Cummins, the 50-year-old ex-teacher accused of kidnapping his former student, 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas, but given what’s being alleged, this case doesn’t stand alone.Thomas has been missing since March 13. There has been speculation over whether Cummins and Thomas were in a romantic relationship together. Cummins, a married father and grandfather, researched teen marriage online, specifically the age of consent, according to law enforcement officials. A schoolmate reported seeing Thomas and Cummins kiss in his classroom ...

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Patriots to visit White House next month in honor of Super Bowl win

Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(WASHINGTON) -- The New England Patriots will head to Washington, D.C. next month to pay a visit to the White House in honor of their Super Bowl 51 win.White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced at Thursday's briefing that the team will visit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on April 19.The Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime on Feb. 5 to take the title. The win marked New England's fifth championship and the first Super Bowl to be decided in overtime.Copyright ...

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Teen gets bionic legs after being born unable to walk

WABC-TV(NEW YORK) -- A teen born with a birth defect that prevented him from walking is now getting used to moving around on his own thanks to state-of-the-art prosthetic devices.Christian Calamuci, 17, was born in South Africa with legs that bowed out dramatically, making it impossible to walk for long periods of time, according to New York ABC station WABC-TV."I couldn't stand for more than two minutes, I couldn't run," Christian told WABC. "My legs, they didn't bend."Laura Calamuci, of Staten Island, New York, adopted ...

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London police identify suspected Westminster attacker as UK native with criminal record

Jack Taylor/Getty Images(LONDON) — The man police believe is responsible for Wednesday's terrorist attack at London's Westminster Bridge has been identified as U.K. native Khalid Masood.Police said Masood, 52, was known to authorities and has a range of previous convictions for assaults, including grievous bodily harm, possession of offensive weapons and public order offenses. His most recent conviction was in December 2003 for possession of a knife, according to the Metropolitan Police Service.Masood was born in Kent in southeast England and detectives believe he was ...

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Thursday night's vote on health care a pivotal moment for GOP

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The fate of House Republicans' health care plan remains up in the air as it heads for a vote in the House later Thursday, the timing of which has yet to be announced.Despite Wednesday’s late-night negotiations and personal pitches from President Trump, the list of "no" votes against the American Health Care Act (AHCA) is growing.At least 30 Republicans have said they will oppose the bill in its current form, according to ABC News’ latest whip count, meaning Republicans could fall at least ...

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Customer returns to Starbucks with apology note, $50 after rude treatment of barista

Courtesy of Andrew Richardson(NEW YORK) -- One California Starbucks barista got a surprise on March 21 when a customer returned to apologize for her behavior from the day before.Andrew Richardson, 20, was floored when he received a handwritten card and $50 bill from his customer named Debbie, whom he admits he didn’t even think was that rude.“On the 20th, this woman, Debbie, came through the drive through while I was working. She was extremely pleasant, and we had some friendly conversation while her drinks were ...

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YTMT Logo Cutting the budget.

In a nation burdened with $20 trillion in debt, a crumbling infrastructure and a depleted military, it may be time to find a way to live without things like the National Endowment for the Arts.

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UT Health Logo Botox and Juvederm: Looking Younger Has Never Been Easier

At one time, looking older as we got older was inevitable. But not so much anymore. In the hands of a skilled practitioner, compounds such as Botox and Juvederm have made looking younger easier than ever. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Northeast cosmetic surgery expert Dr. James Motlagh answers questions about these cosmetic medications.
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