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10,000 Flags Planted on National Mall to Commemorate Our Nation’s Heroes

Joy Lin/ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Mary Alice Horrigan stood in a knee-deep sea of 10,000 U.S. flags planted on the National Mall -- each one representing 100 American soldiers killed in action -- a total of over one million fallen heroes since the founding of the United States.Among them was her son, Army Master Sgt. Robert M. Horrigan, who was killed by hostile fire in Iraq on June 17, 2005 at the age of 40, just a few weeks shy of his return date and already ...

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Babies Born Behind Bars Can Stay with Their Mothers in Jail's Nursery

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  What happens when a pregnant woman is arrested and sent to prison?The vast majority of inmate moms are separated from their infants once they are born. But a few of the new mothers are able to keep their babies with them in prison nurseries, some until they are 18 months old.The oldest prison nursery program is run at New York's Bedford Correctional Facility for Women, north of New York City. Seven other women's prisons have similar programs. In 2014, ABC News' Nightline spent ...

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Stamp Collectors Gather at Major International Show in NYC

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  For die-hard stamp collectors, New York City is the center of the universe for the next seven days.The city is hosting the World Stamp Show-NY 2016, a major international event for philatelists that is held only once every 10 years, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The last time an international stamp show took place in NYC was 1956.The event kicked off Saturday and will run through June 4.According to its website, the World Stamp Show will feature more than 150 ...

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Teenager Scares off Suspected Burglars in Her Home After They Found Her Hiding in a Closet

Marion County Correctional Facility(MARION COUNTY, Ore.)  --  An Oregon teen is being praised for her bravery after she scared off two suspected burglars who broke into her family's house this week.Jensen Clark, 18, of Marion County, was home alone on Wednesday when she was surprised by a knock on the door, she told ABC News. Clark said she didn't really think anything of it until she started hearing frantic doorbell ringing.The teen said she then immediately texted her mother, Gena Young, who wrote back, "Don't ...

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Why the Favored Libertarian Ticket Could Be in Jeopardy

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Two former Republican governors favored to win their bids for the Libertarian Party's presidential ticket at their party's national convention this weekend in Orlando may be in trouble.Top Libertarian officials huddling here are starkly divided between those focused on putting up a viable general election ticket like former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson versus those focused on maintaining ideological purity.This split -- highlighted by widespread hesitancy from purists around Johnson's running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld -- is threatening to doom ...

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What Life Is Like in Flint, Michigan, Three Years Into the Water Crisis

iStock/Thinkstock(FLINT, Mich.) --  For Jacob Uhrek and his five children, every sip of water, every boiled pot of noodles, every drop of water to brush his teeth comes from the same source as it has for the more than two years: bottled water."We bathe with filtered water," Uhrek, who lives in Flint, Michigan, told ABC News. "We still don’t drink or cook," non-bottled water.Flint has been in the headlines for months now after elevated lead levels were found in the municipal water system last year: ...

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Four-Year-Old Who Fell Into Cincinnati Zoo's Gorilla Enclosure Expected to Recover

iStock/Thinkstock(CINCINNATI) --  A 4-year-old boy escaped with serious -- albeit non-life-threatening -- injuries Saturday after he crawled through a barrier at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and into a gorilla enclosure, where he was picked up by a 400-pound, 17-year-old male gorilla, the zoo said.After the boy -- who has not been identified -- crawled through a public barrier at Gorilla World around 4 p.m., he fell about 10 to 12 feet into a moat, where he was picked up and carried around by ...

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YTMT Logo What about the lessons of this event, Mr. President?

President Obama is visiting Hiroshima, Japan just weeks shy of the 71st anniversary of the U.S. dropping of the atomic bomb. He has no plans, however, to mark the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor.

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UT Health Logo Curing Cancer: Dreaming or Doable?

In early 2016, President Obama called for an assault on cancer on the same scale as the Apollo Project to land men on the moon. But is a “moon shot” effort to cure cancer realistic?
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