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Benghazi Committee Grills Second Hillary Clinton Aide

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A second top aide to Hillary Clinton is testifying before the House Select Committee on Benghazi Friday, following news that a former Clinton aide who worked on Clinton's private email server plans to invoke the Fifth Amendment before the committee.Jake Sullivan, Clinton's former deputy chief of staff and policy adviser at ...

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Ebay Seller Who Sued Over Negative Feedback Ordered to Pay Customers' Legal Fees

Courtesy Amy Nicholls(MEDINA, Ohio) — An eBay seller who sued two customers over their negative feedback online has been ordered to pay $19,250 to cover their legal fees.This week, a judge ordered Med Express Inc., a refurbished medical equipment seller who sued back in 2013, to pay for the two Ohio lawyers who defended the ...

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Drowned Syrian Refugees Laid to Rest in Hometown

Isa Terli/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(KOBANI, Syria) — The heartbroken Syrian father whose wife and two young sons drowned off a Turkish beach as they fled toward Europe on their way to Canada laid his relatives to rest Friday.Abdullah Kurdi returned to his hometown of Kobani for the burials and now has no plans to leave.The Kurdi ...

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Aziz Ansari Offers Unconventional Dating Advice in Modern Romance

Mitchell Haaseth/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Aziz Ansari delivers unconventional dating and relationship advice in his book, Modern Romance.  He's even gone on tour, answering the dating questions of thousands.Just how unconventional is Ansari's advice?  For starters, there's the Monster Truck Rally Theory for first dates."Normally we go out on dates and its these awful resume exchanges," he explained on ...

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Anne Hathaway Discusses Losing Roles to Younger Actresses

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Anne Hathaway, who admits beating out older Hollywood actresses when she was in her twenties, reveals in Glamour UK's October edition that she's quickly getting a taste of her own medicine.The Princess Diaries actress, now 32, is dealing with the reality that she's the one losing out to younger actresses, and she's ...

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Hacker Allegedly Behind One of Most Destructive Viruses in History Due in Court

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — One of the alleged masterminds behind what has been called "one of the most financially destructive computer viruses in history" is expected to appear Friday afternoon in a New York federal courtroom.Deniss Calovskis, a Latvian national, was arrested in November 2012 for his alleged role in writing some of the code that ...

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Today on the Trail — 9/4/15

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Where will the 2016 presidential candidates be on Friday? Read below to find out their schedules:Hillary ClintonAll eyes will be on Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, as she emerges from her vacation in the Hamptons to participate in a rare television interview Friday afternoon with Andrea Mitchell at NBC. She then hosts ...

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Rusk County Chase Ends in gunfire

RUSK COUNTY -- A law enforcement chase in Rusk County ended Thursday night in an exchange of gunfire. According to KETK, the Rusk County Sheriff's Office says it started around 8:15 Thursday night, when officers were responding to a suicidal person in the 1600 block of Kilgore Drive in Henderson. ...

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Names Released in Fatal Longview Wreck

LONGVIEW -- Police Friday released the names of those involved in Thursday afternoon's deadly accident in Longview. According to KETK, Longview police say Leing D. Hinson, 43, was killed when the van she was in ran into the back of a truck. The accident happened on I-20 at mile marker ...

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Tyler ISD Celebrates Attendance Awareness Month

TYLER – Tyler ISD is joining with schools, city agencies, community nonprofits, businesses, and others around the nation to celebrate Attendance Awareness Month. According to a TISD news release, these groups will work together to help raise public awareness, map local attendance gaps, and work with community partners to improve school attendance numbers. ...

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The Cruz Campaign Comes to Smith County

TYLER -- Smith's Lone Star Event Center was packed yesterday afternoon as presidential candidate Ted Cruz made an appearance. KETK reports if elected President of the United States, Senator Cruz reaffirmed that he plans to do a lot in his first few days of office. The first step he will take: rescind every illegal ...

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The Cruz Campaign Comes to Smith County

Posted/updated on: September 4, 2015 at 11:31 am

Ted Cruz rally-TylerTYLER — Smith’s Lone Star Event Center was packed yesterday afternoon as presidential candidate Ted Cruz made an appearance. KETK reports if elected President of the United States, Senator Cruz reaffirmed that he plans to do a lot in his first few days of office. The first step he will take: rescind every illegal and unconstitutional executive order that President Obama has made. Secondly- he plans to defund Planned Parenthood. Thirdly, he intends to stop religious persecution in our country. Cruz told the crowd, “Every one of us, regardless of faith, has the right to seek and worship God with all of our heart, mind and soul.” He also plans to “rip the Iranian Nuclear Deal to shreds” and repeal every word of Obamacare.

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Names Released in Fatal Longview Wreck

Posted/updated on: September 4, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Longview Fatal 9-3-15LONGVIEW — Police Friday released the names of those involved in Thursday afternoon’s deadly accident in Longview. According to KETK, Longview police say Leing D. Hinson, 43, was killed when the van she was in ran into the back of a truck. The accident happened on I-20 at mile marker 595. Police say a truck traveling east in the outside lane was slowing down because traffic was backing up due to another accident. David Hinson, 49, was also traveling in the outside lane of I-20, but he was reportedly driving too fast. He tried to avoid the truck by swerving into the inside lanes. The right front passenger side of his car ran into the right rear driver’s side of the truck. Read more …

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Rusk County Chase Ends in gunfire

Posted/updated on: September 4, 2015 at 1:37 pm

sheriff-ruskcountyRUSK COUNTY — A law enforcement chase in Rusk County ended Thursday night in an exchange of gunfire. According to KETK, the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office says it started around 8:15 Thursday night, when officers were responding to a suicidal person in the 1600 block of Kilgore Drive in Henderson. When officers arrived the suspect drove away. After a pursuit on Highway 64 West, the man stopped the vehicle and fired shots at the officers. Officers fired back at the man, who was arrested shortly after. No one was injured. The name of the suspect was not immediately available.

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Tyler ISD Celebrates Attendance Awareness Month

Posted/updated on: September 4, 2015 at 12:54 pm

TISD_Logo_NewTYLER – Tyler ISD is joining with schools, city agencies, community nonprofits, businesses, and others around the nation to celebrate Attendance Awareness Month. According to a TISD news release, these groups will work together to help raise public awareness, map local attendance gaps, and work with community partners to improve school attendance numbers. During the month, school leaders, community advocates, parents, and students are encouraged to act upon what school leaders term critical first steps to help stem chronic absenteeism: build a habit and a culture of regular attendance, use data to determine when and with whom chronic absence is a problem, and identify and address barriers to getting children to school.

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Police: 2 People Arrested in Death of Abilene Police Officer

Posted/updated on: September 4, 2015 at 12:09 pm

ABILENE (AP) — Police say two people have been arrested in the death of an off-duty Abilene police officer found dead in his West Texas home. Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge said in a Thursday news conference that a 30-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder. They are being held on $500,000 bond each. Authorities say 27-year-old Officer Don Allen was found dead Monday night at his home near Clyde. Standridge had previously declined to say how the officer died. The results of a preliminary autopsy are pending. According to authorities, investigators were able to link the suspects to property from Allen’s home. Abilene and Clyde police are being assisted in the investigation by Texas Rangers and the FBI.

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Texas AG Makes First Post-Indictment Campaign Appearance

Posted/updated on: September 4, 2015 at 12:09 pm

Ken Paxton2HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has made his first campaign appearance since being indicted on securities fraud charges, addressing about 700 cheering supporters at a tea party rally. The Republican was joined at the Thursday evening event in Houston by presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, though they gave separate addresses and didn’t share a stage. Paxton last week pleaded not guilty to two counts of securities fraud over allegations he deceived investors in a tech startup that compensated him for recruiting new shareholders. The alleged deception happened in 2011, before Paxton became attorney. He thanked the crowed for its support and prayers amid “all the issues that are going on.” Except for appearing in court and before a recent legislative committee, Paxton has appeared sparsely in public as his case unfolds.

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Review Cites Problems at Texas Hospital During Ebola Crisis

Posted/updated on: September 4, 2015 at 12:10 pm

Ebola hospital gearDALLAS (AP) — An independent review of the Texas hospital that treated the first person diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola has found the hospital was not adequately prepared for a patient with the deadly virus and stumbled because of communication failures. The report by a panel of physicians released Friday comes amid a lawsuit by one of two nurses who contracted Ebola while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, who died in October. Nina Pham alleges the hospital’s parent company, Texas Health Resources, failed to provide training and proper protective gear. Texas Health Resources received a copy of the report ahead of its release. Chief Executive Barclay Berdan said in response to the findings that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s role amid the outbreak wasn’t clear and its guidelines were insufficient. The CDC has since updated its guidelines.

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Robbery Suspect Shot Dead by Police Had Pellet Pistol

Posted/updated on: September 4, 2015 at 12:10 pm

Bertrand Syjuan DavisDALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say officers who shot a robbery suspect during a struggle saw he was brandishing what appeared to be a semiautomatic pistol. A statement issued Thursday by the Dallas Police Department says the gun turned out to be a realistic-looking pellet gun. Officers fatally shot Bertrand Syjuan Davis, 43, of Allen during an August 27 confrontation after investigators said stun guns had no effect on him. Police also found a box-cutter on Davis. The officer who shot Davis was an 11-year veteran of the force. Police said Davis had a background that included drug and aggravated assault charges, but one aggravated assault case was dropped because the victim died before he could testify.

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Women Who Appeared Drunk Board San Antonio School Bus

Posted/updated on: September 4, 2015 at 12:10 pm

school bus rearSAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio school district officials say a bus driver was fired after three women who appeared to be heavily intoxicated boarded the bus and rode to a middle school. The incident happened Friday morning. North East Independent School District spokeswoman Aubrey Chancellor told KENS television in San Antonio on Wednesday, “Clearly the bus driver wasn’t paying attention to who was walking down the row of seats.” Chancellor said the district issued criminal trespass warnings to the three women which bans them from all district campuses. One of the women is expected to face a charge of assault for grabbing a student’s arm before boarding the bus. A second woman was cited for possessing alcohol on school property. Surveillance video obtained by KENS-TV shows the women on the bus.

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Houston Zoo Welcomes New Baby Giraffe

Posted/updated on: September 4, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Giraffe-Houston ZooHOUSTON (AP) — A giraffe has been born at the Houston Zoo, bringing the zoo’s total of Masai giraffes to 10. According to zoo officials, a giraffe named Asali gave birth to a girl shortly before 7:45 Monday evening. The baby giraffe has not been named, but the zoo says she should have a name when she is revealed to the public in a few days. The Houston Zoo’s Hoofed Stock Supervisor John Register said the baby is about 160 pounds and is 6 feet, 3 inches tall.

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Jack Sock Collapses During Second Round Match at US Open

Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- With temperatures above 90 degrees, the U.S. Open has been a trying challenge at times for many of the competitors in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., but on Thursday afternoon, American player Jack Sock retired from the tournament after he collapsed on the court.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 9/3/15

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Chi White Sox 6, Minnesota 4
Kansas City 15, Detroit 7

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Washington 15, Atlanta 1
Milwaukee 5, Pittsburgh 3
Colorado 11, San Francisco 3
San Diego 10, L.A. Dodgers 7

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON
Atlanta 20, Baltimore 19
Cincinnati 9, Indianapolis 6
Green Bay 38,...

Michael Waltrip Racing Ready to Lay Off More than 200 Employees

Robert Laberge/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway(CORNELIUS, N.C.) — Michael Waltrip Racing has filed a notice with the state of North Carolina indicating that it is planning to permanently lay off more than 200 employees, Fox Sports reports.

MWR filed a notice with the state Sept. 1 say that as early as Nov. 1 the team intends to lay...

Drone Crashes Into Stands During US Open Match

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A drone crashed inside of Louis Armstrong Stadium during the US Open in New York Thursday night, officials said.

According to reps for the tennis tournament, the incident happened just before 8:30 p.m.

Tennis officials said a drone was spotted flying from the east into the southwest corner of the stadium during the match between Flavia...

Rutgers Football Players Charged with Assault, Suspended from Program

Alex Goodlett/Getty Images(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) -- More controversy for Rutgers University's football program.

A group of 10 Rutgers students, including five Rutgers football players, were charged on Thursday in connection with assaults and home invasions in New Brunswick.

The football players have now been suspended, according to the university.

One of the suspended players, 20-year-old Nadir Barnwell, was involved...

Rising Tennis Star Vicky Duval Returns to US Open After Cancer Treatment

Manuela Davies/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — When 17-year-old Vicky Duval beat former champion Samantha Stosur at the US Open two years ago, it seemed like the beginning of a fairytale career.

Less than a year later, she was facing a major health crisis. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma just one day before the start of the Wimbledon tournament.

She...

Tennis Player Coco Vandeweghe Loses Temper, Destroys Racket at US Open

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Temperatures are running hot at this year’s U.S. Open, causing players like Thanasi Kokkinakis to forfeit their match. But tempers are running high, as well.

There was no love between 23-year-old CoCo Vandeweghe and her tennis racket Wednesday night when she not only lost her cool, but also her match.

The up-and-coming U.S. sensation...

American Pharoah to Continue Racing

Photo by Horsephotos/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The owner of American Pharoah has decided to continue racing the Triple Crown-winning horse even after his loss in last month's Travers Stakes.

"I have decided to continue to race American Pharoah," Ahmed Zayat wrote on Twitter, "The champ deserves another chance!" In a statement to ESPN, Zayat said that American Pharoah's...

Judge Overturns Tom Brady’s Deflategate Suspension

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A federal judge has overturned Tom Brady’s four-game suspension ordered by the NFL.

The decision that will allow the New England Patriots quarterback to play in the team's season opener on Sept. 10 came down Thursday morning after weeks of unsuccessful negotiating.

In a 40-page ruling, Judge Richard Berman wrote that the league...

Hendrick Motorsports Reveals Throwback Paint Scheme for Kasey Kahne at Darlington

Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images(DARLINGTON, S.C.) — Kasey Kahne is one of the drivers who will be turning back the clock this weekend at South Carolina's Darlington Raceway.

Hendrick Motorsports Wednesday revealed a throwback paint scheme that will be featured on Kahne’s car. The red-and-white No. 5 HendrickRideAlong.com Chevrolet SS will pay homage to the car driven by Geoff...

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Posted/updated on: September 4, 2015 at 4:41 am

WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
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VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 09/04/2015@1730C
ISSUED: 09/04/2015 0441C

TYLER–CITY OFFICE OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 88
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 75
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 0.00

LONGVIEW–AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 90
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 76
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 0.00

TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
TODAY: partly cloudy, high lower 90s, southeast winds 5-10 mph;
TONIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s, south winds about 5 mph;
TOMORROW: partly cloudy, high middle 90s, south winds 5-10 mph;
TOMORROW NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s, south winds 5-10 mph;
SUNDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, high middle 90s, southwest winds 5-10 mph.
EXTENDED FORECAST:
SUNDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
LABOR DAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high middle 90s.
MONDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
TUESDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s.
TUESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
WEDNESDAY: mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high middle 90s;
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low lower 70s;
THURSDAY: mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high near 90.

TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR September 3, 2015
(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich
Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at NWS/419207, Tyler, Texas City Office, 95.3W/32.3N, 158M).
MAXIMUM 92
MINIMUM 70
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 42.61

LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR September 3, 2015(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at WMO/722470, Longview, Texas–East Texas Regional Airport, [94.7W/32.4N, 107M]).
MAXIMUM 92
MINIMUM 70
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 43.40

REGIONAL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE
09/03/2015 1905C

Station Min. Max. PCPN.
Athens Texas A&M Forest Service 73 91
Bonham Texas A&M Forest Service 72 95
Center Municipal Airport 69 94
Clarksville Texas A&M Forest Service 69 93
Corsicana Campbell Field 72 93
Crockett Texas A&M Forest Service 69 96 0.01
Dallas Love Field 76 96
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 75 95
*Edgewood Union Pacific Railway 72 92
Fort Worth Meacham Field 74 96
Gilmer Texas A&M Forest Service 69 91
Greenville–Majors Field 70 95
Hallsville CWOP 69 93
Hawkins CWOP 68 94
Henderson Rusk County Airport 67 92
Houston Hobby Airport 76 90 Tr.
*Jacksonville Cherokee County Airport 71 92
Linden Texas A&M Forest Service 68 94
Longview City 71 93
Longview East Texas Regional Airport 70 92
Lufkin–Angelina County Airport 68 94
Marshall Harrison County Airport 71 94
Mineola/Quitman–Wood County Airport 68 91
Mount Pleasant–Regional Airport 66 95
Nacogdoches A. L. Mangham Jr. Airport 66 93
Palestine Municipal Airport 70 92
Paris Cox Field 70 95
Shreveport Regional Airport 69 96
Sulphur Springs–Municipal Airport 73 94
Terrell Municipal Airport 70 93
Texarkana Webb Field 68 94
Tyler City 70 92
Tyler–Pounds Field 71 92
(* Precipitation data may be reported from a nearby Forest Service
station, or from a cooperating station which reports through 7:00
a.m. CDT.
# Indicates estimated data.
@ Indicates incomplete data.
? Indicates questionable data.
R indicates that a record was set or tied.
All other precipitation reporting periods are for the 24 hours
ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT; maximum and minimum temperatures are
within the eighteen hours ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT.)

PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 09/04/2015 0428C
Warm weather is likely to persist in the area through at least Tuesday.
This morning, skies are clear, temperatures are in the 70s, and winds are light southerly to
near calm.
There were a few showers over North Louisiana yesterday afternoon. More are possible
today and tomorrow as the moist air mass interacts with daytime heating and the sea-breeze. The
problem is that upper air high pressure stops most of the convective activity before it can get
started.
A cold front is due into the area some time between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday.
Showers look a good bet with this one along with lower temperatures. It is not going to be a
strong cool outbreak, but it’s going to be better than having afternoon highs in the 90s. RKP

CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 09/04/2015 0439C

DAY WX TEMP POP
Friday PARTLY CLOUDY 93/73 10%/10%
Saturday PARTLY CLOUDY 95/74 10%/10%
Sunday PARTLY CLOUDY 96/74 20%/10%

Hacker Allegedly Behind One of Most Destructive Viruses in History Due in Court

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — One of the alleged masterminds behind what has been called "one of the most financially destructive computer viruses in history" is expected to appear Friday afternoon in a New York federal courtroom.

Deniss Calovskis, a Latvian national, was arrested in November 2012 for his alleged role in writing some of the code that allowed the Gozi...

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Meet the 1st Same-Sex Couple to Get Marriage License in Rowan County

Ty Wright/Getty Images(MOREHEAD, Ky.) -- James Yates and William Smith Jr. were the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in Rowan County, Kentucky, Friday morning, while clerk Kim Davis remains in jail for failing to follow a judge’s orders to issue the licenses.

Smith and Yates, of Morehead, Kentucky, have been together for nearly a decade. They...

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Pope Francis to Texas Nun Norma Pimentel: ‘I Love You All Very Much’

ABC News(MCALLEN, Texas) — When Sister Norma Pimentel participated in a virtual papal audience hosted by ABC News this week, she was excited to see Pope Francis, but never expected him to address her directly.

Sister Pimentel runs a welcome center at Sacred Heart Church in McAllen, Texas, which has helped more than 20,000 immigrants. Pope Francis was watching...

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Jailed Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Offers ‘Remedy’ in Same-Sex Marriage License Battle

Photo by Ty Wright/Getty Images(MOREHEAD, Ky.) -- Kim Davis thinks she has a solution to her problem.

The Kentucky county clerk, jailed for failing to follow a judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, wants her name removed from the marriage certificates, her attorney Matthew Staver told ABC News.

“She has a very strong conscience and she’s...

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Teen Shot, Killed by 11-Year-Old in Alleged Home Intrusion

John Roman/iStock/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) -- An 11-year-old St. Louis boy fatally shot a teenager believed to be trying to enter his home on Thursday afternoon.

According to the St. Louis County Police Department, officers were called shortly before 2:30 p.m. Thursday and found the 16-year-old victim in the front foyer of the home. Police said that earlier in the day,...

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Twitter Data Reveals US Cities Most Unfriendly to Tourists

Dennis Macdonald/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Summer's nearly over, and that means most summer vacations are, too.  If you haven't yet had the chance to take yours, you might want to think twice about visiting certain cities that, apparently, would rather you not visit at all.

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Sacramento City College Locked Down After Fatal Shooting

iStock/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- Sacramento City College was put on lockdown Thursday night after a deadly shooting on campus near the baseball fields, police said.

Sacramento police said there were three male shooting victims, including the one who died. Two others suffered non-life-threatening injuries and one of those was hospitalized.

Police said they were looking for a shirtless man wearing...

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School Bus Driver Fired for Letting 3 Strangers on Board

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN ANTONIO) -- A school bus driver in Texas was fired and three women face charges after the women allegedly boarded a bus filled with middle-school students and rode to school, officials said.

The alleged incident occurred last Friday on a bus from the North East Independent School District in San Antonio.

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Bears Nab Tennessee Woman’s Purse, Lunch From Her Car

Courtesy of Kathy Gafford(GATLINBURG, Tenn.) -- A Tennessee woman learned the hard way a valuable lesson about bears -- always keep your car windows closed.

Kathy Gafford, of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was inspecting cabins in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Monday when she looked down at her car and saw a mother and baby bear had found their way...

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Kansas Farmer Catches Fish Using Flying Drone

iStock/Thinkstock(PEABODY, Kan.) -- A farmer from Peabody, Kansas, recently recorded himself catching a fish using his drone, which he transformed into a fishing pole.

Derek Klingenberg, known as Farmer Derek on his YouTube Channel with over 58,871 subscribers, went out to his private pond on his farm this past Monday morning with his drone in tow, he said.

"I...

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Falling Tree Splits Washington Home in Half

KOMO-TV(SEATTLE) -- A tree that crashed down into a Snohomish County, Washington house during a recent storm -- splitting it in half -- narrowly missed the family of four inside it.

Homeowner Marlon Waske said that he, his wife, their two young daughters and their dog had just moved into the home about three weeks ago, and they weren't...

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30-Foot-Long Basking Shark Dies Despite Rescue Efforts

Mark Steven Olson(LUBEC, Maine) -- Beachgoers in Lubec, Maine, near the Canadian border, tried to save a 30-foot-long basking shark that recently washed ashore, according to a video showing the desperate rescue attempt.

Onlooker Mark Olsen recorded the video Wednesday morning, when more than a dozen people spent several hours pouring buckets of ocean water into the large shark's...

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Air Force Veteran Finally Finds Girl He Rescued During Katrina 10 Years Ago

Airman 1st Class Veronica Pierce/Air Force(NEW ORLEANS) -- The Air Force veteran who has been trying to reconnect with a girl he rescued 10 years ago during Hurricane Katrina has finally found her, thanks to the power of social media, he said.

This past March, Master Sgt. Michael Maroney started the social media campaign hashtag #FindKatrinaGirl in the hopes...

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Alleged SC Church Shooter Facing Possible Death Penalty

Grace Beahm/Getty Images(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- State prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty against the alleged South Carolina church shooter, they announced on Thursday.

In a court filing released on Thursday, state prosecutors indicated that they will be seeking the death penalty when Dylann Roof is tried in the killing of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in...

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Kentucky Clerk in Jail but Deputies Expected to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Ty Wright/Getty Images(ASHLAND, Ky.) — A Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, was jailed Thursday after a judge found her in contempt of court for her refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses, but five of her deputies said under oath they would comply with the court's order to issue the licenses.

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Inside the Refugee Crisis That Has Migrants Walking to Safety in Europe

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Astronauts Arrive at International Space Station After Extra Long Trip

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UN Refugee Chief Calls Situation ‘Moment of Truth’ for European Union

Flowers are seen in the sea as people commemorate Aylan Kurdi, the three-year-old boy dressed in shorts and a red T-shirt, and 12 Syrians who drowned in the Aegean Sea after two boats filled with refugees en route to Greece sank, at the beach where they washed ashore in Mugla, Turkey. (Photo by Mustafa Ciftci/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --...

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Three New Crewmembers Arrive at International Space Station with New Technology

An international crew of nine from the U.S.. Russia, Japan, Denmark and Kazakhstan will work together on the orbital laboratory until Sept. 11. Credit: NASA TV(NEW YORK) -- A Soyuz vehicle docked with the International Space Station early Friday morning, bringing three new crewmembers and new technology to those aboard.

The new equipment is to be used in research...

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Four US Military Peackeeepers in Sinai Injured in IED Blasts

iStock/Thinkstock(MOUNT SINAI, Egypt) --  According to the Pentagon, four U.S. military service members serving as peacekeepers in the Sinai Peninsula were injured in two roadside bomb explosions.

The Pentagon said their injuries were not life threatening.

The Americans are part of the observer force that has been in the Sinai for decades to support the Camp David Treaty between...

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The Number of Trees on Earth May Surprise You

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- How many trees are there on Earth? It's the ultimate estimation game, but a group of Yale researchers believe they have arrived at the most precise answer yet.

There are 3.04 trillion trees on Earth -- nearly eight times as many as was previously thought, according to the study, which was released in the journal Nature...

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Two Bellydancers Given Jail Time

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Two bellydancers in Egypt have been sentenced to half a year in jail, according to the BBC.

The two bellydancers were arrested for inciting debauchery by their performance in a video.

BBC News reports that lawyers claimed the dancers were harming the image of Egyptian women and public morality.

The two dancers, Suha Mohammed Ali...

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Lost Australian Sheep Gets Nearly 90 Pounds of Wool Sheared Off

iStock/Thinkstock(CANBERRA, Australia) -- A major haircut took place in Australia Wednesday after a sheep with nearly five years worth of wool on him was found wandering outside of Canberra.

The sheep, who has been nicknamed “Chris," was rescued Wednesday by RSPCA Australia officials after someone spotted him wandering with a much bigger-than-average mass of wool.

RSPCA officials immediately put...

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The New Zealand Fabric That’s Revolutionizing Performance Athletic Wear

ABC News(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) -- When most people think of wool, itchy blankets and sweaters might come to mind.

But a unique breed of sheep is redefining how consumers think of wool and revolutionizing the world of performance athletic wear.

At a farm in the southern Alps of New Zealand, Tom Rowley is a third generation sheep farmer raising...

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Canadian Woman Reunited with Dog 5 Years After He Was Stolen

Giovanna Carabella(ALBERTA, Canada) -- Years of heartache turned to joy Monday night when a dog owner was happily reunited with her pet pug after unknown assailants snatched him off his leash in front of a supermarket five years ago.

"When we could see her coming down the escalator, I said, 'Is that your Mommy?'" said Giovanna Carabella, who brought...

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Father Who Lost Two Sons, Wife Off Turkish Beach Describes Their Perilous Journey

Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images(ISTANBUL) -- The Syrian father whose two young sons died after falling off an overcrowded boat headed to Turkey was captured in a photo on Thursday, crying as he left the morgue.

The heartbreaking deaths of the two boys, 3-year-old Alan and 5-year-old Galip, are not the only ones that their father Abdullah Kurdi is dealing...

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Heartbreaking Photo of Drowned Migrant Child Prompts Outcry

BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A series of photos of a young boy who drowned on a Turkish beach has prompted outrage over the lack of help refugees are being given in Europe.

Local reports state that the 3-year-old boy and his 5-year-old brother died as they were fleeing to Europe after leaving their Syrian hometown of Kobani.

The...

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NASA Probes How Mars Became the Red Planet

NASA/JPL-Caltech/JHUAPL/Univ. of Arizona(NEW YORK) — NASA is sifting through new clues that could yield insights about how ancient Mars went from a planet with surface water to the dry, Red Planet it is today.

It is believed ancient Mars had a thicker atmosphere, allowing water on its surface to not immediately evaporate while the Martian atmosphere of modern times...

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Refugee Family Desperate to Get to Germany Was Smuggled from Syria to Greece

Pierre Crom/Getty ImagesREPORTER'S NOTEBOOK BY ABC'S TERRY MORAN

The scenes coming out of Europe are staggering.

There are children crawling under razor wire, people walking mile after mile under the blazing summer sun and whole families who have nothing but what they can carry on the move.

In what has been the greatest mass migration here since the Second...

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Chinese Navy Ships off Alaska Coast Highlights Need To Avoid ‘Miscalculations,’ General Says

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- With China sending five Navy ships into the Bering Sea north and west of Alaska for the first time ever, the nation’s top military officer says the move highlights the need for both the U.S. and China to work to avoid "miscalculations and interactions that could be unsafe at sea and in...

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San Francisco’s Only Privately-Held Island Gets Massive Price Cut

Eric Raptosh Photography/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — The only privately-held island in San Francisco Bay is on sale with a massive price cut.

Red Rock Island hit the market in 2012 for $22 million before it was slashed to $9 million, but now it can be yours for $5 million. The 5.5-acre property is mostly rock and minerals, and its...

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Labor Day 2015 by the Numbers

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For many people Labor Day signals the unofficial end of summer. But what exactly does the holiday commemorate?

As the name suggests, the holiday celebrates those of us in the workforce.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, there are approximately 157 million men and women in the U.S. workforce. Of those workers, the average employed...

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Labor Day Weekend Gas Prices Lowest in 11 Years

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Labor Day gas prices are the lowest in over a decade, giving some relief to drivers who will be hitting the road this weekend for the holiday.

Average gas prices are nearly $1 lower than they were a year ago, and motorists in the south will spend the least this weekend, according to a forecast by GasBuddy....

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Unemployment Rate Edges Lower as Economy Adds 173K Jobs in August

YinYang/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Unemployment creeps lower, but the number of jobs added seems to have missed the mark over the last month.

The U.S. unemployment rate edged down to 5.1 percent as employers added only 173,000 jobs in August, according to the latest data from the Labor Department. The number of jobs added was much lower than economists had...

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EBay Disclosed Sellers’ Personal Information to Bidders, Will Change Practice

Schöning/ullstein bild via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — EBay is the online marketplace for 25 million sellers, but did you know that when you signed up you gave the company permission to disclose your personal information to your bidders?

GMA Investigates has found that any bidder on an item can request — and receive in a matter of seconds —...

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Children Using ‘Secret’ Mobile Apps to Keep Things Hidden From Parents

ponsulak/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- So-called secret mobile apps, which can be used by children to hide texts, images and videos from prying eyes, are drawing warnings and concern from officials and parents.

Louisiana resident Kristin Pinsonat, who keeps a close eye on her son’s phone, says she was shocked to find that Anthony, 16, had installed an app to hide...

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Elon Musk Has Good News for Tesla Fans

Bryan Mitchell/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It's a dream come true for Tesla admirers.

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, revealed the electric car company will show off the look of its lower cost Model 3 in March and will begin taking pre-orders around that time.

The smaller sedan is expected to cost around $35,000 and will begin production in 2017....

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How McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast May Lead to Higher Egg Prices

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- McDonald's Egg McMuffin and other morning items that will be available all-day starting Oct. 6 may put pressure on already high egg prices and short supplies, experts said.

Egg prices have skyrocketed in recent months due to the worst outbreak of bird flu in U.S. history, killing more than 48 million fowl in the...

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Small Gains for Wall Street as Investors Wait for Jobs Report

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Small gains Thursday as markets continue to relax following last week's chaos.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 23.38 to finish the session at 16374.76.

The Nasdaq fell 16.48, ending at 4733.50, while the S&P 500 gained 2.27 to close at 1951.13.

Crude oil also rose, with U.S. crude oil closing at $46.75 per barrel, a...

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Google: What Happens When You Type in ‘I’m Feeling Curious’

Google(NEW YORK) -- Google has a new trick that caters to curious minds.

Simply type "I'm feeling curious" into the search engine and it will serve up a random fact worth stowing away for future trivia competitions or to whip out at the right time to impress friends.

Each fact is pulled from a website, with Google offering a...

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‘Flintstone’ House on the Market for Reported $4.2 Million

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(HILLSBOROUGH, Calif.) — Do you want to live like a prehistoric cartoon character? Well, now you can have your own little slice of Bedrock.  The "Flintstone House," as tourists call it, is located on a hillside overlooking Interstate 280 in Hillsborough, California, and it's up for sale, according to SFGate.

The house, which appears as if...

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Natural Food Market Offers Discount to Customers Who Get Tattoos

iStock/Thinkstock(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Just how far would you be willing to go to save on the cost of groceries? Is body ink too far?

A Kentucky-based grocery store chain has announced that it will give a 20 percent lifetime discount to any of its customers who tattoo the store's logo on their bodies.

Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Markets, which...

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Job Applicant Accidentally Sends Naked Selfies to HR Manager

Michael Nagle/Getty Images(ELMHURST, Ill.) — An Elmhurst, Illinois man who applied for a job at a local business made a mistake that he won't soon forget.  The 23-year-old man accidentally sent nude selfies to the company's human resources manager, who had offered him a job earlier this month, according to police.

The human resources manager contacted Elmhurst police about...

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Jobless Claims Climb Higher to 282K

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims surged higher last week, increasing by 12,000 from the revised previous week’s level, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.

For the week ending Aug. 29, the number of people filing for benefits rose to 282,000. The previous week, claims stood at 270,000 — revised down from 271,000.

The Labor Department...

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How Four Texas Sisters Erased $182K Debt in 18 Months

The Barrientos sisters erased a $182K debt in 18 months. ABC News(DALLAS) -- The Barrientos sisters from Dallas, Texas, were a close-knit family confronting a major problem.

The four sisters, all within four years of each other in age, had a combined income of $106,00 but a combined debt of $182,000, ballooned by student loans, car payments and credit...

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The Lowell Hotel to Debut Scotland’s First Home-Grown Tea

www.weeteaplantation.com(NEW YORK) -- It’s Scottish tea time, America!

Scotland's first home-grown tea is making its way to U.S. soil next week.

"Next Tuesday, the Upper-East Side’s acclaimed Lowell Hotel will be the first U.S. establishment to serve Scotland’s only home-grown teas in the atmospheric surroundings of its iconic Pembroke Room. Guests and visitors of the New York hotel will...

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Mixed Day on Wall Street, Despite Upbeat Monthly Employment Report

JaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An upbeat monthly unemployment report didn’t help the markets to close out the week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 17,849.46 on Friday, down 56.12 from its open.

The Nasdaq however was up by 9.33 to close at 5,068.46. The S&P 500 fell by 3.01, to finish the session at a close of 2,092.83.

The...

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US Economy Adds 280K Jobs in May

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. employers added 280,000 jobs to their payrolls in May, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.

Last month's figures beat expert expectations of just 227,000 jobs.

The unemployment rate was “essentially unchanged,” the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said, at 5.5 percent. The prior month, the rate stood at 5.4 percent.

 Hourly wages rose 0.3 percent...

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CVS Accused in Lawsuit of Racially Profiling Customers, Worker Discrimination

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Four former CVS workers are suing the pharmacy chain and some of its managers in a potential class action lawsuit, claiming that staff in multiple New York City stores racially profile African-American and Hispanic shoppers, using racial slurs.

The suit alleges that the workers were "routinely" directed, among other things, to "follow...

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Benghazi Committee Grills Second Hillary Clinton Aide

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A second top aide to Hillary Clinton is testifying before the House Select Committee on Benghazi Friday, following news that a former Clinton aide who worked on Clinton's private email server plans to invoke the Fifth Amendment before the committee.

Jake Sullivan, Clinton's former deputy chief of staff and policy adviser at State, is expected...

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Saudi King and President Obama to Discuss Syria, Iran

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Obama hosted Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz at the White House Friday, the first visit since he became king earlier this year.

The two leaders' meeting comes as Gulf nations fear the Iran nuclear agreement will destabilize the region through the lifting of sanctions. In a rare move and show of respect, President Obama greeted...

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Today on the Trail — 9/4/15

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Where will the 2016 presidential candidates be on Friday? Read below to find out their schedules:

Hillary Clinton

All eyes will be on Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, as she emerges from her vacation in the Hamptons to participate in a rare television interview Friday afternoon with Andrea Mitchell at NBC. She then hosts a healthcare...

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Clinton Campaign Adds $4 Million in Airtime in Iowa and New Hampshire

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has just spent roughly $4 million to continue airing ads in Iowa and New Hampshire through the next two months, a Clinton aide confirms to ABC News.

In Iowa, the campaign spent an additional $1.5 million, and in New Hampshire, another $2.6 million. The ramped up funds will ensure airtime...

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President Obama Comments on ‘Inspirational’ Humans of New York Post

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- A photo and story posted to the Facebook page "Humans of New York" on Thursday received attention and praise from the president on Thursday.

The post featured an Iranian man writing about his son, who he calls "a very emotional young man" who "likes to solve other people's problems." He recalls...

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Joe Biden Says ‘I Just Don’t Know’ to 2016 Presidential Run

Scott Olson/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Vice President Joe Biden weighed in on the possibility of a 2016 presidential run Thursday night, telling an audience in Atlanta that he is unsure about pursuing the nation's highest office.

"The honest to God answer is I just don’t know,” Biden said when asked about 2016 during the Eizenstat lecture at the Ahavath Achim...

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Feds Will Need Warrant to Use Cellphone Scanning Technology Known as ‘Stingrays’

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- In a major policy shift, the Justice Department announced Thursday that the FBI, DEA and U.S. Marshals Service will now have to obtain a warrant before using a cellphone scanning device to track down wanted criminals. Before the announcement, those law enforcement agencies have been able to use those devices -- commonly known as Stingrays -- virtually...

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New Safety Review Ordered at Pentagon’s Anthrax Labs Following Contamination

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A safety review has been ordered for the Defense Department’s nine labs and facilities involved in the production, shipment and handling of live and inactivated agents and toxins after anthrax was discovered outside the primary containment area at the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, military officials said on Thursday.

The contamination was found on Aug. 20 in...

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Inside Look at the Discounted Furniture Martin O’Malley Bought From Governor’s Mansion

Maryland Department of General Services(WASHINGTON) -- Documents obtained by ABC News reveal some of the stately furniture used by 2016 Democratic hopeful Martin O’Malley when he lived in Maryland’s governor’s mansion were later purchased by his family at steeply discounted rates when they moved out of the residence earlier this year.

There is a photograph of a brown rustic...

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The 2016 Presidential Digital Strategy: Selfies, Lasers and Bacon

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Presidential candidate Rand Paul unveiled a new smartphone app this week while rival John Kasich popped up on Snapchat in New Hampshire.

Both examples highlight how 2016 presidential candidates are using social media and relatively new platforms to reach young, digitally savvy voters, drawing donations and interest to their campaigns.

The Rand Paul 2016 app was...

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Donald Trump Won’t Run a Third-Party Campaign: ‘I Have Signed the Pledge’

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Donald Trump is all in.

The Republican presidential frontrunner said he will commit to supporting the eventual Republican nominee on Thursday, ruling out a third-party bid for the Oval Office that would likely draw general election voters away from the Republican nominee.

“The best way forward for the Republicans to win is if I win...

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Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ‘Offended’ Over Internet Ads

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is threatening legal action over Internet ads that feature her image to promote anti-aging products.

In Brewer’s case, the ads make false claims about her romantic life, stating, “divorced for being too old, see her revenge makeover.” Brewer and husband John have been married for decades, she said.

“We’ve...

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Today on the Trail — 9/3/15

ABC News(NEW YORK) — It’s a busy day on the campaign trail Thursday.

After his exclusive interview on ABC’s Good Morning America from Manchester, New Hampshire Thursday, Jeb Bush is holding two town halls in the first primary state. Chris Christie and Lindsey Graham are also in the Granite State.

As for Iowa, Bernie Sanders has three events in...

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Former Clinton Aide Bryan Pagliano Plans to Plead the 5th to Benghazi Committee Questions

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Facing a congressional subpoena, a former State Department staffer connected to Hillary Clinton's private email server will invoke his Fifth Amendment right not to answer questions from several congressional committees.

Attorneys for Bryan Pagliano, a former State Department staffer who received a subpoena to testify before and provide documents to the House Select Committee, wrote the...

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Donald Trump Expected to Sign GOP Pledge Thursday, Source Says

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Donald Trump is expected to sign the GOP loyalty pledge Thursday, according to a source familiar with the conservations between Trump and the Republican National Committee.

Trump has not yet directly told GOP leaders what he will do.

“Mr. Trump will make a decision today,” Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told ABC News Thursday morning. “No word...

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Your Body: Tips on Managing Your Kids’ Cellphone Use

Artur Debat/Contributor/Getty ImagesBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

Cellphones are all the rage nowadays, especially for teenagers.

As parents, it is so imperative that you make sure your teenager is making smart decisions on their phones.

I have two teenagers and realized pretty quickly that their phones were practically, surgically connected to their body. I see...

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Too Much Screen Time for Kids Can Hurt Grades, Study Says

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Turn off that TV.

Researchers in the UK have found in a new study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, that 14-year-olds who spend an extra hour per day watching TV, using the Internet, or playing computer games tend to have poorer grades on a test known as the GCSE (General...

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Aziz Ansari Offers Unconventional Dating Advice in “Modern Romance”

Mitchell Haaseth/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Aziz Ansari delivers unconventional dating and relationship advice in his book, Modern Romance.  He's even gone on tour, answering the dating questions of thousands.

Just how unconventional is Ansari's advice?  For starters, there's the Monster Truck Rally Theory for first dates.

"Normally we go out on dates and its these awful resume exchanges," he...

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Aziz Ansari Offers Unconventional Dating Advice in “Modern Romance”

Mitchell Haaseth/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Aziz Ansari delivers unconventional dating and relationship advice in his book, Modern Romance.  He's even gone on tour, answering the dating questions of thousands.

Just how unconventional is Ansari's advice?  For starters, there's the Monster Truck Rally Theory for first dates.

"Normally we go out on dates and its these awful resume exchanges," he...

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Anne Hathaway Discusses Losing Roles to Younger Actresses

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Anne Hathaway, who admits beating out older Hollywood actresses when she was in her twenties, reveals in Glamour UK's October edition that she's quickly getting a taste of her own medicine.

The Princess Diaries actress, now 32, is dealing with the reality that she's the one losing out to younger actresses, and she's OK...

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Are Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner in Marriage Counseling?

Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were spotted arriving and leaving separately at a marriage counseling center in Los Angels on Thursday, according to the Daily Mail.

Photos obtained by the British tabloid show Garner entering through the front of the building, while Affleck uses the back entrance.

Later, the estranged couple were seen walking together, both smiling....

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Kate Hudson Wants Jennifer Aniston on Instagram

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Aniston isn't a big fan of social media, but that isn't stopping Kate Hudson from trying to get her co-star in the upcoming movie Mother's Day on Instagram.

Hudson, 36, posted a selfie of her and Aniston on the set of the movie captioned, "Day 1: Who's that gorgeous lady peekin over my shoulder #SuchFun #GirlsAtWork #MothersDayMovie...

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Ciara & Russell Wilson’s Abstinence: ‘There Are So Many People Like Us’

Epic Records(NEW YORK) -- By now, you're aware that Ciara and her boyfriend, Seattle Seahawks quarterback  Russell Wilson, are practicing abstinence, but the singer doesn't mind that it's public knowledge.

"You know, when Russell talked about it, he was being honest. For what it's worth I think there are so many people like us," the singer told E! News at the...

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It’s Force Friday: “The Force Awakens” Unveils New Toys

Buena Vista(NEW YORK) -- Star Wars fans all over the world were treated to a global unveiling of all new toys and other merchandise from the upcoming The Force Awakens film, during a rolling "unboxing" event staged in dozens of cities in countries around the world. 

The event -- and a midnight sneak peeks of the toys -- were...

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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Have a Date Night, Minus Baby Silas

Jamie McCarthy/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were spotted enjoying a date night on Sunday, minus their four-month-old son Silas.

The famous couple took in R&B singer Erykah Badu's concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, looking "adorable," an onlooker tells Us Weekly.

“They looked like they were in love and enjoying a night out, just the two of them,”...

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“The Transporter Refueled” Opens Friday

EuropaCorp(LOS ANGELES) -- The Jason Statham franchise The Transporter is rebooted with a new film opening nationwide Friday.

The Transporter Refueled stars newcomer Ed Skrein as a transporter named Frank Martin. A femme fatale and her sidekicks turn to Frank to orchestrate a major bank heist.

The Transporter Refueled, from the producers of Lucy and the Taken trilogy, is rated PG-13.

The Robert...

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Margaret Cho Opens Up About Childhood Sexual Abuse

Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Comedienne Margaret Cho is opening up about the pain she endured after being sexually abused as a child, and later raped by a family friend.

In a new interview with Billboard, Cho revealed she was sexually abused from ages 5 through 12. "I had a very long-term relationship with this abuser, which is a horrible thing...

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What Did Lady Gaga Wear to Film Explicit “American Horror Story” Sex Scene?

Monty Brinton/CBS(LOS ANGELES) -- Lady Gaga said she was giving “all of herself” to her role in American Horror Story: Hotel, and she wasn’t kidding. Show creator Ryan Murphy tells Entertainment Weekly Gaga was positively fearless when it came to her sex scenes.

“She’s the only actress I think I’ve worked with who wanted to do more explicit stuff than was...

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Review: “The Transporter Refueled” (Rated PG-13)

Ray Stevenson and Ed Skrein; Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- If I were to make an honest trailer about The Transporter Refueled, the script would sound like this:

“In a world…where Hollywood keeps repurposing familiar brands…comes a movie so unnecessary…you won’t even recognize the name of the actor playing the title role!  Starring…a guy who showed up in a...

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Bryan Cranston Compares Being Famous to Being — Pregnant?

Lewis Jacobs/AMC(NEW YORK) -- Bryan Cranston is probably one of Hollywood's most recognizable faces, thanks to his Emmy Award-winning performance on Breaking Bad. But that doesn't mean the actor has gotten used to the notoriety that comes with the job.

"Being [famous] is almost like being a pregnant woman. People think they can just put their hand on your belly...

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Kim Richards Rejects Plea Deal in Beverly Hills Incident

Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo(LOS ANGELES) -- Kim Richards has rejected a plea deal, authorities say.

The reality TV star, who was arrested in April after an incident at the Beverly Hills Hotel, was offered a deal by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, but one component apparently didn't sit well with her team.

Richards' lawyers argued that she should be able...

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How Paula Deen’s Weight Loss Encouraged Her to Be on “Dancing with the Stars”

ABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) -- Paula Deen may have dropped some serious weight in the past, but the Dancing with the Starscontestant said she "never" gave up butter.

When asked by ABC News what she would do to sweeten up the judges for good scores, she said, "I dunno, bring ‘em butter!"

"I probably will. I’ve asked wherever they put...

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Stan Lee Explains Why “Fantastic Four” Bombed at Box Office

Fox(NEW YORK) -- Stan Lee is the legendary co-creator of classic Marvel comic characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk and the Fantastic Four. The most recent version of the latter flopped miserably at the box office when it debuted a few weeks ago. So does Lee know why?

"Well, it was probably because I didn't have a cameo in it,"...

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