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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
April 22, 2017 - 7:52 pm
(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- The brother of the Tennessee teen allegedly kidnapped by a former teacher says that now that she is finally back with her family, "she's like herself and in ways she's not." Elizabeth Thomas, 15, returned to Tennessee on Friday and is currently in a "safe location with family...
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Courtesy of NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramers office
April 22, 2017 - 3:47 pm
(NEW YORK) -- It's what the Girl Scouts of Greater New York is calling a first. Girl Scout Troop 6000 -- which serves homeless girls and women in New York -- is the first "full single unit...that serves girls in shelters" in the nation, Meridith Maskara, the organization's chief operating officer,...
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April 22, 2017 - 3:09 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Scientists and supporters of science marched in cities around the world Saturday to push back against what organizers said is “an alarming trend toward discrediting scientific consensus and restricting scientific discovery.” The March for Science, coinciding with Earth Day, was set...
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April 22, 2017 - 11:51 am
(NEW YORK) -- Three separate wildfires raged across parts of Florida on Saturday, burning up homes and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents. One blaze has burned 5,500 acres and destroyed nine homes in Collier County near Naples as of Saturday morning. Approximately 7,000 homes have...
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ABC News
April 21, 2017 - 3:47 pm
(CECILVILLE, Calif.) -- The tiny cabin where authorities found former Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins and his 15-year-old student, Elizabeth Thomas, is nestled in the woods in a remote, mountainous area of inland, northernmost California near the Oregon border. ABC News traveled to Cecilville and was...
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