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December 12, 2017 - 1:23 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- To get on a plane, passengers have to go through TSA checks, but rail and bus stations have little security presence, leaving travelers more vulnerable. To address the issue without creating long lines and elaborate checkpoints, The Department of Homeland Security is trying to...
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December 12, 2017 - 1:16 pm
(NEWTOWN, Conn.) -- Shannon Watts, a mother of five who became a gun control activist in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, thought her advocacy work was going to be over shortly after it began. On December 15, 2012, the day after 20 students and six educators were killed by...
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December 12, 2017 - 12:29 pm
(NEW YORK) -- The explosive device detonated in the New York City subway system Monday morning did not fully shatter but had the ability to impose more injuries, according to a law enforcement source. Authorities called the homemade device an "improvised low-tech explosive" that was attached to the...
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December 12, 2017 - 11:29 am
(NEW YORK) -- The man accused of detonating an explosive in the New York City subway system Monday morning "was not on the FBI’s radar nor was he on the NYPD’s radar," a top NYPD official told ABC News. “He intended to set it off in that corridor,” New York Police Department counterterrorism chief...
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December 12, 2017 - 10:24 am
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- A young Tennessee boy whose story gained national attention after his mother posted a heart-wrenching video of him addressing his bullies said he is amazed by all the support he's received on social media this week. Eleven-year-old Keaton Jones said he “never imagined” his...
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December 12, 2017 - 10:12 am
(NEW YORK) -- Unsettled and cold weather is forecast for the Great Lakes and the Northeast through the rest of the week with several rounds of snow. A general 1 to 3 inches of snow fell in the Midwest and the Great Lakes from the Alberta Clipper system that moved through the area. Locally, more...
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December 12, 2017 - 9:52 am
(NEW YORK) -- The Winter Jewish holiday known as the Festival of Lights begins at sundown December 12th. Jewish people around the world celebrate this traditional holiday that lasts eight nights. The festival is not a “High Holy Day,” like Yom Kippur or Rosh Hashanah, but is a joyful celebration...
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December 12, 2017 - 9:35 am
(HOUSTON) -- A man in Texas has been arrested and charged with supporting ISIS, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya, an 18-year-old U.S. citizen from Houston, was charged with unlawfully distributing explosives information and attempting to provide material support...
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December 12, 2017 - 8:42 am
(LOS ANGELES) -- As the Claffey family packed up what they could from their home in Carpinteria, California, 5-year-old Mazie Claffey begged to bring along the Christmas tree. "This fire's really ruining my daughter's Christmas," Mazie's mom, Maureen Claffey, joked ABC News. "We keep joking that it...
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