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Georgia educators sue school district over race, LGBTQ classroom restrictions

Stella/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Georgia Association of Educators and two educators filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Cobb County School officials over alleged education "censorship" due to two bills that have restricted what topics teachers can tackle in the classroom. The complaint argues that these "vague" laws "pose a continuing threat to other teachers in the school district ... and harm Cobb County students' ability to learn in safe and inclusive classrooms." ABC News has reached out to the Cobb […]

todayFebruary 14, 2024

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Lakewood Church shooting was ‘predictable and preventable,’ suspect’s former mother-in-law says

Sheila Paras/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- The former mother-in-law of the woman accused of opening fire at celebrity pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church told ABC News she thinks the shooting was "predictable and preventable." Walli Carranza, who identifies herself on Facebook as a rabbi, opened up about her former daughter-in-law Genesse Moreno's mental health issues and noted, "Despite the fact she had schizophrenia, she was allowed to own guns." When news broke of a shooting at Lakewood Church in Houston on Sunday, […]

todayFebruary 14, 2024

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200-year-old ‘national treasure’ stolen from storage unit as police hunt for missing portrait of George Washington

Facebook / Englewood Police Department(ENGLEWOOD, Colo.) -- A portrait of George Washington dating back more than 200 years has been stolen from a storage unit in Colorado and police, along with the FBI, are hunting for the painting as well as the thieves that took it. Authorities were first alerted to, what they call, the missing "national treasure" late last month on Jan. 22 when the Englewood Police Department received a call regarding the theft of a historical art piece […]

todayFebruary 14, 2024

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Maryland police release sketch of suspect in murder of mother Rachel Morin

Harford County Sheriff's Office(BEL AIR, Md.) -- Six months after Rachel Morin was killed by an unknown assailant on a nature trail, Maryland authorities have released a sketch of the suspect in an effort to breathe new life into the unsolved crime. The mother of five left for a run on the Ma & Pa Heritage Trail in Bel Air, Maryland, last August -- and never came home. The Harford County Sherif's Office said it has conducted over 100 interviews […]

todayFebruary 14, 2024

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Trump expected to attend hearing Thursday in Manhattan DA’s hush money case

Former President and 2024 presidential hopeful Donald Trump attends a "Get Out the Vote" Rally in Conway, South Carolina, on Feb. 10, 2024. (Julia Nikhinson/AFP via Getty Images)(WASHINGTON) -- Former President Donald Trump is expected to attend a hearing in New York Thursday in the hush money case brought by the Manhattan district attorney, sources told ABC News. Judge Juan Merchan has scheduled the hearing to resolve the outstanding motions in the case and finalize the trial date, which is […]

todayFebruary 14, 2024

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Kidnapped girl from South Carolina found in Florida with man from Wisconsin, authorities say

Oliver Helbig/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A 13-year-old girl from South Carolina was found in Florida on Tuesday after she was allegedly kidnapped by a 35-year-old man from Wisconsin, authorities said. The young teenager was reported missing from her hometown of Simponville, South Carolina, after she was last seen at her residence on Sunday evening, according to the Greenville County Sheriff's Office, which initially described the girl as a "runaway" in social media posts. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office in the […]

todayFebruary 14, 2024

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Federal judges, prosecutors see triple-digit increase in threats in 2023

amphotora/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Federal judges and federal prosecutors saw a triple-digit increase in threats in 2023, according to statistics released Tuesday by the U.S. Marshals Service. In 2023, there were 457 federal judges targeted with threats and 155 federal prosecutors, the agency said. In November, people were charged for threatening a federal judge in the Northern District of Texas in November, according to federal prosecutors. Alice Marie Pence allegedly called a judge's chambers in Amarillo, Texas, and threatened to […]

todayFebruary 14, 2024

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One dead, five injured after vehicle crashes into ER at Austin hospital: Officials

PBNJ Productions/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) -- One person is dead and at least five people were injured after a vehicle crashed into a hospital in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, authorities said. A vehicle crashed into the emergency room at St. David's North Austin Medical Center shortly after 5:30 p.m. local time, Capt. Christa Stedman, a spokesperson for the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services, said at a news conference Tuesday evening. The driver of the vehicle was extricated from the car and […]

todayFebruary 14, 2024

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Destroyed Jackie Robinson statue: Man charged in theft, other suspects still sought

Jason Marz/Getty Images(WICHITA, Kan.) -- A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the theft and destruction of a statue of baseball legend Jackie Robinson that was stolen from a Kansas park last month, authorities announced on Tuesday. The statue was discovered missing from McAdams Park in Wichita on Jan. 25, with Robinson's feet the only part that remained. Pieces of the statue were found days later, on Jan. 30, in a burning trash can in Garvey Park, […]

todayFebruary 13, 2024

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