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Mom of slain 15-year-old says community shouldn't be numb to urban violence

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Lezra Rice was quick to smile and even quicker to try to make someone else laugh; One of 12 kids in a blended family, he had a ready-made audience in his five brothers and six sisters, said his mom, Arik Morgan of North Braddock.
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Mom Jailed After Refusing to Vaccinate Her Child Says She Would ‘Do It All Over Again'

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A Michigan mother who was jailed after refusing to vaccinate her 9-year-old son said she would “do it all over again,” even though it led to her spending five days behind bars and losing primary custody of her child.
“I was trying to protect my kids,” Rebecca Bredow told ABC News Friday in her first interview since her release from jail. “I was trying to stand up for what I believed in, and it was worth it for me.”
Bredow, 40, was in contempt of court after she ignored an order from an Oakland County judge who told her she had one week to get her son vaccinated. The court initially ordered...
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Watch: Alligators celebrate Thanksgiving by gobbling down turkeys

Watch: Alligators celebrate Thanksgiving by gobbling down turkeys

At a time of giving thanks these alligators were certainly very thankful for their turkey dinner in Florida. Read more ...

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe granted immunity, military says

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe granted immunity, military says

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe and his wife have been granted immunity from prosecution, the military said Thursday, allowing the couple to remain in the country. Read more ...

Officials: Teen choked girlfriend, decapitated her puppy

Officials: Teen choked girlfriend, decapitated her puppy

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Rappers demand justice after black youth, 15, severely injured during arrest

Rappers demand justice after black youth, 15, severely injured during arrest

A 15-year-old boy was left with severe facial injuries and bruising to the brain during his arrest by London's Metropolitan Police. The Independent Police Complaints Commission... Read more ...

​​Heat top Celtics, snap Boston's 16-game win streak

​​Heat top Celtics, snap Boston's 16-game win streak

The 16-game winning streak ended tied for the fourth-longest in Celtics history. Read more ...

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The balloons in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade aren't just kept aloft by 300,000 cubic feet of helium; they're also propped up by big corporate bucks. The very first parade... Read more ...

Myanmar, Bangladesh Announce Tentative Deal To Repatriate Rohingya Refugees

Myanmar, Bangladesh Announce Tentative Deal To Repatriate Rohingya Refugees

Myanmar says it is ready to accept refugees back into the country, but many details of the deal are unclear. Read more ...

​DOJ orders review of background check process following Texas church shooting

​DOJ orders review of background check process following Texas church shooting

The Attorney General's Office's statement expressed its concern over this misstep saying that the information is a “alarming revelation.” Read more ...

Kevin Durant: Heated exchange with Russell Westbrook is 'just ball'

Kevin Durant: Heated exchange with Russell Westbrook is 'just ball'

Warriors' Kevin Durant returned to Oklahoma City on Wednesday night and tensions were high with his former teammate Russell Westbrook. Read more ...

Rep. Joe Barton told woman he would report her to Capitol Police if she...

Rep. Joe Barton told woman he would report her to Capitol Police if she exposed his secret sex life

WASHINGTON - Rep. Joe Barton, who apologized Wednesday for a lewd photo of him that circulated on the Internet, told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos... Read more ...