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February 18, 2019 - 9:00 am
(LOS ANGELES) -- LaRayia Gaston is on a mission to help end starvation in the homeless community through her Los Angeles-based nonprofit, Lunch On Me, which she launched in 2017. Still a grassroots effort, Gaston and her team of volunteers distribute meals six days a week by redistributing food...
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ABC News
February 18, 2019 - 6:19 am
(NEW YORK) -- The latest winter storm tracked from the Midwest to the Northeast overnight, delivering snow from the Plains into New England. Des Moines, Iowa, saw 8 to 10 inches of snow on Sunday, as Wisconsin, northern Illinois and parts of Michigan each saw a few inches, creating low visibility...
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife
February 18, 2019 - 6:04 am
(HESPERIA, Calif.) -- Firefighters helped rescue a large mountain lion from a tree outside a home in Southern California over the weekend, authorities said. The homeowner spotted the wild cat on Saturday afternoon while doing yard work around the residence in Hesperia, a city in the Mojave Desert...
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February 17, 2019 - 5:14 pm
(CHICAGO) -- The two brothers who were interrogated by police investigating the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett in Chicago told authorities that the "Empire" actor allegedly paid them to help him orchestrate and stage the crime, sources told ABC News Sunday. Detectives are trying to corroborate...
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The HSUS
February 17, 2019 - 4:11 pm
(HOUSTON) -- A young tiger found caged in an abandoned home in Houston has been transported to a wildlife sanctuary where he is free to explore the scenery as he pleases. The large cat was found last week by a man who had ventured into the home to smoke marijuana, Houston Police spokeswoman Kese...
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February 17, 2019 - 3:59 pm
(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Having seen teachers score victories in Los Angeles, Denver and a string of states in their fights for higher wages and better working conditions, more than 3,000 educators in Oakland, California, have voted to go on strike this week. "Oakland teachers cannot afford to live in...
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February 17, 2019 - 1:06 pm
(BLUEFIELD, Virginia) -- A manhunt is underway for a 25-year-old man who is suspected of shooting a Virginia police officer during a traffic stop, authorities said. Donquale Maurice Gray, who is believed to be armed and dangerous, allegedly shot the officer from the Bluefield Virginia Police...
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February 17, 2019 - 12:44 pm
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- It has been over a year since Hurricane Maria first made landfall on Puerto Rico. As the island slowly rebuilds, first responders, healthcare providers and scientists on the island have been left to deal with the emotional toll on their communities and their own families...
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February 17, 2019 - 9:03 am
(MIAMI) -- "Baby on board" was given a whole new meaning on one JetBlue flight late Friday. JetBlue flight 1954 was en route from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in South Florida when a passenger gave birth to a...
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Shadow Lantry
February 17, 2019 - 8:59 am
(TAMPA, Fla.) -- For once, police were thankful a group of criminals broke into a car. A group of inmates on work duty in New Port Richey, Florida, came to the rescue of a forgetful father who accidentally locked his keys -- and, more importantly, his 1-year-old baby -- in his truck earlier this...
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