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Major blast of cold air moves into Northeast after winter storm delivers snow, ice
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A powerful storm continues to move through the Northeast on Sunday, after it brought up to 15 inches of snow in the Midwest and three reported tornadoes in the South.The winter storm will dump snowfall totals of 10 to 20 inches in parts of the Northeast before moving out of the region later in the day on Sunday. In the wake of the storm, temperatures in the Northeast will drop nearly 40 degrees as an arctic blast settles over the eastern U.S.Select snowfall totals as of Sunday morning:Heron Lake, Minnesota: 15 inchesBluffton, Iowa: 14 inchesMansfield,...
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University of Oklahoma sorority kicks out member over racist blackface video
KOCO-TV (NORMAN, Okla.) -- A racist video that swept across the campus of the University of Oklahoma (OU) this week received widespread condemnation and resulted in one student being kicked out of her sorority.The video was posted to Twitter on Friday and includes a student from the Tri Delta sorority filming her friend as she is painting her face black. The student filming the video jokes, "Stop, that's too much paint!"The student, with her face painted black, then flicks off the camera and uses the N-word.Officials have not named either woman involved in the video, but Oklahoma's Tri Delta chapter...
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Viral video of teens taunting Native Americans draws widespread condemnation
David Cliff/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Outrage was growing across the political spectrum over the weekend after dozens of teens from an all-male Catholic school in Kentucky -- some wearing bright-red "Make America Great Again" baseball caps -- appeared to mock and chant over the voices of a small group of Native Americans who were singing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the conclusion of a march in Washington, D.C.Friday’s inaugural Indigenous Peoples March coincided with the annual March for Life, and it appears that at least some of the students had come from that anti-abortion march.The most...
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Women's March 2019: Thousands of protesters across US rally amid controversy over anti-Semitisms amid controversy
Carsten Koall/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- For the third year in a row, women across the world came out in the thousands Saturday to protest the Trump administration and to fight for women's rights. But the Women's March looked different from the first one in 2017. Back then, it was organized in response to the incoming presidency of Donald Trump and yielded a global movement. On the day after his inauguration, crowds marched across the U.S. in the largest single-day protest in U.S. history. But this year, the event was mired in controversy over the Women's March Inc.'s leadership amid accusations...
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Body cam video shows cop fatally shoot 14-year-old as he ran away from police
iStock (TEMPE, Ariz.) -- Police released body cam footage on Friday of a shooting from earlier in the week in which a 14-year-old was shot and killed while running away from a Tempe Police Department officer. The video shows the teen -- who ended up being armed with a replica airsoft gun instead of an actual gun -- with his back to the officer and at the far end of an alley when he's shot.The boy, Antonio Arce, was allegedly breaking into a car in the central Arizona city when a police officer responded to the scene Tuesday afternoon.The video...
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Winter storm could dump more than a foot of snow on interior Northeast
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A major winter storm is set to bring heavy snow from the Midwest to the Northeast this weekend -- with widespread totals of 10 to 20 inches in the interior Northeast.The storm will also bring an icy mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to parts of the Ohio Valley and Northeast, making travel dangerous in spots. Meanwhile, behind the storm, an intense drop in temperatures will lead to a flash freeze in parts of the Northeast on Sunday night as wind chills dip below zero.The effects of the storm are already being felt on...
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Former Chicago cop sentenced to 81 months in prison for murder of African-American teen
Antonio Perez-Pool/Getty Images (CHICAGO) -- Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to 81 months in prison on Friday evening for the shooting death of African-American teen Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke, who is white, shot McDonald, who was 17-years-old, 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014. Video released during the investigation showed McDonald was armed with a knife but the teen didn't appear to be moving toward the police officers who responded. Friday's sentencing in a Chicago courtroom began early Friday morning and lasted well into the evening before the judge handed down the sentence. Prosecutors had sought a...
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9-year-old girl breaks into house to save grandmother
Donna Davis (PHILADELPHIA) -- A quick-thinking 9-year-old girl may have saved her grandmother’s life when she discovered the elderly woman alone in the throes of a brain aneurysm, and stayed with her until help arrived. Cayla Davis was dropped off at her grandmother Joyce Ann Davis’ house, in Chester, Philadelphia, at around 7:00 a.m. on Jan. 7. Cayla’s mother, Donna Davis, watched to see her daughter go through home’s gate, and then drove away. After her grandmother didn’t come to the door, Cayla knew something was wrong, her mother told ABC News. She walked around the house, trying all of...
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Minnesota mom charged after car seat falls out with child in it
RyanJLane/iStock (NEW YORK) -- A Minnesota mother has been charged after her child was seen on dashcam video falling out of her vehicle and onto a busy roadway while still in the car seat. Maimuna Hassan, 40, faces a gross misdemeanor charge of child endangerment, a permit violation misdemeanor charge and a petty misdemeanor charge for child passenger restraint not fastened, according to a criminal complaint from Blue Earth County, Minnesota. The child endangerment charge carries up to one year in jail and a $3,000 fine, or both, and the other two charges carry up to 90 days or a...
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Winter storm headed to Northeast: What to know about the latest forecast
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Millions of residents from the Midwest to Northeast are bracing for an intense winter storm this weekend that will likely bring heavy snow, sleet, freezing rain and strong winds. Some areas could see over a foot of snow. Over 350 flights were cancelled and more than 2,200 were delayed Friday. Amtrak has also modified service for the weekend. In Pennsylvania, where residents are set to see snow and freezing rain, Gov. Tom Wolf has signed a state of emergency declaration. "We want to be aggressive in managing this storm, during which snowfall rates could exceed...
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Man charged in alleged drugs-for-weapons deal with al-Qaeda-linked group
Obtained by ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A Colombian described by federal drug agents as the country’s most significant drug trafficker in Africa has been arrested and brought to the United States to face charges of narcoterrorism conspiracy, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Friday.David Cardona-Cardona arrived Thursday in New York where he was charged with arranging to trade cocaine for surface-to-air missiles and other advanced weaponry. He is due to appear in federal court on Friday afternoon.Cardona allegedly needed to move the drugs into Europe and agreed to give the weapons to a terrorist group linked to al-Qaeda in...
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Women’s March organizers respond to controversy leading up to rally
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- A national board member with the Women's March defended the organization's co-president amid a growing controversy over the latter's relationship with Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader who has drawn criticism for his alleged anti-Semitic remarks. Linda Sarsour, a Women’s March national board member, said that she believes in co-president Tamika Mallory’s leadership, calling her a “woman who stands up for all people.”Sarsour made the comments during an interview with on ABC News’ "The Debrief." Mallory defended her relationship with Farrakhan on “The View” earlier this week.Sarsour said that tension leading up to...
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