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CBO releases new score of GOP health care bill
wutwhanfoto/iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- A revised report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the GOP’s health care bill says that the revised version of the bill would have similar effects on health insurance coverage and premiums, and a smaller effect on reducing the federal deficit than initially predicted.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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'Terrorists will not defeat us': London honors terror attack victims with candlelight vigil
TomasSereda/iStock/Thinkstock (LONDON) -- "Terrorists will not defeat us," Home Secretary Amber Rudd told the crowd as candles were lit at a vigil in London's Trafalgar Square this evening in honor of the three people killed and dozens injured in yesterday's deadly terrorist attack. At first three people were killed in the attack -- a police officer, a prep school administrator and an American tourist from Utah -- and they were honored at the vigil with three candles. Several hours after today's vigil, police announced that a fourth person, a 75-year-old man, died in the hospital from his wounds. At least...
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How a woman won her release from prison years after being convicted of her mother’s murder
feixianhu/iStock/Thinkstock (MEMPHIS) -- Noura Jackson was just 18 years old when she discovered her mother covered in blood and lying on the floor of their Memphis, Tennessee, home.Jennifer Jackson, 39, had been stabbed to death 50 times.And while most teenagers at that age would be preparing for their senior year of high school or making plans for college, Noura Jackson found herself facing a first-degree murder charge for her mother’s death.Less than 1 percent of all murders are daughter-mother matricide, according to the FBI.Noura Jackson maintains her innocence to this day. “Being incarcerated is tough in itself, but being incarcerated...
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Ryan Gosling reveals why he laughed during Oscars "Moonlight" mix-up
ABC/Eddy Chen (LAS VEGAS) -- If you remember last month's Oscars Best Picture mix-up, you might have noticed Ryan Gosling laughing amidst the confusion. Oh, face it: you never took your eyes off him. At any rate, now we know what was so funny. "I was watching people start to have this panicked reaction in the crowd and guys were coming on with headsets and I felt like someone had been hurt," Gosling said at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas yesterday, according to Entertainment Weekly. He continued, "I thought there was some kind of medical situation, and I had...
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Patriots to visit White House next month in honor of Super Bowl win
Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images (WASHINGTON) -- The New England Patriots will head to Washington, D.C. next month to pay a visit to the White House in honor of their Super Bowl 51 win.White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced at Thursday's briefing that the team will visit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on April 19.The Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime on Feb. 5 to take the title. The win marked New England's fifth championship and the first Super Bowl to be decided in overtime. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Teen gets bionic legs after being born unable to walk
WABC-TV (NEW YORK) -- A teen born with a birth defect that prevented him from walking is now getting used to moving around on his own thanks to state-of-the-art prosthetic devices.Christian Calamuci, 17, was born in South Africa with legs that bowed out dramatically, making it impossible to walk for long periods of time, according to New York ABC station WABC-TV."I couldn't stand for more than two minutes, I couldn't run," Christian told WABC. "My legs, they didn't bend."Laura Calamuci, of Staten Island, New York, adopted the boy from a South African orphanage as a child, according to WABC. "His...
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Customer returns to Starbucks with apology note, $50 after rude treatment of barista
Courtesy of Andrew Richardson (NEW YORK) -- One California Starbucks barista got a surprise on March 21 when a customer returned to apologize for her behavior from the day before.Andrew Richardson, 20, was floored when he received a handwritten card and $50 bill from his customer named Debbie, whom he admits he didn’t even think was that rude.“On the 20th, this woman, Debbie, came through the drive through while I was working. She was extremely pleasant, and we had some friendly conversation while her drinks were being made,” Richardson, of Bishop, California, told ABC News. “She had multiple drinks, and...
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