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Syracuse University suspends fraternity's activities after alleged racist incidents
DenisTangneyJr/iStock (SYRACUSE, N.Y.) -- A fraternity’s social activities at Syracuse University have been suspended for the rest of the semester after alleged racist incidents.In one incident, an African American female student was allegedly subjected to a verbal, racial epithet from a group of students and visitors to the campus, according to a public safety information notice posted on the school’s website.The female student "reported being verbally harassed by a large group of individuals who reportedly were yelling the 'N-word' as she walked by. There was no physical altercation," the notice states.School officials say this is the "latest incident of several...
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Trump's actions on Ukraine 'an impeachable offense,' says House Dem on Intelligence Committee
ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Two members of the House Intelligence Committee responded to developments over the weekend in the impeachment inquiry, including State Department official David Holmes' closed door testimony, and looked toward next week's impeachment hearings in an interview on ABC's "This Week.""I don't think the evidence has been building at all," said Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah. "I think the evidence is crumbling. I think the Democrats know they're in trouble on this, which is why we keep moving the goalposts.""Let's get real clear on what we're talking about here: What we're talking about here is that the president...
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Protests in Hong Kong intensify with explosions, Molotov cocktails at Polytechnic University
iStock (HONG KONG) -- Protests in Hong Kong have intensified with live bullets and explosions as police seek to end the standoff at Polytechnic University.The police have surrounded the university in what is the one of the largest and most sustained battles in a protest movement that is now in it's sixth month.An officer was shot through the leg with a bow and arrow and an armored police vehicle was set on fire as protesters fight back police tear gas and rubber bullets with Molotov cocktails.Police have been trying to disperse the protesters from the roads around Polytechnic, which is...
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Teenage athlete suddenly dies of mono after playing in a hockey game
Adam_Lazar/iStock (CHICAGO) -- A teenage hockey player died suddenly after playing in a game from complications with mononucleosis – an infection he was not even aware that he had.Gabe Remy’s teammates on the Chicago Fury said that they could see signs he wasn’t feeling well last week but just figured that it was symptoms of the flu or perhaps something similar."[He was] hunched over a lot. Feeling really tired, said his stomach was bugging him," teammate Joseph D'Alessandro told ABC News’ Chicago station WLS-TV. "You could tell he was in a lot of pain. He said there was pain in...
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Colin Kaepernick abruptly changed time and location of workout to allow for 'legitimate process,' NFL 'disappointed'
Photo by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images (ATLANTA) -- Colin Kaepernick called an audible on Saturday, moving the time and location of his scheduled workout for representatives of more than 20 NFL teams, after the NFL refused to accommodate some of his requests.In a statement released by his representatives, Kaepernick said the new workout will be held at 4pm instead of 3pm, and will take place at a different location in Atlanta."From the outset, Mr. Kaepernick requested a legitimate process and from the outset the NFL league office has not provided one," the statement reads. "Most recently, the NFL has...
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Bill Gates passes Jeff Bezos on list of world's richest people
Pineapple Studio/iStock (NEW YORK) -- Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has reclaimed the title of richest person in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Gates had been the second wealthiest individual in the world for more than two years, trailing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. As of Friday, Bloomberg's data shows Gates is worth $110 billion, while Bezos is just behind at $109 billion.Bloomberg updates its rankings each day after the U.S. markets close. Gates' worth has climbed in recent weeks, following the Pentagon's decision to award a cloud-computing contract to Microsoft over Amazon. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All...
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'Watchmen' director on the show's "truly radical" casting -- and the actor she "couldn't believe" she got to work with
Mark Hill/HBO (NEW YORK) -- Director Nicole Kassell is no stranger to high-profile TV projects: After all, she's a veteran of shows ranging from Claws to Breaking Bad. And now her handiwork can be seen on HBO's new hit Watchmen, the small-screen sequel to the landmark graphic novel from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The show boasts a stellar cast, including Oscar-winners Louis Gossett Jr. and Regina King, the latter of whom Kassell worked with on American Crime, a series that earned King an Emmy. The show centers on King's character, a law enforcement officer named Angela Abar, who also...
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