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September 23, 2017 - 1:55 am
Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. In a news conference at his offices, attorney Jose Baez says testing showed that Hernandez had a severe case of the disease. CTE...
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ABC News
September 22, 2017 - 11:45 pm
(MIAMI) -- ABC News reporters helped assure a worried daughter that her family in Puerto Rico is safe after she could not reach them in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Miami resident Tere Blanca sent ABC News reporters a video message Friday saying she was desperate to hear from her family in...
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September 22, 2017 - 6:28 pm
(COLUMBIA, Tenn.) -- Five people are being held hostage at a bank in Columbia, Tennessee, according to police. The 54-year-old man entered a branch of Community First Bank & Trust armed with a machete on Friday, a spokesperson for the Columbia Police Department said. The suspect initially took...
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September 22, 2017 - 5:46 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The authority tasked with regulating the nation's aviation industry is facing a partial shutdown as its authorization to do so expires next Saturday. To avoid such a shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, Congress must pass either an extension of the old piece of...
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September 22, 2017 - 2:23 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Following months of controversy, the Education Department said on Thursday it would end Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assaults. In a "dear colleague" letter, released in 2011, the Obama administration instructed schools to use a "preponderance of evidence" standard, rather...
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ABC News
September 22, 2017 - 1:34 pm
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- In Puerto Rico, nursing home caregiver Maria Ortiz is trying desperately to get ahead of the suffering her patients may face if she doesn't get aid and supplies quickly for them. "We can't let them die. We can't let them die. And we need all the help we can get," said...
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Dreamstime
September 22, 2017 - 11:10 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A spokeswoman says former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas is hospitalized for low blood pressure. Dole spokeswoman Marion Watkins said in an email Friday that the 94-year-old former Kansas senator has been hospitalized since...
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