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  • Sixteen Dead Over 48 Hours as Tornadoes Wreak Havoc in the South

    Sixteen Dead Over 48 Hours as Tornadoes Wreak Havoc in the South

    (ATLANTA) — At least 16 people have died over the last 48 hours due to tornadoes, as a violent system of storms continues to work its way across the Florida Panhandle and parts Georgia and Alabama. At least 12 people died and around two dozen were injured in Georgia from tornadoes early Sunday morning, following four tornado-related deaths that occurred in Mississippi on Saturday morning. Meanwhile, new tornado watches were issued this morning for the Panhandle of Florida and southern Alabama, and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency has issued a state of emergency for the seven south […]

  • At Least 2 Dead in Georgia as Tornado Outbreak Continues

    At Least 2 Dead in Georgia as Tornado Outbreak Continues

    (ADEL, Ga.) — A tornado outbreak in the Southeast continued Sunday morning with at least two people dead from a twister hitting a southernmost area of Georgia on the Florida border. The coroner in Brooks County, Georgia, told ABC News that two people are confirmed to have died. The National Weather Service reported a tornado near Adel, Georgia, which is in the county just north of Brooks, shortly before 4 a.m. ET. That tornado was one of 16 reported so far this weekend, with 11 of them in Georgia, ABC News meteorologist Daniel Manzo said. The fatalities in south Georgia […]

  • Politicians, Activists Rally Crowd at Women's March in Washington

    Politicians, Activists Rally Crowd at Women's March in Washington

    (WASHINGTON) —   Activists and politicians are participating in the Women’s March on Washington this morning, the biggest of hundreds of marches taking place today. The rally featured speeches from women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, actress Ashley Judd and director Michael Moore among others. A group of largely women senators and other politicians took the stage together at one point, including Kirsten Gillibrand, Claire McCaskill, and newly elected Senators Kamala Harris and Tammy Duckworth, who addressed the group as did Rep. Maxine Waters. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Sen. Cory Booker were also on stage. With […]

  • Celebrities Show Support for Women's Marches Around the World

    Celebrities Show Support for Women's Marches Around the World

    (WASHINGTON) —  Celebrities are joining the hundreds of thousands of demonstrators at Women’s Marches around the globe. For those who couldn’t physically attend, many have shared their sentiments of solidarity on social media. The Women’s March on Washington, along with sister marches on six different continents, are focused on promoting equal rights for women and minorities. The demonstrations, organized in part to protest the agenda of President Donald Trump, are being held just one day after he was sworn into office. From Katy Perry to Padma Lakshmi, here are the celebs contributing to the cause: On way 2D.C. March🌼There r […]

  • Meet Mothers, Daughters and Grandmothers Marching Together in Washington, DC

    Meet Mothers, Daughters and Grandmothers Marching Together in Washington, DC

    (WASHINGTON) —  Among the hundreds of thousands of women expected to descend upon the nation’s capital Saturday morning for the Women’s March on Washington are public figures hailing from the worlds of entertainment, politics and activism. But one category of participants will be families taking to the streets together: Multiple generations of women walking hand-in-hand for a common goal. And that goal, according to the march’s statement of its mission and principles, is to “send a bold message” that women’s rights are human rights and more broadly to unify movements working for a variety of causes, including reproductive rights, environmental […]

  • Multiple Deaths as Tornado Hits Mississippi

    Multiple Deaths as Tornado Hits Mississippi

    (NEW YORK) —  At least one large tornado touched down in Mississippi early Saturday morning, leaving at least three dead and a trail of destroyed homes, collapsed buildings, downed power lines, and residents trapped in their homes, authorities said. The city of Hattiesburg tweeted that four people are confirmed to have died while Forrest County Emergency Management told ABC News that three deaths are confirmed so far. “At 3:45 a.m. CST, a confirmed tornado was located over West Hattiesburg, moving northeast at 50 mph,” read a National Weather Service warning of severe weather issued at 3:46 a.m. “To repeat, a […]

  • Trump Vows to End 'American Carnage' After Being Sworn in as 45th President

    Trump Vows to End 'American Carnage' After Being Sworn in as 45th President

    (WASHINGTON) — Hewing closely to the fiery rhetoric that defined his campaign, Donald Trump during his inaugural address painted a bleak picture of life for some in the United States, promising to end what he called the “American carnage,” turn the Washington establishment on its head, give voice to the “forgotten” and work tirelessly to put “America first.” During the campaign, Trump frequently told rally-goers about what he described as the horrors of the inner cities, the tragedy of the education system and the extent to which the United States was being taken advantage of around the globe, offering his […]