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  • Gay Pride Marches Marked by Celebration and Mourning

    Gay Pride Marches Marked by Celebration and Mourning

    (NEW YORK) — Gay Pride marches took place across the country Sunday, but the celebratory tone of the events was inter-spliced with poignant moments of mourning over the 49 men and women who died during the shooting massacre at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month. New York, San Francisco and Chicago were among the cities holding marches, where loud music, dancing, and rainbow-colored imagery mixed with more subdued tributes to the victims of the attack at Pulse. In the New York event, 49 men and women dressed in all white, marched with signs around their necks […]

  • West Virginia Comes Together in Wake of Devastating Flood

    West Virginia Comes Together in Wake of Devastating Flood

    (HUNTINGTON, W.V.) — West Virginia residents in need have received an outpouring of donations in the wake of a devastating flood that has left parts of the state stuck in “standing deep water” and at least 24 dead, according to a spokesman for the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (WVDHSEM). WVDHSEM spokesman Timothy Rock told ABC News that while some of the flood waters that had shocked residents on Friday had receded, other areas remained in serious need of emergency assistance. “Our primary focus is to make sure that everyone is accounted for,” Rock said, regarding […]

  • Abortion, Corruption and Gun Ownership Still To Be Decided by the Supreme Court

    Abortion, Corruption and Gun Ownership Still To Be Decided by the Supreme Court

    (WASHINGTON) —  The Supreme Court only has one scheduled day left this term, and that means the justices are expected to hand down opinions in the remaining cases on Monday. Those include cases on abortion, government corruption and a ban on gun ownership by individuals convicted of domestic violence offenses. Last week the Court gave a big win to supporters of affirmative action, allowing race to be used as a factor when accepting applicants to universities. An even divide between the justices also effectively knocked down the President Obama’s immigration program. The death of Justice Antonin Scalia has left an […]

  • Hospitalized Orlando Massacre Victims Continue to be Discharged, Three Remain in Critical Condition

    Hospitalized Orlando Massacre Victims Continue to be Discharged, Three Remain in Critical Condition

    (ORLANDO, Fla.) —  The number of remaining hospitalized victims from the June 12 Pulse Nightclub massacre continues to gradually decline — although 3 remain in critical condition — according to newly-released figures from Orlando Health, the umbrella organization encompassing several local hospitals. Orlando Regional Medical Center, located less than a mile from Pulse Nightclub, is part of Orlando Health and received most of the victims. Forty-nine clubgoers died, and 53 were injured. The shooter, Omar Mateen, was killed by police. On Saturday evening, Orlando Health said 8 victims remained in the hospital — 3 in critical condition and 5 in […]

  • Former Student Charged in Two Rape Cases Accepts Plea Deal, Will Only Serve Probation

    Former Student Charged in Two Rape Cases Accepts Plea Deal, Will Only Serve Probation

    (NEW YORK) —  A former Indiana University student who was charged in connection with two rape cases in September 2015 has accepted a plea deal and will only serve probation. John Enochs pled guilty to battery with moderate bodily injury and will serve one year of probation, with the rape charges against him dropped as part of the agreement, according to ABC Indianapolis affiliate WRTV. A statement obtained by ABC News, written on behalf of Enochs, read, “John Enochs did admit to conduct in one instance that the Court found to be a misdemeanor. He is profoundly sorry for his […]

  • Kenny Chesney Dedicates Performance To Injured Police Officer

    Kenny Chesney Dedicates Performance To Injured Police Officer

    During a concert in Philadelphia June 26, Kenny Chesney paid tribute to a local police officer who had been shot seven times in the line of duty the previous day. Officer Christopher Dorman, a part-time officer in the borough of Folcroft, had expected to attend Chesney’s concert at Lincoln Financial Field, but the shooting altered his plans significantly. From his hospital bed, he reportedly said in a video message, “Hey Kenny, don’t forget me.” Chesney heard about it while he was dressing for the show. When he later took the stage, he paused after performing “I Go Back” and told […]

  • Flood-Stricken West Virginia Counties Get Federal Disaster Designation

    Flood-Stricken West Virginia Counties Get Federal Disaster Designation

    (CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — Three West Virginia counties devastated by flooding will receive federal disaster assistance, the state’s governor announced Saturday as the death toll rose again. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide individual assistance, which includes emergency medical support, housing and addresses a number of immediate needs, to residents in Kanawha, Greenbrier and Nicholas counties, West Virginia officials said Saturday. Authorities said this afternoon that the death toll from the flooding had risen to 24, after another body was recovered in Greenbrier County. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has called the flooding “among the worst in a century” for some […]