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  • 4th-grader in Tennessee writes letter to sheriff asking for more school security
    ABC News(CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Tenn.) -- As the nation continues to deal with the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida, one elementary school student in Tennessee is pleading for action.Abigail Daniels, a fourth-grade student at Tazewell-New Tazewell elementary school, wrote the Claiborne County sheriff a letter ... read more
    ABC NewsFebruary 22, 2018
  • Pence to conservatives: ‘No child, no teacher should ever be in danger in an American school’
    Alex Wong/Getty Images(NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.) -- Vice President Mike Pence said the school safety will be a top national priority in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, a day after participating in a listening session at the White House with students and families affected by mass ... read more
    ABC NewsFebruary 22, 2018
  • Package containing a ‘substance’ reportedly addressed to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prompts anthrax scare
    Chris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON)  -- British authorities today said they are investigating a package containing a “substance” that was delivered last week to St. James's Palace in London, reportedly addressed to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.“The substance was tested and confirmed as non-suspicious,” the British Metropolitan Police Service said in a ... read more
    ABC NewsFebruary 22, 2018
  • American siblings earn second bronze medal at Olympics 2018
    Maddie Meyer/Getty Images(PYEONGCHANG, South Korea) -- It has been four years in the making for the Shibutani siblings.Alex and Maia Shibutani didn't medal in their Olympic debut in Sochi in 2014. But they talked about how they grew."It feels like everything about our approach has changed since 2014, we have ... read more
    ABC NewsFebruary 22, 2018
  • Eating ‘better’ is better than counting calories for weight loss, study finds
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Paying attention to the quality of the food is more effective for weight loss than religiously counting calories, according to a new study.Researchers at Stanford University found there is no significant difference in weight change between a healthy low-fat diet versus a healthy low-carbohydrate diet.The 12-month weight ... read more
    ABC NewsFebruary 22, 2018
  • Tavis Smiley sues PBS over sexual misconduct allegations
    Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images(NEW YORK) -- Tavis Smiley has slapped PBS with a lawsuit claiming its investigation into sexual misconduct complaints against him is nothing but an excuse to suspend his long-running talk show. In the lawsuit, obtained by Variety, Smiley claims PBS never viewed him as a "team ... read more
    ABC NewsFebruary 22, 2018
  • Funeral to be held today for football coach killed while protecting students at Florida high school
    Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) --  The football coach gunned down while protecting students during a mass shooting at a Florida high school will be laid to rest Thursday.Aaron Feis, 37, was one of the 17 people killed in the Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School."When Aaron ... read more
    ABC NewsFebruary 22, 2018
  • Trump-appointed judge who donated to campaign refuses to recuse himself from dossier matter
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A Trump-appointed federal judge who donated to the Trump campaign and worked on his presidential transition team has rejected requests to recuse himself from overseeing a legal battle involving Fusion GPS, the research firm that commissioned the so-called “dossier” of unverified intelligence that contains claims about ... read more
    ABC NewsFebruary 22, 2018
  • Midwest may see record flooding as rain continues
    (NEW YORK) -- About 19 river gauges in the Midwest are showing major or record flooding Thursday morning, and that figure may swell to almost 30 by the weekend.Waterways were bolstered by the 4-8 inches of rain that fell from Texas to Arkansas to Michigan. The major storm stalled a ... read more
    ABC NewsFebruary 22, 2018
  • Russian curlers stripped of medal after doping violation
    iStock/Thinkstock(PYEONGCHANG, South Korea) -- Russian curler Aleksandr Krushelnitckii, and his playing partner wife, will not be going home with a medal from Pyeongchang after all.The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) officially ruled Krushelnitckii, who won a bronze medal in curling's mixed pairs, guilty of doping on Thursday.Krushelnitckii and his ... read more
    ABC NewsFebruary 22, 2018