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  • DHS secretary praises Mexican police for handling caravan migrants ‘in a professional and humane manner’
    John Moore/Getty Images(TECUN UMAN, Guatemala) -- As the caravan of Central American migrants enters Mexico, a senior Trump administration official praised the Mexican police for their handling of the "crisis on their southern border."Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen tweeted that DHS would continue "to support our Mexican partners ... read more
    ABC NewsOctober 20, 2018
  • Police officer shot and killed while responding to report of suspicious vehicle near school
    (SNELLVILLE, Ga.) -- A police officer was shot and killed near a school in Georgia after responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle, authorities said.Antwan Toney and another officer approached a vehicle near the Shiloh Middle School in Snellville to check out a report of people smoking marijuana, according ... read more
    ABC NewsOctober 20, 2018
  • Texas Senate showdown: Cruz and O’Rourke talk presidential ambitions, border politics
    ABC News(HOUSTON) -- In the midst of a fiery and critical U.S. Senate race in Texas, Republican Senator Ted Cruz and his opponent Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke each sat down with ABC News’ Paula Faris ahead of the November midterm election, opening up about presidential ambitions, the politics of immigration ... read more
    ABC NewsOctober 20, 2018
  • Investigators receive over 1,000 tips in desperate search for missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs, sheriff says
    ABC News(BARRON, Wis.) -- Authorities say they have received over a thousand tips, and have thoroughly investigated more than 800 of them, in the desperate search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs, who is believed to be in danger."We are using every resource available and have conducted hundreds of interviews, multiple searches, ... read more
    ABC NewsOctober 20, 2018
  • Woman seen on video leaving toddler on stranger’s doorstep speaks out: ‘I just feel destroyed’
    Courtesy Montgomery County Sheriffs Office(HOUSTON) -- A woman who is facing child abandonment charges after she was seen on surveillance video leaving a 2-year-old boy on a stranger's doorstep in the middle of the night in a suburb of Houston claims it was all a misunderstanding."I just feel destroyed," Keairra ... read more
    ABC NewsOctober 20, 2018
  • Scoreboard roundup — 10/19/18
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:NATIONAL LEAGUEMilwaukee 7, L.A. Dodgers 2NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONCharlotte 120, Orlando 88Brooklyn 107, N.Y. Knicks 105Minnesota 131, Cleveland 123Toronto 113, Boston 101New Orleans 149, Sacramento 129Memphis 131, Atlanta 117Milwaukee 118, Indiana 101Golden State 124, Utah 123L.A. Clippers 108, Oklahoma City 92NATIONAL ... read more
    ABC NewsOctober 20, 2018
  • Bernie Sanders swings through Iowa in final midterm sprint
    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- As part of an aggressive campaign swing in the final weeks of the 2018 midterms, Sen. Bernie Sanders will return to the state of Iowa this weekend, looking to boost a Democratic congressional hopeful that is trying to flip the state's most conservative district to blue.Sanders ... read more
    ABC NewsOctober 20, 2018
  • Florida city official charged with murder after shooting alleged shoplifter
    Lakeland Police Department(LAKELAND, Fla.) -- The Florida city commissioner who confronted and shot an alleged shoplifter at a military surplus store earlier this month was charged with murder on Friday.Michael Dunn, who serves as Lakeland's city commissioner for the Southwest District, was confronting a man police said had taken a ... read more
    ABC NewsOctober 20, 2018
  • No winner means Mega Millions rises to record $1.6B jackpot
    Emilie Richardson/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- If you're checking your numbers Saturday morning for the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot, you're not a grand-prize winner. But neither was anyone else.The next Mega Millions jackpot will be an estimated $1.6 billion -- the highest total in U.S. lottery history. The cash payout ... read more
    ABC NewsOctober 20, 2018
  • Mom reveals the most heartbreaking comments people have made to her since she lost her baby
    (Courtesy: Ariel Mendoza) Ariel Mendoza, 24, of St. Paul, Minnesota, shared a photo project revealing the most upsetting comments people made to her since she lost her son.(ST. PAUL, Minn.) -- A woman who lost her newborn son is spotlighting what she feels are the most unintentionally upsetting comments that ... read more
    ABC NewsOctober 19, 2018