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  • Father of Psych Ward Stabbing Victim Says Mental Patients Treated Like 'Prisoners'

    The father of man stabbed to death by his roommate in a southern California hospital psych ward won $3 million in punitive damages this week against the hospital where his son died. "Mentally challenged individuals have just as many rights as other people," Joseph Camacho, 79, told ABC News. His…

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  • Shake Shack Founder Reveals His 2 Best Career Decisions That Led to IPO

    The founder and CEO of Shake Shack are on a high as the New York-based food chain's stock soars in its IPO today. Danny Meyer, Shake Shack founder and Union Square Hospitality Group founder, said today's event was the culmination of a 30-year journey that began when he opened Union Square Cafe at…

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  • Aaron Hernandez Trial: Victim's Girlfriend Says Hernandez, Odin Lloyd Were in 'Beginning Stages' of Friendship

    New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and Odin Lloyd were in the "beginning stages of a friendship" at the time of Lloyd's murder, the victim's former girlfriend said on the stand today. It was Shaneah Jenkins, 23, who introduced Lloyd, 27, to Hernandez, she said. Hernandez, who dated…

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  • Defense Wants Vanderbilt Rape Trial Verdict Thrown Out Over Juror

    The defense team for Brandon Vandenburg, one of the former Vanderbilt University football players who was convicted this week of raping a female classmate, is now trying to get the verdict thrown out after discovering one of the jurors did not disclose he or she was a sexual assault victim. …

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  • Mitt Romney Says No to 2016 Presidential Run

    For Mitt Romney, it appears that the third time is not the charm.On a conference call with supporters on Friday, Romney said he was taking a pass on another White House bid.“After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in…

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  • Sen. John McCain: 'Cloud' Over Super Bowl Because of 'Slow' NFL Scandal Response

    With his home state set to host the Super Bowl this weekend, Sen. John McCain said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s plodding response to scandals and diversions have contributed to a “cloud” over the biggest sporting event of the year. It’s a diversion,” McCain, R-Ariz., said on the ABC/ESPN…

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  • Mayor Lowers Death Toll to 2 in Mexico City Gas Explosion at Children's Hospital

    A gas tank truck explosion collapsed large parts of a Mexico City maternity and children's hospital today, leaving two dead and dozens injured. Earlier, officials including Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera and Fausto Lugo, the head of Mexico City Civil Protection, reported that seven people…

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  • Small Plane Lands on New Jersey Highway

    A small plane has landed on a highway in New Jersey, according to ABC News' affiliate WABC.The plane landed intact on Route 23 in West Milford. N.J., WABC reported.Girl Who Survived Plane Crash Hoped Family 'Was Just Sleeping'Andrew May told WABC he was driving his truck down the highway when he…

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  • Senators Introduce Legislation to Lift Cuba Travel Ban

    A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation today that would end the travel ban between the U.S. and Cuba -– the first legislation to be introduced this year following President Obama’s executive action to start opening diplomatic relations with Cuba. The legislation, titled “The Freedom…

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  • Senator John McCain Calls Out Protesters Who Swarmed Henry Kissinger

    “I've been a member of this committee for many years, and I have never seen anything as disgraceful and outrageous and despicable as the last demonstration that just took place,” said McCain, R-AZ. Protesters from the group CodePink swarmed behind Kissinger as he arrived alongside two other former…

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  • Russian ‘Spy’ Arrested in NYC Denies Charges, Report Says

    Evgeny Buryakov, who worked at the Russian bank Vnesheconombank, was arrested Monday and accused of being a “non-official cover” agent of the Russian foreign intelligence outfit SVR. The Russian outlet TASS reported today that Russian officials had been granted a consular visit to Buryakov in…

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  • ISIS Appears to Arrange Prisoner Swap in New Hostage Recording

    In a new message uploaded online today, a Japanese hostage of the terror group ISIS purportedly arranges a prisoner swap in which he would go free in exchange for a convicted terrorist held by Jordan -– or a Jordanian pilot held by ISIS will be killed. In an audio recording, allegedly made by…

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  • 5-Year-Old Girl Dies After Catching the Flu, Even After Getting Vaccine

    Kiera Driscoll, 5, had a slight fever on Sunday morning, but she seemed to be feeling better after taking some children's ibuprofen, said her father, Patrick Driscoll. "In fact, she was playing outside that afternoon with my wife and even made a comment that it was 'the most fun time ever,'"…

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  • Hezbollah Strikes Israeli Convoy With Anti-Tank Missile; at Least 3 Dead

    An Israeli military convoy was struck by an antitank missile along the Lebanese border Wednesday, killing two Israeli soldiers and wounding at least seven, according to statements by the Israel's military. A Spanish soldier serving with the United Nations along the border inside Lebanese territory…

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  • American Among Dead in Tripoli, Libya, Hotel Attack

    Several gunmen wearing ski masks stormed the Corinthia Hotel, a hotel popular with western diplomats and journalists in Libya’s capitol, Tripoli, taking a number of hostages and leaving at least eight dead, including an American, four other foreigners and three security guards. A Libyan government…

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  • Astronomers Discover Ancient Solar System With 5 Earth-Like Planets

    The discovery of a solar system as old as the Milky Way and with five Earth-like planets could shed new light on the possibility of ancient life forms in the galaxy. The planets orbit around Kepler 444, which at 11.2 billion years old, is more than twice as old as the sun, according to researchers…

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  • ISIS Hostage Says He'll Be Killed Within 24 Hours

    In a chilling new video from the terror group ISIS, the Japanese journalist held hostage allegedly says that he and another captive have been given 24 hours or less to live unless a convicted terrorist is freed from prison. "It is me for her," he says, referring to Sajida al-Rishawi, a female…

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