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  • An Indiana couple is looking for answers from their daughter's former elementary school after the 8-year-old came home from her special-needs program with her shoes duct-taped to her feet and ankles.

    Nate and Elizabeth Searcy's daughter, Shaylyn, who has Down syndrome, was in her first year at the Life Skills Program at Westlake Elementary in Indianapolis. But after what the parents saw when she returned from school Tuesday, they have re-enrolled her in Bridgeport Elementary, the school she attended last year.

    "Shaylyn got home and the assistant on the bus said, 'Where's mama?' I looked down at my daughter, and she said, 'My feet hurt,'" Nate Searcy told ABCNews.com. "I noticed she had duct tape around her shoes, over and under the tops of her shoes, and up and around her ankles to keep them on."

    Shaylyn had to be wheeled to the bus because she couldn't walk, Elizabeth Searcy said the assistant principal told her. Her dad carried her from the bus

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  • Bruce Willis Hits Gun Control Laws

    Bruce Willis often portrays a gun-wielding action hero on the screen and now it seems that association with guns translates to real life.

    In a recent interview promoting his upcoming movie "A Good Day to Die Hard," Willis said he's against the new gun control laws proposed by President Obama because he believes they could infringe on our Second Amendment rights.

    "I think that you can't start to pick apart anything out of the Bill of Rights without thinking that it's all going to become undone," Willis told The Associated Press. "If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn't they take all your rights away from you?"

    Willis, whose films have grossed over $2 billion in North America, will reprise his most famous role as John McClane in the fifth installment of the Die Hard series hitting theaters February 14.

    Guns are synonymous with McClane, who will no doubt be firing away at the bad guys in his fiction film. But, Willis says he

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  • Funeral services for Texas snowmobiler Caleb Moore, who died last week in a Colorado hospital after being severely injured in the 2013 Winter X Games, are scheduled for Thursday.

    According to an obituary posted on the Pepper Family Funeral Home website, services are scheduled for 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Wheeler, Texas, followed by burial at Wheeler Cemetery.

    The family said in a statement that they will hold a private service this week for close friends and family.

    Moore died on Jan. 31 after developing complications in his heart and brain from injuries he sustained during the Snowmobile Freestyle finals at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo., when his snowmobile flipped on top of him in a violent crash during competition. He was 25.

    The Krum, Texas, native, who has four X Games medals, was completing a back-flip during the Jan. 24 event, when he came up short and the skis on his sled hit the landing, causing the

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  • Robert Gates: U.S. can't beat Islamic State militants without 'boots on the ground'
    Robert Gates: U.S. can't beat Islamic State militants without 'boots on the ground'

    The former U.S. defense secretary criticized President Barack Obama's strategy to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State without sending in ground troops.

  • Jack Ma set to be one of the world's 20 richest?
    Jack Ma set to be one of the world's 20 richest?

    Alibaba founder Jack Ma is already the richest man in China... but could Friday's listing make him one of the 20 richest people in the world?

  • Truck firm faces paying millions in Amtrak crash
    Truck firm faces paying millions in Amtrak crash

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada trucking company could be forced to pay more than $5.7 million if a judge formalizes a jury verdict that faulted one of its drivers for a fiery 2011 crash with an Amtrak train that killed six people and injured dozens.

  • Dollar, pound surge in Asia after Scotland vote
    Dollar, pound surge in Asia after Scotland vote

    Tokyo (AFP) - The pound rallied against major currencies Friday as Scotland rejected independence from the United Kingdom, while the dollar closed in on the 110 yen level for the first time in more than six years.

  • Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes
    Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

    DENVER (AP) — Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.

  • British journalist purportedly shown in IS propaganda video
    British journalist purportedly shown in IS propaganda video

    By Alexander Dziadosz BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Thursday that they said shows British journalist John Cantlie in captivity saying he will soon reveal "facts" about the group to counter its portrayal in Western media. The Islamic State, which controls territory in Syria and Iraq, has already beheaded two American journalists and one British aid worker in recent weeks in what it said was reprisal for U.S. air strikes against it in Iraq. ...

  • 46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back
    46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love.

  • Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'
    Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a "whitewash" that minimizes life-threatening conduct by senior leaders at the hospital.

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