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August 17, 2017 - 5:24 am
(CHARLOTTESVILLE, N.C.) -- Hundreds of people flooded the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia on Wednesday night in a peaceful, candlelight vigil for the victims of Saturday's violence surrounding a white nationalist rally. Mourners raise candles during vigil tonight in Charlottesville before...
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August 17, 2017 - 5:03 am
(NEW YORK) -- The numbers for the $432.5 million Powerball jackpot were drawn Wednesday night -- but there was no winning ticket. The estimated jackpot has now jumped to $510 million. The numbers will be drawn Saturday night. The numbers drawn were 9, 15, 43, 60, 64. The Powerball is 4. JUST IN:...
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August 16, 2017 - 8:02 pm
(HOPE, Alaska) -- Daniel Hartung's very first kayaking trip on powerful whitewater rapids almost became his last, if it weren't for the heroics of a stranger. On Saturday, Hartung, 64, of Indian, Alaska, attended a bluegrass and whitewater festival near Hope, Alaska, with his wife. Hartung, who'd...
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August 16, 2017 - 6:51 pm
(NEW YORK) -- New and disturbing information has been released about James Alex Fields Jr., the man who allegedly drove into a group protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday, killing a woman and injuring several others. ABC News has obtained transcripts of three...
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August 16, 2017 - 4:20 pm
(ST. LOUIS) -- Someone call the fashion police. Missouri police poked fun at a "jorts-wearing bandit" who has burglarized multiple Walgreens stores in the St. Louis County area. On Aug. 9, the St. Louis County Police Department tweeted a photo of the suspect, instructing the public to contact...
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August 16, 2017 - 3:50 pm
(GAINESVILLE, Fla.) -- White nationalist Richard Spencer has been denied a request to rent space at the University of Florida to give a speech next month, according to a school statement. The "likelihood of violence and potential injury – not the words or ideas – has caused us to take this action"...
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August 16, 2017 - 2:52 pm
(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- More than 700 teachers and staff members from Charlottesville, Virginia, public schools broke into song Tuesday at a back-to-school convocation just days after protests and deadly violence shook their city. The school officials sang “Lean On Me” and held glow sticks to...
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August 16, 2017 - 2:47 pm
(NEW YORK) -- You've probably heard by now to watch out for a total solar eclipse in the United States on Aug. 21. But do you know exactly what it is and what will happen when it occurs? Here's what you need to know: What is a total solar eclipse? To truly understand a total solar eclipse, you must...
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