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Smoke Forces Melania Trump's Plane Back to Military Base

First lady Melania Trump's plane was forced to return to a Washington area military base on Wednesday because of smoke in the cabin, temporarily delaying her trip to a Philadelphia hospital. Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said "everyone is fine and everyone is safe" after the plane returned to Joint Base Andrews.   Mrs. Trump was using a ...

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Yemen air strike: The school that's lost 42 children

Families of those killed in the Yemen bus attack have said they want justice, but don't expect to get it. /
White woman who falsely accused Black boy of groping her butt and impersonated a cop speaks out ‘I regret that I escalated the situation’

The white woman who cried wolf and lied when she reported that a little Black boy groped her butt has now offered a backhanded apology after backlash ... /
Will Smith recounts the 45 days Jada cried over their marriage ‘I was failing miserably’

Jada Pinkett Smith has brought her husband Will to the Red Table Talk forum and in a new clip for the upcoming season, the rapper/actor is brought to ...

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Melania Trump to Focus on Opioids, Newborns in Hospital Tour

First lady Melania Trump will travel to Philadelphia to meet with families of children who were affected by exposure to opioids while in the ... /
Former NFL player arrested after wife catches him naked with 12-year-old girl

  A former Atlanta Falcons running back has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl after his wife caught him with an erect ...

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Three-Way Talks Begin on Disarming Key Part of Korean Border

Negotiators from North and South Korea, along with the U.S.-led United Nations Command, are holding their first talks Tuesday on demilitarizing a section of the heavily fortified border that separates the rival Koreas. The talks will take place in ...

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The Indian women abandoned due to mental illness

Women who suffer from mental illness in India are seen as being useless and a burden on their families

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How is New Zealand doing on child poverty?

Almost 30% of children are from low-income families or have experienced material hardship.

'The Sentence' shows family impact of harsh mandatory sentencing

"I had the opportunity to tell the story you don’t see when people are incarcerated, the stories of the families and children left behind.”

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Honduran Migrant Caravan Grows as it Moves Toward the US

The migrant caravan that started in San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras has grown as it crosses the country.  Some are walking. Some are in ...

Shelters step up to aid more immigrant families brought to their doors by ICE

“We welcome you here,” said Ruben Garcia, the director of Annunciation House, a Catholic shelter in El Paso, Texas.

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Indonesia Dispatch: Their Land Defiled, Forest People Swap Flower Worship for Quran and Concrete

Indigenous forest people of the Indonesian island of Sumatra have been pushed from their land and away from their gods by timber, rubber, paper and palm oil plantations. Many have converted to Islam.

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Report: White House Seeks New Approach on Family Separations at Border

A report in The Washington Post says the Trump administration is "actively considering plans that could again separate parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border," but would add options to previous approaches. Citing anonymous sources, the report says the plans are under consideration because of the "soaring numbers of families" trying to ...

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Hurricane Michael Death Toll Climbs to 16

One more body has been found in the rubble of an obliterated Florida community, raising the death toll to at least 16 since Category 4 Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle a week ago, later churning north through Georgia, the ...

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Bucket list for Finn, the Vermont dog dying of cancer

Cynthia and Finn find a global community on social media for families whose pets have cancer.

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Florida: Too Soon for Homeowners to Return to Disaster Zone

Linda Marquardt rode out Hurricane Michael with her husband at their home in Mexico Beach. When their house filled with surging ocean water, they ...

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Pence Promises US Backing for Central America if Borders Strengthened

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Central American countries on Thursday the United States was willing to help with economic development and investment if they did more to tackle mass migration, corruption and gang violence. Speaking at a meeting with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and El Salvador ... /
Why Halloween trick or treaters over age 12 could face jail time in one Virginia town

Even though children aged 12 aren’t old enough to vote, they are apparently too old to go trick or treating in one conservative Virginia town. —Trump targets immigrant families with harsh policy requiring them to choose between social services or permanent residency— Trick or Treaters who go door-to-door on Halloween asking for candy ... /
Trump targets immigrant families with harsh policy requiring them to choose between social services or permanent residency

The Trump administration’s new “public charge” rules will become a burden on some 75,000 immigrants living in NYC by requiring them to choose between securing permanent residency or receiving food stamps. —Trump says ‘stop and frisk’ works and Chicago police should use it to stop violent crime— “For us, as an administration, this is ...

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Indonesia arrests four for 'selling babies on Instagram'

Indonesian police say they stopped the sale of one baby and were trying to track down at least one more. /
Los Angeles suspends practice of collecting juvenile detention fees from parents

On Tuesday, Los Angeles County supervisors took a major step in criminal justice reform by voting to stop imposing excessive fees and collecting ... /
Bad Halloween decoration idea: Hanging black effigy in front yard

It’s that time of year again, where families start doing the most to decorate their homes for Halloween. An important piece of advice when it comes ...

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Ukraine ammo dump blasts blamed on 'possible sabotage'

Authorities evacuate about 12,000 people after explosions at the site to the north-east of Kiev.

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New York limo crash: Car had failed road safety test

The deadliest US road accident since 2009 killed four newlyweds and four sisters, families say.

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Refugee Families Split Due to Stricter Screening to Enter US

Death threats drove Hadi Mohammed out of Iraq and to a small apartment in Nebraska, where he and his two young sons managed to settle as refugees. But the danger hasn't been enough to allow his wife to join them.   Mohammed, who worked as a security guard for the U.S. military in Baghdad, says he was initially told his wife would be reunited ...

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Indonesia quake: 'Real heroism' helping Palu recover

Stories of real heroism from two women helping in the aftermath of the Indonesian earthquake.

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