(CHICAGO) -- Amid chemotherapy, radiation and a 26-hour long surgery to fight cancerous tumors, 12-year-old Johnny Martin only wanted to talk about one thing."He would talk about [corgis] to everyone," Michelle Boyer, Johnny’s mother, t...

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(WILMETTE, Ill.) -- A beloved crossing guard just got the sweetest 80th birthday surprise.Alec Childress was surprised by 100 kids, parents, family and church members on Thursday at the intersection where he's served as a crossing guard in Wi...

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(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Hundreds of thousands of Californians are left in the dark after their electricity was turned off in an effort to reduce the risk of wildfires.Why does cutting the power help? Are there better solutions? Here's what you nee...

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(GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga.) -- The northern snakehead fish, an invasive species that can breathe air and survive on land, has been found in Georgia waters, according to wildlife officials.Native to the Yangtze River basin in China, the species lik...

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(NEW YORK) -- One year after Travis Snyder returned home from deployment in Afghanistan, a close friend from his task force died by suicide.Snyder, 32, knew of the harrowing statistics of suicide among veterans, but his friend's death last Ap...

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(WASHINGTON) -- A family who had a close encounter with a bear while hiking in Washington shared their story -- and video of the incident -- as a reminder for others to stay vigilant in the wilderness.Less than half an hour into the family's...

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(EL PASO, Texas) -- Patrick Crusius, the alleged gunman in the El Paso Walmart mass shooting that left 22 people dead and dozens more injured, pleaded not guilty on Thursday.Crusius, 21, who wore a suit and glasses, only spoke to enter his pl...

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(CLEARWATER, Fla.) -- A white Florida man found guilty of manslaughter in the 2018 killing of an unarmed African-American father he shot in a dispute over a handicap parking space was sentenced on Thursday to serve 20 years in prison.Michael...

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(LOS ANGELES) -- A 21-year-old woman surrendered her newborn to a Los Angeles fire station this week, shedding light on the power of Safe Surrender laws.The baby was taken to a downtown L.A. fire station at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and found t...

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(NEW YORK) -- Gusty, dry winds continue to impact parts of the West, including California, Thursday. Some of the wind gusts have already surpassed 50 mph in parts of Northern California, with humidity as low as 3 percent. Because of t...

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(WASHINGTON) -- Partially inspired by the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a new rule to reduce exposure to lead from drinking water around the country on Thursday. "The action that we're taking tom...

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(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Pacific Gas and Electric is restoring power to some California homes whose electricity was cut Wednesday in order to reduce the risk of wildfires -- but the utility says that it could take days before all affected customers are bac...

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(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- A black man who says he was kicked out of a Portland, Oregon DoubleTree for taking a phone call in the lobby, despite being a guest of the hotel, filed a lawsuit against the hotel this week alleging false arrest and racial discrim...

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(LOS ANGELES) -- Customs and Border Protection agents at the country's largest seaport seized more than 14,800 pairs of counterfeit Nike sneakers for trademark infringement after examining a shipment that arrived from China.Agents at the Port...

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