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2 Killed After Construction Scaffolding Collapses Near Disney World

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| A third person was able to hold on after slipping and was pulled to safety by other workers at the hotel building site. The sheriff's office has launched an investigation.

With Vatican In Turmoil Over Abuse Allegations, Questions Remain About What Pope Knew

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In the era of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, mudslinging between rival church factions is now occurring in the open. Key unanswered questions have emboldened some of the pope's critics.

A Toddler's Death Adds To Concerns About Migrant Detention

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An 18-month-old child died this spring after she was released from an immigrant detention facility in Texas. Lawyers representing her mother intend to sue the contractor for $40 million in damages.

Madden Tournaments Canceled After Deadly Shooting In Jacksonville

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Two players were killed when a shooter opened fire at a Florida tournament. Police say the shooter took his own life. The CEO of game-maker Electronic Arts says he has canceled three upcoming events.

Hurricane Maria Caused 2,975 Deaths In Puerto Rico, Independent Study Estimates

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The number from a study commissioned by Puerto Rico's government is much higher than the government's official death toll of 64.

Apartment Fire Kills 8 Children In Chicago's Little Village Neighborhood

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Chicago fire officials said Sunday's fire was deadliest in more than a decade, and that no smoke detectors were found or heard at the scene. Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire.

Jacksonville Shooting Witness Recalls 'People Crying' And 'Running For Their Lives'

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Ryen Aleman tells NPR how he and another gamer hid in a restroom to avoid the shooter. As the two huddled in a stall, they could hear gunshots and the cries of people who had been hit.

U.S. Cuts More Than $200 Million In Aid To Palestinians

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The State Department announced the Trump administration's decision to cut assistance to Palestinians on Friday. It said the money will now be redirected to "high-priority projects elsewhere."

Georgia County Votes To Keep Polling Places Open After Intense Scrutiny

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In a matter of seconds Friday morning, the board of elections in south Georgia's Randolph County voted to keep all of its polling places open ahead of the November midterm elections.