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‘A lot of us are misunderstood’: Moms in prison visited by daughters in Girl Scouts

Rachel Scott/ABC News(JESSUP, Maryland) — Inside this Maryland’s women’s prison, you’ll find about 800 inmates — and every other Saturday morning, a dozen or so girl scouts. Girl Scout Troop 7856 is special. All of the scouts’ mothers are incarcerated at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup, Maryland. Twice a month, their troop …

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Moon says Kim will get what he wants from Trump by following through on denuclearization

ABC News(BUENOS AIRES, Argentina) — U.S. President Donald Trump is ready to grant what North Korea wants as long as denuclearization goals are fulfilled, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told the media on Sunday. Moon held a brief press meeting on his way to New Zealand from the the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. …

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Paradise students displaced by deadly Camp Fire head back to school

iStock/Thinkstock(OROVILLE, Calif.) — Students displaced by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, are returning to school for the first time since the deadly fire leveled most of their town. Paradise Elementary students will be attending classes today in Oroville, about 20 miles south of Paradise, where nearly 30,000 residents were forced to relocate after the …

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Passerby panics after seeing fake Clark Griswold hanging off roof in ‘Christmas Vacation’-inspired lights display

KVUE(AUSTIN, Texas) — No one was around to save Clark Griswold as he dangled from a roof while hanging up Christmas lights in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” but a dummy representing the fictional character wouldn’t have faced the same fate. A family in Austin, Texas, based their Christmas lights display off the iconic movie scene …

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Petition requests government allow father of murdered teen Hania Aguilar to enter US for funeral

FBI Charlotte(NEW YORK) —  A North Carolina community is rallying in support of the family of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar, whose body was found more than three weeks after she was kidnapped in front of her home. An online petition to the Guatemalan Embassy requesting that Hania’s father be allowed to enter the U.S. to attend …

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North Korea’s state TV gets a quiet makeover, adding neon suits and smiles

Korean Central Television(NEW YORK) — Reporters in neon-colored suits walk and talk on camera, television programs feature flashy effects, and anchors deliver the news in a high-tech studio. It’s not what viewers expect from KCTV, North Korea’s state-owned broadcaster, but it seems the country’s young leader has been pushing the outlet to find more modern …

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International Space Station likely to be temporarily abandoned if Russian rocket fails

Aubrey Gemignani/NASA via Getty Images(MOSCOW) — On Monday, a Russian Soyuz rocket with three astronauts aboard will depart for the International Space Station in one of the most high-stakes launches in years. If the rocket does not reach the ISS as planned, the station is likely to be left temporarily abandoned by the end of …

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NYPD finds couple who lost diamond ring in sidewalk grate

iStock/Getty(NEW YORK) — The international manhunt for a couple that got engaged in New York City — only to lose their diamond ring moments after the proposal when it fell down a sidewalk grate in Times Square — has come to an end. The New York Police Department announced on Saturday that it had found …

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Farmers cautiously optimistic about US/China talks

The president of the American Soybean Association says a resolution to the trade war with China would a great Christmas present for America’s farmers. Iowa farmer John Heisdorffer says this trade war has been costly.  “This bean market has been floored out and doesn’t want to move up,” he says. He tells Brownfield the negotiations …

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Schedule for George H.W. Bush’s funeral includes trip to Capitol, burial in Texas

Cynthia Johnson/Liaison(WASHINGTON) — The official schedule for ceremonies honoring the late George H.W. Bush was released on Saturday. The four-day tribute includes lying in state at the U.S. Capitol for parts of three days, a funeral at the Washington National Cathedral and eventual burial at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The ceremonies will …

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President Trump hits pause on tariff war with China

iStock(BUENOS AIRES) — President Trump is hitting pause in the escalating trade war with China after a meeting with President Xi Jinping. Just a day after Trump threatened to bludgeon China by doubling U.S. tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods, the White House said a planned increase from 10 percent to 25 percent on …

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Dozens injured as 22 tornadoes reported in central Illinois

iStock(LINCOLN, Ill.) — A rash of tornadoes broke out Saturday afternoon and evening across central Illinois, injuring at least 30 people and turning homes into piles of splintered wood. There were 22 tornadoes reported to the National Weather Service on Saturday, all in central Illinois. The offices in Lincoln, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri, will …

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Severe weather threat moves into Southeast

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A major storm in the central U.S. is bringing severe weather, flash flooding and heavy snow to the eastern half of the nation. This same major storm was responsible for setting off a tornado outbreak in Illinois on Saturday evening. There were 22 reported tornadoes on Saturday, all in central Illinois, …

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Winter Storm Warning issued December 02 at 3:13AM MST until December 02 at 5:00AM MST by NWS

…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THIS MORNING… * WHAT…Snow. Additional snow accumulations less than an inch. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE…Portions of south central and southeast South Dakota. * WHEN…Until 6 AM CST early this morning.

US/China take first steps to ease trade tensions

The US and China have reportedly declared a cease-fire to their tit-for-tat trade war.  According to a statement from the White House, President Trump will delay plans to increase tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods that were set to go into place January 1, 2019. In response to the President agreeing to not increase tariffs, …

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She said ‘yes,’ he dropped her ring: NYPD looking for couple who lost engagement ring in subway grate

iStock/Getty(NEW YORK) — She said yes! Then, she probably screamed “noooo!” — as her engagement ring slipped out of his fingers and through one of New York City’s subway grates. Now, the New York Police Department is looking for the couple who dropped the ring through the grate. “Help us find the couple [whose] marriage …

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Winter Storm Warning issued December 01 at 6:51PM MST until December 02 at 5:00PM MST by NWS

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST SUNDAY… * WHAT…Snow. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 7 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE…Portions of south central and southeast South Dakota. * WHEN…Until 6 PM CST Sunday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. Patchy

Rev. Jesse Jackson delivers powerful eulogy at funeral for Alabama man shot dead by police

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Renowned civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson delivered a powerful eulogy on Saturday at the funeral of a 21-year-old black man who was shot to death by police inside an Alabama shopping mall on Thanksgiving night. “Today, you find yourselves in the midst of a storm,” Jackson told the crowd of …

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