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Police Arrest Parents After Escaped Child Calls 911 On Parents Who Kept 13 Siblings Restrained In Shackles

Thirteen Siblings Found Shackled in California

Authorities say an emaciated teenager led deputies to a California home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds. Police arrested the parents

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Simone Biles Says She Was Sexually Abused by Doctor

In a tweet hashtagged #MeToo, reigning Olympic all-around champion Simone Biles revealed that she was a victim of sexual abuse by team doctor Larry Nassar. “I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused Larry Nassar,” Biles writes

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California Mudslide Death Toll Rises to 20

The death toll at the scene of devastating mudslides in a Southern California community rose to 20 as the list of those still missing shrunk to four. A Santa Barbara County spokesman said authorities located a body

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Hawaii Lacked Safeguards to Prevent False Alarm

Hawaii’s emergency authorities lacked reasonable safeguards to prevent the kind of false alert that panicked residents with a warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack, the head of the Federal Communications Commission said

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Aziz Ansari Responds to Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Comedian Aziz Ansari has responded to an allegation of sexual misconduct, saying in a statement that he believed the encounter was "completely consensual." A woman said a date she went on with Ansari left her feeling "violated"


Pope: We're at 'the Very Limit' of Nuclear War

Pope Francis warned against the dangers of nuclear war on Monday. 'I think we are at the very limit,' Francis said when asked if he was concerned about nuclear war. 'One accident is enough to precipitate things.'

Will Cape Town Run Out of Water?

Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water

After three years of unprecedented drought, the South African city of Cape Town has less than 90 days worth of water in its reservoirs, putting it on track to be the first major city in the world to run out of water

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Thousands Flee As Lava Flows Down Volcano

Nearly 15,000 people have fled from villages around the Philippines' most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive

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Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan Dies at 46

Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, has died at 46. Publicist Lindsey Holmes says O'Riordan died suddenly Monday in London, where she was recording. The cause of death wasn't immediately available