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Their first Thanksgiving was spent with neighbors they just met. Here’s how it happened

Their first Thanksgiving was spent with neighbors they just met. Here’s how it happened

With another Thanksgiving crossed off the calendar, our stomachs are full, our fridges are stocked with leftovers and one couple from Colombia is reflecting on their first year celebrating the American holiday. Susana Orrego Villegas and her husband, Edward White, international students living in Brookline, Massachusetts, were able to spend their first Thanksgiving with a…MORE

Why hundreds of thousands of kids in the US dread their 21st birthdays
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Why hundreds of thousands of kids in the US dread their 21st birthdays

Most college students can’t wait for their 21st birthdays. But Lakshmi Parvathinathan is terrified. It’s the moment when everything she’s worked for could slip away. “All my friends excitedly talk about turning 21 — hitting the bars, all of that…but it’s just something that I dread,” she says. The day she turns 21, Parvathinathan will…MORE

3 dead and 4 injured in shooting inside a Nashville apartment, police say

3 dead and 4 injured in shooting inside a Nashville apartment, police say

A shooting inside a Nashville apartment Friday night left three young men dead and four injured, police said. Those injured suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, the Nashville Police Department said in a tweet. Authorities recovered two guns at the scene, and there was no sign of forced entry, police said. No arrests have been made, and…MORE

1 person shot at Tacoma Mall in Washington state, authorities say

1 person shot at Tacoma Mall in Washington state, authorities say

One person was shot at the Tacoma Mall in Washington state on Friday night, sending shoppers scrambling for safety, officials said. The Tacoma police department said the victim was taken to a local hospital suffering from serious injuries. “People were fleeing, sheltering in place and the stores went into lockdown,” Pierce County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson…MORE

One dead in shooting at entrance to Marine Recruit Depot in San Diego

One dead in shooting at entrance to Marine Recruit Depot in San Diego

One person was shot and killed at the entrance of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego Friday, authorities have confirmed to CNN. Shortly before noon, a vehicle attempted to enter the facility at a checkpoint, according to a base spokesperson in a statement issued late Friday. Guards ordered the car to stop, but…MORE

A gunshot victim finally got to thank the medical student who saved him 25 years ago

A gunshot victim finally got to thank the medical student who saved him 25 years ago

A Maryland medical student who took a wrong turn after getting lost answered a young gunshot victim’s prayer. Now, 25 years later, Baltimore resident Damon Walker reunited earlier this month with the medical student who drove toward the chaos instead of running from it. “I constantly think about that moment of being in the gutter…MORE

At least three people wounded in shooting at Durham, North Carolina, shopping mall

At least three people wounded in shooting at Durham, North Carolina, shopping mall

Three people were shot and three more injured during a shooting Friday at a packed shopping mall, police in Durham, North Carolina, said. Off-duty Durham police officers were working Friday afternoon inside The Streets at Southpoint mall heard shots coming from within the mall, and called for backup, Durham Police Chief Patrice Andrews said. Responding…MORE

Charles Moose, the face of the DC sniper investigation, dies at 68
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Charles Moose, the face of the DC sniper investigation, dies at 68

Charles Moose, who helmed the Montgomery County Police Department when authorities arrested the DC snipers, has died, according to a department Facebook post. The 68-year-old passed on Thanksgiving, the department said, citing his wife. “He was a great leader and led our department through the DC Sniper investigation, one of the most difficult crime sprees…MORE

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