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July 22, 2020 - 6:00 pm
By AARON KATERSKY, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) -- A Raytheon engineer who "endangered national security" was sentenced Wednesday to 1 1/2 years in prison. Ahmed Serageldin had worked on a radar system used to defend against ballistic missiles and had pleaded guilty to keeping classified national defense...
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July 22, 2020 - 5:58 pm
By ELLA TORRES, ABC NEWS (SAINT LOUIS, Mo.) -- One person is dead and another injured after a shooting Wednesday at a mall in suburban St. Louis, police said. The person who died was identified only as a man in his early 20s, police said. The age of the person, also a man, who was injured was not...
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July 22, 2020 - 5:53 pm
By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWS (TOPEKA, Kan.) -- As school districts across the country grapple with how and when to reopen safely during the coronavirus pandemic, the Kansas State Board of Education rejected Gov. Laura Kelly's executive order delaying the start of the school year despite rising...
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July 22, 2020 - 5:47 pm
By TRISH TURNER, ABC NEWS Sens. John Cornyn and Ed Markey -- from opposite ends of the political spectrum -- attempted to pass legislation by unanimous consent on Wednesday making Juneteenth a federal holiday, saying it was past time to put the celebration of the formal end of slavery alongside...
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July 22, 2020 - 5:34 pm
By BILL HUTCHISON, ABC NEWS (SEATTLE) -- The suspect in a hit-and-run on a closed Seattle freeway that left a Black Lives Matter protester dead and another seriously injured was arraigned on Wednesday as demonstrators stood outside the courthouse chanting the victims' names. Dawit Kelete, 27,...
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July 22, 2020 - 5:04 pm
BY: GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN (WASHINGTON) -- If there's one conversation dominating parent groups right now -- online, in person or in a rapid flurry of group texts -- it's this: What will the upcoming school year look like? There's the possibility of a full return. There's the possibility of a full...
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July 22, 2020 - 4:54 pm
BY: KARMA ALLEN (LIVONIA, Michigan) -- At least 13 nuns from a single convent in Livonia, Michigan, have died since the COVID-19 pandemic began nearly three months ago. A dozen nuns in the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Felix of Cantalice died after contracting the virus between April 10 and...
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July 22, 2020 - 3:26 pm
BY: JON HAWORTH, AARON KATERSKY, MARK CRUDELE, and IVAN PEREIRA (NEW YORK) -- Roy Den Hollander, whom the FBI has called the "primary subject" in the shooting at Judge Esther Salas' New Jersey home, was also the leading suspect in the murder of a like-minded attorney in California earlier this...
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July 22, 2020 - 3:20 pm
BY: ELLA TORRES (KILLEEN, Texas) -- An investigation is underway into the death of a 26-year-old Fort Hood soldier found unresponsive in a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir, government and local officials said. Pvt. Mejhor Morta was found July 17 after a fisherman called 911 to report seeing...
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July 22, 2020 - 11:35 am
By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News (PASADENA, Calif.) -- Some California hair salon owners have been eager to reopen after being shut down for months amid the coronavirus pandemic, and now they have the green light to reopen with new rules enforced. After initially being ordered to shut down...
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