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November 06, 2017 - 7:57 am
(MERIDEN, Conn.) -- One 5-year-old girl had one wish before her fourth open heart surgery -- get married to her best friend. Sophia Chiappalone's mother, Kristy Somerset-Chiappalone, told ABC News she'd do anything to give another smile to her daughter, who was born with several heart defects...
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Justin Selph
November 05, 2017 - 8:42 pm
(PARIS, Tenn.) -- A baby girl born on Halloween was still able to celebrate, thanks to her doctor. Dr. Paul Locus, an obstetrician at the Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tennessee, helped Oaklyn Selph into the world, donning a costume that made him appear like The Joker. The doctor sported a...
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November 05, 2017 - 8:30 pm
(NEW YORK) -- After this morning's mass shooting at a church in rural Texas left at least 26 people dead, many parents are wrestling with how to explain the seemingly inexplicable act of violence to their children. The shooting, with victims' ages ranging from 5 to 72, comes just over a month after...
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Hannah Summers
November 04, 2017 - 5:47 pm
(FORT WAYNE, Ind.) -- One teen who lost her mother after a battle with cancer was comforted after she read a letter her mother penned to her months before her passing. Hannah Summers told ABC News her older sister found the letters Peggy Summers wrote to each of her children hours after her death...
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November 04, 2017 - 5:22 pm
(CHESAPEAKE, Va.) -- Strudel the dog once weighed a whopping 80 pounds, but now she’s working on her summer body. The 7-year-old rescue pup was surrendered after her owner died, and now lives with a loving foster family, Kristen and Wynn Horton in Chesapeake, Virginia. The golden retriever mix is...
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November 04, 2017 - 1:54 pm
(GENEVA) -- The concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere reached a record high in 2016, according to a report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Last year's surge was 50 percent higher than the average of the past decade, leading to the highest levels in 800,000 years...
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Tara Artinyan
November 03, 2017 - 4:07 pm
(PORTLAND, Maine) -- A boy and his family are wishing for cards from people around the world in honor of his favorite holiday of Christmas. Jacob Thompson, 9, is fighting cancer at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. When doctors told his mother he had a...
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November 03, 2017 - 3:09 pm
(ATLANTA) -- The family of the 2-year-old Georgia boy in desperate need of a kidney transplant said in a press conference Friday that they are hopeful that the decision on whether his father will serve as the donor will be made in a meeting with Emory University Hospital staff on Monday. The...
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Bill Jensen
November 03, 2017 - 2:32 pm
(SHAKOPEE, Minn.) -- A Minnesota woman who was sentenced to jail when she was eight months pregnant for drug use was married more than three years later by the same judge who sentenced her. Jennifer Jensen, 24, of Shakopee, Minnesota, married Bill Jensen, 27, last month in an outdoor ceremony...
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November 02, 2017 - 5:25 pm
(ATLANTA) -- A Georgia toddler desperately needs a kidney transplant, and his father was deemed the perfect match, but the operation was canceled due to the father's criminal record. Now, the little boy is fighting for his life as his family pleads for help. A.J. Burgess was born a month early and...
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