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2 dead, 14 wounded in mass shooting in Rochester, New York
Kali9/iStock By WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) -- There are two people dead and at least 14 others injured following a mass shooting at a backyard party in Rochester, New York, overnight, according to the Rochester Police Department.The shooting took place on Pennsylvania Avenue around 12:25 a.m. ET, according to authorities. Police say several dozen rounds were fired.This is "truly a tragedy of epic proportions," Rochester interim Police Chief Mark Simmons said during a press conference early Saturday morning. "Sixteen victims is unheard of."One deceased victim is a female aged 18-22 and the other is a male, also aged 18-22....
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Amy Coney Barrett front-runner on Trump list of potential Justice nominees: Sources
Courtesy of the University of Notre Dame By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A conservative female federal judge appears to be the lead contender on President Donald Trump's list of potential nominees to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, multiple sources familiar with the thinking of the president and his advisers told ABC News.Trump is expected to put forth a nominee in the coming days, and while it is still early in the process, U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett is seen as a leading contender, several sources told ABC News. Barrett was one of four...
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Ex-workers sue Kroger, claiming they were fired for refusing to wear rainbow symbol
Wendelland Caroyln/iStock By KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(CONWAY, Ark.) -- A federal employment watchdog filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against supermarket chain Kroger on behalf of two Arkansas employees who claim they were terminated because they refused to wear an apron that included a rainbow symbol.The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in charge of enforcing anti-workplace discrimination laws, filed the suit this week on behalf of ex-workers workers Brenda Lawson and Trudy Rickerd, who said they were fired when the company implemented a new dress code that included an apron with a rainbow heart on it.The women said the company implemented a...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, powerhouse Supreme Court Justice, dies at 87
Mark Wilson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the powerhouse Supreme Court justice and champion for women's rights, has died at the age of 87. "Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer," Court Spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. Her death while still serving on the Court, a scenario long-dreaded by liberals, creates a rare election-year opportunity for President Donald Trump to nominate a conservative replacement, triggering a pitched political battle. Ginsburg had become the standard bearer for the court's liberal wing, writing...
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CDC reverses testing guidelines after report of interference
grejak/iStock By STEPHANIE EBBS and ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News(ATLANTA) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reversed guidance on who should be tested for the virus that causes COVID-19, specifying that asymptomatic people who have come in contact with an infected person should get tested and quarantine for 14 days -- a change from guidance released last month that said testing might not be necessary for people without symptoms.CDC guidance released in August caused alarm in the public health community that data would give an incomplete picture of outbreaks around the country, and The New York Times reported...
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Israel goes on its second lockdown as Jewish High Holidays begin
solarseven/iStock By ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Israel's second COVID-19 lockdown started on Friday as the Jewish High Holidays began.The lockdown, which will last for three weeks, went into effect at 2 p.m. local time. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, begins Friday night, and is typically a time for family gatherings.Supermarkets and pharmacies will stay open during the lockdown but schools and nonessential businesses will close.Synagogues can stay open but there are strict rules as to how many worshippers can go inside at one time. Ten days after Rosh Hashanah is Yom Kippur; attending synagogue is an important part of...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 9/17/20
iStock By ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL INTERLEAGUEBoston 5, Miami 3LA Angels 7, Arizona 3San Francisco 6, Seattle 4AMERICAN LEAGUEChi White Sox 4, Minnesota 3Tampa Bay 3, Baltimore 1Houston 2, Texas 1Cleveland 10, Detroit 3NY Yankees 10, Toronto 7Tampa Bay 10, Baltimore 6NATIONAL LEAGUEPittsburgh 5, St. Louis 1NY Mets 10, Philadelphia 6LA Dodgers 9, Colorado 3NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSMiami 106, Boston 101 (Miami leads 2-0)NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSTampa Bay 2, NY Islanders 1 (Tampa Bay wins series 4-2)NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUECleveland 35, Cincinnati 30WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSMinnesota 80, Phoenix 79Connecticut 73,...
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