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48 million under threat of severe weather as hail, rain and tornadoes move east

Nearly 50 million people are under threat of hail, heavy rain, strong winds and isolated tornadoes this week as several storms move east, according to the National Weather Center. Storms spread across the Great Lakes/Ohio Valley area and most of the Northeast on Sunday. While the risk for severe storms appears to be low, it…MORE

Columbine survivor Austin Eubanks found dead at 37

Austin Eubanks, one of the survivors of the 1999 Columbine shooting in Colorado, was found dead at his home early Saturday, according to Routt County, Colorado, Coroner Robert Ryg. Eubanks was found dead during a welfare check after he didn’t answer his phone, Ryg said. Eubanks was 37. No foul play is suspected, and an…MORE

School district pushes back against criticism over Arab stereotype in shooting drill

A Pennsylvania school district is pushing back against criticism of an active-shooter drill where the gunman wore a keffiyeh, the traditional Arab formal headdress. The fallout from the controversial January drill at Penn-Trafford School District began after parts of a video circulating on social media showed a teacher playing the shooter wearing a checkered keffiyeh.…MORE

Here’s what you need to know about the College Board’s new SAT score

The roughly 2 million fledgling college students who take out their No. 2 pencils for the SAT each year will now be assigned a score reflecting not only math and verbal skills but also their social and economic backgrounds. The College Board, which administers an exam already fraught with anxiety for teens and parents alike,…MORE

The rising wave of abortion restrictions in America

Abortion bans continue popping up across the United States, leaving many people wondering where their states stand. Here’s what you need to know. Abortion is legal in every state Abortion is legal under Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in all 50 states. But most states have set limits in…MORE

2 die in Utah helicopter crash

Two people died in a helicopter crash Friday in a mountainous area of north-central Utah, authorities said. The helicopter went down north of Alpine, a community about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said. Both people aboard were killed; their names were not immediately released. Authorities began searching Friday…MORE

7 people shot at a house party near Ball State University in Indiana

Seven people were wounded, three critically, in a shooting early Saturday at a house party near Ball State University in Indiana, police said. No arrests were made, but investigators were conducting interviews late Saturday morning and said an arrest was imminent, Muncie Police Chief Joe Winkle said. The shooting happened around 12:45 a.m. near campus…MORE