Tragedy
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Kobe Bryant, daughter, seven others killed in crash

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/27/20, 11:10 am

Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles on Sunday, along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others. Bryant was 41. Authorities have not officially identified the other people killed.

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Protests erupt in Iran

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/13/20, 12:13 pm

Iranian security forces likely used gunfire and tear gas over the weekend on people protesting the country’s downing of a passenger plane last week. The New York–based Center for Human Rights in Iran received video footage showing people coughing as a tear gas canister landed near them, while another clip showed pools of blood on the sidewalk after the protests. Iranian police chief Gen. Hossein Rahimi denied officers opened fire, although the semi-official Fars news agency reported tear gas “in some areas.”

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Severe storms hammer South and Midwest

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/13/20, 11:55 am

Icy weather, tornadoes, and flooding led to 11 deaths throughout the South and Midwest over the weekend. Tens of thousands of people were without electrical power on Sunday following punishing storms.

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