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Italy Earthquake Destroys Small Towns as Death Toll Rises to 120

Originally posted 08/24/2016 03:25PM

The tiny Italian town of Amatrice is in ruins as a result of Wednesday's massive earthquake, and rescue crews are begging for any help they can get to free the dozens believed to be trapped under rubble as officials announce that the death toll has risen to 120.

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Family Says Deaf Man Fatally Shot by Cop Was 'Harmless' and Would Still be Alive if Cop Knew of Impairment

Originally posted 08/24/2016 01:45PM

The family of a deaf man fatally shot by a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper says that Daniel Harris was "harmless" and that if authorities had known of his condition he would still be alive.

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Credit: Source: Shannon Vincel/Facebook
Tributes Pour in for Missouri Cancer Patient Brutally Beaten Outside Treatment Center

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Tributes Pour in for Missouri Cancer Patient Brutally Beaten Outside Treatment Center

Originally posted 08/23/2016 04:00PM

As Illinois police continue to investigate the brutal beating death of a cancer patient, her community mourns.

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Scott Eastwood's Lost Love: How a Faulty Airbag Led to the Death of His Model Girlfriend

Originally posted 08/23/2016 03:55PM

The tragic death of Scott Eastwood's former girlfriend was one of several connected to defective airbags that led to the biggest recall in U.S. automotive history.

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Toots Thielemans, Jazz Legend Famous for the Sesame Street Theme, Dies at 94

Originally posted 08/23/2016 02:25PM

Toots Thielemans, the jazz harmonica virtuoso best known for playing the theme to the iconic children's television series Sesame Street, has died at age 94.

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Filed Under: Death, Toots Thielemans

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Brother Remembers Deaf Man Fatally Shot by Police in Traffic Stop: 'He Had a Beautiful Smile'

Originally posted 08/23/2016 10:50AM

The brother of a deaf man fatally shot by a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper after an attempted traffic stop remembered his sibling as a sociable man with a great smile.

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Filed Under: True Crime, Death, Shootings
Credit: Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/TNS/Getty
Serial Subject Adnan Syed's Alibi Witness Promised to Lie to Free Him from Prison, Former Classmates Say

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Serial Subject Adnan Syed's Alibi Witness Promised to Lie to Free Him from Prison, Former Classmates Say

Originally posted 08/23/2016 09:30AM

Two witnesses have come forward claiming the alibi witness of Adnan Syed, the subject of the popular Serial podcast, told them she'd "make up a lie" to show Syed's innocence, PEOPLE confirms.

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Cancer Patient Beaten to Death Outside of Illinois Treatment Center

Originally posted 08/22/2016 11:40PM

Shannon Vincel, a St. Louis native and a cancer patient, was beaten to death in Illinois after flying to the state to receive radiation treatments, according to reports.

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Little Women: Atlanta's Emily Fernandez Remembers 3-Month-Old Son JJ Two Weeks After His Death

Originally posted 08/22/2016 05:30PM

Little Women: Atlanta's Emily Fernandez is grieving the loss of her infant son, who died Aug. 5 at the age of 3 months.

Fernandez, who stars on the unscripted Lifetime series, exclusively opened up to PEOPLE about the death of her "second born" – Lontel Jahnar Johnson Jr. (JJ) – who experienced multiple health complications before and after he was born, including seizures and blood around his brain.

"To say the last three months have been the most difficult of my life is the understatement of the century. Lontel Jahnar Johnson Jr. (JJ), my second born, was a prayer answered. He was born on April 27, 2016, and he was the perfect tiny package. My baby was having seizures in utero and doctors believe there was a problem with the placenta. Little people pregnancies are high risk and being pregnant with a little person is even more dangerous. JJ wasn't receiving enough oxygen and he was born with blood around his brain," Fernandez said.

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