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Desperate Dad Calls Son After Seeing Crash, Gets Terrible News from Officer

Father Frantically Calls Son After Seeing Crash and Gets Terrible News from Officer

Originally posted 11/30/2014 07:15PM

It was every parent's worst nightmare come true.

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Sweet 16: Bindi Irwin Is Driving! (PHOTO) | Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin Is 'Feeling So Good' After Getting Learner's Permit on 16th Birthday

Originally posted 07/24/2014 04:30PM

Now she's really a teenager.

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Friends of Malaysia Airlines Victims Describe the 'Vast Emptiness' After Crash

Friends of Malaysia Airlines Victims Describe the 'Vast Emptiness' After Crash

Originally posted 07/24/2014 02:55PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr A week after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down by a missile attack, friends and family members struggle to make sense of the tragedy and make sure their loved ones are not forgotten.

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Parents of 3 Children Killed in Malaysia Airlines Crash: 'We Live in a Hell Beyond Hell'

Parents of 3 Children Killed in Malaysia Airlines Crash: 'We Live in a Hell Beyond Hell'

Originally posted 07/23/2014 04:00PM

The parents of three Australian children who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash are speaking out, calling for the triumph of love over hate.

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Plane Crashes in Taiwan, 47 Trapped and Feared Dead

Plane Crashes in Taiwan, 47 Trapped and Feared Dead

Originally posted 07/23/2014 02:10PM

A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.

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Man Dies at California Beach After Sand Hole Collapses

UpdatePosted 07/23/2014 11:40AM

Man Dies at California Beach After Sand Hole Collapses

Originally posted 07/23/2014 10:55AM

A young man died after a hole he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in the sand for at least five minutes, authorities said Tuesday.

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PHOTOS: Devastating Images from the Malaysia Airlines Crash

Six Devastating Photos from the Wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines Plane Crash

Originally posted 07/17/2014 08:15PM

A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with 295 people onboard was apparently shot down Thursday over Ukraine.

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Pan Am Flight 759 'Miracle Baby' Is Now a Mom

32 Years After Plane Crash, 'Miracle Baby' Missy Trahan Is a Mom

Originally posted 07/15/2014 06:45PM

Melissa "Missy" Trahan was just 16 months old when she was rescued from the rubble of Pan Am Flight 759 in Kenner, Louisiana, on July 9, 1982.

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How Two Women Became 'Like Sisters' After Losing Loved Ones in Newtown

Remembering Newtown: How Two Women Bonded After Their Loved Ones Were Slain

Originally posted 12/14/2013 10:00AM

Erica Lafferty and Carlee Soto first remember seeing each other at the Newtown firehouse on Dec. 14, awaiting word of their relatives' fate.

Earlier that morning, Erica's mom, Sandy Hook school principal Dawn Hochsprung, 47, had rushed out of a meeting when she heard gunshots. As she ran toward the shooter, he gunned her down. He then burst into Vicki Soto's first-grade class, just moments after she had herded a group of children into a closet.

Lanza shot the 27-year-old teacher, her aide, Anne Marie Murphy, and the five children Soto and Murphy tried to shield.

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Newtown, One Year Later: Honoring a 7-Year-Old's Kind Spirit

Newtown, One Year Later: Honoring a 7-Year-Old's Kindness with Foundation in His Memory

Originally posted 12/11/2013 12:05PM

Mark Barden still cannot believe his son Daniel is no longer here to cuddle on snowy winter mornings or challenge him to foosball games before school.

"In those first few seconds when I'm awake, I still have to think, 'Was this whole thing just a horrible dream?' " he says. "I still find myself trying to comprehend it, as we all are."

Barden lost his 7-year-old son on Dec. 14, 2012, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza stormed into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., killing 20 first graders, including Daniel, and six educators before turning the gun on himself.

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