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Schoolteacher Killed by Distracted Driver While Biking Cross-Country for Charity: Officials

Originally posted 08/01/2015 11:50AM

A New York teacher has died after he and another cyclist were struck by an allegedly distracted driver Thursday in Oklahoma as they rode cross-country for charity, law enforcement tells PEOPLE.

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Bin Laden Family Members Reportedly Killed in Private Plane Crash in England

Bin Laden Family Members Reportedly Killed in Private Plane Crash in England

Originally posted 08/01/2015 10:25AM

Members of Osama bin Laden's family were killed Friday when their plane crashed near a British airport, exploding in a "ball of flames," the BBC reports.

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Ohio Community Reeling After 4-Year-Old with Autism Wanders from Home and Drowns: 'They'll Never Get over It'

Ohio Community Reeling After 4-Year-Old with Autism Wanders from Home and Drowns: 'They'll Never Get over It'

Originally posted 07/29/2015 09:20AM

The community of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, will never forget the moment the body of 4-year-old Sidney Heidrick was pulled from Lake Erie.

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3 Dead, 5 Injured After Tokyo Plane Crash Sets Neighborhood on Fire: Reports

3 Dead, 5 Injured After Tokyo Plane Crash Sets Neighborhood on Fire: Reports

Originally posted 07/26/2015 02:50PM

Three people are dead and five more are injured after a small plane crashed into a Tokyo suburb in Japan on Sunday, setting houses aflame, according to the Associated Press.

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Daughter Watches in Horror as Her Diver Father Is Killed by Shark: Police

Originally posted 07/26/2015 12:15PM

" A woman watched as her father was fatally attacked by a "very large shark" Saturday off the coast of Tasmania, Australia, police said, according to the BBC.

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4-Year-Old Boy's Body Recovered from Lake Erie After He Walked Away from Family Home

Originally posted 07/26/2015 11:20AM

The body of a 4-year-old Ohio boy was recovered from Lake Erie Saturday afternoon, just one day after he walked away from his grandparents' home and disappeared, PEOPLE has confirmed.

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'They Saved So Many Lives' Says Friend of Heroic Teachers in Louisiana Movie Theater Shooting

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'They Saved So Many Lives' Says Friend of Heroic Teachers in Louisiana Movie Theater Shooting

Originally posted 07/24/2015 04:55PM

When Cammie Maturin heard that her two friends saved numerous lives after a gunman opened fire during a screening of the movie Trainwreck in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Thursday, she was far from surprised.

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Colorado Newlywed Honors Bride Killed by Lightning on Honeymoon Hike: 'She Was So Happy That Day'

Colorado Newlywed Honors Bride Killed by Lightning on Honeymoon Hike: 'She Was So Happy That Day'

Originally posted 07/22/2015 04:55PM

A grieving newlywed is mourning the loss of his beloved new bride after she was fatally struck by lightning during a hike on a Colorado mountain on the last day of their honeymoon.

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Former Hasidic Jewish Woman, 29, Jumped to Her Death After Being Shunned by Parents: 'She Was Never Good Enough in Their Eyes'

Former Hasidic Jewish Woman, 29, Jumped to Her Death After Being Shunned by Parents: 'She Was Never Good Enough in Their Eyes'

Originally posted 07/22/2015 01:00PM

Not even an hour before Faigy Mayer jumped to her death from a rooftop bar in New York City, she shared a photo album of old family pictures on Facebook.

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Woman Keeps Promise to Best Friend and Adopts Her Four Children After She Dies of Cancer

New York Couple Adopts Dying Friend's Four Daughters

Originally posted 07/21/2015 02:20PM

A promise between two women is defining the meaning of true friendship.

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