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Gay YouTuber Calum McSwiggan Faked Alleged Hate Crime, Police Say

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Gay YouTuber Calum McSwiggan Faked Alleged Hate Crime, Police Say

Originally posted 06/29/2016 02:10PM

YouTube star Calum McSwiggan claims he was assaulted by three men outside of a gay bar in West Hollywood, Calif., early Monday morning. But the alleged hate crime may be fabricated, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.

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Texas Sisters Will Be Laid to Rest Saturday – but They Won't Be Buried Next to Mother Who Killed Them

Originally posted 06/29/2016 12:05PM

The Texas daughters who authorities say were gunned down by their mom last Friday will be laid to rest on Saturday in Alabama, PEOPLE has confirmed.

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Texas Mom Who Killed Her Two Daughters Was 'Erratic,' Former Employer Says

Originally posted 06/29/2016 11:50AM

The employer who for five months last year shared a small office with Christy Sheats, the Texas mom who fatally shot her two daughters before being shot and killed by police, says she was an erratic employee who frequently missed work and wasn't always truthful with him.

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As Death Toll Rises in Istanbul Airport Attack, U.S. State Department Addresses Questions of American Casualties

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As Death Toll Rises in Istanbul Airport Attack, U.S. State Department Addresses Questions of American Casualties

Originally posted 06/29/2016 11:20AM

There were likely no Americans among those killed in the bombings at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport on Tuesday, a U.S. State Department official confirms to PEOPLE.

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Parents of Missing 2-Year-Old DeOrr Kunz Say They Are Innocent in the Disappearance of Their Boy: 'We Have a Target on Our Backs'

Originally posted 06/29/2016 10:15AM

As the weeks have turned into months since 2-year-old DeOrr Kunz went missing during a family camping trip last year in a remote area in the mountains of Idaho, his parents have lived under a cloud of suspicion.

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American Honeymooners Describe Terror of Hiding from Istanbul Airport Attackers as Death Toll Climbs to 41

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American Honeymooners Describe Terror of Hiding from Istanbul Airport Attackers as Death Toll Climbs to 41

Originally posted 06/29/2016 08:35AM

An American journalist inside Istanbul's main airport when three suicide bombers attacked has described the harrowing ordeal, and his attempts to protect his wife.

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Former Law & Order Director Sentenced to 10 Years Probation for Child Pornography Charges

Former Law & Order Director Sentenced to 10 Years Probation for Child Pornography Charges

Originally posted 06/29/2016 12:50AM

Former Law & Order director Jason "Jace" Alexander has been sentenced nearly six months after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.

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Husband and Daughters Beg For Their Lives in Chilling 911 Calls Placed Moments Before Texas Mom Opened Fire

Originally posted 06/28/2016 09:35PM

On Tuesday, authorities released the 911 calls placed from inside the home where Texas mother Christy Sheats, 42, fatally shot her two daughters Madison, 17, and Taylor, 22.

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Survivor of Alleged Upstate New York Church Beatings Admits to Molesting Half-Sister's Children

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Survivor of Alleged Upstate New York Church Beatings Admits to Molesting Half-Sister's Children

Originally posted 06/28/2016 07:20PM

Christopher Leonard, the 17-year-old survivor of an alleged prolonged beating last fall inside a secretive upstate New York church, admitted while testifying on Monday he "inappropriately" touched several children, PEOPLE learns.

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Texas Authorities Giving Space to Dad Who Witnessed Wife Kill Their Daughters: 'He Was Obviously in Shock'

Originally posted 06/28/2016 06:20PM

Texas authorities tell PEOPLE they are "giving a little bit of time" to the sole survivor in a triple shooting last week – after, they say, he witnessed his wife kill their daughters before she was shot dead by police.

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