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Monica Lewinsky Says 'We Need to Do More' to Combat Bullying After 13-Year-Old Daniel Fitzpatrick's Suicide

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Monica Lewinsky Says 'We Need to Do More' to Combat Bullying After 13-Year-Old Daniel Fitzpatrick's Suicide

Originally posted 08/18/2016 05:35PM

Just days after paying tribute to 13-year-old Daniel Fitzpatrick, the Staten Island teen who committed suicide last week citing relentless bullying, Monica Lewinsky is pushing others to take a stand against bullying.

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Slain New York Jogger's Family Offers Over $250,000 Reward to Killer for Confession

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Slain New York Jogger's Family Offers Over $250,000 Reward to Killer for Confession

Originally posted 08/18/2016 01:20PM

The parents of slain Queens, New York, jogger Karina Vetrano, desperate to find her killer, have taken the unusual step of offering money raised in their 30-year-old daughter's honor to a person of the family member of the killer's choice if the killer confesses.

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The Chilling Moment JonBenét Ramsey's Mother Called 911 Featured in New Docu-Series Trailer

Originally posted 08/17/2016 03:45PM

In the first trailer for CBS' new anthology docu-series, The Case of JonBenét Ramsey, investigators revisit the nearly 20-year-old murder, focusing on the frantic 911 call from the girl's mother Patsy.

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Houston Mom Allegedly Drowns Two Children in Bathtub, Hides Bodies Under Neighbor's Home

Originally posted 08/15/2016 03:15PM

A Texas mother has been charged with two counts of capital murder after allegedly confessing to drowning her two children in a bathtub, the Houston Police Department confirmed in a press release obtained by PEOPLE.

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Swedish Off-Duty Police Officer Tackles an Alleged Pickpocket – in Her Bikini

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Swedish Off-Duty Police Officer Tackles an Alleged Pickpocket – in Her Bikini

Originally posted 07/29/2016 02:45PM

An alleged pickpocket in Sweden learned a harsh lesson when he unwittingly picked a group of off-duty police officers as his would-be victims.

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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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Dustin Lance Black on Orlando: It Is Time to Disarm Hate

Originally posted 06/21/2016 01:00PM

Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of 2008's Milk, was nearing the end of production on a new TV series when he heard the news. Forty-nine people had been killed, and dozens more wounded, during a shooting massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12. The series, called When We Rise (it will air on ABC in 2017), which Black has created, executive produced, and co-directed, is a chronicle of the gay rights movement in America.

The event in Orlando, of course, not only struck the LGBT community but the Latino community as well. In response to the tragedy – and the week of anger and grief that has followed – Black penned this tough, moving essay about what we, as fellow human beings, owe to all those who we have lost.

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For the last six months I've been in Vancouver filming When We Rise, an ABC miniseries on the history of the LGBT rights movement. That's what I was doing when I learned that 49 LGBT souls – the majority Latino – had been murdered in Orlando in a gay club, traditionally a place of refuge. That day, we were filming a scene re-creating the 2009 National Equality March on Washington. And so, between takes of Guy Pearce unfurling a massive banner that read "Equality Across America," we tuned in to learn the names of the sons, daughters, allies, and parents who were ripped from our arms by gunfire and hate.

In so many ways, When We Rise is a testament to how far we've come, a tribute to those who have dedicated their lives to bringing us this close to safety and equality. Orlando served as a terrible reminder of just how much more we have left to do. The shock, the hurt, the anger, and the heartbreak left me winded, as were so many other Americans who love our country. It also made it clear to me that if we are ever to overcome homophobia, we must create better understanding of who LGBT people truly are by confronting the three worst culprits of LGBT misinformation: science, the state, and religion.

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5 Teens Wounded in Brooklyn Playground Shooting, Police Searching for Gunman

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5 Teens Wounded in Brooklyn Playground Shooting, Police Searching for Gunman

Originally posted 06/14/2016 08:40AM

Five teenagers were shot and wounded at Harry Maze Playground in Brooklyn, New York, on Monday evening, according to multiple reports.

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Christina Grimmie's Brother Marcus Speaks at Candlelight Vigil: 'She's in a Better Place'

Originally posted 06/14/2016 12:00AM

Hundreds of mourners gathered for a candlelight vigil in Christina Grimmie's New Jersey hometown of Evesham Township on Monday.

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Blake Shelton Says He Is 'Stunned and Disgusted' by The Voice Alum Christina Grimmie's Death as More Stars Mourn the Singer

Originally posted 06/11/2016 06:15AM

Christina Grimmie's friends and fans took to social media early Saturday morning to mourn the late singer, who was shot dead Friday night after her concert in Orlando. She was 22.

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