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Lafayette Louisiana Theater Gunman Threatened His Family, Was Involuntarily Committed, Documents Say
The gunman who opened fire inside a packed movie theater in Louisiana Thursday night allegedly threatened his family and was involuntarily committed to a hospital in Georgia seven years ago, according to documents filed in court. Shooter John Russel Houser, whom police described as a drifter “who
HS Principal's Coming Out as Gay Was 'So Unexpected'
Woodrow Wilson High School principal Pete Cahall stunned many of his D.C. students when he came out during the school’s gay pride celebration. “That was so unexpected,” gay school senior Tao Marwell told ABC News affiliate station WJLA-TV in Washington. “I had no idea. I have so much more respect
Fans 'proud' of Michael Sam
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- More than 300 people showed up to the first public autograph signing by former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam on Saturday. The turnout for Sam, who could become the first openly gay NFL player, bested the crowds at signings by four of his Missouri draft-eligible teammates,
Michael Sam receives ovation
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Michael Sam received a standing ovation when he appeared on the arena video boards during Missouri's basketball game against Tennessee on Saturday. The All-America defensive end, who could become the first openly gay player in the NFL, later blew a kiss to the student section and
Satanists Perform Gay Ritual at Westboro Gravesite
A group of satanists say they’ve given the controversial Westboro Baptist Church a taste of its own medicine, performing a same-sex ritual at the grave of the mother of the church’s founder. Members of the Satanist Temple performed on Sunday what its spokesman describes as...
What the White House Says About the Westboro Baptist Church
ABC News’ Cara Newlon reports: The White House says it won’t classify the Westboro Baptist Church as a “hate group” in response to petitions filed at WhiteHouse.gov. That doesn’t mean the White House reserves judgment. “As a matter of practice, the federal government doesn’t maintain...
Florida Man Mocks Town Officials, Paints Home With Cartoon Murals
Talk about taking revenge. When Gulf Stream, Fla., officials dismissed longtime resident Martin O'Boyle's plans to remodel his house on the waterway, he didn't take it lightly. "The house [design] was beautiful, and the mayor said, 'I don't like the entry feature. It's too large. It's out of scale
My Weekend With the Westboro Baptist Church
ABC News' Nick Watt, a Recent U.S. Immigrant, Sought an Outsider's Perspective
Bomb Victim, 7, in Critical Condition as Funerals Begin
Doctor Said He's Gearing Up For 'Exodus' of Victims From Hospital into Rehab