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On Location: August 18, 2022

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Young detective dies after being shot in the line of duty

"Our county is safer today because of Detective Echaverry's bravery."
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The Miami Marlins honor Miami-Dade police detective Cesar Echaverry with a jersey in the team's dugout during a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Aug. 17, 2022, in Miami.
August 18

MPS defends policy to exempt minority teachers from seniority-based layoffs

The policy is meant to "remedy the continuing effects of past discrimination."
August 18
In this March 21, 2022 file photo Minneapolis teachers walk the picket line on  in front of the Davis Center in Minneapolis.
August 18

Poorer states have taken the strictest stance against abortion

Business relocation and welfare strains may make abortion bans bad for states.
August 18
The waiting room at Alamo Womens Reproductive Services is empty as just an hour prior the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade  shutting down abortion services at Alamo Womens Reproductive Services, June 24, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas.
August 18

Child dies from suspected case of brain-eating amoeba in Nebraska, the state's first

The child may have contracted the infection while swimming in a river.
August 18
Nebraska's Elkhorn River is seen in a stock photo.
August 18

Man allegedly shoots wife with crossbow while she slept on sofa

The man was charged with attempt to commit murder and domestic abuse assault.
August 18
George Dennison was arrested in Ottumwa, Iowa, and charged with attempt to commit murder along with domestic abuse assault after he allegedly shot his wife with a crossbow while she slept, say the Ottumwa Police Department.
August 18

Man accused of fatally beating wife says they 'never had any physical arguments'

The suspect told ABC News he fled on a kayak to a neighboring island on July 8.
August 18
The Turtle Island Resort is located in Nanuya Levu, an island part of the Yasawa archipelago in Fiji.
August 17

ABC News Live Prime: Wed, Aug 17, 2022

CDC director announces planned overhaul of agency; Rudy Giuliani faces questioning from grand jury over 2020 election; Rep. Liz Cheney eyes future after primary defeat.
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VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Wed, Aug 17, 2022
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Bald eagle spotted swimming across Maine lake

This bald eagle appeared to trade its feathers for fins, showcasing some excellent form while swimming across Sebago Lake.
August 17
VIDEO: Bald eagle spotted swimming across Maine lake
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The Rundown: Top headlines today: Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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Florida prosecutor sues DeSantis over suspension

Andrew Warren, the Florida state attorney, was suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis for his stance on abortion and gender transition treatments for children.
August 17
Andrew Warren, the Florida state attorney, was suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis for his stance on abortion and gender transition treatments for children.
August 17

Georgia governor files motion to delay testifying in Fulton County election probe

Kemp is currently slated to testify before the special grand jury on Thursday.
August 17
In this July 29, 2022, file photo, Brian Kemp campaigns in McDonough, Ga.
August 17

5th set of human remains found in Lake Mead

The lake's water levels could soon reach "dead pool" status, experts say.
August 17
Temple Bar Marina on Lake Mead is shown on Aug. 5, 2022, in Arizona.
August 17

Anne Heche's death following car crash ruled an accident by coroner

The actress suffered serious injuries in the Aug. 5 crash.
August 17
Actor Anne Heche poses at Variety's 4th annual Power of Women event in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Oct. 5, 2012.
August 17

US traffic deaths rise in 2022: NHTSA

Traffic deaths for the first quarter of this year were the highest in 20 years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Traffic deaths for the first quarter of this year were the highest in 20 years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
August 17

Weeks before Mar-a-Lago search, ex-DOD official vowed to publish classified documents

Kash Patel said he planned to post documents from the National Archives online.
August 17
Kash Patel participates in panel at CPAC Texas 2022 conference in Dallas, Aug. 5, 2022.
August 17

How over-the-counter hearing aids will impact Americans

Dr. Nicholas Reed from the Cochlear Center at Johns Hopkins describes how the FDA's move to allow hearing aids to be sold over the counter will positively impact Americans.
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VIDEO: How over-the-counter hearing aids will impact Americans
August 17

ABC News Live: Judge to hear arguments on unsealing Mar-a-Lago search affidavit

Plus, the FDA approves over-the counter hearing aids and tips on finding unique fashion on National Thrift Shop Day.
August 17
VIDEO: ABC News Live: Judge to hear arguments on unsealing Mar-a-Lago search affidavit
August 17

Cornered vehicle makes unsuccessful escape in Ohio

A cornered vehicle that was reported stolen in Ohio began ramming police cruisers in an unsuccessful escape attempt and four suspects were taken into custody, police say.
August 17
VIDEO: Cornered vehicle makes unsuccessful escape in Ohio
August 17

ABC News Live: Pence says he’s open to testifying before Jan. 6 committee

Plus, the latest on the monkeypox outbreak and primary election results in Alaska and Wyoming.
August 17
VIDEO: ABC News Live: Pence says he’s open to testifying before Jan. 6 committee
August 17

ABC News Live: Giuliani testifies as Trump investigation heats up

Plus, the latest on Congressional primaries in Alaska and Wyoming and how the NBA is trying to get fans to the polls.
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Rudy Giuliani testifies before Georgia grand jury

ABC News senior investigative reporter Aaron Katersky and former chief minority counsel for the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee Jeffery Robbins provide analysis on the latest political probes.
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Man credits Steve Irwin, MMA skills for alligator take-down

Mike Trinh credits Steve Irwin and his MMA experience for his approach.
August 17
Mike Trinh, owner of Mike's Seafood, wrangled an alligator in Missouri City, Texas, Aug. 16, 2022.
August 17

Texas restaurant owner wrangles gator

Texas restaurant owner Mike Trinh says he was getting the kids ready for their first day of school when an alligator showed up on his front porch.
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Texas restaurant owner Mike Trinh says he was getting the kids ready for their first day of school when an alligator showed up on his front porch.
August 17

Health tips to protect your pets from monkeypox

Experts recommend that anyone recovering at home from monkeypox should stay away from any household members, including their pets.
August 17
Experts recommend that anyone recovering at home from monkeypox should stay away from any household members, including their pets.
August 17

ABC New Live: Legal battle begins over affidavit behind Mar-a-Lago search

Plus, new details on when millions of Americans might be able to get a new variant-specific COVID-19 booster, and NASA rolls out a massive rocket set for a three-week journey to orbit the moon.
August 17
VIDEO: ABC New Live: Legal battle begins over affidavit behind Mar-a-Lago search
August 17

Rudy Giuliani testifies in Georgia grand jury investigation of election interference

Giuliani falsely claimed that election workers brought "suitcases full of ballots" to the polls.
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VIDEO: Rudy Giuliani testifies in Georgia grand jury investigation of election interference
August 17

Rudy Giuliani to testify before grand jury in Georgia election investigation

Giuliani has been told he is the target of an investigation into interference in Georgia in the 2020 presidential election.
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The White House outlines plans for schools to stay open as students return

The Biden administration said every school has what it needs to stay open full time, and is providing monthly COVID test to schools.
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VIDEO: The White House outlines plans for schools to stay open as students return
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Rep. Cheney says she is thinking of running for president amid her primary loss

Congresswomen Liz Cheney conceded to Harriet Hageman, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
August 17
VIDEO: Rep. Cheney says she is thinking of running for president amid her primary loss
August 17

Judge to hold hearing on whether to unseal affidavit behind FBI Mar-a-Lago search

The judge that approved the Mar-a-Lago search warrant is expected to decide whether to unseal the affidavit, which the DOJ says could put "highly classified material" at risk.
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Georgia grand jury targets Rudy Giuliani in election interference investigation

Former President Donald Trump's ex-attorney is testifying Wednesday in front of a grand jury over his false claims of fraud in the 2020 Presidential election in Georgia.
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VIDEO: Georgia grand jury targets Rudy Giuliani in election interference investigation
August 17

ABC New Live: What’s next for Liz Cheney after primary loss

Plus, new retail numbers show sales were flat in July, and what this means for Americans amid inflation fear, and a judge rejects plea deal for Navy engineer and wife in nuclear secrets case.
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VIDEO: ABC New Live: What’s next for Liz Cheney after primary loss
August 17

Florida court says teen not 'mature enough' to get an abortion

The teen was hoping to bypass a law requiring parental consent for abortion.
August 17
An abortion rights activist holds a sign at a protest in support of abortion access, on July 13, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
August 17

6 USC fraternities cut ties over school's new safety rules

Six fraternities have cut off official ties with the campus.
August 17
A man walks by the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity house on W 28th Street, 'Frat Row,' on Aug. 12, 2022, in Los Angeles.
August 17

NYC public schools will start with fewer COVID protocols

he New York City Department of Education announced on Tuesday that it will no longer randomly test students for COVID-19 and no longer require students to submit a daily health screening form.
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he New York City Department of Education announced on Tuesday that it will no longer randomly test students for COVID-19 and no longer require students to submit a daily health screening form.
August 17

Nassau County detective arrested in mob-related gambling bust

New York prosecutors said a Nassau County police detective accepted money from the Bonanno crime family in exchange for offering to arrange police raids of competing gambling locations.
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New York prosecutors said a Nassau County police detective accepted money from the Bonanno crime family in exchange for offering to arrange police raids of competing gambling locations.
August 17

8-year-old shot in Highland Park feeling 'hopeless, sad and angry'

Cooper Roberts was partially paralyzed in the 4th of July mass shooting.
August 17
Cooper Roberts, eight-year-old Highland Park shooting victim is seen at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.
August 17

Despite claims, there's no 'magic wand' for a president to declassify documents

The president "can't do it in secret," an expert says about declassification.
August 17
Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Aug. 06, 2022.
August 16

ABC News Live Prime: Tue, Aug 16, 2022

President Joe Biden signs sweeping health, climate and tax bill; back-and-forth between former President Donald Trump and DOJ over releasing affidavit; critical primary races in Alaska and Wyoming.
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VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Tue, Aug 16, 2022
August 16

The Rundown: Top headlines today: Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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August 16
VIDEO: Civil rights organization files suit against Mississippi town
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Civil rights organization files suit against Mississippi town

ABC News’ Trevor Ault spoke with Jill Collen Jefferson, founder of civil rights organization Julian, and a Lexington, Mississippi, resident about legal action taken against the city’s police.
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VIDEO: Civil rights organization files suit against Mississippi town
August 16

Fire captain retires following accusation he made firefighters attend racist party

One of the firefighters is suing Rochester for $4 million.
August 16
Captain Jeffrey Krywy of the Rochester Fire Department is interviewed in an undated file image.
August 16

Airfare will jump 20% this Labor Day, experts say

Holiday air travel is expected to be the most expensive of the last five years.
August 16
Holiday air travel is expected to be the most expensive of the last five years.
August 16

Waterspout spotted off Florida coast

A towering waterspout was spotted off the coast of Florida’s Panhandle as storms rolled through the region.
August 16
VIDEO: Waterspout spotted off Florida coast
August 16

Baby hippo explores outdoor habitat for 1st time

It doesn't get much cuter than Fritz, the 2-week-old hippo who ventured into the outdoor habitat for the first time with mom Bibi.
August 16
VIDEO: Baby hippo explores outdoor habitat for 1st time
August 16

'A tipping point': Colorado River Basin water levels drop to record lows

But the federal government is stopping short of forcing water cuts.
August 16
A bathtub ring watermark at Hoover Dam/Lake Mead, the country's largest man-made water reservoir, formed by the dam on the Colorado River in the Southwestern United States, is viewed on July 12, 2022 near Boulder City, Nevada.
August 16

Voters in Wyoming and Alaska head to polls for primaries

Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney asks Democrats to switch parties to vote for her, while Sarah Palin is back on the ballot in Alaska.
August 16
VIDEO: Voters in Wyoming and Alaska head to polls for primaries
August 16

Biden signs historic climate, tax bill into law

President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, which enacts sweeping changes to the country’s climate and healthcare policies.
August 16
VIDEO: Biden signs historic climate, tax bill into law
August 16

ABC New Live: Biden signs Inflation Reduction Act

Plus, primary voting is underway in Wyoming in Alaska and the latest on the investigations into former President Donald Trump and his associates.
August 16
VIDEO: ABC New Live: Biden signs Inflation Reduction Act