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September 15

ABC News Live Prime: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Some employees push back on workplace vaccine mandates; SpaceX launches historic civilian mission into orbit; By the Numbers: Hispanic Heritage Month
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VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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Murder conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Noor overturned

ABC News' Kyra Phillips speaks with ABC News contributor Chana Lloyd on the Minnesota Supreme court's decision to overturn the third-degree murder conviction of a Minneapolis police officer.
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VIDEO: Murder conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Noor overturned
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SpaceX launches historic civilian mission into orbit

ABC News’ Gio Benitez reports from Kennedy Space Center on the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket into orbit, and ABC News’ Kyra Phillips speaks with former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino.
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VIDEO: SpaceX launches historic civilian mission into orbit
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The Rundown: Top headlines today: Sept. 15, 2021

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
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VIDEO: The Rundown: Top headlines today: Sept. 15, 2021
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By the Numbers: Hispanic Heritage Month

A look at the growing Hispanic and Latino populations in the U.S. and the commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
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VIDEO: By the Numbers: Hispanic Heritage Month
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Some employees push back on workplace vaccine mandates

ABC News’ Deirdre Bolton reports on President Joe Biden’s new federal rule that would require vaccinations for nearly 100 million workers, and the employees protesting against mandates.
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VIDEO: Some employees push back on workplace vaccine mandates
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SpaceX launches historic civilian mission

ABC News Live covers the launch of the all-civilian Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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VIDEO: SpaceX launches historic civilian mission
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Missing woman Gabby Petito's boyfriend named as person of interest

The police in North Port, Florida, have named Brian Laundrie as a person of interest in the disappearance of Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old who went missing during a couple's road trip.
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The police in North Port, Florida, have named Brian Laundrie as a person of interest in the disappearance of Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old who went missing during a couple's road trip.
September 15

SpaceX successfully launches 1st civilian mission

The civilians on board the Falcon 9 rocket now begin a three-day mission in orbit.
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VIDEO: SpaceX successfully launches 1st civilian mission
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Probe after Elijah McClain's death finds police department racially biased

A probe into the actions of the Aurora Police Department in Colorado following the death of Elijah McClain found that the department has a pattern of racial bias.
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A probe into the actions of the Aurora Police Department in Colorado following the death of Elijah McClain found that the department has a pattern of racial bias.
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DOJ documents impacts of Texas abortion ban in new court filings

SB8 has had "devastating effects" on women's rights, the DOJ said.
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Abortion rights activists rally at the Texas State Capitol, Sept. 11, 2021 in Austin, Texas.
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Runaway stroller narrowly misses oncoming traffic

Closed-circuit TV footage shows the moment a mother turns her back on her baby stroller outside a supermarket.
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Closed-circuit TV footage shows the moment a mother turns her back on her baby stroller outside a supermarket.
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Boyfriend named person of interest after 22-year-old goes missing during road trip

Brian Laundrie has refused to share information on his girlfriend's whereabouts.
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Gabby Petito is pictured with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, in a photo posted to Petito's Instagram account on March 17, 2020.
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Texas AG sues school district that included masks in dress code

A Texas school district that included masks as part of its dress code has been hit with a temporary restraining order.
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A Texas school district that included masks as part of its dress code has been hit with a temporary restraining order.
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On Location: September 15, 2021

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
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Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
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US gymnasts give powerful testimony on FBI's mishandling of sex abuse case

Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols told their stories of survival and the FBI director promised to take steps to prevent similar failures in the future.
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VIDEO: US gymnasts give powerful testimony on FBI's mishandling of sex abuse case
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What California’s recall election can tell us about the upcoming midterms

California Gov. Gavin Newsom defeated a Republican recall effort centered around the state’s pandemic policies.
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VIDEO: What California’s recall election can tell us about the upcoming midterms
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SpaceX ready for takeoff of 1st all-civilian journey to Earth’s orbit

Four people will launch into space Wednesday in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule aboard the Falcon 9 rocket.
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VIDEO: SpaceX ready for takeoff of 1st all-civilian journey to Earth’s orbit
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Philadelphia pays $2 million to woman beaten by police, separated from her son

Rickia Young was pulled from her car amid anti-police brutality protests.
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Rickia Young speaks during a press conference about a settlement with Philadelphia police over a 2020 incident where she was pulled from her car and separated from her young son, in Philadelphia, Sept. 15, 2021.
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Texas AG sues school district that included masks in dress code

"This is just the first step in restoring order," AG Ken Paxton said.
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Wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, elementary school student line up to enter school for the first day of classes in Richardson, Texas, Aug. 17, 2021.
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US gymnasts, Sen. Richard Blumenthal speak out after hearing

Kaylee Lorincz, Aly Raisman, Jessica Howard and Sen. Richard Blumenthal spoke on the FBI’s handling of the sex abuse investigation.
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VIDEO: US Gymnasts and Senator Blumenthal speak out after hearing
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Probe after Elijah McClain's death finds racial bias in police department

The Colorado attorney general's report is based on a 14-month investigation.
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Aurora police officers charge towards Elijah McClain protesters at the Aurora Police department's headquarters in Aurora, Colo., June 27, 2020.
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ABC News Live: Nicholas drenches Gulf Coast still reeling from Ida

Plus, California Gov. Gavin Newsom survives a recall bid, and U.S. gymnasts are set to testify in a Senate hearing on the FBI’s handling of the sex abuse investigation into Larry Nassar.
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VIDEO: ABC News Live: Nicholas drenches Gulf Coast still reeling from Ida
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US Olympic gymnasts to testify in Senate hearing on sex assault investigation

The Justice Department’s inspector general alleges the FBI mishandled the investigation into the team’s doctor, Larry Nassar.
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VIDEO: US Olympic gymnasts to testify in Senate hearing on sex assault investigation
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Philadelphia pays $2 million to woman beaten by police

Rickia Young was pulled from her vehicle and beaten by police in October 2020, according to the mayor's office.
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Rickia Young was pulled from her vehicle and beaten by police in October 2020, according to the mayor's office.
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McKayla Maroney's gut-wrenching statement to Congress on abuse investigation

"They had legal, legitimate evidence of child abuse and did nothing," she said.
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U.S Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney testifies during a Senate Judiciary hearing on Capitol Hill, Sept. 15, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
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Nicholas slams hard-hit Louisiana: Latest forecast

Nicholas is stalling over Louisiana where residents are recovering from Ida.
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Storm clouds from Tropical Storm Nicholas are seen behind homes in the Native American community of Isle de Jean Charles, La., which were destroyed by Hurricane Ida, Sept. 14, 2021.
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Tennis coach to plead guilty in college admissions scheme

He would also have to forfeit more than $3 million.
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Gordon Ernst, former Georgetown tennis coach, departs federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, March 25, 2019.
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FBI director gives opening statement in Senate review of Nassar case

“I'm deeply and profoundly sorry to each and every one of you,” Christopher Wray said.
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VIDEO: FBI Director gives opening statement in Senate review of Nassar case
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Aly Raisman gives opening statement in Senate review of Nassar case

"Why did none of these organizations warn anyone" Raisman said.
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VIDEO: Ali Raisman gives opening statement in Senate review of the Nassar case
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Maggie Nichols gives opening statement in Senate review of Nassar case

"They all betrayed me after I reported" Nichols said.
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VIDEO: Maggie Nichols gives opening statement in Senate review of the Nassar case
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McKayla Maroney gives opening statement in Senate review of Nassar case

"They chose to protect a child molester rather than me" Maroney alleged about the FBI.
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VIDEO: McKayla Maroney gives opening statement in Senate review of the Nassar case
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Simone Biles gives opening statement in review of FBI handling of Nassar case

"We have been failed and we deserve answers" Biles said.
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VIDEO: Simone Biles gives opening statement in review of FBI handling of Nassar case
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Despite parents' objections, some teens turn to COVID vaccine advocates

The vaccination rate among adolescents is growing faster than other age groups.
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Arin Parsa founded Teens For Vaccines in 2019 is seen here in an undated file photo.
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Hispanic Heritage Month is more than a party

Latino history is American history, educators say.
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Hispanic Americans march in a rally opposing tighter United States Immigration laws, May 1, 2006.
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Officers involved in George Floyd's death enter plea

Four ex-officers involved in George Floyd's death, including Derek Chauvin, have been charged for violating Floyd's constitutional rights.
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Four ex-officers involved in George Floyd's death, including Derek Chauvin, have been charged for violating Floyd's constitutional rights.
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Alleged mobsters arrested in New York, New Jersey

The arrests of more than a dozen purported mobsters Tuesday in New York and New Jersey show "the underbelly of the crime families in New York City is alive and well," according to the FBI.
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The arrests of more than a dozen purported mobsters Tuesday in New York and New Jersey show "the underbelly of the crime families in New York City is alive and well," according to the FBI.
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America Strong: As New Orleans jazz community faces crisis upon crisis, music uplifts

Before Hurricane Ida hit, musicians were already reeling from the pandemic.
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Robin Barnes Casey, the Songbird of New Orleans, performs at the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans in 2019.
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'Have You Seen This Man?' podcast: Join the global manhunt for John Ruffo

Follow the U.S. Marshals' search for Ruffo, who vanished in 1998.
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U.S. Marshals provided this age progression image of John Ruffo.
September 14

ABC News Live Prime: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Historic civilian space mission prepares for launch; California congresswoman ‘hopeful’ Newsom survives recall challenge; By the Numbers: Poverty down in 2020 due to COVID aid
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VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
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22-year-old vanishes while documenting cross-country trip with boyfriend

The parents of Gabby Petito are pleading for answers on her disappearance.
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Gabby Petito, 22, disappeared during a cross-country trip with her boyfriend over the summer.
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Alleged 'Stanford murders' serial killer convicted of 1974 cold case murder

John Getreu was on trial for the murder of college student Janet Taylor.
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John Arthur Getreu, 74, of Hayward, Calif., is pictured in an undated booking photo released by the Santa Clara Sheriff's Office.
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Does being high on marijuana help athletes perform better?

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with Josiah Hesse, author of the new book “Runner's High: How a Movement of Cannabis-Fueled Athletes Is Changing the Science of Sports.”
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VIDEO: Does being high on marijuana help athletes perform better?
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Former Theranos employees testify against Elizabeth Holmes in criminal fraud trial

ABC News’ Rebecca Jarvis, creator and host of “The Dropout” podcast, breaks down the first full day of testimony and what’s ahead in the trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.
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VIDEO: Former Theranos employees testify against Elizabeth Holmes in criminal fraud trial
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The Rundown: Top headlines today: Sept. 14, 2021

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
September 14
VIDEO: The Rundown: Top headlines today: Sept. 14, 2021
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By the Numbers: Poverty down in 2020 due to COVID aid

New census data shows that U.S. poverty, by one measure, dropped in 2020 because of stimulus payments and enhanced unemployment benefits.
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VIDEO: By the Numbers: Poverty down in 2020 due to COVID aid
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Historic civilian space mission prepares for launch

ABC News’ Gio Benitez reports on the countdown to the SpaceX launch of the first civilians going into orbit with no astronauts.
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VIDEO: Historic civilian space mission prepares for launch
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California congresswoman ‘hopeful’ Newsom survives recall challenge

Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., weighs in on the California recall election, and the latest on congressional debates on spending, criminal justice and voting reform.
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VIDEO: California congresswoman ‘hopeful’ Newsom survives recall challenge
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Colombo crime family brass arrested in crackdown on alleged mobsters

Colombo crime family boss Andrew "Mush" Russo was among those arrested.
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Andrew Russo is escorted by FBI agents in Melville, N.Y., Sept. 11, 1996.
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Locals cheer on firefighters battling Lake Tahoe-area blaze

Lake Tahoe-area residents lined the streets to cheer for firefighters and first responders who have been battling the massive Caldor Fire.
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Lake Tahoe-area residents lined the streets to cheer for firefighters and first responders who have been battling the massive Caldor Fire.