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Washington state deputy shot and killed in line of duty

Two persons of interest were taken into custody Saturday.
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Law enforcement search the backyard of a home in pursuit of three suspects in the fatal shooting of a Clark County, Wash. Deputy Sheriff in Vancouver, B.C., Canada,  July 23, 2021 .
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Missouri county's order reinstating mask mandate met with challenges

The new health order is set to go into effect on Monday.
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An usher walks through the aisles and carries a sign reminding fans to wear their mask during the seventh inning of the home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium in St Louis, Mo., April 8, 2021.
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How colonial-era debt helped shape Haiti's poverty and political unrest

George Floyd's death reverberated on a global scale.
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A family stands inside a makeshift shelter built on the site of their home which was burned during gang war activity, on May 25, 2019 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
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What we know about the victims of the Surfside building collapse

Local police and relatives have identified most of the victims.
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Elaine Sabino, 71, worked as a JetBlue flight attendant, and lived in a penthouse apartment in the Champlain Towers South.
July 24

Lack of diversity in higher learning can be a problem for diverse student bodies

Research shows non-white professors are less likely to receive tenure.
July 24
In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Cornell West introduces Colin Kaepernick at the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal Award Ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.
July 23

ABC News Live Prime: Friday, July 23, 2021

Nigeria men’s basketball team hopes for Olympic glory; Skateboarding prodigy dreams of landing 1260 following X Games gold; By the Numbers: Women could be drafted for 1st time in US history
July 23
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July 23

The Rundown: Top headlines today: July 23, 2021

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July 23
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July 23

Skateboarding prodigy dreams of landing 1260 following X Games gold

ABC News’ Andrew Dymburt speaks with 12-year-old Gui Khury, the first to land a 1080 on a vert ramp, which made him the youngest ever to bring home gold at the X Games.
July 23
VIDEO: Skateboarding prodigy dreams of landing 1260 following X Games gold
July 23

By the Numbers: Women could be drafted for 1st time in US history

If a new bill passes Congress, women aged 18 to 25 would be required to register for the Selective Service, and could get drafted into the military if there’s a national emergency.
July 23
VIDEO: By the Numbers: Women could be drafted for 1st time in US history
July 23

COVID-19 vaccinations up 14% in past week, White House says

The increase comes as the delta variant is spreading rapidly.
July 23
Anna Mendez, LPN, administers a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic set up by Healthcare Network on May 20, 2021 in Immokalee, Fla. The Healthcare Network set up the vaccination site for particularly hard-to-reach populations, including seasonal farmworkers and people with limited proficiency in English.
July 23

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos faces backlash after Amazon comments

The founder of Amazon thanked workers, who have reported poor working conditions and low pay, after his Blue Origin flight.
July 23
The founder of Amazon thanked workers, who have reported poor working conditions and low pay, after his Blue Origin flight.
July 23

On Location: July 23, 2021

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
July 23
Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
July 23

Feel Good Friday: Meet the teens making history at Harvard’s debate competition

The first Black female duo to win Harvard’s top prize go head-to-head debating the age-old issue of pancakes versus waffles.
July 23
VIDEO: Feel Good Friday: Meet the teens making history at Harvard’s debate competition
July 23

Georgia spa murders: Suspect to be arraigned

Eight people, including six Asian women, were killed.
July 23
City of Atlanta police officers are seen outside of Gold Spa after deadly shootings in the Atlanta area, March 16, 2021.
July 23

Sleepaway camp reports positive cases of COVID-19

Thirty-one children, ages 7-11, tested positive for COVID-19, Camp Pontiac in New York reported.
July 23
Thirty-one children, ages 7-11, tested positive for COVID-19, Camp Pontiac in New York reported.
July 23

Mario Batali agrees to settlement over sexual harassment, discrimination

This is an agreement with the New York attorney general.
July 23
In this May 24, 2019, file photo, Chef Mario Batali departs after pleading not guilty, Friday, at municipal court in Boston, to charges he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017.
July 23

MLK Jr., the KKK, and more may soon be cut from Texas education requirements

The bill would cut subjects concerning inequality from the Texas Education Code.
July 23
Martin Luther King Jr., gives his "I Have a Dream" speech to a crowd before the Lincoln Memorial during the Freedom March in Washington, D.C, on Aug. 28, 1963.
July 23

Wildlife refuge fights to protect American history from climate change

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is facing the effects of sea level rise.
July 23
The marsh at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Feb. 22, 2012, in Cambridge, Md.
July 22

ABC News Live Prime: Thursday, July 22, 2021

Medical expert: ‘It is going to be a really challenging school year’; Study: 60% of millennials making 6 figures feel they live paycheck to paycheck
July 22
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July 22

Medical expert: ‘It is going to be a really challenging school year’

ABC News’ Byron Pitts speaks with ABC News medical contributor Dr. John Brownstein about potential booster shots, mask guidance and school openings.
July 22
VIDEO: Medical expert: ‘It is going to be a really challenging school year’
July 22

Study: 60% of millennials making 6 figures feel they live paycheck to paycheck

ABC News’ Alex Presha speaks with millennials making six figures, but who say it doesn’t go as far as expected due to soaring student debt and high living costs.
July 22
VIDEO: Millennials making 6 figures, but living paycheck to paycheck
July 22

The Rundown: Top headlines today: July 22, 2021

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July 22
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July 22

‘It’s Not Too Late’ with Ginger Zee: Preserving nature and history

ABC News' Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee reports from Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland, where conservationists fight to preserve both wildlife and African American history.
July 22
VIDEO: ‘It’s Not Too Late’ with Ginger Zee: Preserving nature and history
July 22

Seagull hits girl in face while on amusement park ride

Two girls celebrating a birthday got a surprise visitor while riding at an amusement park in New Jersey.
July 22
Two girls celebrating a birthday got a surprise visitor while riding at an amusement park in New Jersey.
July 22

Some millennials making six figures say they live paycheck to paycheck

33% of millennials live paycheck-to-paycheck and struggle to pay their bills.
July 22
Jennifer Castillo's online persona is glamorous, but she says there's a story behind every post.
July 22

10 injured in explosion at Dippin' Dots factory

The cause of the blast is not known.
July 22
First responders at the scene of an explosion at the Paducah, Ky. Dippin' Dots facility, July 21, 2021.
July 22

The Breakdown: Biden signs Crime Victims Fund Act

Plus, the battle over the Jan. 6 select committee heats up and an inside look at the opioid crisis.
July 22
VIDEO: The Breakdown: Biden signs Crime Victims Fund Act
July 22

Biden signs bill to give more money to victims of violent crimes

Biden signed the Crime Victims Fund Act, which takes money from criminal fines and uses it to increase funding for victims of violent crimes.
July 22
VIDEO: Biden signs bill to give more money to victims of violent crimes
July 22

Pelosi considers inviting Republicans to join select committee after GOP pulls out

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called the committee a sham after Speaker Pelosi confirmed she would not reconsider her rejection of two Republican appointees.
July 22
VIDEO: Pelosi considers inviting Republicans to join select committee after GOP pulls out
July 22

Man plotted to commit mass shooting of women at college campus: DOJ

An Ohio man who is a self-proclaimed "incel" was arrested on Wednesday.
July 22
Tres Genco in a police booking photo.
July 22

Prosecutors reach landmark $26 billion opioid settlement with drug companies

The settlement comes after overdose deaths hit a record high 93,000 last year.
July 22
VIDEO: Prosecutors reach landmark $26 billion opioid settlement with drug companies
July 22

Wildfire becomes 3rd largest in state history

Firefighters are working to contain the fire, which has spread to 400,000 acres.
July 22
A bear cub clings to a tree as the Bootleg Fire burns in southern Oregon, July 18, 2021. The cub scurried down the tree trunk and left after water was offered by fire control personnel.
July 22

Explosion at Dippin’ Dots factory injures 10

There is currently no known cause of the blast, but the company is working with authorities to investigate the matter.
July 22
There is currently no known cause of the blast, but the company is working with authorities to investigate the matter.
July 22

Breakthrough COVID-19 infections explained

The risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19 after receiving a vaccine is low, according to experts.
July 22
The risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19 after receiving a vaccine is low, according to experts.
July 22

Mask mandate imposed on Las Vegas county employees but not tourists or casinos

The Clark County Commission approved a new indoor public space mask mandate for all county employees, but excludes casinos or public schools.
July 22
The Clark County Commission approved a new indoor public space mask mandate for all county employees, but excludes casinos or public schools.
July 22

1 dead, 3 missing in Colorado flash flood: Sheriff

One woman is dead and two adults are missing in the wake of a flash flood and mudslide in Colorado.
July 22
One woman is dead and two adults are missing in the wake of a flash flood and mudslide in Colorado.
July 22

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to sexual assault

Weinstein pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles to sexually assaulting five women as an indictment against the former film producer from March was unsealed Wednesday, authorities said.
July 22
Weinstein, 69, faces four counts each of forcible rape and forcible oral copulation, two counts of sexual battery by restraint and one count of sexual penetration by use of force, the Los Angeles County district attorney said.
July 22

Supreme Court excessive force ruling could be 'a big deal,' lawyer says

The decision could be "something that changes the way police treat people."
July 22
A police officer holds a baton during a protest over the Minneapolis death of George Floyd, May 29, 2020, in Atlanta.
July 22

New COVID-19 cases in Nevada swell to highest point in 5 months

New COVID-19 cases in Nevada swelled to the highest point in five months.
July 22
A doctor holds a COVID-19 patient's hand at a hospital in Reno, Nevada, Dec. 16, 2020.
July 21

14-year-old girl drowns at water park

The teen was under water for approximately 30 minutes before being found.
July 21
Mykiara Jones, 14, drowned while at Land of Illusion Aqua Adventures in Middleton, Ohio, on July 20, 2021. It took first responders 30 minutes to find her in the pool.
July 21

ABC News Live Prime: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Central China suffers devastating flash floods; Giannis Antetokounmpo on his journey to NBA Finals glory; Polyamory increases in popularity as record numbers flock to dating apps
July 21
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July 21

How WeWork plunged from almost $50 billion in value to nearly worthless

Journalists Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell discuss the rise and fall of workspace company WeWork in their new book "The Cult of We: WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the Great Startup Delusion."
July 21
VIDEO: How WeWork plunged from almost $50 billion in value to nearly worthless
July 21

Giannis Antetokounmpo on his journey to NBA Finals glory

ABC News’ Will Reeve speaks with Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo after the team’s NBA Finals win about his path from humble beginnings to his first championship.
July 21
VIDEO: Giannis Antetokounmpo on his journey to NBA Finals glory
July 21

Polyamory increases in popularity as record numbers flock to dating apps

ABC News' Elwyn Lopez reports on the return to dating as more Americans get vaccinated, with some turning from monogamy towards polyamory.
July 21
VIDEO: Polyamory increases in popularity as record numbers flock to dating apps
July 21

The Rundown: Top headlines today: July 21, 2021

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July 21
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July 21

By the Numbers: Bucks win NBA championship

The Milwaukee Bucks won their first NBA Championship in 50 years, with star player Giannis Antetokounmpo scoring 50 points to secure victory for his team.
July 21
VIDEO: By the Numbers: Bucks win NBA championship
July 21

Cities and states take advantage of surprise pandemic budget surpluses

ABC News' Elizabeth Schulze reports on what state and local governments across the country are doing to utilize their budget surpluses from federal COVID-19 relief funds.
July 21
VIDEO: Cities and states take advantage of surprise pandemic budget surpluses
July 21

States, cities that expected to go bankrupt from pandemic now seeing cash surplus

Proposals include investments in infrastructure and food assistance.
July 21
People walk on the street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, June 10, 2021.
July 21

COVID-19 video diaries from front-line workers in Nevada

At the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, front-line workers are seeing increased cases of COVID-19 among the unvaccinated as cases surge in the United States.
July 21
At the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, frontline workers are seeing increased cases of COVID-19 among the unvaccinated as cases surge in the United States.
July 21

US Olympic volleyball player tests positive for COVID just days before Tokyo Olympics

The player's name has not yet been officially released.
July 21
A worker sanitizes beach volleyballs during training at Shiokaze Park ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 20, 2021, in Tokyo.