Law enforcement personnel near the scene of the standoff in Midland City, Ala., where a man is said to be holding a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker after killing a school bus driver.
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Looking for work: In Birmingham, Ala., last summer, Jessica McQueen (left) and Ashley Abramson were among those filling out applications at a jobs fair.
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Neil Heslin brought a framed photo of himself and his son Jesse (when the boy was an infant) to Monday's hearing in Hartford, Conn. The 6-year-old was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December's shooting.
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