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According to a researcher hired by the Boy Scouts of America to review internal files, more than 12,000 children have been sexually assaulted while participating in its programs.
Convicted killer John William King is escorted from the Jasper County Courthouse in 1999 after being found guilty of capital murder in the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. King was executed Wednesday evening.
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Paul Buckley and his son, Mason, with his wife, Cheryl Becker, and daughter, Ariel Becker. The family's desire to adopt Mason was almost derailed by the Indian Child Welfare Act.
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A plaque marks the gravesite of Emmett Till at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, Ill. The 14-year-old was killed in Mississippi in 1955. The FBI has reopened the investigation into his lynching.
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Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, seen campaigning in Houston this month, has launched his first attack ads on Republican Sen. Ted Cruz as he tries to regain traction in the last weeks of the campaign.
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Beto O'Rourke speaks at the Texas Democratic Convention in June. The winner of the party's U.S. Senate primary has embraced progressive positions — at times including impeaching President Trump.
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