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Recent articles by John:

Old English, Pelosi's many pens and special walks: Your weird impeachment questions, answered

As the Senate begins its impeachment trial of President Trump, here's answers to all your curious and weird questions. → Read More

'They were friends': Texas teen mistakenly shot, killed ROTC member in class, officials say

A 16-year-old student mistakenly shot his friend in their Houston-area high school’s ROTC room before fleeing and being arrested, officials said. → Read More

'Our enemy is right here!' Videos show Iran protesters fleeing tear gas, live bullets as protests grow

Thousands of demonstrators across Iran faced tear gas and live ammunition as security forces aggressively attempted to halt uprisings on the streets. → Read More

'It was not an easy call': Here's why that Delta jet dumped fuel over schools near Los Angeles

The Delta pilots who bombarded elementary school playgrounds with jet fuel probably did what needed to be done to land safely, an expert says. → Read More

'Kill shot that took them out': Video reportedly shows 2nd Iranian missile hitting passenger jet

Surveillance video circulating on social media appears to show two Iranian missiles slamming into a Ukrainian jet that crashed, killing 176. → Read More

Philippine volcano could erupt 'within hours or days' as 40,000 evacuate, schools shut down

As the Taal Volcano in the Philippines nears eruption, 40,000 people have evacuated. Schools and government offices closed in the city of Tagaytay. → Read More

One in six vaping lung illnesses linked to legally purchased THC, according to federal data

One-sixth of patients who developed lung injuries after vaping marijuana obtained the product from legal dispensaries, a new federal report says. → Read More

From 74 degrees to a foot of snow: Northeast US braces for storms after record-breaking warmth

Forget that record-breaking warm weather that swept across the Northeast last weekend. A foot of snow may be coming. → Read More

8 people stabbed in Colorado Springs rampage; victims nab suspect

Eight people were rushed to hospitals in Colorado Springs after a man went on a stabbing rampage ending when some of the victims detained the suspect. → Read More

30,000 flee rumbling Taal volcano as Philippines warns of possible 'hazardous' eruption

Lava spewed from the Taal volcano in Philippines on Monday as thousands of residents fled the region along roads choked by cars and ash. → Read More

'Senseless violence': 5 shot at Colorado apartment complex; manhunt for gunman underway

Five people were shot at an apartment complex in Colorado and a manhunt was underway for the gunman, Aurora police said Sunday. → Read More

'I wished I was on that plane': Iranian general apologizes; missiles pound Iraq base. What we know now

Fallout from Iran-U.S. tensions intensified Sunday as missiles pounded an Iraqi air base hosting U.S. troops. → Read More

Trudeau says missile took down airliner. What we know and what we don't about Iran plane crash

"The evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said → Read More

First black woman to be a TV meteorologist, June Bacon-Bercey, remembered for being 'fierce advocate'

The family of groundbreaking African-American meteorologist June Bacon-Bercey has announced her death and unveiled a scholarship to honor her legacy. → Read More

Ukraine plane may have been shot down by Iranian missile, report claims

The Ukrainian jet that crashed after taking off from a Tehran airport probably was shot down by an Iranian missile, a global information company says. → Read More

US knew Iranian missiles were coming ahead of strike on Iraq bases housing American troops

U.S. officials had advance warning of Iran's missile assault that damaged two Iraqi bases housing U.S. and coalition forces. → Read More

Teen firefighter is among dozens accused of igniting fires that have ravaged Australia

A teenage volunteer firefighter is among two dozen people accused of lighting historic fires that have raged across Australia since September. → Read More

Another huge earthquake rocks Puerto Rico, shutting off power. This time, it's 6.4-magnitude

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake hit at 4:24 a.m. The Electric Power Authority reported an island-wide power outage on Puerto Rico. → Read More

'We stand with the people of Australia': US firefighters join effort to combat devastating blazes

Scores of U.S. firefighters are joining the international effort to combat Australian bushfires that have killed 25 people and destroyed 2,000 homes. → Read More

US government website hacked with pro-Iranian messages, image of bloodied Trump

A federal website was taken down after a hacker posted pro-Iranian messages and an image of President Donald Trump being punched in the face. → Read More