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How Dalia Dippolito is managing prison life and her legal team's hope for a new trial

After three trials and two convictions, the 37-year-old is currently being held at the Palm Beach County Jail. Her defense team is hoping to get a new trial. → Read More

Roy Horn of 'Siegfried and Roy' fame dies from COVID-19 complications

Roy Horn was 75. → Read More

Mother of 3 convicted of killing ex-Chicago Bears player's pregnant girlfriend pushes for new trial

Marni Yang was convicted in 2011 of killing Rhoni Reuter, who was seven months pregnant at the time of her death. → Read More

South Dakota meat plant worker says she quit over COVID-19 concerns

A former employee of a plant in Sioux Falls said there's no room for social distancing inside. → Read More

How a Jane Doe child case uncovered a serial killer, identified victims and changed the use of DNA forensics

The Rasmussen case helped change forensic investigations forever with the introduction of the use of genetic genealogy. → Read More

How a man convicted of his high school girlfriend’s killing was freed by decades-old DNA evidence

“That's the reason why I'm here...to keep Leah's name in the light. To bring her name forward, to get somebody to come forward with the truth of what happened," he said. → Read More

Klobuchar takes aim at Buttigieg in ABC News debate in New Hampshire

"I'm not a political newcomer with no record," she added. → Read More

Here's who's talking the most in ABC News' Democratic debate

Sen. Bernie Sanders led the previous debate in speaking time. → Read More

Convicted killer who posed as dead business partner: 'There's something bigger that I just can't talk about'

"There's something bigger that I just can't talk about," Ed Shin told "20/20." → Read More

Jeffrey Epstein survivor paints portraits of other survivors: 'Each one of those should have never happened'

Maria Farmer said she first met Jeffrey Epstein in 1995 when she was 25 years old. → Read More

*NSYNC, O-Town members on learning the truth about Lou Pearlman: 'My heart broke. ... He was a conman'

Music mogul Lou Pearlman discovered Backstreet Boys, NSYNC and O-Town. He also insured he took millions while the performers barely made a living wage. → Read More

A sorority of mothers in Mexico search mass graves in hopes of finding missing children's bodies

The mothers' organization, Colectivo Solecito, has spawned a national movement to find lost children. → Read More

Kim Mays, biological family on navigating switched-at-birth scandal

Kim Mays was switched at birth with Arlena Twigg, who died at 9 years old. → Read More

Tom Hanks, on portraying Mister Rogers, says he too works on being kind

Tom Hanks and Mrs. Rogers sat down for a joint interview with "Nightline." → Read More

Police body cam captures heart-stopping moment officers find kidnapped 8-year-old

Officers rescued an 8-year-old from a Fort Worth area hotel room in May. → Read More

Dolly Parton's best one-liners from Robin Roberts interview

As much as Dolly Parton is known for her dozens of smash hit songs, the country music legend is equally revered for her whip smart, tell-it-like-it-is attitude. → Read More

Country stars reveal karaoke favorites from singing Dolly Parton to Blondie

Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay and more country music stars reveal their karaoke favorites, from Dolly Parton to Blondie → Read More

Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, others on life lessons learned from Dolly Parton

Country music stars had a lot to say about Dolly Parton, from the inspiration she's given to personal encounters they've had. → Read More

Dolly Parton on where she gets her song ideas, helping others and her tattoos

Country music legend Dolly Parton spoke to Robin Roberts for the ABC News special, "Dolly Parton: Here She Comes Again!" → Read More

Ex alt-right member on joining hate groups: 'It was presented as wholesome'

"I never thought of myself as a racist person, but I was," Samantha said. → Read More