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What seemed like a horrific stalking case was a jealous lover's cover for murder

What seemed like a horrific stalking case was a jealous lover's cover for murder. → Read More

Were 2020 election polls wrong? FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver explains how to interpret polling

As the ballot counting for the presidential election dragged into a third day, the country has watched voting margins narrow in key battleground states. The shifting returns, which in states like Georgia and Pennsylvania showed President Trump with a strong lead on election night that has since slimmed, have left some wondering -- were the state polls wrong? As of Thursday morning, ABC News has… → Read More

Death row inmate says he's facing execution based on lying jailhouse snitch's word

James Dailey says he may be executed without physical, eyewitness evidence → Read More

Couple says they faced discrimination in home appraisal because of wife's race

This report is part of "Turning Point," a groundbreaking series by ABC News examining the racial reckoning sweeping the United States and exploring whether it can lead to lasting reconciliation. Abena Horton and her husband, Alex Horton, recently did what many homeowners do every day: They requested an appraisal to refinance their Jacksonville, Florida, home. On the day of the appointment, Abena… → Read More

Army veteran on role in Vanessa Guillen justice movement and her own sexual assault

Lucy Del Gaudio talks about her own rape experience and how she relates to Vanessa Guillen. → Read More

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 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