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Past articles by Grace:

Thousands join walk in Highland Park, year after Fourth of July parade mass shooting

Thousands gathered in Highland Park for a remembrance ceremony and community walk Tuesday, one year after the shooting at a Fourth of July parade. → Read More

Year after mass shooting, Highland Park asks: What does freedom mean this Fourth of July?

A year since the mass shooting in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois, survivors grapple with the meaning of Independence Day. → Read More

Gun violence statistics at historic highs ahead of Fourth of July holiday

This July 4th, the United States is seeing an acceleration of mass shootings, gunfire on school grounds, armed robberies, carjackings and road rage. → Read More

Titanic submersible live updates: Recovery underway after 'catastrophic implosion'

Recovery efforts were underway Friday after officials determined a "catastrophic implosion" killed the five people in a missing Titanic submersible. → Read More

Missing Titanic submersible live updates: Has oxygen run out? Urgent search continues

A new underwater vehicle has reached the sea floor and joined the search for the missing Titanic tourist submersible Thursday, the Coast Guard said. → Read More

The US passed a landmark gun deal one year ago. Is it working?

Gun violence activists and elected officials are gathering to mark a year since Congress passed the most significant gun safety deal in three decades. → Read More

Multiple people in hospital after boat capsizes during cave tour in Lockport, New York

A boat capsized during a cave tour in Lockport, New York, on Monday, police said. → Read More

13 shot, stabbed, hit by vehicles at Syracuse, New York, block party, authorities say

At least 13 people were injured at a large pop-up block party in Syracuse, New York, early Sunday, police said. → Read More

Ted Kaczynski, known as the 'Unabomber,' died by suicide in federal prison

Theodore Kaczynski, known as the "Unabomber," died by suicide in custody at a federal prison medical center, sources told The Associated Press. → Read More

People with Nazi flags, signs supporting Florida Gov. DeSantis gathered outside Disney World

About 15 people with flags displaying Nazi insignia gathered outside Walt Disney World on Saturday, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. → Read More

Tanker fire causes part of Interstate 95 in Philadelphia to collapse; complete rebuild expected to take 'months': Updates

A tanker truck fire shut down I-95 in both directions after a portion of the interstate collapsed in Philadelphia Sunday morning, officials said. → Read More

Southwest Airlines employee fraudulently sold 'Luv Vouchers' worth $1.87M, feds say

A Southwest Airlines employee in Chicago has been charged with fraudulently creating and selling travel vouchers worth more than $1.87 million. → Read More

Are lesbian bars making a comeback? As iconic haunts close doors, new spaces take root

As some lesbian bars in the South and Midwest are facing uphill financial and political battles, many other new bars are taking root. → Read More

They called 911 for help. Police arrived. They ended up shot or dead.

Recent tragedies involving 911 calls gone bad have renewed calls for reform in emergency response. → Read More

Is stopping gun violence more important than gun rights? Most Americans say yes: Poll

One year after the Uvalde shooting, a new poll shows six in ten Americans say it's more important to control gun violence than to protect gun rights. → Read More

Illinois employee stole $1.6M meant for child care and gambled it away: Federal complaint

A former Illinois Department of Children and Family Services employee stole more than a million dollars meant for child care, a complaint alleges. → Read More

Man covered in bug bites died due to 'severe neglect' at Georgia jail: Independent autopsy

An independent autopsy has determined the man who was found covered in bug bites at a Georgia jail died due to "severe neglect" from jail staff. → Read More

Police: 1 dead, 4 injured after shooting in Atlanta hospital; suspect 'at large'

One person is dead and three injured in an "active shooter situation" inside a building in Midtown Atlanta, police said Wednesday. → Read More

Third person charged with murder in mass shooting at Alabama Sweet 16 party

Three people have been arrested on murder charges in connection with a shooting that left four people dead at a Sweet 16 party in Dadeville, Alabama. → Read More

40 million people under severe weather threat; red flag warnings issued in 9 states: Forecast updates

It'll be another day of severe weather risks in central U.S., as storms and tornadoes will be possible from southern Wisconsin through central Texas. → Read More