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Past articles by Holly:

Texas deputy ambushed, shot 4 times in back

A Texas deputy constable talking to his partner was shot multiple times in the back -- for no obvious reason. Harris County Deputy Constable Alden Clopton and his partner, a reserve deputy, were making a traffic stop late Wednesday night, authorities ... → Read More

Amtrak restores service after fatal crash

Amtrak said Monday it will restore service, albeit with some delays, along the route where one of its trains carrying 341 passengers crashed into a backhoe the day before. → Read More

What we know about the Brussels terror suspects

One terrorist blew up himself up at an airport. His brother did the same thing at a busy subway station. And perhaps most puzzling, a man suspected of being a skilled ISIS bomb maker sacrificed his life while a fourth terrorist simply planted a bomb ... → Read More

Husband: Singer Joey Feek near death

She wanted to live long enough to see her daughter's 2nd birthday. And she did. But Joey Feek, one-half of the country duo Joey + Rory, has only has a few more days to live, her husband Rory Feek wrote. "My wife has been asleep for days now and her b... → Read More

10 schoolchildren stabbed in China

A man in southern China stabbed 10 schoolchildren before killing himself Monday morning, state-run media reported. All of the children survived and were hospitalized, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The incident took place in Haikou, the c... → Read More

Nepal: Plane crashes with 21 on board

A Tara Air plane carrying 21 people crashed in a mountainous region of northern Nepal, officials said. Everyone on board is feared dead, Nepali Tourism and Aviation Minister Ananda Pokharel said. He said a few bodies have been found, but are unrecogni... → Read More

Michigan gunman's motive continues to be elusive

Jonathan Brian Dalton, the man suspected of the weekend shooting spree in Kalamazoo, Michigan, now faces six counts of murder. But even his arraignment hearing shed no light on his motive. As the investigation proceeds, bits and pieces of information... → Read More

Kalamazoo rampage: Who is Jason Brian Dalton?

Jason Brian Dalton's life was so innocuous, police had never heard of him. Neighbors said he was a "real nice guy." By all accounts, the 45-year-old seemed harmless. That changed over the weekend when, police said, Dalton went on a shooting spree in M... → Read More

South Dakota senate passes transgender ban

South Dakota could become the first state to ban transgender students from using restrooms of the gender they identify with. The state Senate passed the bill Tuesday in a 20-15 vote, after the state House approved it 58-10 last month. The measure now... → Read More

10 U.S. sailors detained by Iran freed

The 10 American sailors captured by Iran have been freed. They were captured Tuesday after their two naval boats entered Iranian waters near Farsi Island, in the Persian Gulf. What sounded like the sailors' imminent release Wednesday morning dragged ... → Read More

Oregon protest leader took out $530,000 U.S. loan

Ammon Bundy, a leader of the armed protesters who took over a federal building in Oregon, and his family are known for battling the federal government. But Bundy told CNN on Tuesday that he's not opposed to government and said that taking a six-figur... → Read More

Oregon protest: 'We're in it for the long haul'

Now, they have a name. And now, we know how long they're vowing to stay. The armed protesters who took over a federal building in Oregon are calling themselves the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom. And they say they're not budging anytime soon. "W... → Read More

Planned Parenthood suspect to face charges

The man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs will be formally charged Wednesday for the attack. → Read More

Obama 'optimistic' about climate change summit

The introductions and formalities are over. Now, it's crunch time to get a deal on what U.S. President Barack Obama calls an "ambitious" global climate change agreement. → Read More

Planned Parenthood suspect due in court

The man suspected of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood is due in court Monday in a case that has united even staunch opponents in the abortion debate. → Read More

Spring Valley school officer to learn fate

When Sheriff Leon Lott saw a video of his deputy slamming a student to the ground and tossing her several feet, he said, it made him want to vomit. The South Carolina sheriff vowed to act swiftly on the case. On Wednesday, he's expected to announce w... → Read More

Outrage grows after officer throws student

The video shows a South Carolina school resource officer standing over a student, seated at her desk. He puts his arm near her neck, then yanks her backward. The desk tips over and the student crashes onto the floor. The uniformed officer doesn't let ... → Read More