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Oprah Winfrey surprises New Jersey high school with $500,000 gift

Oprah Winfrey surprised a New Jersey high school Friday night with a pizza party — and a $500,000 donation to an after-school program. “That’s a half a million dollars to encourage you to keep doing what you’re doing, because what you’re doing is moving in the right direction,” Winfrey said in a video principal Akbar…MORE

48 million under threat of severe weather as hail, rain and tornadoes move east

Nearly 50 million people are under threat of hail, heavy rain, strong winds and isolated tornadoes this week as several storms move east, according to the National Weather Center. Storms spread across the Great Lakes/Ohio Valley area and most of the Northeast on Sunday. While the risk for severe storms appears to be low, it…MORE

Columbine survivor Austin Eubanks found dead at 37

Austin Eubanks, one of the survivors of the 1999 Columbine shooting in Colorado, was found dead at his home early Saturday, according to Routt County, Colorado, Coroner Robert Ryg. Eubanks was found dead during a welfare check after he didn’t answer his phone, Ryg said. Eubanks was 37. No foul play is suspected, and an…MORE

School district pushes back against criticism over Arab stereotype in shooting drill

A Pennsylvania school district is pushing back against criticism of an active-shooter drill where the gunman wore a keffiyeh, the traditional Arab formal headdress. The fallout from the controversial January drill at Penn-Trafford School District began after parts of a video circulating on social media showed a teacher playing the shooter wearing a checkered keffiyeh.…MORE

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