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Hero Teacher Tackles Student Gunman

As a male student sprayed gunfire in the Mattoon High School cafeteria, teacher Angela McQueen sprung into action and took down the shooter as fellow pupils and staff fled.

GOP Health Bill All But Dead; McCain Again Deals The Blow

Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party’s years of vows to kill the program.

Aaron Hernandez had Severe CTE; Daughter Sues NFL and Pats

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday. His lawyer announced a lawsuit against the NFL and the team, accusing them of hiding the true dangers of the sport.

Excitement Bubbles Up At BYU As Caffeinated Soda Now On Sale

Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University ended a six-decade ban Thursday on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: “It’s happening.”

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