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Middle school counselor talks down teen with a gun

Middle school counselor talks down teen with a gun

Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove says that's exactly what she did. Not only does Hudgen's courage attest to her character as an educator, but the student's willingness and trust in the counselor demonstrates the powerfully positive affect school employees can have on their pupils.



Russia, Syria geopolitics frame pope's Caucasus trip

That reluctance might also temper any direct criticism of what Georgia hopes to draw attention to during his trip: what it calls the "occupation" of South Ossetia and Abkhazia by Russian Federation. Not all are welcoming the visit, however — evidence that the 1,000-year schism between Catholic and Orthodox is still keenly felt. Leaving the airport, the papal motorcade passed two groups of Orthodox faithful protesting the pope's visit.



Momentum vice-chair Jackie Walker faces calls to resign over Holocaust remarks

Walker also said she had not heard an anti-Semitism definition she could "work with". Jackie Walker also questioned the need for security at Jewish institutions, suggesting that anti-Semitism is not behind any attacks, during a workshop organized by the Jewish Labour Movement at the annual party conference on how to confront anti-Semitism and engage Jewish voters.


Shooter fired at door as class exited for recess

Shooter fired at door as class exited for recess

The hospital is expected to update his condition later Thursday. Jacob Hall , 6, was one of the injured. South Carolina Rep. Alan Clemmons wrote in a post on Facebook Wednesday that "six-year-old Jacob Hall " was the nephew of two "dear friends" of his, Dave and Sheila Williams.


US CDC issues Zika travel advisory for 11 Southeast Asian countries

US CDC issues Zika travel advisory for 11 Southeast Asian countries

Zika causes mild symptoms in most, including fever, sore eyes and a rash, but pregnant women with the virus can give birth to babies with microcephaly - a deformation marked by abnormally small heads and brains. These risks make testing pregnant women a priority, since they have a limited time to make decisions about their pregnancy, further limited by the several weeks it can take to confirm a Zika diagnosis.