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Kids and Laughing Teachers Bullied Suicide Teen
The suicide of a 13-year-old boy in southern Japan after classmates systematically bullied him - even making him "practice" suicide - while teachers ignored the abuse or laughed has prompted soul-searching among educators across the country. One of the boy's last acts was to text his tormentors and leave voice mails for them to say, "I'm going to die."
Obama Bus Rolls Across Ohio With Presidential Seal
(Credit: Michael Reynolds/EPA) It's been dubbed "Ground Force One" and now has the official insignia to match its partner in the air. The jet-black armored motor coach ferrying President Obama from Air Force One in Toledo, across northern Ohio and into Pennsylvania, got an upgrade for its first trip of the 2012 campaign: a large colorful presidential seal emblazoned on its side.
Tale of Two Bus Tours: After Romney's Offensive, Obama Hits Friendly Turf
Credit: Getty Images Unlike Mitt Romney's recent bus tour, President Obama's upcoming roadtrip might feel more like a homestand. On Tuesday his campaign announced a two-day bus tour through Pennsylvania and Ohio, which will take him across some friendly turf.
6 Things to Watch on President Obama's Bus Tour
As President Obama hits the road for his first campaign bus tour of the 2012 election season, here are five things to watch that could make this a noteworthy two-day, two-state trip: 1. MESSAGE: OBAMA, A BETTING MAN Claiming anyone running for president, much less Mitt Romney, is "betting against America" might seem far-fetched.
How Not To Spoil Your Children: Parenting Experts and Parents Weigh in
"CRASH! Oh nooo," cooed my toddler happily. It took my son, who was one and a half at the time, less than five seconds to break my mother's clock. He grabbed and threw it down with as much force as his chubby arms could muster.
Public Divides on ACA Ruling, But Romney's Plans Fall Shorter
Americans divide on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the federal health care law and on Barack Obama's plans for the health care system alike, while favorable views of Mitt Romney's approach to health care fall shorter, with more undecided.
Chris Christie on His Weight: 'If It Were Easy, I'd Already Have It Fixed'
(ABC News) TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opened up about his weight problem in an interview with ABC News and stressed he is "trying" to lose weight, a battle he's waged for 30 years, but said he's never considered gastric bypass surgery because it's "too risky."
New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte To Join Romney In New Hampshire On July 4
ABC News' Michael Falcone reports: New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte plans to march with Mitt Romney in Wednesday's Fourth Of July parade in Wolfeboro, N.H., GOP sources tell ABC News. Ayotte will be the first vice presidential short-lister to appear publicly with the presumptive Republican nominee during his week-long vacation at his Lake Winnipesaukee retreat.
Watch Fourth of July Nighttime Spectaculars at Walt Disney World Resort " Disney Parks Blog
How will you celebrate the Fourth of July this year? If you're heading to Walt Disney World Resort, there will be plenty of options for family fun, including fireworks spectaculars at Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot, and a rockin' new celebration at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and wife Ann Romney ride a jet ski on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H., Monday, July 2, 2012, where Romney has a vacation home. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Armando Montano, AP Intern, Dies in Mexico City
Armando Montano, an aspiring journalist who was working this summer as a news intern for The Associated Press in the Mexican capital, was found dead early Saturday. He was 22 years old. Montano's body was found in the elevator shaft of an apartment building near where he was living in the capital's Condesa neighborhood.
Dominion Electric Outage Summary
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Alec Baldwin Fights with Another Photographer
Alec Baldwin cursed out another photographer this morning, but this time, he may have had good reason. The "30 Rock" actor unleashed on a photographer who was blocking the entrance to his apartment building, yelling, "I want you to shut the f**k up and get out of here. Leave my neighbor alone."
'Invisible War' Exposes Rape in the Military
It was not a story she liked to tell. At 19, Kori Cioca had joined the Coast Guard, and after completing basic training, she said, "I had never felt so proud of myself. I was ready for anything they could throw at me. "But I didn't think rape was going to be one of them."
Tokyo zoo panda shows signs of pregnancy | Kyodo News
A female giant panda at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo has showed signs of pregnancy, a zoo official said Tuesday, spurring hopes that the zoo might see its first cub since 1988. If the male panda Ri Ri and female panda Shin Shin produce a baby, it will be the first time the oldest zoo in Japan, established in 1882, has succeeded in natural breeding of pandas.
Obama TV Ads in Ohio, Iowa, Virginia Label Romney 'Outsourcer-in-Chief'
BOSTON - Continuing to capitalize on a Washington Post report on Mitt Romney's ties to outsourcing, the Obama campaign is launching state-specific TV ads in Ohio, Iowa and Virginia that accuse the presumptive Republican nominee of a history of shipping U.S. jobs overseas.
A Chat with David Maraniss, Author of "Barack Obama -- The Story"
On our Political Punch digital show for ABC News/Yahoo! News, we chat with the Obama biographer: -Jake Tapper Get more pure politics at ABC and a lighter take on the news at