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Expectant Parents Killed

 

In this March 3, 2013, photo provided by VosIzNeias.com, Orthodox Jewish mourners gather outside the Congregation Yetev Lev D’Satmar synagogue in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood for the funeral of two expectant parents who were killed in a car accident early Sunday in New York. The baby of Nachman and Raizy Glauber, a boy, was delivered prematurely by cesarean section and survived until the next morning, but died around 5:30 a.m. on Monday, March 4. Police were searching for the driver of a BMW and a passenger who fled on foot after slamming into the livery cab that was transporting the 21-year-old couple to a hospital.

AP Photo/VosIzNeias.com, Eli Wohl

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Billboard urging "No" vote on Kansas abortion referendum

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“To be fair, it’s unclear if those are official White House documents or his toilet’s suicide note,” Colbert noted, although the papers did appear to have Trump’s Sharpie handwriting, as well as the name “Stefanik” written on them -- as in Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY).

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