Newsfeed Now: US set to top 500,000 COVID-19 deaths, United grounds 777 fleet after engine explosion

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The U.S. is approaching 500,000 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic, a number comparable to the population of Atlanta or Sacramento, or, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs, more than double the number of Americans who died in battle in World War II.

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A nationwide search for a North Carolina girl who was kidnapped ended in Arkansas over the weekend in a shootout between local police and a Pennsylvania man who investigators call a possible predator.

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A mother in Ohio was arrested after police found her kids all alone in a local hotel. After first facing waves of criticism, she then received an outpouring of support on social media after people learned the whole story.

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United Airlines said it will temporarily ground 24 of its Boeing 777 airplanes “out an abundance of caution” after a Boeing 777 had an engine failure in Denver and pieces of the plane fell off while still flying.

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A Colorado man wants other dog owners to be aware of the dangers of living among mountain lions, after saving his dog from a brutal attack last week.

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Unbelievable video captured a firefighter jumping to safety while battling a massive fire in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood that left seven firefighters hospitalized.

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The alertness of a Pennsylvania snowplow driver may have saved a young boy’s life when the man spotted the child hiding in a snow tunnel.

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The South saw a lot of snow last week, and some drivers in Alabama had a much longer commute home due to Mother Nature. Thankfully some good Samaritans, including a 17-year-old on an ATV, stepped up to help get people on their way.

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An Arkansas man who had his sled stolen from his back porch 30 years ago was recently reunited with the toy during a historic snowfall in the Natural State.

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People across several southern states have run into water trouble during the snowstorm, but one woman in Louisiana made sure her kids were clean even if they didn’t have running water at home.

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