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Thousands of Children Find Forever Families as Nation Celebrates 15th Annual Adoption Day

Thousands of children in foster care waiting for permanent and loving families are hoping their dreams will come true as communities and churches across the country celebrate the annual National Adoption Day on Saturday.

Scott Louis Panetti in an undated image. The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Texas cannot execute a delusional, mentally ill inmate who does not fully understand why he is being put to death.

Sister of Mentally Ill Texas Man Sentenced to Die in December Pleads to Rick Perry to Spare His Life

The sister of Scott Panetti, a paranoid schizophrenic set to be executed by the state of Texas on Dec. 3 for the murder of two people, has pleaded with Gov. Rick Perry to commute his sentence to life in prison. Victoria Panetti has said that her brother, who believes he's being executed for preaching the Gospel, does not understand fact from fiction, and started an online petition asking Perry to spare his life.

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New York, Great Lakes Snowstorm Leaves 7 Dead; More Snow Expected

A massive snowstorm has killed at least seven people and left many more stranded in their vehicles in Buffalo, New York, and affected several other Great Lake states, including northern Wisconsin and Michigan. Further snow is expected to hit Buffalo on Thursday, which was buried under six feet of snow and declared a state of emergency.

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Grieving Wife of Christian Surgeon Martin Salia Who Died From Ebola Issues Heartfelt Statement to Omaha Medical Team

Ebola patient Dr. Martin Salia died in an Omaha hospital over the weekend after the U.S. State Department had him transported to the Nebraska Medical Center on Saturday for treatment. Salia's wife, Isatu, shared her gratitude for the medical care her husband received, even though doctors were unable to save his life, because the deadly virus was already in advanced stages.

Fifth Person Dies in Jerusalem Synagogue Slayings That Killed 3 American Rabbis; Hamas Calls It Revenge Attack

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An Israeli police officer has died from his injuries sustained in the terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday that also led to the deaths of three rabbis with dual American-Israeli citizenship, and one with British citizenship. Terrorist group Hamas has claimed that the attack was revenge for the killing of a Palestinian bus driver on Sunday night. An autopsy report reveals, however, that the bus driver committed suicide.