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The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.More >>
The Ukrainian army on Friday claimed that soldiers came under artillery fire from the Russian side of the border overnight and were attacked by rebels in several other places in the restive east.More >>
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An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.More >>
Israeli aircraft struck 30 houses in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad group and two of his sons, while ground troops and Hamas gunmen fought intense battles in the north and...More >>
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The Obama administration is considering giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S. border.More >>
The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday.More >>
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Prominent HIV/AIDS researchers were among the 298 victims identified aboard flight MH17. To honor their legacy, the Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation is hosting a candlelight vigil. We spokeMore >>
The Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation to host candlelight vigil to honor top HIV/AIDS researchers killed in Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 18th, 2014. More >>
WEST BRANCH, MI (WNEM) -
All eyes were on Whitney Kropp Friday night.
She's the Ogemaw Heights sophomore who is a victim of bullying.
Tonight was Kropp's big night at the high school's homecoming football game, where she had the opportunity to stand up to her bullies and do it with the support of the whole community behind her.
More than 1,000 people were at the game to see the happy ending of a story that touched hundreds of thousands of lives.
Two weeks ago, TV5 told the story of Kropp being a victim of bullying. She said she was selected to the sophomore homecoming court and then was told she was selected as a joke. She said the prank hit hard and she even considered suicide.
But that's when the community stepped up. Certain businesses offered to pay for her homecoming dress, pay for her hair, and even buy her homecoming dance dinner. National media hooked on to the story, and a Support Whitney Facebook page has more than 100,000 likes.
Friday, people showed up to support 16-year-old Kropp. Many people in the stands wore the color orange, Kropp's favorite color. She also had a very loud cheer when she was announced to the fans in the stands.
"The kids that are bullying you, do not let them bring you down. Stand up for what you believe in and go with your heart and go with your gut," said Kropp shortly after the halftime celebration.
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