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Mobile Police Department(MOBILE, Ala.) -- A police officer was shot dead Sunday in Mobile, Alabama, authorities said.

Officer Sean Tuder of the Mobile Police Department was killed in the line of duty while executing an arrest warrant late Sunday afternoon, according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.

A suspect is in custody, officials said.

Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich described Tuder as one of the city's "finest officers."

"This tragedy is a stark reminder of the dangers that the brave men and women of law enforcement face every day," Rich said in a statement via Twitter Sunday.

Mobile lost one of its finest officers today. This tragedy is a stark reminder of the dangers that the brave men and women of law enforcement face everyday. Please keep Officer Sean Tuder’s family in your thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/KjdhbLi7ei

— Mobile DA's Office (@MobileDAoffice) January 21, 2019

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ABC News(DALLAS) -- A group of Texas elementary school students honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by carrying on the work he began, giving speeches inspired by his life and mission.

The theme of this year's Foley Gardere Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory competition for fourth- and fifth-graders from Dallas and Houston was "What would Dr. King say to the children of the world today?"

"Dr. King would say to the kids of today’s world, there’s always room for improvement," fifth-grader Layla James said in her speech.

"No matter your ethnicity, race or gender ... you come from a people that fought to make life better," Nyla Johnson, a fifth-grader, said. "You come from a legacy that says, 'I will not settle for second best.'"

"What have you decided to do when you grow up?" fifth-grader Emmanuel Akukoro asked. "Will you be a doctor? A lawyer or a teacher? You can be anything if you put your mind to it."

Leik Mire, also in fifth grade, said: "Let's get off of Facebook ... and put our face in a book!"

Fourth-grader Chrisette Wigfall quoted the legendary civil rights leader, saying, "Dr. King once said, 'Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.'"

Alexa Zelya, a fourth-grader, powerfully stated, "It is not through separation, but through uniqueness that make us all one. One nation, one power, one people, together."

Alexandra Torres said she felt it was her generation's mission to finish the work King began, proclaiming, "Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. What you started, we are going to finish it."

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Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(PARK HILLS, Ky.) -- A Kentucky high school student spoke out on Sunday after video appeared to show him taunting a group of Native American protesters in Washington, D.C., over the weekend.

Nick Sandmann, a junior at Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky, was accused of taunting and mocking a Native American protester at the end of the Indigenous People's March on Friday, but the teenager said he'd been falsely accused.

"The protestor everyone has seen in the video began playing his drum as he waded into the crowd, which parted for him," Sandmann said in a statement on Sunday. "He locked eyes with me and approached me, coming within inches of my face. He played his drum the entire time he was in my face."

"I never interacted with this protestor. I did not speak to him. I did not make any hand gestures or other aggressive moves. To be honest, I was startled and confused as to why he had approached me," he added.

The protestor, Vietnam veteran Nathan Phillips, who was banging a drum and singing when he confronted Sandmann, said the teens yelled derogatory comments at him before the stare down took place.

"I heard them say, 'Build that wall, build that wall,' you know?" Phillips told reporters over the weekend. "This is indigenous lands, you know. We’re not supposed to have walls here. We never did. Before anybody else came here we never had walls. We never had a prison."

In a separate interview with the Washington Post, Phillips said teens from Sandmann's group had harassed him and other Native American protesters before the encounter.

"It was getting ugly," he said, describing his confrontation with Sandmann, who was wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat at the time. “I started going that way, and that guy in the hat stood in my way and we were at an impasse. He just blocked my way and wouldn’t allow me to retreat.”

Sandmann disputed those claims in his statement on Sunday and said he never heard "any students chant 'build that wall' or anything hateful or racist at any time."

"The protestor everyone has seen in the video began playing his drum as he waded into the crowd, which parted for him," Sandmann said. "I did not see anyone try to block his path. He locked eyes with me and approached me, coming within inches of my face. He played his drum the entire time he was in my face."

"I believed that by remaining motionless and calm, I was helping to diffuse the situation," he added.

Sandmann said he and his family have received threats after the incident became public.

"I have received physical and death threats via social media, as well as hateful insults. One person threatened to harm me at school, and one person claims to live in my neighborhood. My parents are receiving death and professional threats because of the social media mob that has formed over this issue," Sandmann said in the statement.

The Diocese of Covington and the Covington Catholic School issued a joint statement over the weekend as video of the encounter sparked outrage online.

“We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general," the statement said. "We extend our deepest apologies to Mr. Phillips.

"This behavior is opposed to the Church’s teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person. The matter is being investigated and we will take appropriate action, up to and including expulsion,” it added.

Sandmann defended his actions in the statement and said he planned to cooperate with the school's ongoing investigation.

"I realized everyone had cameras and that perhaps a group of adults was trying to provoke a group of teenagers into a larger conflict," Sandmann said. "I said a silent prayer that the situation would not get out of hand."

"I was not intentionally making faces at the protestor. I did smile at one point because I wanted him to know that I was not going to become angry, intimidated or be provoked into a larger confrontation," he added.

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Dr. Martin Luther King with his wife Correta Scott. (© Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)(NEW YORK) -- As the nation celebrates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, what would have been his 90th birthday, it is also a time to remember the women who helped King propel the civil rights movement forward.

"There would be no King holiday, no civil rights movement, no opportunity to be reflective of how far we’ve come if it wasn’t for scores of women," said Marcia Chatelain, associate professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University.

"For every name we know, there are scores of names we don’t know because of sexism," she said. "It’s incredible, the fact that women still continue to participate and make sure that more room is created so that future generations don’t have to confront the biases that women in the past faced."

There were women who boycotted, women who organized carpools and held bake sales and women who strategized with King, all of whom helped chart the course of history.

Here are five women to know more about as the nation marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

Coretta Scott King

“I believe Martin was chosen, I believe I was chosen, and I say to the kids, this family was chosen as well,” Coretta Scott King said in her posthumous memoir, My Life, My Love, My Legacy.

Scott King, a mother of four, remained by her husband's side throughout his almost 13 years as the leader of the modern American Civil Rights Movement and up until his assassination in 1968.

She would ultimately go on to preserve her husband's memory through the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as lobby for 15 years to help establish Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a federal holiday.

Journalist Barbara Reynolds, who traveled with Scott King and wrote her posthumous memoir, said people have to look no further than the Montgomery bus boycott to see Scott King's influence.

Just before the boycott, in 1956, the Kings' Montgomery house was bombed while Scott King was home alone with their infant daughter. They both survived and Scott King refused to leave Montgomery, even after her father and father-in-law pleaded with her to do so.

"She told them that she was married to Martin but she was also married to the movement," Reynolds recalled. "Dr. King later said that if she had left, he would have left and if he would have left, people say there may have never been a Montgomery bus boycott."

"We have to talk about the courage of the women in this movement," Reynolds said.

Dorothy Cotton

Dorothy Cotton was invited by King to work at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the center of the civil rights movement.

Cotton served as the conference's national director of education for 12 years, helping to train countless activists in non-violent action. She was the only female member of the executive staff and a close confidant of King, according to the Cotton Institute.

Cotton is credited with typing King's “I Have a Dream” speech in a hotel room in Washington. She was also in Memphis, at the same hotel as King, before his assassination in 1968, according to The New York Times.

Jo Ann Robinson

Jo Ann Robinson was a college professor who is remembered as the real architect of the Montgomery bus boycott, according to Reynolds.

King even praised Robinson in his memoir.

"Apparently indefatigable, she, perhaps more than any other person, was active on every level of the protest," he wrote, according to the King Institute at Stanford University.

Robinson was the first person in her family to graduate from college and became a teacher in Montgomery, Alabama. There, Robinson was degraded by a bus driver for sitting in the bus' "whites only" section, according to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

When Robinson later became president of the Women's Political Council in Montgomery, she made it a priority to desegregate the city's buses. She became a key player behind the scenes of the Montgomery bus boycott and was arrested and faced acts of violence and intimidation.

Robinson was among the boycott's leaders who eventually had their homes guarded by state police, according to the NMAAHC.

Ella Baker

Ella Baker is credited with organizing and guiding countless leaders through her work at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and as a founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

She moved from New York City to Atlanta in the late 1950s to help King run the SCLC. Baker then went on to organize student activists with the SNCC after the Greensboro, North Carolina sit-ins where black college students were denied service at a Woolworth's lunch counter, according to the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.

"She believed in the power of every person to be a leader," said Chatelain. "Her principles informed the generation of people whom King was able to mobilize."

Baker was nicknamed "Fundi," a Swahili word meaning a person who teaches a craft to the next generation, according to the Ella Baker Center.

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks is famous for starting the Montgomery bus boycott by refusing to give up her seat to a white male passenger on a public bus. But historians say there is much more to the woman known as the "mother of the civil rights movement."

"She is hugely important and hugely misunderstood," said Jeanne Theoharis, distinguished professor of political science at Brooklyn College of CUNY. "Her stand on the Montgomery bus came out of her long resistance."

Parks was a lifelong activist who served as secretary and youth leader of her local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, according to the The Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development, which she co-founded in the 1980s to help young people.

Years before the bus boycott, Parks helped work on behalf of Recy Taylor, a young black mother and sharecropper who was abducted and gang raped in Alabama by six white men.

"She investigated sexual violence against black women, was thinking of the ways black women were ignored by justice system and she organized other black women," Chatelain said of Parks. "Her activism before the bus boycott was strong."

Parks "created a platform that King could carry on," according to Chatelain.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- After a winter storm brought up to 2 feet of snow to parts of the Midwest and Northeast this weekend, brutally cold temperatures swept through the eastern U.S. Monday.

Temperatures Monday morning were 30 to 40 degrees colder than just a day earlier in some areas. In Philadelphia, it was 48 degrees on Sunday morning and a biting 12 degrees on Monday.

Wind chills are expected to remain dangerously cold all day, and parts of the Northeast wind gusts could reach 50 mph.

Wind chills Monday morning fell to:

  • minus 17 F in New York City
  • minus 14 F in Boston
  • minus 19 F in Hartford
, Connecticut
  • minus 30 F in Albany, New York
  • minus 10 F in Philadelphia

The forecast

A new storm is forecast to take shape over the Great Plains Monday night and into Tuesday, heading east by Wednesday.

This new system is expected to spread snow in the northern Plains and parts of the upper Midwest. Omaha, Nebraska; Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Minneapolis should see some powder, some of which is likely to fall in Michigan and parts of the interior Northeast by Tuesday night and into Wednesday.

Along with the cold front, heavy rain is likely across the South, with a chance of a snow and rain mix in Tennessee and the Mississippi River Valley as temperatures drop.

Snowfalls of 4 to 6 inches are possible in parts of the Midwest through the middle of the week, from Nebraska to Wisconsin. This storm is expected to take mild air to the Interstate 95 corridor and deliver another shot of heavy rain -- an inch or more -- from Washington D.C. to New York.

After this storm, another cold wave awaits, along with a strong blast of cold air from Canada. The Midwest could see minus 40 wind chills by Friday.

A second round of bitter cold is expected to reach the East Coast by the weekend.

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Mark Makela/Corbis via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tony Mendez, the real-life spy behind Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning film Argo, has died at the age of 78.

Mendez died early Saturday morning, succumbing to a decade-long battle with Parkinson's disease, the former CIA operative's literary manager, Christy Fletcher, said in a statement.

"He was surrounded with love from his family and will be sorely missed," Fletcher said. "The last thing he and his wife Jonna Mendez did was get their new book to the publisher and he died feeling he had completed writing the stories that he wanted told."

He will be buried in his home state of Nevada.

Mendez served in multiple foreign posts throughout his 25-year career with the CIA, but he spent most of his time in Asia. He rose to icon status within the spy organization in the 1980s when he managed to smuggle six American diplomats out of Iran by posing as a film producer.

Mendez became well known outside of the spy agency after the mission and the covert operation went on to become the basis of Argo, a 2012 film starring and directed by Affleck.

Affleck honored Mendez as a "true American hero" in a Twitter post after his death.

"He was a man of extraordinary grace, decency, humility and kindness. He never sought the spotlight for his actions, he merely sought to serve his country," Affleck said Saturday. "I'm so proud to have worked for him and to have told one of his stories."

Mendez wrote three non-fiction memoirs after his retirement: Master of Disguise, Spy Dust and Argo, according to the International Spy Museum. His latest book, The Moscow Rules, a joint venture with his wife and fellow CIA alum, Jonna Mendez, is scheduled to be released later this year.

Tony Mendez and Jonna Mendez are both founding board members of the International Spy Museum, according to the museum's website.

The International Spy Museum paid tribute to the late Mendez in a statement on Twitter Saturday.

"Today, we've lost a great American hero ... an ally, founding member of @IntlSpyMuseum. Tony's legacy of fearless ingenuity lives on throughout the Museum & in our collection," the museum said. "He was an inspiration to us & we will miss him so dearly. Deepest condolences to Jonna & Mendez family."

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David McNew/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- More than 30,000 teachers on strike in Los Angeles are hoping they'll soon be back in the classroom as marathon negotiations continue behind closed doors over the holiday weekend to break a contract stalemate.

"I hope they get this figured out soon. It's exhausting," Melissa Berlant, a striking sixth-grade English teacher, told ABC News.

Monday, a school holiday for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, will mark the eighth day since teachers in the nation's second-largest school district walked out of classrooms and formed picket lines after talks on a new contract with Los Angeles Unified School District officials broke down.

Representatives of the United Teachers of Los Angeles and the LAUSD returned to the bargaining table on Friday and continued to negotiate Sunday in marathon sessions being facilitated by the office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, a potential 2020 candidate for president of the United States.

It's unclear what progress, if any, is being made at the bargaining table since both sides have agreed to keep the negotiations confidential.

California Sen. Kamala Harris, who is also rumored to have 2020 presidential aspirations, tweeted Sunday in support of the teachers.

"Students deserve nurses who can treat them when they’re ill. They deserve counselors," she tweeted. "They deserve to have librarians there on a daily basis who can open up whole new worlds. And they all deserve to be paid fairly, along with our incredible teachers."

The striking educators are asking for a 6.5 percent pay raise, smaller class sizes and for the district to add about 1,200 support staff positions, including nurses, librarians and counselors.

"I have over 1,500 students on my caseload," Yulya Ippolitova, 39, a psychologist at George K. Porter Middle School, told ABC News. "The National Association of School Psychologists recommended ratio is one psychologist to 750 students. Many of us are overwhelmed, working above and beyond to serve vulnerable student populations with no support from the district."

School district Superintendent Austin Beutner said last week that the district doesn't have the money meet all of the union's demands.

But Beutner expressed optimism that both sides can reach a compromise and break the impasse now that negotiations have been jump-started.

"Too many students are missing out on the education they should be getting," Beutner said on Friday. "We need to solve this now and get our educators and all of our students back in the classroom."

Beutner said that in the first week of the strike the district lost about $125 million in state revenue payments based on student attendance.

Schools have remained open in the district with substitute teachers filling in, but only about a third of the nearly 600,000 students in the district have been attending classes. Many students and their parents have joined teachers on picket lines.

UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl has called the strike a "fight for the soul of public education" in Los Angeles.

The union has been attempting to get a new contract for two years with no success. Caputo-Pearl said another big sticking point in the negotiations is the union's objection to the proliferation of charter schools in the district.

About 1 in 5 Los Angeles public school students attend a charter, the most of any school district in the nation. Charter schools are privately managed and most are nonunion.

"If we allow this movement to win, then our schools will be privatized, our students will have less equity and less access, and our jobs and our healthcare will be attacked," said Caputo-Pearl said at the rally on Friday.

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liangpv/iStock(NEW YORK) --  A young woman is suing a school district in Kansas for discrimination and retaliation, claiming she was told she couldn't perform with the dance team because her skin was "too dark," according to a lawsuit.

Camille Sturdivant was one of two African-American members on the 14-person "Dazzlers" dance team at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park before graduating in May, according to the lawsuit filed Dec. 5 in the United States District Court in Kansas City, Kansas.

Back in July 2017, the team's choreographer acted "on behalf of and in conjunction with" the team's coach, Carley Fine, to exclude Sturdivant from performing in an upcoming dance after allegedly making a comment that "her skin was too dark and the audience would look at her and not the other dancers," the suit states.

Sturdivant claims in the suit that the choreographer also said her skin color "clashed with the color of the costumes."

That September, Sturdivant's parents met with the school's principal, Amy Murphy Pressly, to complain about their daughter being excluded from the dance, according to the lawsuit. Pressly allegedly told them that Fine could "pick whoever she wanted to perform in the dances," the suit states.

Sturdivant continued to have a spot on the team and was allowed to dance, though Fine was "dismissive" of her, according to the lawsuit. Then in May, shortly before graduation, Sturdivant was using Fine's cell phone to play music for the dance team when she saw text messages between the coach and Murakami, the suit alleges.

She read the texts and was "sickened," the suit states.

The texts appear to discuss the fact that Sturdivant had recently received an acceptance letter from the University of Missouri and won a spot on the school's "Golden Girls" dance team, according to the court document.

"THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE. I'm so mad," the choreographer allegedly wrote.

"It actually makes my stomach hurt," Fine allegedly replied and then added, "Bc she's f----- black. I hate that."

Sturdivant's parents showed the text message exchange to the school principal, according to the suit. Fine was fired the following day and informed she could not be on school property nor have contact with Sturdivant or the other dancers, according to the suit.

But Sturdivant alleges the former coach was seen several times at school and with the "Dazzlers" since her termination.

Sturdivant also claims in the suit that the school principal informed her family that a team banquet, which had been paid for by all the parents of the "Dazzlers," was canceled. She says she later learned that Fine attended a dinner with all of the other dancers on the same evening as the canceled banquet.

Sturdivant alleges that a parent of one of the "Dazzlers," Katie Porter, who is a third-grade teacher at an elementary school within the same school district, participated in excluding Sturdivant from the dinner.

The lawsuit names Porter, Fine, Pressly and the Blue Valley Unified School District as defendants. Sturdivant is demanding a jury trial and is seeking an unspecified amount in "actual damages, compensatory and punitive damages."

The school district on Friday sent ABC News the following statement in response to the lawsuit:

"Respectful and meaningful relationships between staff and students are at the heart of Blue Valley’s culture. Discrimination of any kind has no place here. The District expects staff to treat all students with respect at all times, and any report that this expectation has not been fulfilled is taken very seriously. As stated in the Complaint, on May 1, 2018, Mrs. Sturdivant showed Dr. Pressly the text message between Mr. Murakami and Ms. Fine. Ms. Fine’s employment with the District was separated the following day on May 2, 2018."

Porter, Fine and Pressly did not immediately respond to ABC News' requests for comment Friday.

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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office(NEW YORK) -- An infant and three adults were killed in a "horrific" incident at an Oregon home in which sheriff's deputies shot and killed the suspect as he was about to take the life of another child, officials said Sunday.

The eruption of domestic violence occurred Saturday night in the Portland suburb of Canby, Clackamas County Sheriff's Sgt. Brian Jensen said at a news conference.

Jensen said the suspect, Mark Leo Gregory Gago, 42, was shot and killed by deputies when they arrived on scene at 10:15 p.m. and saw him attempting to kill another child.

The child and another adult were injured in the attack and taken to a hospital for treatment, Jensen said.

After killing Gago, deputies found four victims -- including a 9-month-old girl -- dead inside the house, Jensen said.

The baby was identified Sunday as Olivia Lynn Rose Gago, according to the sheriff's office. The other victims killed were: Shaina E. Sweitzer, 31; Jerry William Bremer, 66; and Pamela Denise Bremer, 64.

The relationship between the suspect and the victims, including the baby, is under investigation.

"We do believe they were all living in the residence. They are related somehow. We're just trying to piece that together," Jensen said.

It was not immediately clear how Gago allegedly killed the victims, Jensen said. He said the suspect was not armed with a gun.

"There are numerous objects around the house that can be used as weapons," he said. "Investigators are trying to figure out exactly what it is he used to kill four people."

A motive in the quadruple slaying is under investigation.

"Every investigator I've talked to that's been inside the residence ... cannot explain just how horrific the scene is. It's a traumatic scene just to see," Jensen said. "This is a tough one and we want to make sure our folks are going to be OK when this is all done."

He said five deputies and a sheriff's sergeant responded to the scene, but it was not immediately known how many fired their weapons.

"They were able to locate the suspect," Jensen said. "At which point they were presented with a deadly force situation. Our deputies fired their service weapons, killing the homicide suspect.

"Obviously, they were trying to get there as quickly as possible to save as many people as they can," Jensen said of the sheriff's deputies. "They're obviously worried about their own safety."

He said the sergeant and five deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave in keeping with department protocol for officer-involved shooting investigations.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A powerful storm continues to move through the Northeast on Sunday, after it brought up to 15 inches of snow in the Midwest and three reported tornadoes in the South.

The winter storm will dump snowfall totals of 10 to 20 inches in parts of the Northeast before moving out of the region later in the day on Sunday. In the wake of the storm, temperatures in the Northeast will drop nearly 40 degrees as an arctic blast settles over the eastern U.S.

Select snowfall totals as of Sunday morning:

Heron Lake, Minnesota: 15 inches
Bluffton, Iowa: 14 inches
Mansfield, Ohio: 10.5 inches
McHenry, Illinois: 10 inches
Stormstown, Pennsylvania: 9 inches
Staffordville, Connecticut: 4.2 inches
Providence, Rhode Island: 4 inches

President Donald Trump on Sunday urged Americans "to be careful and try staying in your house."

"Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of snow and near record setting cold," he tweeted. "Amazing how big this system is."

The president, who has at times denied climate change, added, "Wouldn’t be bad to have a little of that good old fashioned Global Warming right now!"

Heavy snow is showing on the radar Sunday morning from Ohio to Maine with the heaviest bands over much of New York state. Snowfall rates there are estimated to be at 1 to 2 inches per hour. A mix of rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow is currently falling across parts of the Lower Hudson Valley into much of Connecticut and southern Massachusetts.

Very heavy rain is falling farther south in New York City and Philadelphia. New flood alerts are being issued for parts of the New York and Philadelphia metro areas, due to the possibility of 1 to 2 inches of rain. Additionally, coastal flooding is a concern through the day from New Jersey to Massachusetts.

Strong winds are likely from the Tennessee Valley all the way to Florida on Sunday. Behind the storm is the very cold air that is already moving into the Midwest and is on the way to the Northeast, where new wind chill alerts have been issued for many major Northeast cities.

Additional snowfall on Sunday is expected to be confined mainly to the interior Northeast, with over 12 more inches of snow still to come in parts of New York, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. Locally, over a quarter of an inch of ice is also possible across parts of the Lower Hudson Valley, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Snow totals in the interior Northeast should top out at approximately 10 to 20 inches.

The storm is pulling in a lot of mild air to Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; and New York, which is keeping the snow and mixed precipitation north and west of these cities. However, the danger is not over yet.

As the storm slides east, it will begin to drag the very cold air behind it. The clash of colder and milder air will increase winds significantly as the day goes on. Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; and New York all are seeing temperatures in the 40s and even 50s on Sunday morning.

However, by early afternoon, temperatures will come crashing down.

By Sunday night, the actual air temperature will crash into the single digits and teens across the Interstate 95 corridor. In interior parts of the Northeast, temperatures will go below zero with a fresh snow pack. After starting Sunday in the 40s and 50s from Washington to New York, temperatures will have dropped 40 to nearly 50 degrees by Sunday night.

Everything that has fallen, from snow to rain, will freeze over. This could make traveling dangerous Sunday night and Monday morning. This situation, called a flash freeze, can make it harder to treat some road surfaces.

The Northeast is not alone in dealing with brutal cold. The central U.S. is seeing wind chills in the teens all the way down to the Mississippi Valley on Sunday.

Gusty winds and very low temperatures will cause wind chills of minus 10 to minus 20 across the Northeast, including Philadelphia, New York and Boston.

Even during the day on Monday, wind chills will not rise above zero for much of the Northeast. It will be downright brutal nearly the entire day.

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KOCO-TV(NORMAN, Okla.) -- A racist video that swept across the campus of the University of Oklahoma (OU) this week received widespread condemnation and resulted in one student being kicked out of her sorority.

The video was posted to Twitter on Friday and includes a student from the Tri Delta sorority filming her friend as she is painting her face black. The student filming the video jokes, "Stop, that's too much paint!"

The student, with her face painted black, then flicks off the camera and uses the N-word.

Officials have not named either woman involved in the video, but Oklahoma's Tri Delta chapter quickly moved to expel the woman who filmed the video from the sorority on Saturday. The student on camera who used the slur was not a member of the sorority.

"Our chapter condemns the racist, offensive and disgraceful conduct of the two women involved in the video posted yesterday," Theta Gamma Delta Delta Delta Collegiate Chapter President London Moore said in a statement posted to Instagram. "More specifically, we are deeply disappointed in the actions of the one woman associated with the Theta Gamma chapter of Tri Delta."

"The behavior documented in the video is abhorrent and is in no way consistent with Tri Delta's ideals," it continued.

Tri Delta also said in the statement that it would "make strides toward change."

Oklahoma President James Gallogly and Dr. Jane Irungu, interim associate vice president of the Office of University Community at OU, issued a joint statement on Friday: "We are saddened and offended that on the eve of such an important holiday for our nation we are reminded how far we have yet to come in the conversation about treating everyone with respect and dignity. Martin Luther King Jr. said, 'The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character -- that is the goal of true education.'"

Gallogly said the school "abhors such conduct and condemns" the actions and language in the video, but it appears punishment from the school will be limited.

"The students have offered to apologize in order to reflect their regret," the president's letter notes.

"My role now is to move quickly to educate, to inform -- and I'm glad that, meeting with these two young women, they acknowledged their mistake, and we shall move on from there," Irungu told Oklahoma City ABC affiliate KOCO-TV.

The university received widespread negative attention in 2015 after members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity were filmed singing a racist song to the tune of If You're Happy and You Know It while on a bus. The video was released online, and the frat was later closed and two members were kicked out by then-President David Boren.

Boren retired as president prior to the current school year.

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David Cliff/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Outrage was growing across the political spectrum over the weekend after dozens of teens from an all-male Catholic school in Kentucky -- some wearing bright-red "Make America Great Again" baseball caps -- appeared to mock and chant over the voices of a small group of Native Americans who were singing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the conclusion of a march in Washington, D.C.

Friday’s inaugural Indigenous Peoples March coincided with the annual March for Life, and it appears that at least some of the students had come from that anti-abortion march.

The most jarring of several viral videos of the incident pinballing through cyberspace shows a young man in a red "MAGA" hat who stands motionless and smirking for more than three minutes, with his face inches from that of Native American leader and Vietnam veteran Nathan Phillips -- who is rhythmically banging a drum and singing along with a handful of fellow Native Americans.

Phillips remains outwardly placid and composed throughout the viscerally distressing confrontation, according to video shot inches from the other side of Philips’ face and posted online. Another video showed Phillips appear to approach the group of students before the stare-down.

In an interview on Friday after the incident that was posted to Instagram, Phillips said he wished the throng of teens would put their energy into helping feed the poor.

"I heard them say, 'Build that wall, build that wall,' you know?" he said in the interview. "This is indigenous lands, you know. We’re not supposed to have walls here. We never did. Before anybody else came here, we never had walls. We never had a prison."

"We always took care of our elders, took care of our children," Phillips continued. "We always provided for them, you know? We taught them right from wrong. I wish I could see that energy of the young men to, you know, put that energy to make this country really great. Helping those that are hungry."

In a separate interview with the Washington Post, Phillips said the dozens of teens began to swarm around his group as they concluded their march and were getting ready to leave.

“It was getting ugly," he told the newspaper.

“I started going that way, and that guy in the hat stood in my way and we were at an impasse. He just blocked my way and wouldn’t allow me to retreat.”

Fury over the incident began to boil over on Saturday as the videos began to spread more and more widely.

"This Veteran put his life on the line for our country. The students' display of blatant hate, disrespect, and intolerance is a signal of how common decency has decayed under this administration," Congresswoman Deb Haaland, D-New Mexico, tweeted at about 11:30 a.m. "Heartbreaking."

Then, in a blistering statement posted to her verified Facebook account shortly after 3 p.m., Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes called the viral videos “horrific.”

“In spite of these horrific scenes, I refuse to shame and solely blame these children for this type of behavior. Instead, I turn to the adults and administration that are charged with teaching them, and to those who are silently letting others promote this behavior."

Less than an hour later, the diocese of Covington and the Covington Catholic School issued a joint statement.

“We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general. ... We extend our deepest apologies to Mr. Phillips. This behavior is opposed to the Church’s teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person. The matter is being investigated and we will take appropriate action, up to and including expulsion.”

Attempts to reach an official at Covington Catholic High School on Saturday evening were not immediately successful. None of the students in the video were immediately identifiable and so could not be reached for comment.

Meanwhile, Twitter lit up over the incident, with many conservative voices condemning the hostility on display among the teens.

“The contrast between the calm dignity and quiet strength of Mr. Phillips and the behavior of the #MAGA brats who have absorbed the spirit of Trumpism -- this spectacle is a lesson which all Americans can learn,” conservative commentator Bill Kristol, a critic of the president, said in a tweet.

Earlier this week, Native Americans leaders called on Trump to apologize for invoking the Wounded Knee Massacre and the Battle of Little Bighorn in the course of mocking Sen. Elizabeth Warren, whom he often refers to derisively as “Pocahontas,” in a tweet.

Trump made fun of an Instagram video Warren released on New Year's Eve in which she drank a beer on camera. He tweeted, “If Elizabeth Warren, often referred to by me as Pocahontas, did this commercial from Bighorn or Wounded Knee instead of her kitchen, with her husband dressed in full Indian garb, it would have been a smash!”

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(WASHINGTON) --  For the third year in a row, women across the world came out in the thousands Saturday to protest the Trump administration and to fight for women's rights.

But the Women's March looked different from the first one in 2017.

Back then, it was organized in response to the incoming presidency of Donald Trump and yielded a global movement. On the day after his inauguration, crowds marched across the U.S. in the largest single-day protest in U.S. history.

But this year, the event was mired in controversy over the Women's March Inc.'s leadership amid accusations of anti-Semitism and racism.

Echoing 2017, this year’s formal main march was held in Washington, D.C., with more than 100 other marches planned for cities around the world.

In Europe, the protests kicked off early Saturday. Hundreds of Londoners took part in a "Women Demand Bread & Roses" protest, rallying in Trafalgar Square. In Berlin, women marched holding signs that said, "My body, my rules."

In the U.S. Capital, pink "pussy hats" dotted the crowd, and thousands of protesters held up signs protesting Trump while others held signs in support of transgender rights, reproductive rights and gun control. Protestors also invoked Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and signs that read: “Believe survivors.”

One marcher shouted, "Get your tiny hands off my underpants!"

Much of the buildup before the rally, however, focused on the controversy and how organizers were seemingly at odds.

For months, women who had previously participated in the marches exchanged text messages and Facebook posts about whether one of the founders of the movement was anti-Semitic. In the week leading up to the event, the march drew as much attention for controversial comments made by the organizers as the upcoming event itself.

Though the conversation has been ongoing for the past year, the allegations were formalized in an article in the online Jewish magazine Tablet.

On Monday, two of the march's organizers appeared on "The View," fueling the controversy. Co-president Tamika Mallory defended her relationship with Louis Farrakhan, the head of the Nation of Islam, who has long fielded charges of anti-Semitism.

“As a leader, as a black leader in a country that is still dealing with some very serious unresolved issues as it relates to the black experience in this country, I go into a lot of difficult spaces,” Mallory said on the show. “Wherever my people are, there that’s where I must also be.”

On Tuesday, the NAACP and the Democratic National Committee pulled out as partners. Planned Parenthood stayed on board.

By Saturday afternoon, Mallory appeared to throw out an all-inclusive olive leaf to the crowd, as she had recently drawn criticism for remarks and affiliations that some called anti-Semitic.

"To all my sisters, I see you. To my Muslim sisters, I see you. To my Latina sisters, I see you. To my Asian sisters, I see you. To my Jewish sisters, I see all of you. I see your pain. And to my black sisters, I SEE YOU!” Mallory said to the thousands of women and supporters gathered on the National Mall.

Speakers from Black Lives Matter, Women of Piscataway, Oglala Lakota Nation Couchiching First Nation, Standing Rock Sioux Nation also took the podium.

In addition, union leaders spoke, at the end of a particularly precarious week for organized workers in the U.S. The National Federation of Federal Employees was represented, as the partial U.S. government shutdown continues into its 29th day.

Randi Weingarten, head of the American Federation of Teachers, also spoke, as the teachers' strike in Los Angeles, the country's second-largest public school system, threatens to stretch into its second week.

Despite the controversy, thousands of protestors came from around the U.S.

A 5-year-old girl named Isabella came with her family from Chicago to send a message to Trump. She told ABC News that "Donald Trump needs to be kinder."

Her father, Eddie Navarrete, is a Mexican-American emergency room doctor who came to the U.S. when he was 8 years old. He says today's important message is, "As a country, we are loving and caring for people, and I think we’ll come through."

Beyond Washington, D.C., protesters joined rallies in Los Angeles, New York and Iowa, where presidential hopeful New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand kicked off her campaign.

"I will make this very clear. We know there is no room for anti-Semitism anywhere in our movement. We know this. We know that our movement is empowered when all of us lift each other." Gillibrand said.

In New York City, which is hosting three disparate marches, freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivered a unifying message.

"It is so incredibly important to uplift all of our voices. And to make sure the least among us advocated the most. That means we will not be quiet when it comes to the rights of black women. That means we will not be quiet when it comes to the rights of trans women. That means we will not be quiet when it comes to the rights of poor women. And middle-class women. And working-class women. And all women in the United States and in the world," she said.

“Last year we brought the power to the polls, and this year we need to make sure we translate that power into policy,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “That means we will not let anyone take our rights away. In fact, we will expand them.”

She listed priorities including the Equal Rights Amendment, equal pay for women workers, and paid parental leave.

In Texas, women took to the streets in temperatures that dipped into the 30s. Sandra Parker, a 59-year old retired air traffic controller, headed to Denton for her third Women's March. As a child of government workers with many family members still in public service, the stalemate in Washington is cause enough for protest.

"Our country is a joke. Women are not taken seriously and called hysterical or ‘bitch’ if they are as forceful as a man. Strong women are not silent. I march for myself, my daughter and my granddaughters!" Parker said. "Sick sick sick of this shutdown and our supposed leaders! I care!"

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iStock(TEMPE, Ariz.) -- Police released body cam footage on Friday of a shooting from earlier in the week in which a 14-year-old was shot and killed while running away from a Tempe Police Department officer. The video shows the teen -- who ended up being armed with a replica airsoft gun instead of an actual gun -- with his back to the officer and at the far end of an alley when he's shot.

The boy, Antonio Arce, was allegedly breaking into a car in the central Arizona city when a police officer responded to the scene Tuesday afternoon.

The video shows the officer, identified by police as Joseph Jaen, walk into a dirt alley where the teen was inside a gray Chevy pickup. He pulls out his gun and hides behind a trash can before calling "hey" to Arce.

The teen flees in the opposite direction of Jaen as he steps out from behind the trash bin.

Jaen runs past the truck, sees Arce and shouts, "Let me see your hands!"

The officer opens fire with two shots just seconds later.

"One of those rounds struck the suspect in the scapula area," Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir said at a press conference where the footage was released.

The video clearly shows the teen running away from the officer at a distance, an apparent contradiction to what Tempe Police Sgt. Ronald Elcock said Tuesday: "The suspect turned toward the officer, at which time the officer perceived a threat and fired his service weapon."

Arce continued running after he struck, at which point Jaen radios dispatch and says, "He's got a handgun."

Jaen reaches the end of the alley at which point the body cam released by the police department ends before showing Arce's body. Moir said the officer found the suspect "lying between the sidewalk and the street," and radio traffic from Jaen to dispatch reveals, "I'm not shot, the suspect is, and it looks like he's not breathing anymore."

Officers began CPR, and he was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

"If they want to tarnish my son, they are wrong," Sandra Gonzalez, Arce's mother, told Phoenix ABC affiliate KNXV-TV through a translator on Wednesday. "Apart from the fact that they killed him, they want to destroy him. No, I won't allow it -- I want justice."

The family had not seen the body camera footage at the time.

Jaen has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the shooting.

"I just know he's doing better, and he's in a better place now," his brother, 14-year-old Jason Gonzalez, told KNXV-TV. "I mean, the police officer has a Taser gun, right? I mean, why not shoot a Taser at him? He sees a young boy. My brother wouldn't shoot. I know he wouldn't shoot."

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A major winter storm is set to bring heavy snow from the Midwest to the Northeast this weekend -- with widespread totals of 10 to 20 inches in the interior Northeast.

The storm will also bring an icy mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to parts of the Ohio Valley and Northeast, making travel dangerous in spots. Meanwhile, behind the storm, an intense drop in temperatures will lead to a flash freeze in parts of the Northeast on Sunday night as wind chills dip below zero.

The effects of the storm are already being felt on travel. There had been more than 1,100 flights canceled on Saturday as of 6 a.m.

There are heavy bands of snow moving through northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin on Saturday morning. Snow in this region could fall at a rate of 1 inch per hour through the morning.

Meanwhile, a line of strong to severe storms is extending south on the warmer side of the storm through Arkansas and Louisiana. Over 116 million Americans are under either an advisory, watch or warning for this major winter storm from Iowa to Maine, including Chicago, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, New York and Boston. Additionally, new wind alerts and wind chill alerts are being issued Saturday morning.

The storm system will organize a little more as it rapidly moves east on Saturday, with snow moving along the Interstate 80 and Interstate 70 corridors from Illinois to Pennsylvania and New York. Wintry precipitation will arrive in the Northeast early Saturday evening with snow covering much of the interior Northeast by 8 p.m. Eastern time. Along the Interstate 95 corridor, a complicated situation could unfold, with precipitation mixing with rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow.

As the storm pulls away, temperatures will drop 25 to 40 degrees on Sunday afternoon into the overnight hours. Anything that has fallen will freeze quickly on Sunday night.

Furthermore, areas that receive rainfall could wash away salt and brine solutions on the road, and make for hazardous travel on Sunday night. All snowfall in the interior Northeast will become rock solid and back-breaking. This rapid temperature drop that brings impacts such as this is often referred to as a flash freeze.

Snowfall totals in the interior Northeast, particularly across central New York, will likely reach 1 to 2 feet. Widespread totals of 6 to 12 inches are possible from Indiana to Maine north and west of the major I-95 cities.

Ice will be a major concern just north and west of I-95, including cities such as Hartford, Connecticut, and Springfield, Illinois. Ice accumulation of one-quarter of an inch is enough to down trees and power lines. Additionally, as the temperatures plummet, the winds will increase, further increasing the chance for damage.

Wind chills in the wake of the storm will be well below zero on Monday morning in the Northeast. With a fresh snow pack and frozen snow, wind chills of minus 20 are likely across much of the interior Northeast. Wind chills as low as minus 10 are possible in the New York City metro area on Monday morning.

Besides the wintry precipitation and plummeting temperatures, severe weather is likely Saturday in the Gulf. Brief tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes are all possible for places such as New Orleans; Birmingham, Alabama; and Pensacola, Florida.

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