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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court has ruled against a clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Kim Davis, a Rowan County clerk in Kentucky, hasn't been giving out marriage licenses to same sex couples since the Supreme Court ruled gay marriage a constitutional right in July. Davis said she wasn't able to do so because of her religious beliefs.

A federal district judge ruled she could not deny gay couples the licenses because of her religion, and an appeals court confirmed the decision. The Supreme Court ruled against Davis on Monday, denying her request for a stay as she looks into an appeal.

What does this mean for Davis if she doesn't start issuing licenses Tuesday?

Davis is being sued by various same sex couples who were denied licenses. The couples can ask that she be held in contempt of court.

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iStock/Thinkstock(SAYREVILLE, N.J.) -- Six New Jersey football players involved in a hazing scandal are now on probation.

The Sayreville War Memorial High School made headlines when it was revealed the football team was partaking in dangerous hazing that involved sexual assualt.

On Monday, six of the seven teenagers who were charged for the hazing were placed on probation, but will not have to register as sex offenders.

According to ABC News affiliate WABC-TV, the Middlesex Prosecutor's Office detailed many of the sexual assault attacks as well as abuse against 14-year-old and 15-year-old teammates.

The six football players will be required to do 50 hours of community service.

The seventh teen is still awaiting trial, with no date set.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Monday turned out to be extra special for Chicago, Illinois, student Valerie Hererra, who had the opportunity to sing before Pope Francis.

Hererra, 17, a senior at Cristo Bey Jesuit High School, joined Americans chosen from all over the U.S. in a virtual audience with the pope via satellite. The event was moderated from inside the Vatican by ABC News' anchor David Muir.

Pope Francis spoke on Monday with three groups, including students from Cristo Rey on the southwest side of Chicago.

When it was her time to speak, Hererra told the pontiff that she'd struggled with vitiligo, an autoimmune disease that causes white spots on the face and body, since she was 4 and that she'd endured bullying for years.

The eldest of four children born to parents from Mexico, Hererra said she was very active in her church and joined her church choir. Thanks to singing and the support of her family, she told Pope Francis, through tears, that she'd finally learned to be more comfortable with herself.

Then she got a surprise request from the pontiff.

"May I ask for you to sing a song for me?" he said. "Be courageous."

After a pause and encouragement from the audience, Hererra performed, singing "Junto a Ti Maria (Next to You, Maria)."

Afterward, Pope Francis thanked her.

Hererra will be the first member of her family to attend college. She plans to become a pharmacist.

The virtual audience event will air in a one-hour special edition of ABC News’ 20/20 on Friday, Sept. 4 at 10 p.m. ET. In addition, the event will be posted in its entirety in both English and Spanish on ABCNews.com.


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Harris County Sheriff's Office(HOUSTON) — A gunman unloaded his entire pistol into Harris County Sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth when he stopped at a gas station near Houston Friday, prosecutors said in court Monday, adding that they found 15 shell-casings at the scene.

Suspect Shannon Miles, 30, allegedly ran up to Goforth as he was filling up his tank and began firing immediately, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said Monday at Miles' court appearance.

Anderson said Miles kept firing even when Goforth was on the ground.

Goforth, 47, died at the gas station. Prosecutors said Monday Goforth was found face-down in a pool of blood.

An eyewitness, who saw the suspect flee, described the make and model of Miles' red Ford Ranger, prosecutors said, leading authorities to Miles' house. Prosecutors said they found a gun matching the ballistics of the gun that killed Goforth.

A witness viewed a video line-up and positively identified Miles as the shooter, prosecutors said.

Miles, who appeared disoriented in court Monday, remained cuffed throughout his appearance and wore yellow jail jumpsuit. No plea was entered. Miles was provided court-appointed attorneys.

The motive and origin of the gun have not been determined, Anderson said after court.

Anderson said she never expected to be at a crime scene Friday night, "looking at an officer dead on the ground."

"Houston is a very special place," Anderson said, where law enforcement is "treasured and valued."

The shooting appeared to be unprovoked, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said Saturday.

"Our assumption is that he [the deputy] was a target because he wore a uniform," Hickman said Saturday. "At this moment, we found no other motive or indication that it was anything other than that."

Miles has a previous criminal history, including resisting arrest and disorderly conduct with a firearm, according to Hickman.

Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the department, is survived by his wife, Kathleen, who works as a school teacher, and two children, ages 12 and 5, his brother-in-law Stephen Allison told ABC News.

"He was the rock in that family," Allison told ABC News through tears. "The kids loved him."

"I didn't have a brother... when they got together he was like the only other brother in my family," Allison said.

Kathleen Goforth said in a statement, "My husband was an incredibly intricate blend of toughness and gentility. He was loyal...fiercely so. And he was ethical; the right thing to do is what guided his internal compass.

"I admired his quality, perhaps, the most," her statement said. "For that made Darren good. And he was good. So, if people want to know what kind of man he was...This is it. He was who you wanted for a friend, a colleague, and a neighbor."


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Courtesy Randolph-Macon College(ASHLAND, Va.) -- Getting to know your new classmates can be one of the hardest parts of starting life as a college student, but four freshmen at a Virginia college already have that problem solved.

The freshmen are quadruplets who each chose, on their own, to attend the same college, Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.

The 17-year-old siblings - Jake, Hannah, Lexi and Rachel Jones - toured around 10 college campuses before they each individually chose Randolph-Macon.

The four-some discovered they'd all picked the same school after their parents, Scott and Deann Jones, asked them each to make a list of their top schools, without showing each other their picks.

"It was definitely funny," Rachel Jones told ABC News of the moment. "We aren’t exactly alike so we didn’t expect to all go to the same school but now that I think about it, I think we all could tell."

"We all loved it when we came here and we had so many good things to say about it," she said of Randolph-Macon. "I could tell, at least, that we all really enjoyed it."

The siblings, from Chestertown, Maryland, are members of the college’s 473-member Class of 2019.

Move-in day for the quadruplets earlier this month involved the family mini-van, a 10-foot U-Haul truck, suitcases and sports gear and over 100 boxes, each closed with a different-colored duct tape for each sibling.

The siblings all moved into the same co-ed residence hall, with two of them, Hannah and Lexi, rooming together. Rachel is their suite-mate while Jake lives down the hall.

"It’s really nice to be with all of them and it made it a lot easier," Rachel said. "We’ve been all hanging out. It's nice to have them here and to meet who they get close with."

The siblings started classes Monday and though they each chose the college, the four are going their separate ways when it comes to majors.

Jake is studying communications, while Rachel is pursuing psychology, Hannah is going pre-med to become a physical therapist and Lexi is majoring in English.

Back home, the quadruplets' parents are adjusting to life without the hustle and noise of four teenagers, while their younger sister, 12-year-old Olivia, is adjusting to having her own bedroom all to herself.

"She loves it," Rachel said of her younger sister's not-too-difficult adjustment. "She was super excited."

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iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Southwest Airlines says no one was hurt when two of its planes clipped one another other near a gate at Oakland International Airport Sunday night.

“The wing on Southwest Airlines aircraft operating flight number 280 came into contact with the wing of another Southwest aircraft, while pushing back from the gate at Oakland Airport. No customer or employee injuries were reported on either aircraft,” the airline said in a statement late Sunday.

Both aircraft have been taken out of service and will undergo maintenance evaluations.

“Safety is always our number one focus and we are conducting an internal review to identify details surrounding today's event,” Southwest said Sunday.

The airline is working to accommodate all affected customers.


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In this NOAA handout, Tropical Storm Erika weakens and falls apart over Cuba on Saturday. (NOAA/NASA GOES Project via Getty Images)(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Rescue crews are continuing to search for more than 50 people still missing in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides on the Caribbean island.

The death toll in Dominica has risen to 20.

Officials are working to evacuate roughly 1,000 people from the town of Petite-Savanne because of fears of new landslides, said Don Corritte, director of the office of disaster management. Evacuations were carried out by boat because of damage to roads and bridges.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said all the residents of the town in the country's southeast would be evacuated. He declared disaster status for nine areas, calling the extent of the devastation "monumental."

"Access by road to these communities is impossible," he said. These towns "are cut off from the rest of the country."

That same storm system, while weakened, is expected to bring up to 6 inches of rain to parts of Florida on Monday.

In the Tampa area, which has already seen more than 15 inches of rain this month, people proactively filled sandbags, hoping to contain the potential flooding.

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iStock/Thinkstock(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) -- The highest peak in North America is getting a name change.

Mt. McKinley is now known by its Koyukon Athabascan name, Denali, in an effort by President Obama to help strengthen ties with Alaskan natives and the government.

"This designation recognizes the sacred status of Denali to generations of Alaska Natives," said a statement from the White House.

The president will formally announce the name change during his trip to Anchorage, Alaska on Monday, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has already signed a secretarial order officially changing the name.

President Obama will also discuss more initiatives during his trip to Alaska including an environmental engagement program for young Alaskans.

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Jay Paul/Getty Images(ROANOKE, Va.) -- A memorial service was held Sunday to remember two journalists who were tragically killed in Virginia.

The Roanoke Valley Symphony Orchestra played solemn songs as many gathered for an interfaith memorial service remembering Adam Ward and Alison Parker who were shot to death live on camera by a former co-worker.

The service was held at the Performance Arts Center in Roanoke, Virginia where WDBJ station manager Jeff Marks spoke about the importance of helping those with mental illnesses.

"Anger eats at you and the results we saw on Wednesday can be catastrophic," said Marks. "If we get strategic, we have a goal and the possibility of positive action. And that's what I'd like you to think about in memory of Alison and Adam."

Marks said he thought more needed to be done to help those suffering from mental illness.

"It should be obvious that it needs to be center stage, because most mental illness is treatable if we can get to the sufferer," said Marks. "In this case, we didn't."

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National Hurricane Center(HONOLULU) -- Three hurricanes are whirling in the Pacific.

Even though it's been downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane, Ignacio is forecast to hit the Big Island on Monday and Maui on Tuesday.

Its maximum sustained winds are at 115 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Another hurricane of note is Hurricane Jimena, which the NHC said is 1630 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii as of Sunday night. The NHC also said its currently a Category 4 with 145 mph maximum sustained winds, and may even become a Category 5 soon.

The third hurricane is Kilo, centered about 610 miles south of Midway Island with maximum sustained winds at 125 mph, making it a Category 3 according to the NHC.

No coastal watches or warnings were in effect from Jimena or Kilo as of Sunday night.

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Chris Rogers/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- A California bartender has won the lottery, all thanks to cash he found on the street.

After Hubert Tang picked up a $20 bill on the street outside the San Francisco airport Wednesday, he went to a market in San Mateo County, the California State Lottery said.

Tang hadn't played the lottery in 10 years, according to the Lottery. But he used the $20 to buy two tickets -- one of which was the lucky winner of the top prize -- $1 million.

“I scratched the ticket outside of the store," Tang said, according to the Lottery. "I told my friend who I was with that I didn’t know if it was real but, 'I think I just won a million dollars.'

“Maybe I'll start leaving $20 bills on the street in random places," Tang said jokingly according to the Lottery.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) --  For deputy Darren Goforth, who was shot and killed at a Texas gas station Friday, law enforcement was "his calling," his brother-in-law told ABC News.

Goforth, a Harris County Sheriff's deputy, was filling up his patrol car at a gas station near Houston when a man approached him from behind and shot him several times, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Goforth, 47, died at the gas station.

Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman announced this afternoon that a man was in custody and facing a capital murder charge in connection with the deadly shooting. The suspect was identified as Shannon Miles, 30, who has a previous criminal history including resisting arrest and disorderly conduct with a firearm, Hickman said.

The motive has not been determined, Hickman said, adding that the shooting appeared to be unprovoked.

A 10-year veteran of the department, he became a police officer in his 30s, brother-in-law Stephen Allison told ABC News Sunday.

"He wanted to spend his whole life in it once he got in it," Allison, 46, said. "He really felt the brotherhood in the community ... that's what he loved to do.

"He was kind of born for it," Allison said.

Goforth is survived by his wife, Kathleen, who works as a school teacher, and two children, ages 12 and 5, Allison said.

"My husband was an incredibly intricate blend of toughness and gentility," Kathleen Goforth said in a statement. "He was loyal...fiercely so. And he was ethical; the right thing to do is what guided his internal compass.

I admired his quality, perhaps, the most. For that made Darren good. And he was good. So, if people want to know what kind of man he was...This is it. He was who you wanted for a friend, a colleague, and a neighbor."

She added, "However, it was I who was blessed so richly that I had the privilege of calling him my husband and my best friend."

"He was the rock in that family," Allison told ABC News through tears. "The kids loved him."

"I didn't have a brother... when they got together he was like the only other brother in my family," Allison said.

Goforth "never got mad at anybody," Allison said. "He was just a giving individual."

"It was just something that you don't expect to ever happen," Allison said.

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Wavebreakmedia Ltd/iStock/ThinkStock(SEATTLE) -- A powerful storm system moved through parts of the northwest Saturday, leaving two dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Washington state.

A man was killed in Gig Harbor when a tree fell onto his car as he was driving, ABC affiliate KOMO-TV in Seattle reports. His 3-year-old daughter who was with him was uninjured.

Gig Harbor Police Chief Kelly Busey described what happened as heart-wrenching.

“A father was just taken from their child, husband taken from their wife," he said. "Certainly just a tragedy just out of nowhere."

In Federal Way, a falling branch killed a 10-year-old girl while she was outside playing, police told KOMO-TV.

Several energy companies said 450,000 customers were without power at various points of the day, reports KOMO-TV.

Although showers, storms and gusty winds will still be possible Sunday, the storm has pushed into Canada.

The threat for the gustiest winds will be in the northern Rockies, where there are still red flag warnings in effect from Eastern Idaho to Montana and Wyoming.

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aijohn784/iStock/Thinkstock(HARRIS COUNTY, T.X.) - A suspect has been arrested in connection with the ambush murder of a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy, authorities say.

Saturday afternoon, police in Houston announced they made an arrest of a suspect named Shannon J. Miles possibly involved in the shooting death of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth.

Goforth was filling his patrol car with gas Friday night when a man came from behind and fired multiple shots at him. The suspect continued to fire as the officer was on the ground. Goforth was in full uniform at the time.

At a press conference Saturday afternoon, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said there was no motive yet, and they were not looking for any other suspects.

"It appears to be an unprovoked execution-style killing of a police officer," Sherrif Hickman said earlier.

"I've been in law enforcement 45 years," said Hickman, according to ABC station KTRK-TV. "I don't recall another incident this cold blooded and cowardly."

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iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- South Florida prepares for the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika.

After Tropical Storm Erika dissipated over Cuba Saturdy morning, South Floridians prepared for the leftover heavy rain, flooding, and winds.

Florida Governor Rick Scott told residents they should stay alert, after declaring a state of emergency on Friday, and he said there's a possibility the storm could regain strength as it makes its way into the Gulf of Mexico.

"If you look at history, these storms, we still get a lot of rain," said the governor. "The Tampa area in particular is still saturated; so we still have some risk."

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