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Woman Shot To Death At U.S. Capitol After Chase Identified

The mother of the woman who was shot to death by police yesterday after trying to breach a barrier at the White House and leading authorities on a high-speed chase to the Capitol says her daughter had post-partum depression.

Two law enforcement officials identified the driver as 34-year-old Miriam Carey, of Stamford, Connecticut. She was traveling with a 1-year-old girl who avoided serious injury. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation.

Carey's mother tells ABC News her daughter began suffering from post-partum depression after having her daughter last August... and says she had "no history of violence." She says she doesn't know why Carey was in Washington.

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The Glimmering Sheen Of A Wide World Seen From Inside A Bubble

The teen heroine of Nicola Yoon's debut novel, Everything, Everything, has a disorder that bars her from leaving her house. Still, her world is vast, filled with writings, drawings — and new love.
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Correction: Italians And Celiac Disease

A correction to our story about gluten-free options in Italy, the land of pizza and pasta. Italian children are not routinely tested for celiac disease, as we incorrectly reported.
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America's Tolerance For Gun Violence

There are more gun-related deaths in America than in any other industrialized nation. We discuss what makes the U.S. different and why some hold out hope that change is possible.

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China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

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