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The wide-eyed, open-mouthed look of shock on the face of WDBJ-TV anchor Kim McBroom was seen worldwide after her two co-workers were fatally shot during their live television broadcast. Then her grieving newsroom went back to work, and she presented an image of calm, poise and strength as the on-camera leader of a team that refused to give in.
A high-speed race along a suburban New York parkway led to a crash that ended in the fiery deaths of a father and his two children, prompting authorities to indict one of the drivers on vehicular homicide, drunken driving and other charges.