Friday, August 1 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:38:15 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric is appealing to politicians not to be "an obstacle" in the process of transition as Iraq nears a deadline to select its next prime minister.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:22:40 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 6:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:33:39 GMT
Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...Full Story >
A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:19:58 GMT
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr,...Full Story >
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr, the...Full Story >
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (CNN) -
Delaney Clements is only 11 years old, but the bubbly little girl has already faced a lifetime of hardships.
"I have cancer called neuroblastoma and I've been getting a treatment called chemotherapy and it makes my hair fall out," she said.
Delaney has received a lot of support from the community around her and recently, Kamryn Renfro shaved her head to show support.
"She's my best friend and, yeah. (You wanted to support her?) Yeah," Kamryn said.
"It made me feel very special and that I'm not alone," Delaney said.
"For a little girl to be really brave and want to shave her head in support of her friend, I thought it was a huge statement and it builds character," said Delaney's mother, Wendy Campbell.
The good deed didn't go unnoticed - but it got some unexpected results.
"They won't let me go back to school because of my shaved head," Kamryn said.
Kamryn is a student a Caprock Academy, a charter school in Grand Junction.
According to a statement made by the school's board of directors, the school has a detailed dress code and shaved heads are not allowed.
Faced with this dilemma, the girls' moms took to social media - and they received a lot of feedback from parents like Corrina Shirley.
"She didn't shave her head to be a part of a gang or to be a rebel," Shirley said. "She shaved her head to show her friend that she wasn't alone."
Shirley has two daughters of her own - and she says that while she respects the decision, she strongly disagrees with it.
"I think there's times that rules are extremely important and I think there's times that compassion is far more important than any rule book," Shirley said.
And even with the uproar it's caused, Kamryn said she doesn't regret her decision.
"Yeah, it felt like the right thing to do," the third-grader said.
The headmaster of Caprock Academy said that Kamryn will be allowed back at school Tuesday.
The board of directors said it sometimes makes exceptions to the dress code and will be meeting to discuss this particular situation.
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.