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Couple says they faced discrimination in home appraisal because of wife’s race

This report is part of “Turning Point,” a groundbreaking series by ABC News examining the racial reckoning sweeping the United States and exploring whether it can lead to lasting reconciliation.



a person standing in front of a building: Abena and Alex Horton requested an appraisal of their Jacksonville, Florida, home.


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Abena and Alex Horton requested an appraisal of their Jacksonville, Florida, home.

Abena Horton and her husband, Alex Horton, recently did what many homeowners do every day: They requested an appraisal to refinance their Jacksonville, Florida, home.

On the day of the appointment, Abena Horton was there to greet the appraiser who would go over their family’s four-bedroom, four-bathroom ranch style home.

But when the Hortons got the appraisal back, they thought the price was shockingly low.

“It clicked in my mind almost immediately that I understand what the issue was here,” Abena Horton said.

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Abena Horton, an attorney, is Black. Her husband,

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Oregon couple loses dream home in wildfire

With only minutes to spare, Christine Core and her husband evacuated their home along the McKenzie River. It was a home they had planned a lifetime for.

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — As E.B. White famously wrote, “there is often a rather fine line between laughing and crying.” It’s a fine line Christine Core knows well.

“Oh yeah, the gamut of emotions is just all over the place,” she said.

But these days, she is choosing to laugh. On Tuesday, it was over a Facebook post joking about a car for sale in fire-ravaged Blue River.

“That car is going to sell in a hot flash,” she laughed. “What are you going to do?”

It’s that attitude that has helped Core get through the last week. The Holiday Farm Fire forced her and her husband John to evacuate their home on the McKenzie River.

“It was an inferno,” she recalled. “It

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Couple seeks to block sale of ‘Windy City Rehab’ host’s Bucktown home

A couple suing the “Windy City Rehab” team over their “defective” Lincoln Square property filed an emergency motion Thursday for a temporary restraining order to prevent show host Alison Victoria Gramenos from selling her personal home as their lawsuit progresses.



a large brick building: The home at 2308 W. Giddings St. in the Lincoln Square neighborhood is involved in a lawsuit related to the team behind the popular HGTV series "Windy City Rehab."


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The home at 2308 W. Giddings St. in the Lincoln Square neighborhood is involved in a lawsuit related to the team behind the popular HGTV series “Windy City Rehab.”

“The Morrisseys fear Ms. Gramenos is fraudulently attempting to sell and liquidate whatever equity she has in her personal home and transfer the funds to an LLC she co-owns with her boyfriend as a tactic to shield her personal assets from a judgment collection in the Morrisseys’ lawsuit,” the couple said in an emailed statement.

Gramenos’ attorney, Daniel Lynch, called Thursday’s filing “an unusual move to try to control the assets of a single

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Maywood couple, 80 and 78, die after furnace malfunctions, overheats home

Two Maywood residents, an 80-year-old man and 78-year-old woman, died Sunday when a malfunctioning furnace overheated their home, officials said.

Leevell Robinson and Ora Robinson, of the 1200 block of South 15th Avenue in Maywood, were found unresponsive in their home by a relative who then phoned 911 about 2 p.m., according to information from the Cook County medical examiner’s office and Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh. The chief said a fire crew was dispatched to the home by an emergency call-taker after the 911 call, during which the caller also said the home was excessively hot and “that they had just gotten a new furnace.”

Leevell Robinson, 80, was pronounced dead at the home at 2:27 p.m., officials said. Ora Robinson, 78, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 6:49 p.m.

“The temperature was extremely warm on the inside of the house.

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Hilo couple in custody after they allegedly tried to rob a home improvement store

HILO, Hawaii (KHON2) — Police on Hawaii Island charged a Hilo couple with robbery and other offenses after an incident that took place on Sept. 19.

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The Hawaii Police Department said that Spencer Jordan Feary, 33, and Taelilynn Mahinaohoku Harumi Leslie, 19, went into a home improvement store on Makaala Street in Hilo and then loaded a shopping cart with a number of store items.

Then, the two allegedly tried to leave the store without paying. But as they did, a store associate asked if they could confirm that they paid for the merchandise but a fight broke out. Police said that the couple assaulted the store employee.

The two then left the store without the merchandise, which was worth over $1,460.

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As COVID hits, Glenville couple adjusts renovation expectations

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GLENVILLE — Ani and Zack Port were about to close on a house in Glenville when COVID moved in.

The couple was excited to find a home with more space for their growing family in a friendly neighborhood just blocks from Pashley Elementary School, where the two had met in fourth grade. The circa 1959 split-level needed some fixing up, but they were OK with that.

The closing was planned for the end of February. As the date approached, the Ports, who have a 2-year-old son and another child on the way, scrambled to get ready. They lined up a contractor to perform renovations, arranged for a place to stay while construction was underway and stashed stuff in storage.

Then, everything came to a screeching halt.

COVID-19-related restrictions turned their home-buying endeavor into a nonessential transaction. The closing was bumped to March. Then it was postponed again,

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Sifting through rubble: One couple return to what is left of their home

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE) — Creek Fire evacuees finally getting closure after seeing firsthand what is left of their homes.

Tuesday morning 26 residences from Auberry were given the opportunity to sift through the rubble and grab what is left. 

Gail and Ron Rogers have lived in Auberry for 20 years and now the only thing standing is their fireplace.

Gail said this is a devastating time for many but is looking on the bright side. 

“We don’t have to worry about the freezer and refrigerator and rotting food,” said Gail.

Dozens of people who lost their homes due to the Creek Fire were given this opportunity.

Sgt. Erica Rascon with the Fresno County Sheriff Department said they are allowing people to visit their destroyed homes by zones. 

“People need to realize there is down trees down power lines that are getting moved out of the way to make the road

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Couple faces dozens of possible charges after nearly 100 dogs found inside Casa Grande home

A Casa Grande couple is facing dozens of animal cruelty charges after nearly 100 dogs, some dead, were discovered on their property Saturday.



Nearly 100 dogs found in Casa Grande home on Saturday, Sept. 19.


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Nearly 100 dogs found in Casa Grande home on Saturday, Sept. 19.

Casa Grande Police Department said in a Facebook statement that officers were called to the home near Viola Street and Center Avenue on Saturday for a “citizen requested civil-standby.”

Officers found six dead dogs wrapped in towels and shirts on the hood of a car, the statement said. Officers also found another dead dog in the dumpster behind the residence and skeletal remains of another just outside of the home.

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The residents, Lila Kaye Crawford and Michael Anthony Mills, told police they had about 20 more dogs. However, the statement said 90 dogs were

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This couple can’t stay put, so they put their home on wheels

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In Dream Big, Live Small, we visit tiny home-dwellers, discovering why they choose to live this way, how they manage it and the possibilities to do things like travel, learn and grow that have resulted from downsizing so significantly. In the long run, living small is really about living big.

Downsizing in order to move into a tiny home often helps homeowners remove material clutter in their lives. But for some, it also affords flexibility and the ability to move easily.

In this episode of Dream Big, Live Small, you’ll get to see inside one couple’s tiny house in Yelm, Washington.

Brian and Alexis say they “have a

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Shots Fired Into Home of Police Couple With Newborn in Camden, New Jersey

On Tuesday, two people opened fire into the home of two New Jersey police officers who have a newborn child, and a manhunt continues in search of the shooters.



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In a press conference, Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki discussed details from the shooting. He indicated that one of the officers had worked for the police department for four-and-a-half years, and the other had been with the force for two-and-a half years.

“We have two young officers. They were born in the city, raised in the city, and are members of the

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