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News of the Day From Across the Nation, Aug. 22

1 Fatal fall: A family hike around a New York state gorge turned tragic when a mother and father fell off a cliff and were killed and their young sons were hurt, authorities said. The bodies of Amanda Green, 35, and William Green, 33, of Buffalo, were discovered Sunday in the Zoar Valley Gorge, authorities said. The popular hiking spot is about 35 miles south of Buffalo. Their 4-year-old son, Alexander, was airlifted to a hospital where he was listed in guarded condition Monday with internal injuries, fractures and a head injury. His 7-year-old brother, Jacob, suffered a broken right arm and ankle. Authorities are not sure what caused the 200-foot fall down a steep cliff. Police are investigating.

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