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    UPDATE: President outlines executive action plan for immigration reform

    WASHINGTON (CNN/WHNT) – President Barack Obama unveiled his long-awaited immigration plan Thursday evening.  The President’s plan includes changing rules governing deportations that could affect millions of undocumented immigrants and setting off an explosive battle with Republicans. According to the media release, the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions will help secure the border, hold nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants accountable, and ensure that everyone plays by the same rules. “Acting within his legal authority, the President is taking an important step to […]

  • Shooting on the Florida State Universaity campus in Tallahassee

    Police: FSU gunman was alumnus, lawyer who moved back to the area a few weeks ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida (CNN) — Gunshots rattled a peaceful, packed Florida State University library early Thursday, with three people getting hurt as hundreds of students huddled between bookshelves before police encountered and killed the gunman outside. “There has been a shooting in the library, stay where you are,” said a man speaking over the loudspeaker, as captured in a cell phone video posted online. “We will be coming to each floor and clearing it, and taking care of anybody.” One of […]

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    Moveon.org slams networks for deciding not to air President Obama’s primetime address on immigration

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — A top liberal advocacy group is lambasting ABC, NBC and CBS for deciding to not air President Barack Obama’s primetime address on immigration Thursday despite running a 2006 primetime address by President George W. Bush on the same issue. MoveOn.org blasted the networks’ phone numbers and Twitter handles Thursday in an email to supporters, urging them to lobby for a live broadcast. President Obama is expected to announce sweeping executive actions to reform the immigration system and […]

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    Watch children react to ‘normal Barbie’ with acne, stretch marks

    Lammily is a shorter, broader, brunette version of the idealistic blond Mattel doll. She's ready to make her debut, complete with a sticker pack that features pimples, moles, cellulite and scars that can be applied.

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    Remembering award-winning director Mike Nichols

    (CNN) — Director Mike Nichols, one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award, died Wednesday evening, according to a note from ABC News’ president to its staff. Nichols, 83, who directed “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” and “The Graduate,” was the husband of former “ABC World News” anchor Diane Sawyer. Born Michael Igor Peschkowsky in Berlin in 1931, Nichols got his start as a stage performer, and in the 1950s co-founded […]

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    Eighth death confirmed due to snow storm in western New York

    (CNN) — Enough already. Shivering under up to 6 feet of snow in its hardest-hit sections, Buffalo, New York, may see another 3 feet Thursday. If the forecast holds, that’s more than a year’s worth of snow in just three days. In a typical year, Buffalo’s snowfall totals about 7 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Get the drift? Piled high and deep, the snow is a nightmare for south Buffalo residents Donna and Sean Yager. It took them […]

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    Netflix, NBC put Cosby projects on hold amid sexual assault allegations

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — First Netflix put its Bill Cosby comedy special on hold, and now NBC has decided against moving forward with its own Cosby project. NBC announced on Wednesday that the network has opted not to continue developing a sitcom with the 77-year-old comedian amid growing sexual assault allegations against Cosby. “We can confirm that the Cosby project is no longer in development,” NBC said. The network had no further comment. On Tuesday, Netflix put its comedy special […]

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    Reigning Miss World Honduras & sister found dead, sister’s boyfriend arrested

    (CNN) — A Honduran beauty queen and her sister were found dead Wednesday, police said, and the sister’s boyfriend and another man have been arrested in connection with the case. The bodies of María José Alvarado Muñoz, the reigning Miss World Honduras, and her sister, Sofia Trinidad Alvarado, were found in a mountainous area beside a river after they had been missing for several days, Honduran police said in comments aired by CNN affiliate Televicentro. Plutarco Antonio Ruiz Rodriguez and […]

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    Ferguson grand jury still reviewing evidence; nation awaits decision

    FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) — The grand jury hearing evidence on the Michael Brown shooting is preparing to meet Friday for what might be its final session, and a decision on whether to charge Officer Darren Wilson could come the same day, law enforcement officials briefed on the plans said. St. Louis County prosecutors are preparing to present more evidence to the grand jury before starting deliberations, and a decision on an indictment expected soon after, the law enforcement officials said. […]

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    Guests fined for leaving review of ‘filthy, dirty rotten’ hotel on TripAdvisor

    When a couple left scathing comments on a travel review website that a hotel in northern England they had stayed at was a “filthy, dirty rotten stinking hovel,” they thought no more about it. But Tony and Jan Jenkinson were shocked later to see an extra £100 ($156) added to their credit card bill. On investigating the couple found they had been fined by Broadway Hotel in the seaside resort of Blackpool, which reportedly told them its policy was to […]

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    Four people dead after suicide bombing in Iraq

    (CNN) — Four people were killed when a car bomb exploded near the governor’s office in central Irbil, Iraq’s state-run Iraqiya TV reported. Several other people were wounded, Iraqiya said. It was not immediately clear who was responsible. Irbil, in northern Iraq, has been grappling with the threat of ISIS for months. TM & © 2014 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.

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    U.S. government calls for wider recall of vehicles equipped with Takata airbags

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The U.S. government is asking for a nationwide recall of vehicles equipped with exploding airbags made by Takata. It would be an expansion of a current recall which covers eight million vehicles made by 10 different automakers. Until now the recall has been limited to vehicles located in warmer states with humid climates. The call for the expansion comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration discovered a second airbag that exploded in a location outside […]

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