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    Creed frontman reveals he’s ‘penniless’

    (CNN) — Scott Stapp, the lead singer of the band Creed, revealed he was living in a Holiday Inn and “penniless” in a nearly 16-minute Facebook video post early Wednesday morning. Stapp, who earned worldwide fame in the late ’90s and early 2000s with songs like “With Arms Wide Open” and “Higher,” alleged he was under “some kind of vicious attack” because the funds in his bank accounts were stolen by people he knows or frozen by the IRS. In […]

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    Protests expected outside 1,600 Walmart stores on Black Friday

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Some aggrieved Walmart workers and their advocates have a slew of grievances. And for the third year in a row, they will air them on one of the busiest shopping days: Black Friday. Protesters are expected to gather outside 1,600 Walmart stores across the country as the retailer launches doorbuster deals. That would be more than ever before, according to organizers. Some demonstrations are planned for Wednesday, while others will take place on Thanksgiving Day or […]

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    Teen humiliated after asst. principal shaves off fauxhawk in front of class

    (CNN) – A New York mom is furious her son went to school with a fauxhawk and came home with his head shaved.  Apparently, the haircut violated school dress code policy. “My son was bullied into being humiliated in front of his classmates,” said Denise Hull. An announcement went out over the intercom at Notre Dame High School in Batavia, N.Y.  Lucas Hull says the assistant principal called him down to the cafeteria to talk about his new hairstyle. That was […]

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    Winter storm expected to snarl Thanksgiving travel on East Coast

    (CNN) — Don’t be thankful for this morning’s sunny, crisp fall weather just yet. A wintry storm is hours away from snarling travel across the East Coast on Wednesday, causing delays of up to six hours on the busiest travel days of the year. About 30 million people from the mountains of North Carolina to Maine could be affected. “The storm will have a major impact nationwide to air travel, as the ripple effect from delays and cancellations in the […]

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    Heavy rain, snow likely to cause Thanksgiving travel problems along East Coast

    (CNN) — If you’re heading to the East Coast this Thanksgiving, you may want to get an early start. A nor’easter is expected to pour heavy rain and snow on the eastern United States late Tuesday and cause problems on Wednesday, traditionally the busiest travel day of the year, CNN meteorologists say. About 30 million people from the mountains of North Carolina to Maine could be affected. “All of the major metro areas in the Northeast will be impacted by […]

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    What’s next for Michael Brown’s family?

    By Phil Gast, CNN (CNN) — His mother ran down the street, tears streaming down her face. His father said he was “devastated.” When a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in his fatal shooting, Michael Brown’s family believed they were denied justice. Ahead of the decision announced late Monday, Michael Brown Sr. called for calm. After word of the grand jury decision broke, some protesters smashed the windows of a police cruiser and […]

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    No indictment for Officer Darren Wilson; Unrest erupts in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) — The announcement of a grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown was met with chaos Monday night. While many of the protesters were peaceful, more than 15 gunshots were heard as businesses throughout the city were looted or set ablaze. The violence marred the wishes of Brown’s parents, who have been pleading for peace. “This is crazy. I mean, this doesn’t do anything,” […]

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    Ferguson protest turns violent with vandalism & tear gas

    FERGUSON (CNN) —  Some protesters in Ferguson are resorting to violence after a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. CNN reporters witnessed protesters smashing the windows of a police vehicle and attempt to overturn it. Some used bricks to smash the windows of a restaurant. Police are trying to clear the streets with what appeared to be tear gas, but police said they were smoke pellets. Most protesters were being peaceful, CNN reporters saw. WHNT News 19’s […]

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    Checkbook & debit cards on the way out, but how soon?

    (CNN) — The checkbook is dead. While we’re at it, let’s write an obit for card readers too. And if you’ve ever worried about who might be looking over your shoulder at the ATM machine, or the exorbitant fee that money transfer will cost you, don’t fret. In years to come — not even that many — these problems won’t even exist as the way we bank and control our finances will change vastly.  It already has in many ways. […]

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    Family fights to keep pit bull after Louisiana town approves “vicious dogs” ordinance

    (CNN) - Joanna Armand started an online petition to protect pit bull Zeus from an uncertain fate. The petition, which asks the village of Moreauville to reverse a "vicious dog" ban against pit bulls and rottweilers, has drawn nearly 40,000 signatures.

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    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to resign

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Barack Obama announced Monday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his position as soon as the Senate confirms a successor. Hagel, who has served as Defense secretary since February 2013, was forced out by President Barack Obama, CNN confirmed from several sources. During his remarks from the White House, Obama, however, praised Hagel as an “exemplary” Defense secretary, calling him critical to a number of national security accomplishments during his tenure, and characterized […]

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    Grand jury to reconvene in Ferguson shooting investigation

    FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) — A grand jury will reconvene Monday to continue weighing evidence in its investigation of the Michael Brown shooting. Prosecutors haven’t said what their plans are, but local officials told CNN that if the grand jury decides whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson on Monday, an official announcement of that decision could come soon afterward — rather than 48 hours later as previously planned. Officials caution, however, that nothing is set and logistics are still being worked […]


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