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    Suspect in custody after Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood standoff, ‘unknown amount of casualties’

    (CNN) — [Breaking news update, posted at 7:05 p.m. ET Friday] The mayor of Colorado Springs, Colorado, said on Twitter Friday that police have detained the suspected gunman accused of opening fire inside a Planned Parenthood facility there. [Previous story, posted at 6:50 p.m. ET Friday] Police say they’re evacuating a Planned Parenthood building in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where a gunman has fired at officers. “There are an unknown amount of casualties at this point,” Lt. Catherine Buckley told reporters […]

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    France holds national memorial for victims of terror attacks

    (CNN) — All across France, blue-white-red national flags flew from buildings on Friday. President Francois Hollande had asked people to hoist the tricolor in patriotic solidarity with the 130 people massacred two weeks ago in Paris. And in the grand square of the Hotel National des Invalides, Hollande called guests together to mourn the victims in a national ceremony. Attack survivors appeared alongside grieving families and diplomats representing the countries of foreign victims. “They were France. They were shot dead […]

  • The U.S. Secret Service apprehended a man Thursday, November 26, 2015 after he jumped over a White House fence as the first family was inside celebrating Thanksgiving. The man, who jumped over a fence on the North Lawn, was almost immediately detained by Secret Service officers. (Photo: Vannesa Pena)

    Man draped in American Flag jumps White House fence

    (CNN) — A man is in custody after jumping over a White House fence while the first family was inside celebrating Thanksgiving, officials said. Joseph Caputo scaled a fence on the North Lawn at 2:45 p.m., according to Secret Service Spokesperson Robert Hoback. The jumper was immediately apprehended and taken into custody. According to two CNN photojournalists who witnessed the incident, the man was carrying an envelope, had on a blue shirt and white pants and was cloaked in an […]

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    Man’s fight with spider ends with police being called

    (CNN) — “Come on mate, what have you done to her?” Police were questioning a “flushed” and “out of breath” man who had answered the door to a flat in Wollstonecraft, a small harborside suburb of Sydney, Australia. The booming sounds of a man shouting “I’m going to kill you” and a “woman screaming hysterically” had earlier echoed through the apartment block, sometime before 2 a.m., Saturday November 21. The commotion disturbed neighbors, who were quick to alert the local […]

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    The New York Times slams Trump for mocking reporter with disability

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The New York Times is angry that Donald Trump appeared to mock one of its reporters who has a physical disability, but the candidate denied Thursday that he was mimicking the reporter. Trump accused the reporter of “using his disability to grandstand.” Trump waved his arms in an awkward manner at a rally in South Carolina Tuesday night while talking about a comment made by Serge Kovaleski. Kovaleski has a chronic condition called arthrogryposis, which limits […]

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    Christmas tree thief hunted by Miami police on Thanksgiving

    (CNN) — There’s the Grinch who stole Christmas and then there’s the thief who stole Christmas trees. As in two semi-truck trailers filled with fragrant Fraser firs. Miami-Dade police are on the hunt for the trailers, which were stolen late Tuesday from the parking lot of a Costco megastore in suburban Kendall, Florida. The heist is worth $35,000, according to the police report on the incident. The company that owns the trailers, Florida Beauty, pinged one of the trailers off […]

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    What you need to know about the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

    (CNN) — It’s a Thanksgiving Day tradition: the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The gathering is celebrating the 89th year of making its way down some major Manhattan thoroughfares to Macy’s flagship store at Herald Square. Hundreds of thousands are expected to see it in person; millions will watch from home. Here are some things you should know about this treasured holiday tradition: It was originally a Christmas parade. Macy’s has been at its current flagship location, at Broadway and 34th […]

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    Thanksgiving by the numbers

    (CNN) — 2 — The ranking of Thanksgiving on the list of America’s favorite holidays. Christmas is No. 1. 2 — The maximum number of days the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests keeping a fresh turkey before cooking it. 2.5 — The number in miles of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade available for public viewing. 4 — Americans celebrate Thanksgiving every year on the fourth Thursday of November. 5-5.5 — The number of hours it takes to cook a stuffed […]

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    Thanksgiving travel: Longer lines, tighter security and tips to help make it quicker

    (CNN) — The United States’ busiest travel days of the year are likely to be even more complicated for travelers flying through U.S. airports. Security will be tight in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and the suspected bombing of a Russian passenger plane, compounded by the highest number of Thanksgiving holiday travelers since 2007. The Transportation Security Administration has “doubled down” on security at airports, and wait times have gone up, although not dramatically, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh […]

  • Chicago protests

    Chicago protesters march, block streets after police release shooting video

    CHICAGO (CNN) — The violence many feared would erupt in Chicago never materialized after police released a graphic dashcam video showing an officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. McDonald died after being shot 16 times. Protesters took to the streets, occasionally blocking intersections and then moving on. Police blocked their way when they tried to go up an interstate ramp. McDonald was a black teenager. He was gunned down by Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago officer, in October 2014. Van […]

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    President Obama, French President Hollande pledge solidarity to fight ISIS

    (CNN) — President Barack Obama declared at a news conference with French President Francois Hollande Tuesday that ISIS “cannot be tolerated. It must be destroyed. And we must do it together.” “The United States and France stand united,” Obama told Hollande as the two men stood side by side at the White House. “We’ll deliver justice to these terrorists and those who sent them.” President Obama said he and President Hollande also agreed Russia could help in the fight against […]

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    E. coli infections linked to Costco chicken salad

    (CNN) — Health investigators confirm a handful of cases of E. coli have been linked back to chicken salad sold at Costco. Cases have turned up in four Western states: Colorado, Montana, Utah and Washington. Four cases of E. coli were confirmed in Colorado, where one person was hospitalized. All four persons have recovered, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Another case in Washington was not as serious. The person from King County was not hospitalized, […]


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