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    Nike reveals new details about its self-lacing ‘Back to the Future’ sneakers

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Nike just dropped new details about its self-lacing sneakers. Nearly 30 years after Marty McFly wore Nike sneakers with “power laces” in “Back to the Future 2,” the brand is launching a real version of the iconic pair on Monday, November 28, also known as Cyber Monday. While Nike showed off the sneakers — called HyperAdapt — for the first time in March, we now know more about how they will work. The shoes will be […]

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    Chicago to add almost 1,000 police to beleaguered force

      (CNN) — Reinforcements are coming to a violent Chicago. At a Wednesday afternoon news conference, police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is expected to announce his department will be adding 970 hires to the force. The announcement is being billed as a “major policy address.” The hires, which will take place over a span of two years, will include 516 patrol officers, 92 field training officers, 200 detectives, 112 sergeants and 50 lieutenants, according to Chicago police. “The new hiring announcement […]

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    Charlotte police shooting: Keith Lamont Scott was armed, police chief says

    (CNN) — [Breaking news update at 9:54 a.m. ET] Officers did not find a book where Keith Lamont Scott was shot Tuesday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Wednesday. Scott’s family had said he was reading a book in his car when he was shot. Putney also said that while witnesses and evidence indicate Scott had a handgun when he was shot, Putney could not say for certain Wednesday whether Scott was pointing the gun at officers. He said the […]

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    Charlotte police shooting: Protests erupt after officer kills man armed with gun

    (CNN) — Protests erupted in North Carolina after an officer fatally shot one man while serving a warrant for a different person at an apartment complex in Charlotte. Crowds gathered near the complex Tuesday night, chanting “no justice, no peace!” and carrying signs that said “Black Lives Matter.” Some threw water bottles and rocks at officers working to control the protesters. Highway blocked The protests continued into early Wednesday as crowds blocked Interstate 85 and started a fire at the […]

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    Could your fitness tracker sabotage your diet?

    (CNN) — Wearable technologies can monitor your physical activity or your allergies. Increasingly, they are part of our everyday lives. But a new analysis comparing two sets of dieters discovered that those wearing activity trackers lost less, not more, weight than the tech-free dieters. “We went in with the hypothesis that adding the technology would be more effective than not having the technology, and we found just the opposite,” said John Jakicic, author of the study, published in the Journal […]

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    Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

    (CNN) — One of Hollywood’s highest profile marriages is over. Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from husband Brad Pitt, a source familiar with the filing confirmed to CNN. Pitt and Jolie got married in 2014 but their relationship became the subject of speculation in 2004, when they co-starred in “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” At the time, Pitt was married to actress Jennifer Aniston. In January 2005, Pitt and Aniston announced they were splitting and Aniston filed for divorce a […]

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    France becomes first country to ban plastic cups and plates

    (CNN) — France has become the first country in the world to ban disposable plastic cups and plates. A new French law will require all disposable tableware to be made from 50% biologically-sourced materials that can be composted at home by January of 2020. That number will rise to 60% by January of 2025. The measure is an addition to France’s “Energy Transition for Green Growth Act,” a wide-reaching law adopted last year with the aim of mitigating the impact […]

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    Donald Trump Jr. compares Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump Jr., Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s son, tweeted a graphic on Tuesday that likened Syrian refugees to Skittles, which was swiftly met with criticism. “This image says it all. Let’s end the politically correct agenda that doesn’t put America first. #trump2016,” he tweeted, with a graphic that said: “If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem.” This image […]

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    George H.W. Bush will vote for Hillary, former official says

    WASHINGTON — A daughter of Robert Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, said in a Facebook post that former Republican President George H.W. Bush told her he’s voting for — wait for it — Hillary Clinton. Townsend, a Democrat who served as Maryland lieutenant governor for eight years and goes by Hartington online, posted a photo with the former president to Facebook: “The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!” wrote Kennedy Townsend, a niece of President John F. Kennedy. Jim McGrath, […]

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    Experts: You may want to think twice before sharing drug overdose photos

    (CNN) — It was a well-intentioned attempt to show the disturbing effects of drug addiction, a common strategy among law enforcement agencies. Officials in East Liverpool, Ohio, released photos of a man and woman slumped over in the driver and passenger seats of a car, pale and unconscious from a heroin overdose. The woman’s grandson sits in the back seat, face visible for the world to see. The images spread through the Internet, inspiring a Wisconsin woman to share a […]

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    LIVE BLOG: NY, NJ bombing suspect wounded, arrested after shootout; 2 officers hit, officials say

    NEW YORK (CNN) — Two officers were hit in the shootout with Ahmad Khan Rahami in Linden, New Jersey, the mayor of the nearby city of Elizabeth said. One officer’s vest was struck, and the other was shot in the hand. Rahami, the man suspected in New York and New Jersey is now in custody. He was taken to an ambulance in a stretcher with his right shoulder bloodied and bandaged. Rahami is also believed to be connected to the pipe […]

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    Ahmad Khan Rahami, wanted in connection with NY, NJ bombings, arrested after shootout with police

    LINDEN, N.J. — Ahmad Khan Rahami, wanted in connection to explosions in Chelsea and New Jersey, is in custody following a shootout with police that ended with two officers being injured, a top law enforcement official said. Rahami’s was detained follows a shootout that resulted in two officers being injured in Linden, N.J., the local mayor confirmed shortly after 11 a.m. The NYPD later confirmed his arrest. Images of the scene showed Rahami on the ground and apparently injured. In […]