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    New trailer released for “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

    (CNN) — Avengers fans, assemble. The new trailer for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is, in a word, “Hulktastic.” Marvel and Disney unleashed the first official look at the next Avengers movie on Wednesday night, not long after a leaked version made its way online, and now May can’t come fast enough. The two-minute clip features everything Marvel fans could’ve asked for, between James Spader’s chilling narration as Ultron, the introduction of Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver, and […]

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    Ebola Update: improving patient conditions in US; rising death toll in Africa

    (CNN) — Obama expresses cautious optimism. An infected nurse shows signs of improvement. And a military response team begins training. With multiple developments underway, here’s the latest on the Ebola outbreak: U.S. DEVELOPMENTS Obama cautiously optimistic President Barack Obama is “cautiously more optimistic” that we may be turning the corner in the fight against Ebola. Two infected Americans are cured; Nigeria and Senegal are Ebola-free; and dozens of people who came in contact with now-deceased Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan […]

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    Another fence-jumping incident at the White House

    (CNN) — A man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night suffers from mental problems, and has been arrested there before, according to his father. Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, barely made it onto the lawn before he was subdued as he fought two police dogs, the Secret Service said. “Dog got him,” a Secret Service spokesman said. His father, who did not want to be named, told CNN affiliate WMAR that his son is paranoid and hears […]

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    Report: University of North Carolina athletes took fake classes to remain eligible

    CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina (CNN) — For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake “paper classes,” and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, according to a scathing independent report released Wednesday. “These counselors saw the paper classes and the artificially high grades they yielded as key to helping some student-athletes remain eligible,” Kenneth Wainstein wrote in his report. He conducted an eight-month investigation into the scandal, which has plagued […]

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    Man jumps White House fence Wednesday evening

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN)- A man jumped over the White House fence on Wednesday night, but this time, the man barely made it onto the lawn before being taken down by a K-9 and quickly detained by Secret Service agents. “Dog got him,” a Secret Service spokesman said. It was the first fence jumper since Omar Gonzalez, who made it into the White House before being detained.

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    Michael Brown’s autopsy report could lend credence to officer’s account of the shooting

    (CNN) — Michael Brown’s gunshot wounds included a shot in the hand at close range, his official autopsy shows, according to an analysis reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper. A county official with knowledge of the investigation told CNN the autopsy document that the Post-Dispatch used to do its report is authentic. The detail could lend credence to Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson’s account that he and the unarmed African-American teenager scuffled at his patrol car before Brown was […]

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    Multiple shootings under investigation at Canada’s Parliament, soldier killed

    (CNN) — A Canadian soldier was shot and killed as he and another soldier stood guard at Canada’s Parliament war memorial Wednesday. Details are emerging as authorities try to secure the government building in Ottawa. The violence is not confined to Parliament. Police say that there could be multiple shooters and that there are three shooting incidents in the capital. Ottawa police, whose buildings were also locked down, provided details on Twitter about multiple shootings: “Incidents occurred at National War […]

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    40% of Web users have been harassed, says survey

    (CNN) — For the past 25 years, the Web has opened up unprecedented possibilities for human communication. But it has a dark side too — sometimes, a very dark one. Four out of 10 of Web users have been harassed online, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. And about 73% of the Web users surveyed said they’ve witnessed someone being harassed online. The harshest forms of abuse — physical threats, stalking and sexual harassment — […]

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    Major airbag recall affects nearly 8 million vehicles; see if yours is on the list

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Federal safety regulators and Toyota Motor are stepping up efforts to get car owners to bring in cars whose airbags might explode, sending metal fragments into the driver and other passengers. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that police investigating the death of a woman earlier this month discovered that the “stab-like wounds” in her neck were apparently caused by the exploding airbag. The woman, Hien Tran, died a couple of days after the accident, even though […]

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    American held in North Korea for five months back in the United States

    (CNN) — [Breaking news update posted at 6:46 a.m. ET] A plane carrying Jeffrey Fowle, released by North Korea after five months in detention, has landed at Ohio’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. [Previous story posted at 6:03 a.m. ET] In Jeffrey Fowle’s hometown of Miamisburg, Ohio, north of Cincinnati, the sense of excitement and relief is palpable. “We’re thrilled; we’re overjoyed,” said Jim Shihady, assistant pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, which the Fowle family attends. “My phone’s been ringing. The […]

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    Colorado teens accused of leaving US to join ISIS

    (CNN) — The first indication that something was wrong was a phone call from his daughter’s Denver area school to let Assad Ibrahim know that she had not come to class. He dialed her cell. And she answered. But, officials say, she didn’t tell him that she was on her way to Syria to join ISIS. She was just late for class, that’s all, Ibrahim’s daughter told him on Friday, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, which filed a […]

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    Ebola Update: Patients improve, plus new travel restrictions in place

    (CNN) — Texas Presbyterian admits fault. A hospitalized cameraman is Ebola-free. And the U.S. Ebola czar takes office. With multiple developments under way, here’s the latest on the Ebola outbreak: U.S. DEVELOPMENTS Texas Presbyterian admits breakdown The hospital says it “fell short” several times in treating Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, starting by not asking the right questions in the ER. When the Liberian native came in with a fever, the nurse wrote down he “came from Africa” but didn’t […]


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