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    Not Guilty: Judge reaches verdict in 2012 case of a Cleveland officer charged with manslaughter

    (CNN) – A judge has reached a verdict in the 2012 case of a Cleveland police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter for allegedly standing on the hood of a car and firing into the windshield, killing the vehicle’s two unarmed occupants. The verdict in the case of Officer Michael Brelo will be read at 10 a.m. ET Saturday in a Cuyahoga County court, a court spokesman said. The killings of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, both African-American, were among several police […]

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    Famous movies many people have never seen

    (CNN) – “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.” “You had me at ‘hello.'” “I’ll have what she’s having.” “Say ‘hello’ to my little friend!” “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” These lines from famous movies, along with many others, have transcended their source material to become part of the cultural lexicon. A friend drops one in conversation, and you nod knowingly and smile. “Ha! I get your reference. We’re bonding here.” Unless you haven’t seen the movie. […]

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    Tennessee residents react to simplistic design and high cost of new state logo

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNN) — Say goodbye to the stars and flag logo on the state government’s website, as well as all other state logos, and say hello to a little red square. The state of Tennessee is about to get a new logo, and it’s come at quite a cost. “This is something a fifth-grader could easily produce on his or her computer at home,” said Chris Butler, with watchdog.org. The state paid $46,000 to Nashville advertising and marketing company […]

  • On April 27, 2015, A Seattle couple left nearly $850,000 to the U.S. government as a gesture of thanks to their adopted country. Peter Petrasek, who emigrated from Czechoslovakia after World War II, and his wife Joan stipulated in their will that all of their money be donated to the government.

    Seattle couple leaves $850,000 to US government

    SEATTLE — A Seattle couple left nearly $850,000 to the U.S. government as a gesture of thanks to their adopted country. Peter Petrasek, who emigrated from Czechoslovakia after World War II, and his wife Joan stipulated in their will that all of their money be donated to the government. The couple had no children and wanted to give back to the country that enabled them to live a happy and prosperous life, said Peter Winn, the U.S. attorney who helped […]

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    Triple word score or epic fail? Scrabble adds new words to beloved board game

    (CNN) — Scrabble dictionary has added lotsa new words for its players, and some are so ridic, they’ll make you lolz. The venerable board game has an additional 6,500 words, including a few once limited to social media and technology. The words are straight from the mouths of the cool kids. There’s lotsa, twerking, lolz, emoji and ridic — short for ridiculous. Facetime, which means talking with someone via the Apple app of the same name, will earn you a […]

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    Six police officers indicted in the death of Freddie Gray

    (CNN) — Six police officers have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday. The officers are scheduled to be arraigned on July 2, she said. Gray’s death last month after allegedly suffering a devastating injury while in police custody sparked protests and riots in Baltimore. Earlier this month, Mosby said that charges had been filed against six officers in Gray’s death, an unexpected announcement that brought cheers from protesters and words […]

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    Mom faces murder charge, blames God for child’s death

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 36-year-old woman faces new charges of murder after her youngest child was found dead in the mother’s apartment. Marie J. Chishahayo have been charged with second-degree murder in addition to four counts of child abuse or neglect, according to KCTV. The new charges come after a Jackson County medical examiner ruled her 2-year-old’s death a homicide. According to court records, police were called to an apartment complex at East 13th and Vine streets on March 5 […]

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    Prattville 5-year-old convinces mom to buy homeless man a meal at Waffle House

    PRATTVILLE, Ala. — Faced with a homeless man standing outside a restaurant, what would you do? And what do you tell your children if they ask why he’s standing out there? Ava Faulk of Prattville, Alabama, knew what to tell her 5-year-old son a few weeks ago. Faulk and her son, Josiah Duncan, were eating dinner at a local Waffle House a few weeks ago when they spotted a man with his bike holding a bag outside the restaurant. Noticing […]

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    Takata doubles the size of its massive airbag recall; now includes 34 million vehicles

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Takata is nearly doubling the size of its already massive recall for faulty airbags, making it the largest auto recall in history. The company has already recalled airbags used in about 18 million vehicles for the problem. This move will bring that number up to about 34 million autos. That is nearly one out of every seven cars on U.S. roads today. The recall is one of the largest consumer product recalls ever. At least five […]

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    Couple sued over Yelp review criticizing flooring business

    Denver, CO — A Jefferson County couple never thought a Yelp review would get them slapped with a lawsuit.  A year later, Matt White’s Yelp review cost him $65,000 in legal fees. That’s about twice what he says he had to spend to get his new wood floors fixed by two companies. His review of Footprints Floors, posted in 2013, led to a defamation lawsuit that White and his fiancée, Amanda Jameer, called a blatant attack on free speech. “I […]

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    Nine dead, nearly 200 jailed after shooting in Texas between rival biker gangs

    (CNN) — Even before the melee that left nine dead began, police were already in place, expecting a ruckus.  What they saw was far more brutal than what they had anticipated. Rival biker gangs unleashed a hailstorm of bullets outside a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, leaving nine people dead and at least 17 hospitalized. “In my nearly 35 years of law enforcement experience, this is the most violent and gruesome scene that I have dealt with,” Waco police […]

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    Amtrak to resume service along the route of deadly train derailment

    (CNN) — Thousands of commuters who depend on Amtrak’s northeast corridor service will once again be able to board a train to get to their destinations beginning Monday. Amtrak says trains will resume service from Philadelphia and New York first thing Monday morning — not quite one week after the deadly derailment that killed eight and injured more than 200. “The safety of our passengers and crew remains our No. 1 priority,” said Amtrak president and CEO Joe Boardman Sunday, […]

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