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    Ohio’s ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill awaits Gov. Kasich’s signature

    (CNN) — Ohio state lawmakers have passed a controversial “Heartbeat Bill” that would ban abortions from the moment the heartbeat can be detected — which usually occurs about six weeks into a pregnancy. Now Republican Gov. John Kasich, who this year lost his White House bid, must decide whether to approve a law that would ban abortions even in cases of rape or incest — likely dragging the state into a litany of court challenges — or veto the bill. […]

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    Indonesia: Rescuers search rubble after earthquake kills dozens

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) — Rescuers are still combing the rubble for survivors after an earthquake in Indonesia’s Aceh province on Wednesday morning. At least 52 people were killed, including young children, and 73 seriously injured, according to Indonesia’s National Board for Disaster Management. The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake damaged many homes, shops and mosques, in the district of Pidie Jaya, hundreds of which had been completely destroyed. Additional medical personal have been sent to the region after the local Pidie Jaya […]

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    7 special-needs teens found locked in closet, Texas police say

    RICHMOND, Tex. – They were regularly locked in a closet with a deadbolt for so long that they urinated on themselves among the clothes and boxes. They had never attended school even though they were teenagers with special needs. One child with Down syndrome was found wearing a dirty diaper in the home in Richmond, Texas. Their diet included rice and beans three times a day, a man who lived in the home told CNN affiliate KPRC. These are the […]

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    ‘I’m going to die, mom:’ Trapped Oakland fire victims sent heartbreaking texts in final moments

    OAKLAND, Calif. – As a raging fire consumed a warehouse in Oakland, California on Friday night, those trapped inside appeared to prepare themselves for death. They huddled together, shielding each other. They sent text messages to their loved ones, messages that would be their last goodbyes. A mother of one of the victims told Sgt. Ray Kelly of the Alameda County Sheriff’s office that she woke up on Saturday morning to a gutting message from her daughter on her phone. […]

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    Veteran can’t work without his service dog — so Lowe’s hired them both

    ABILENE, Tex. – Getting a job these days is tough enough. Getting a job for you and your service animal? It’s as hard as it sounds. But Clay Luthy did it. Luthy, a disabled Air Force vet, had been struggling to find work since he needed his service animal, a dog named Charlotte, to be with him. But he got hired for a part-time job at a Lowe’s in Abilene, Texas. Hiring Luthy meant Lowe’s was also hiring Charlotte. “We […]

  • JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD - DECEMBER 6: Air Force One is seen on the tarmac on December 6, 2016 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. President-elect Donald Trump tweeted this morning that the government should cancel the order for the new Air Force One replacement from Boeing, citing the more than $4 billion price tag. U.S. President Barack Obama is traveling to Tampa, Florida and will deliver his final national security speech. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch - Pool/Getty Images)

    President-elect Trump wants to cancel Air Force One order from Boeing

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Donald Trump wants to cancel government plans to build two new Air Force One jets. The president-elect said in a tweet Tuesday that the new Boeing 747 jet that’s being built to carry “future presidents” already costs more than $4 billion, and that he wants to cancel the order. “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!” Asked by […]

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    The top hashtag of the year had nothing to do with Donald Trump

    LONDON (CNNMoney) — It was the year of the Olympics, the election … and Pokemon Go. Twitter released its list of the most popular topics of the year on Tuesday, and the Rio Games came out on top. The U.S. election was the second most tweeted story of the year around the world, followed by Pokemon Go, the popular augmented reality game. Donald Trump was the only person to make it into the top 10 topics, ranking eighth. The complete […]

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    Ikea significantly expanding paid parental leave

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Ikea is significantly expanding paid parental leave to up to four months for U.S. employees. Starting January 1, workers who have been with the company for a year will get six weeks of leave at full pay, followed by six weeks at half pay. Workers who have been there three years will be eligible for eight weeks at full pay, followed by eight weeks at half pay. Under the current system, Ikea parents are eligible for […]

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    Skipping two hours of sleep may double your crash risk, study says

    (CNN) — What can you do to prepare for safe holiday road trips this year? Try getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Drivers who are just one or two hours shy of that recommendation nearly double their risk for a crash the next day, according to a new study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (PDF) and released Tuesday. “While we do not think anybody would be surprised to learn that driving while […]

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    Singapore teens top global education ranking as US lags

    (CNN) — When it comes to science, math and reading, Singapore’s teens are the best in the world, according to a international education survey published Tuesday. In all three subjects, Singapore students demonstrated knowledge and skills equivalent to almost two additional years of schooling compared to students in the US, France and Sweden. The US improved on its 2012 performance by moving up to 25 on the list. The findings are part of the 2015 Program International Student Assessment (or […]

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    Texas officer dies after car plummets into sinkhole

    (CNN) — A police officer in San Antonio, Texas, has died after her car fell into a sinkhole Sunday night. Dora Linda Nishihara, a Bexar County Sheriff Deputy, was off-duty at the time of the fatal crash, according to a post on the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Twitter page. Two other people were injured. Nishihara, who had worked as a reserve deputy for seven years, had transitioned into a part-time deputy role at the Bexar County Courthouse, Bexar Sheriff Susan […]

  • Cooper Harris (Left) died after being left in a vehicle by his father Justin Ross Harris (Right). Harris faces murder charges in the case.

    Man convicted of leaving toddler son in hot vehicle to die sentenced to life in prison

    Justin Ross Harris, who is originally from Tuscaloosa, had a sentencing hearing today in Marietta, Georgia. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the death of his son. Harris is the metro Atlanta father found guilty of leaving his 22-month-old son in a sweltering SUV for seven hours to die. Harris, 36, faced a maximum sentence of life in prison plus 42 years based on the eight counts the jury found him guilty. Prosecutors had […]