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    Trump on Birmingham protester: “Maybe he should have been roughed up”

    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (CNN) — Donald Trump suggested Sunday the half-dozen white attendees at his campaign rally on Saturday may have reacted appropriately when they shoved, tackled, punched and kicked a black protester who disrupted his speech. “Maybe he should have been roughed up because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing,” Trump said Sunday morning on Fox News, less than 24 hours after his campaign said it “does not condone” the physical altercation. Trump was not asked by the […]

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    Shooting breaks out at music video being filmed in New Orleans

      (CNN) — A shooting in a New Orleans park left 16 people injured, police said. Several hundred people had gathered at Bunny Friend Playground for an impromptu music video filming late Sunday when two groups began firing on each other, the New Orleans Police Department said in a statement. “Witnesses told police that both groups left the park on foot immediately after the shooting,” police said. Officers were already in route to break up the gathering, when the shooting […]

  • Workers dig for raw jade in piles of rubble next to a jade mine in Hpakant, Myanmar, in October.

    Myanmar miners killed in landslide

    Myanmar (CNN) – At least 30 people were killed in northern Myanmar when a 200 foot high hill of tailings (ground ore or old waste rock) from a jade mine collapsed onto the huts of sleeping workers Saturday. The collapse took place at about 3 a.m. Saturday in Hpakant, in Myanmar’s northern state of Kachin. Seventy huts containing sleeping workers were buried in the slide, with only five huts spared. The military was working with local residents in rescue and […]

  • Security forces have begun a counter-assault on a Malian hotel where gunmen took more than 100 hostages Friday morning, French President Francois Hollande told reporters in Paris on Friday afternoon.

    21 Killed: Hostages out of Mali hotel, attackers still inside

    (CNN) —¬†Assailants with guns blazing attacked a hotel hosting diplomats and others in Mali’s capital Friday morning, leaving 21¬†people dead and trapping dozens in the building for hours, officials in the West African nation said. Malian and U.N. security forces launched a counterattack at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako and escorted guests out. By late Friday afternoon, no hostages were believed to remain in the building, though attackers still were inside, Malian army Col. Mamadou Coulibaly told reporters. At […]

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    Utah school apologizes for homework assignment to make propaganda poster for terrorist group

    Salem, UT — Students in 9th grade at Salem Junior High School were given a homework assignment where they were told to draw a propaganda poster for a terrorist organization. After parents complained, the assignment was canceled. However, many students had already completed it, leaving some parents concerned about what they had been exposed to in the process. Annie Langston couldn’t believe her 14-year-old daughter Mikalia was given the assignment. “My initial response was, ‘there’s no way you’re going to […]

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    How the “Hunger Games” franchise has changed Hollywood

    (CNN) — When “Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2” hits theaters on Friday, it will bring to a close one of the most successful film franchises in recent history. The first three films grossed over $2.3 billion worldwide, launched careers and started trends. Here are just some of the ways “Hunger Games” has changed Hollywood: We now have Jennifer Lawrence. Her casting was hotly contested in 2011 by fans who loved the book trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The then-20-year-old was […]

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    Spirit Airlines flight grounded by bomb threat

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Authorities say a Spirit Airlines flight had to return to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport after a passenger made a bomb threat. The flight was headed to Minneapolis. The airline says the flight was in the air for 15 minutes when it landed and returned to the gate. The Broward Sheriff’s Office says the airbus 320 has 92 people on board. A bomb squad is investigating, but deputies say the plane is in a secure area […]

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    U.S. House passes refugee bill: “This is urgent — we cannot and should not wait”

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The House easily passed a bill Thursday that would suspend the program allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the U.S. until key national security agencies certify they don’t pose a security risk. The vote was 289-137, with 47 Democrats joining 242 Republicans in favor of the bill, creating a majority that could override President Barack Obama’s promised veto. It also faces an uncertain future in the Senate, where Minority Leader Harry Reid said he will try to […]

  • After an incident of vandalism at a mosque near Austin, Texas, a 7-year-old boy felt compelled to help.  He donated $20 from his piggy bank. (Photo: KXAN/CNN)

    7-year-old Texas boy empties piggy bank to help mosque desecrated with feces

    (CNN) — After the devastating attacks in Paris, some Muslims have been threatened and even attacked. But one little boy didn’t want to just stand by after a mosque in his hometown was desecrated. The Islamic Center of Pflugerville, a mosque situated in a strip mall in the suburbs of Austin, Texas, was vandalized on Monday. On the way to morning prayers, community members of the mosque found feces smeared on the sidewalk and torn pages of the Quran, the […]

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    ISIS video threatens New York City; mayor says city won’t be intimidated

    (CNN) — A new video released by ISIS warns of an impending attack on New York City. The video mentions Times Square and purports to show an explosive device being put together and a bomber zipping his jacket over a suicide belt. The New York City Police Department said it was aware of the video and was deploying additional members of its new anti-terrorism squad out of an abundance of caution. “While some of the video footage is not new, […]

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    Airport workers at major hubs expected to strike for higher wages

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Thousands of airport workers in Chicago, Boston, New York City, Newark, Philadelphia, and Fort Lauderdale are expected to strike on Wednesday night and into Thursday. The workers, mostly cabin and airport cleaners, are subcontracted by outside companies to work with various airlines, including JetBlue, Delta and United. They will be striking for new contracts, which include medical benefits and higher wages of $15 an hour. In Fort Lauderdale, cabin and airport cleaners will be joined by […]

  • Raid in Saint-Denis suburb of Paris

    Police: Paris raid well-timed, suspects were “about to move on some kind of operation”

    (CNN) — A suicide bomber blew herself up and a police sniper took out a second terror suspect after authorities stormed two apartments and a church Wednesday in the northern Parisian suburb that hosted one of last week’s deadly terrorist attacks. The raid in Saint-Denis, home to the Stade de France arena that was hit by three suicide bombers Friday, targeted a suspected ringleader of the attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, though it’s still not clear if he was at any of […]


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