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    2 Chinese citizens arrested in connection to the Istanbul nightclub massacre

    (CNN) — Turkish authorities arrested two Chinese citizens over alleged links to the New Year’s nightclub terrorist attack in Istanbul, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency. Omar Asim and Abuliezi Abuduhamiti have been accused of being members of an “armed terror organization” and of involvement in 39 counts of murder, the news agency reported. A gunman opened fire, killing 39 people and wounding 69 others, during a New Year’s party at the upscale nightclub, Reina. Authorities are searching for […]

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    Trump attacks Rep. John Lewis after Lewis says Trump’s presidency is not “legitimate”

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — President-elect Donald Trump harshly responded to civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis on Saturday, calling him “all talk” and “no action” after Lewis said Trump was not a “legitimate” president. “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad,” Trump […]

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    Humane Society adopts out its smallest dog ever

    Milwaukee, WI — Thumbelina, quite possibly the smallest dog in Wisconsin, was adopted Thursday, January 12th from the Wisconsin Humane Society after several weeks in a foster home. The Chihuahua is just over three months old and weighs in at just 1.54 pounds! Based on her growth rate, Wisconsin Humane Society staff said they suspect that she won’t get much bigger than two pounds! You can hold her in the palm of your hand. “Thumbelina is definitely the smallest dog […]

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    Nintendo’s eagerly awaited device, the Switch, goes on sale worldwide March 3 for $299.99

    HONG KONG (CNNMoney) — Nintendo’s latest gaming console is only weeks away and will provide a new platform for some of the company’s most popular titles. The Japanese video game giant announced Friday that the eagerly awaited device, the Switch, will go on sale worldwide on March 3 for $299.99. At a big event in Japan that was streamed online, Nintendo revealed an impressive first wave of games for the Switch, a handheld system that can easily transform into a […]

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    Amazon says it will create 100,000 jobs across the U.S.

    NEW YORK — Amazon just delivered an olive branch to Donald Trump. Amazon announced Thursday that it plans to create more than 100,000 new full-time jobs in the U.S. in the next 18 months, bringing its total workforce in the country to 280,000. Don’t expect Amazon to hire 100,000 coders, however. Much of its current and future workforce is made up of employees working warehouse jobs and answering phones. “These jobs are not just in our Seattle headquarters or in […]

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    CVS slashes cost for generic EpiPen competitor

    NEW YORK — CVS is cutting the price on a generic version of the EpiPen allergy treatment. The drugstore chain announced Thursday that it will sell a generic version of Impax Laboratories’ Adrenaclick treatment for $109.99 per two-pack, down from $200. The drug company Mylan drew the ire of customers and Congress when it raised the price to more than $600 for an EpiPen two-pack. Mylan later announced plans to sell a generic version for $300. Cigna, a top insurer, […]

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    DOJ unveils police reforms in Baltimore

    (CNN) — [Breaking news update, posted at 10:57 a.m. ET] Baltimore and the US Department of Justice agreed to terms Thursday on a consent decree mandating sweeping police reform, including community oversight, new recruitment and training policies, and video recording during prisoner transport. “The reforms in this consent decree will help ensure effective and constitutional policing, restore the community’s trust in law enforcement, and advance public and officer safety,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said. The Justice Department monitored Baltimore’s policing […]

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    Pure joy: Watch as these Oregon Zoo animals enjoy the snow

    PORTLAND, Ore. – A snowstorm dumped more than a foot of snow in Portland this week. In fact, Tuesday was one of the ‘snowiest’ days on record. The weather shut down the Oregon zoo…but that didn’t stop the animals from having a little fun! Polar bears, seals and even the elephants enjoyed romping through the snow and jumping in the frigid water. By the way, the photographer who caught this video used skis to get into the zoo to catch this […]

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    Storms pound California, ease years of drought

    (CNN) — Parts of California are reeling from winter storms that have triggered flooding, avalanches and forced dozens of people from their homes, but the heavy rain and snow could help ease the drought that has gripped the state. The storms have dumped more than 7 inches of rain since Monday and the National Weather Service says 6-12 feet of snow have fallen in the Sierra Nevada. Forecasters expect things to start drying out on Friday. “Over the next 36 […]

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    Nashville public schools to study practicality of seat belts on school buses

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville public school officials are going to study whether it’s practical to put seat belts on their school buses. The Tennessean reports that the Metro Nashville school board voted unanimously Tuesday night for Director of Schools Shawn Joseph to look into the feasibility of such a move. The vote came less than two months after six children were killed and dozens of others injured in a school bus crash in Chattanooga. School officials said in December that seats belts […]

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    Judge sentences Dylann Roof to death, confirming jury’s recommendation for Charleston church killer

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina (CNN) – Charleston church killer Dylann Roof will die in federal custody, a judge declared Wednesday, one day after a jury decided Roof’s fate. Those whom Dylann Roof hurt the most had the chance to address the convicted killer before his Wednesday sentencing, with one of the victims’ sisters calling him “among the worst kind of evil.” The judge handed down the death penalty for Roof — as recommended by the jury — for killing nine people […]

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    President-Elect Donald Trump holds first news conference after election

    (CNN) — President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time he believes Russia was behind hacking ahead of the election. “I think it was Russia,” Trump said during his first news conference as President-elect. He added that Russia is not the only nation that hacks US targets and accused Democrats of not having sufficient cybersecurity programs. The news conference opened with his spokesman, Sean Spicer, slamming a “political witch hunt” following reports that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal […]