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    FBI lets suspects go to protect ‘Stingray’ secrets

    By Jose Pagliery NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The FBI has a secret device to locate criminal suspects, but it would apparently rather let suspects go free than reveal in court any details of the high tech tracker. The device, called a “Stingray,” tricks cell phones into revealing their locations. A judge’s court order this week threatens to reveal closely guarded details about how police use Stingrays. Judge Patrick H. NeMoyer in Buffalo, New York, described a 2012 deal between the […]

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    Cruz announces presidential candidacy: “I hope to earn your support”

    (CNN) – Ted Cruz is first out the gate. The first-term senator from Texas announced shortly after midnight on Monday via Twitter that he is running for president. Cruz announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in a 30-second video message, hours before he was set to officially declare in a speech in Lynchburg, Virginia at Liberty University, the largest Christian university in the world. “I’m running for President and I hope to earn your support!” Cruz tweeted Cruz, […]

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    “This is the largest tragedy by fire that this city has had in seven years”

    (CNN) – A “hot plate” keeping food warm in a kitchen overnight apparently started a fire that killed seven children in two-story house in Brooklyn early Saturday, New York City’s fire commissioner said. The four boys and three girls, siblings ranging in age from 5 to 15, were in upstairs bedrooms when the fire swept up from the first floor shortly after midnight in Brooklyn’s south-central Midwood section, New York Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. The children’s 45-year-old mother and one […]

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    Contacts lens with a telescope may help with blinding diseases

    (CNN) – Lights, mirrors, action! Scientists are developing smart contact lenses embedded with miniscule mirrors that can magnify your vision by almost three times. The 1.55mm-thick lenses incorporate a thin reflective telescope made of mirrors and filters; when light enters the eye it bounces off the series of mirrors and increases the perceived view of an object or person. It is hoped that the lens will improve the sight of people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) — the third leading cause […]

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    Gen. David Petraeus: Biggest threat to Iraq’s long-term stability isn’t ISIS

    (CNN) – The biggest threat to Iraq’s long-term stability isn’t ISIS, according to Gen. David Petraeus, who led the U.S. surge during the Iraq War. Instead, Petraeus said the Iran-backed Shiite militias who are helping to fend off ISIS are “the foremost threat” to long-term stability in Iraq, according to an interview with the Washington Post. The comments provide the most expansive glimpse yet into how Petraeus may be helping to shape the Obama administration’s strategy in Iraq as he continues […]

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    Authorities are investigating a deadly shooting by a U.S. Border Patrol Agent

    (CNN)-Federal and local authorities are investigating a deadly shooting by a U.S. Border Patrol Agent in Washington State. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the agent fired when a suspected “illegal border crosser” assaulted him during a patrol along the U.S.-Canadian border on Thursday. The reported shooting happened near the Huntington Border Crossing which connects the cities of Sumas, Washington, and Abbotsford, British Columbia. It is one of several area border crossings between the U.S. and Canada and is […]

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    TSA agent attacked with machete at New Orleans airport, suspect shot

    (CNN) — A Transportation Security Administration agent was attacked by a person with a machete at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans on Friday night, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said. A law enforcement officer shot the suspect three times. The suspect was taken to a hospital, where authorities said he was unresponsive. The TSA agent suffered a cut to the arm, Normand said. Airport spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut says the shooting happened at a security checkpoint at Concourse B. […]

  • Man nicknamed ‘Spider-Man’ climbs up through Walmart ductwork, then back out again to avoid arrest

    MOBILE, Ala. (CNN/WKRG) – A shoplifting suspect’s daring escape from a Walmart store in south Alabama is going viral.  Once you see the video, you’ll know why. It’s not every day you see a man dangling from the Walmart ceiling.  At first, the man struggled with security outside — in front of the Walmart at Dawes and Cottage Hill roads.  They believe he shoplifted some clothes. He was then detained in the McDonalds inside the Walmart store, but things took a […]

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    African-American man found hanging from tree in Mississippi

    By Evan Perez and Alexandra Jaffe, CNN WASHINGTON (CNN) — The hanging death of an African-American man who had been missing since early this month and was found Thursday by local authorities in Mississippi has drawn the scrutiny of the FBI and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. The sheriff’s office in Claiborne County, Mississippi, had organized a search for the man, who had been missing since March 2 and was reported missing March 8. Authorities said the man’s […]

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    ‘American Sniper’ widow pens letter to husband on their anniversary

    The widow of the man whose life was portrayed in the acclaimed film “American Sniper” has penned a heartfelt letter to him on their 13th anniversary. Taya Kyle posted her letter March 16 on the Chris Kyle Facebook page, where she proclaimed, “I miss you and I love you. I feel you in my heart and soul so strongly. I am more blessed to have been your wife than anything else in my life.” “Today, I have a choice. I […]

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    A “Whopper” of a smell: Burger King to release burger-scented perfume

    (CNN) — Is it an April Fool’s gag or flame-grilled brilliance? We’ll have to wait until April 1 to find out. Burger King ads in Japan promise a limited-edition perfume for April Fool’s Day to make you smell like a couple of all-beef patties. The name may lose something in translation, but Flame-Grilled Fragrance will sell for 5,000 yen (about $41) and comes with a free Whopper. How’s that for an offer? It’s a one-day sale, according to Burger King, […]

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    Target hack victims could get up to $10,000

    (CNN)– Target is proposing to pay customers who suffered from a 2013 data breach up to $10,000 each in damages. The proposal is part of a $10 million offer by Target to settle a class action lawsuit. Victims able to prove they were harmed by the breach, which affected up to 110 million customers, will be eligible for up to $10,000 each. The settlement, which was detailed in court papers filed Wednesday, must still be approved by a federal judge. […]


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