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    4 female University of Georgia students killed in tragic crash

    ATHENS, Ga. — The four University of Georgia students that were killed following a two-vehicle crash in Oconee County Wednesday night have been identified. The crash happened at about 9 p.m. on Highway 15, near Watkinsville, according to WGCL. The accident scene is about 14 miles south of Athens. According to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, five female students from the University of Georgia were headed northbound when they crossed the center line and collided with another vehicle. Three of […]

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    German towns install traffic lights in sidewalks to prevent distracted walking

    (CNN) — Worried about people glued to their phones while they walk down the street? Two German cities were concerned enough to install traffic lights that face up at pedestrians … on the sidewalk. The southern city of Augsburg recently installed the system at two crowded train stations after a manager saw something similar in Cologne. Cologne installed similar devices in 2011, according to the German transportation research institute STUVA. The lights cost about 10,000 euros ($11,313) each. Some have […]

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    Teen being sued after crashing car while allegedly using Snapchat’s ‘speed’ filter

    NEW YORK — Snapchat has a filter that lets people share how fast they’re traveling while they take selfies. A car accident victim is blaming Snapchat’s speed filter for a crash that left him with traumatic brain injuries, according to a new lawsuit. The plaintiff, Wentworth Maynard, was merging onto a four lane highway outside of Atlanta, Georgia when his car was struck “so violently it shot across the left lane into the left embankment,” his lawyers contend. Christal McGee […]

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    Ted Cruz names Carly Fiorina as runningmate in move to catch up to Trump

    (CNN) — Ted Cruz formally named Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential running mate Wednesday — a last-ditch move to regain momentum after being mathematically eliminated from winning the GOP presidential nomination outright. “After a great deal of consideration and prayer, I have come to the conclusion that if I am nominated to be president of the United States that I will run on a ticket with my vice presidential nominee Carly Fiorina,” Cruz said during a rally in Indianapolis. […]

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    Donald Trump’s foreign policy: ‘America first’

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Donald Trump on Wednesday delivered a major foreign policy speech in Washington, laying out his vision for a foreign policy that will put “America first.” Trump opened his speech Wednesday vowing to “shake the rust off America’s foreign policy” and said he would outline a vision for a U.S. foreign policy “that replaces randomness with purpose, ideology with strategy and chaos with peace.” He added, “My foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people […]

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    Trump sweeps all 5 primaries; Clinton wins 4 of 5 primaries

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton scored huge victories Tuesday that bring them closer to a monumental duel for the White House in the fall. Trump’s political strength was on display with a clean sweep of races in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Clinton delivered big wins in Maryland and Pennsylvania — the biggest prizes of the night — along with Delaware and Connecticut. Bernie Sanders came out on top in Rhode Island. For Trump, the […]

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    Preparing for tornado season: What to do in the event of a tornado warning

    (CNN) — Odds are, you’re one of four types of people reading this. Either you just found out there’s a tornado warning in your area, there’s a tornado watch in your area, you’re trying to prepare for a tornado early on or you think it’d be wise to know what to do JUST in case. We’ll start with the most urgent — a tornado warning. Tornado warning If there’s a warning, it means a tornado has been spotted and it’s […]

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    Another Tuesday of Primary Elections; here’s what you need to know

    (CNN) — Donald Trump can’t lock up the Republican nomination Tuesday — but he can counter his two opponents’ divide-and-conquer strategy and reassert his dominance in the race by running the table in five states. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, could finally start to see the finish line. If she’s able to handily defeat Bernie Sanders, she could leave the Vermont senator with no real path to the Democratic nomination. There are 172 Republican delegates at stake, and 384 up for grabs […]

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    Arsenic, rice and your baby’s diet

    (CNN) — Ask any mom or dad to name their baby’s first food. The likely answer? Rice cereal. What’s a common go-to “healthy” snack for toddlers and kiddos? Rice cakes. Yet a growing amount of scientific evidence is pointing to an alarming connection between inorganic arsenic in brown and white rice and harm to children’s immune systems and intellectual development. Concentrations of arsenic were twice as high in the urine of infants who ate white or brown rice than those […]

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    Coast Guard rescues man running in a bubble in the ocean – again

    Pompano Beach, Fla. – An ultra-marathoner’s attempt to “run” from Florida to Bermuda in an inflatable bubble was cut short when the Coast Guard towed him back to land — for the second time. The organization wasn’t happy about it, as it posted a series of critical tweets stating that the aspiring bubble runner, Reza Baluchi, had flouted its safety orders. Baluchi voluntarily ended his voyage, according to the Coast Guard on Twitter. Baluchi had intended to be at sea […]

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    President Obama to announce an additional 250 special operations forces to Syria

    (CNN) — U.S. President Barack Obama will announce an additional 250 special operations forces will be sent to Syria in the coming weeks, according to White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes. “Our special forces can provide critical expertise” to Syrian forces, Rhodes said, adding that those Syrian troops “will be the ones doing the fighting.” He said this announcement would bring the number of U.S. special forces in the country to 300. The announcement is expected to come […]

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    Solar powered plane makes history

    (CNN) — An experimental plane flying around the world without a single drop of fuel landed in California after a two-and-a-half day flight across the Pacific. Piloted by Swiss explorer and psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Mountain View just before midnight (3 a.m. ET). “It’s a new era. It’s not science fiction. It’s today,” Piccard told CNN from California after his successful voyage. “It exists and clean technologies can do the impossible.” Images of the elegant […]


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