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    Notre Dame is investigating possible academic fraud

    CNN) — Several University of Notre Dame students, including four football players, are being investigated over academic fraud allegations, the university said Friday. Notre Dame Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick confirmed that the football players are wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, defensive back KeiVarae Russell, defensive lineman Ishaq Williams and linebacker Kendall Moore. The four will be held out of practice and upcoming game action until the investigation is complete. “Integrity is at the heart of our mission and academic misconduct […]

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    U.S. carried out airstrikes on mobile ISIS positions

    Zahko, Iraq (CNN) — Kurdish forces, with the aid of U.S. airstrikes, on Saturday began weakening the grip that extremist militants hold over key piece of infrastructure in northern Iraq — the Mosul Dam. ISIS militants, who now call themselves the Islamic State, took over the dam earlier this month. In a 2007 report, U.S. officials warned that a failure of the dam would be catastrophic, resulting in flooding all the way to Baghdad. ISIS has claimed a large swath […]

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    A grand jury has indicted Texas Governor Rick Perry

    (CNN) — A grand jury has indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, saying he abused his power by trying to pressure a district attorney to resign. The two felony counts against Perry, a Republican, stem from his threat to veto funding for a statewide public integrity unit run by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg unless she stepped down, the special prosecutor in the case, Michael McCrum, said Friday. Perry attorney David L. Botsford on Friday […]

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    London dockworkers discovered 35 people inside a shipping container

    (CNN) — Dockworkers at a major London port discovered 35 people inside a shipping container Saturday morning. One of them, an adult male, was declared dead at the scene, according to Essex police Superintendent Trevor Row. Several others — including children — were said to have “significant health problems,” according to a police statement. Daniel Gore of England Ambulance Service said the patients — all of whom were conscious when they were found — are being treated for dehydration and […]

  • Ferguson

    The FBI is investigating whether police violated the civil rights of Michael Brown

    (CNN) — Nightly protests went wrong again in Ferguson, Missouri, early Saturday. Law enforcement officers wore riot gear and faced protesters from armored vehicles, as looters robbed at least four stores. Molotov cocktails flew, burning a hole in the roof of a Domino’s Pizza restaurant. Thursday night’s atmosphere of buoyant peaceful protest that had arisen with softer crowd policing methods by state troopers burst like a dream in a rude awakening. The St. Louis suburb still roils a week after […]

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    Officers in riot gear returned to the streets of Ferguson as looters robbed stores

    Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) — Armored vehicles and law enforcement officers in riot gear with military style rifles returned to the streets of Ferguson early Saturday, while looters robbed a number of stores. The confrontation began after more than two dozen protesters closed off a section of street near a convenience store, the Ferguson Market and Liquor store, that has become part of the case surrounding Michael Brown, the black teen who was killed by police gunfire one week ago. It […]

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    Surveillance footage released from Ferguson convenience store; many questions remain

    (CNN) — As protests in Ferguson, Missouri, continue to rage over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, conflicting accounts and police reticence have made it difficult to ascertain what exactly happened. Witnesses say a police officer shot the college-bound teen multiple times in cold blood, while police have declined to provide too many details aside from the allegation that Brown reached for the officer’s gun. Here are five key questions about the incident. How did it start? Brown and Dorian […]

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    K-Cup coffee to cost 9% more

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — More bad news for coffee drinkers. First it was Starbucks and grocery store brands. Now, even single-serve packets are getting more expensive. Keurig Green Mountain said Thursday it plans to hike prices by 9% for the K-Cup packets used in its signature brewing system, as well as bulk coffee and other products beginning in November. It’s the latest in a string of price hikes this year as coffee producers pass along higher costs. Coffee prices have […]

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    UPDATE: Ferguson Police release name of officer who shot Michael Brown

    FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) — Ferguson remained at peace after nightfall Thursday for the first time since Michael Brown was killed.  Protesters also had their demand met, learning the name of the officer who shot him. At a news conference Friday morning, police identified the officer as Darren Wilson.  He has been an officer for six years and has no disciplinary action on his record.  Wilson was treated for injuries he received on Saturday, the spokesperson said.  Police said Wilson responded […]

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    Tony Stewart will not race Sunday; Kevin Ward, Jr. laid to rest

    (CNN) — The same day the man he fatally struck was laid to rest, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart’s team announced that he won’t be racing this weekend — though it didn’t rule a return to the track soon thereafter. In a brief statement, Stewart-Haas Racing said Thursday that Stewart “has decided not to compete” in Sunday’s race in NASCAR’s top division, the Sprint Cup Series. Jeff Burton will take his place in the No. 14 car in the Pure Michigan […]

  • Robin Williams

    Family: Robin Williams in early stages of Parkinson’s disease when he died

    (CNN) — Robin Williams was sober, but was struggling with depression, anxiety and the early stages of Parkinson’s disease when he died, his widow said Thursday. Williams was found dead in his Northern California home Monday from what investigators suspect was a suicide by hanging. While fans and friends have looked for answers to why the 63-year-old comedy icon would take his own life, his wife, Susan Schneider, issued a written statement that could shed some light. “Since his passing, […]

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    Pope Francis visits South Korea for first papal visit in 25 years

    (CNN) — Pope Francis arrived in Seoul Thursday, marking the first papal visit to the country in 25 years. The historic visit is also a nod to Catholicism’s shifting demographics as an increasing number of believers come from Latin America, Africa and Asia instead of its historic stronghold in Europe. “The Pope’s visit to South Korea is the first part of a very intelligent opening to Asia,” said Lionel Jensen, associate professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the […]

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