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    President Obama commutes sentences for 1,385 individuals, including Chelsea Manning, pardons retired Gen. James Cartwright

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning and pardoned James Cartwright. Manning was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks. Cartwright, the former vice chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, pleaded guilty in October to a single charge of making false statements to federal investigators in 2012 when he was questioned about leaking top secret information on US efforts to cripple Iran’s nuclear program to two journalists. […]

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    Good Samaritan who shot man attacking Arizona trooper says God put him there

    PHOENIX – A good Samaritan being hailed as a hero in Arizona is not quite ready to speak with reporters. He’s trying to reconcile taking a life, even when it was the right thing to do, officials said Monday. The unidentified motorist last Thursday killed a suspect who had wounded and was beating an officer. “He is a very humble guy,” Col. Frank L. Milstead, director of the state Department of Public Safety, said of the man who saved Trooper […]

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    Woman plans on wearing her original wedding dress at her 50th wedding anniversary celebration

    Memphis, Tenn. – Annie Barnes never throws anything away. “I keep a lot of things. I probably should have thrown several things away, but I am a pack rat.” That habit will give her something special this March when she and husband Gene celebrate 50 years of marriage. Thanks to what she kept tucked away in box in the attic. “I did save the wedding dress.” Nestled among keepsakes in an old box, it may be a little wrinkled, but […]

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    Sunken 600-year-old Buddha emerges from water in China

    BEIJING, China — A 600-year-old Buddha statue has been discovered in a reservoir in east China’s Jiangxi Province after water levels fell during renovation work. A local villager first spotted the head of the Buddha last month when the water level fell by more than 10 meters during work on a hydropower gate, official state news agency Xinhua reported. The Buddha’s head sits against a cliff and gazes serenely over the body of water. It has attracted many tourists as […]

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    Wife of Pulse nightclub gunman arrested in mass shooting investigation

    (CNN) — Federal authorities have arrested the widow of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen in connection with their investigation into the June mass shooting, FBI spokesman Prentice Danner said Monday. Noor Salman faces federal charges, which were filed in the Middle District of Florida, including obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting Mateen’s material support to ISIS, according to a law enforcement official. Noor Salman, wife of Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen, has been arrested for aiding and abetting […]

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    Trump’s effort to end era where US is ‘hacked by everybody’

    The incoming Trump administration has promised to create a brand new “hacking defense” policy to protect the federal government and American companies. It’s unclear what that will look like. But there’s a dire need. In recent years, criminal hackers have stolen hundreds of millions of dollars and mountains of personal data from U.S. companies. Foreign governments have stolen classified information from federal agencies. “The United States is hacked by everybody. That includes Russia and China and everybody,” President-elect Donald Trump […]

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    Cargo plane crashes into village in Kyrgyzstan, at least 37 dead

    HONG KONG (CNN)– At least 37 people were killed when a Turkish cargo plane crashed into a village in Kyrgyzstan, according to a statement from Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry of Emergency Situations. “The number of victims is increasing quickly,” Elira Sharipova, a spokeswoman for Kyrgyzstan’s Emergency Ministry told CNN. “The fire service, rescue services, ministry of internal affairs and the prime minister and emergencies minister are there.” Pictures of the immediate aftermath of the accident showed a portion of the Zhang-Zhang village […]

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    Broadway star Jennifer Holliday backs out on Trump inauguration

    (CNN) — Broadway star Jennifer Holliday is telling President-elect Donald Trump she’s not going — to his inauguration. A publicist for the the “Dreamgirls” diva said in a statement Saturday that Holliday, who was slated to sing at an inaugural event on Thursday, changed her tune after the inauguration committee pre-emptively announced her appearance before she decided to perform. The statement also cited outcry from fans and people in the LGBT community who expressed disappointment at her participation. “It was […]

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    Rand Paul discusses Obamacare replacement plans

    (CNN) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Sunday unveiled the broad strokes of his Obamacare replacement package, a measure he again said Republicans must pass “on the same day as we do repeal.” “We’ve had six years to complain and we have complained — I’ve been one of those complaining about Obamacare,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” “The replacement bill that we put together, our goal is to insure the most amount of people, give […]

  • LITHONIA, GA - SEPTEMBER 26:  Bishop Eddie Long prepares to speak at a news conference where he addressed sex scandal allegations at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church September 26, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. Bishop Eddie Long, the pastor of a Georgia megachurch was accused of sexual coersion by three men whom were members of the New Birth Missionary Church. Long has said that he denies all the allegations and that all people must face painful and distasteful situations.  (Photo by John Amis-Pool/Getty Images)

    Bishop Eddie Long dead at 63

    (CNN) — Bishop Eddie Long — the Georgia-based head of one of the nation’s largest megachurches — has died, according to the church Long presided over. He was 63. Long died after a battle with an aggressive form of cancer, according to a statement by the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church first obtained by CNN affiliate WGCL. “Although his transition leaves a void for those of us who loved him dearly, we can celebrate and be happy for him, knowing […]

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    Israel-Palestine peace conference begins in Paris

    PARIS (CNN) — An international peace conference aimed at bringing a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict opened in Paris Sunday. While it is being attended by some 70 countries, neither Israeli nor Palestinian officials were present, while the incoming administration of the White House was also absent. The conference, which was welcomed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during his visit to meet Pope Francis at the Holy See on Saturday, was dismissed as “rigged” by Israeli PrIme Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. […]

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    3 Officers involved in shooting death of Tamir Rice face administrative charges

    (CNN) — Three Cleveland police officers involved in the 2014 shooting death of Tamir Rice face administrative charges after a yearlong internal investigation, city officials said.. The charges filed Friday against Officers Timothy Loehmann, Frank Garmback and William Cunningham include a use of force violation as well as administrative violations such as untruthful reports or employment histories. Loehmann is accused of lying on his Cleveland police application and Garmback faces possible sanction for the way he drove the car up […]