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  • Boy stumbles upon an ancient arrowhead on a New Jersey beach

    Virginia boy makes 10,000-year-old discovery at the beach

    BEACH HAVEN, New Jersey — Ten-year-old Noah Cordle kicked off his summer vacation by dipping his toes into the Atlantic Ocean, only to make an ancient discovery when a sharp object hit his foot. “It felt like a crab, so I jumped backward,” Cordle, who was vacationing with his family in Beach Haven, said. But it wasn’t a crab, or a mussel shell as he deduced it might be next, after seeing its black color. It was an arrowhead — […]

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    Boy gets run over by car, gets up and walks away

    HONG KONG — A 6-year-old boy not only survived being run over by a car, he walked away from the incident with only a few scratches, China’s state run TV reported. According to CNN, the driver lives in the same community and didn’t even realize what happened. Authorities used surveillance tape to track him down. Video also showed the accident as it happened. The boy was small enough, the SUV rode high enough, and the wheels were spaced far enough […]

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    UPDATE: Authorities at Virginia’s Fort Lee give ‘all-clear’ after lockdown earlier Monday

    (CNN) — Authorities declared all-clear Monday at Fort Lee in Virginia after a lockdown because of a reported active shooter, the Army installation said. “An all clear has been issued by the Fort Lee installation operations center at 9:50 a.m.,” said a posting on the installation’s Facebook page. “The law enforcement event is over.” Earlier, the Army post’s website reported an “active shooter incident” at Building 5020 of the Combined Arms Support Command headquarters. No immediate details were available on […]

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    Funeral today for Michael Brown; father calls for calm

    FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) — Mourners began lining up at a St. Louis church hours before Monday’s funeral of slain teenager Michael Brown. His father called for a day of calm. “Please, please take a day of silence so I can, so we can, lay our son to rest. Please. It’s all I ask,” Michael Brown Sr. said at a rally in St. Louis on Sunday. His son, 18, died on August 9 after being shot by Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer […]

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    ‘Secret’ app didn’t actually keep you anonymous

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Secret is supposed to be the anonymous social network. But as of last week, Secret allowed your friends to trace posts back to you. Hackers at Rhino Security Labs figured out a way to dupe Secret’s system. To join Secret’s community, the app imports your contacts. It then labels which posts are from your friends. To prevent you from tracking a particular person, Secret requires that seven of your contacts post to the network before it […]

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    Garbage for lunch, no really: Cafeteria apparently serves student pizza from the trash can

    Pleasant Grove, UT — A mother in Pleasant Grove is furious with staff at the city’s junior high school after she said they fed her daughter lunch out of a trash can. Sierra Prince is a special needs student in the 8th grade at Pleasant Grove Junior High School. While Wednesday was only her second day at school, she already isn’t looking forward to her third day. “I don’t even know if I want to go to school tomorrow at […]

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    Historic area now in ruins following California quake

    (CNN) — In the heart of northern California’s wine country, piles of stemware lay shattered on the ground. Building facades in historic downtown Napa crumbled into the streets. And residents who enjoyed decades of calm were harshly reminded that intense quakes can strike anytime. “I was in shock to see people’s homes and offices on the floor,” Napa resident Elise Martinez said. “This is life-changing.” But even as the Bay Area tries to clean up from its strongest earthquake in […]

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    Meet college football’s high-tech new shrine

    Atlanta, Geo.  (CNN) – This is not your grandfather’s — or even your father’s — ol’ football museum. The new College Football Hall of Fame, opening here Saturday, is a gleaming, high-tech shrine to the pageantry of America’s most popular campus sport. Gone, mostly, are the plaques and musty displays of faded uniforms and leather helmets. In their place are vast multimedia touchscreens, movies in 4K ultra-HD, fight-song karaoke and a booth that puts fans into a simulated broadcast of […]

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    California governor declares state of emergency

    (CNN) — A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Eighty-seven patients have been treated or are being treated at Queen of the Valley Hospital following the early morning earthquake, according to the city of Napa. Three people were critically injured. One “young child” is in critical condition, Napa Division Fire Chief John Callanan said at a news conference. She was hurt when a fireplace collapsed and was flown out of Napa for treatment elsewhere. […]

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    Earthquake hits northern California

    (CNN) — A preliminary 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit the northern San Francisco Bay area early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake struck six miles southwest of Napa and nine miles from Sonoma, according to the USGS. There were no immediate reports of injuries Napa County Fire Capt. Jim Christenson said his units were driving around looking for damage. “So far at the fire house we lost a fish tank and some glassware,” he said. A dispatcher for the Napa […]

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    U.N. condemns beheading of American journalist

    (CNN) — “I don’t want Jim to have died in vain.” That was the core of the message Friday from Michael Foley, the brother of the American journalist James Foley, beheaded this month by his ISIS captors. Michael Foley told CNN’s Anderson Cooper he hopes Western nations get on the same page when it comes to dealing with kidnappers from militant groups like ISIS — saying that having some European nations pay ransoms while the United States doesn’t sends an […]

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    United Nations calls for action to help a Turkmen Shiite town

    Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) — As violence continues to wrack Iraq, the United Nations warned Saturday of another ethnic slaughter in the making by Sunni extremists from ISIS. ISIS fighters have besieged the ethnic Turkmen Shiite town of Amerli in the north for two months and residents are running out of food and water. “The situation of the people in Amerli is desperate and demands immediate action to prevent the possible massacre of its citizens,” said Nickolay Mladenov, the U.N. secretary […]

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