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    Shooting death of Cleveland boy who held air gun ruled homicide

    (CNN) — The death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy who was shot last month by a Cleveland police officer who authorities say mistook the child’s air gun for a real firearm, has been ruled a homicide, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office said Friday. The November 22 shooting outside a Cleveland recreation center is under investigation, and Tamir’s family has filed a lawsuit against two officers and the city over his death. The homicide finding indicates that Tamir was […]

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    Time capsule placed by Paul Revere & Samuel Adams unearthed in Boston

    By Todd Leopold and Kevin Conlon (CNN) — A time capsule buried by patriots Samuel Adams and Paul Revere more than two centuries ago was unearthed Thursday in Boston. The box-shaped capsule was placed by the Revolutionary-era duo in a cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House in 1795, the year construction began on the building, CNN affiliate WBZ reported. When current-day workers repairing a water leak found the hidden antique, they called in a local expert from the Museum of […]

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    UPDATE: House approves spending bill, Senate agrees to 2 day funding extension

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Congress narrowly averted a government shutdown that was slated to take effect at midnight. The House approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill that keeps the government open through September. The Senate then agreed to a two day extension of current funding levels to give itself time to approve the House bill. The vote was 219-206. President Barack Obama is expected to sign it into law if it passes the Senate. The bill would keep most of the […]

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    Crew unearths Boston time capsule from Paul Revere era

    (CNN) — A crew is at work in Boston unearthing a time capsule believed buried by patriots Samuel Adams and Paul Revere. The 18th-century capsule was left in a cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House, CNN affiliate WBZ reports. The capsule is believed to date from 1795, when construction started on the building. The cornerstone has been removed because of repair work to the historic building, and a worker from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston was chipping away […]

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    Walmart cuts iPhone price by $50

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Walmart is slashing prices on the latest iPhones. The iPhone 6 Plus is now on sale for $229 and the iPhone 6 sells for $129, Walmart said. Both prices are for the 16GB model and a $50 discount from the standard price. One iPhone model, the 16GB 5s is $49. Customers must buy the phones from Walmart along with service from AT&T, Verizon Wireless or Sprint. It will also cut the price of the Samsung Galaxy […]

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    Iowa replaces drivers license with app

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Iowa is taking plastic drivers licenses into the digital age. Next year, the Iowa Department of Transportation will experiment with issuing drivers licenses via an app. The digital license will display a 3-D photo of the driver’s face, which can be rotated side to side so law enforcement can better match the licensee to the picture. “Really, it’s about giving customers a choice,” said Andrea Henry, spokeswoman for the Iowa Department of Transportation. “We’re in an […]

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    Phone records ‘key’ to finding who burned teen alive

    BATESVILLE, Mississippi (CNN) — After obtaining warrants and cracking a password, police were able to access Jessica Chambers’ phone records and are following up on leads, a prosecutor said Thursday. Police are searching her data and text records after obtaining warrants Wednesday that compelled Google and her cell phone provider to give police access to her phone’s content, said John Champion, district attorney for Mississippi’s 17th Circuit. The prosecutor on Thursday also updated information he had given CNN the previous […]

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    CIA Director John Brennan defends interrogation tactics

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday defended harsh interrogation techniques as providing “useful” information to authorities, including in the raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden. But he said it is “unknowable” what information could specifically be attributed to those techniques. “It is our considered view that the detainees who were subjected to enhanced interrogation techniques provided information that was useful and was used in the ultimate operation to go against Bin Laden,” Brennan […]

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    Congress approaching government funding deadline

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Congress is again up against the wire on a bill to avoid a government shutdown. But last-minute brinkmanship, which has become the norm on Capitol Hill, could be in the rear view mirror by Thursday afternoon if House Republicans can find enough Democrats to help them approve a mammoth spending bill. Internal battles among Republicans on spending bills are nothing new. House Speaker John Boehner routinely needs Democrats to help him pass funding bills. But this time […]

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    Golden Globe Nominations Announced

    // (CNN) — “Birdman” flew high at the nominations for the 72nd Golden Globes. The film, starring Michael Keaton as a former superhero-playing actor trying to recharge his career with a Broadway play, was nominated for seven Golden Globes on Thursday morning, leading all films. “Birdman” was nominated for best comedy or musical, best actor in a comedy or musical (Keaton), best supporting actor (Edward Norton), best supporting actress (Emma Stone), best director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu), screenplay and score. Two […]

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    Date for David Letterman’s last show announced

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Mark the date, David Letterman fans: May 20 will be his final edition of “The Late Show.” CBS announced the finale date on Wednesday, a full five months before it will take place. Letterman announced his retirement plans back in April, but did not specify a date. “It’s going to be tough to say goodbye, but I know we will all cherish the shows leading up to Dave’s final broadcast in May,” CBS CEO Les Moonves […]

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    NFL toughens policy addressing assault and domestic violence

    (CNN) — NFL teams have unanimously endorsed a new personal conduct policy for all NFL employees after discussions that included experts on domestic violence and sexual assault, the league announced Wednesday. The new measures include a more extensive list of prohibited conduct, independent investigative procedures, and specific criteria on paid leave for an individual charged with a violent crime. It also includes a six-game suspension for crimes involving violent conduct, including domestic violence and sexual assault, which Commissioner Roger Goodell […]


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