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  • Donald Trump visits Mobile, AL for campaign stop on August 20 (Image: Pete Dobbs/Huntsville)

    30,000 people gather for Donald Trump rally in Mobile

    MOBILE, Ala. (CNN) — Donald Trump brought 30,000 supporters to a Friday night pep rally in a football stadium, the latest sign that the Republican front-runner has broad, nationwide strength. Over an hour of often rambling remarks, the New York businessman reveled in the crowd size while he offered them his usual menu of patriotic pledges and carefree criticism of the media, his opponents and political correctness that he said his crowd similarly despised. “We’ve gotten an amazing reception,” Trump […]

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    Official: 2 US Marines stop potential terrorist attack on train in France

    (CNN) — A massacre on a high-speed train in France was prevented Friday when two U.S. Marines in civilian clothing surprised a man who was loading his automatic Kalashnikov rifle, a senior European counterterrorism official told CNN. The gunman fired on the Marines with a handgun, the official said, wounding at least one of them. Authorities said three people were injured aboard the Thalys train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. The Marines overpowered the suspect, who was placed under arrest […]

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    Three big factors drive Wall Street to biggest loss of the year, worst week for Dow since 2011

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — America’s stock markets plunged dramatically Friday, marking their biggest loss of the year. The Dow plummeted 531 points, concluding its worst week since 2011. Around the world, major indexes also fell for the week and most are negative for the month. Three big factors are driving this week’s worries: 1. Concerns are growing that China’s economy is slowing down faster than its government has said. 2. Investors had been preparing for the U.S. Federal Reserve to […]

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    Same-sex couples nationwide can now apply to collect spousal Social Security benefits

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – Same-sex couples across the U.S. will now be able to collect spousal Social Security benefits, a Department of Justice official said Thursday. While many couples may have thought that June’s landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide would have also applied to Social Security benefits, that was unclear … until now. “With this good news, we are hopeful that widows, widowers and retirees, wherever they lived, who need Social Security spousal benefits earned through years […]

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    Google could ‘rig the 2016 election,’ researcher says

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — By manipulating its search results, Google could decide the next election. The world’s most-used search engine is so powerful and national elections are so tight, that even a tiny tweak in Google’s secret algorithm could swing the 2016 presidential election, according to Robert Epstein, senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology. In an op-ed on Politico.com, Epstein said that he and a team of researchers studied behavior in undecided voters who […]

  • Disney is making another movie with a notable female protagonist. "Moana," coming in late 2016, is about a Polynesian girl from Oceania who goes in search of adventure. (Photo Credit: CNN)

    A new Disney princess is in the works: Meet Moana!

    Watch out, Elsa and Anna! The next Disney princess to travel on a voyage of self-discovery will be arriving next year, and the head honchos at Disney hope their Polynesian princess is as popular as the Snow Queen-inspired duo. Moana’s movie isn’t scheduled to debut until late 2016, but Disney recently shared details at its industry expo in Anaheim. Here’s what we know about her. 1. She’s Polynesian! Though she’s not the first Disney princess to break out of the […]

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    Petition seeks to make former ‘Daily Show’ host Jon Stewart a presidential debate moderator

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Jon Stewart has traded jabs with some of the biggest names in U.S. politics during his 16-year year tenure as host of “The Daily Show.” Now, thousands want him to moderate a presidential debate. Over 100,000 people have signed a Change.org petition that wants the satirical host to moderate a 2016 presidential debate. Click here to sign the petition One of those signers is Martin O’Malley, the former Maryland governor who is seeking the Democratic presidential […]

  • Army Soldiers participate in the Darby Queen obstacle course as part of their training at the Ranger Course on Ft. Benning Ga., June 28, 2015

    Happening Today: Two women will graduate from Army Ranger course

    (CNN) — Two women are about to make history by becoming the first female soldiers to graduate from the Army’s exhausting Ranger School. They’re among the 96 students who will graduate from the intensive training program Friday in Fort Benning, Georgia. This was the first year the Army opened the course to women on a trial basis. “This course has proven that every Soldier, regardless of gender, can achieve his or her full potential,” Secretary of the Army John M. […]

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    Josh Duggar after Ashley Madison hack: ‘I have been the biggest hypocrite ever’

      Reality TV star Josh Duggar is apologizing after being outed as one of the 32 million people who used the cheating website Ashley Madison. Hackers stole customers’ information from the website and released it to the public this week, exposing something Duggar tried to keep secret. “I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction […]

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    Kelly Clarkson breaks down on stage, makes surprise announcement

    LOS ANGELES, California — “Miss Independent” will soon have two dependents. Singer Kelly Clarkson announced during a show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles that she’s “totally pregnant.” This will be baby number two for Clarkson and husband, Brandon Blackstock. The surprise announcement came Wednesday night after Clarkson broke down while singing “Piece by Piece” — a song about her relationship with her dad. “I wasn’t planning on announcing… Totally pregnant,” she gushed. “That was not planned,” she later […]

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    Former President Jimmy Carter discusses cancer diagnosis, says his future “is in the hands of God”

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Sitting by himself in his namesake center, former President Jimmy Carter described Thursday in personal and human detail his recent cancer diagnosis, saying his future “is in the hands of the God who I worship,” and saying doctors found spots of melanoma on his brain. “It is in the hands of the God who I worship,” Carter said at a press conference, adding he feels “good,” and that he’s following the recommendations of his doctors. Carter, speaking […]

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    St. Louis police use tear gas on demonstrators protesting fatal shooting

    (CNN) — St. Louis police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators and made nine arrests Wednesday night as protests continued over an officer-involved fatal shooting earlier in the day. Police Chief Sam Dotson said protesters threw bricks and bottles at officers, and when they disregarded repeated calls to disperse, officers first used inert gas, and then tear gas. He also said a car was set on fire and some businesses burglarized. Police will maintain an increased presence at the intersection […]

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