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    Will Jerry Sandusky face new charges?

    (CNN) — A man who says he was molested by Jerry Sandusky has filed a private criminal complaint in Pennsylvania, trying to force prosecutors to reopen their investigation into the former coach and take him, once again, to trial. The man, who we’re calling Victim X, told his story to CNN. “A big part of the healing process is to face your accuser,” he said. Victim X said Sandusky molested him in 1988 when he was a junior in high […]

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    Boy Missing Four Years Found Alive Behind Fake Wall

    (CNN) — A 13-year-old boy who was reported missing about four years was reunited with his mother Saturday after being found behind a false wall in an Atlanta-area home, police and CNN affiliate WXIA reported. Clayton County police arrested the boy’s father, Gregory Jean, 37, and stepmother, Samantha Joy Davis, 42, and charged them with false imprisonment, cruelty to children and obstruction, WXIA reported. Three other people also were charged in connection with the incident, WXIA said. The boy was […]

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    Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Resigns

    (CNN) — Now that a Missouri grand jury has decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, what will happen to the man who killed an unarmed teen in the line of duty? Technically, the 28-year-old officer could have returned to his job at the Ferguson Police Department. But many believe he will never work as a cop again. On Saturday, Wilson resigned from the force, his attorney confirmed to CNN. The eight-year police veteran wrote in his resignation letter he […]

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    Violence Erupts in Ferguson, Protests Spread Across Nation

    (CNN) — Screams of outrage. Crowds marching down streets, blocking intersections. Fists raised in silence. As the Ferguson grand jury’s decision was announced Monday night, protesters around the country — who had begun to gather hours earlier — responded in solidarity. In New York, a roving crowd wound its way through the city, surging to more than 1,000 in Times Square before heading toward the Upper West Side, CNN’s Miguel Marquez tweeted. Earlier in the evening, about 200 people flocked […]

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    Ferguson Grand Jury: No Indictment in Michael Brown Shooting Case

    FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) — A Missouri grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said Monday night. After an “exhaustive review,” the jurors deliberated for two days, he said. The grand jurors are “the only ones who have heard all the evidence,” McCulloch said. Brown’s father is “devastated” that Wilson will not face charges, a spokeswoman for Michael Brown Sr. […]

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    12-Year-Old Boy with Air Gun Dies in Ohio Police Shooting

    (CNN) — A Cleveland police officer responding to a call about a person with a gun fatally wounded a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be an air gun that looked very much like a real firearm, police said early Sunday. The shooting Saturday afternoon came as the nation nervously awaited a grand jury decision on whether to charge the police officer who killed African-American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August. The attorney for the family of […]

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    Twins Separated at Birth, Reunited by Facebook

    (CNN) — Anais Bordier and Samantha Futerman have the same laugh and the same freckled cheeks. They wear their hair the same way and have since they were babies. They share a hatred of cooked carrots, a love of the same color nail polish and the need to sleep 10 hours a day. The pair tease, poke and prod each other like they’ve grown up together, but they didn’t. Neither woman knew she had an identical twin sister until less […]

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    Five Ways To Honor Veterans Beyond Veterans Day

    (CNN) — Tuesday is Veterans Day, and there will be speeches and parades. “Thank you for your service,” the phrase that’s come to define how America expresses gratitude for its men and women in uniform, will be said, a lot. But what does a holiday — a single day — really mean to the 19.6 million veterans it’s meant to honor? CNN asked a few of them. Their answer: Go beyond the holiday. They encouraged a constant, creative and sensitive […]

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    Are These the Worst Political Ads Ever?

    (CNN) — In Cedar Rapids Iowa, independent U.S. Senate candidate Rick Stewart made a bold proposal. He wants to end negative television advertising in the state. Stewart is not the first to call for this. Almost every election cycle we hear proposals to bring an end to the nasty ads. There is always speculation that we have reached some kind of tipping point. But in the end the proposals never go far. The truth is that people hate negative ads, […]

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    Brittany Maynard On Decision to Die, Not Time Yet

    (CNN) — Brittany Maynard says she hasn’t decided yet when she’ll end her life, but it’s a decision she’s still determined to make. “I still feel good enough and I still have enough joy and I still laugh and smile with my family and friends enough that it doesn’t seem like the right time right now,” Maynard says in a video released to CNN on Wednesday. “But it will come, because I feel myself getting sicker. It’s happening each week.” […]

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    WATCH: Antares Rocket Explodes Shortly After Launch

    (CNN) — An unmanned NASA rocket exploded early Tuesday evening along the eastern Virginia coast, causing a huge fireball but no apparent deaths. According to NASA, the Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft were set to launch at 6:22 p.m. ET from the Wallops Flight Facility along the Atlantic Ocean. It was set to carry some 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station. “There was failure on launch,” NASA spokesman Jay Bolden said. […]

  • Courtesy Brittany Maynard: Brittany Maynard and her great dane Charlie late 2013

    Terminally Ill Brittany Maynard Checks Last Item Off Her Bucket List

    Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill woman who plans to take her own life November 1, has checked the last item off her bucket list. She visited the Grand Canyon last week. “The Canyon was breathtakingly beautiful,” she wrote on her website, “and I was able to enjoy my time with the two things I love most: my family and nature.” Photos showed her and her husband standing on the edge of the canyon, hugging and kissing. But her cancer reasserted […]

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