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    Trump says the fall debate schedule is unacceptable

    NEW YORK — Donald Trump says the fall debate schedule is “unacceptable,” raising the specter that he may try to skip them. In a tweet on Friday night, Trump incorrectly said that Hillary Clinton and the Democrats are “trying to rig the debates.” In fact, the fall debate schedule was determined almost a year ago by the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates, a private group made up of both Republicans and Democrats. RNC chief strategist Sean Spicer invoked criticism of […]

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    ‘Game of Thrones’ to end after eighth season

    NEW YORK — Winter officially has an end date. The eighth season of “Game of Thrones” will be its last, HBO confirmed on Saturday. This leaves only two more seasons for the show. The end of the hit fantasy drama has been rumored for awhile. HBO’s new programming chief, Casey Bloys, announced the final season at the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles on Saturday. “Believe me, as the new guy, if I could get them do to more, […]

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    Little Girl Has Tea Party With Officer 1 Year After He Saved Her Life

    ROWLETT, Texas – This is the cutest thing you’ll see all day — maybe even all week. A fully uniformed police officer sitting in a tiny chair, at a tiny table, with a tiny girl — having a tea party. Corporal Patrick Ray, 30, saved 2-year-old Bexley’s life a year ago when she choked on a coin at her home in Rowlett, Texas. “Her lips were completely blue,” her mother, Tammy Norvell, 41, told CNN. She called 911, and Ray […]

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    Suspect in Student’s Killing Had Hidden Room in Barn, May Be Serial Abductor

    TOLEDO, Ohio — A suspect in the death of an Ohio college student had a hidden room on his property with restraints, a freezer containing blood and evidence of additional potential victims, search warrants show. That’s just the start of a long list of items that included masks and a secret room concealed by hay bales. Authorities charged James Worley, 57, this week with aggravated murder and abduction in the death of Sierah Joughin, 20. The University of Toledo student […]

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    ‘F’ is for ‘fired’: Actors who play Bob, Gordon and Luis let go from Sesame Street

    NEW YORK — A veteran star of “Sesame Street” is saying today’s story is brought to you by the letter “F” — for “fired.” Bob McGrath, who has played “Bob” on the long running series since 1969, recently told an audience at Florida Supercon that he “has been graciously let go” from the show, along with Roscoe Orman, who played Gordon, and Emilio Delgado, who played Luis. “I have completed my 45th season this year,” McGrath said. “And the show […]

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    John Hinckley, Man Who Shot President Reagan, To Be Released

    A federal judge on Wednesday granted John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, “full-time convalescent leave” from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. The order allows Hinckley, Jr. to live full-time in Williamsburg, Virginia, but still under certain restrictions. Hinckley and his lawyers appeared in federal court in April 2015 and argued that he had been successfully rehabilitated from his illness and that he deserved a release. But prosecutors worried that his family, struggling to pay the bills […]

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    All Remaing Charges Dropped against Police in Freddie Gray Case

    Prosecutors are dropping charges against the three remaining Baltimore police officers who were facing trial in connection with Freddie Gray’s death. Six officers were charged after the April 2015 death of Gray, a 25-year-old who sustained a neck injury while in police custody. Three of them had already been acquitted. A pretrial hearing for Officer Garrett Miller had been set for Wednesday. Trials for Officers Alicia White and William Porter had been scheduled for the fall. Baltimore Chief Deputy State’s […]

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    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Funds Breakthrough

    (CNN) — Throwback to 2014, the year of the Ellen DeGeneres Oscar selfie, Pharrell’s giant hat, and the Ice Bucket Challenge. These fads “broke the internet” (a phrase also coined in 2014) dominating social media feeds across the globe. But one of these viral pop culture moments is even more relevant today. The campaign that encouraged millions of people to dump buckets of ice-cold water over their heads raised enough money to help make an important research breakthrough, the ALS […]

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    Hillary Clinton makes history; first female presidential nominee of a major party

    PHILADELPHIA — Democrats made Hillary Clinton the first female presidential nominee of a major party in the nation’s history on Tuesday, shattering one of the last remaining glass ceilings in American politics. The former first lady, New York senator and secretary of state was formally installed as the party nominee to take on Donald Trump on an emotional night at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. Clinton will formally accept the nomination on Thursday night, before embarking on an intense fall […]

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    Deadly Heat Wave Scorches Central, Eastern U.S.

    NEW YORK — Six heat-related deaths have been reported as dangerously high temperatures continue to scorch portions of the Eastern U.S., where heat advisories remain in effect Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Cody Flom, 12, suffered a fatal heat stroke while hiking Friday at the Sonoran Mountain Preserve in Arizona, where temperatures soared to a sweltering 111 degrees, a Phoenix Fire Dept. spokesperson said. Heat indexes well over 100 degrees are expected across dozens of states in the […]

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    Hot-Car Deaths Spike as 21st Child Dies in Overheated Car This Year

    A toddler in east Dallas has become the 21st child to die in a hot car this year in the U.S., according to the national safety advocacy organization That figure is nearly twice as high as the number of children who died by this time last year, the organization reports. When CNN last published a story June 9 about hot car deaths, 11 children had died this year by that time. That means that 10 more kids have died […]

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    New CNN Poll Has Trump Ahead of Clinton

    The bounce is back. Donald Trump comes out of his convention ahead of Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, topping her 44% to 39% in a four-way matchup including Gary Johnson (9%) and Jill Stein (3%) and by three points in a two-way head-to-head, 48% to 45%. That latter finding represents a 6-point convention bounce for Trump, which are traditionally measured in two-way matchups. There hasn’t been a significant post-convention bounce in CNN’s polling since 2000. That […]


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