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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. […]

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    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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    Watch Live: Partial Solar Eclipse

    (CNN) — The cosmos will cast an afternoon delight over the country on Thursday with a partial solar eclipse. The moon will clip the sun, making it look like a fingernail as it sets in the west for most of the country and Canada. The show will reach its height between 5:45 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET, NASA says, meaning the Eastern half of the country should get a view before the backdrop of golden twilight hues. People living in the […]

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    Frein Letter Details Shooting

    (CNN) — A handwritten letter thought to have been written by the suspect in the September 12 ambush of two Pennsylvania State Police troopers details how he shot the officers and then escaped, two senior law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Monday. The letter, which authorities found during the manhunt for Eric Matthew Frein, does not offer a motive for the shooting, according to the sources. Authorities aren’t sure if the letter was left on […]

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    Toothpaste Ingredient Causes Concern

    PHOENIX, Ariz. — A dental hygienist in Phoenix noticed something strange in the mouths of her patients — and spoke up about it. Now a toothpaste manufacturer is taking action, according to KNXV. Trish Walraven has seen lots of things as a dental hygienist, but until a few years ago, she had never seen anything like this. “We thought it was a cleaning product or something that people were chewing,” Walraven said. They were little blue dots trapped in the tiny […]

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