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    Shooting Near White House Prompts Lockdown

    WASHINGTON — Secret Service officers on Friday shot a man near a security checkpoint close to the White House after he apparently brandished a weapon, a law enforcement source said. The suspect was shot in the abdomen and taken into custody, according to two sources familiar with the incident. Witness told investigators they saw the suspect approaching officers with a gun in his hand, a law enforcement official told CNN. The suspect apparently refused to drop the gun and was […]

  • Donald Trump on Friday told the National Rifle Association that Hillary Clinton would take away the right to bear arms, moments after the gun group endorsed the presumptive GOP nominee at its annual meeting here.

    Trump Thanks NRA for Endorsement, Vows to ‘Cherish’ 2nd Amendment

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Donald Trump on Friday told the National Rifle Association that Hillary Clinton would take away the right to bear arms, moments after the gun group endorsed the presumptive GOP nominee at its annual meeting here. Calling the endorsement a “fantastic honor,” Trump dove right into attacking Clinton, saying the Democratic presidential front-runner “wants to abolish the Second Amendment.” “We’re not going to let that happen,” Trump said. “We’re going to preserve it, we’re going to cherish it.” […]

  • John Berry, the founding member of the Beastie Boys and the person who came up with the groundbreaking hip hop group's name, has died. He was 52. Pictured here are the Beastie Boys' Polly Wog Stew EP from 1982, with John Berry, second right, in the lineup.

    Beastie Boys Founding Member John Berry Dies at 52

    John Berry, the founding member of the Beastie Boys and the person who came up with the groundbreaking hip hop group’s name, has died. He was 52. Berry died Thursday morning at a hospice in Danvers, Massachusetts. He suffered from frontotemporal dementia and his health had been failing for several years, his father, John Berry III, said. Frontotemporal dementia shrinks brain tissues and leads to changes in personality and behavior, and difficulties with language. “It’s nice to see the outpouring […]

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    EgyptAir Flight 804: Seats, Suitcases and Remains Found

    Update There were smoke alerts aboard EgyptAir Flight 804 in the minutes before it crashed in the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday, flight data filed through the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) show. CNN obtained the data through a screen grab from an Egyptian source. The time stamps match the approximate time the aircraft went missing. ACARS is a data link for sending messages between planes and ground facilities. Original Story Some seats and aircraft parts. Personal belongings, including […]

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    State Trooper Pulls Trapped Infant From Car After Fiery Crash

    Granville, Ohio – An Ohio state trooper is being called a hero after pulling a trapped 4-month-old boy from a car after a fiery crash that was caught on his dash cam. The video shows Trooper Sean Eitel following a motorist who was driving erratically on a road in Granville Tuesday night. The car is seen swerving all over the road and hitting two utility poles before it overturns and bursts into flames. As rescuers pulled the driver out of the car […]

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    ‘World’s Most Instagrammed Coffee’ Is Served in an Ice Cream Cone

    Is this the world’s most Instagrammed coffee? That’s the claim made by Dayne Levinrad, the barista behind the Coffee In a Cone craze sweeping South Africa. Since launching in January, nearly 1 million images with the #coffeeinacone hashtag have been liked on the picture-sharing social media site. But while the idea is simple — serve coffee in an ice cream cone lined with chocolate — Levinrad says the science behind his creation is not. The holy trinity? When Johannesburg-born Levinrad […]

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    Study: Mom’s Voice Works Like a Charm on Your Brain

    Less than one second. That’s how long it takes children to recognize their mother’s voice. And that voice lights a child’s brain up like a Christmas tree. A new study from Stanford University School of Medicine studied how children reacted to mom’s voice compared to a woman they didn’t know. Kids were not only more engaged by mom’s voice than a stranger’s, scientists found, but this response was noted beyond just auditory areas of the brain. Parts of the brain […]

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    Morley Safer, ’60 Minutes’ Legend, Dies at 84

    NEW YORK — Morley Safer, an intrepid storyteller and interviewer whose name became synonymous with the newsmagazine “60 Minutes,” has died. He was 84. Safer was the longest-serving correspondent in “60 Minutes” history. He joined the CBS program in 1970, just two years after it launched, and worked there ever since, contributing 919 reports over the years. He filed his last report in March. CBS announced Safer’s retirement last week and televised a special hour-long retrospective about his career on […]

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    Vaping Explosion Knocks Out Man’s Teeth, Rips Hole in Tongue

    Albany, N.Y. – Kenneth Barbero of Albany, NY was enjoying a nice millennial vaping session when the hand-held device he was using blew up in his face; knocking out teeth, ripping a hole in his tongue and leaving his hands covered in burns. “[It was] like an M80 bomb went off in my mouth,” Barbero told CNN affiliate WTEN through understandably muffled speech. Barbero’s mother told WTEN she thinks the vaporizer’s battery exploded. “The battery had exploded inside and everything […]

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    18 Years After Saving Her Life, Retired Detective Celebrates Student’s Graduation

    Hartford, Conn. – A retired Hartford, Connecticut, police officer who carried a young girl to safety nearly 20 years ago saw her again this week for a milestone: Her college graduation. In a powerful newspaper photo taken in June 1998, a young girl is being carried out of a building fire by Peter Getz. Josibelk “Josi” Aponte is covered with ash. Then/Now. #HPDproud #HPDHELPS pic.twitter.com/CRTVgq8kY2 — D/C Foley (@LtFoley) May 18, 2016 Aponte was 5 when the apartment building she […]

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    SEC Claims Phil Mickelson Made $931,000 From Inside Stock Tip

    NEW YORK — Golfer Phil Mickelson was charged with profiting from insider trading by the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, but he faces only civil, not criminal, charges. Two other individuals allegedly involved in the insider trading case with Mickelson are Las Vegas investor and gambler Billy Walters and Thomas Davis, the former chairman of Dean Foods. Walters and Davis were named in federal criminal indictments unsealed Thursday. The charge against Mickelson involves a July 2012 conversation he had […]

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    EgyptAir flight disappears from radar

    CAIRO — Searchers scouring the heavily traveled waters of the Mediterranean Sea for EgyptAir Flight 804 and the 66 people on board have found the plane’s wreckage, airline Vice Chairman Ahmed Adel told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. He did not elaborate on the condition of the wreckage, which the airline said was found Thursday near the Greek island of Karpathos. But Adel said the operation was turning into a search and recovery mission — language that often denotes a lack of […]

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