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    ‘It Was a Nightmare:’ Families, Lawsuits Raise Questions About Popular Birth Control

    Erika Langhart had a zest for life. By the time she finished college she had already visited 37 countries. After graduating from college she was working in Washington and thinking about going to law school. Her life was full of promise, but all that ended suddenly when she was just 24 years old. In Phoenix, Karen Langhart was looking forward to her daughter coming home for Thanksgiving when she received a call from Erika’s cell phone. In an interview with […]

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    Shortest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century Coming Saturday

    (CNN) — Sky watchers in Western North America are in for a treat: a nearly five-minute total lunar eclipse just before sunrise on Saturday. Here’s how it will unfold: Starting at 6:16 a.m. Eastern Time, the moon will begin moving into Earth’s shadow. For the next hour and 45 minutes, that shadow will move across the moon and engulf it at 7:58 a.m. Eastern Time. NASA will stream the eclipse live on its UStream channel. The total eclipse will only […]

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    Family’s ‘Ghost Dad’ Photo Goes Viral

    (CNN) — Call it a little piece of heaven for a family torn apart by tragedy. Back in July, Sierra Sharry and Lane Smith were just about to become parents. Sharry was eight months pregnant. But then Smith fell and hit his head. He was taken to the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Smith never recovered. “July 13th 2014 was the absolute worst day of my life,” Sharry posted on Facebook. “I lost my best friend. The father of […]

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    TV Evangelist Rev. Robert Schuller Dies

    (CNN) — The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, California televangelist and founder of the television ministry the “Hour of Power,” died Thursday, according to his family. He was 88 years old. Schuller, also the founder of Crystal Cathedral mega-church, had been diagnosed with esophageal cancer in August 2013, a release from “Hour of Power” said. “My father-in-law passed away peacefully early this morning. He was a great Dad and a great man of God,” said Schuller’s daughter-in-law, Donna Schuller, in a […]

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    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Pledges to ‘Fix’ State’s Controversial Religious Freedom Law

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence pledged Tuesday to “fix” Indiana’s controversial “religious freedom” law to clarify that it does not condone discrimination against gays and lesbians. After waffling in recent days on whether or not he would support a legislative fix, Pence told Fox News on Tuesday morning that “we’ll fix this and we’ll move forward.” “There was never any intention in this law to create a license to discriminate and we’ll clarify that in the days ahead,” Pence […]

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    Dog walks again … on artificial limbs

    (CNN) — Here’s a dog tale about a pooch with a literal “spring” in his steps. Brutus, a 2-year old Rottweiler, is walking again thanks to modern technology and months of training. He’s said to be only the second dog ever known to have four prosthetic limbs. “You can’t explain to an animal why you are putting these contraptions on their feet. You can’t explain to them, that it’s to help them,” foster mom Laura Aquilina told CNN affiliate KDVR. […]

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    No Murder Charge in Case of Baby Cut From Womb, Lawmaker Calls Death ‘Act of God’

    A former nurse’s aide will not face murder charges for allegedly cutting and removing an unborn baby from the mother’s womb, Boulder County, Colorado, prosecutor Stanley Garnett said Thursday. The mother, Michelle Wilkins, answered a Craigslist ad for baby clothes on March 18. When she arrived at the purported seller’s home in Longmont, she was attacked, beaten, cut open and her fetus was removed. The baby did not survive. Wilkins was treated at a hospital and later released. The alleged […]

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    Prosecutors: Germanwings Co-Pilot Had ‘Existing Illness,’ Medical Leave Note for Day of Crash

    DUSSELDORF, Germany — Documents found in the apartment of Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz “indicate an existing illness as well as adequate medical treatment thereof,” the Dusseldorf public prosecutor’s office said Friday. The fact Lubitz appears to have ripped up recent medical leave notes “leads to the preliminary conclusion that the deceased kept his illness secret from his employer and his professional environment.” Authorities found medical notes for Lubitz in a waste bin in his apartment in Dusseldorf, Germany, […]

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    Explosion Rocks New York’s East Village, Several Injuries Reported

    NEW YORK (CNN) — An explosion rocked a heavily traveled section of Manhattan’s East Village on Thursday, injuring at least a dozen people and leveling parts of a building, authorities said. At least four of the injured in the seven-alarm fire were in critical condition, a fire department spokesman said. Some people may be trapped in the blaze, a law enforcement source said. Several law enforcement sources told CNN that there is no indication that this was related to terrorism […]

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    7 Big Changes Coming to Facebook

    NEW YORK — Get ready for more big changes to Facebook. The social media company announced several new products and features that will launch on its platform soon — all are designed to make it easier for you to communicate with people and businesses. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives debuted the slew of platform enhancements during F8, the company’s developer conference, on Wednesday. Here’s what’s coming: 1. Spherical videos on your News Feed and Oculus VR headset (if […]

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    There Was a ‘Deliberate Attempt to Destroy’ Germanwings Flight, Co-Pilot ‘Accelerated’ Descent

    Audio from the mangled voice recorder of Germanwings Flight 9525 reveals the captain was locked out of the cockpit while the co-pilot appeared to make a deliberate attempt to destroy the plane, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said Thursday. The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight “accelerated the descent” of the plane when he was alone in the cockpit, Robin said. That can only be done deliberately, he said. Robin said the co-pilot was a German national and not on any […]

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    Report: Germanwings Pilot Locked out of Cockpit Before Crash

    One of the pilots on board Germanwings Flight 9525 was locked out of the cockpit when the plane crashed Tuesday, a senior military official told The New York Times, citing evidence from the cockpit voice recorder. Latest developments: • 7:51 p.m. ET: One of the pilots on board Germanwings Flight 9525 was locked out of the cockpit when the plane crashed Tuesday, a senior military official told The New York Times, citing evidence from the cockpit voice recorder. • Helicopters […]

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