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    Plaque referencing God removed from a school

    MIDLOTHIAN, Tex. (KDAF) — Mountain Peak Elementary School in Texas is in the spotlight for a dedication plaque on campus. It featured two crosses with the script, “Dedicated in the year of our Lord 1997 to the education of God’s children and their faithful teachers in the name of the Holy Christian Church. Soli Deo Gloria.” Someone contacted the Freedom from Religion Foundation. In a statement that, that organization says, “It should go without saying that a public elementary school […]

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    4 things you need to know for today

    (CNN) — An American dies in Syria fighting for ISIS. Israel and Hamas agree to an open-ended ceasefire. And Burger King moves its buns north. It’s Wednesday, and here are the “4 things you need to know for toay.” AMERICANS FIGHTING FOR ISIS Radicalized: American Douglas McAuthur McCain died over the weekend, fighting for the Islamist group ISIS in Syria. The news shocked many in the United States, but State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf says “Dozens of Americans, perhaps up […]

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    Child firing Uzi at Arizona shooting range accidentally kills instructor, police say

    (CNN) — A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities. The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital late Monday night after he was shot in the head. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said the girl was with her parents. The website of Bullets and Burgers, the shooting range where the accident happened, says children between the ages of […]

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    Construction mishap leads to squiggly dividers on Virginia highway

    CNN – VIRGINIA – Read between the lines – but be careful if those lines are on a Virginia highway. Temporary striping tape installed on Interstate 66 peeled off on Monday, creating spaghetti-shaped dividers that caused lengthy delays for those on their morning commute, according to WUSA. At some points trucks were bigger than the lanes themselves. The Virginia Department of Transportation said in a press release that it is fixing the lanes and apologized to drivers for the confusion. […]

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    Bill Gates and his wife give $1 million to gun control push

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have together donated $1 million to the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, a gun control advocacy group, according to its most recent financial report with Washington State. The contributions by the couple, who are now full-time philanthropists running the foundation bearing their names, are only the most recent big dollar donations from billionaires who made their fortunes from the software company. Previously, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen gave $500,000 […]

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    Instagram gets time-lapse videos moving with Hyperlapse app

    (CNN) — Time-lapse videos are usually a stationary affair, shot from a fixed location and angle over an extended period of time. But now, Instagram is letting iPhone users ditch the tripods and take time-lapse videos on the go with its new app, Hyperlapse. The key feature of the free app, released Tuesday, is a stabilization engine that takes advantage of the iPhone’s built-in gyroscope to keep images from shaking. Without the jiggling, Hyperlapse users are free to move around. […]

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    Why experts say you should sell your old iPhone now

    CNNMoney- Eagerly awaiting the new iPhone? Then sell your old one now! The trade-in value of an old iPhone declines sharply before the launch of each new one, and Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6 in just a couple of weeks – on Sept. 9. In the past, prices for old iPhone have dropped 20% a month before and after the company’s announcement, according to Gazelle, a company that will buy your old iPhone from you. The company […]

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    Amazon’s Twitch acquisition could be a game changer

    Watching other people play video games is so popular, Amazon is willing to pay big bucks for it. Amazon has agreed to acquire Twitch, a service that lets users watch and broadcast video game play. The deal is worth $970 million dollars. Twitch was founded in 2011 and has more than 55 million visitors per month. The CEO for Twitch says partnering with Amazon will allow the site to create tools and services at a much faster pace. Amazon said […]

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    ‘Dangerous cat’ terrorizes neighborhood attacking people, pets

    TEXAS  – Neighbors say a dangerous cat has become a nuisance in the neighborhood. For more than a year, the cat has been going after people and pets, even attacking a man. This is the aftermath of a cat attack. Near all the scratches are two little marks from the cat’s teeth. “The cat jumped off the fence and ran towards the dogs and myself,” said David, a resident of Houston Heights who did not want to give his last […]

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    Mom called 911 for baby locked in car, claims dispatcher hung up on her without sending help

    NEW TAMPA, Fla. – A 10-month-old Florida boy accidentally became trapped inside a hot car and his mother says she got a surprising response when she called 911 for help. “And that’s what was the scariest part, watching him change and get obviously, much, much hotter,” said Shana Dees. All Shana Dees needed was bleach and bottled water but this mom’s quick trip to the local CVS ended with her baby trapped in her car. Jack, who is 10-months-old, likes to […]

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    Holy Grail of comic books? Rare action comic book fetches record $3.2M

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – For comic book collectors, it’s the Holy Grail. A pristine copy of Action Comics #1 — which introduced Superman for the first time — sold on eBay for $3,207,852, a record. When it originally hit newsstands in 1938, the comic sold for 10 cents. While eBay did not disclose the winning bidder, Metropolis/ComicConnect, an online auctioneer, said that it is buying the comic. “The idea of passing it by was not going to happen,” said Stephen […]