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  • Protestors in Baltimore

    5 questions about Freddie Gray’s death protesters want answered

    Protests are gaining steam in Baltimore after a man died from a devastating injury he allegedly suffered while in police custody. Demonstrators have vowed they’ll keep taking to the streets until they get justice. To start, protesters say they’re looking for answers about what happened to Freddie Gray, and why. But it seems like the questions in the controversial case just keep growing. Protesters rallied at Baltimore City Hall on Thursday, and another march is planned for Saturday. Here’s a […]

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    Almost 400 fish dead after chemical mix-up at Texas State Aquarium

    (CNN) — A poisonous chemical used in film processing is being blamed for killing almost 400 fish at the Texas State Aquarium. The chemical got into the Corpus Christi facility’s fish tanks last week by mistake during a parasite treatment. The aquarium director says containers were mislabeled. The aquarium thought it was using the drug trichlorfon, but instead an “isomer of hydroquinone resorcinol” was used, according to test results. The National Institutes of Health identifies hydroquinone as a common but […]

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    Judge approves NFL concussion lawsuit settlement

    A federal judge has given final approval to a class-action lawsuit settlement between the National Football League and thousands of former players, the league said. The agreement provides up to $5 million for serious medical conditions associated with repeated head trauma in retired players. More than 5,000 ex-NFL players were party to the lawsuit, which accused the NFL of hiding the dangers of concussions, but 200 other former players opted out of the settlement. The NFL said the players and […]

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    New meaning of ‘helicopter parenting': Dad uses drone to walk daughter to school

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —¬†As parents, you want to watch over your children but that isn’t always possible…until now. According to WVLT, a Tennessee father has come up with a way to watch his daughter walk to school and ensure she safely arrives. His tactic gives a whole new meaning to the term “helicopter parenting.” The father, Chris Early, is a techie; he owns a video production company. When his 8-year-old daughter Katie asked to walk to school alone, he turned to […]

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    Obama administration sends mixed message on Iranian ships

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Tuesday evening that the U.S. is sending “very direct messages” warning Iran against attempts to supply weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen. But the message to the American people has been a little more muddled. Throughout the day Tuesday, several administration spokesmen denied or downplayed any connection between U.S. warships deploying to Yemeni waters and an approaching convoy of Iranian cargo and naval ships. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf blasted “misreporting” in the news […]

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    Trek recalls 1 million bikes, rider paralyzed

    Trek Bicycles is recalling nearly 1 million bikes for a safety issue that resulted in one rider becoming paralyzed. The recall involves bikes with a “quick release” lever on the front wheel that can interfere with the disk brakes, causing the wheel to stop turning or separate from the bike frame, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recall covers 900,000 Trek bikes in the United States and 98,000 in Canada. Trek said it is aware of three incidents […]

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    UVA dean hires attorney and blasts Rolling Stone: ‘Too little, too late’

    A University of Virginia administrator has retained a prominent defamation attorney and written a letter to Rolling Stone lambasting the way she was depicted in the magazine’s retracted “Rape on Campus” story. “Using me as the personification of a heartless administration, the Rolling Stone article attacked my life’s work,” UVA associate dean of students Nicole Eramo wrote in a four-page open letter to Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner. The letter was provided to CNNMoney by her attorney. It did not […]

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    The death of Freddie Gray: Baltimore protests grow

    The emotions are raw and protests are growing in Baltimore, where a community wants answers in the death of Freddie Gray. As protesters chanted “No justice, no peace!” Tuesday evening, Gray’s distraught mother, Gloria Darden, collapsed in tears at the spot where her son was arrested this month. She was whisked away. Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died of a spinal injury Sunday, exactly one week after he was taken into custody. The demonstrations are gaining momentum. The crowd will […]

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    Police: Man fed up with computer takes it out back and shoots it 8 times

    Here’s something new to add to the lexicon of computer commands: CTRL + ALT + UNLOAD. Sick and tired of an uncooperative PC, Lucas Hinch of Colorado Springs took matters into his own hands. He took a gun too. Then, in a back alley, he fired eight shots into the machine — “effectively disabling it,” according to a Colorado Springs Police incident report. “(The) Investigation revealed a resident was fed up with fighting his computer for the last several months,” […]

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    Study finds no link between MMR vaccine and autism

    (CNN) — The vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella doesn’t bring an increased risk of autism, according to a new study of more than 95,000 children. The study, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is the latest piece of research to debunk the myth associating the MMR vaccine with autism. Using a claims database from a large commercial health plan, the researchers paid particular attention to children who had older siblings with autism, or ASD, which […]

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    Dozens hospitalized following botulism outbreak, linked to church potluck dinner

    LANCASTER, Ohio – One person is dead and at least 23 others are sick following a church potluck dinner. Five people are in critical condition after being diagnosed with botulism. The pastor at Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church says this weekend’s potluck dinner was just like the hundreds of other dinners they have had in the past. However, doctors half a mile away at the Fairfield Medical Center say that meal led to this outbreak. “In this day and […]