Ferguson Decision: Grand Jury makes decision in officer-involved shooting
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  • Photo courtesy 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.

    12-year-old with air gun dies in Cleveland 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, 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 the Cleveland youngster, who also was black, downplayed any possible […]

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    Katy Perry will headline Super Bowl halftime show; Watch her sneak peek promo video

    The NFL has announced that pop singer Katy Perry will be the headliner for the Super Bowl halftime show in February on NBC, according to NBC News. .@katyperry will headline @pepsi @superbowl #halftime show: http://t.co/kCOCP8WdCl pic.twitter.com/ONUFW1JxIK — NFL (@nfl) November 24, 2014 Perry, 30, joins the likes of Madonna, Beyonce, and Prince to perform at the most-watched U.S. sporting and television event, said the NFL. Good decision? @katyperry has some "insane ideas" up her sleeve for the @SuperBowl: http://t.co/T5j1VWAlxI pic.twitter.com/m7Wf2t66l8 […]

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    R.I.P checkbook, adios PIN number: How you’ll manage your money in 2020

    CNN) — The checkbook is dead. While we’re at it, let’s write an obit for card readers too. And if you’ve ever worried about who might be looking over your shoulder at the ATM machine, or the exorbitant fee that money transfer will cost you, don’t fret. In years to come — not even that many — these problems won’t even exist as the way we bank and control our finances will change vastly. It already has in many ways. […]

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Shrimp called Rimicaris hybisae at deep hydrothermal vents in the Caribbean seem to have different dietary habits depending on the proximity of other shrimp. In dense clusters, the shrimp live moslty off bacteria, but when the shrimp population is sparse, they are more likely to turn carnivorous.

    Extreme shrimp might hold clues to alien life, NASA says

    (CNN) — Shrimp crawling around rock chimneys spewing hot water deep in the Caribbean Sea may hold clues to the kinds of life that can thrive in extreme environments on other planets, NASA says. The shrimp are called Rimicaris hybisae (no, we can’t pronounce it either). They live in clumps on hydrothermal vents 7,500 feet underwater, where temperatures reach 750 degrees Fahrenheit and it’s very, very dark. The water near the vents is cool enough for the shrimp to live […]

  • Exteriors of the Buzz Westfall Justice Centre in Clayton,Mo.This is where the Grand Jury looking into the police shooting of Michael Brown is taking place. The surrounding area is quiet,lots of media and rain.
Saturday, Law Enforcement surrounded the building with orange barricades and yellow tape.

    Is Ferguson grand jury close to deciding?

    FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) — A grand jury will reconvene Monday to continue weighing evidence in its investigation of the Michael Brown shooting. Prosecutors haven’t said what their plans are, but local officials told CNN that if the grand jury decides whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson on Monday, an official announcement of that decision could come soon afterward — rather than 48 hours later as previously planned. Officials caution, however, that nothing is set and logistics are still being worked […]

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    The Cosby controversy: From TV dad to accused sexual predator

    (CNN) — Bill Cosby has dominated headlines for much of the last month as accusations of sexual assault pile up. More than a dozen women have accused Cosby, many of whom say he drugged them first. Their stories paint a starkly different picture of the man beloved by millions as Dr. Huxtable — the sweet, sweater-wearing father on the sitcom, “The Cosby Show.” The 77-year-old comedian has denied some of the allegations and refused to discuss others. He has never […]

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    Bill Cosby defiant about answering sexual assault allegations

    (CNN) — It seems lately as if every day brings another allegation that further dismantles Bill Cosby’s image as the jovial, pudding-loving patriarch whose family-friendly brand of comedy tickled successive generations. Though the star has vehemently denied most of the accusations that he drugged and sexually assaulted young women seeking career guidance, the stories are taking their toll on his reputation and bankroll. The stories of Cosby’s purported misdeeds have been around for about a decade, but they recently got […]

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    Former Wastington DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    (CNN) — Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is dead, a Washington hospital spokeswoman said early Sunday. He was 78. Barry was elected four times as the city’s chief executive and was a council member in the District of Columbia for 15 years. The one-time leader of the city’s old Board of Education, Barry was, at one time, revered nationally as a symbol of African-American political leadership and beloved for his prowess at local politics. But his professional accomplishments were often […]

  • Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, march to the city's police station as part of their "Moral Monday" protest on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.
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    Ferguson waits: No grand jury decision this weekend

    FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) — A steady rain dampened an already gloomy mood here Saturday afternoon as word spread that a grand jury looking into whether to indict police Officer Darren Wilson had yet to make a decision. The grand jury, which last met on Friday, will reconvene Monday, federal and local law enforcement officials told CNN. So, frustrated residents will have to wait a little longer to hear whether Wilson, who is white, will face charges in the August 9 […]

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    #ThanksMichelleObama: Students criticize school lunches

    (CNN) — Students unhappy with school meals are taking it out on the first lady by sharing images on social media of lunches sarcastically tagged #ThanksMichelleObama. Some of the images depict formless, mushy blobs on a lunch tray. Others show patties on whole-grain buns accompanied by an apple where one could imagine a pile of tater tots residing in earlier times. The complaints focus on taste, texture and portion sizes under new nutrition regulations promoted by the first lady. The […]

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    New Beyonce video ‘7/11′ rocks the Web

    (CNN) — Social media is all abuzz with the latest video from the Queen B herself — Beyonce. It’s a silly little dance ditty called “7/11.” It’s Bey and some “girlfriends” prancing in and around a high-rise — mostly in their underwear — vamping for the camera. It’s a low-budget affair, but still scoring big with her fans. The video quickly racked up hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube and was trending on Twitter and Facebook. So, what’s the […]