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    China: Bank employees publicly spanked for poor performance

    BEIJING – Eight employees of a rural bank in China have been publicly spanked for poor performance. A cellphone video of a man with a wooden stick spanking each employee four times on a stage has been widely shared on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, since Sunday. One of the hits threw a woman off balance. Some members of the audience, seated at dinner tables, can be seen turning their heads away in embarrassment. Initial Chinese media reports suggested it […]

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    His mother died for him in the Orlando shooting. Here’s his tearful tribute:

    In the ultimate expression of maternal instinct, Brenda Lee Marquez McCool put her son’s life before her own. As gunshots rang at the Pulse nightclub, McCool flung herself over her son, shielding him from the two bullets that would put an end to her life. It was at her funeral Monday that Isaiah Henderson, 21, broke down as he paid a touching tribute to his mother — the two-time survivor of cancer and a true fighter. Standing in the First […]

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    Mom breaks down after seeing 3-year-old do lockdown drill

    At first, Stacey Feeley thought that her daughter was just being funny when she was standing on the toilet. “I thought she was doing something cute,” she told CNN’s Rosemary Church in an interview. But her mischievous 3-year-old was practicing a lockdown drill — hiding from a potential attacker, hoping to avoid the type of tragedy that she likely isn’t able to fully comprehend at such a young age. And when Feeley realized what she was doing, she broke down. […]

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    Tea party funeral for the girl who chose heaven over the hospital

    It was a funeral with a dress code: fabulous. And so friends and family arrived Saturday morning at City Bible Church in Vancouver, Washington, in floral print dresses and shocking pink polo shirts, brightly colored boas and sparkly bolero ties to celebrate the life of Julianna Yuri Snow. Julianna, who had an incurable neuromuscular disorder, chose heaven over the hospital, and last week, she died on her own terms. Her choice to forego medical interventions at the end of her […]

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    Feds will not file charges after teen’s mysterious death

    There will be no charges filed in the 2013 death of Kendrick Johnson, the U.S. Justice Department said Monday, citing insufficient evidence in the Valdosta, Georgia, case. A medical examiner determined in 2013 that Johnson died of “positional asphyxia” after he was found dead in a rolled-up gym mat at Lowndes High School. Officials from the U.S. attorney’s office met with Johnson’s family Monday and informed them the investigation had concluded, the Justice Department said. “The Department of Justice, in […]

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    Teen who attempted to grab gun at rally wanted ‘to kill Trump’

    The man arrested for trying to disarm a police officer inside a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas Saturday told authorities he intended to use the gun “to kill Trump,” according to a new criminal complaint. Police arrested the 19-year-old after he attempted to pull a police officer’s gun from its holster inside a Las Vegas theater where Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, was holding a campaign rally. Police said Michael Sandford, a Briton, struck up a conversation with a […]

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    These are America’s favorite and least favorite fast food restaurants

    NEW YORK — When it comes to America’s favorite fast food, chicken reigns supreme. Chick-fil-A is the highest ranking fast food restaurant in the country for customer satisfaction, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report 2016 released Tuesday. The Georgia-based chicken chain took home the top spot by a wide margin with 87 points on a scale of 100. The family-owned company has been expanding across the country and is currently in 43 states and Washington, D.C., and […]

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    Mother fights off mountain lion after it attacks son in Colorado

    A 5-year-old boy is recovering in a Denver hospital after being attacked by a mountain lion, officials said. The attack happened Friday night about 10 miles northwest of Aspen, Colorado, according to the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office. A man called 911 dispatchers to report his son had been attacked by a mountain lion and he was driving to the Aspen Valley Hospital, police said in a statement. The boy’s mother told police the boy was playing outside with his older […]

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    Jeep that killed ‘Star Trek’ actor Anton Yelchin was flagged for safety problems

    The Jeep SUV that crushed “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin this weekend had been flagged by the automaker for a problem that could cause the vehicle to roll away. Yelchin’s Jeep rolled down his driveway and pinned him to a brick post in front of his Los Angeles home, according to law enforcement. Fiat Chrysler filed a recall notice in April with federal safety regulators for the 2015 Grand Cherokee, the model Yelchin owned, along with 1.1 million cars and […]

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    Full ‘strawberry moon’ expected during summer solstice for first time in nearly 50 years

    The longest day of the year is upon us. Monday brings the summer solstice, which marks the beginning of the season and a chance to soak in copious amounts of sunshine. The solstice is celebrated by a variety of cultures worldwide. Every year, thousands gather at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, to rejoice the prospect of sunny summer days. As if this day wasn’t already a wonderful excuse to run outside, Monday will also feature a full “Strawberry” moon — the name […]

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    FBI releases timeline, partial transcript of Orlando nightclub shooting calls

    ORLANDO – The FBI on Monday released a partially redacted transcript of the 911 call Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen made during his rampage inside the club, which left 49 people dead. “I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings,” Mateen told the dispatcher, according to the transcript. The transcript also shows Mateen spoke to the dispatcher in Arabic and that he pledged allegiance to an organization and an individual during the call, but the transcript […]