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    Lionel Messi charity ‘aims to fulfill Afghan child’s dream’

    A five-year-old child sparked a worldwide search and, now, Murtaza Ahmadi could be one step closer to meeting his idol, Lionel Messi. The boy, seen wearing a striped plastic bag with the football superstar’s name and number scrawled in blue ink, was found in Afghanistan last week. The Afghan Football Federation told CNN that Messi’s charitable foundation is trying to set up a meeting between the five-time world player of the year and his biggest fan. Messi’s club Barcelona also told […]

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    Emotional Reunion: After 82 years, woman meets daughter she gave up for adoption

    Town of Maine, N.Y. – Some adopted children spend years looking for their birth parents. It took Betty Morrell decades — five, to be exact. But she was recently reunited with the woman who gave birth to her 82 years ago, according to CNN affiliate WBNG. The mother and daughter met for the first time in more than eight decades last month in the lobby of the Greater Binghamton Airport in Binghamton, New York. “It seems like it’s unbelievable,” Morrell’s […]

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    Iowa caucuses: Ted Cruz wins; Clinton declares victory

    DES MOINES – Hillary Clinton declared victory early Tuesday morning in a razor-thin contest against Bernie Sanders in Iowa. But Democratic party officials have not yet declared a winner. “Hillary Clinton has won the Iowa Caucus,” the Clinton campaign said. “After thorough reporting — and analysis — of results, there is no uncertainty and Secretary Clinton has clearly won the most national and state delegates.” The state party indicated in a separate statement that it was not ready to make […]

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    Game On: Hillary Clinton leaves Iowa with razor-thin lead over Bernie Sanders

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Game on. Eight years after being upstaged in Iowa by Barack Obama, Monday night brought more disappointing results for Hillary Clinton, who leaves the state with a razor-thin lead over Democratic rival Bernie Sanders after the first nominating contest of 2016. “I am a progressive who gets things done for people,” Clinton declared to supporters in Des Moines, saying she was “excited about really getting into the debate with Sen. Sanders about the best way forward […]

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    Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring!

    Spring is coming! America’s most iconic weather forecaster, the Pennsylvania groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, “told” this to the president of the groundhog club after not seeing his shadow at Gobbler’s Knob in the town northeast of Pittsburgh. This is only the eighteenth time in 129 years the groundhog has not seen his shadow. Legend dictates that if Phil does not see his shadow, there will be early springlike weather. Punxsutawney Phil announced his prediction in front of a crowd of thousands. Following […]

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    Retired officer gets to keep K-9 partner

    MARIETTA, Ohio – A police officer in Marietta, Ohio, who was hoping his K-9 partner would join him in retirement, has been allowed to keep the dog. Officer Matthew Hickey developed a close bond with his police dog, Ajax, and the two were together every day for the past three years. When Hickey retired from the force after 30 years of service, he tried to buy the dog from the city. “Ajax is a family member; he’s one of my […]

  • Donald Trump has been playing Adele's music to fire up his supporters at rallies across the country throughout his presidential campaign. Adele wants her fans to know she never gave Trump permission to do so. "Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning," an Adele spokesperson said in a statement to CNN.

    Adele says Donald Trump does not have permission to use her music

    (CNN) — Donald Trump has been playing Adele’s music to fire up his supporters at rallies across the country throughout his presidential campaign. And Adele wants her fans to know she never gave the brash billionaire permission to do so. “Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning,” an Adele spokesperson said in a statement to CNN. Asked if Adele was requesting the Trump campaign stop using her music, Adele spokesman Benny Tarantini […]

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    Palin: I never blamed Obama for PTSD

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin insisted Monday that she “never blamed” President Barack Obama for her son’s recent arrest on domestic violence charges. Stumping for Donald Trump last month, Palin alluded to her son’s arrest earlier that week and suggested that Obama did not respect and honor military servicemembers returning from duty. “What my own son is going through, what he is going through coming back, I can relate to other families who feel ramifications of PTSD and some of […]

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    Two Virginia Tech students charged in 13-year-old girl’s death

    BLACKSBURG, Va. – A second Virginia Tech student has been charged in the death of a 13-year-old girl whose remains were found in North Carolina, authorities said Sunday. Natalie M. Keepers, 19, of Laurel, Maryland, was charged Sunday with one felony count of improper disposal of a dead body and one misdemeanor count of accessory after the fact in the commission of a felony, according to the police in Blacksburg, Virginia. Police said Keeper was a Virginia Tech student. Another […]

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    Retired officer pleads to buy K-9 partner, but there’s a legal hitch

    MARIETTA, Ohio – A police officer in Marietta, Ohio, was hoping his K-9 partner would join him in retirement, but the city says it may not work out that way. Officer Mathew Hickey developed a close bond with his police dog, Ajax, and the two were together every day for the past three years. When Hickey retired from the force after 30 years of service, he tried to buy the dog from the city for $3,500. “Ajax is a family […]

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    Confused about how the Iowa Caucuses work? Here’s a guide

    IOWA- You have been hearing a lot about the Iowa Caucuses. If you are not familiar with how that process works, it is very different from the Oklahoma primaries. Watch the video above for a quick look at how it works.  The video was created by Taylor Dobbs & Angela Evancie with Vermont Public Radio.   Iowa voters on Monday at last cast their verdicts on the Democratic and Republican presidential fields in the state’s intricate and quirky caucuses, officially […]