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    Jealous boyfriend to President Obama: ‘Don’t touch my girlfriend’

    ILLINOIS – President Barack Obama cast his ballot on the first day of early voting in his home state of Illinois. While the press took photos, one voter took the opportunity to joke with the President about his girlfriend. President Obama stood next to fellow voter Aia Cooper. Mike Jones, Cooper’s boyfriend, said,”Don’t touch my girlfriend, now.” Yep, Jones teased the President of the United States. “I didn’t know what to say. I was just shaking. I said ‘oh. boy, […]

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    Father pulled over driving wife in labor to hospital gets ticketed

    Calhoun County, IO (WHO) — There’s an update to a story that went viral last week out of Iowa. A father who was pulled over and held at gunpoint has been ticketed for speeding his laboring wife to the hospital. Last Tuesday, Ben Kohnen was taking orders from his wife, despite seeing the emergency lights in his rear view mirror. His wife, Rachel, was in labor and thought she wasn’t going to make to the hospital in time to have […]

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    The next steps in the Ebola crisis

    (CNN) — Ebola vaccine testing could start in the next few weeks, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, as health officials scramble to quell the virus that has killed more than 4,500 people. The goal is to launch vaccine trials in West Africa by January, said Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, WHO’s assistant director general for health systems and innovation. It’s not clear when vaccines could be distributed to the masses. That won’t be determined until after the testing results come […]

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    Jury retrial to begin on whether Jodi Arias should get life or death sentence

    (CNN) — Jodi Arias and her legal team will begin fighting for her life this week when a new jury hears opening arguments on whether she should receive a life or death sentence for her murder conviction. It’s been a long legal journey for Arias, 34, whom a jury found guilty last year of first-degree murder in the gruesome killing of ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, 30. This week’s court proceeding in Arizona is a retrial of the penalty phase. In 2013, […]

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    Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for girlfriend’s killing

    (CNN) — From a globally lauded athlete to convicted killer, Oscar Pistorius’ fall from grace culminated Tuesday with a five-year sentence in the shooting death of his girlfriend. The sentence was imposed for the charge of culpable homicide, which in South Africa means a person was killed unintentionally, but unlawfully. Under South African law, he will have to serve at least one-sixth of his sentence — 10 months — before he can ask to be considered for parole. Pistorius was […]

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    Meteor showers predicted for early Tuesday morning

    (CNN) — If you wake up early enough on Tuesday, you might see some shooting stars. The predawn sky may be full of meteors as the Earth passes through a debris stream from Halley’s Comet. This happens every October, NASA says. “We expect to see about 20 meteors per hour when the shower peaks on Tuesday morning, Oct 21st,” Bill Cooke, the head of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office, said in a NASA press release. “With no moon to spoil the […]

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    Famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies

    Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, friends of the family & industry colleagues say. — CNN (@CNN) October 21, 2014 (CNN) — Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82. The cause of his death, announced Monday by close family friends and industry colleagues, was not immediately clear. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, but said last year he was […]

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    Judge scolds lawyer for bringing infant to court

    Editor’s note: Kelly Wallace is CNN’s digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. She is a mom of two girls. Read her other columns and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter. (CNN) — When I first heard the story about an Atlanta judge who reprimanded an immigration attorney for bringing her 4-week-old to court for a hearing — a hearing the attorney, Stacy Ehrisman-Mickle, told CNN she asked the judge to reschedule because she was […]

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    Did police find a serial killer? Man held after 7 female bodies found

    (CNN) — An Indiana man told police he “messed up” by killing a woman in Hammond, then came clean, leading them to several more bodies in nearby Gary, Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said Monday. Doughty stopped short of calling Darren Deon Vann a suspected serial killer, but left the possibility open if police are able to connect the convicted sex offender to any of the six women found in Gary over the weekend. “If we directly attach him to […]

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    Apple pay launches today

    CNNMoney – Apple Pay is finally here. The new mobile payments system for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be up and running this afternoon following the release of a software update for Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. Here’s a quick primer on the technology that could one day (but not today) render physical credit cards obsolete. How does it work? There are two ways to use Apple pay. Apple Pay will let iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners spend […]

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    Dating nightmare: Why this woman had to be rescued from a chimney

    Thousand Oaks, CA (KTLA) – A woman accused of illegally entering the Thousand Oaks home of a man she went on multiple dates with was arrested Sunday after firefighters used jackhammers to partially dismantle a brick chimney she had become trapped inside. Deputies responded to a home in the 1900 block of Woodside Drive at 5:45 a.m. after a caller reported that the woman had been stuck in the chimney, about 8 feet from the top, for two hours, said […]