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    White House partially evacuated after disturbance near front door

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Part of the White House was evacuated Thursday night after a disturbance on the North Lawn, according to a CNN reporter who was among those hustled from the building. Witnesses reported seeing a man running across the property. The man made it “just feet away” from the front door of the White House, CNN reporters on the scene said. It’s unclear how the man made his way onto the grounds. The incident occurred shortly after President Obama […]

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    Lawsuit: Teen raped after school used her as ‘bait’ to catch rape suspect

    Note: This article contains descriptions of alleged sexual crimes. CNN – HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — It’s an unimaginable horror. A 14-year-old girl with special needs allegedly was raped at school after a teacher’s aide persuaded her to act as bait to catch an accused sexual predator, a fellow student. “It has essentially devastated her life,” attorney Eric Artrip — who represents the girl and her father — said of the alleged January 2010 incident. The Department of Justice and U.S. Department […]

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    Toothpaste manufacturer takes action after dental hygienist’s discovery

    A dental hygienist in Phoenix noticed something strange in the mouths of her patients — and spoke up about it. Now a toothpaste manufacturer is taking action. Trish Walraven has seen lots of things as a dental hygienist, but until a few years ago, she had never seen anything like this! “We thought it was a cleaning product or something that people were chewing,” said Walraven. Little blue dots were trapped in the tiny spaces between people’s teeth and gums. […]

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    ‘Nice Bucket’ donated to Ohio prank victim

    INDIANA  – An Indiana autism center is showering a teen, who went viral after a nasty and fake Ice Bucket Challenge, with messages of support. The Ohio teen was drenched with a bucket of urine, feces, and spit. The story prompted the director of an autism center to take action by filling a nice bucket filled with special cards and other treats for the boy. “As a mom of a child with Autism and just working with these wonderful kids […]

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    Teacher accused of committing sex acts with three 15-year-old boys

    NEW JERSEY – A New Jersey high school teacher is accused of sexually assaulting three male students. Parents say they’re shocked. Nicole Dufault, 34, was a trusted teacher at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey, for nearly a decade. But now she’s being accused of carrying on sexual relationships with three 15-year-old students. Essex County prosecutors say since 2013, Dufault had sex with the teenage boys on several occasions on school property and in her vehicle. Dufault was arrested […]

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    Eighth grader given detention after sharing his lunch with friend

    CALIFORNIA – A boy in eighth grade was given detention allegedly for sharing his lunch with a fellow student. Kyle Bradford says his friend didn’t like the cafeteria food that day, so he offered him some of his chicken burrito. “It seemed like, he couldn’t get a normal lunch so I just wanted to give mine to him because I really wasn’t that hungry. It was just going to go in the garbage if I didn’t eat it,” Bradford said. […]

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    GM recalls 205,000 Cadillacs, Impalas

    CNN – Add 205,309 more cars to General Motors’ recall tally. On Saturday, the automaker announced it was recalling Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impalas because of a problem with the electronic parking brake arm in some vehicles. GM said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities because of the issue. The affected cars are model year 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala sedans. (An additional 16,249 vehicles are being recalled worldwide.) It’s the latest in a brutal year […]

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    Cereal is no longer the ‘Breakfast of Champions’

    If you haven’t taken a stroll down the cereal aisle in a while, you might not be alone. New Wall Street numbers show American’s aren’t buying into cereal the way the used to. Cereal sales at some of the nation’s largest food manufacturers have reportedly gone stale. Experts think they know why. General Mills reported sales for its U.S. cereal business dropped 9% from a year ago. The cereal giant makes several popular brands including Lucky Charms, Wheaties, and Cheerios. […]

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    “I got it wrong,” NFL Commissioner’s handling of domestic violence draws fire

    NEW YORK (CNN) — Embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized Friday for what he said was his mishandling of the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal but vowed “now I will get it right and will do whatever is necessary to accomplish that.” Speaking at a Manhattan new conference amid calls for his resignation, Goodell announced a sweeping policy to counter domestic abuse and sexual assault, mandating all players and staff on the league’s 32 teams undergo education and training about […]

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    Peanut company owner found guilty in deadly salmonella outbreak

    (CNN) — A jury convicted a former peanut company owner Friday of conspiracy, fraud and other federal charges in a landmark case stemming from a deadly salmonella outbreak almost six years ago. The jury’s verdict came after a seven-week trial for Stewart Parnell and his brother and food broker, Michael Parnell, both charged with 76 federal counts linked to intentionally shipping out salmonella-laced peanut products. Michael Parnell was also found guilty on multiple counts. A third defendant, former plant quality […]

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    4 must-have apps for the iPhone 6

    (CNN) — As millions of people get their hands on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Friday, many will no doubt be looking for new apps that take advantage of the new phones’ capabilities. Chief among them is a bigger screen. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display, while the 6 Plus checks in at a whopping 5.5 inches. But they’ll also have better graphics and faster processors, as well as features that give app developers freedoms […]