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  • Aaron Persky as the California judge who sentenced a Stanford athlete, Brock Turner, to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious 23-year-old woman behind a dumpster.
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    Brock Turner judge recuses himself in child porn case

    The judge at the center of a controversial sentence involving Brock Turner, a former Stanford student convicted of sexual assault, has recused himself from making a decision in another sex case. Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky was expected to decide on Thursday whether to reduce a plumber’s felony conviction for possession of child pornography to a misdemeanor, but has now decided to take himself off the case, apparently in light of media coverage. “While on vacation earlier this month, […]

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    Hollywood stars pay big to hobnob with Hillary Clinton

    LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Hillary Clinton is picking up cash – and snapping playful photos with former N’Sync members — during a fundraising blitz in California this week. Clinton headlined an event at Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday afternoon that brought up $3.36 million, according to ticket prices and attendance figures provided by the campaign. In the process, Clinton, Biel and Timberlake snapped four photos in a photo booth during the fundraiser, including one where […]

  • Children, ages 2 to 18, should consume no more than about six teaspoons of added sugars in their daily diets, according to new recommendations from the American Heart Association.

    No more than 6 teaspoons of sugar a day for kids, new recommendation

    ATLANTA– Mary Poppins may need to find a new tactic to make the medicine go down. Children, ages 2 to 18, should consume no more than about six teaspoons of added sugars in their daily diets, according to new recommendations from the American Heart Association. Researchers called limiting a child’s added sugar consumption to six teaspoons — equivalent to about 100 calories or 25 grams — “an important public health target” in a paper published in the journal Circulation on […]

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    S. Korea: North Korea test fires submarine missile

    NORTH KOREA–  A submarine-based ballistic missile was test-fired from the East Sea on Wednesday, said South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The launch took place in the waters off Sinpo, South Hamgyong Province in the early morning. This comes amid the annual joint military exercise between US and South Korea, which kicked off on Monday. The annual drill includes 25,000 US troops, the bulk of which are already stationed in Korea, according to a statement by US Forces Korea. North Korean has made […]

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    Ramen is the new currency in prison, because the food is so bad

    Cigarettes have long been the king of currency at prisons, but there’s a new commodity worth even more: ramen noodles. A study by Michael Gibson-Light, a doctoral candidate in the University of Arizona School of Sociology, is pegging the shift on poor food quality and quantity. “The chow is really bad. They give you little kid meals like that’s enough calories for a grown man,” one inmate said. Ramen is the new currency in prison, because the food is so […]

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    Two arrested after shocking toddler pot video

    Fort Hall, ID – Shocking video posted on Facebook shows four adults smoking marijuana in front of a toddler. One woman blows smoke into the child’s face and, at one point, appears to stick the joint in his mouth. The video was shot inside a home on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation and posted on a Facebook page over the weekend. Two women are laughing and teasing the child, who appears to be 3 or 4 years old, as they […]

  • President Barack Obama gives remarks at a technology high school in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, Friday, October 25, 2013.

    President Obama touring Louisiana flooding amid criticism

      WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama has touched down in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Tuesday and will tour the flood-ravaged city that quickly became a political football. Obama is set to see firsthand the damage in the state’s capital that has caused more than 106,000 residents and households to register for assistance from Federal Emergency Management Agency. More than 60,000 homes were damaged, officials said, and 13 people were killed. Obama is expected to meet with family members of police […]

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    Harambe memes prompt Cincinnati Zoo to delete Twitter accounts

    The Cincinnati Zoo has deleted its Twitter accounts after being bombarded for weeks with memes, jokes and protests against the death of Harambe the gorilla. Harambe was killed in May after a 3-year-old boy fell into his enclosure. The 450-pound gorilla dragged the boy around the enclosure before a zoo worker shot the animal. The zoo has received intense criticism for the decision, and an online petition demanding justice for Harambe collected more than half a million signatures. The outrage […]

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    U.S. service member killed by IED in Afghanistan

    LASHAKAR GAH, Afganistan – A US service member was killed Tuesday by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, NATO coalition authorities said. The US service member who was killed in Lashkar Gah was part of the existing 500 troops already in Helmand Province working to do counter terrorism training and advise missions, according to a coalition official. One other US service member and six Afghan soldiers were injured in the blast. Officials have not yet identified the service member […]

  • A man jumped off rooftop to impress a date and got rescued after being stuck between buildings for four hours , Pittsburgh Public Safety Department says.

    Man gets wedged between buildings in attempt to impress date

    Guy meets girl. Guy wants to impress girl. Guy leaps from rooftop. Instead, he falls and gets wedged between two buildings. After four hours of being stuck, the Parkour-loving paramour was pried out by Pittsburgh emergency responders. Called to the scene at 2 a.m. ET Tuesday, rescue workers dug a hole through the wall of a local Qdoba restaurant, breaking through brick to try to reach the man. Aprx 2 a.m. called to 3700 block Forbes man trapped between buildings. […]

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    This 10-year-old memorized the Constitution. And he’s got the video to prove it

    What did you do this summer? Take a trip to the beach? Go camping? Nathan Bond probably has you beat. The 10-year-old from Fresno, California, did a few of those things, plus he found time to memorize the entire US Constitution. And he recited it in a video his mom, Heidi Bond, posted over the weekend to CNN iReport. Nathan stands in his living room — clad in suit and tie, an American flag in the background — and passionately […]