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    Actress reportedly mistaken as a prostitute, detained by police

    LOS ANGELES (CNN) – “Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts says Los Angeles police allegedly detained her because they thought she was a prostitute. Watts, who is African-American, and her white boyfriend accuse police of racism for questioning them after they were seen showing affection in public. An LAPD spokesman told CNN Sunday that officers from its North Hollywood precinct were responding to a citizen complaint. “There was an indication on the radio call that a male white and female black […]

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    Sixth graders asked to compare George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler

    A homework assignment at one DC school is causing an uproar on social media. Now, a teacher will apologize for assigning students the task of comparing Hitler and former President George W. Bush. According to the school system, an unnamed teacher had sixth graders read an article on Adolph Hitler and the Holocaust. They were also asked to read an 11-year-old Associated Press story on President Bush and why U.S. military forces went into Iraq. In the assignment, the teacher […]

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    Golfer Greg Norman ‘damaged’ hand in chainsaw accident

    CNN – Famed golfer Greg Norman says he is lucky to still have his left hand after a chainsaw accident. The Australian, who won two majors and 20 U.S. PGA Tour titles,posted a photo late Saturday on his Instagram account showing him lying in a hospital bed. “Working with a chainsaw ALWAYS be respectful of the unexpected,” he wrote in the caption. “I was one lucky man today. Damaged, but not down & out. Still have left hand.” Later he […]

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    Mom accused of using lethal drug cocktail to murder son with autism

    NEW YORK (CNN) – Gigi Jordan showed no emotion as a New York prosecutor described to a jury a “chilling and horrifying scenario” in which the businesswoman who made a fortune in pharmaceuticals allegedly concocted a lethal cocktail of painkillers and anti-inflammatories and forced her 8-year-old autistic son to swallow it. “Two fresh bruises on his nose, fresh bruises on his chin and chest suggest she got on top of him and, hopefully while he was asleep, filled a syringe […]

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    ISIS appears to execute third Western captive in new video

    CNN – British aid worker David Haines has been executed by ISIS militants, according to a video posted Saturday to a website associated with the group, making him the third Western captive to be killed by the Islamist extremist group in recent weeks. The ISIS video post showing Haines’ beheading called his execution “a message to the allies of America.” It is produced very similarly to the videos that showed the executions of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, […]

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    Dangerous respiratory virus spreads to the Northeast states

    CNN – More than a dozen cases of Enterovirus D68 have been confirmed in New York state, according to officials. “EV-D68 is causing cases of severe respiratory illness … sometimes resulting in hospitalization, especially among children with asthma,” the NYS Department of Health said in a statement Friday. Enteroviruses are quite common in September; the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 10 to 15 million people are infected by these viruses each year. But doctors believe this particular […]

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    Big solar storm hitting earth

    Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky. A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National park on Friday. Greens and whites lit up the night sky, treating viewers to a once-in-a-lifetime showing. Thanks to a relatively strong solar storm, those living in northern parts of the United States had a chance to take in the vivid colors […]

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    Police: Man killed, cooked, and fed ex-girlfriend’s dog to her for dinner

    REDDING, Calif. – ┬áPolice call the relationship “toxic.” If the details of the police report are accurate, folks won’t need much convincing. Bear the Pomeranian disappeared in early August after the dog’s owner and her then-boyfriend Ryan Eddy Watenpaugh had an argument. The woman fled her apartment after she was physically assaulted by Watenpaugh, she told police in Redding, California. When she returned, Bear was gone. The couple, which police say had a tumultuous dating relationship that included the woman […]

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    Terrifying caterpillar incident sends girl to ER in excruciating pain

    VIRGINIA – An encounter with a tiny caterpillar sent a two-year-old to the ER in excruciating pain. It happened when she was playing in her backyard in Portsmouth, Virginia. They may be cute and furry, but the puss caterpillar is no pussycat. “She was screaming bloody murder,” said Melissa Hicks, the girl’s mother. Two-year-old Chloe Hicks was sitting on the deck with her mom when he hand ever so slightly touched the bug. “By the time I got to the […]

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    Arkansas judge loses job over online comments about actress Charlize Theron

    (CNN) — The top court in Arkansas has ordered the immediate dismissal of a judge who leaked confidential details about an adoption involving Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, according to court documents. Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio admitted posting details from Theron’s closed-record adoption of a child in 2012 on “tigerdroppings.com,” a Louisiana State University fan site, using the online name “geauxjudge,” according to documents that a judicial commission submitted to the state Supreme Court. Maggio commented in January 2012 […]

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    Kerry ‘taken aback’ by James Foley’s mother’s reaction to handling of case

    (CNN) — The U.S. government Friday defended its handling of James Foley’s case after the slain journalist’s mother told CNN that officials suggested the family could be charged if they tried to raise money to free him. Saying everything possible had been done to bring the journalist home, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters officials worked very closely with Foley’s family and with his employer, GlobalPost CEO Philip Balboni. “Any advice that this department or other departments give to […]