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    Woman seen on video beaten by U.S. highway patrolman files civil rights lawsuit

    LOS ANGELES - The family of a 51-year-old woman shown in a video being repeatedly punched by a California Highway Patrol officer says they plan to sue the agency. “How do I know he’s not going to hurt me or anyone else?” the woman’s daughter, Maisha Allums, told reporters Sunday. “So I am just here with a voice for my mom and everyone else.” The beating took place Tuesday along the Santa Monica freeway and was caught on tape by passing […]

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    Tensions on the rise: Israel launches ground operation within the Gaza Strip

    GAZA CITY (NBC ) – The Israeli military says it had launched a ground operation within the Gaza Strip. “The IDF’s objective as defined by the Israeli government is to establish a reality in which Israeli residents can live in safety and security without continued indiscriminate terror, while striking a significant blow to Hamas’ terror infrastructure,” a statement from the Israel Defense Forces read. Earlier on Thursday, Gaza was pummeled by a series of Israeli airstrikes and artillery fire at […]

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    Watch: Police officer’s camera captures 2-year-old boy’s dramatic rescue from near-drowning

    OHIO – A life-saving rescue by an officer, caught on video. The policeman’s department-issued body camera was rolling when he responded to a call for help after a two-year-old fell into a swimming pool. You wouldn’t know it by the way he runs around, but two-year-old Drances is a survivor. The little boy from Cleveland plays like any kid his age, but he’s also curious, and on June 17th, he wound up getting too close to the back yard swimming […]

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    Legendary Broadway actress Elaine Stritch dead at 89

    (CNN) — Actress Elaine Stritch, known for her brash persona, gravelly voice and versatility over seven decades on Broadway, died Thursday, a longtime friend Julie Keyes told CNN.  She was 89. Stritch died at her Birmingham, Michigan, home early Thursday, surrounded by family, Keyes said. Stritch, a teenager when she made her Broadway debut in 1946, was nominated for five Tony Awards and eight primetime Emmys over her long acting career.

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    Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at age 70

    American blues guitarist and singer Johnny Winter died Wednesday in a hotel room in Switzerland, his representative said Thursday. He was 70. Winter was in Zurich, Switzerland, as part of a tour of Europe, although he was scheduled to return to the United States for shows later in July, according to his official Facebook page. Winter first gained national attention when Rolling Stone magazine featured the Texas music scene in a December 1968 cover story. It captioned his photo: “Johnny […]

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    5-year-old’s letter to police shows you’re never too young to make a difference

    WESTLAKE, OH (WJW) – If you doubt that one person can make a difference, you haven’t met 5-year-old Presley Keeton of Westlake. She was concerned about safety in her neighborhood and a letter she wrote to police got an immediate response. Like most children, Presley likes to play outside. But, she didn’t always feel safe outside her house on Bassett Road. Sometimes she sees cars pass by going faster than the posted 25 mph speed limit. So concerned, she decided to […]

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    Man’s best friend takes on new meaning! Pit bull saves sleeping, deaf teen from raging fire

    A pit bull is being called a hero for saving a deaf and sleeping teen from a raging house fire. Two and a half years-old Ace is getting a lot of attention. “He’s just like one of the family members basically,” said stepfather James Bernard said. On Wednesday afternoon, The Bernard family’s pet became an instant hero. He is; he saved my life,” said Nick. 13-year-old Nick Lamb, who is legally deaf, was sleeping without his Cochlear implants inside his […]

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    Woman reportedly spends $30,000 to look like Kim Kardashian

    (CNN) – Justin Bieber isn’t the only famous face being copied via plastic surgery. Claire Leeson recently appeared on the United Kingdom’s ITV program “This Morning” to discuss how she has spent almost $30,000 to look like Kim Kardashian. U.S. Weekly reports that Leeson became obsessed with looking like the reality star after watching E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians’” in 2009. “When I get my Kimmy on I feel like I’m unstoppable,” the Essex, England, resident reportedly said. 'When […]

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    Caught on camera: Fisherman helps birth stingray twins

    PUNTA GORDA ISLES, Fla. – A fishing trip turned into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for one Florida teenager. He reeled in a stingray while it was  giving birth to twins! The teen turned on the camera, and CNN affiliate WINK shows what happens next.    

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    Large round of layoffs expected at Microsoft

    NEW YORK  - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wasn’t kidding — he really is making bold changes. The software giant said it would cut 18,000 jobs within the next year — about 14% of the company’s 125,000 employees. That’s by far the largest round of layoffs in the company’s history. The previous record came during the lowest point of the Great Recession, when Microsoft cut more than 5,000 jobs in 2009 — the first mass layoff in the company’s history. Most […]

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    California’s death penalty ruled unconstitutional

    (CNN) — In ruling California’s death penalty unconstitutional, a federal judge said Wednesday the system is so broken it unfairly leaves inmates with uncertain fates — often for decades. In his decision, Santa Ana-based Judge Cormac J. Carney vacated the 1995 death sentence of Ernest D. Jones, who petitioned the court to determine whether his death sentence was valid. Carney wrote: “Allowing this system to continue to threaten Mr. Jones with the slight possibility of death, almost a generation after […]