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    Summer movies 2014: 4 things we learned

    (CNN) — Was it the end of the world at the summer box office? There certainly was plenty of destruction to go around. Not only were several cities destroyed, including San Francisco (“Godzilla”) and Chicago (“Transformers: Age of Extinction”), there was also the kind of destruction Hollywood hates: that of their receipts. Summer ticket sales, […]

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    Peanut butter killed his mom; Now son watches company brass stand trial

    ALBANY, Georgia (CNN) — It was in a bland, windowless third-floor courtroom here that Jeff Almer first locked eyes with the man he holds responsible for his mother’s death. Shirley Mae Almer, 72, survived lung cancer and a brain tumor. But not peanut butter. One of America’s favorite foods — tainted with salmonella — killed […]

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    Eating cockroaches: Healing and delicious?

    By David McKenzie JINAN, China (CNN) — I’ve eaten some unusual things on the road. There were salted Mopani worms in Botswana at the hotel buffet (black and squishy); sun-dried nsenene grasshoppers in Uganda (yellow and juicy); whole roasted goat in the desert in Mauritania (delicious), and chicken head and feet soup in Beijing (only […]

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    Oklahoma loses ‘No Child Left Behind’ waiver after scrapping Common Core standards

    UPDATED:  Janet Barresi, State Superintendent of schools, announced that the state of Oklahoma will not be losing any federal dollars. Instead, the state will have adjust the way the funds are spent. Barresi confirmed that the total amount coming to Oklahoma from USDE is $372,841,126. Total funds coming to Oklahoma from USDE- $372,841,126 http://t.co/yZ3QasfiPT— Ok […]

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    Study links obesity risks to family structure

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The family structure in which a child is raised could put him or her at greater risk for obesity, according to a study by researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show that obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in […]

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    NFL toughens domestic violence policy

    (CNN) — In the wake of criticism over a two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the NFL has established a six-game unpaid ban for personnel who violate the league’s policy on domestic violence, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday. RAVENS’ FOOTBALL PLAYER: ‘MY ACTIONS WERE INEXCUSABLE’ A second incident would be punished by […]

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    Autopsy: Oklahoma inmate dies from lethal injection drugs, not heart attack after ‘botched’ execution

    OKLAHOMA CITY – On Thursday, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety announced that it has received one of the final pieces of evidence necessary to complete its investigation into the death of an Oklahoma inmate following a botched execution. On April 29, Clayton Lockett was scheduled to die by lethal injection. After being injected with a lethal […]

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    Doctors say school start times are unhealthy for students

    (CNN) — If you think school starts too early, you aren’t the only one. A new policy statement published by the American Academy of Pediatrics is on the side of groggy students falling asleep at their desks and their parents who are tired of nagging them to get out of bed in the morning. They […]

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    Human trial of experimental Ebola vaccine to start next week in U.S.

    (CNN) — A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week at the National Institutes of Health, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly outbreak in West Africa. After an expedited review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, researchers were given the green light to begin what’s called […]

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    Police commander accused of sticking gun into suspect’s mouth

    Chicago police commander accused of putting barrel of his gun in a man's mouth nbcchi.com/BvutcsV | #CPD http://t.co/LdX6PdXdFl— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) August 28, 2014 CHICAGO, Illinois — A Chicago police commander has been charged with sticking a gun into a suspect’s mouth. Glenn Evans was charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct, by the Cook […]

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    Journal questions validity of autism and vaccine study

    (CNN) — A study published earlier this month on an alleged link between vaccines and autism has been removed from the public domain pending further investigation, according to Translational Neurodegeneration. In an online statement, the scientific journal said the paper had been removed “because of serious concerns about the validity of its conclusions.” CNN first […]