Charlottesville murder suspect wanted to get lunch with fellow protesters before fatal crash, witness says

Charlottesville, Virginia (CNN)Shortly before James Fields rammed his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally, he had asked some of his fellow protesters out to lunch. Both the prosecution and defense agree that Fields drove into the crowd of counterprotesters. But while the prosecution believes Fields had malicious intent,…

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Millions under blizzard warning as winter storm impacts holiday travel

(CNN)Thousands of flights were canceled or delayed and 14 million people were under a blizzard warning Sunday as a storm brought snow, wind and rain to large stretches of the Midwest on a major Thanksgiving holiday travel day. Kansas City International Airport was closed to flights arriving on the airfield…

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Fire drove them out of their homes. Now they could be flooded out of their tent city.

Chico, California (CNN)First they were driven from their homes by the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California. Now, if it rains, they could be flooded out of their tent city, which has sprung up in a Walmart parking lot. There are several portable toilets on site, although people have to…

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Local school to hold ‘Gathering of Hope’ for missing Wisconsin girl

(CNN)It’s been one week since 13-year-old Jayme Closs went missing from her home in Wisconsin, and now her school district will hold an event aimed at helping the community cope with her disappearance. “A range of emotions or reactions to this crisis are completely normal and should be expected. Barron…

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5 things to know for October 17: Saudi Arabia, Michael, Brexit, marijuana, lotto

(CNN) 1. SAUDI ARABIA Secretary of State Mike Pompeo touched down in Turkey’s capital this morning to talk with officials about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. International pressure is growing on Saudi Arabia to explain what happened to Khashoggi, who disappeared this month after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The…

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Video shows Florida officer hitting 14-year-old twice during arrest

(CNN)A viral video of a police officer hitting a 14-year-old girl during an arrest has caused outrage in a Florida community. Police said the incident took place Thursday when officers were called to Coral Square Mall about unruly teens who had been harassing people and causing a disturbance. When officers…

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5 things for August 23: White House, trade, Verizon, Mollie Tibbetts, Hurricane Lane

(CNN)Meet the award-winning chef who favors Philly’s cuisine scene over the Big Apple’s. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) As Trump…

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A flat tire started the deadly Carr Fire and days of devastation in California

(CNN)It happens countless times on roads across America: a vehicle gets a flat tire, usually just a temporary inconvenience. Carr Fire widower describes emotional phone call The winds caused a tornado of fire The day Bledsoe’s family died, the winds were so strong in Redding, they uprooted trees, ripped off…

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5 things for August 16: John Brennan, the Pope, Turkey & Qatar, migrants, overdoses

(CNN)A new study claims that about half the matter found herein the Milky Way came from outside the galaxy. So, does that mean we’re all made of stardust? Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things…

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Every single person in charge of law and order in this Georgia town is a black woman

(CNN)When LaDawn “LBJ” Jones walked into a meeting at work a couple of months ago, she was hit with a serious case of “black girl magic.” One person asked Jones, “Where is this place in South Fulton? I want to move there,” she laughed. That made Jones, a native of…

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Suspect in custody after shooting at Indiana middle school

(CNN)A student was taken into custody Friday after a shooting at a Noblesville, Indiana, middle school left three people injured, officials said. Authorities did not release the name of the suspect or the wounded student. The teacher was identified as Jason Seaman, 29, according to his aunt, Brenda Hubly-Sushka. A…

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Initiative to break California into 3 states to go on November ballot

(CNN)An initiative that would divide California into three separate states qualified Tuesday to appear on the ballot in November’s general election. The reasons for wanting to split California up? Draper has said that partitioning California into three states would allow regional communities to make better and more sensible decisions for…

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