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    Elephant snatches man’s camera, takes amazing ‘elphie’

    (CNN) — Plenty of tourists have snapped a selfie of themselves posing with an elephant during their travels. Even U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has done it. But how many have had their photo taken by the elephant? Christian LeBlanc, a 22-year-old Canadian, found himself the subject of an extraordinary “elphie” on a Thai island earlier this year. “My girlfriend and I were exploring the island when we came across a couple elephants,” he told CNN by email. “For […]

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    Dept. of Justice to review Cleveland police shooting

    (CNN) — The Department of Justice announced Saturday that it will review the 2012 shooting of an unarmed black couple by a white police officer in Cleveland. The announcement comes hours after a Cuyahoga County judge ruled that police officer Michael Brelo was justified in the Nov. 29, 2012 shooting, which ended with Brelo getting on top of a car’s hood and firing 15 shots through the windshield, killing the couple. The DOJ said in a press release that it […]

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    One dead as rain breaks records, soaks Oklahoma, Texas Panhandle

    (CNN) — Emergency crews scrambled late Saturday to help residents of Oklahoma City cope with record-breaking rains, carrying out 48 flooding rescues. And in the town of Claremore, near Tulsa, a firefighter died while attempting a high-water rescue, said local emergency manager Thomas Hudson. Residents of several Oklahoma City neighborhoods called 911 to report flooded homes, and more heavy rain poured down overnight. Oklahoma City experienced the wettest month it has ever recorded as rain continued to fall, according to […]

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    Missouri man accused of keeping woman in wooden box killed by police

    (CNN) — A Missouri woman kept captive in a wooden box for four months escaped in April, only to be shot to death this week along with her son — and the suspect in their deaths was killed Saturday, authorities said. James Barton Horn Jr. — who had been charged with two homicides, kidnapping, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon — was fatally shot by police in a home in Johnson County, said Lt. Sonny Lynch of […]

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    Ireland becomes first country to legalize same sex marriage

    DUBLIN, Ireland (CNN) — Same-sex couples will soon be able to walk down the aisle in the Emerald Isle. Voters in Ireland overwhelmingly chose to change their nation’s constitution Friday, becoming the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through popular vote. The official results were announced Saturday at a Dublin Castle press conference: 1,201,607 voted in favor of the landmark referendum, while 734,300 voted against it, said Ríona Ní Fhlanghaile, an elections official. Voter turnout in the […]

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    Dashcam video shows final moments of deadly plane crash in Atlanta

    (CNN) — New police dashcam video shows the aftermath of a deadly plane crash on an Atlanta-area highway earlier this month. Greg Byrd, 53, and his two sons, Christopher, 27, and Phillip, 25, died in the crash on May 8, along with Christopher’s fiancee, Jackie Kulzer. The four were headed to the University of Mississippi in Oxford to see Greg Byrd’s younger son, Robert, graduate. In the video released by the Chamblee Police Department, the small plane appears out of […]

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    Cleveland officer not guilty in killing unarmed pair

    (CNN) — A white Cleveland police officer who stood on the hood of a car and shot the vehicle’s two unarmed black occupants in Cleveland in 2012 was found not guilty Saturday morning of voluntary manslaughter. Cuyahoga County Judge John P. O’Donnell, who reached the verdicts after a several-week bench trial, also ruled that Officer Michael Brelo was not guilty of two lesser-included counts of felonious assault. The killings of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, both African-American, were among several […]

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    Early indications suggest Ireland voters back same-sex marriage referendum

    DUBLIN, Ireland (CNN) — Early indications are that Ireland has voted in favor of same-sex marriage, Irish media reported Saturday, as the process of counting votes in the landmark referendum continues. Its passage would make Ireland the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through a popular vote. The Irish Times newspaper said turnout in Dublin was as high as 65%, raising the hopes of “yes” campaigners that high engagement by young voters and those in urban areas […]

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    First round of Hillary Clinton State Department emails released

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The State Department released its first round of emails from Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State on Friday, offering a new look at her handling of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. The roughly 300 emails, about 850 pages, are part of the 30,000 that she turned over to State from her private email server, which she used almost exclusively to conduct both private and public business during her time at State. They reveal […]

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    ’19 Kids and Counting’ episodes yanked over scandal

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The popular reality TV show “19 Kids and Counting” was yanked off the air Friday following revelations that one of the show’s stars had molested several girls when he was a teenager. TLC, which has televised the show since 2008, decided it would not be appropriate to continue showing repeats amid news coverage of the scandal. Earlier in the day on Friday, General Mills had said it would pull all of its planned ads from the […]

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    Woman battling anorexia at 40 pounds gets help after plea on social media

    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Rachael Farrokh, 37, weighs roughly 40 pounds, suffering from a severe form of anorexia for more than 10 years. After making a desperate plea for survival in a video posted to YouTube, Farrokh told CNN on Friday that she has raised enough money for her to start treatment for her eating disorder. Farrokh and her husband, Rod Edmondson, created a GoFundMe page that’s exceeded $120,000 in donations to cover her medical costs. Farrokh took to social media […]

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    Scrabble dictionary will make you lolz with its ridic list of new words

    (CNN) — Scrabble dictionary has added lotsa new words for its players, and some are so ridic, they’ll make you lolz. The venerable board game has an additional 6,500 words, including a few once limited to social media and technology. The words are straight from the mouths of the cool kids. There’s lotsa, twerking, lolz, emoji and ridic — short for ridiculous. Facetime, which means talking with someone via the Apple app of the same name, will earn you a […]

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