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    U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert attacked, injured in Seoul

    (CNN) — U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was attacked in Seoul, according to U.S. government sources in the U.S. and South Korea. The U.S. embassy said he is being treated at a local hospital but is in stable condition. According to Seoul police, Lippert was slashed on his right cheek and hand with a knife measuring about 10 inches long at 5:42 p.m. ET on Wednesday. A South Korean news agency reported that the suspect was opposed to […]

  • Etsy

    DIY industry coming to Wall Street: Online marketplace Etsy files initial public offering

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The DIY industry is coming to Wall Street. Etsy, an online marketplace for homemade crafts, arts and jewelry, filed its initial public offering Wednesday. The company wants to raise $100 million and will list on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol ETSY. About 1.4 million people currently use the website to sell their handmade and vintage crafts. Some of the items for sale on Etsy Wednesday included Cookie Monster mittens for $39, a felt bunny in […]

  • Darren Wilson and Michael Brown

    Justice Department: No federal charges for Darren Wilson in shooting death of Michael Brown

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Justice Department formally closed its investigation of Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson, declining to bring criminal charges for the killing of Michael Brown. In a report released Wednesday, prosecutors said that “Wilson’s actions do not constitute prosecutable violations” of federal civil rights law. “There is no evidence upon which prosecutors can rely to disprove Wilson’s stated subjective belief that he feared for his safety,” the Justice Department report said. The Justice Department also issued a 100-page […]

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    Future of health care in America on the table: Supreme Court takes up Affordable Care Act

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The future of health care in America is on the table — and in serious jeopardy — Wednesday morning in the Supreme Court. After more than an hour of arguments, the Supreme Court seemed divided in a case concerning what Congress meant in one very specific four-word clause of the Affordable Care Act with respect to who is eligible for subsidies provided by the federal government to help people buy health insurance. If the Court ultimately rules […]

  • Ben Carson

    Ben Carson apologizes for commenting that prisoners’ changes after they leave jail proves being gay is a choice

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson apologized for commenting Wednesday that prisoners’ changes after they leave jail proves being gay is a choice, but said that the science is still murky on the issue. In a statement, Carson said he “realized that my choice of language does not reflect fully my heart on gay issues.” “I do not pretend to know how every individual came to their sexual orientation. I regret that my words to express that concept were hurtful and divisive. For that I apologize unreservedly to […]

  • buddy holly

    NTSB considers taking another look at plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and JP Richardson

    (CNN) — It’s the day the music died. In the early morning hours of February 3, 1959, a small aircraft carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson crashed a few miles from Mason City Municipal Airport, near Clear Lake, Iowa. Pilot Roger Peterson also died in the crash. The voice of the hit songs “Peggy Sue” and “That’ll Be the Day” was silenced forever. A few months later, the Civil Aeronautics Board blamed the accident primarily […]

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    Justice report finds systematic discrimination against African-Americans in Ferguson

    (CNN) — The Ferguson Police Department has demonstrated a pattern of racial discrimination, the Justice Department said Wednesday. But while some experts say the numbers alone tell only part of the story, the 102-page report merely reaffirmed many residents’ beliefs. In Ferguson, just over 67% of residents are black. But among the findings, the report shows that 85% of traffic stops, 90% of citations, 93% of arrests and 88% of use-of-force incidents involved African-Americans, the Justice Department said. Reports released […]

  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    Opening statements in Boston Marathon bombing trial: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorney says “he did it”

    BOSTON (CNN) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorney made one thing clear during her opening statement in the Boston Marathon bombing trial: He did it. “It was him,” defense attorney Judy Clarke told jurors. Tsarnaev carried one of the pressure cooker bombs on April 15, 2013, and placed it near the finish line, she said. He was there when a police officer was killed. He was involved in a shootout with police. The accused bomber will not sidestep any of his actions, […]

  • kcups

    Inventor of K-Cups says ‘I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it’

    NEW YORK — The inventor of K-Cups regrets that he ever invented them. “I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it,” John Sylvan told The Atlantic in an interview. Why? Because the K-Cups are bad for the environment — they are disposable and not recyclable. Sylvan originally envisioned the cup-like pouches that brewed a single serving of coffee for offices, where people want different brews. But the technology caught on, and Keurig Green Mountain brewers are now on kitchen […]

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    Don’t forget to “spring ahead” into Daylight Saving Time this weekend

    (CNN) — It’s that time of year again. This weekend, you’ll sacrifice an hour of sleep in exchange for a few months of extra daylight. You will set your clocks ahead one hour forward because Daylight Saving Time officially starts at 2 a.m. on Sunday. It ends the first Sunday in November. Daylight Saving Time is also a great time to check the things that keep us safe and ready for emergencies. ReadyWisconsin urges you to check these items: Smoke […]

  • McDonald's Restaurant

    Making a change: McDonald’s plans to cut back on chicken raised on antibiotics

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — McDonald’s plans to cut back on chicken raised on antibiotics. McDonald’s USA said Wednesday it will only use chicken raised without certain types of antibiotics. However, that doesn’t mean all antibiotics will be banned — the chicken can continue to use the antibiotics that are deemed necessary for health reasons. McDonald’s said it will take two years to convert its 14,000 U.S. restaurants and farm suppliers over to the new antibiotics policy. “The farmers who supply […]

  • U.S. Capitol

    Senate needed 67 votes to override President Obama’s Keystone XL veto; They got 62

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Senate supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline failed to override President Barack Obama’s veto of their legislation that would have cleared construction of the project. Needing two-thirds of the Senate, or 67 votes, to turn back the veto, Senate Republicans, joined by eight centrist Democrats, got only 62. It was a defeat for business minded senators who believe the project — which would deliver oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico — would create thousands of […]


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