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19-year-old suspected of gunning down 17 people at a Florida high school was was armed with an AR-15 style rifle and multiple magazines, sheriff says

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:13pm
Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old man suspected of gunning down at least 17 people Wednesday at a Parkland, Florida, high school, had once been expelled from the school for disciplinary reasons, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said.
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Opinion: Michael Cohen may want to rethink being Trump's martyr

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:07pm
Most lawyers aren't willing to sacrifice themselves for their clients. That is, it seems, except in the case of Michael Cohen. Known to the world as "President Trump's personal lawyer," Cohen claims to have taken a $130,000 financial hit to protect his client from a scandal: allegations that Donald Trump had an affair with porn star Stephanie Clifford, aka "Stormy Daniels," in 2006. On Tuesday, Cohen said in a statement that he used personal funds in 2016 to "facilitate a payment" to Clifford and that no one in the Trump Organization or campaign "reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly."
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Louise Linton: I'm 'super duper' sorry

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:06pm
The wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says she's "super duper" sorry for her past social media posts. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the details.
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At least 100 WH officials lacked full security clearances a year after election

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 7:48pm
Nearly a year into President Donald Trump's administration, senior-level staffers -- including Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and Rob Porter -- remained on interim clearances even as other senior advisers were granted full security access, according to information obtained by CNN from a US government official.
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Michelle Obama's V-Day playlist melts hearts

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 7:41pm
Michelle Obama's Valentine's Day playlist, which dropped on Spotify on Wednesday, has the internet swooning. Titled "Forever Mine," it features an eclectic 44 track mix of modern ballads and evergreen classics.
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US personnel in Cuba had symptoms resembling brain injury, study says

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 7:39pm
Doctors remain baffled by concussion-like symptoms that manifested in US government personnel while they were on assignment in Havana, Cuba. Their findings are laid out in a comprehensive medical report published Wednesday on what they found when they examined the patients. CNN first reported on the "acoustic attacks" in August.
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House panel weighs holding Bannon in contempt if he fails to show

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 7:11pm
The House Intelligence Committee has scheduled a Thursday meeting to hear testimony from Steve Bannon -- but it's an open question whether President Donald Trump's former chief strategist will even show up.
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Parkland shooting is among the 10 deadliest in modern US history

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 7:02pm
Mass shootings in America are getting deadlier.
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FDA approves blood test for concussion

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 6:54pm
The US Food and Drug Administration has, for the first time, approved a blood test to help detect concussion in adults.
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Ultra-processed foods linked to cancer risk

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 6:30pm
Ultra-processed foods are not known for their health qualities. We know this, yet it's hard to resist the doughnuts your kind colleague brought into the office. Now, research published Wednesday in the BMJ may give you at least a longer pause before you pick the pink one with sprinkles.
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Richard Branson 'a little jealous' of Musk

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 6:30pm
Richard Branson sits down with CNN's Christine Romans after Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy SpaceX launch last week. Branson expects Virgin Galactic to be in space with people on board within the next few months.
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Trump's lawyer says he paid a porn star. Is that legal?

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 6:14pm
President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has declared a payment he orchestrated to a porn star to be "lawful," but legal experts say the matter is far from settled.
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Ex-FBI agent breaks down over school shooting

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:59pm
CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd breaks down on air over a deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida.
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DOJ's AT&T lawsuit heats up

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:54pm
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Teacher: I hid 19 students in the closet

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:51pm
Melissa Falkowski, a teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, says she hid 19 of her students in a closet as shots were fired at the school.
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The rights of disabled Americans are under attack

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:43pm
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been law for 28 years now -- and I can honestly say that rights for Americans with disabilities, including accessibility to public spaces, are now facing more uncertainty and outright hostility than at any time in recent memory.
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Trump suggests 25 cent gas tax increase, senator says

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:42pm
President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that a one-time, 25 cent increase in gas and diesel taxes would be needed to help pay for the administration's new infrastructure plan, according to Democratic Sen. Tom Carper.
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Two actors accuse Scott Baio of abuse

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:30pm
Two young actors from the show "Charles in Charge" have now accused Scott Baio of harassment and abuse. Baio denies the allegations.
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Sen. Murphy: Shooting a 'consequence of our inaction'

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:13pm
Senator Chris Murphy makes an emotional plea on the Senate floor after a deadly shooting at a Florida high school.
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EPA chief: I fly first-class for security reasons

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:08pm
Scott Pruitt's flights in first class or via military jets are for security purposes, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator told The New Hampshire Union Leader on Tuesday.
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