Man charged in slaying of abducted NC teen hours before her funeral

(CNN)Hours after a man was charged in connection with Hania Aguilar’s kidnapping and killing, the popular North Carolina teenager was remembered Saturday as a loving daughter and friend during a funeral service at her middle school’s gymnasium. Suspect was in custody on unrelated charges The emotional service occurred hours after…

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5 things to know for December 3: Khashoggi messages, Qatar and OPEC, Comey testimony

(CNN) 1. Jamal Khashoggi Some recent revelations about the killing of a Washington Post journalist in his home country of Saudi Arabia have intensified international concern over the incident. CNN has obtained access to Jamal Khashoggi’s WhatsApp messages, and they show the journalist was extremely critical of Saudi Arabia and its Crown…

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5 things to know for November 21: Stocks, Zuckerberg, E. coli, Saudis, Nancy Pelosi

(CNN) 1. Stock market If you have investments, now is NOT the time to check on them — if you want to preserve your mental health. Stocks have been a mess. The Dow dropped 552 points yesterday and is 2,500 points off its peak after months of rough seas. In…

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5 things to know for November 16: Wildfires, Cambodia, North Korea, Florida recount

(CNN) 1. California wildfires The numbers just keep shooting up. The death toll from Northern California’s Camp Fire is now at 63, after the remains of seven people were found. But the real eye-popping stat is the number of people listed as missing. That soared to 631 after investigators added information…

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John Hinckley can move out of his mother’s house, judge rules

(CNN)John Hinckley, the man who tried to kill President Ronald Reagan in 1981, can move out of his mother’s house and live independently or with roommates or a family member, according to a court ruling issued Friday. He can drive within a 75-mile mile radius of Williamsburg. No tracking device…

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Thousand Oaks victims include college student and law enforcement officer

(CNN)At least 12 lives were cut short Wednesday when a gunman stormed a Southern California bar and opened fire. A 29-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Ron Helus was hoping to retire in the next year or so. He loved spending time with his son fishing in the…

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Will Thousand Oaks be the mass shooting that spurs change? Maybe not

(CNN)Pittsburgh. Orlando. Las Vegas. Newtown. Aurora. Columbine. The slaughter continues. With each one, more Americans appear anesthetized to the bloodletting. It’s just more bullets, more panic, more fear. Numbness sets in. Massacres seem commonplace. Will Thousand Oaks be the mass shooting that finally spurs change? The maybes Remembering the Thousand…

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5 things to know for October 11: Tropical Storm Michael, financial markets, missing Saudi journalist, China, US Postal Service

(CNN)As the sun comes up on the Florida Panhandle this morning we’re getting up to speed on the devastation delivered byHurricane Michael. Peoplethere are going to need assistance. Here’s how you can help. And here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.…

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Residents can go home after Massachusetts explosions, but long road to ‘normalcy’ remains

South Lawrence, Massachusetts (CNN)Three Massachusetts cities are nearing a critical first step of recovery — ensuring homes are safe and have power — after a deadly series of fires and explosions last week, Gov. Charlie Baker said. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt said Sunday that an underground regulator…

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Pressure increase reported in Massachusetts gas pipeline, NTSB says

(CNN)The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate a pressure increase detected in a natural gas pipeline north of Boston as it tries to figure out what caused a series of fires and gas explosions in three Massachusetts towns, NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said Saturday at a news conference. “Over 5,000…

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Embattled USA Gymnastics President Kerry Perry resigns after 9 months

(CNN)Just nine months after taking the helm of USA Gymnastics, president and CEO Kerry Perry has resigned — marking the latest high-profile departure from the beleaguered organization. Attorney John Manly, who represents 180 gymnasts, said Perry failed to overhaul USAG. “Despite promises to the contrary, Ms. Perry continued the same…

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Growing Catholic insurgency threatens top cardinal in Washington

Washington (CNN)The attorney general for the nation’s capital. The president of a Catholic college. Teachers at a celebrated Catholic elementary school. A former White House appointee on religious freedom. Even a popular priest in his own archdiocese. But in the wake of a damning 900-page report by a grand jury…

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