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Millions of acres burn as Alaska sweats a hot summer

CNN - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:53am
An area the size of Connecticut has burned in Alaska this year, the state said. That's 3.1 million acres, a loss that comes during one of the hottest periods in decades.
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Boater's incredible reaction to whale encounter

CNN - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:22am
Janet Flanders and her husband were in for a surprise while they were boating in Alaska.
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Taylor Swift stuns kid with $50K gift

CNN - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:22am
Pop star Taylor Swift may have just helped to change the life of one young fan.
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Lawmaker gets emotional after Confederate flag decision

CNN - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:21am
South Carolina State Rep. Jenny Horne (R) reacts to the decision to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse grounds.
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San Francisco mayor, sheriff joust over immigration policy

CNN - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 7:36am
Add San Francisco's mayor to the chorus of voices questioning the sheriff's decision to release an undocumented immigrant with a long criminal record without telling U.S. immigration officials.
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Alligator that killed Texas man is killed, hunter may face fine

CNN - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 7:36am
Texas game wardens are deciding whether to charge a man who admitted to killing an alligator involved in a fatal attack.
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Subway, Jared part ways amid investigation

CNN - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 7:34am
.A raid at the Indiana home of longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle shocked neighbors as they watched authorities cart off computers..
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Immigrants and crime: Crunching the numbers

CNN - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 7:33am
With a presidential election looming, politicians on both sides of the aisle are sparring over immigration in a battle that shows no sign of stopping.
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Blue Bell to start test production at Alabama ice cream plant

CNN - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 7:33am
Blue Bell Creameries said Thursday that it plans to begin test production of ice cream at its Alabama plant in Sylacauga in the next few weeks.
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Photos: Evolution of the Confederate flag

CNN - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 7:32am
A look at iterations of the Confederate flag.
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Dems blast GOP move on Confederate flag amendment

CNN - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 7:29am
House Democrats are blasting a GOP proposal that emerged Wednesday night that they say undermines efforts to limit the use and sale of Confederate flags in national parks and grave sites.
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Poll: Majority sees Confederate flag as Southern pride symbol, not racist

CNN - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 7:29am
American public opinion on the Confederate flag remains about where it was 15 years ago, with most describing the flag as a symbol of Southern pride more than one of racism, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. And questions about how far to go to remove references to the Confederacy from public life prompt broad racial divides.
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Robert Capa at the 1939 Tour de France

CNN - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 6:41am
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Bear smashes viewing glass at zoo

CNN - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 3:23pm
The award-winning "Russia's Grizzly Coast" exhibit at the Minnesota Zoo attracts people in part because of the close proximity of bears to guests while still remaining in a simulated natural habitat.
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Gun used in San Francisco killing belonged to federal agent

CNN - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 3:19pm
The gun used in the killing of a San Francisco woman in a case that gave new political prominence to the issue of illegal immigration belonged to a federal agent, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN.
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Plus-size customer stands up to body shaming

CNN - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 2:25pm
Rachel Taylor turned tears into triumph recently in an Old Navy store.
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Group finds asbestos in children's crayons, toy crime lab kits

CNN - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 2:21pm
The EWG Action Fund is calling for a ban on asbestos in consumer products after it found traces of the carcinogen in children's crayons and toy crime lab kits.
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Court rules against Redskins trademark registration

CNN - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 2:20pm
The Washington Redskins football team lost a key battle in court on Wednesday over their trademark registration, as a federal judge ruled to cancel the NFL team's registration, stating that the logo might denigrate Native Americans.
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Jared Fogle and his 'fat jeans'

CNN - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 1:20pm
Subway icon Jared Fogle joins Piers Morgan to discuss weight loss and his "fat jeans."
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