Powerful storm takes aim at Southern California

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1e112d89c392c792cff7adc921fe35c7.jpeg (CNN)A strong storm is expected to bring drenching rain and the threat of flash flooding and landslides to Southern California late Friday and through the weekend, the National Weather Service warned Thursday. Flood watches affecting more than 20 million people have been posted for the southern portion of the state, including Los Angeles and San… Read more »

What immigrant advocates want you to do if ICE agents come to your door

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3dd7b7bc36ec7d22f832930a00057dc0.jpeg The sudden and unexpected deportation of undocumented Mexican immigrant Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos has sparked fears that President Donald Trump is beginning to fulfill his campaign promise to expel 11 million people from the United States. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which deported Garcia de Rayos from Arizona to Mexico on Thursday, contends there… Read more »

US, Japan conduct successful missile interception test

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18ad800a31524c4889c0465801275026.jpeg (CNN)The US and Japan have passed a crucial test for missile defense, shooting down a medium-range ballistic missile with a new interceptor launched from a guided-missile destroyer. The US Missile Defense Agency announced that the USS John Paul Jones detected, tracked and took out the target ballistic missile using its onboard Aegis Missile Defense System… Read more »

USDA removes online database that included animal abuse; activists cry foul

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b0a6d9c8a935c8bed9f5ba76b3917e79.jpeg (CNN)The United States Department of Agriculture shut down an online database Friday that included information about animals mistreated, injured and killed. The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) cited privacy concerns in removing the documents, but one animal welfare activist said he believes the department is caving to pressure from groups that didn’t… Read more »

Super Bowl guacamole could get pricier

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ad3d1f8f9e28951d52ba416f4bc43275.jpeg (CNN)Super Bowl fans, enjoy that guacamole dip on Sunday, because it may cost you more at next year’s big game. That’s because its main ingredient, avocados, may increase in price if President Donald Trump scraps a trade agreement between the United States and Mexico. According to the Association of Producers, Packers and Exporters of Avocados… Read more »

Trump is changing the international order

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3701dd43d0496968233c9963d976f6a0.jpeg (CNN)Many historians have pointed out that we live in unprecedented times. The period since 1945 has been marked by the absence of war between the world’s major powers. Most of prior human history is a tale of economic mercantilism, political conflict and repeated war. Since 1945, we have lived in what John Lewis Gaddis dubbed… Read more »

Wrong about globalization

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46ed80ce9205ba7ceef1beb1889d5ea3.jpeg (CNN)You can’t turn off technological revolutions. Nor is there a quick fix to stop business from going to other countries. Tariffs on China will simply mean that production will come from some other developing country. The best approach to the world we are living in is not denial but empowerment. Countries should recognize that the… Read more »

Shooting raises questions about the limits of flying with firearms

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8752a0a35f023646e707181439e2fe12.jpeg (CNN)The shooting Friday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport may test the bounds of something that is entirely legal and commonplace in the United States: Flying with a gun and ammunition. The incident highlights the peculiarities and seeming contradictions of local, state and federal gun laws inside the nation’s airports: It is legal for a passenger… Read more »

762 murders. 12 months. 1 American city.

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c590b66c38b4e61b7c2ad945b550c6b8.jpeg There were 762 murders in Chicago in 2016. It was the deadliest year in nearly two decades. Here’s how we got to this point, what it means for the city and those whose lives have been changed forever. WHAT 762 MEANS The number alone doesn’t tell the entire story of Chicago’s bloodshed. There’s another statistic… Read more »

762 murders. 12 months. 1 American city.

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c590b66c38b4e61b7c2ad945b550c6b8.jpeg There were 762 murders in Chicago in 2016. It was the deadliest year in nearly two decades. Here’s how we got to this point, what it means for the city and those whose lives have been changed forever. WHAT 762 MEANS The number alone doesn’t tell the entire story of Chicago’s bloodshed. There’s another statistic… Read more »

Pennsylvania police fatally shoot man after state trooper killing

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d3657fb1f802aeeed1e905b8df871068.jpeg (CNN)A 32-year-old man suspected of killing a Pennsylvania trooper was shot to death by law enforcement officers Saturday, the Pennsylvania State Police said on verified social media. Jason Robison was wanted in connection with the shooting death of Trooper Landon Weaver. The police said in a press release Robison refused to surrender and threatened law… Read more »

Richard Reid Fast Facts

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ceb0b617bd8e9771b10c414eacdea1d5.jpeg (CNN)Here’s a look at the life of Richard Reid, also known as the “shoe bomber.” He is serving a life sentence at the US Penitentiary Administrative Maximum (ADMAX) facility in Florence, Colorado. Zacarias Moussaoui, convicted September 11 conspirator, is also incarcerated there. Personal:Birth date: August 12, 1973 Birth place: England

Cleveland police officer’s toddler son fatally shoots self

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36f21404bf18e3cdb5f2a9884824faa1.jpeg (CNN)The 2-year-old son of a Cleveland Police officer fatally shot himself with his father’s service weapon Friday morning, the Cleveland Police Department said in a statement. Officers responded to a home on Library Avenue around 10:30 a.m. and took the child to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Winter weather: Rest of December won’t be so cold

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a1f728e88696cb46cfb24a69fce3df81.jpeg (CNN)America, you can take off that extra scarf soon. After shivering through a brutally cold December, two-thirds of the United States will feel temperatures rise above normal this week. These federal government resources have maps you can use to check weather conditions, flight delays, traffic and road closures in your area: Weather www.weather.gov Flight delays… Read more »