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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dead at 78

cnn.com — (CNN) -- Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is dead, according to a United Medical Center spokeswoman. He was 78. Barry is perhaps best known for his arrest in 1990 after a televised police surveillance tape showed him smoking crack in a hotel room. He was sentenced to six months in prison after a possession conviction.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @NewDay: Former #Washington Mayor #MarionBarry is dead, a hospital spokeswoman said early Sunday. He was 78. cnn.it/1xG4ZY2 More details @ 6a

Nov 23, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is dead, according to a United Medical Center spokeswoman. He was 78. cnn.it/1C0brx0

Nov 23, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is dead, according to a United Medical Center spokeswoman. He was 78. cnn.it/1C0brx0

Nov 23, 2014

Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is dead, according to a United Medical Center spokeswoman. He was 78. cnn.it/1C0brx0 @cnnbrk

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Ferguson protest: Churches offer sanctuaries

cnn.com — Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- Churches will open their sanctuaries to people who want to get away from protests in Ferguson when a grand jury announces whether it will indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. Observers, legal experts and first aid supplies will be on hand, CNN affiliate KSDK reported.
Nov 22, 2014

@cnnbrk: The Ferguson grand jury will reconvene Monday at the earliest, law enforcement sources say. cnn.it/1xZEzj2

Nov 22, 2014

RT @ChrisDaniels5: MT @cnnbrk: Grand jury did not decide Friday if it will indict Officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown killing cnn.it/1xZEzj2

Nov 22, 2014

RT @grinsli: So great to see @MbasuCNN's pictures & stories from #Ferguson leading @CNN homepage. #GoThere! cnn.com/2014/11/22/us/… http://t…

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UVA suspends fraternities after rape claim

cnn.com — (CNN) -- The University of Virginia is suspending all fraternities and associated parties until January 9 following a Rolling Stone magazine article that described a student's account of being gang raped and her frustration at trying to bring her alleged attackers to accountability.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @nycjim: UVa. suspends all frats after @RollingStone report on gang rape at Phi Kappa Psi house. cnn.com/2014/11/22/us/…

Nov 23, 2014

RT @nycjim: UVa. suspends all frats after @RollingStone report on gang rape at Phi Kappa Psi house. cnn.com/2014/11/22/us/…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @CNN: UVA suspends fraternities after report on gang rape allegation: cnn.it/1uTpUo5

Nov 22, 2014

@cnnbrk: University of Virginia suspends fraternities after report on gang rape allegation. cnn.it/1upI0dZ

White House tweaks post-2014 Afghanistan role

cnn.com — (CNN) -- In a policy shift, President Barack Obama has decided to extend the combat role of U.S. forces in Afghanistan into 2015, allowing troops to keep fighting the Taliban and other militant groups that threaten American soldiers or the Afghan government, The New York Times reported.
Nov 22, 2014

@cnnbrk: White House extends U.S. combat role in Afghanistan into 2015. cnn.it/11nXfxf

Nov 22, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: White House extends U.S. combat role in Afghanistan into 2015. cnn.it/11nXfxf

Nov 22, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: White House extends U.S. combat role in Afghanistan into 2015. cnn.it/11nXfxf

Nov 22, 2014

RT @OutFrontCNN: White House extends U.S. combat role in Afghanistan into 2015. cnn.it/11nXfxf @CNN

Nov 22, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: White House extends U.S. combat role in Afghanistan into 2015. cnn.it/11nXfxf

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Buffalo's curse: Warmer temps and rain

cnn.com — (CNN) -- After insane amounts snow and bitterly cold temperatures this week, the Buffalo area begins to thaw out Saturday. The good news: Warmer temperatures will begin to melt some 7 feet of snow across the region. The bad news: Warmer temperatures will begin to melt some 7 feet of snow across the region.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Buffalo, N.Y., area under flood warning as up to 7 feet of snow begins to melt. cnn.it/11ImESf pic.twitter.com/mZVWROYOCF

Nov 22, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Buffalo, N.Y., area under flood warning as up to 7 feet of snow begins to melt. cnn.it/11ImESf pic.twitter.com/mZVWROYOCF

Nov 22, 2014

@cnnbrk: Buffalo, N.Y., area under flood warning as up to 7 feet of snow begins to melt. cnn.it/11ImESf pic.twitter.com/J3lmUtC31c

Nov 22, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Buffalo, N.Y., area under flood warning as up to 7 feet of snow begins to melt. cnn.it/11ImESf pic.twitter.com/mZVWROYOCF

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The world according to Sepp: FIFA president's own goals and gaffes

edition.cnn.com — (CNN) -- Another day, another FIFA farce. Football's world governing body has already embarrassed itself on a number of occasions with its president, Sepp Blatter, also getting in on the act. Thursday's debate between lead investigator Michael Garcia and FIFA judge Hans-Joachim Eckert over allegations of corruption during the FIFA World Cup bidding process is just the latest episode in a whole catalog of ignominy.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @cnni: The #FIFA president Sepp Blatter has committed some major gaffes – here are just a few: cnn.it/155kTAH pic.twitter.com/Wsnii9aMiw

Nov 22, 2014

RT @cnni: The #FIFA president Sepp Blatter has committed some major gaffes – here are just a few: cnn.it/155kTAH pic.twitter.com/Wsnii9aMiw

Armed men raid bus at dawn in Kenya, killing dozens

cnn.com — (CNN) -- Armed men ambushed a bus at dawn in northeastern Kenya and killed nearly half of the 60 people aboard, authorities said Saturday. The gunmen killed 28 people in the bus, which was heading from Mandera, near the Somali boarder, to the capital of Nairobi.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Armed men ambushed bus in northeastern Kenya and killed nearly half of the 60 people aboard, authorities say. cnn.it/1BWVQhZ

Nov 22, 2014

Awful news: Islamist militants hijack bus in Kenya at dawn, kill dozens cnn.com/2014/11/22/wor…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @CNN: Islamist militants ambushed a bus in Kenya and shot those who couldn’t recite verses from the Quran. cnn.it/1AxH9A7

Nov 22, 2014

Reuters says Shabaab's claimed responsibility for #ManderaBusAttack & says it's retaliation for Mombasa mosque raids cnn.it/1BWVQhZ

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Group: Toll of U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria tops 900

cnn.com — (CNN) -- In the two months since the United States and coalition allies first launched airstrikes against ISIS targets inside of Syria, the missions have killed more than 900 people, nearly all militants, a monitoring group said Saturday.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria have killed at least 900 -- mostly militants -- Syrian opposition-aligned group says. cnn.it/1uTCsMe

Nov 22, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria have killed at least 900 -- mostly militants -- Syrian opposition-aligned group says. cnn.it/1uTCsMe

6.8 magnitude quake shakes central Japan

Nov 23, 2014

RT @cnni: Report: 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits central Japan late Saturday night cnn.it/1xjYxlL pic.twitter.com/qXHNO4C8bK

Nov 22, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Several injuries and a building collapse reported after strong earthquake shakes Japan's Nagano region. cnn.it/1tbMlSB

Nov 22, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: 6.8 magnitude quake reported in central Japan. No immediate damage reports. cnn.it/1tbMlSB

Nov 22, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: 6.8 magnitude quake reported in central Japan. No immediate damage reports. cnn.it/1tbMlSB

Nov 22, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: 6.8 magnitude quake reported in central Japan. No immediate damage reports. cnn.it/1tbMlSB

Bichir habla sobre la acci�n ejecutiva de Obama

mexico.cnn.com — Bichir habla sobre la acción ejecutiva de Obama El actor mexicano y activista proinmigrantes en EU dice que es un avance, pero 7 millones de indocumentados se quedan fuera de estos beneficios

Prominent Obama backer charged in sexual abuse case

cnn.com — (CNN) -- A prominent supporter of President Barack Obama and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign was arrested last week on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse related to what authorities said was an encounter with a juvenile male.
Nov 23, 2014

Obama backer, Democratic fundraiser Terry Bean charged in sexual abuse case cnn.com/2014/11/23/pol…

Nov 23, 2014

Obama backer, Democratic fundraiser Terry Dean charged in sexual abuse case cnn.com/2014/11/23/pol…

2 reported dead after earthquake hits China's Sichuan

cnn.com — Hong Kong (CNN) -- A magnitude-5.9 earthquake struck a remote region of southwestern China, reportedly killing at least two people and causing a stampede at a primary school. The quake struck late Saturday afternoon in a mountainous area of Sichuan province at a depth of around 15 kilometers (9 miles), according to the U.S.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: 5.9 earthquake struck southwestern China, reportedly killing at least 2 and causing a stampede at a primary school. cnn.it/1AzYDf7

American Journey: Paralyzed Marine stands and accepts his Bronze Star

ac360.blogs.cnn.com — Captain Derek Herrera was shot in the back and paralyzed while serving in Afghanistan. Today the U.S. Marine stood and walked to receive his Bronze Star. He did it with the help of a robotic device never before used by an American. Kyung Lah has his inspiring story.

Medios no dan una cobertura adecuada: normalista

mexico.cnn.com — Medios no dan una cobertura adecuada: normalista Omar García, estudiante de la escuela normal de Ayotzinapa, dice que los medios masivos de comunicación le dan mayor importancia a las versiones oficiales

#ThanksMichelleObama: Students criticize school lunches

cnn.com — Sarcastic tweets blame Michelle Obama for unappetizing school meals Students share images of meals tagged #ThanksMichelleObama Critics say students should direct complaints at local districts "It might seem ungrateful if I got this lunch for free.

Arrestan responsable policial implicado en desaparición de normalistas

cnnespanol.cnn.com — (CNN)-La policía mexicana arrestó a uno de los directores de la policía implicado en la desaparición de 43 estudiantes universitarios en la ciudad de Iguala a finales de septiembre. La oficina del Fiscal General dijo la noche del viernes que habían capturado a César Nava González, el ex subdirector del departamento de policía de Cocula.

Israel demolishes homes after Jerusalem terror attacks

cnn.com — Jerusalem (CNN) -- The home of Ghassan Abu Jamal has a beautiful view of Jabel Mukaber. It looks over a small valley with olive trees and grazing sheep. It also stinks here, the distinctive raw sewage smell of what's known locally as "skunk water," sprayed by Israeli police as a riot-control measure.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @atikaCNN: "Violence creates more violence. Pressure makes a bigger explosion" Our story on Israel demolishing attackers homes: edition.cnn.com/2014/11/22/wor…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @atikaCNN: "Violence creates more violence. Pressure makes a bigger explosion" Our story on Israel demolishing attackers homes: edition.cnn.com/2014/11/22/wor…

Nov 22, 2014

"Violence creates more violence. Pressure makes a bigger explosion" Our story on Israel demolishing attackers homes: edition.cnn.com/2014/11/22/wor…

Top local cop arrested in missing 43 Mexican students

cnn.com — Mexico City (CNN) -- A top local police official in Mexico was arrested in connection with the disappearance of 43 college students, authorities said. Investigators said Cesar Nava Gonzalez, the former deputy director of the Cocula police department, had been on the run since the September disappearance of the students, the federal prosecutor's office said.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @MMartinezCNN: Arrested: a top Mexican cop in Cocula who was on run since 43 students went missing in September. w/ @ShastaCNN lnkd.in/b7XQiXt

Nov 22, 2014

Arrested: a top Mexican cop in Cocula who was on run since 43 students went missing in September. w/ @ShastaCNN lnkd.in/b7XQiXt

Is F1 racing into financial trouble?

edition.cnn.com — With fewer cars running this season, CNN's Jim Boulden looks at the business of Formula One.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @FormulaMoney: A busy week for interviews! Formula Money's Chris Sylt speaks to @JimBouldenCNN on the current state of #F1 finances edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0…

Nov 22, 2014

A busy week for interviews! Formula Money's Chris Sylt speaks to @JimBouldenCNN on the current state of #F1 finances edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0…