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Fugitive in deadly Pennsylvania cop ambush in custody

cnn.com — (CNN) -- After nearly seven weeks on the run, suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein is in custody, Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Connie Devens said Thursday. "I can confirm that we have taken Eric Frein into custody. Further information will be released at a later time.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Suspected cop killer Frein was locked in slain trooper's handcuffs after he was captured, Pa. governor says. cnn.it/1q6mtWQ

Oct 31, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Suspected cop killer Frein was locked in slain trooper's handcuffs after he was captured, Pa. governor says. cnn.it/1q6mtWQ

Oct 31, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Suspected cop killer Frein was locked in slain trooper's handcuffs after he was captured, Pa. governor says. cnn.it/1q6mtWQ

Oct 31, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Suspected cop killer Frein was locked in slain trooper's handcuffs after he was captured, Pa. governor says. cnn.it/1q6mtWQ

Oct 30, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Catching Eric Matthew Frein took so long because he hid in wooded area that took long time to search, official says. cnn.it/1q6mtWQ

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Antares operator used destruct system to blow up rocket

cnn.com — (CNN) -- After it became apparent there was a problem with the launch of the NASA-contracted Antares rocket, the company that operated the flight hit the destruct button, a spokesman said Thursday. The flight termination system was engaged, confirmed Barron Beneski, vice president of corporate communications at Orbital Sciences Corp., in an email.

Ferguson police chief: 'I'm going to stay'

cnn.com — Watch more from the chief's interview on "Anderson Cooper 360" at 8 p.m. ET, and "CNN Tonight" at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday. (CNN) -- Under fire, the police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, told CNN on Thursday that he has no intention of stepping down.

Graham unfiltered: jokes about white men, Baptists

Oct 30, 2014

RT @srfreish: Lindsey Graham also says these comments (cnn.com/2014/10/29/pol…) were made jokingly, making fun of himself and the Hibernian society

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Should Royals have gone for home at end of Game 7?

thelead.blogs.cnn.com — By CNN's chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper and Rick Saleeby (CNN) - It has been observed that baseball is a metaphor for life, and we were reminded of that again last night at the end of the 7th Game of the amazing World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals.

Report: Plane hits building at Wichita airport

cnn.com — (CNN) -- A plane appears to have crashed at a building at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport in southern Kansas on Thursday morning, CNN affiliate KSNW reported. Video from KSNW showed thick smoke rising from what appeared to be a two-story building at 10:20 a.m. CT. Information on what type of plane was involved wasn't immediately available.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: 2 dead in plane crash near Wichita airport, fire chief says; 4 injured, 5 unaccounted for. cnn.it/1wJJ9C4

Oct 30, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Small plane strikes building near Wichita airport in Kansas, company spokesman says. cnn.it/1wJJ9C4 pic.twitter.com/WFf9vFpIfB

Oct 30, 2014

RT @CNNSitRoom: 2 people are dead, 4 injured, & 5 unaccounted for after plane hits building at Wichita airport cnn.it/1rDhYCV http:…

Oct 30, 2014

Authorities say five remain unaccounted for in Kansas plane crash this morning cnn.it/1zNKLP6

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ISIS subjects Yazidi women to 'rape, sex slavery'

cnn.com — Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan (CNN) -- Jana was a 19-year-old in her final year of high school, with dreams of becoming a doctor. Then, ISIS came to her village last August, and her world collapsed. She described to me in chilling detail, how the jihadis first demanded that members of her Yazidi religious minority convert to Islam.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @CNN: "These women have been treated like cattle." Yazidi women sold, raped, enslaved by #ISIS: cnn.it/1zP7oCG pic.twitter.com/wkbCibbZJ2

Oct 30, 2014

'Treated like cattle': Yazidi women sold, raped, enslaved by ISIS cnn.com/2014/10/30/wor…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @IvanCNN: 'Treated like cattle': Thousands of Yazidi women kidnapped, sold, raped, enslaved by ISIS cnn.com/2014/10/30/wor… #Iraq #Twitterkurds

Oct 30, 2014

RT @IvanCNN: 'Treated like cattle': Thousands of Yazidi women kidnapped, sold, raped, enslaved by ISIS cnn.com/2014/10/30/wor… #Iraq #Twitterkurds

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Hillary Clinton could end up alone in Iowa

cnn.com — Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) -- Imagine if Iowa held a caucus and nobody but Hillary Clinton showed up. Democrats of all stripes, including Clinton allies, have predicted for months that the former Secretary of State -- who was campaigning for midterm candidates in Iowa on Wednesday -- will face some kind challenge in the race for the Democratic nomination if she decides to run.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @fmanjoo: Headline sounds like a country song: "Hillary Clinton could end up alone in Iowa" cnn.it/1vlbc6J

Oct 30, 2014

Headline sounds like a country song: "Hillary Clinton could end up alone in Iowa" cnn.it/1vlbc6J

Oct 30, 2014

"But implicitly, people don't spend time with Iowans at a football game without a reason." by @peterhamby. cnn.com/2014/10/30/pol…

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In West Virginia, the glass ceiling shatters but shards remain

cnn.com — The first time Tara Martinez looked at a report on the status of women and girls in her state, she wept. Often she still cries when she talks about the picture it paints. It's all just so overwhelming - and, at times, dark as coal. The lack of employment opportunities.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @CNN: A state that has never sent a woman to the Senate is now choosing between two. cnn.it/13obJyq @CNNPolitics pic.twitter.com/Cd1kLP5Y95

Oct 30, 2014

RT @CNN: A state that has never sent a woman to the Senate is now choosing between two. cnn.it/13obJyq @CNNPolitics pic.twitter.com/Cd1kLP5Y95

Oct 30, 2014

It's arguably among the worst places to be a woman. But what do #WV #women want? cnn.it/1sH3Vw8 #CNNWomensVote

Oct 30, 2014

It's arguably among the worst places to be a woman. It's also about to have it's first woman senator. cnn.it/1sH3Vw8 #CNNWomensVote

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Struggle for the Senate: 4 of our favorite midterm races

thelead.blogs.cnn.com — (CNN) - Raindrops on yard signs and angry rude voters. Moldy incumbents and vain self-promoters. Brown paper ballots all tied up with strings. These are a few of our favorite things. In that spirit - CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" brought in three political gurus to discuss their favorite races around the country.

Unnecessary roughness? Players question NCAA's record on concussions

cnn.com — In the early 1900s, college football was a brutal sport. An increasing number of deaths and injuries prompted action from President Theodore Roosevelt and led to the establishment of what would later be known as the NCAA.
Oct 30, 2014

Unnecessary roughness? Players question NCAA's record on concussions cnn.com/interactive/20…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @sganim: Before the game Saturday, read the stories of these four & how the NCAA handles concussions. cnn.com/interactive/20… http://t.co…

Oct 30, 2014

Before the game Saturday, read the stories of these four & how the NCAA handles concussions. cnn.com/interactive/20… pic.twitter.com/AaTurd3Jyi

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San Francisco's World Series win marred by violence

cnn.com — (CNN) -- A night of triumph for San Francisco baseball fans was marred by shootings, fires and arrests. Police said at least two people were shot in San Francisco amid celebrations for the Giants' victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night, CNN affiliate KTVU said.
Oct 30, 2014

Celebration of San Francisco's World Series win marred by shootings, fires and arrests: cnn.it/1tlEa8m

Oct 30, 2014

Police: At least 2 people were shot in San Francisco amid celebrations for @SFGiants' victory over @Royals. cnn.it/1xEWPfW

Oct 30, 2014

San Francisco Giants' World Series win marred by violence; 2 shot, 1 stabbed cnn.com/2014/10/30/us/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Police: At least 2 people were shot in San Francisco amid celebrations for @SFGiants' victory over @Royals. cnn.it/1xEWPfW

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Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies

cnn.com — (CNN) -- Thomas Menino, who retired this year as the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, died Thursday morning after a battle with cancer, according to his spokeswoman Dorothy Joyce. He was 71. Menino, who served more than 20 years as mayor, announced in March 2013 that he wouldn't run for a sixth term -- a decision that followed weeks of hospitalization for a respiratory infection.
Oct 30, 2014

RIP Mumbles. A typical Bostonian, who won't go near a dr. until body parts start falling off (read last two graphs) cnn.it/1sM0Niy

Oct 30, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino dies at 71 after cancer battle. cnn.it/1rDfbcW pic.twitter.com/ueoZW0AUIB

Oct 30, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino dies at 71 after cancer battle. cnn.it/1rDfbcW pic.twitter.com/ueoZW0AUIB

Coast Guard fights immigration crisis at sea

cnn.com — Miami (CNN) -- "No queremos ir pa' Cuba!" We don't want to go to Cuba. Those words were repeatedly sung by a young man in his mid-20s, who had just risked his life to escape the communist island. Instead, he found himself, along with nine other Cuban men, lying on the deck of the U.S.
Oct 30, 2014

With more Cuban migrants being found offshore, @AlinaCNN, @JaviCNN and @cnnmiamiphotog embed with the US Coast Guard: cnn.com/2014/10/30/wor…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @JaviCNN: #ICYMI: New hot zone in #immigration crisis - the FL Straits. @CNN Exclusive by @AlinaCNN & @cnnmiamiphotog: http://t.co/lxXpi…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AlinaCNN: #ICYMI: A dangerous and sometimes deadly journey to the US. Watch the incredible video here. cnn.com/2014/10/30/wor… #CNN

Oct 30, 2014

#ICYMI: A dangerous and sometimes deadly journey to the US. Watch the incredible video here. cnn.com/2014/10/30/wor… #CNN

Five reasons the Ferguson police chief is in hot water

cnn.com — (CNN) -- The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, has problems. He's been under intense scrutiny ever since a white officer in his department fatally shot African-American teenager Michael Brown. Now, government officials familiar with ongoing discussions are saying he is expected to step down as part of an effort by city officials to reform the Police Department.

New York harassment video woman: My story isn't unique

cnn.com — (CNN) -- What started as an expose of the harassment women face in public has turned into online death- and rape threats against the woman in the viral video. "There are people who've said a lot of things but I'm not reading what they are saying," Shoshana Roberts told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Wednesday night.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @CNN: What started as an expose of the harassment women face in public has turned into ugly fodder: cnn.it/1q2ZX1j pic.twitter.com/nuA8WtIY6m

Oct 30, 2014

Good summary my Anderson about what he saw > Woman in New York street harassment video: 'My story is not unique' cnn.com/2014/10/30/liv…

Oct 30, 2014

She's getting death threats, rape threats for her street harassment video. Sickening. cnn.it/1tkD0vE

Oct 30, 2014

How can this lead to rape threats? Is it opposite day? I guess I just don't understand people at all cnn.com/2014/10/30/liv…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @CNN: What started as an expose of the harassment women face in public has turned into ugly fodder: cnn.it/1q2ZX1j pic.twitter.com/nuA8WtIY6m

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With Ebola battle brewing, Obama heads to Maine

cnn.com — (CNN) -- When President Barack Obama visits Maine on Thursday, he won't come within 300 miles of the nurse protesting her state-mandated Ebola quarantine. But he has inserted himself in the middle of a growing debate between the federal government and states over their rules for health workers returning from the Ebola zone.
Oct 30, 2014

Obama will be 300 miles from nurse's home on Maine-Quebec border but he's in the middle of debate over quarantines cnn.it/1rD5GKG

Oct 30, 2014

RT @laurabernardini: Politics of Ebola w/Obama in Maine for a big push for Mike Michaud in the governor's race. cnn.it/1rD5GKG by @kevinliptakcnn

Oct 30, 2014

Politics of Ebola w/Obama in Maine for a big push for Mike Michaud in the governor's race. cnn.it/1rD5GKG by @kevinliptakcnn

Oct 30, 2014

RT @CNNPolitics: When @BarackObama visits Maine Thursday, he won't come within 300 miles of the nurse protesting her Ebola quarantine cnn.it/1rD5GKG

Why ISIS's treatment of Yazidi women is genocide

cnn.com — Editor's note: Dr. Nazand Begikhani is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol's Centre for Gender and Violence Research. She has published widely on the subjects of gender and ethnicity, violence against women and honour-based violence, is an advisor to the Kurdistan Region's Prime Minister on higher education and gender, and a member of the Kurdistan's Women's Rights Monitoring Board.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @IvanCNN: Why ISIS's treatment of Yazidi women must be treated as genocide cnn.com/2014/10/30/opi… By Nazand Begikhani, gender violence researcher

Oct 30, 2014

RT @IvanCNN: Why ISIS's treatment of Yazidi women must be treated as genocide cnn.com/2014/10/30/opi… By Nazand Begikhani, gender violence researcher

Oct 30, 2014

Why ISIS's treatment of Yazidi women must be treated as genocide cnn.com/2014/10/30/opi… By Nazand Begikhani, gender violence researcher

Forest service warns against #bearselfies

cnn.com — (CNN) -- Dear Park Visitors, Please don't take selfies with bears. It's stupid. Love, the U.S Forest Service That pretty much sums up a warning issued recently by wildlife officials at Taylor Creek Visitor Center in South Lake Tahoe, California. "Bears are unpredictable, wild animals and may attack if threatened," Forest Supervisor Nancy Gibson said in a statement.