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Police choke hold killed NY man, medical examiner says

cnn.com — (CNN) -- The New York City medical examiner's office Friday confirmed what demonstrators had been saying for weeks: A police officer's choke hold on a man being arrested for selling loose cigarettes killed him. The death has been ruled a homicide.
Aug 01, 2014

This family is about to get paid. via NY med examiner: Police choke hold killed man cnn.com/2014/08/01/jus…

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3-day humanitarian cease-fire begins in Gaza

cnn.com — Gaza City (CNN) -- After weeks of fighting and more than 1,500 deaths, some semblance of peace may be coming to Gaza -- at least temporarily. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Thursday that an unconditional humanitarian cease-fire would begin at 8 a.m.
Aug 01, 2014

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Aug 01, 2014

Gaza cease-fire unravels; Israeli soldier captured - From @wusa9 partner @cnn ---> rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_lat…

Aug 01, 2014

Blame game on cease-fire distracts from toll: 40+ Palestinians killed in Rafah; IDF-2 dead, 1 captured cnn.it/1puT22h

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Possible evac American infected with Ebola raises fears

cnn.com — Atlanta (CNN) -- When a plane took off from Georgia to meet two American missionaries fighting to survive Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West Africa, a small epidemic ignited on social media in the United States: Fear.
Aug 01, 2014

Ebola coming to U.S. as Atlanta hospital preps for patients cnn.com/2014/08/01/hea…

Aug 01, 2014

RT @CNNValencia: Ebola coming to U.S. for first time as Emory hospital preps for patients cnn.com/2014/08/01/hea… #CNN

Aug 01, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Officials: American infected with Ebola in Africa expected to arrive in U.S. on Saturday. cnn.it/WQYAuP

Aug 01, 2014

RT @cnnbrk: Officials: American infected with Ebola in Africa expected to arrive in U.S. on Saturday. cnn.it/WQYAuP

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Gen. Clark: Putin responsible for downed plane

thelead.blogs.cnn.com — (CNN) - A former NATO Supreme Allied Commander does not have any doubt that Russian President Vladimir Putin is responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. "[Putin] is the man who is responsible. This is all about Vladimir Putin's - it's his vision of restoring Russia to its greatness.

Obama on pending CIA report: 'We tortured some folks'

thelead.blogs.cnn.com — Washington (CNN) - A report on CIA interrogation practices after 9/11 will be declassified in the coming weeks. Today, President Obama gave his declarative take on the report, saying, "In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, we did some things that were wrong. We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks."

Millennials and their bad habits

money.cnn.com — It's not all kale and Pilates. Millennials are spending big money on guilty pleasures they are probably not telling their personal trainers about, according to new data from budgeting app Level Money. First up: alcohol. Average annual spending by Millennials varies by state -- and some residents are a whole lot boozier than others.

Congress did something: Helped 1,000 Afghan interpreters

politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com — Washington (CNN) - Nearly lost in the chaotic last few days, the dueling House and Senate gave fast-track approval to at least one immigration bill - a measure extending 1,000 more special visas to Afghan citizens who have been working for the United States.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @RamCNN: OK, this is significant. Congress did something: Helped 1,000 Afghan interpreters cnn.it/UR1WvM (via @LisaDCNN)

Aug 01, 2014

TRUE: Congress quietly passed at least one immigration bill. cnn.it/UR1WvM

Aug 01, 2014

RT @whpresscorps: RT @RamCNN: OK, this is significant. Congress did something: Helped 1,000 Afghan interpreters cnn.it/UR1WvM (via @LisaDCNN)

July jobs report: Jobs recovery marches on

money.cnn.com — The jobs recovery marches on, albeit at a slightly slower pace. The U.S. economy added 209, 000 jobs in July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. That's down from 298,000 jobs added in June, and below forecasts of 230,000 jobs from economists surveyed by CNNMoney.

U.S. backs plan to keep Russia at bay

thelead.blogs.cnn.com — (CNN) -- On the same day that 70 international investigators reached the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 -- the largest group yet -- President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a phone conversation about the country where the wreckage and bodies lie: Ukraine.

American Ebola victims headed to U.S.

thelead.blogs.cnn.com — (CNN) -- The State Department says two American Ebola patients will be evacuated from West Africa and arrive in the U.S. within the next few days. It could be the first time someone stricken with the virus, which has no cure and a very low survival rate, crosses into the United States.

Stop sharing USB Flash drives - right now

money.cnn.com — It's time to start thinking of smartphones and USB Flash drives like toothbrushes or razors -- for personal use only. German security researchers have discovered that USB-connected devices have a fatal flaw. Anything that connects via USB can be reprogrammed to pose as another device.

Middle class jobs are finally coming back

money.cnn.com — Hiring in low-wage jobs like retail and fast food have plentiful in recent years, but that's changing now. Middle class employment is on the upswing, thanks to the strengthening economy. These are jobs that pay about $770 a week: Think manufacturing, sales, transportation and construction.

Former Palestinian Foreign Minister: Asking about Hamas embedded in populace is blaming victim

thelead.blogs.cnn.com — It was supposed to last 72 hours, but it was over in maybe 90 minutes. A humanitarian cease-fire, brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry and the United Nations, between Israel and Hamas, was over quicker than the run-time of "Guardians of the Galaxy." Each side blames the other for the collapse of the standstill.
Aug 01, 2014

Former Palestinian Foreign Minister: Asking about Hamas embedded in populace is blaming victim cnn.it/1saU0ll #TheLead

Aug 01, 2014

01 Former Palestinian Foreign Minister: Asking about Hamas embedded in populace is blaming victim #TheLead thelead.blogs.cnn.com/2014/08/01/for…

Children in Gaza sponsored by Christian charity killed

thelead.blogs.cnn.com — If you were a second grader in Gaza, you would already be living through your third war with Israel. So many children have unfairly shouldered the brunt of this bloodshed.

Israeli Ambassador to UN: Hamas keeps passing on opportunities to improve life for Gazans

thelead.blogs.cnn.com — Israeli military forces are searching for one of their own, 2nd Lieutenant Hadar Goldin. The IDF believes he was taken by Hamas after one of its militants blew himself up and killed two other Israeli soldiers. Hamas says this story is an Israeli fiction, an excuse to engage militants just 90 minutes after a 72-hour cease-fire began.
Aug 01, 2014

Israeli Ambassador to UN: Hamas keeps passing on opportunities to improve life for Gazans cnn.it/1uQA77B #TheLead

Aug 01, 2014

01 Israeli Ambassador to UN: Hamas keeps passing on opportunities to improve life for Gazans #TheLead thelead.blogs.cnn.com/2014/08/01/isr…

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