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Prison escapee Richard Matt wrote to daughter

CNN - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 15:34
When Richard Matt broke out of prison, he was looking forward to seeing his daughter. "I always promised you I would see you on the outside," he wrote to her in a letter.
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Bison go after two more Yellowstone visitors

CNN - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 15:31
Bison attacked two more visitors at Yellowstone National Park over the past week, for a total of four attacks in the park so far this season.
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Chicago Transit Authority Fast Facts

CNN - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 15:28
Here's an overview of the Chicago Transit Authority, both its history and its present-day status as the second largest public transportation system in the United States. (The largest mass transit system in America is the MTA in New York).
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Best photos of Pluto ever seen

CNN - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 15:23
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State's Supreme Court orders removal of Ten Commandments

CNN - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 15:13
After the Supreme Court's week of high-profile decisions, Oklahoma's high court made a stir of its own in a ruling that had a group of self-proclaimed Satanists and an ordained Baptist minister celebrating.
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6 things you (probably) didn't know about the Declaration of Independence

CNN - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 15:13
This Fourth of July will mark the 239th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, the document that birthed the nation.
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Was America founded as a Christian nation?

CNN - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 14:43
Was America founded as a Christian nation?
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Man stands by threat to kill Obama, say court papers

CNN - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 14:16
A criminal complaint and arrest warrant were issued Thursday against a 55-year-old Tomah, Wisconsin man accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama.
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Toddler found in garbage bag

CNN - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 13:32
Massachusetts authorities are seeking help in identifying a little girl whose body was found on Deer Island in Boston Harbor last week.
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South Carolina church fire caused by lightning, officials say

CNN - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:57
Lightning, not arson, caused the fire that gutted a traditionally black church in South Carolina this week, federal and state investigators have concluded.
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Enough with celebratory gunfire

CNN - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:22
Brandon Yam has lived with a bullet lodged in his brain for a year now. The 48-year-old father of four is unable to work and has to cope with frequent headaches, partial paralysis, a poor memory, and needing a wheelchair to go longer distances. Unfortunately, this July 4 weekend could see more people suffering a similar fate to Brandon -- when they are injured by a bullet that literally falls out of the sky.
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Stars in stars and stripes

CNN - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:27
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Independence Day fast facts

CNN - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:06
Here's a look at Independence Day, celebrated on the Fourth of July.
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How combat veterans are coping with July Fourth fireworks

CNN - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:05
Independence Day is often celebrated with delicious food, family get-togethers and Fourth of July fireworks that light up the night.
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As temperatures sizzle, fireworks even more risky

CNN - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:05
With high temperatures, wicked weather and wildfires across the country, there are more warnings than usual posted about fireworks safety. In addition to harming themselves, people are also in danger of lighting up their entire neighborhoods -- unless you're in one of the cities getting pounded with rain.
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The week in 43 photos

CNN - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:00
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Historians baffled by handprint on Declaration of Independence

CNN - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:58
It's one of the nation's most important founding documents but the Declaration of Independence -- the document that paved the way for the creation of the United States -- hasn't always been treated with the care you might expect.
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The difference between grilling and barbecue

CNN - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:57
After moving to Atlanta from New York years ago, it quickly became evident I had a language problem.
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Tennessee train fire: Evacuated residents to return to homes

CNN - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:20
The thousands of people who were evacuated from their homes in eastern Tennessee after a freight train fire released toxic fumes this week probably will be allowed to return Friday, Maryville City Manager Greg McClain told reporters.
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School shootings, mass killings are 'contagious,' study finds

CNN - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:19
Mass killings and school shootings spread "contagiously," a new study found, where one killing or shooting increases the chances that others will occur within about two weeks.
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