Pittsburgh deals with grief as it begins to bury the 11 slain at synagogue

(CNN)They came to cry and smile and yell and bear witness Tuesday in Pittsburgh, a city dealing with a massacre of 11 Jewish senior citizens who were gunned down while worshipping. They buried the Rosenthal brothers, David and Cecil, who were “innocent, pure souls” and “gentle giants” with no ill…

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Residents warned to stay out of coastal waters in Florence aftermath

(CNN)Two weeks after Hurricane Florence slammed the Carolina coast, killing dozens and flooding rivers and homes, it has left behind a slow-moving disaster of murky waters loaded with bacteria, viruses and other pollutants. Aside from the parasites, flooding remains a concern. In Georgetown County, South Carolina, thousands of residents were…

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Hundreds pay respects to Botham Jean, who ‘shared his love and joy with everyone’ before police killing

Richardson, Texas (CNN)Friend after friend stepped to podiums at a suburban Dallas church Thursday to deliver tearful tributes to the kindness of Botham Shem Jean, the pious and beloved St. Lucia man killed by a police officer in his own apartment. The funeral came a day after a Dallas City…

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Botham Jean’s family says warrant is part of a smear campaign against slain man

(CNN)The mother of Botham Shem Jean says her son has become the target of a smear campaign since an off-duty Dallas police officer killed him in his own apartment more than a week ago. The search warrant indicates that officers went inside the apartment looking for drugs the night of…

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UNC protesters knock down Silent Sam Confederate statue

(CNN)About 250 protesters on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s campus knocked over the school’s controversial Silent Sam Confederate statue, the university said Tuesday. In a statement Tuesday morning, UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt said she appreciates the actions taken by police to ensure the campus community’s…

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Parkland school shooter told detective he heard a demon in his head, transcript shows

(CNN)Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooter Nikolas Cruz told a detective shortly after the February massacre that a voice in his head the night before the shooting told him to hurt people. In the beginning of the interview, the detective asked Cruz whether he would like some cold water. Cruz answered,…

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Plane carrying Post Malone safely makes emergency landing after blowing tires on takeoff

(CNN)Musicians Post Malone and Andrew Watt were both on board a Gulfstream airplane that successfully made an emergency landing after experiencing issues during takeoff, according to a source with knowledge of the flight. “i landed guys. thank you for your prayers. can’t believe how many people wished death on me…

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Noncitizens in San Francisco can register to vote, but only for school board elections

(CNN)Noncitizens in San Francisco, including undocumented immigrants, will be able to vote in November — but only in local school board elections. Supporters in San Francisco celebrated the occasion Monday at City Hall, citing statistics that one out of three in the city’s public schools came from immigrant families. “For…

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