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New Jersey woman who connected would-be terrorists with ISIS gets 48 months in prison

(CNN)A New Jersey woman who communicated on Facebook with members of ISIS under the name “Umm Nutella” only weeks after she pleaded guilty to connecting US-based extremists with the terrorist group was sentenced Wednesday to 48 months in prison, minus time served. Ceasar chose the name “Umm Nutella” based on a marketing ploy in which […]

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St. Louis area facing tornado threat

(CNN)Vicious weather brought damaging tornadoes and heavy rains to areas of the central United States already dealing with floodwaters that prompted scores of water rescues over the past two days. Scores of water rescues Rescuers pulled people from fast-moving floodwaters in middle Oklahoma on Tuesday and carried them to safety after strong storms swamped the […]

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How a convicted terrorist became a US citizen

(CNN)A one-time Islamic jihadist who spent years in an Israeli prison for attempting to bomb a bus was granted US citizenship and allowed to remain in the country for nearly a decade as federal authorities investigated his background, CNN has learned. Shqaire, 51, carried out the attack in Israel in 1988 “acting on the direction” […]

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Weeks after Nipsey Hussle’s slaying, many questions remain unanswered

(CNN)Three weeks after Nipsey Hussle was fatally gunned down in Los Angeles, the community continues to mourn and seek answers. Here are answers to some of those questions: Why was a shooting victim arrested? Eight days after Nipsey and two other men were shot in front of the rapper’s The Marathon clothing store in the […]

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‘I 100% think it’s her’: Here’s how 911 callers told police Jayme Closs was found

(CNN)When missing teenager Jayme Closs came to the door Thursday with a neighbor, Kristin Kasinskas called 911 and got right to the point: We’ve found the girl that virtually the whole of Wisconsin has been looking for. Dispatcher: “Douglas County 911.” Kristin Kasinskas: “Hi. I have a young lady at my house right now, and […]

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Here’s what to know (and where to go) for the 2019 Women’s Marches

(CNN)The third year of Women’s Marches is expected to bring thousands or protesters to cities all over the US, but during the past few weeks, there’s also been controversy over leadership, an evolving agenda and inclusion. Although accusations of anti-Semitism have been lobbied against the leadership of the D.C. organizers, Women’s March, Inc., Chief Operating […]

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Analysis: It’s time to give some bigots a break

(CNN)I’m a bigot. So what prompts my confession? It’s this growing unease I’ve experienced over the way social media mobilizes to condemn people caught using slurs or acting in other intolerant ways. Like the New York meteorologist who was recently fired after he said “Martin Luther Coon” during a broadcast. What happened to the weatherman […]

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Storms bring icy start to 2019

(CNN)It will be a chilly start to 2019 for many as one storm heads out to sea, leaving an icy trail behind it, and another just gets started. “Most areas will see accumulations of two to six inches but areas in the higher elevations could see upwards of a foot of snow,” Guy said. “As […]

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Bomb threats emailed to multiple locations across the country

(CNN)Dozens of businesses and institutions across the United States and Canada received email threats Thursday afternoon, prompting evacuations and sweeps of buildings. “As always, we encourage the public to remain vigilant and to promptly report suspicious activities which could represent a threat to public safety,” the FBI said. The message was identical to an email […]

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‘El Chapo’ Guzman trial begins under unprecedented security measures

New York (CNN)While a US prosecutor painted for a jury the picture of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera as the leader of a powerful and murderous drug cartel, his defense lawyer countered that Guzman was a “leader of nothing,” a myth, not a feared boss. Defense attorney Jeffrey Lichtman said Guzman spent significant time in […]

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