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Texas woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama, governor

(CNN)The evidence against a Texas woman accused of sending homemade bombs to President Obama and the governor of Texas includes a cell phone, a cigarette package, a salad dressing cap and, authorities say, some very distinctive cat hair. Abbott opened his package, but the device didn’t explode because “he did not open it as designed,” a court filing from her detention hearing says. The bomb could have caused severe burns or death, the court document says.

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Cards Against Humanity buys land on Mexican border to stump Trump’s wall plan

(CNN)Cards Against Humanity, an irreverent card game company known for its attention-seeking pranks, says it bought land on the U.S.-Mexico border to block President Trump from building his wall. Cards Against Humanity said that contributing to the land purchase and its legal defense was the first of six days of gifts that customers would be receiving in December. “On Day 1, all Cards Against Humanity Saves America recipients will get an illustrated map of the land, a certificate of our promise to fight the wall, some new cards, and a…

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Authorities: Texas church shooter had three gunshot wounds

(CNN)Devin Patrick Kelley, the gunman who killed 26 people at a Texas Baptist church, suffered three gunshot wounds, including a self-inflicted shot to the head, Texas authorities said Monday. A day after the deadliest shooting in Texas history, the US Air Force and Department of Defense said they are probing why the Air Force did not appropriately relay Kelley’s 2012 court martial conviction for domestic assault to civilian law enforcement, as required. Live updates on Texas church shooting How it happened What we know about the rifle used in the…

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At least 26 people killed in shooting at Texas church

(CNN)At least 26 people were killed in Sunday’s church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott said at a press conference. Among the dead is the 14-year-old daughter of the First Baptist Church’s pastor, Frank Pomeroy, according to his wife, Sherri Pomeroy, the girl’s mother. The couple were traveling out of state when the shooting occurred.

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Fliers sent to mailboxes in New Jersey town say ‘Deport’ Asian candidates

(CNN)Edison, New Jersey, residents Jerry Shi and Falguni Patel were shocked when, after deciding to run for seats on their local school board, fliers with the words “DEPORT” stamped over their faces appeared in mailboxes around town days before the election. Edison is a diverse town demographically. According to the most recently available US Census data from 2015, 47.6% of the town’s population identifies as Asian, including both Asian Indian and Chinese, while 40.4% identifies as white,

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Note found in truck claims Manhattan attack done for ISIS, source says

(CNN)Authorities found a note, written in English, claiming the suspect in Tuesday’s attack in New York did it in the name of ISIS, a senior law enforcement official told CNN. Eight people were killed and almost a dozen others were injured when a man in a rented flatbed pickup drove down a busy bicycle path Tuesday near the World Trade Center, police said at a news conference.

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The (incomplete) list of powerful men accused of sexual harassment after Harvey Weinstein

(CNN)It’s been 21 days since the sexual assault allegations against media mogul Harvey Weinstein exploded into public view. Since then there have been new allegations made against other powerful men in various industries seemingly almost every day. This look at nine men who’ve been accused of sexual harassment focuses just on allegations that CNN has reported on. There are accusations against other powerful men out there. As the days and weeks go on, this list will undoubtedly keep growing. This list also doesn’t include powerful men like Bill Cosby, Roger…

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Police: Suspect in 6 shootings in Maryland, Delaware, caught

(CNN)A suspect in shootings in Maryland and Delaware on Wednesday that left three people dead and three others injured was caught in Delaware after a manhunt, authorities said. In the late afternoon, authorities zeroed in on the suspected gunman’s vehicle — a 2008 black GMC Acadia SUV — about 15 miles from the scene of the second shooting. A tipster saw Prince leave the SUV and walk toward Glasgow High School in Newark, Delaware, said Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy. Gunman leaves 3 dead at Maryland business

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Workers laid off at now-closed Florida nursing home where 12 died

(CNN)A Florida nursing home where a dozen patients died after Hurricane Irma knocked out power has closed and laid off its 245 employees, according to a notice to state officials. The nursing home informed state officials in a letter dated September 27 that the facility had closed seven days earlier and its employees were out of jobs. “A 60-day notice could not be provided due to unforeseen business circumstances that occurred after the impact of hurricane Irma,” the letter said. The 245 workers included occupational, speech and physical therapists, nurses…

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Nothing stood out about Stephen Paddock before Las Vegas shooting, people who knew him say

(CNN)The last time Eric Paddock heard from his brother, Stephen Paddock had texted to find out how their 90-year-old mother was doing. To his brother, Stephen was “just a guy,” an “army of one” with no known children despite a string of relationships. Someone you might see nursing a drink alone at a bar. Someone who went on cruises and played $100-a-hand video poker. Someone who sent boxes of cookies to his mother. Tennessee nurse among first victims identified in Las Vegas “There’s absolutely no way I could conceive that…

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What to expect from Hurricane Irma

(CNN)Packing winds of 130 mph, Hurricane Irma blasted Florida over the weekend, first making landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm. The storm made a second landfall hours later as a Category 3 storm on Marco Island, a city and barrier island off Florida’s southwest coast, before weakening again. Where the storm is going next Every hour, Hurricane Irma gets worse Irma rips tree out of ground

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Hurricane Irma’s northern eyewall reaches Key West

(CNN)[Breaking news update at 7:24 a.m. ET] [Previous story, published at 7:14 a.m. ET] Track the storm Mother searches for daughters There are 3 hurricanes in the Atlantic Nursing homes prep for storms Gas shortages in Florida Nuclear plants shutting down FEMA could run out of cash Florida hospitals closing ahead of storm Mass evacuations in Florida US warships begin relief operations Hurricane checklist Those who did not evacuate ahead of the storm are in danger, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long said Saturday. “You’re on your own until…

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Why storm surge is a hurricane’s greatest threat

(CNN)Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned residents that Hurricane Irma could bring a potentially deadly storm surge when the storm passes along the state’s west coast. With Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma threatening states along the Gulf Coast, we’ve been hearing a lot about storm surges and how big of a threat they pose to coastal communities.

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Evacuate now and avoid Irma’s wrath: ‘You can always party later’

(CNN)Residents of the Miami area and the Florida Keys streamed north in packed vehicles Friday, anxiously rushing to dodge Hurricane Irma as the deadly storm took aim at the state after devastating the Caribbean. But the clock is ticking for those who haven’t left yet, officials warned. As the storm plodded toward the United States, more warnings echoed from public officials and experts: “We cannot save you in the middle of a storm,” Scott said. “You do not want to leave on Saturday, driving through Florida with tropical storm-force winds,”…

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Demolished by Irma, Barbuda braces for Hurricane Jose

(CNN)The tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda has no time to clean up the major devastation left by Hurricane Irma as it braces for its second major hurricane in four days. So dire is the threat to the island that any of the 1,800 residents who didn’t already flee before Irma are being evacuated by a flotilla of ferries being sent from Antigua, the other major island in the nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Hurricane Irma hit Barbuda as a Category 5 hurricane on Wednesday, killing one person and damaging 95%…

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