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A hailstorm left two animals dead at a Colorado zoo and 14 people injured

(CNN)Chunks of hail the size of golf balls rained havoc on a Colorado zoo on Monday, shattering windows, damaging cars and sending animals and humans running for cover. Animals and humans scrambled for cover from the sudden barrage, visitor Jesse Barkalow said. He shot video on his phone of bears running around rocks in an enclosure as the pellets of frozen rain pummeled them. “The bears were running around and there was no cover available for them,” he said. The massive hailstorm shattered car windows in the parking lot and…

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California fire explodes in size over weekend, is now 4th largest in state history

(CNN)Catastrophic wildfires continue to ravage California, as one blaze nearly doubled in size over the weekend to make it the fourth largest in the state’s history. Trump blames California’s ‘bad environmental laws’ Farther north in Shasta County, the devastating Carr Fire claimed its seventh victim Saturday when a Pacific Gas & Electric worker died while working with a crew to restore power, utility spokesman J.D. Guidi said. Over the weekend, the White House approved a disaster declaration for Shasta County, allowing affected residents from the Carr Fire to apply for…

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Lebron James opens elementary school, guarantees college tuition to graduates

(CNN)Some people call LeBron James the GOAT for his prowess on the basketball court. Others say it’s his work in the community that really makes him the greatest of all time. Free tuition Free uniforms Free breakfast, lunch and snacks Free transportation within 2 miles A free bicycle and helmet Access to a food pantry for their family Guaranteed tuition for all graduates to the University of Akron What’s more,parents of students will receive access to job placement services and help acquiring their GEDs. The school’s curriculum was crafted with…

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Deadly California wildfire kills missing children and great-grandmother, family says

Redding, California (CNN)A woman and her two great-grandchildren who had been missing since Thursday died in Northern California’s deadly Carr Fire, according to their relatives. The Carr Fire nearly doubled in size to 80,906 acres Saturday. The rapidly spreading fire — fueled by soaring temperatures, erratic winds, dry air and heavy vegetation — scorched more than 32,000 acres overnight and was only 5% contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire. It has already claimed at least two lives, destroyed 500 structures and…

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Woman killed inside Trader Joe’s during standoff, Los Angeles mayor says

(CNN)Los Angeles police arrested a man outside a Trader Joe’s on Saturday evening, bringing an apparent end to an incident in which a man barricaded himself inside the grocery store for hours after running from police. Here are the latest developments: • The woman who was killed was store employee Melyda Corado, according to her brother, Albert Corado. She had worked at Trader Joe’s for four to five years, he said. • About 40 people were inside the store in the Silver Lake neighborhood when the armed man entered, Police…

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America has just one Blockbuster left

(CNN)If movie-streaming seems like Goliath, Blockbuster video store owners are an industry’s Davids still fighting to keep the brand alive. “It’s pretty exciting that we are the last holdout,” she said. A bit of nostalgia Bend’s Blockbuster looks just like stores from years ago — yellow on the inside and employees sporting blue shirts. They even have floppy disks and old computer systems, Harding told CNN. “It’s very nostalgic,” she said. “We have a bunch of 19-year-olds working here — it’s fun explaining to them what a floppy disk is.”…

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Justice Department reopens investigation into 63-year-old murder of Emmett Till

(CNN)The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, barbarous even in an era in which blacks in the South were subjected to untold viciousness, has been reopened, according to a US Justice Department report to Congress. Emmett’s savage murder jolted a nation, spurring it to action on civil rights. Gruesome photos of the boy’s mutilated body spread across the globe, lending jarring visuals to the stories of violence and discrimination coming out of the South. Ninety-five days after the attack, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in…

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A church put Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus in a cage to protest the ‘zero tolerance’ policy

(CNN)A church in Indianapolis has put up a display that shows the statues of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus in a cage to protest the Trump administration’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy. The Bible says that Mary, Joseph and Jesus were homeless and fled to Egypt. When they needed a place to stay, they were welcomed, said the church’s dean and rector, Steve Carlsen. “That family is every family who are seeking safety for their children,” he told CNN. The Rev. Canon Lee Curtis came up with the idea for the display.…

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Detained immigrant takes his own life in Texas jail cell

(CNN)An immigrant detained for illegally attempting to enter the US killed himself in a Texas jail cell last month, according to a Customs and Border Protection spokesperson. Last month’s death comes amid a new wave of aggressive Trump administration policies toward immigrants. Last month, the administration decided to refer every person caught crossing the border illegally for federal prosecution, a policy that is likely to result in the separation of immigrant parents from their children at the border. Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/10/us/immigrant-suicide-border/index.html

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Kim Jong Un sent a letter to Trump. It’s huge

(CNN)President Donald Trump announced on Friday that his summit with Kim Jong Un is back on. This news came after senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol hand-delivered a letter from Kim Jong Un to the President. Others wondered, will Trump reciprocate with an equally large letter? At what point does something stop being an envelope and start becoming a paper bag? As for what this giant letter contained, well, we don’t know just yet. Right after his meeting Friday with Kim Yong Chol, President Trump told reporters he had…

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‘Black lives don’t matter,’ lawyer says after jury awards $4 in police killing

(CNN)A Florida family is “heartbroken” after a jury awarded $4 in damages for funeral expenses and pain and suffering in a case in which a St. Lucie County deputy fatally shot a father of three through his garage door, the family’s attorney said Thursday. Bryant also accused a SWAT team that responded to the scene of firing so much tear gas and causing so much damage to Hill’s one-story home that no one can live in it now. Read Newman’s response After 10 hours of deliberation last week, a jury…

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Flash floods again rip through Ellicott City, Maryland; 1 missing

(CNN)Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency Sunday in Howard County as a massive storm drenched the Baltimore region, triggering flash floods in Ellicott City and leaving one person missing. The devastation was especially hard to comprehend coming barely two years after the last flood that ravaged the city, he said. The disaster left two dead and damaged dozens of buildings. Kittleman said the flooding was worse than that endured in July 2016. Gas lines were shut down and a historic building fell, he told reporters. The city…

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The US border is bigger than you think

(CNN)Two women speaking Spanish at a Montana gas station. A passenger on a Greyhound bus in Florida. A 10-year-old with cerebral palsy heading to a hospital in Texas. US citizen asked for ID after speaking in Spanish The ACLU argues that the bus company isn’t legally required to let agents without warrants aboard, even in the 100-mile zone. Greyhound, the letter said, “should not be in the business of subjecting its passengers to intimidating interrogations, suspicionless searches, warrantless arrests, and the threat of deportation.” She headed to the hospital —…

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A monkey gets free at the San Antonio airport

(CNN)A monkey that was being transported escaped its cage Monday afternoon and briefly ran loose at San Antonio International Airport, officials said. American released a statement, saying the monkey was being taken to an animal sanctuary and refuge. “American Airlines, the San Antonio Aviation Department and officials from the San Antonio Zoo all worked in conjunction to ensure his safety and wellbeing as he continues his journey to his new home,” the statement read. No passengers or flights have been affected. Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/21/us/baboon-loose-texas-airport/index.html

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