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Under Friday night lights, Georgia high school ‘played from the heart’ to win first game since teammate’s death

October 15, 2018

Macon, Georgia (CNN)Dylan Thomas’ number was painted on the faces of Pike County High School cheerleaders, emblazoned on T-shirts, wristbands and the towels hanging from his teammates’ waists. Fans and parents wore red shirts that had Dylan’s initials and number. Coaches wore red shirts with his name on the back. What was supposed to be […]

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5 things for September 7: Politics, Afghanistan, Cincinnati shooting, Burt Reynolds

October 4, 2018

(CNN)You can stop nibbling that caviar, New York. Hong Kong is now the top destination for the world’s wealthiest people. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) […]

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Hurricane Florence strengthens as 1 million people are told to flee US East Coast

September 20, 2018

Wilmington, North Carolina (CNN)With a Category 4 hurricane rapidly approaching and weather officials issuing a hurricane warning for more than 300 miles of coastline, more than 1 million people faced a choice Tuesday: stay home and take their chances with the storm, or compete with heavy traffic to drive inland. Tropical-storm-force winds are due to […]

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In New Mexico, where life off the grid is common, compound suspects struggled

September 3, 2018

Taos County, New Mexico (CNN)The compound was hiding in plain sight, a white smudge in the dusty green expanse of sagebrush and juniper stretching across the Colorado-New Mexico border. The truck and the debris collection at the compound stand out from nearby dwellings, a mix of piecemeal houses and trailers, some bedecked with solar panels, […]

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5 things for August 21: Russia hacking, Venezuela, Asia Argento, Colorado killings

August 29, 2018

(CNN)Today is Eid in many parts of the world. If you’re celebrating, may your day be full of feasts and festivities.Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) […]

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Meet the 15-year-old who’s the Microsoft Excel world champion (which is a real thing)

August 17, 2018

(CNN)He’s never had to rely on dial-up or grind through the earliest versions of Microsoft Office. He’s never had to deal with “Clippy,” the now-extinct paperclip with bulging eyes and an earnest desire to help you through your Microsoft experience. Yes, there is an annual championship that challenges competitors on their knowledge of Microsoft Office […]

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McDonald’s is giving away fries for the rest of the year … if you spend $1 on its app

August 14, 2018

(CNN)Say hello to Fry Fridays. When customers place their orders digitally, McDonald’s saves on labor, because the order goes directly to the kitchen, said Peter Saleh, a restaurant analyst for BTIG. There’s no need for an employee to take an order at the counter or through a drive-thru window and relay it back. App-wise, Starbucks […]

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All your questions about 3D guns answered

August 7, 2018

(CNN)Not long ago, it was the stuff of science fiction, but now US officials and lawmakers are grappling with a new reality — citizens having the ability to print firearms at home. So what’s the controversy all about? Here some answers to your questions. Just what are 3D-printed guns? 3D guns are firearms assembled from […]

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NASA selects 9 astronauts for first crewed Boeing, SpaceX missions

August 6, 2018

(CNN)NASA has tapped nine astronauts to become the first to launch to space from American soil since the Space Shuttle program was retired in 2011. All nine astronauts have military experience, and most are seasoned veterans of space. Chris Ferguson, a former NASA astronaut who has worked with Boeing as it developed its Starliner spacecraft, […]

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Five dead in shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland

July 3, 2018

(CNN)Five people were killed Thursday and two were injured in a “targeted attack” on the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, authorities said. “This was a targeted attack on the Capital Gazette,” Krampf said. What we know about the shooting He said police don’t have knowledge that the gunman was targeting anyone in particular and […]

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