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  • Her father was detained last week. Her family still doesn’t know where he is

    At least 300 of the nearly 700 people detained during the ICE raids in Mississippi last week have been released. But Andres Gomez-Jorge isn’t one of them. His wife, Juana, and children are desperate to find him. Juana says she hasn’t slept since her husband was detained. Gomez-Jorge was working at the Morton Koch Foods plant Wednesday when the raids occurred and has not been in contact with his family since. Juana invited CNN into the family’s home Monday to […]

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    FBI agents find 25 guns, 10,000 rounds of ammunition in teen’s bedroom following threat

    BOARDMAN, Ohio – A 6-month investigation into an 18-year-old in Ohio has resulted in his arrest on charges of threatening to assault a federal law enforcement officer. The investigation started in February, according to WJW, when agents found online comments from the teen supporting mass shootings. According to court documents, the user posted a threat to assault federal law enforcement officers writing, “…shoot every agent on sight,” in a discussion about the Branch Davidian standoff in Waco in 1993. Agents […]

  • How to spot the toxic algae that’s killing dogs in the Southeast

    Dog owners in the Southeast are spreading the word about the dangers of contaminated water following the deaths of their beloved pets. In Wilmington, North Carolina, three dogs died after frolicking in a pond, while another succumbed after a swim in Lake Allatoona, Georgia. A common enemy likely led to the deaths of all four dogs: liver failure brought on by ingesting water contaminated with toxic blue-green algae. These pets died in the same region, but toxic algae can be […]

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    New Trump administration rules can deny green cards to immigrants on food stamps

    The Trump administration released a regulation Monday that could dramatically cut the number of legal immigrants allowed to enter and stay in the US by making it easier to reject green card and visa applications. Paired with last week’s enforcement raids on food processing plants in Mississippi, Monday’s announcement amounts to a concerted effort by the administration to limit legal immigration and crack down on illegal immigration. The rule means many green card and visa applicants could be turned down […]

  • ‘We got high, girl!’ Wrong number text busted by officer

    WINFIELD, Mo. – Someone sent a text message to the wrong number, and the exchange – posted by the Winfield, Missouri Police department – is going viral. The initial message said, “Hey, would you like to go to the game tonight it won’t you free hot dog & soda.” “I would love to go to the game tonight! Sadly I think you have the wrong number,” a person wrote in the reply. The person who sent the initial message insisted […]

  • Bear breaks into home, forcibly escapes ‘like the Kool-Aid Man’

    ESTES PARK, Colo. – After breaking into a home on Friday night, a bear escaped in impressive fashion, the Estes Park Police Department said. The bear entered the home near the area of Fall River Road, apparently attracted by a scent, police said in a Facebook post. When an officer arrived, the bear “forcibly breached a hole in the wall like the ‘Kool-Aid Man’ and made (its) escape.” There were no reported injuries. Homeowner John Sliwinski says the black bear […]

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    Chick-fil-A adds mac & cheese to menus nationwide

    America’s favorite restaurant chain just added to its menu for the first time in three years. As of Monday, Chick-fil-A offers macaroni and cheese as a side option nationwide — the only addition since 2016. “Mac & Cheese is the quintessential comfort food, and something we are so excited to offer our guests at Chick-fil-A,” said Amanda Norris, executive director of menu and packaging in a statement. The chain says it’s using a “classic” recipe, made with a blend of […]

  • American gold medalist explains why he knelt during anthem

    American gold medalist fencer Race Imboden knelt as the national anthem played Friday at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, to protest racism, gun control, mistreatment of immigrants and President Donald Trump. “We must call for change,” he tweeted afterward along with a photo. “This week I am honored to represent Team USA at the Pan Am Games, taking home Gold and Bronze. My pride however has been cut short by the multiple shortcomings of the country I hold […]

  • Why Heather Heyer’s name isn’t on the FBI hate crime list

    It’s hard to forget the searing images of a neo-Nazi driving his car into counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, two years ago today. But if you look at the federal hate crimes report, it’s like it never happened at all. Heather Heyer’s murder became a symbol of the hate in America that only seems to be spreading. From the massacre in El Paso, Texas, by an apparent white supremacist hellbent on killing Mexicans just days ago, to the mass murder of […]

  • A woman took her three dogs to a pond to play. Within hours, her pups had died from toxic algae

    A doggy play date in a North Carolina pond turned tragic after three pups died from toxic algae. Now, their owners say they hope their loss will educate fellow dog lovers about the dangerous blooms. Melissa Martin and Denise Mintz took their beloved dogs Abby, Izzy and Harpo to a pond in Wilmington on Thursday night to cool off. But within 15 minutes of leaving the pond, Abby, a West Highland white terrier, began to have a seizure. Martin rushed […]

  • Fire at 24-hour day care kills four siblings and owner’s child

    A fire at a Pennsylvania day care center early Sunday killed five children, including four siblings, officials said. Four people were injured, including two teenagers who jumped from a second-floor window onto a porch of the home in Erie to escape the flames, Erie Fire Chief Guy Santone told CNN in an interview. Santone said the homeowner was injured, along with a neighbor who tried to enter the burning home to rescue victims. Eight people were in the home when […]

  • California man confesses to fatally stabbing mother

    GARDEN GROVE, Calif. – The son of a 62-year-old woman found stabbed to death inside their Garden Grove apartment Tuesday night has been arrested following a nearly two-day search, Garden Grove police said in a news release. Vivian Wolff was found dead with multiple stab wounds around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, inside a bedroom in the condominium she shared with her son, 28-year-old Jonathan Michael Warner, police said. She had been dead for at least 24 hours, the coroner told investigators. […]

  • Elderly man kills wife, then himself over health care costs

    FERNDALE, Wash. – A 911 call made Wednesday morning ended in tragedy when deputies found an elderly man and his wife dead in an apparent murder-suicide. According to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded about 8:30 a.m. to the 6500 bock of Timmeran Lane near Ferndale after a 77-year-old man called 911 and told the dispatcher, “I am going to shoot myself.” He told the 911 operator that he left a note with information and instructions. The dispatcher tried […]

  • Man who’d lived whole life in U.S. dies from lack of insulin after being deported to Iraq

    An Iraqi national who had lived in the U.S. since he was an infant died shortly after being deported to Iraq as part of the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration. Jimmy Aldaoud, 41, died from complications of diabetes, his attorney Edward Bajoka told CNN. Aldaoud, who had a long criminal record, was deported in early June to Iraq, where he had no family or contacts and did not speak the language. His body was found Tuesday at an apartment he shared […]

  • 11-year-old girl pleads for her dad to be released after ICE raid

    As immigration authorities raided seven Mississippi food processing plants and arrested hundreds of undocumented workers on Wednesday, many children found themselves without their parents. In one heartbreaking video captured by CNN affiliate WJTV, an 11-year-old girl sobs and begs for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to let her parents go. “Government, please put your heart — let my parents be free with everybody else, please,” she pleads. Christina Peralta, who said her daughter goes to school with the girl in the video, told CNN that after the […]

  • Lego celebrates ‘Friends’ 25th anniversary with Central Perk set

    We may not be getting a “Friends” reunion anytime soon, but the band is still getting back together. In honor of the show’s 25th anniversary, Lego is releasing a Central Perk set of the New York coffee shop that served as the hub for the characters. The set features 1,079 pieces and is “both great for play and display and is sure to grab attention in any room,” according to the company’s press release. Could we BE any more excited […]

  • Burrowing owls very unhappy with hidden camera at conservancy park, knock it over

    ANDOVER, England — These burrowing owls weren’t too keen about a hidden camera near their home – and they made quick work of the camera. The video, posted by the Hawk Conservancy, shows the owls investigating the camera before tipping it over. The group’s original post said the owls “immediately” found the “hidden camera.” When you try to get some 'hidden camera' footage but your Burrowing Owls immediately find your camera… — Hawk Conservancy (@HawkConservancy) August 2, 2019

  • For 23 years, he’s delivered crosses after massacres. This was his hardest week yet

    When Greg Zanis travels to the sites of mass shootings, he brings a handmade cross for each victim, but he also carries a few extra to hand out as gifts. Not this time. “They were trying to buy them from me in El Paso, but I need them here,” the Crosses for Losses founder said as he turned his full-size Nissan pickup, its bed packed with nine crosses, onto Fifth Street in Dayton. This marked the first time Zanis had […]

  • Time magazine’s striking cover lists the 253 US cities that experienced a mass shooting this year

    Dayton. El Paso. Gilroy. Virginia Beach. Chesapeake. Some you have heard of, many you have not. Those are just a handful of the 253 US cities listed on Time magazine’s latest cover, which hits newsstands on Friday. What all of those cities have in common: Each experienced a mass shooting this year. TIME's new cover: "We are being eaten from within." Why America is losing the battle against white nationalist terrorism — TIME (@TIME) August 8, 2019 The […]

  • Postal worker cooks steak inside mail truck to show ‘unsafe’ working conditions

    Arizona State Representative Shawnna Bolick is asking for an investigation into what she describes as unsafe work conditions for Valley postal service workers. Bolick sent a letter yesterday to the President of the American Postal Workers Union, Mark Dimonstein, urging him investigate reports of hazardous working conditions for mail carriers because of the Arizona heat. “It is shocking to hear of postal workers having to endure the extreme Arizona temperatures that result in delivery trucks, many of which do not […]

  • Woman ejected from Sesame Place after profanity-laden rant at Muslim woman

    BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. – A woman was ejected from the Sesame Place amusement park on Tuesday, and video of her profanity-laden tirade directed at a Muslim woman has gone viral on social media. The Muslim woman, who shot the video, claims the encounter began when the other woman told her to “go back” where she came from after she complained about the woman’s cursing in front of children, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report. View this post on Instagram Today […]

  • Pet sitter caught on security camera slamming puppy to the ground

    VICTORVILLE, Calif. – A California couple was shocked when they saw a woman they hired to care for the pet abusing the beloved 10-week-old puppy, according to KTLA. The dog owners said they found the woman on in January and have been using her for pet care ever since without any problems. On Saturday, they were watching on a home security camera when the woman allegedly slammed the puppy on the floor though. The puppy is seen in the video […]

  • Sister thanks ‘incredible’ Busch Gardens employees who comforted brother with Down syndrome

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – A sister’s thank you message to two “incredible” Busch Gardens Williamsburg employees who comforted her brother with Down syndrome has gone viral. In a Monday Facebook post, Nadia Ki says her brother really wanted to go on the ride Finnegan’s Flyer, but she was worried that he would freak out once at the top of the 80 feet tall swing. She says two “amazing” employees volunteered to sit beside him. A photo shows the employees wearing green […]

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    Man’s switch to low-cost Insulin to save for wedding proves fatal

    A diabetic man’s death in Virginia shortly after he aged out of a family health insurance plan is highlighting the deadly consequences of the skyrocketing costs of insulin. Josh Wilkerson, who had Type 1 diabetes, couldn’t afford to buy the prescription brand of insulin he needed—at a cost of $1,200 per month—so he settled for less-effective, over-the-counter insulin at a tenth of the price: $25 a vial at Walmart. The “human” insulin predates “analogue” insulin, which is genetically altered to […]

  • French bulldog survived a 6-story plunge from a New York building by landing in the luckiest spot

    Winston is one lucky pooch. The French bulldog beat the odds Friday night when he plummeted from a six-story building in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, only to crash through the sunroof of a car parked below. Winston was taken to an emergency vet hospital with minimal injuries. Emma Heinrich, the dog’s owner, was shocked that he survived. “I’m still trying to wrap my head around the astronomical odds of him walking away from this fall with nothing more than a […]

  • Walmart employee Gilbert Serna helped dozens to safety.

    A Walmart employee and a customer helped 140 people escape from the El Paso shooting

    When gunshots rang out at an El Paso Walmart, Gilbert Serna yelled for everyone to follow him. He said he led nearly 100 people out the back of the store to safety before returning to the parking lot to help others. “I was scared, I’m not going to lie, but I wasn’t thinking about my own safety. I was thinking about everybody else’s safety,” Serna told CNN on Monday. The father of two has worked at this Walmart store for […]

  • Rep. Candice Keller

    Ohio lawmaker blames ‘drag queen advocates,’ video games and Obama for shootings

    An Ohio Republican state lawmaker on Sunday blamed mass shootings in the US on former President Barack Obama, “fatherlessness,” video games and “drag queen advocates” following two shootings this weekend in Texas and Ohio that left more than 30 dead. The state’s Republican Party is now calling for her resignation. The comments from state Rep. Candice Keller – whose district is close to Dayton, Ohio, where a gunman opened fire early Sunday in a popular downtown area, leaving nine dead […]

  • ‘I was scared:’ Ex-girlfriend cites red flags in breakup with Dayton shooter Connor Betts

    DAYTON — A series of red flags prompted Caitlyn “Adelia” Johnson to break up with Connor Betts, the man accused of killing nine people and wounding 27 others in the nation’s most recent mass shooting. There were the trips to the gun range and his fascination with shooting sprees. His attempt to drop a strange, threatening letter off at the home of an ex-girlfriend. Concerns that he would hurt Ms. Johnson once she was ready to end their relationship. Ms. […]

  • Sharks feeding near shore shock beachgoers at Myrtle Beach

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Beachgoers in Myrtle Beach had a frightening surprise Monday morning when multiple sharks were spotted off the coast. Tara Savedge, who caught video of scene, was at the beach with her husband, watching her son and nephew skimboard, when her husband saw fish jumping out of the water. “He assumed something was chasing them and then we saw a shark breach the water,” Savedge told WGHP. “We told all of our family to get out of […]

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    Victoria’s Secret hires its first openly transgender model

    Underwear brand Victoria’s Secret has hired Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio – the company’s first openly transgender model – Sampaio’s agent has confirmed. The Brazilian model posted an image of herself to her Instagram account on Thursday, tagging a Victoria’s Secret account in the post and using the hashtags #vspink, #campaign and #diversity. Days later, the model posted a video of herself with the caption “Never stop dreaming genteee” and hashtags including #staytuned, #vspink and #diversity. View this post on Instagram […]

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