Widow of driver in fatal limo crash defends husband, says company ‘should’ve been more responsible’

(CNN)The wife of the driver in a New York limousine crash that killed 20 people is defending her late husband and casting blame on the company that employed him. Prestige Limousine Chauffeur Service, which employed Scott Lisinicchia, “should’ve been more responsible” when it had people’s lives in its hands, she…

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Bill Cosby speaks to his wife, Camille, on his first full day in state prison

(CNN)The man once known as “America’s Dad” now has a new moniker: Inmate No. NN7687. He spoke to his wife, Camille, on the phone on Wednesday morning, Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt said. Cosby declined to have his family attend the sentencing hearing because he didn’t want them harassed by the…

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Dead fish scattered on the highway as floodwaters recede in North Carolina

(CNN)North Carolina fire crews hosing down Interstate 40 after floodwaters receded found a stunning discovery: Dead fish scattered across the highway. While the rain has subsided, some rivers are still rising, and North and South Carolina officials warn the flooding danger is far from over. Last week, drone video captured…

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5 things for August 22: Cohen, Manafort, Facebook, Mollie Tibbetts, Hurricane Lane

(CNN)The worst floodingin a century has ravaged India’s southwestern state of Kerala, killing hundredsand forcingthousands to take shelter in relief camps. Here’s how you can help. And here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You…

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What’s being done to help the homeless and sick ahead of Hurricane Florence

(CNN)Imagine being in Hurricane Florence’s path without the means or ability to heed mandatory evacuation orders. What would you do? Most local year-round shelters closed as soon as mandatory evacuation orders were issued because they are not equipped to withstand a Category 3 hurricane. Those service providers helped transport residents…

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A closer look at Omarosa’s excerpt on Puerto Rico — from a reporter who was there

(CNN)Only a few paragraphs of Omarosa Manigault Newman’s book are about Puerto Rico. But their claims are significant: that President Donald Trump lacked empathy in Hurricane Maria’s aftermath and that the President and Chief of Staff John Kelly referred to Puerto Ricans in derogatory terms. Manigault Newman, a former senior…

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What we know about boy, 4, still missing after raid on New Mexico compound

(CNN)The rescue of 11 hungry children in Amalia, New Mexico, on Friday began with a mysterious tip delivered to a detective across the country, in Clayton County, Georgia, from where young Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj vanished in November. There, authorities found the emaciated children — the youngest 1, the oldest 15 —…

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Migrant women remain in legal limbo while waiting to see their children

(CNN)Migrant women waiting to be reunited with their children have been held in legal limbo for days, technically “released” from ICE custody but not allowed to leave, immigration attorneys and witnesses tell CNN. “They just tell us ‘soon, soon, soon’ when we ask if we’ll be able to talk to…

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A child’s anguish meets America’s indifference on new TIME cover

(CNN)The Trump administration’s policy that effectively separated families crossing the US border has held up a big, glaring mirror to America’s moral character. In TIME magazine’s latest cover, the reflection is met with indifference in the face of human suffering. The cover is for the July 2 edition of the…

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Suspect in custody after shooting at Indiana middle school

(CNN)A student was taken into custody Friday after a shooting at a Noblesville, Indiana, middle school left three people injured, officials said. Authorities did not release the name of the suspect or the wounded student. The teacher was identified as Jason Seaman, 29, according to his aunt, Brenda Hubly-Sushka. A…

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Restaurant manager beat black employee for years and forced him to work without pay

(CNN)For years, John Christopher Smith suffered in silence as his manager at a South Carolina restaurant physically abused him and forced him to work over 100 hours a week without pay, federal officials say. “Human trafficking through forced labor can happen on farms, in homes, and as today’s case shows…

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This televangelist is asking his followers to buy him a $54 million private jet

(CNN)A prosperity gospel televangelist from Louisiana says Jesus has asked him to buy a new private jet. And wouldn’t you know it, Jesus has real nice taste in planes. By “bleed,” Duplantis — er, Jesus — apparently meant “ask for donations.” Duplantis goes on to tell his followers that jets,…

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He slept in homeless shelters as a kid. Now he’s going to Harvard on a full ride

(CNN)When he was a kid, Richard Jenkins raised his hand in class so often bullies started calling him “Harvard.” He and his two younger brothers were homeless for two years after their mother lost their home to foreclosure, forcing them to move to Tennessee and then to Florida before heading…

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