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This might be the last police video from North Carolina you'll ever see

<b>(CNN) —</b> Videos released by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department of the fatal encounter between officers and Keith Lamont Scott could be the last such footage that North Carolina authorities share with the public.<p>Scott died on September 20. In the five days since the shooting, protesters have …


Bill Nunn, famous for 'Do the Right Thing' role, dies at 62

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bill Nunn, a veteran actor who appeared in Spike Lee's film, "Do the Right Thing," has died. He was 62.<p>Lee paid tribute to the man who played Radio Raheem in the movie, describing him as a dear friend and a great actor.<p>Nunn and Lee both attended Morehouse College in Atlanta. Nunn died …

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Music legend Buckwheat Zydeco dead at 68

(CNN)Stanley Dural Jr., a Louisiana music legend whose stage name was Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.<p>As an ambassador of Louisiana roots music, Dural traveled the world with his accordion, a ton of stage swagger and a deep love for his family and home state -- spreading the throbbing sounds …


Girl, 17, missing after police find three bodies at her home in California

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 17-year-old girl is missing and believed to be in danger after police found three bodies at the home where she lived in Southern California.<p>Police rushed to a house in Fullerton on Saturday after a child called dispatchers and said her parents had died, authorities said.<p>When they arrived, …


Suspect arrested in Washington mall shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> The lone suspect in the fatal shooting of five people in a Washington state mall is in custody after a nearly 24-hour manhunt, authorities said early Sunday.<p>Four women and one man died in the shooting Friday night at a Macy's store at the Cascade Mall in Burlington.<p>The victims' identities …


Ai Weiwei: Xia Lin verdict exposes the unfairness of China's legal system

<b>(CNN) —</b> Xia Lin and I met in 2010.<p>I planned to sue the Public Security Bureau in Sichuan for exercising violence; Xia accepted my offer to hire him as a lawyer and went with me to Sichuan. Despite our efforts, we were unable to file a lawsuit in the Sichuanese courts. The Public Security Bureau, …


Charlotte police release video of Keith Scott shooting

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department released bodycam and dashcam video four days after a shooting incident that left 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott dead.


The week in politics


White working-class evangelicals: Christian values are under attack<p><p> …

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Cruz uneasily debuts as Trump surrogate

<b>Austin, Texas (CNN) —</b> Ted Cruz offered his first extensive defense of his endorsement of Donald Trump here Saturday, declining to disavow his searing criticisms of Trump's candidacy but arguing he made the best decision possible.<p>Twenty-four hours after surprisingly abandoning his months-long …

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Truman Capote ashes sell for $45,000 at auction

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> More than 30 years after Truman Capote's death, fans of the famed author were able to get their hands on his personal items -- and his ashes.<p>Originally owned by Johnny Carson's ex-wife -- and Capote's best friend -- Joanne Carson, the ashes were auctioned off by Julien's …

Truman Capote

Trump threatens to bring Gennifer Flowers to debate

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump threatened Saturday to bring Gennifer Flowers, with whom Bill Clinton admitted to having a sexual relationship decades ago, to Monday's presidential debate.<p>The taunt is a response to prominent Trump critic Mark Cuban's plans to sit in the front row of the debate at …

Donald Trump

Iowa and Wisconsin face flood threat with swollen rivers

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a tense waiting game for people facing flood threats from swollen rivers and creeks in parts of Iowa and Wisconsin.<p>Flooding already claimed two lives this week in western Wisconsin's Vernon County. One man was killed Thursday after a mudslide destroyed his home, according to CNN …


Body parts discovered during raid on suspected passport forgery operation

<b>Bangkok, Thailand (CNN) —</b> Thai police say they've arrested three men -- including two Americans -- after officers found human body parts in a freezer during a raid on an alleged passport forgery operation in Bangkok.<p>Officers haven't identified the remains found Friday but said they believe the body …


Samantha Bee is right: Jimmy Fallon should've pressed Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Samantha Bee really went after Jimmy Fallon this week for his Donald Trump interview. In truth, he treated the GOP presidential nominee like a Kardashian. It was jokes and cuteness to the max, with Fallon even begging for permission to mess up Trump's orangish hair. (After some manufactured …

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Punctuation: Yep, it's got its own holiday

<b>(CNN) —</b> Appreciate the apostrophe, salute the semicolon and exalt the exclamation point today. It's National Punctuation Day!<p>The holiday started when Jeff Rubin, a former reporter, grew increasingly frustrated as he spotted errors in the newspaper.<p>"I would sit at the kitchen table with my red …


Charlotte shooting: Police release video and photo evidence

<b>Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) —</b> Videos released Saturday by the Charlotte police department of the fatal encounter between Keith Scott and officers do little to answer some of the most significant questions about the shooting.<p>Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney has said as much since …


Washington mall shooting: Police arrest 20-year-old suspect

<b>(CNN) —</b> One day after a shooting left five people dead at a mall north of Seattle, authorities arrested a 20-year-old suspect Saturday after an overnight manhunt that left the city on edge.<p>Arcan Cetin is suspected of killing four women and a man Friday night at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, …


Why the debate expectations game is a farce

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republicans are praising Hillary Clinton as the most skilled and experienced politician ever to stand behind a podium. Democrats note Donald Trump, a former reality star, is especially savvy on television.<p>Despite such compliments, an era of good feelings isn't suddenly consuming …


New York Times editorial board endorses Clinton for president

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The New York Times' editorial board on Saturday endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for president calling comparing her to rival Donald Trump "an empty exercise."<p>"In any normal election year, we'd compare the two presidential candidates side by side on the issues. But …

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Don King: Trump will fix sexist, racist system

Don King believes Donald Trump is the only candidate who can fix a "corrupt, rigged, sexist and racist" system -- employing several terms the GOP nominee's harshest critics have used to describe him and his campaign.

Donald Trump

Forget 'stop and frisk': We need national standards on use of deadly force

<b>(CNN) —</b> The two major party presidential candidates have very different views on how to address the use of deadly force by police officers in situations like the recent shootings in Tulsa and Charlotte. Hillary Clinton wants national standards for how and when police officers should use deadly …

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Clinton hunkers down for debate prep

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton is preparing for Monday's debate at a hotel near her home in Chappaqua, New York, according to sources familiar with the preparations.<p>Clinton has been hunkered down in the hotel for several days preparing for the debate, working with her closest aides to take on …

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Pope 'shares pain' of Nice attack victims, families

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pope Francis told survivors and the relatives of those killed and injured in the Bastille Day terror attack in Nice, France, that he shared their pain as he met with them Saturday in Rome.<p>More than 80 people died when Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel plowed a 20-ton truck into crowds on the …

Bastille Day

A vote for Jill Stein is a vote for Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dr. Jill Stein is without a doubt a bold progressive leader. But let's face reality: A vote for Jill Stein is a vote to elect Donald Trump.<p>In a September 2016 NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll, when registered voters were given the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, 46% …

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Photographer Ami Vitale: On documenting the 'minor miracle' of the giant panda revival

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ami Vitale has got President Obama beat.<p>In China, where the photographer was documenting panda activity, her work was so well received that Wolong National Nature Reserve program director Zhang Hemin allowed her to hold two baby pandas. (The leader of the free world only got to hold …


Hollywood stars voice importance of voting

Director of the Hollywood film "Avengers" has created an ad with celebrities stressing the importance of voting.


Washington mall shooting: Manhunt underway after gunman kills 5

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man carrying a rifle entered a Macy's store at a mall in Washington state, shot dead four women and a man, and vanished into the night, police said.<p>Authorities believe only one person fired the shots Friday night at Cascade Mall in Burlington, about an hour north of Seattle.<p>A search is …


Debate of the century? Hofstra (mostly) welcomes the carnival

<b>(CNN) —</b> If Southern California is "Tailback U," and Penn State is "Linebacker U," then what would you call Hofstra University?<p>For Stuart Rabinowitz, school president for 16 years, the answer is simple: "Debate U."<p>At ambitious institutions around the country, the road to a higher national profile …

Commission on Presidential Debates

Who is Jeremy Corbyn?

Jeremy Corbyn has won a decisive victory as leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party after he fended off a challenge from Owen Smith in a nationwide membership vote.

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