8 members of neo-Nazi group accused of assaulting 2 men in Washington state

(CNN)Eight self-professed members of a neo-Nazi skinhead group have been arrested in the alleged assault of an African-American and an Asian man at a bar north of Seattle. “We do not tolerate and will not ever tolerate acts of hate in Snohomish County,” Sheriff Ty Trenary said in a statement.…

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Students sue Rhode Island over lack of civics education

(CNN)Rhode Island is failing to teach civics and prepare students to be “capable citizens,” a federal class-action lawsuit alleges. The suit says students’ public education should prepare them to vote, sit on a jury, and participate in the political process. Aleita Cook, 17, a student and one of the plaintiffs,…

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Death toll, number of missing rise in California’s Camp Fire

Paradise, California (CNN)Hundreds of people poured Wednesday into the Northern California communities ravaged by the deadly Camp Fire, searching for human remains while authorities tried to track down 130 people who are unaccounted for after the blaze. “We’re moving as fast as we can. It will take as long as…

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One of the California wildfires grew so fast it burned the equivalent of a football field every second

(CNN)The three main wildfires raging in California have expanded rapidly, devouring virtually everything in their paths. CAMP FIRE The Camp Fire, which is burning in Butte County in Northern California, had grown to 100,000 acres on Saturday. It had charred 20,000 acres Thursday in less than 14 hours.

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More than 200 named in list of clergy accused of sexual abuse in Bay Area

San Francisco (CNN)In an effort to pressure Bay Area dioceses for more information about accused clerics, a California law firm representing survivors of sexual abuse on Tuesday released its own list of more than 200 clergy members accused of misconduct. “It is believed that the Bay Area dioceses do not…

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5 things to know for October 9: Hurricane Michael, Kavanaugh, New York limo crash, Saudi journalist, climate change

(CNN)Congrats to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. On Monday night, hebroke Peyton Manning’s recordto become the NFL’s all-time leader in passing. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. This morning Hurricane Michael is a Category 1 hurricane, but it will…

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Heavy rain continues to fall across Northeast as region braces for more flooding

(CNN)Heavy rain is forecast to continue falling in Pennsylvania and New York, with flood warnings in place Tuesday through Wednesday in some areas. Radar estimates suggest that the region that stretches from Baltimore to Philadelphia and up toward Wilkes-Barre have experienced rainfall of 2-4 inches since Saturday with locally higher…

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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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Initiative to break California into 3 states to go on November ballot

(CNN)An initiative that would divide California into three separate states qualified Tuesday to appear on the ballot in November’s general election. The reasons for wanting to split California up? Draper has said that partitioning California into three states would allow regional communities to make better and more sensible decisions for…

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She says federal officials took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center

McAllen, Texas (CNN)The undocumented immigrant from Honduras sobbed as she told an attorney Tuesday how federal authorities took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center, where she was awaiting prosecution for entering the country illegally. “The government is essentially torturing people by doing this,” Cornelio said.…

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