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Opinion: No, America shouldn't go metric

CNN - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 05:08
There is much to be admired about presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee's willingness to take unconventional political stands. But as he announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination on Thursday there was one proposal I wish he hadn't suggested: that America should switch to the metric system.

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America's only metric highway

CNN - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 05:07
A remnant of the Jimmy Carter era, Interstate 19 in southern Arizona is the only metric highway in the United States.

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Inmates allege abuse after 2 NY murderers escaped

CNN - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 17:05
Inmates from the New York prison where two murderers escaped are now accusing authorities of abuse, claiming officers unleashed their frustrations on the remaining prisoners during the search for the fugitives.

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Police: Beauty queen faked cancer to raise money

CNN - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:36
Beauty pageant queens typically stand for the best things in life, like beauty, poise and intelligence.

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Meet the CNN Heroes nominees

CNN - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:50
They're your neighbors, your colleagues, your friends. They are CNN Heroes, each of whom shows how one person can make a difference. Do you know a hero? Nominations are open for 2015 CNN Heroes.

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Recording of early MLK 'Dream' speech found

CNN - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:02
Little else stirred the American soul in the 20th century like four short words cried out across the National Mall in Washington -- "I have a dream."

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Man charged in attack on same-sex couple from West Point

CNN - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:02
New York police arrested a man Wednesday who they say randomly attacked a same-sex couple -- the first two men to be married at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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The aftermath of Katrina

CNN - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:44

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Return to the 'City That Care Forgot'

CNN - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:37

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Before Instagram, there was Warhol

CNN - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:23

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Lincoln Chafee locks down metric vote

CNN - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:19
As he sweated through a steamy 34-degree Celsius Texas day, Paul Trusten tried and tried to get in touch with Lincoln Chafee's campaign.

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Sucker punch breaks Jets QB's jaw

CNN - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:17
New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith needs surgery and is out at least six to 10 weeks after being what is called "sucker punched" by a teammate in the Jets locker room on Tuesday.

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Driver's fatigue likely caused Tracy Morgan crash, NTSB says

CNN - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:14
A truck driver's fatigue -- exacerbated by his decision to drive 12 hours to work before he even started his 14-hour shift -- is the probable cause of the June 2014 crash that killed comedian James McNair and seriously injured comedian Tracy Morgan in New Jersey, federal officials said Tuesday.

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Family of man cops killed in pot bust wants answers

CNN - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:12
The family of a South Carolina teen shot to death by a police officer has requested federal intervention in his case.

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Chief: Cop who shot unarmed man fired

CNN - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:11

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Bush: Here's how to beat ISIS

CNN - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:09
Jeb Bush will give his first major speech on foreign policy as a presidential candidate Tuesday, proposing what he says will be a strategy "to take out ISIS" and combat Islamic extremism.

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Look at me! 26 selfies of the week

CNN - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 06:48

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In praise of vinyl records

CNN - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:10
I can't explain why I still own vinyl records.

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Photos: The ISIS terror threat

CNN - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:06
The ISIS militant group aims to create an Islamic state across Sunni areas of Iraq and Syria. The terror group has also claimed responsibility for attacks in other countries in the Middle East.

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