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40-pound woman's desperate plea goes viral

CNN - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 08:12
Rachael Farrokh is 5'7" and weighs about 40 pounds. After battling anorexia for 10 years, she posted a plea for help on social media. Read her story here.
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SUV swept away by powerful flood waters

CNN - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 08:10
A flash flood in Kendall, Texas, was so strong that it easily pushed an SUV away. No one was seriously injured in this incident.
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An urgent warning for a Texas city

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 21:42
"Right now is not the time to return to your homes," emergency officials warned residents in San Marcos, Texas. Heavy rain has turned streets into rivers and forced hundreds to evacuate. "There are power lines down, debris in the roadways, bridges undermined -- this is not the time to start moving," Emergency Management Coordinator Ken Bell said.
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Why was I spared from Amtrak Train 188's crash?

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 19:32
"i think the Amtrak i just got off just crashed in philly."
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Hillary Clinton's emails: A tangled mix

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 19:17
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In Waco carnage, a message to America

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 19:17
Even while the horrific details from the fatal gang battle in Waco, Texas, filter in, it's not too soon to ask: Is this who and what we have become as a nation? A place where a shootout between five heavily armed criminal gangs can unfold at a restaurant, in full view of law enforcement, leaving nine dead, 18 hospitalized and some 170 people arrested?
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Transvaginal exams suit raises big issues for colleges

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 19:17
Last Thursday, two students at Orlando's Valencia College alleged in a lawsuit that instructors forced them into submitting to weekly transvaginal ultrasound exams performed by fellow students as part of their training.
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Letterman's gift was being nicely mean

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 19:16
I appeared numerous times on the Letterman show when he was on NBC. But I can't say I knew David Letterman at all. With Dave, like Conan and Jay, the host and guest don't generally speak that much. The host has a show to do, after all.
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Pipeline rupture a warning of spills to come?

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 19:16
For those who know something about our nation's environmental laws, images of oil on the Santa Barbara coastline evoke a painful, if iconic, memory -- for Tuesday's spill is not the first to degrade that idyllic locale.
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Stop using Asians as role models

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 19:16
When I was growing up, one of the things that always made me crazy was my parents' habit of constantly praising other kids in my presence: "Oh, remember Olivia Chang? Did you know she's going to be performing at Carnegie Hall next month? Original composition! She wrote it herself!" Or "Mrs. Lee's son George will be attending Oxford University next year. And he's only 14!" These exclamations would invariably be followed by silence and an evaluating look at me, intended to communicate my utter inability to match the performance of these other children.
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Josh Duggar: 'I acted inexcusably'

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 16:57
Reality TV star Josh Duggar issued an apology Thursday after reports surfaced that he allegedly molested girls as a teenager, saying: "I acted inexcusably."
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'Beautiful Mind' inspiration John Nash killed

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 16:56
John Forbes Nash Jr., the famed mathematician and inspiration for the film "A Beautiful Mind," and his wife died in a car crash Saturday in New Jersey, according to state police.
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Opinion: Homeless veterans deserve American dream

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 16:44
Karlene S. is a 35-year-old Army veteran who served as part of the post-9/11 war against terrorism. A single parent, she has three children, the youngest two diagnosed with ADHD and other ongoing special needs. She herself has health issues, including hypertension and depression. While she has tried to provide for her family by working at Target, she still cannot afford her rent.
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Band of sisters on Special Ops battlefield

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 16:44
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Pentagon welcomes military kids who lost parent

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 16:41
Kids who had a family member that passed away while serving their country got to visit the Pentagon. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
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A general's apology to dead soldiers

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 16:41
Memorial Day 1945 was a somber time for most Americans, and 70 years later it still carries with it a special poignancy. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had been dead just over a month, and while the war in Europe had concluded, it was too early to begin celebrating victory over the Axis powers. The fighting in the Pacific, where the battle for Okinawa had begun in April and would last through most of June, was still taking a heavy toll.
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Who are you remembering?

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 16:41
This Memorial Day, CNN is honoring the men and women who died serving their country. Share your photos, stories and memories of the veterans you've lost by posting on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #CNNRemembers.
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U.S. marks Memorial Day

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 16:41
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What veterans think about on Memorial Day

CNN - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 16:35
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