Colorado man pleads guilty to killing pregnant wife, daughters as part of plea deal

(CNN)Chris Watts kept changing stories after his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared from their Colorado town in mid-August. He initially told law enforcement that on the morning of August 13 he told his wife he wanted to separate and then left for work. Police said that after they found…

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5 things for September 11: 9/11, White House, Russia & China, Dallas shooting, trash

(CNN)Today is September 11,and once again the nation will pause to remember and honor the lives lost 17 years ago in the worst terror attacks on US soil. Keep reading to find out more about some of the commemorations. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to…

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Chicago fire kills 8 people, including 6 kids, in a home with no smoke detector

(CNN)A fire tore through a 2nd-story Chicago home overnight, killing six children, two adults and a dog, the city’s fire commissioner said. The relationships of those found on the 2nd floor was not immediately clear. In addition to the eight people killed, two children were injured and hospitalized, the fire…

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Pope meets with leaders of US Catholic Church ‘lacerated’ by abuse scandal

Rome (CNN)Struggling to contain one of the most serious crises of his papacy, Pope Francis met Thursday in Rome with leaders of the American Catholic Church, the epicenter of a rapidly escalating clergy sex abuse scandal. “As we departed the audience, we prayed the Angelus together for God’s mercy and…

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UNC is looking into a new spot for the Silent Sam Confederate monument, school chancellor says

(CNN)The Silent Sam Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill may have a new home come November. Silent Sam was erected more than a century ago to remember the university students who fought in the Civil War. He is silent, the university says, because he carries…

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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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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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