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Cheerleader charged after homeless man's murder

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SAN DIEGO – A high school cheerleader has been charged in connection with the beating death of a homeless man in San Diego County. On Monday, Hailey Suder, 18, pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of being an accessory after the fact, according to Tanya Sierra, spokeswoman for the …

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Famous singer shot dead on way to TV appearance

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ISLAMABAD — Thousands of mourners are attending the funeral of a well-known Pakistani Sufi singer who was shot dead in the port city of Karachi in an attack claimed by Islamic extremists. Television footage showed tearful mourners showering rose petals over an ambulance carrying the coffin of Amjad Sabri, whose …

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Are U.S. teachers underpaid? Depends who you ask

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Teachers in the U.S. are underpaid significantly compared with their colleagues around the world, and the differences can be quite stark, according to a recently released report by The Brookings Institution. The left-leaning think tank found that U.S. teachers would on average need double-digit percent raises to match the salaries …

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Texas mom wakes up from surgery with a British accent

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Jaw surgery has left a Texas woman with a British accent, a rare neurological disorder that has the mother-of-three sounding more like a character from “Downton Abbey.” CBS Houston reports that six months ago, Lisa Alamia underwent jaw surgery to correct an overbite, resulting in nerve damage that led to …

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Stem cell doctor faces manslaughter charge over transplants

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STOCKHOLM — A disgraced stem cell scientist is facing preliminary charges of involuntary manslaughter in connection with two patients who died after windpipe transplants, Swedish prosecutors said Wednesday. Dr. Paolo Macchiarini, who was fired earlier this year from the Karonlinska Institute, is also being investigated in two cases of causing …

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Omar Mateen went to club hours before shooting

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Last Updated Jun 21, 2016 5:12 PM EDT ORLANDO, Fla. — Gunman Omar Mateen entered the Pulse nightclub at least once before he returned to begin the Orlando shooting, investigators told CBS News on Tuesday. CBS News Justice and Homeland Security correspondent Jeff Pegues reported Mateen went into the club …

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Officials: Group arrested with weapons at Holland Tunnel

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Last Updated Jun 21, 2016 2:17 PM EDT JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Authorities arrested three people Tuesday morning in the Holland Tunnel, which connects New York and New Jersey, after weapons and ammunition were discovered in their van, police say. The arrests happened on the New Jersey side of the …

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"Mississippi Burning" civil rights case closed 52 years later

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JACKSON, Miss. – One day short of the 52nd anniversary of three civil rights workers’ disappearance during Mississippi’s “Freedom Summer,” state and federal prosecutors said Monday that the investigation into the slayings is over. The decision “closes a chapter” in the state’s divisive civil rights history, Mississippi Attorney General Jim …

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Activists ruining "mood" at dog-meat eating festival

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YULIN, China — A city in southern China went ahead with an annual dog-meat eating festival Tuesday despite heavy criticism and protests from animal rights activists. Vendors slaughtered dogs and cooked their meat in dozens of restaurants across the city of Yulin, in an event that has come to symbolize …

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