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Wild Florida chase comes to deadly end

KSN - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 16:10

FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. (WESH) — A Florida man is dead after a frightening and bizarre police chase.

Authorities identified a man killed Tuesday night in a confrontation with law enforcement officers as Wayne Dorcey, 49, of Leesburg.

Dorsey is accused of driving his truck into a Fruitland Park gas station several times, attempting to carjack an occupied vehicle and attacking a deputy in chest-deep water with an oar.

Bob Hannon said he saw Dorsey driving into a fence around 6 p.m. Tuesday. He approached to see why.

“He had his left hand on the steering wheel and he was going like this to me,” said Hannon, wagging his finger. “I was trying to get him safe somewhere.”

He said Dorsey then drove into his car, wrecking it and sending him to the hospital in what Hannon called a “crazy, scary” scene.

“Really glad I had my seat belt on because he hit me really hard and I was very dizzy,” said Hannon. “If I had gotten out of the car I truly believe I would not be here.”

Dorsey then drove to a nearby Citgo gas station and rammed into the store three times.

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One person dead in Wichita roll-over accident

KSN - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 16:10

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – One person has died in a roll-over accident in east Wichita. The crash occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday on the K-96 Highway ramp to eastbound Kellogg.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said at the scene the victim is a 33-year-old Wichita woman. She was driving a Ford SUV when it left the roadway, overturned and was ejected. Troopers say her identity will be provided later Friday after her family is notified.

The Patrol has re-opened eastbound Kellogg to through traffic.


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These dolls are spying on your kids, consumer groups say

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 15:46
Can that new doll or toy robot you bought as a Christmas gift for your child spy on your family?
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Former senator, astronaut John Glenn dies at 95

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 15:46
John Glenn, a former US senator and the first American to orbit the Earth, died Thursday, according to Ohio State University. He was 95.
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Photos: The life of John Glenn

KSN - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 15:46
PHOTOS: John Glenn Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., pilot of the Mercury Atlas 6 (MA-6) spaceflight, poses for a photo with the Mercury "Friendship 7" spacecraft during preflight activities.(NASA) The seven crew members in training for the STS-95 mission aboard Discovery pose for photographers prior to participating in a training session at NASA's Johnson Space Center.(NASA) John Glenn was the first US man to orbit the Earth as part of Project Mercury. Project Mercury sent six spacecraft into orbit from 1961 to 1963 each performing onboard experiments, staying out in orbit just a bit longer, and testing the entire Mercury Space Flight Network (MSFN).(NASA) In February 1962, Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. looks into a globe, technically the "Celestial Training Device" at the Aeromedical Laboratory at Cape Canaveral, Florida.(NASA) President John F. Kennedy, astronaut John Glenn and General Leighton I. Davis ride together during a parade in Cocoa Beach, Fla., after Glenn's historic first U.S. orbital spacefight. (NASA) Astronaut John Glenn relaxes aboard the USS Noa after being recovered from the Atlantic near Grand Turk Island after his historic Mercury flight. Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth on February, 20, 1962 in his "Friendship 7" capsule. The Noa picked him up 21 minutes after impact.(NASA) John Glenn touring NASA's Glenn Research Center in 1991. Glenn spent time with the researchers for the Solid Surface Combustion Experiment. Designed to study combustion of solid fuels in microgravity, the experiment flew on the shuttle eight times.(NASA) John and Annie Glenn ride a float in a parade at the NASA's Glenn Research Center.(NASA) Earth and its moon are nicely framed in this image taken from the aft windows of the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1998. Discovery - on mission STS-95 - was flying over the Atlantic Ocean at the time this image was taken. The STS-95 mission also marked the return of pioneering Mercury astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn to space.(NASA) ohn Glenn, standing next to his Friendship 7 capsule in which he made his historic orbital flight, meets with President John F. Kennedy. Mrs. Glenn stands next to her husband. Earlier that day, President Kennedy presented the NASA Distinguished Service Award to Glenn.(NASA) In this 1960 photograph, the seven original Mercury astronauts participate in U.S. Air Force survival training exercises at Stead Air Force Base in Nevada. Pictured from left to right are: L. Gordon Cooper, M. Scott Carpenter, John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Virgil I. Grissom, Walter Schirra and Donald K. Slayton.(NASA) Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., NASA flight surgeon William Douglas and equipment specialist Joseph W. Schmidt leave crew quarters prior to the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission. Glenn is in his pressure suit and is carrying the portable ventilation unit.(NASA) An all-star gathering of legendary American astronauts appeared in Cleveland Aug. 29, 2008 to celebrate NASA's 50th anniversary. John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, Jim Lovell, veteran of two Apollo missions, and Kathryn Sullivan, the first woman to walk in space joined 15 others.(NASA) Grammy Award-winning producer Quincy Jones presented a platinum copy of 'Fly Me to the Moon' to Senator John Glenn and Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong during NASA's 50th anniversary gala, a song he originally produced and performed with Frank Sinatra.(NASA) July 18, 2011, is John Glenn's 90th birthday. On Feb. 20, 1962 at 9:47 am EST, Glenn launched from Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 14 to become the first American to orbit the Earth. In this image, Glenn enters his Friendship 7 capsule with assistance from technicians to begin his historic flight.(NASA) Astronaut John H. Glenn sits in a car in front of the east side of the Mercury Mission Control building. Glenn was the pilot for the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission aboard Friendship 7, which launched Feb. 20, 1962.(NASA) President John F. Kennedy (left) visits Mercury's Flight Control Area a few days after John Glenn's flight in February 1962. To Kennedy's right are Glenn and astronaut Alan Shepard.(NASA) Astronaut John Glenn inspects artwork that will be painted on the outside of his Mercury spacecraft, which he nicknamed Friendship 7. On Feb. 20, 1962, Glenn lifted off into space aboard his Mercury Atlas (MA-6) rocket to become the first American to orbit the Earth. After orbiting the Earth 3 times, Friendship 7 landed in the Atlantic Ocean. (NASA) Guenter Wendt, the original pad leader for NASA's manned space program, coaxes a smile out of astronaut John Glenn after the MA-6 mission was scrubbed.(NASA) Astronaut John H. Glenn in the cockpit of a T-106 preparing for training exercises in flight proficiency.(NASA) Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr., pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) space flight, enters the Mercury "Friendship 7" spacecraft during the MA-6 pre-launch preparations at Cape Canaveral, Florida.(NASA) Some of NASA's sixteen astronauts participate in tropic survival training from June 3, through June 6, 1963, at Albrook Air Force Base, Canal Zone. From left to right are unidentified trainer, Neil Armstrong, John H. Glenn, Jr., L. Gordon Cooper and Pete Conrad.(NASA) U.S. Sen. John H. Glenn Jr., STS-95 payload specialist, focuses in on a target of opportunity as he participates in earth observations photography during the nearly nine-day Space Shuttle mission aboard Discovery.(NASA) STS-95 crew portrait: Curtis L. Brown Jr., commander, appears at right center in the pyramid. Others, clockwise, are Steven W. Lindsey, pilot; Stephen K. Robinson, mission specialist; Pedro Duque, mission specialist (ESA), payload specialist Chiaki Naito-Mukai (NASDA); Scott E. Parazynski, mission specialist; and U.S. Senator John H. Glenn.(NASA) U.S. Sen. John H. Glenn Jr. (D.-Ohio), gets help with final touches of the donning of his partial-pressure launch and entry suit during training at the Johnson Space Center.(NASA) The Mercury 7 astronauts examine their 'couches.' Each astronaut's couch was molded to fit his body to help withstand the G-loads of the launch. Plaster casts of the astronauts were created in order to properly mold the couches.(NASA) In the launch pad's White Room, STS-95 Payload Specialist John H. Glenn Jr., U.S. Senator from Ohio, has his flight suit checked by closeout crew members before climbing into space shuttle Discovery for his second flight into space, which came 36 years after his Mercury launch. Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth.(NASA) On May 5, 1961, astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr. had a view of Earth that no American had seen before, looking down on the home planet from from the Freedom 7 Mercury capsule on his history-making suborbital flight.(NASA) (4 July 1962) -- The original seven Mercury astronauts, each wearing new cowboy hats and a badge in the shape of a star, are pictured on stage at the Sam Houston Coliseum. Left to right are astronauts M. Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., John H. Glenn Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, Walter M. Schirra Jr., Alan B. Shepard Jr., and Donald K. Slayton(NASA) Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong speaks to Congress at a ceremony that honored fellow astronauts John Glenn, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Each received a Congressional Gold Medals during the ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on Nov. 16, 2011.(NASA) John Glenn and his wife Annie are seen at a Senior Manager luncheon, Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, inside the Operations Support Building II at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Friday marked Mrs. Glenn's 92nd birthday.(NASA) Sen. John Glenn and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana reminisce inside the flight deck of space shuttle Discovery in the Kennedy Space Center's Orbiter Processing Facility-1. Glenn flew on Discovery as a mission specialist in 1998 and Cabana served as pilot for Discovery during a mission in 1990 and another in 1992.(NASA) John H. Glenn, one of the Mercury Seven Astronauts, runs through a training exercise in the Mercury Procedures Trainer simulator at the Space Task Group, Langley Field, Virginia.(NASA) Cleveland State University Master of Music Major James Binion Jr. sings a musical tribute as former Astronaut Steve Lindsey, left, Sen. John Glenn, and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, seated right, look on at an event celebrating John Glenn's legacy and 50 years of americans in orbit held at the university's Wolstein Center on Friday, March 3, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth in 1962. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls) NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, left, along with former United States Marine Corps pilot, astronaut, and United States Sen. John Glenn and Gen. John R. Dailey, director of the National Air and Space Museum, right, look around the Fly Marines exhibit at the museum, Wednesday evening, June 27, 2012, in Washington. Bolden spoke later at the 2012 John H. Glenn Lecture in Space History. Photo Credit: (NASA/Paul E. Alers) Fellow Mercury astronaut John Glenn, right, congratulates Carpenter after his Aurora 7 flight on May 24, 1962. Carpenter had served as Glenn's backup on the historic first American manned orbital flight in February of 1962.(NASA) On February 20, 2013, we remember the 51st anniversary of the flight of Friendship 7, which vaulted NASA astronaut John Glenn into space to orbit the Earth for the first time in history. Last March, Glenn spoke to a Cleveland audience during the 50th anniversary celebration.(NASA) DR. VON BRAUN BRIEFS ASTRONAUT JOHN GLENN AT MSFC, NOVEMBER 28, 1962. (MIX FILE) John H. Glenn, Jr. - NASA Project Mercury Astronaut. In April of 1959, John Glenn was selected as a member of the first group of astronauts, the "Mercury Seven." He was joined by Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton.(NASA) ASTRONAUTS WITH DR. VON BRAUN AND DR. HOLMES(NASA) News briefing for John Glenn's Mercury-Atlas 6 mission with image of the Friendship 7 spacecraft's orbital flight in background. The trajectory was controlled by computers, but Glenn asked engineers to get NASA research mathematician Katherine Johnson to check the orbital equations by hand on her desktop mechanical calculating machine.(NASA) John Glenn receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom.(NASA) John Glenn's Friendship 7 spacecraft launches on a Mercury-Atlas rocket on Feb. 20, 1962.Credit: NASA Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. in his silver Mercury spacesuit during pre- flight training activities at Cape Canaveral.(NASA) Rehearsing for his historic flight on February 20, 1962, Mercury program astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. works in a cramped training capsule preparing for his voyage through space.(NASA) U.S. Sen. John H. Glenn, Jr., gives the thumbs up from the cockpit of a training aircraft as he prepares for his return to space on the shuttle Discovery's STS-95 mission in 1998.(NASA) The crew of space shuttle Discovery mission STS-95, including John Glenn. On this flight, Glenn became the oldest person to fly in space. The nine-day mission supported a variety of research payloads, including experiments designed to investigate similarities between aging and the side effects of space flight.(NASA) Mercury astronaut John Glenn stays fit by running on the beach in Cape Canaveral, Florida.Credit: NASA Mercury astronauts John H. Glenn Jr., Virgil I. Grissom and Alan B. Shepard Jr. standing by the Redstone rocket in their spacesuits.(NASA) On Feb. 20, 1962, John H. Glenn, Jr., became the first American to orbit Earth.(NASA) A camera onboard the "Friendship 7" Mercury spacecraft photographs astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. during his historic flight on February 20, 1962. (NASA) The original Mercury astronauts are pictured around a table admiring an Atlas model. Standing, left to right, are Alan B. Shepard Jr., Walter M. Schirra Jr., and John H. Glenn Jr.; sitting, left to right are Virgil I. Grissom, M. Scott Carpenter, Donald Slayton, and L. Gordon Cooper Jr. Photo by Bill Taub.(NASA) December, 1962 - Official portrait photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr., the first American to orbit the Earth in a Project Mercury Spacecraft.(NASA) On April 9, 1959, NASA introduced its first astronaut class, the Mercury 7.(NASA) (NASA) On Feb. 23, 1962, U.S. President John F. Kennedy pays tribute to astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. for his February 1962 flight aboard Friendship 7. (NASA) Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., wearing a Mercury pressure suit, is photographed at Cape Canaveral, Florida, during preflight training activities for the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission. (NASA) Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr., in his Mercury flight suit.(NASA) 36 years after his historic Mercury flight, U.S. Sen. John Glenn returned to space on board the shuttle Discovery on October 29, 1998.(NASA)
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Pew poll: Trump's approval lower than previous incoming presidents

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 15:45
Americans are less approving of President-elect Donald Trump than they were of previous presidents during their transitions into office, a new Pew Research Group poll shows.
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Trump taps Hardee's CEO for labor secretary

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 15:35
Puzder, 66, is a vocal critic of government regulation and opposes a $15 minimum wage, broader overtime pay and the Affordable Care Act.
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Former Senator, astronaut John Glenn dies at age 95

KSN - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 15:28

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Former Ohio Senator and Astronaut John Glenn has died at the age of 95, according to a statement from Ohio State President Michael Drake.

A source close to the Glenn family confirms that Glenn, 95, had been hospitalized since late last week and that he was gravely ill. His family had been with him since that time.

Glenn was born in New Concord, Ohio, on July 18, 1921. He started his life as a small-town Midwestern boy, and his beloved wife, Annie, was at his side for all of it.

Their parents were best friends, and the pair met in a playpen as infants.

Glenn said there was never a time when he did not love Annie, and years later when World War II delayed their wedding, he told her he was just stepping out for a pack of gum.

“You know, I don’t know how that popped into my mind. When I was leaving, and it was a pretty sad time of course, I told Annie, ‘Don’t worry about it. I’m just going to run down and get a pack of gum, and I’ll be back shortly.’ Every time I had to leave to do something then after that, whether it was in the Korean War or later on or in the astronaut program, it got to be regular. It sounds rather funny and peculiar,” Glenn said.

Glenn said he eventually brought Annie that pack of gum, and said, “I think to this day, she carries a little gum wrapper in her wallet.”

Glenn willingly went into battle, enlisting within hours of the attack on Pearl Harbor, without hesitation.

“No, there wasn’t, and I think back on it now, [it] the last war that the United States had where the people of this country were really united. I mean, like 98, 99 percent of the people wanted to do what we were doing and were willing to support us,” Glenn said.

Glenn flew 59 combat missions in WWII and 67 in the Korean War. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on six separate equations.

After the wars, he became a fearless test pilot, setting the supersonic transcontinental record of three hours, 23 minutes and 8.4 seconds.

Then came the space program.

“Early in life, there was no such word as astronaut. Nobody knew there was such a word,” he said.

Few could picture the strapping 6 foot 3 inch tall Glenn folding himself into a tiny compartment in a 9 foot capsule.

“It was very important to the country at that time, and when you look back on it, I think people forget what the importance was, so much of the astronaut program back in those days. We were in the depths of the cold war with the Soviets at that time. And the Soviets were claiming technical superiority and research superiority to the United States,” Glenn said.

Astronaut John Glenn relaxes aboard the USS Noa after being recovered from the Atlantic near Grand Turk Island after his historic Mercury flight. (NASA). Click photo for gallery.

Neither Glenn nor NASA knew the true dangers of orbital flight. In fact, there was an eye chart inside the capsule because some doctors believed with sustained weightlessness he could go blind.

“You knew what the dangers were but the advantages of going were, like going on a combat mission you’re representing your country. There were some dangers, well, you accepted that. People often ask, ‘Were you afraid?’ Not afraid at the point where you would let it interfere with what you were doing,” Glenn said.

Glenn, and America’s six other space pioneers set about the job of launching the world’s leading space program.

“I thought Tom Wolfe’s book, The Right Stuff, had a lot of points. There was a thread that ran through that of some of the things that we were doing back then as test pilots and as astronauts that rang true. It was very good. But when Hollywood got ahold of that, they sort of took Hollywood license with a lot of things, and the seven of us didn’t care for the movie at all,” Glenn said.

Years after his famous orbit around the world, Glenn learned that President John F. Kennedy told NASA not to send him back into space. Kennedy didn’t want to risk the life of such an American hero.

But Glenn got his second flight at the age of 77, on the shuttle, when the first American to orbit the earth became the oldest man ever in space.

He also served four terms as a U.S. Senator.

“I had been through two wars when I got to the Senate and I thought nothing could be more horrible than contemplating a nuclear war, and so I was going to join forces with whoever was working on nuclear non-proliferation,” Glenn said.

Glenn was a best friend to Bobby Kennedy, and few people knew it was Glenn who sat on the edge of each Kennedy child’s bed to tell them their father was dead.

“It was one of the hardest things I ever did,” Glenn said.

In May 2012, President Barack Obama awarded Glenn the nation’s Medal of Freedom for his lifetime of service to his country.

But Glenn still had work to do.

“You know, I’ll leave legacies up to somebody else…I think I invented another word the other day. I said that instead of legacy, I like to think of it as a live-acy,” Glenn said. “I think you keep going every day. Not by what your calendar tells you, but by the way you feel, and that’s sort of the way we’ve tried to run our lives.”

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Officers shot in Georgia were friends for years

KSN - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 15:26

AMERICUS, Ga. (MEDIA GENERAL) — The two officers shot while responding to a domestic violence call in Americus, Georgia, on Wednesday grew up together.

Americus Police Chief Mark Scott said Thursday that his department’s officer, Nicholas Smarr, went to high school and later the police academy with Georgia Southwestern State University Police Officer Jody Smith and the two were “very good friends.”

Officer Jody Smith, left, and Officer Nicholas Smarr (Facebook/Chesley Smarr)

He said Officer Smith responded to the call at an apartment complex near the university to “back up his friend.”

Both men were shot. Smarr died and Smith suffered critical injuries.

“When Jody heard the call, and he knew that Nick was on his way, even though we already had two Americus police officers [responding] as backup… [Jody] heard that call over the radio and he took it upon himself to respond and back up his friend,” Chief Scott said.

He said he was unsure if Smith knew about the death of his friend.

“I can’t say enough about them,” Scott continued. “They are model officers. They’re both heroes in my opinion. They were there together. They were there together through it and even after the shooting, they were there together throughout the whole ordeal.”

Georgia Southwestern State Police Chief Mike Tracy called Smith a “fine and intelligent young man” who is scheduled to get married in the spring.

“My heart goes out to their families,” Chief Scott concluded. “Our job now is to support them in any way that we can and to make sure that Nick is honored in the days to come and that his family is taken care of.”

Officer Smarr had served with the Americus Police Department for one year.

The suspect in the shooting, 32-year-old Minquell Kennedy Lembrick, was found dead inside a home Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

2 officers shot in Americus, Georgia Minquell Kennedy Lembrick (Albany Police Department via Facebook) Minquell Kennedy Lembrick (Georgia Bureau of Investigation) Officer Jody Smith, left, and Officer Nicholas Smarr (Facebook/Chesley Smarr) Nick Smarr, left, and Jody Smith (Facebook) Two police officers were shot in Americus, Georgia, on Dec. 7 2016. (WRBL) Two police officers were shot in Americus, Georgia, on Dec. 7 2016. (WRBL) Two police officers were shot in Americus, Georgia, on Dec. 7 2016. (WRBL) Two police officers were shot in Americus, Georgia, on Dec. 7 2016. (WRBL) Two police officers were shot in Americus, Georgia, on Dec. 7 2016. (WRBL) Two police officers were shot in Americus, Georgia, on Dec. 7 2016. (WRBL) Two police officers were shot in Americus, Georgia, on Dec. 7 2016. (WRBL)
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US life expectancy drops for first time in 22 years

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 15:25
For the first time since 1993, life expectancy in the United States has dropped significantly for the entire population, not just certain groups.
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Warehouse in deadly Oakland fire hadn't been inspected in 30 years

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 15:18
Oakland's Ghost Ship warehouse where 36 people died in a fire last week had not been inspected in 30 years, according to officials in the California city.
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Kinzinger gets emotional over 2014 Gen. John Kelly speech to gold star families

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 15:18
A 2014 speech by President-elect Donald Trump's Homeland Security pick retired Gen. John Kelly brought Rep. Adam Kinzinger to tears during CNN's "Wolf" on Thursday.
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Kinzinger gets emotional over 2014 Gen. John Kelly speech to gold star families

CNN Politics - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 15:18
A 2014 speech by President-elect Donald Trump's Homeland Security pick retired Gen. John Kelly brought Rep. Adam Kinzinger to tears during CNN's "Wolf" on Thursday.
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7.8 quake strikes near Solomon Islands

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 15:17
A 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit close to the Solomon Islands early Friday, putting that nation and others in the South Pacific on alert for tsunami waves.
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Kaine on Flynn: He's worse than a 'fourth grader' peddling in conspiracies

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 15:08
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine intensified his criticism over Donald Trump's national security adviser, saying that retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn peddles in conspiracy theories that even a little child would dismiss.
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Kaine on Flynn: He's worse than a 'fourth grader' peddling in conspiracies

CNN Politics - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 15:08
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine intensified his criticism over Donald Trump's national security adviser, saying that retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn peddles in conspiracy theories that even a little child would dismiss.
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