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Fmr. Lawyer: Amanda Knox feels 'transcendent joy'

CNN - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 3:08pm
Erin Burnett talks with Amanda Knox's fmr. lawyer Ted Simon, who spoke with Knox a few moments after Italy's Supreme Court overturned her murder conviction.
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Meredith Kercher: Remembering the victim

CNN - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 3:08pm
Amid massive global interest in the trial, appeal and retrial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, it has been easy to overlook their alleged victim, Meredith Kercher, who was found brutally murdered in the flat she shared with Knox in Italy in 2007.
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U.S. astronaut launching on history-making mission

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:42pm
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is preparing to leave Earth for a very long time -- and to make U.S. spaceflight history. On Friday at 3:42 p.m. ET, Kelly will ride a Russian Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station and stay there nearly a year, twice as long as any U.S. astronaut has ever stayed on the space station.
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Humming bass sound puts out fires

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:27pm
Boom out da fi-ya! Bass out da flames! Firefighters may be snuffing blazes with deep-toned sound, if a new device invented by two engineering students in Fairfax, Virginia catches on.
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Sen. Harry Reid picks his successor

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:53pm
The surprise move is certain to open a fierce battle for his seat as well as a fight to lead the Democratic Party in the Senate.
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Longtime rival to get an opening when Indiana Sen. Dan Coats retires

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:49pm
Republican Sen. Dan Coats won't run for re-election in 2016, ending his political comeback while creating an opening for one by his long-time Indiana rival -- former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh.
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NCAA 'concerned' ahead of next week's Final Four in Indianapolis

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:45pm
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's decision to sign into law a measure that could allow businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers in the name of "religious freedom" has left the NCAA fretting ahead of next week's men's basketball Final Four in Indianapolis.
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Vote-a-rama mania hits the Senate

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:35pm
Senators are slogging through a grueling and exhausting day as they cast scores of back-to-back votes on amendments during the annual budget vote-a-rama, which could last until the wee hours of Friday morning before there is a final vote on the bill.
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How 2016 race could boost criminal justice reform

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:34pm
An overhaul of U.S. criminal justice laws looks increasingly possible, and the 2016 presidential campaign just might give the effort a shot in the arm, says Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey.
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Police: 2 missing in New York building explosion

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 9:55am
Two people remain unaccounted for following an explosion Thursday at a building in Manhattan, two New York police sources said.
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After annual vote-a-rama, Senators approve budget resolution

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 9:44am
After slogging through a grueling and exhausting day casting scores of back-to-back votes on amendments during the annual budget vote-a-rama, which lasted until 3:30 a.m., senators narrowly approved a Republican-authored budget resolution.
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Eaglets hatch on webcam after harsh winter

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 9:25am
Two baby eagles emerged from their shells after their nest was buried in snow during incubation.
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Woman accused of cheating fund set up for Boston Marathon bombing victims

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 9:25am
A woman who claims she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing has been charged with fraudulently collecting money from a fund set up for the victims.
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Berghdahl describes the torture he endured

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 9:22am
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's attorney released a two-page letter from Bergdahl describing the torture he endured, which included months spent chained to a bed and further years spent chained on all fours or locked in a cage.
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No murder charge in case of baby cut from woman

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 9:18am
Dynel Lane will not face murder charges for allegedly cutting and removing an unborn baby from the mother's womb, Boulder County, Colorado, District Attorney Stanley Garnett told CNN late Thursday.
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Investigator: Inmates forced like gladiators to fight as deputies took bets

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 9:02am
At just 150 pounds, it was hardly fair to pit Ricardo Palikiko Garcia against an opponent well over twice his size. But Garcia had to fight him -- or else he'd allegedly face torture.
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NCAA Sweet 16: Notre Dame downs Wichita State

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 8:58am
The NCAA men's basketball tournament is turning into an ACC showcase. The conference had an 11-1 record going into Thursday with two teams taking the court in the Sweet 16. Three more will play Friday.
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Expelled SAE member: I am 'deeply sorry'

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 8:55am
Levi Pettit, one of the expelled University of Oklahoma SAE fraternity members, speaks out publicly for the first time after video of a racist chant surfaced.
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Indiana governor declares public health emergency due to HIV epidemic

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 8:54am
Indiana is declaring a public health emergency in one county due to an epidemic of HIV.
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Scott Walker backs pathway to citizenship at private dinner

CNN - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 8:50am
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker endorsed a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants during a private dinner with Republican leaders in New Hampshire two weeks ago, backing away from the more hard-line position he has staked out in public, obscuring just where he stands on the hot-button issue.
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