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    Missing Florida family: Coast Guard finds 2nd body

    Rescue crews recovered a second body in their search for a family that went missing off southwest Florida amid a thunderstorm and rough seas over the weekend, according to a Thursday news release from the Coast Guard. A Cape Coral Fire and Rescue team found the body Thursday morning, east of Boca Grande. It was located about 4 miles southeast of the location of a body in a life jacket that crews found late Wednesday afternoon, the statement said. It […]

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    Bar owner fires son after learning what he put on customer’s receipt

    WARWICK, R.I. — He just wanted to grab a cold beer with friends, but his night turned upside down after receiving a fat-shaming message. Dillion Arnold was hanging with friends at a local bar on Wednesday when he was insulted. “I was signing my slip,” Arnold told CNN affiliate WJAR. “I didn’t really pay attention to it yet, and then I just happened to read it and I saw it in the corner and I was like, ‘Wow,’ and my […]

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    Disney beaches reopen, state believes it caught killer gator

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Walt Disney World reopened its beaches to guests Thursday, a source at the Florida theme park with knowledge of the situation told CNN. The move comes more than a week after an alligator snatched a boy, Lane Graves, from a beach behind the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, killing him. The beaches will open one hour after sunrise and will close an hour before sunset, the source said. (The alligator attacked the Nebraska 2-year-old shortly […]

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    Led Zeppelin did not copy ‘Stairway to Heaven’ intro, jury finds

    LOS ANGELES — Music history will not be rewritten. A jury found Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page not guilty of copyright infringement on perhaps their most famous song, “Stairway to Heaven.” A Los Angeles jury deliberated for about five hours before deciding the band did not steal its most famous licks from another band. The case centered on claims that Led Zeppelin copied key note patterns in the first two minutes of their hit from a […]

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    Democrats end House sit-in protest over gun control

    Democrats decided to end their day-long sit-in protest on the House floor over gun control Thursday. Rep. John Lewis, who launched the sit-in Wednesday morning, said the fight was not over. “We must come back here on July 5th [when Congress returns to session] more determined than ever before,” Lewis said. He also tweeted, “We got in trouble. We got in the way. Good trouble. Necessary Trouble. By sitting-in, we were really standing up.” Lawmaker said that during the July […]

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    Texas woman wakes up with British accent after surgery

    ROSENBERG, Texas — Lisa Alamia is a Texan, through and through. But you wouldn’t know it when she opens her mouth to speak. She had surgery on her lower jaw a few months ago, and she’s had a British accent ever since. “I didn’t notice it at first,” said Alamia, who is of Mexican heritage. “But my husband told me I was talking funny. My surgeon thought it was just a physical result of the surgery and that it would […]

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    Missing Florida family: Coast Guard makes more discoveries

    In its hunt for a missing family off the coast of southwest Florida, the Coast Guard found a bucket Thursday containing personal items; it was located about 5 miles from the location where rescuers found a body in a life jacket the day before. The bucket, which was located about 8:15 a.m., contained birth certificates, a GPS, wallet, cigarettes, mobile phone, pool noodle and toolbox, Capt. Gregory Case said. The find came hours after a Coast Guard helicopter and response […]

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    Freddie Gray verdict: Baltimore officer who drove van not guilty on all charges

    BALTIMORE, Md. — Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson, who drove the van in which Freddie Gray was fatally injured, was found not guilty Thursday on all charges, including the most serious charge of second-degree depraved-heart murder. Wearing a dark suit and blue shirt, Goodson stood motionless as the verdict was read. There were tears in his family members’ eyes. Baltimore officer Edward Nero, who was also acquitted of charges by the same judge in May, clasped his hands and said, […]

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    Assailant in German cinema attack killed

    VIERNHEIM, Germany — An armed assailant who attacked a German cinema Thursday has been killed, a German official said. The masked attacker entered the cinema with a rifle shortly before 3 p.m. local time, Hesse Interior Minister Peter Beuth said. The incident took place in Viernheim, near Frankfurt in western Germany. An early report from German public TV said 25 people were injured in the incident. But it’s not clear if any of the injured were shot, or were hurt in […]

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    GOP fails to stop Democrats’ sit-in on House floor

    WASHINGTON — The Republicans tried to shut it down, but the Democrats’ nearly day-long sit-in was still going Thursday and showed no signs of letting up. In the middle of the night, House Republicans had sought to end an extraordinary day of drama and what has become a 21-hour sit-in by adjourning for a recess that will last through July 5. The move was an effort to shut down a protest that began Wednesday morning when Democrats took over the […]