5 things to know for November 26: US-Mexico border, Camp Fire, winter weather

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(CNN) 1. US-Mexico border The border crossing in San Diego is back open this morning. It had been closed for several hours yesterday after a group of about 500 migrants rushed the border from the Mexican side, leading Border Patrol agents to fire tear gas at them. US Customs and Border Protection said the migrants […]

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A mall Santa in a town near Paradise gets heartbreaking requests from kids

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(CNN)The Chico Mall has everything you’d expect to find there during the holiday season — non-stop Christmas music, trees and oversized ornaments, along with signs advertising great deals for increasingly frenzied shoppers. He said you’d never know that many of the children he’s met had lost their homes. “Most of them are smiling,” he said, […]

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5 things to know for November 28: Senate race, Russia probe, Lion Air, Ukraine-Russia

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(CNN) 1. Mississippi Senate runoff The midterms are over, in the US Senate, at least. Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith won Mississippi’s US Senate runoff election, defeating Democratic challenger Mike Espy. Hyde-Smith, who’d been appointed to the seat, is the first woman elected to Congress from the Magnolia State. That gives Republicans 53 seats in the Senate […]

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5 things to know for November 7: House & Senate, gubernatorial races, ballot measures

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(CNN) 1. Midterm elections So, what did we learn about ourselves as a country after these more-contentious-than-normal midterms? We’re still divided. And that’s reflected in the opposite trends in the House and Senate results. CNN’s Stephen Collinson explains that the political and cultural gulf between diverse and affluent liberals in big cities and suburbs and mostly white, […]

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5 things to know for October 4: Kavanaugh, police ambush, immigration, Saudi Arabia

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(CNN)If you want to sip (or gulp) a drink at the London watering hole just recognized as the world’s best bar, you’d better hurry. It’sclosing soon — for good. 1. Brett Kavanaugh Senators who will decide the fate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will start reading the report from the FBI’s investigation of him […]

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Florence kills 5, including infant, in North Carolina, officials say

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(CNN)At least five people, including a mother and her infant, have died in North Carolina as Tropical Storm Florence slowly moved from the Tar Heel State into South Carolina, officials said Friday. The hospital said it has received three injured patients. In the town of Hampstead, emergency responders going to a call for cardiac arrest […]

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Disciples and doubters celebrate legend of Bigfoot at North Carolina festival

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Marion, North Carolina (CNN)A huge crowd of people had gathered on the lawn of the McDowell County Courthouse Saturday when an ape-like creature in a T-shirt bounded through the cheering onlookers and joined Marion Mayor Steve Little on stage. His wife, Monica Fortenberry, couldn’t help but crack a smile. She was skeptical. “There’s just no […]

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Hurricane Florence starts flooding parts of the Carolinas

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(CNN)The rain turned sideways Thursday, rivers swelled and floodwaters began to fill streets, as massive Hurricane Florence trudged toward North Carolina. A weather station in Atlantic Beach recorded a total of 12.73 inches for a 24-hour period. Farther south, in Carolina Beach, the northern end of the town was being swamped as water crashed over […]

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5 things for September 5: White House, Kavanaugh, Gordon, Jebi, inactivity & disease

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(CNN)Meet the 84-year-old hurricane hunter who has flown into more than 500 storms. And he’s not done yet. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) Some of […]

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