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America’s gun epidemic is deadlier than ever, and there are huge disparities in who dies

CNN — Gun deaths have increased in the US during the Covid-19 pandemic, killing a record number of people in 2021. But as America’s gun epidemic worsens, its severity is unequaled. A new study published Tuesday in JAMA Network Open analyzed gun deaths over the past three decades — a total of more than 1 …

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Iran has threatened the families of the World Cup soccer team, according to a security source

CNN — The families of Iran’s World Cup soccer team have been threatened with prison and torture if the players do not “behave” ahead of Tuesday’s game against the United States, a source involved in Games security said. After Iranian players refused to sing the nation’s national anthem in their opening game against England on …

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A pilot and a passenger were rescued after a small plane crashed into power lines in Maryland

CNN — [Breaking news update, published at 12:59 a.m. ET] The pilot and passenger who were trapped in a plane for hours after it crashed into power lines in Montgomery County, Maryland, on Sunday have been rescued, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Scott Goldstein said early Monday morning. Both were taken to hospital with …

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Morocco v Belgium: Big World Cup upset as Atlas Lions shock Red Devils and Costa Rica beat Japan

CNN — It was a day of major upsets at the World Cup as Belgium and Japan succumbed to shock defeats to Morocco and Costa Rica respectively. Morocco won their first World Cup match since 1998 – and third in their history – securing a sensational 2-0 victory over heavyweights Belgium to ensure they can …

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University of Idaho student murder probe: Investigators receive more than 260 digital submissions

CNN — Almost two weeks after the deaths of four University of Idaho students, police are still looking for clues and asking the public for help. Investigators are reviewing more than 260 digital submissions — including videos and photos — from the public to contact the FBI, the Moscow Police Department said Friday night. Detectives …

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Apple has a huge problem at Foxconn’s iPhone factory in China

Hong Kong CNN Business — A furious workers’ riot at the world’s biggest iPhone factory this week in central China further roiled Apple’s strained supply chain and underscored how the country’s strict zero-Covid policy is hurting global tech firms. Trouble began last month when workers walked out of the factory campus in Zhengzhou, the capital …

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Multiple storm systems make for a messy holiday weekend

CNN — Whether you’re out shopping for Black Friday deals, exercising after your Thanksgiving holiday, or commuting back home, rain and thunderstorms can cause some delays and headaches. Friday morning’s frontal system brings widespread rain showers from the northeast down to the Gulf Coast. This is just the first storm system that could cause travel …

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Nigerians were not impressed with the resigned naira notes

Abuja, Nigeria CNN Business — Nigerians have criticized the “redesign” of the country’s local currency proposed by its central bank to curb counterfeiting and hoarding of large sums outside banking system. President Muhammadu Buhari unveiled the revamped 200, 500 and 1,000 naira notes on Wednesday, saying “the new naira notes are reinforced with security features …

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Multiple storm systems make for a messy holiday weekend

CNN — Whether you’re out shopping for Black Friday deals, exercising after your Thanksgiving holiday, or commuting back home, rain and thunderstorms can cause some delays and headaches. Friday morning’s frontal system brings widespread rain showers from the northeast down to the Gulf Coast. This is just the first storm system that could cause travel …

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Hong Kong found Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty of pro-democracy protest fund

Hong Kong CNN — A 90-year-old former bishop and outspoken critic of China’s ruling Communist Party was found guilty on Friday of charges related to his role in a fund to help Hong Kong’s 2019 pro-democracy protests. Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others, including Cantopop singer Denise Ho, breached the Societies Ordinance by failing to …

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