Mollie Tibbetts told man who followed her she would call police

(CNN)More than a month ago, Mollie Tibbetts went for a jog and never returned. “He actually tells us that he ran alongside of her or behind her,” said Rick Rahn, special agent in charge at the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation during a news conference on Tuesday. “And then, at…

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Children found in New Mexico compound were training for school shootings, prosecutors say

Taos, New Mexico (CNN)Court documents released this week are revealing new allegations in the discovery of emaciated children at a New Mexico compound — including that at least one of the kids was being trained to commit school shootings, and that an adult buried a long-missing child there. • One…

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California wildfire threatens the oldest and tallest juniper tree in the US

(CNN)The Donnell Fire had already scorched more than 29,000 acres and was only 26% contained as it tore toward the oldest juniper tree in the United States. Named after naturalist Clarence Bennett, who began his study of this particular tree in the 1890s, the Bennett Juniper is not just the…

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Former USA Gymnastics doctor wants to be resentenced, disqualify judge who gave him 40-175 years in prison

New York (CNN)Larry Nassar, the disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor now spending the rest of his life behind bars, is asking to be resentenced on sexual assault charges in Michigan and for the judge who sentenced him to be disqualified from the case. Judge to Nassar: I just signed your…

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Suspect in custody after shooting at Indiana middle school

(CNN)A student was taken into custody Friday after a shooting at a Noblesville, Indiana, middle school left three people injured, officials said. Authorities did not release the name of the suspect or the wounded student. The teacher was identified as Jason Seaman, 29, according to his aunt, Brenda Hubly-Sushka. A…

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This televangelist is asking his followers to buy him a $54 million private jet

(CNN)A prosperity gospel televangelist from Louisiana says Jesus has asked him to buy a new private jet. And wouldn’t you know it, Jesus has real nice taste in planes. By “bleed,” Duplantis — er, Jesus — apparently meant “ask for donations.” Duplantis goes on to tell his followers that jets,…

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A judge sides with parents and rules their 30-year-old son must move out

(CNN)A 30-year-old man didn’t get the message that it was time to move out of his parents’ home, even after they left him five notices and an offer of cash to help find new digs. “I’m getting together the means to do that,” he said. “With my parents, they want…

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Restaurant manager beat black employee for years and forced him to work without pay

(CNN)For years, John Christopher Smith suffered in silence as his manager at a South Carolina restaurant physically abused him and forced him to work over 100 hours a week without pay, federal officials say. “Human trafficking through forced labor can happen on farms, in homes, and as today’s case shows…

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He slept in homeless shelters as a kid. Now he’s going to Harvard on a full ride

(CNN)When he was a kid, Richard Jenkins raised his hand in class so often bullies started calling him “Harvard.” He and his two younger brothers were homeless for two years after their mother lost their home to foreclosure, forcing them to move to Tennessee and then to Florida before heading…

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