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UN appoints first expert on LGBT violence and discrimination

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New Jersey train crashes into station in Hoboken

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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dead at 93

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Alaska Airlines announces 2017 flights to Havana, Cuba

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Washington mall shooting suspect ordered into mental health treatment

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    UN appoints first expert on LGBT violence and discrimination

    by Associated Press on Sep 30, 15:09

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The Human Rights Council has appointed international human rights expert Vitit Muntarbhorn of Thailand as the first U.N. independent expert charged with investigating violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. John Fisher, Geneva director of Human Rights Watch, said his appointment on Friday “made history” and “will bring […]

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    New Jersey train crashes into station in Hoboken

    by CBS/AP on Sep 29, 7:33

    HOBOKEN, N.J. – A commuter train plowed into the bustling Hoboken rail station during the morning rush hour Thursday, injuring more than 100 people, some of them critically, in a tangle of broken concrete, twisted metal and dangling cables, authorities said. Democratic Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, who represents Hoboken, said a transit official told him at least […]

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    Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dead at 93

    by CBS News on Sep 27, 19:59

    Even to his own people, Shimon Peres was a puzzle. He spoke eloquent Hebrew, but with a foreign accent, lacked formal education yet brimmed with culture, was a mediocre politician, but became a statesman of spectacular vision. Numerous reports have stated that former Israeli President Shimon Peres has passed away at the age of 93. […]

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    Alaska Airlines announces 2017 flights to Havana, Cuba

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 27, 16:42

    Alaska Airlines has joined the ranks of companies permitted to operate commercial flights to Cuba following an ease of restrictions between the U.S. and the communist island nation earlier this year. The first Alaska Airlines flight to Cuba is scheduled for Jan. 5, 2017, out of Los Angeles. The company announced Tuesday it plans to offer daily […]

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    Washington mall shooting suspect ordered into mental health treatment

    by Associated Press on Sep 27, 13:50

    Assaults on his parents and inappropriate sexual behavior at school led judges to order mental health treatment for the young man charged with killing five people at a Washington state department store. Court records obtained by The Associated Press detail a series of criminal charges and attempts to rehabilitate 20-year-old Arcan Cetin, who was diagnosed […]

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    Akiak man travels to White House for annual Tribal Nations Conference

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 26, 16:36

    Tribal leaders from across the U.S. gathered in Washington, DC for the eighth annual White House Tribal Nations Conference. Mike Williams Sr., of the Akiak Native Community, is one of those attending the conference, KYUK reports. This will be the fifth conference Williams has attended during the Obama administration, according to KYUK’s Anna Rose MacArthur. […]

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    FBI: Rise in murder, violent crime in 2015, after historic lows

    by CBS/AP on Sep 26, 9:26

    Last Updated Sep 26, 2016 12:24 PM EDT NEW YORK — Violent crimes in the United States increased 3.9 percent in 2015 from the year before, and cases of murder and non-negligent homicide rose 10.8 percent, according to new data released Monday by the FBI. The uptick in violence came after years of decline; in 2014 violent crime and […]

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    Mall victims include teen, probation officer, Boeing worker

    by Associated Press on Sep 25, 18:53

    Five people died in the shooting at a Macy’s store in a mall north of Seattle. Authorities do not plan to make their identities public until Tuesday, but details about three of the victims have been reported by Washington state media. Here’s what is known about them: ___ SARAI LARA: The 16-year-old high school sophomore […]

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    Charlotte mayor lifts curfew on the city after days of protests

    by CBS/AP on Sep 25, 18:12

    The mayor of Charlotte has lifted the curfew on the city after days of protests over the killing of a black man by police. There have been protests every day since 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was shot to death by Charlotte police on Tuesday. In a statement Sunday evening, Mayor Jennifer Roberts says that effective immediately the […]

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    Cedar Rapids residents evacuate homes ahead of flooding in Iowa

    by CBS/AP on Sep 25, 16:07

    Residents are leaving low-lying areas of Cedar Rapids, adhering to a request by authorities to clear out by 8 p.m. Sunday due to the risk of flooding from the rising Cedar River. The river crested Saturday night in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, which are about 55 miles upstream from Cedar Rapids, which is Iowa’s second-largest city, with about […]

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    Family heirlooms “fill vast silences” at new African American museum

    by CBS News on Sep 25, 13:14

    At the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, thousands of great Americans are represented by priceless family heirlooms, donated to help them museum to share their experiences. Among them is the freedom paper donated by 83-year-old Elaine Thompson. It belonged to her great, great, great grandfather, Joseph Trammell of Loudon County, Virginia, reports […]

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    Russia threatened with war crimes probe over Syria

    by Associated Press on Sep 25, 12:08

    At least 23 civilians have been killed in renewed government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as France and Britain’s Foreign Ministers raised the prospect of investigating Russia for war crimes, ahead of an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting about the spiraling violence in Syria’s civil war. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power […]

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    Charlotte police release video of Keith Lamont Scott shooting

    by CBS/AP on Sep 24, 17:27

    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Saturday released dashcam and bodycam video of the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, as well as photos of the gun and possible marijuana blunt found on Scott when he died. In the dashcam video, Scott can be seen exiting his vehicle before officers start firing. Officers are heard saying “drop the gun, […]

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    5 confirmed dead in mall shooting north of Seattle, suspect in custody

    by KTVA / AP on Sep 23, 19:19

    Last updated at 12:22 p.m. AKST on Sunday, Sept. 25 BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) – The 20-year-old suspect in the deadly Washington state mall shooting said nothing and appeared “zombie-like” when he was arrested by authorities nearly 24 hours into an intense manhunt, authorities said. Island County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Hawley said he spotted Arcan Cetin from a […]

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    Wells Fargo CEO resigns position on Fed advisory body

    by Marcy Gordon / AP Business Writer on Sep 22, 14:50

    Wells Fargo’s embattled CEO is resigning his position on the Federal Reserve’s advisory council amid a scandal over millions of accounts allegedly opened by the bank without customers’ permission. The San Francisco Fed said Thursday that John Stumpf is giving up his position as representative from the central bank’s San Francisco region on the advisory […]

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    Yahoo says hackers stole info in 500 million user accounts

    by Associated Press on Sep 22, 13:47

    Yahoo says the personal information in 500 million accounts was stolen in a massive security breakdown. The breach disclosed Thursday, the latest setback for the beleaguered internet company, dates back to late 2014. The stolen data includes users’ names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and security questions for verifying an accountholder’s […]

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    UN: Antibiotic overuse, drug-resistant germs could lead to millions of deaths

    by CBS/AP on Sep 20, 14:46

    NEW YORK — World leaders are pushing to end the overuse of antibiotics and to encourage the development of new medicines, driven by concern that drug-resistant germs could lead to millions of deaths and undermine the global economy. For only the fourth time in its 70 year history, the United Nations is holding a special meeting Wednesday […]

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    Wells Fargo CEO denies bank orchestrated fraud

    by Kate Gibson / Money Watch on Sep 20, 9:20

    Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) CEO John Stumpf apologized for the scandal involving the creation of as many as 1.5 million fake bank accounts on behalf of unknowing customers, calling the illegal behavior “unethical.” “We never directed nor wanted our team members to provide products and services to our customers that they didn’t want,” Stumpf said Tuesday in […]

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    U.S. admits to possible accidental bombing of Syrian troops

    by CBS/AP on Sep 18, 12:27

    Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) shot down a Syrian warplane on Sunday as regime forces regained ground lost to the extremists following a U.S.-led airstrike that hit government forces the day before, state media said. The U.S. military says it may have unintentionally struck Syrian troops while carrying out a raid against ISIS on Saturday. The […]

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    Seattle coaches join high school team in kneeling for anthem

    by KTVA / AP on Sep 18, 12:26

    Football coaches at a Seattle high school joined their players in taking a knee during the national anthem, following the lead of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to protest social injustice. The entire Garfield High School football team and its coaching staff knelt during “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the Friday kickoff against West Seattle High School […]