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White House surges aid to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico on a haunting five-year anniversary

White House surges aid to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico on a haunting five-year anniversary

CNN — Exactly five years after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, yet another catastrophic storm is testing the federal government’s capacity to mount a rapid response on an island exposed by its rudimentary infrastructure and vulnerability to climate change. The Biden White House is mobilizing a surge of assistance after Hurricane Fiona triggered lashing rains, …

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4 out of 5 pregnancy-related deaths in the US are preventable, CDC finds

4 out of 5 pregnancy-related deaths in the US are preventable, CDC finds

CNN — The vast majority of deaths among pregnant women and new mothers in the United States are preventable, according to a new report. For more than 4 out of 5 women who died during pregnancy, during delivery or up to a year postpartum – more than 84% – death could have been avoided with …

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Sherri Papini: California woman who faked her own kidnapping sentenced to 18 months in prison

Sherri Papini: California woman who faked her own kidnapping sentenced to 18 months in prison

CNN — Sherri Papini, the California mother who faked her own kidnapping in 2016 in a hoax that was exposed with the help of advances in DNA technology, was sentenced to a year and a half in prison on Monday, according to a release from the Department of Justice . Judge William B. Shubb determined …

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Mark Frerichs: American held captive in Afghanistan for more than 2 years is released in prisoner swap

Mark Frerichs: American held captive in Afghanistan for more than 2 years is released in prisoner swap

CNN — Mark Frerichs, an American held captive in Afghanistan for more than two years, has been released in a prisoner swap, a senior Biden administration official confirmed Monday. “Bringing Mark home has been a top priority for President Biden and his national security team,” the official said. Haji Bashir Noorzai, a prominent member of …

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Top Arizona Republican Rusty Bowers blasts Trump-backed candidates who might try to overturn future elections

Top Arizona Republican Rusty Bowers blasts Trump-backed candidates who might try to overturn future elections

CNN — The outgoing Republican speaker of the Arizona House says Trump-backed GOP candidates might send the country “back into the dark ages” if they win key midterm races and help enact laws to make it easier to overturn elections – which he said was tantamount to “ fascism.” Rusty Bowers made the comments in …

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25 years after a school shooting shook Kentucky, a scarred community grapples with the shooter's upcoming parole hearing

25 years after a school shooting shook Kentucky, a scarred community grapples with the shooter’s upcoming parole hearing

CNN — It was never lost on Missy Jenkins Smith, even at a young age, that she was lucky to be alive. She remembers the moment, nearly 25 years ago at Heath High School in Paducah, Kentucky, when she first lost feeling in her legs after a bullet pierced her chest and she dropped to …

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Biden in London: Queen Elizabeth II was 'decent, honorable and all about service'

Biden in London: Queen Elizabeth II was ‘decent, honorable and all about service’

CNN — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Sunday paid their respects to Queen Elizabeth II, visiting her coffin lying in state at London’s Westminster Hall and signing condolence books at Lancaster House. The President on Sunday said the Queen was “the same in person as her image – decent, honorable and …

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Lake Fairview: The body of a middle school student was recovered after possible lightning strike caused a rowing vessel to capsize in Florida

Lake Fairview: The body of a middle school student was recovered after possible lightning strike caused a rowing vessel to capsize in Florida

CNN — Authorities in Florida recovered the body of a student who went missing after lightning struck near a middle school rowing club practicing at an Orlando lake, officials said Friday. The possible lighting strike happened Thursday evening when five middle school students were practicing near the North Orlando Rowing Complex in Lake Fairview, Orlando …

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Premarket trading: Wall Street dodged a rail strike crisis, but there's trouble ahead

Premarket trading: Wall Street dodged a rail strike crisis, but there’s trouble ahead

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking the same link. New York CNN Business — The announcement from the White House that an attempted deal has been …

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China and Russia present united front at regional summit despite differences

China and Russia present united front at regional summit despite differences

hong kong CNN — When Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin sit down with other Asian leaders at a summit in Central Asia Friday, they will seek to present a united front to counterbalance the United States and its allies. But within their “no-limits” relationship, potential differences over Russia’s faltering invasion of …

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