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Parents 'opt out' of standardized tests nationwide

CNN - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:21pm
For the first time, in just about every state in the country, some parents are refusing to let their children take standardized tests at school. Here's what's behind the growing movement.
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Auto repair shop says yes to gun owners, no to gays

CNN - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:43pm
A Michigan car repair shop owner says openly gay people are not welcome at his business. And gun owners are.
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Shooting suspect booted from court after outburst

CNN - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:42pm
Kenneth Morgan Stancil's first appearance in court didn't last long. A throng of deputies rushed him out of a courtroom on Thursday after the 20-year-old murder suspect swore at the judge and tried to flip over a table.
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National parks are free this weekend

CNN - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:41pm
From the giant sequoias of Yosemite to the geysers of Yellowstone, the United States' national parks were made for you and me.
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Prosecutors: New York cardiologist targeted doctor

CNN - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:41pm
A suburban New York cardiologist has been charged in connection with a failed scheme to have another physician hurt or killed, according to prosecutors.
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Still spinnin': America's classic record stores

CNN - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:39pm
Like phone booths and typewriters, record stores are a vanishing breed -- another victim of the digital age.
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'Super barber' turns hair into works of art

CNN - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:28pm
Derek Hernandez is one of a growing number of "super barbers" who use people's heads as a canvas to create stunning works of art. CNN affiliate KPIX reports.
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Hernandez juror: I saw cruelty

CNN - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:22pm
The trial took an emotional toll, a juror said in the jury's first nationally televised interview.
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Cops: Parent choked teacher in class

CNN - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:16pm
Police say a parent walked into a middle school and choked a teacher until she was unconscious. CNN affiliate WCBS reports.
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Atomic blast guinea pig on ocean floor

CNN - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:15pm
A former U.S. Navy aircraft carrier that survived a Japanese torpedo strike and was a massive guinea pig for two atomic bomb blasts looks remarkably intact at the bottom of the Pacific, according to federal researchers who surveyed the wreck last month with an underwater drone.
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Exclusive tour of the only federal weed farm in America

CNN - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:14pm
Since the 1970s, the Marijuana Project at the University of Mississippi, known as Ole Miss, has been the sole provider of marijuana for federal research in the United States. The farm and the studies it supports are strictly regulated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
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Samaritan pulls man from truck hanging over cliff

CNN - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:56am
With a truck dangling over the edge of an Idaho canyon, Jason Warnock sprang into action this week, climbing up a cliff face to pull the driver out.
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ESPN reporter: I'm on TV; you're in a trailer

CNN - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:51am
ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry for a week after a video of her video berating a towing company employee surfaced Thursday.
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The U.S. military's best photos of 2014

CNN - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:16am
A sergeant wipes away a tear while kneeling before a battlefield cross at a Memorial Day ceremony for fallen service members at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti.
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The Oklahoma City bombing

CNN - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:16am
On April 19, 1995, the Albert P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was rocked by a truck bomb. The blast killed 168 people and injured more than 500.
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'Underwater Babies'

CNN - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:16am
In his latest book, "Underwater Babies," photographer Seth Casteel one-ups the cuteness factor found in his previous underwater portraits of dogs and puppies.
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Wreck of the USS Independence

CNN - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:15am
Gallery of the wreck of WWII aircraft USS Independence with historical photos
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U.S. Coast Guard touts record-setting drug busts

CNN - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:50am
The offloading of tons of cocaine was used as a backdrop to announce record-setting drug busts in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
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Ferguson protesters were deemed 'enemy forces'

CNN - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:40am
As the Missouri National Guard prepared to deploy to help quell riots in Ferguson, Missouri, that raged sporadically last year, the guard used highly militarized words such as "enemy forces" and "adversaries" to refer to protesters, according to documents obtained by CNN.
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