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Duchess of Cambridge shares photo of Prince George on his 8th birthday

LONDON / CNN — Britain’s Prince George Alexander Louis is turning 8 on Thursday. To celebrate the occasion, his parents released a new photograph of their firstborn. Keeping the tradition, the photo of George was taken by his mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who is a keen photographer. The Cambridges have been sharing family snaps of George each year on his birthday, a practice they have extended to their other children, 6-year-old Charlotte and 3-year-old Louis. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a new photograph of Prince George ahead of...

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Federal judge rules DACA illegal, blocks new applications

CNN — A federal judge in Texas ruled that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) the Obama-era program shielding certain undocumented immigrants from deportation is illegal on Friday. He also blocked new applicants. The ruling made by Judge Andrew Hanen stops future applicants. This does not immediately cancel current permits for hundreds of thousands of people, however it does leave them in a legal in between, as reported by CNN. DACA was created in 2012 to provide temporary reprieve to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. This group is often described...

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Dallas auction house sells unopened Super Mario 64 game for $1.56 million

Related coverage: Rare ‘Legends of Zelda’ video game sells for a record $870,000 DALLAS (AP)— A copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario 64 that remained unopened sold at an auction for $1.56 million. The 1996 game sold on Sunday, breaking Heritage Auction’s record for the selling price of a single video game, as reported by the AP. The auction house said in a statement that Super Mario 64 was the best-selling game on the Nintendo 64 as well as the first to feature the Mario character in 3D. This past Friday, an unopened copy of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda sold for 870,000. Heritage...

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DOJ to investigate Minneapolis policing practices after ex-officer convicted of murder

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the Department of Justice’s investigation into Minneapolis’ policing policies, DOJ officials said. The announcement comes a day after Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis police officer, was found guilty of second and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter. During the trial, prosecutors presented the jury with a video recorded by bystanders that showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes. Prosecutors argued that Chauvin’s actions caused Floyd to die from asphyxiation. Video showed Floyd...

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Airline offers ‘dark tourism’ trip with flight above Chernobyl

CNN – If you’ve ever wanted to see the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, you could get the chance to glimpse it from above. To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the catastrophe this month, an aerial tour is being offered that will give passengers a chance to gaze down on the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and the abandoned city of Pripyat, CNN reported. Ukrainian International Airlines is operating the tour on April 25, which is the eve of the date that Chernobyl’s Reactor No, 4 exploded in 1986, sending a toxic plume of radioactivity into the skies over...

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Oregon creamery fire prompts local evacuations

MCMINNVILLE, Oregon / CNN — A three-alarm fire at the Organic Valley Creamery in Oregon triggered evacuations on Tuesday. McMinnville Fire Department responded to the fire at the creamery located at 700 Northeast Highway 99W just before 1:30 p.m., KPTV reported. MMFD asked for residents within a ¼ to 1/2 a mile radius from the fire site to evacuate due to ammonia inside the creamery. Evacuation orders have since been lifted. Ammonia is used to cool the dairy and the supply likely burned off and didn’t get into the larger tanks which was the initial concern, firefighters said. Given...

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Queen of England celebrates 95th birthday, days after husbands funeral

LONDON / CNN — Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 95th birthday at Windsor Castle, just days after the funeral of Prince Philip — her husband of 73 years. This is the Queen’s second birthday since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Born in London on April 21, 1926, Her Majesty usually celebrates her birthday privately, but the occasion is marked publicly with gun salutes in Hyde Park, Windsor Great Park and at the Tower of London. That particular tradition was absent from last year’s scaled-back occasion, as it will be Wednesday — not just because of...

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Officer shoots & kills Black teenager holding a knife, bodycam video shows

COLUMBUS, Oh. / CNN — A police officer shot and killed a Black teenage girl on Tuesday after she tried to cut two females with a knife, officials said and body camera footages shows. The girl’s mother, Paula Bryant, and the Franklin County Children’s Services identified the teen as Ma’Khia Bryant. Although local law enforcement identified her as 15-years-old at a news conference Tuesday, the FCCS said the girl’s age as 16. “Ma’Khia was a foster child, who was under the care of Franklin County Children Services,” the FCCS said. “This...

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Fyre Festival settlement could award ticketholders more than $7k each

Almost four years after the infamous Fyre Festival flamed out, scammed ticketholders might finally see some restitution for the biggest party that never was. A proposed settlement in federal bankruptcy court would give more than $7,000 apiece back to a few hundred people who bought tickets to go to a private island in the Bahamas, only to find none of the luxury accommodations or gourmet food they’d been promised when they signed up for “the cultural experience of the decade.” Tickets for the event ranged between $1,000 and $12,000, reported CNN. When ticketholders arrived,...

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Jury deliberating in Derek Chauvin’s trial for the death of George Floyd

CNN – The jury in the trial of a former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin finished its first day of deliberations on Monday, according to officials. The deliberations were from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. CT. Jurors are being sequestered during deliberations and will spend Tuesday night in a hotel. The court did not say when the 12-juror panel is expected to resume deliberating Tuesday morning. The first day of deliberations follows closing arguments where the prosecuting attorney said Chauvin kneeled on George Floyd’s neck and back for 9 minutes and 29 seconds because of his pride...

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