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    Vet fired after shooting cat with arrow, posting pic to Facebook

    ***Warning!!! The post below contains a graphic image that some will find disturbing. Viewer discretion advised.*** BRENHAM, Texas — Hey, look what I did. That small boast on social media can trigger a whirlwind that spins into real-life grief, as a Texas veterinarian found out after shooting a cat. Dr. Kristen Lindsey allegedly shot an arrow into the back of an orange tabby’s head and posted a proud photo this week on Facebook of herself smiling, as she dangled its limp […]

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    After living on a cardboard box, homeless man finds fat bank account

    (CNN) — No identification, no Social Security card and only a box to live on. John Helinski was homeless and nameless for three years. Suddenly, he’s set to buy his own place and collect a nice pension. Helinski hit it big thanks to the Social Security Administration, and a big-hearted cop and a case worker determined to untangle major bureaucracy. Charles Inman could not bear to see his 62-year-old ward land back on the street, he told CNN affiliate WFTS. […]

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    Passenger removed from plane after poking snoring seatmate

    (CNN) — Passengers, keep your pens to yourself. A female flier was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight Thursday after allegedly jabbing another passenger in the arm with a pen. The passenger “was removed from the flight for poking her seatmate with a pen to stop him from snoring,” Southwest said in a statement. But it’s unclear whether snoring was the root cause of the incident. Michael Sutton said his friend, Lenny Mordarski, was asleep as Flight 577 was taxiing […]

  • Crews work to offload more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine off the Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell at Naval Base San Diego, April 16, 2015. The Boutwell crew returned to San Diego with the cocaine, worth over $424 million, seized in 19 separate interdictions by U.S. and Canadian forces in drug transit zones near Central and South America. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell)

    U.S. Coast Guard touts record-setting drug busts

    (CNN) — The offloading of tons of cocaine, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, was used as a backdrop to announce record-setting drug busts in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and Royal Canadian Navy gathered on a San Diego dock Thursday, as the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell unloaded more than 14 tons of cocaine. The drugs, with an estimated street value of $424 million, were taken in 19 separate […]

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    Why Walmart abruptly closed 5 stores, leaving 2,200 employees out of work

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Walmart surprised everyone and put 2,200 people out of work Monday when it temporarily closed five stores. The reason for the shut down: plumbing problems, according to the retailer. Two of the stores are in Texas, and the others are in California, Florida and Oklahoma. They will be closed for “extended repairs” for approximately six months, the company said. The stores closed at 7 p.m. Monday, after workers were notified just hours before that they were […]

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    Woman says botched laser hair removal left her with burns

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) — A Midstate woman said what should have been a routine procedure has possibly changed her life for the worse. The woman, who is a bikini model, asked not to be identified. In preparation for a photo shoot next week, she turned to laser hair removal. She said she uses the procedure at least once a year. But she claimed this time something went wrong. “If I wore shorts, it’d be like a freak show,” the 29-year-old woman […]

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    Time’s 100 Most Influential People of the Year

    Time magazine has named its 100 Most Influential People of the Year issue. Actor Bradley Cooper, music mogul Kanye West, US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ballerina Misty Copeland and news anchor Jorge Ramos are among the honorees. In choosing the 100, the magazine says it looks for people “who connect the various elements of our world, like arts, science, business and technology, and can speak about their subject’s impact on the world on all levels.” The issue hits […]

  • Shelby Offrink was diagnosed at 30 with rare inoperable brain cancer. Then, her husband, Ben, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, which had been in remission 15 years. The couple, who have two young daughters, are fighting for their lives, looking for clinical trials and new treatments (photo courtesy of CNN)

    Unbroken: Husband and wife, with two little girls battle rare cancers

    CALEDONIA, Michigan (CNN) — Ben and Shelby Offrink met in college. It wasn’t the most romantic setting — a study group for calculus-based physics — but Ben managed to turn it into a story worth telling by cheating. “I set up a study group and ended up telling the other people not to come so it would be just the two of us,” said Ben with a smile. “He was sneaky,” says Shelby. “Yeah, I wanted to meet her,” says […]

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    Three decades later, Jon Cryer reprises Duckie’s ‘Pretty in Pink’ dance

    Duckie’s still got moves. On Tuesday night’s “Late Late Show” on CBS, actor Jon Cryer reprised the character’s record-store dance to Otis Redding’s “Try a Little Tenderness,” right down to the wall-dancing, the counter-bashing and, of course, the trademark white shoes. In the original scene, one of the best-loved bits from the 1986 John Hughes film, Cryer dances around a record store, lip-syncing the song as he tries to win the affection of Molly Ringwald’s Andie. In Tuesday’s recreation, he […]

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    Panama City gang rape: ‘Spring break as we know it is over’

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida (CNN) — Authorities in Panama City Beach, in the spotlight after video of an alleged gang rape went viral, say it’s not the first video of its kind they’ve seen, and they are sick of it. While the video is “one of the most disgusting, repulsive, sickening things that I’ve seen this year on Panama City Beach,” it’s not an isolated incident, Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen said. “This is not the first video we’ve recovered. […]

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    Officers give teen a gift instead of a ticket

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Going above and beyond the call of duty, a group of Tempe police officers is being recognized for turning a curfew violation into a moment of inspiration for a Valley teen. In a photograph, Tyler looks like any other 13-year-old boy who loves to skateboard. But what you wouldn’t expect is to see him proudly posing with his skateboard in front of a Tempe police car. “It was awesome, you could really see how shocked he was,” […]

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    Couple records priceless reactions to learning their ‘best kept secret’

    PENSACOLA, Fla. — Sharon and Korey Rademacher were hoping for a second child. When they found out what they were having, they decided to keep it a secret from family and friends. That’s why they didn’t tell their family the gender of baby No. 2 — or that Sharon was actually expecting not one but two girls, according to CNN affiliate WEAR. When everyone arrived at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, after Sharon gave birth March 11, they recorded […]