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Coal country’s message to Trump: We want jobs of the future

Coal country’s message to Trump: We want jobs of the future

By Heather Long Tyra Johnson grew up in coal country. She was never a miner, but she feels a part of the “tribe.” Her childhood memories are filled with trains laden with coal. They passed right through her hometown of Beattyville, in eastern Kentucky. She recalls how the trains were so loud that the Sunday…

Golfing great Arnold Palmer dead at 87

Golfing great Arnold Palmer dead at 87

Arnold Palmer, known as “the King” for his transformative legacy in golf, died at the age of 87, according to the US Golf Association.

40 dead in ISIS attack on Iraqi Shiite shrine, officials say

40 dead in ISIS attack on Iraqi Shiite shrine, officials say

By Hamdi Alkhshali and Angela Dewan, CNN   At least 40 people were killed and 74 others wounded in an ISIS attack on a Shiite mausoleum in Balad, Iraq, Ministry of Health spokesman Ahmed al-Rideini said Friday. The Thursday night attack follows the truck bombing of a shopping district in the capital, Baghdad, on Sunday, in…

Woman live-streams aftermath of fatal officer-involved shooting

Woman live-streams aftermath of fatal officer-involved shooting

By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Joshua Berlinger and Sheena Jones,CNN As Philando Castile’s head slumps backward while he lies dying next to her, Diamond Reynolds looks directly into the camera and explains that a Minnesota police officer just shot her boyfriend four times. The nation is, by now, accustomed to grainy cell phone videos of officer-involved…

Pat Summitt, legendary women’s basketball coach, dead at 64

Pat Summitt, legendary women’s basketball coach, dead at 64

By Joshua Berlinger and AJ Willingham, CNN Pat Summitt, who built the University of Tennessee’s Lady Volunteers into a perennial power on the way to becoming the winningest coach in the history of major college basketball, has died. Summitt passed away Tuesday after battling early onset dementia, “Alzheimer’s type,” according to a statement from the Pat…

$6M donated for 100K children in US to see “Hamilton”

(NEW YORK) The Rockefeller Foundation says it is giving $6 million to help 100,000 school children across the U.S. see the Tony Award-winning musical “Hamilton.” The foundation said Thursday the funding would allow students as some schools in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and the District of Columbia to see the show for $10. Plans are…

Donald Trump on recording: Not me

Donald Trump on recording: Not me

Donald Trump said Friday that a newly resurfaced recording of a man who sounds like Trump posing as his spokesman isn’t him — even though he has admitted in the past to posing as his own publicist under a pseudonym.

Napster founder Sean Parker announces $250 million grant to fight cancer

Napster founder Sean Parker announces $250 million grant to fight cancer

By Robert Mclean, CNN The man whose file-sharing service terrorized the music industry is injecting $250 million into the fight against cancer. Silicon Valley billionaire Sean Parker announced a $250 million grant on Wednesday to establish the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, which aims to increase collaboration among researchers and accelerate the development of immune…

Hey McFly! Nike unveils auto-lacing sneaker

Hey McFly! Nike unveils auto-lacing sneaker

By Jackie Wattles (NEW YORK CITY) Nike has unveiled its long-awaited sneaker with self-tying “adaptive” laces. It’s called the HyperAdapt 1.0, and Nike CEO Mark Parker introduced it at the Nike Innovation 2016 event in New York City this week. How does a sneaker tie itself? Duh! “When you step in, your heel will hit a…

Americans drink more when merry, polls shows

Americans drink more when merry, polls shows

By Lauren Booker, Special to CNN (CHICAGO) As countless revelers will prove on St. Patrick’s Day, drinking and being merry go hand in hand. Now a poll is backing up that truism. The Harris survey found that Americans who are 21 and older more often choose to drink alcohol during good times instead of when facing a…