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A movie star's push to change Nigeria

CNN's Zain Asher speaks to a Hollywood actor pushing for change after 300 girls were kidnapped in Nigeria and never found.

The Latest: Mayor, chief to field questions about shootings

San Diego's mayor and police chief will answer questions Saturday at the hospital where a wounded officer is recovering after a gunbattle that killed his partner

Hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people crashes in Texas

Federal officials say a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas, and it is unclear whether there are injuries or deaths

The Latest: Site of hot air balloon crash under power lines

The site of a hot air balloon crash in Central Texas appears to be directly under large power lines

That White House Address Probably Won't Get Merrick Garland A Hearing

Vice President Joe Biden and Federal Judge Timothy Lewis argued that U.S. Supreme Court hopeful Merrick Garland should at least get a Senate hearing.

Environmental Issues Spoiling the Rio Olympics

Raw sewage, life threatening illnesses and the destruction of nature are just some of the things Olympic athletes are worried they'll experience on August 5th. By Jordyn Rolling (@jordynrolling)

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Does Violence In Kashmir Mean A Medicine Shortage?

Violence has recently surged in disputed Kashmir. But volunteers and the government are on opposite sides about whether there's enough medicine.

Brazil cuts ribbon on new subway line crucial for Olympics

Brazilian officials have held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a much-delayed $3 billion subway expansion in Rio de Janeiro less than a week before the Olympic Games begin

Jury awards $9.5M to sisters injured in '09 boat collision

A jury has awarded $9.5 million in damages to two sisters from New Jersey who were seriously injured in a 2009 boat collision that killed one of their friends

A New Sandy Hook School Will Open More Than 3 Years After The Massacre

The school has a nature theme and state-of-the-art security.

Fires keep tourists away from California's Big Sur coast

Blazes have destroyed dozens of homes in several Western states and scared away tourists from California's dramatic Big Sur coast, which is near a wildfire burning in hard-to-reach forested ridges that fire crews will likely be battling for another month

Puerto Rico towns to share services, cut costs amid crisis

Puerto Rico's governor has signed a bill letting the island's 78 municipal governments share administrative services as a cost-saving measure amid a deep fiscal crisis

Justice Department to review fatal Arizona police shooting

The U.S. Justice Department will investigate the fatal shooting of a woman by a Winslow police officer

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A Hot Air Balloon Carrying At Least 16 People Crashes In Texas

A woman at the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office told Newsy that police don't believe anyone survived the crash.

Officials look into cause of hot air balloon crash

CNN Aviation Correspondent Rene Marsh comments on the fatal hot air balloon crash and what could have potentially caused the incident.

What's troubling athletes arriving in Rio? No 'Pokemon Go'

As though Zika threats and polluted waters aren't giving Olympic athletes and visitors enough to worry about, they are arriving in Rio to discover ... they can't play "Pokemon Go." The game has spread like wildfire, but it isn't available in Brazil yet

How will NTSB investigate the hot air balloon crash?

A large hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught fire in flight and crashed in a central Texas pasture, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

City officials: 3 dead, 1 hurt in shooting north of Seattle

City officials say a shooting has left three people dead and another person hurt in Mukilteo, Washington, about 25 miles north of Seattle, and that a suspect has been taken into custody

Montana to revisit incest law allowing charges against teens

Lawmakers will review a loophole in Montana's incest law that allows 16- and 17-year-olds to be held as complicit as their parents

The Latest: Woman: Granddaughter hid in closet from gunman

A woman says her granddaughter hid in a closet to escape a gunman who killed three people and injured a fourth at a gathering of young adults in suburban Seattle

Despite Spike In Officer Shootings, Officer Deaths On Downward Trend

Officer deaths due to gunfire have jumped recently, but overall, law enforcement deaths have been declining for decades.

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Chernobyl May Produce Energy Again, But This Time It Will Be Clean

Chernobyl's idle land may be used as a solar energy farm.

Pope visits sites tied to Polish saints in Krakow

Pope Francis has prayed at the Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Lagiewniki as he begins a day of religious ceremonies during a visit to Poland

Police: Woman fatally shot after pulling gun on officers

Police in central Alabama say officers fatally shot an accused robbery suspect who pulled a gun on them outside a gas station