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New CNN Politics app

Juana Summers breaks down the 2016 election and the new CNN Politics app on The Lead.

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California seeks $90 million from utility over wildfire

California officials say they will seek more than $90 million in firefighting costs from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. after finding that a deadly 2015 wildfire was sparked by a tree that came into contact with a power line

Gangster's girlfriend faces more prison time for contempt

Prosecutors will ask a federal judge to sentence the longtime girlfriend of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur) to three more years in prison for refusing to testify about whether anyone else helped Bulger after he fled the city

The Latest: Whitey Bulger's girlfriend gets more prison time

A judge has added 21 more months to the prison time of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's longtime girlfriend for refusing to testify before a grand jury about whether anyone else helped Bulger after he fled the city

These Former Pros Think Jared Goff Is The Best QB In The NFL Draft

The LA Rams have the No. 1 pick in this year's NFL Draft and all signs point to Jared Goff being the first to shake the commissioner's hand on stage.

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NYC's Newest Most Expensive Apartment Lists for $120 Million

John Gutfreund, the former CEO of Salomon Brothers, died last month of pneumonia and the 12,000 square foot apartment has since been on the market. 

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Another Syrian Hospital Has Been Hit With An Airstrike

The Al-Quds hospital in Syria's Aleppo was hit by overnight airstrikes. It was a Doctors Without Borders-supported medical facility.

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Israel treads carefully with claim to Golan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sparked a new diplomatic brushfire by declaring that the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in the 1967 war, is and should remain sovereign Israeli territory

The Latest: Businessman withdraws reward in Ohio shootings

A Cincinnati-area businessman has tweeted that he is withdrawing a $25,000 reward he had offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the slayings of eight family members in rural southern Ohio

Italian Chihuahuas Being Kidnapped for Ransom

The amount of Chihuahuas being kidnapped in Italy is insane. Officials are warning people to keep an eye on their pups. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

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Obamas, Bidens to kick off USO comedy show next week

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are joining their wives next week for a USO comedy show in observance of Military Appreciation Month

Why Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' Replaced An Asian Man With A White Woman

A writer for the 'Doctor Strange' film explains why Marvel cast actress Tilda Swinton to play a character who's an elderly Asian male in the comics.

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Baltimore police shoot young teen, boy expected to live

Baltimore police are investigating an officer's shooting of a 13-year-old boy carrying a fake gun

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California brothers arrested in parents' shooting deaths

Two brothers have been arrested in the shooting deaths of their parents in San Jose, California, earlier this week

Goyle From 'Harry Potter' Goes From Cupcake Eater To Cage Fighter

Josh Herdman, best known for his role as Draco Malfoy's sidekick, made his debut as an MMA fighter this past weekend.

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MSF: Airstrike on Aleppo hospital was deliberate

Pablo Marco of MSF tells Zain Asher he believes the deadly airstrike on an Aleppo hospital was intentional.

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Carl Icahn sells Apple stake, citing China worries

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has sold his stake in Apple, citing concerns about the giant tech company's prospects in China

RSPCA: Number of abandoned 'handbag dogs' growing

Melanie Fisher of the RSPCA says the "handbag dog" fashion trend is resulting in a large increase in abandoned small dogs.

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4 University of Georgia students killed in car crash

Four female University of Georgia students have been killed and another student critically injured in a car crash

Judge: Man suing Hastert can remain anonymous for now

A judge says a man who alleges Dennis Hastert sexually abused him doesn't have to disclose his name in his lawsuit against the former U.S. House speaker

Next for Hastert: Prison, sex-offender program, polygraph

Now that his sentencing judge branded him "a serial child molester," Dennis Hastert must prepare to serve his 15-month prison sentence

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Lawsuit Blames Snapchat After Teen Wrecks While Taking A Selfie

The teen was using a Snapchat filter that reportedly clocked her top speed at 113 miles per hour before she crashed into another car.

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Residents Complaining City Smells Like Vinegar

The city of Bristol in England is hearing some complaints from the people who live there because they're saying it smells like vinegar. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

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Dogs Rescued From Meat Farm Coming To US In Search Of Forever Homes

The dogs and puppies are being transported to shelters around the U.S. and Canada, thanks to the Humane Society International.

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