• Syrian residents, rebels leave besieged city of Daraya
  • Clinton subject of new Trump campaign apparel
  • Son gives part of liver to save his dad
  • How to pay less for your prescription drugs, legally
  • Italy quake highlights our vulnerability to disaster
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Syrian residents, rebels leave besieged city of Daraya

(CNN)Buses packed with people rumbled past bombed-out buildings in the Damascus suburb of Daraya on Friday. An evacuation agreement reached between the government and rebels gave thousands of civilians and hundreds of fighters safe passage out of the besieged city, state media reported. 2012: Life in Daraya, Syria, before massacre Over the next four years, barrel bombs blasted the city. The population dwindled. The 4,000 civilians evacuating under the agreement…

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Clinton subject of new Trump campaign apparel

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump’s campaign has unveiled new additions to its merchandise range, with the latest line of products including “Hil-liar-y” T-shirts and “Hillary for Prison” buttons. Some of the new apparel and novelty items available from the Trump campaign’s online store incorporate opponent Hillary Clinton’s official campaign logo — a letter “H” and an arrow — in slogans such as “Guilty as Hill,” “Hill No 2016” and “DisHonest.”

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Son gives part of liver to save his dad

(CNN)Parents give of themselves so their children can live. Michigan resident John Barnes’ son returned the favor. Barnes had cirrhosis of the liver, and he needed a transplant to survive. His name went on a list with about 17,000 patients, each one desperately waiting for a donated liver. The grim statistic is that 1,500 people die each year waiting. There are just not enough donors.

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How to pay less for your prescription drugs, legally

(CNN)Even a not-so-pricey drug can add up to a nightmare expense when it needs to be refilled every month. The $600 price tag on EpiPens, $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug Sovaldi and the $750-per-pill price increase on the AIDS drug Daraprim have spurred outrage over pharmaceutical drug costs. To get prescription medicines for less, many people try these six tricks. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health…

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Italy quake highlights our vulnerability to disaster

(CNN)The Amatrice earthquake gives us a chance to have a conversation today, a conversation that regrettably is always a day late. These conversations start in the hours after a disaster, as they always do. They may last a news cycle and hopefully longer, but eventually they fade. They fade like the hopes of the affected families, who eventually become buried not just in the rubble of their homes but under…

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Jeb Bush blasts ‘abhorrent’ Trump shifts on immigration

(CNN)Jeb Bush hammered Donald Trump Thursday after the Republican presidential nominee appeared open to major shifts on his immigration platform — several of which echoed the former Florida governor’s during the GOP primary fight. “All the things that Donald Trump railed against, he seems to be morphing into,” Bush said in a radio interview with Rita Cosby of WABC. “It’s kind of disturbing.”

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CNN Student News – August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 CNN Student News is kicking off its 2016 U.S. presidential election coverage today. We’re having a look at who the candidates are, how they’re polling at this point, and what their convention highlights looked like over the summer. Also featured this Friday: the possible identification of an Earth-like planet and the environmental concerns around America’s largest subtropical wilderness. On this page you will find today’s show Transcript…

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North Korea missile test earns Kim Jong Un’s praise

Seoul, South Korea (CNN)North Korean leader Kim Jong Un considers Wednesday’s test firing of a submarine-based ballistic missile the “greatest success and victory,” the country’s state-run news agency reported. “He (Kim Jong Un) noted with pride that the results of the test-fire proved in actuality that the DPRK joined the front rank of the military powers fully equipped with nuclear attack capability,” the Korean Central News Agency said Thursday.

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CNN Student News – August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016 Following a deadly earthquake in Italy, we’re explaining the potential pros and cons of an earthquake warning system. Following a U.S. organization’s suggestion regarding sugar intake, we’re explaining where added sugars are hiding in the foods we eat. And on the 100th birthday of the U.S. National Park Service, we’re taking you spelunking in a cave created by lava. On this page you will find today’s show…

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Are drug companies overcharging?

(CNN)How much profit should drug companies make? The question might seem a little abstract, something that belongs in a business journal. But it’s one that is increasingly affecting all of us. That was abundantly clear in the wake of the latest price hike controversy to hit the headlines. Drug company Mylan has raised the price for EpiPen, which it bought nine years ago, from less than $100 in 2009 to…

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Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets

(CNN)The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country. Carfentanil is the most potent opioid used commercially, 10,000 times stronger than morphine. It is a version or analogue of fentanyl, the painkiller that most recently made headlines with its role in the death of pop star Prince. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health…

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Two Arrested After Video Appears To Show Adults Blowing Pot Smoke Into Toddler’s Face

Two Idaho women were arrested on child endangerment charges this week after a video reportedly posted on Facebook appeared to show four adults smoking pot in a room with child, at one point blowing smoke into the boy’s face. According to KPVI, the alleged incident occurred on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. A report about the incident by East Idaho News includes a clip of the video, in which one woman…

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Meet Huma Abedin: Hillary Clinton’s right-hand woman

Washington (CNN)Huma Abedin has worked with Hillary Clinton for decades, serving as the presidential candidate’s right-hand woman at the White House, Senate, State Department and private life. But her role in Clinton’s career has come into a harsh spotlight as the relationship between the Clinton Foundation and Clinton’s State Department is being scrutinized, and Abedin’s name is front and center in emails being parsed to determine any inappropriate links.

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A longer commute could hurt your health, add to your waistline

(CNN)If someone told you their journey to work took them one hour, how would you react? Would you envy the brevity of their commute, nod in agreement with mutual respect, or retract in horror at the thought of losing so much of the day? See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. “First and foremost, we need to get people adopting a more…

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CNN Student News – August 24, 2016

August 24, 2016 The potential battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul, the process of naming tropical storms, and the status of a large wildfire all headline today’s show. We’re also featuring a Character Study, centered on the work of a woman who has taken action to help older dogs stay out of shelters. On this page you will find today’s show Transcript and a place for you to request…

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Donald Trump’s immigration policy: Then and now

Austin, Texas (CNN)Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign by promising to build a “great, great wall” on the US southern border — and make Mexico pay for it — while painting undocumented Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists. More than a year later, Trump, now the Republican nominee, is preparing to wade back into the heated immigration debate. This time, though, he appears poised to lay out a more nuanced…

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CNN Student News – August 23, 2016

August 23, 2016 A U.S. federal judge has blocked Obama administration rules concerning transgender students and public school bathrooms. A trip to Tokyo indicates the excitement and challenges ahead of the next Summer Olympic Games in 2020. A walk over a record-setting Chinese bridge gives a clear view of a valley far below. And a visit to Devils Tower reveals a balancing act for the National Park Service. On this…

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Turkey shells ISIS, Kurds in northern Syria

(CNN)Turkish forces on Monday shelled Islamic State and Kurdish forces in northern Syria, state-run news agency Anadolu reported. Soldiers struck ISIS position in Jerablus and struck the Democratic Union Party (PYD) positions in Manbij. Both cities are in Aleppo province and near the Turkish border. Anadolu cited military sources who spoke on condition on anonymity because of restrictions on speaking to the media.

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Trump postpones immigration speech

(CNN)Donald Trump is postponing a major immigration speech he was set to deliver Thursday in Colorado as his campaign continues to fine-tune his immigration policy. The decision came after Trump, whose hardline immigration policies appealed to many GOP primary voters, met Saturday with his Hispanic advisory council and said in an interview Monday morning that he wants to “come up with a really fair, but firm” immigration policy.

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Rio Caps Historic And Dramatic Games With Magnificient Ceremony

By Mary Milliken, Caroline Stauffer and Brad Brooks RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A bit of melancholy and unbridled joy converged at the closingceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Sunday as Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief for having pulled off South America’s first Games. It was far from a perfect execution by Brazil, which battled with empty seats, security scares and a mysterious green diving pool. But two…

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Miranda Lambert Just Got ‘Engaged’ To The Most Adorable Little Fan

Someone popped the question to Miranda Lambert, but it’s probably not who you think. During her show on Saturday night in New Jersey, the country star told the crowd that a young fan had asked for her hand in marriage and she happily accepted. The only condition? He has to wait 25 years.  “There’s a little 6-year-old boy somewhere here named Sebastian,” she told the audience. “He asked me to marry him…

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Michele Bachmann Says She’s Advising Trump On Foreign Policy, Because Why Not

Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who has claimed President Barack Obama’s foreign policy would lead to the rapture, says she is advising Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on foreign policy. Speaking to reporters outside a private fundraiser that Trump held in Minneapolis on Friday evening, the 2012 GOP presidential hopeful and tea party stalwart said she has known Trump for several years and supports his proposals to crack down on immigration…

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CNN Student News – August 22, 2016

August 22, 2016 Welcome to a new week of CNN Student News, and thank you for making us part of your day. Today’s international events coverage includes recent turmoil in Turkey, historic flooding in Louisiana, and the spread of the Zika virus in the continental U.S. We’re also explaining what happens to Olympic venues after the events wrap up, and we’re examining how pets can impact your well-being. On this…

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