• CNN Student News – August 25, 2016
  • Are drug companies overcharging?
  • Paul Volcker Fast Facts
  • Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets
  • Two Arrested After Video Appears To Show Adults Blowing Pot Smoke Into Toddler’s Face
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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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Irish women live-tweet journey to Great Britain for abortion

(CNN)An Irish woman live-tweeted her journey to the United Kingdom to have an abortion this weekend. The woman, and a friend who accompanied her, began posting early Saturday morning from the Twitter account Two Women Travel. Abortion is illegal in the Republic of Ireland, except in certain circumstances, and more than 165,000 women traveled from Ireland to Great Britain for the procedure between 1980 and 2015, according to the United…

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Al Roker Goes In On Ryan Lochte, Becomes Internet Hero

If Ryan Lochte is looking for a sympathetic ear, Al Roker is not his guy. The NBC weather anchor did not leave viewers wondering how he really felt about the Olympic gold medalist’s debunked story about being robbed with his teammates in Rio. “He lied to you, he lied to Matt Lauer, he lied to his mom,” Roker told Billy Bush on the Today show on Friday. “He left his teammates hanging…

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Nobody Watched Matthew McConaughey’s YouTube Channel Until Now

Intermittent nude bongo player, future college professor and professional Olympics cheerleader Matthew McConaughey has yet another hobby to add to his eclectic array of extracurricular activities: YouTube. Until this week, the actor’s account had a shockingly low follower count of only 240 YouTubers, according to Advertising Age. Celebrities like McConaughey with verified accounts typically amass thousands of followers with video views reaching into the hundreds of thousands. So what went wrong?  On…

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An Evangelical Leader Just Seriously Compared Trump To Churchill

shakeupSort-of apologyOffensive to a white audience? Check. Now, we can add a prominent surrogate’s comparison of Trump to legendary British prime minister Winston Churchill to the growing list of Hail Mary passes by the campaign and its allies. op-ed in The Washington PostFalwell, president of Liberty University, a conservative Christian institution in Virginia, was an early endorser of Trump. In the aftermath of the terror attack in San Bernardino, California, in…

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Turkish wedding explosion kills 22

(CNN)An explosion at a wedding hall in southeastern Turkey killed 22 people and injured 94 others Saturday night, according to a senior Turkish official who was not named due to government protocol. The explosion occurred in the city of Gaziantep, located about 95 kilometers (60 miles) north of the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo. Orhan Akin, Gaziantep bureau chief for the Ihlas News Agency, told CNN Turk that he saw…

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For Trump, turning this around won’t be easy

(CNN)Donald Trump is trying to orchestrate a pivot in his troubled campaign. He began by shaking up his campaign staff by bringing in Stephen Bannon, an executive from Breitbart News, to take on the top post, effectively demoting Paul Manafort, who then chose to resign. In one of the more shocking moments of his campaign, Trump admitted to saying the “wrong thing” at some points in his presidential quest and…

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UN: We have ‘moral responsibility’ to help Haitian cholera victims

(CNN)In a major shift, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has indicated the United Nations is preparing to compensate for the cholera outbreak in Haiti that killed at least 10,000 people. UN peacekeepers from Nepal are widely believed to have caused the outbreak from their camp rife with poor sanitation, following the massive 2010 earthquake in Haiti. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter….

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