Hate crime charges filed in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that left 11 dead

(CNN)Federal prosecutors have filed hate crime charges against a Pennsylvania man they say stormed a Pittsburgh synagogue and opened fire, killing 11 people. “These incidents usually occur in other cities,” Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich told reporters Saturday. “Today, the nightmare has hit home in the city of Pittsburgh.”…

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Outraged online? We all are. Here’s what one Christian says about how to deal

(CNN)Ed Stetzer has been blocked by his own Twitter account. In addition to his columns at Christianity Today, Stetzer is dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership at Wheaton College and executive director of the Billy Graham Center. A big man with a big personality, Stetzer looks a…

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5 things to know for October 10: Hurricane Michael, Nikki Haley, missing Saudi journalist, giant mosquitoes

(CNN)Check out the newly crowned world’s most powerful passport (and no, it’s not from the US). Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. Hurricane Michael intensified into a true monster overnight: a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 140…

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‘It looked like Armageddon’: Massachusetts governor declares state of emergency after deadly blasts

(CNN)Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency Friday in three towns north of Boston rocked by a string of deadly gas explosions, and he put another utility company in charge of restoration efforts. Mayor Daniel Rivera of Lawrence, one of the affected towns, said of the company, “It…

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Red tide spreads to Florida’s east coast, shuttering some Miami-Dade beaches

(CNN)The red tide bloom that’s been in the waters off Florida’s Gulf coast for months is now choking the Atlantic Ocean waters from Miami Beach to Palm Beach, Florida. They’ll have to wait for those fish to come back, and the live bait, too. Claus, like many in the area,…

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Man fatally shot by police officer mourned from Texas to St. Lucia

(CNN)St. Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has arrived in Dallas to meet with city officials and discuss one of his island’s native sons, Botham Shem Jean, who was killed in his home by an off-duty police officer. The premier made the trek after Allison Jean traveled from New York on…

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Chefs Guy Fieri and Jos Andrs join forces to feed thousands affected by California fires

(CNN)As the Carr Fire becomes the seventh most destructive wildfire in California’s history, renowned chefs Guy Fieri and Jos Andrs are doing everything they can to help feed the evacuees and first responders. The Carr Fire began on July 23 in Northern California, and on Saturday Fieri arrived in Redding,…

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3 airlifted to hospitals after blast at Pennsylvania Army depot

(CNN)Three people were airlifted to area hospitals after a small explosion Thursday at Letterkenny Army Depot in southern Pennsylvania, according to the Franklin County Office of Emergency Management. In another post, it said, “The incident is contained and will not affect depot operations or workforce safety elsewhere.” A now-deleted post…

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