What it’s like at the prison in Otisville where Michael Cohen may go

(CNN)Michael Cohen said in court Wednesday that he had been living in a “personal and mental incarceration” under President Donald Trump and that his prison sentence would, ironically, help him get back his freedom. Despite the judge’s recommendation, the decision as to where Cohen will spend time is ultimately up…

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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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