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    Australian Official Blames ‘Human Stupidity’ for Suspected Fatal Crocodile Attack

    A 46-year-old woman is feared dead after being attacked by a crocodile while swimming with a friend on a beach in far North Queensland in Australia. The women, who were not from the area, were reportedly swimming in waist deep water on remote Thornton Beach, in the Daintree National Park in Cairns at about 10.30 p.m. Sunday night (8:30 a.m. ET) when the woman was taken by the crocodile. North Queensland member for parliament, Warren Entsch, who represents the region, […]

  • The Brazilian teenage girl who says she was brutally gang raped in a Rio de Janeiro slum is speaking out about the attack and the related graphic video that went viral. In the interview, the 16-year-old's face is hidden as she recounts what she remembers from the attack and the mix of humiliation and support that she has received since the images surfaced online.
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    Teen Girl at Center of Brutal, Videotaped Gang Rape in Brazil Speaks Out

    The Brazilian teenage girl who says she was brutally gang raped in a Rio de Janeiro slum is speaking out about the attack and the related graphic video that went viral. “If I have to wait for the justice system, they’ve already shown that nothing is going to happen,” she told CNN affiliate TV Record in the presence of her attorney. “I am waiting for the justice of God. That might be late but it never fails.” In the interview, […]

  • The Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed a western lowland gorilla on Saturday after a 4-year-old boy slipped into the animal's enclosure, a zoo official said at a news conference.

    Some Question Whether Shooting Endangered Gorilla Was the Only Option for Cincinnati Zoo

    Zookeepers shot and killed a rare gorilla after a four-year-old boy slipped into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, triggering an outcry over how the situation was handled. Footage shot by a witness shows Harambe, the 17-year-old male gorilla, standing near the boy, who went under a rail, through wires and over a moat wall to get into the enclosure, according to the zoo. The footage later shows Harambe dragging the child through the water as the clamor of the […]

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    Eric Holder Now Says Edward Snowden Performed a ‘Public Service’

    Editor’s note: The Axe Files, featuring David Axelrod, is a podcast distributed by CNN and produced at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. The author works at the institute. Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says Edward Snowden performed a “public service” by triggering a debate over surveillance techniques, but still must pay a penalty for illegally leaking a trove of classified intelligence documents. “We can certainly argue about the way in which Snowden did what he did, but […]

  • Mexico's Governor Egidio Torre Cantu, center right, speaks to members of the press following the release of the Mexico football star Alan Pulido, center left, on May 30, 2016, in Tamaulipas, after Pulido's rescue from a kidnapping. (Credit: Luis Daniel Rios Martinez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Soccer Star Alan Pulido Rescued After Being Kidnapped in Mexico’s Tamaulipas State

    A professional soccer player who was kidnapped in Mexico Saturday night has been rescued by authorities, according to state officials. Alan Pulido told reporters he was “very well, very well, thank God,” as he stood alongside the governor of Mexico’s Tamaulipas state, Egidio Torre CantĂș, in a video posted on Twitter. Pulido’s right hand was bandaged in the video. Rescatan sano y salvo al futbolista Alan Pulido — GCTamaulipas (@GCTamaulipas) May 30, 2016 “The most important thing is that he […]

  • A corrections officer was injured in upstate New York after opening an explosive package delivered to his home.  (Credit: WKTV)

    NY Correction Officer Seriously Injured After Explosive Package Sent to His Home

    An upstate New York correction officer was severely injured Sunday after opening an explosive package sent to his Floyd home, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office said. The 52-year-old unidentified officer’s upper body was severely burned in the explosion, which happened around 8 a.m. Sunday, Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol said in a statement on Facebook. He was initially sent to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica for treatment and later transported to SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital in Syracuse. A […]

  • Columbia graduate David Norman continues to mentor those who have been incarcerated.
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    Former Drug Dealer Graduates From Columbia University at 67

    David Norman is proving that if you keep chasing your dreams you will succeed. The Harlem native, who served multiple prison sentences and battled an addiction to heroin, graduated from Columbia University School of General Studies last week. At 67, Norman is the oldest graduate of his class of 547 to receive his bachelor’s degree. The average age of the graduation class this year was 29. “Columbia University School of General Studies is dedicated to serving nontraditional students who want […]

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    Video Shows Moments Before Gorilla Killed After 4-Year-Old Boy Falls into Cincinnati Zoo Exhibit

    Devastated. Heartbroken. In mourning. Those are some of the words the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden used Sunday in a contrite explanation for the death of Harambe, a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla killed on Saturday to save a boy who slipped into the zoo’s habitat. The boy was in “imminent danger,” leaving the zoo’s Dangerous Animal Response Team with no option but to shoot the 450-pound gorilla, zoo director Thane Maynard said in a statement on Facebook. Tranquilizers may not […]

  • A police car was riddled with bullets after an active shooting situation in Houston on May 29, 2016. (Credit: Houston Police Department)

    2 Dead After Gunman Opens Fire on Police, Bystanders in Houston

    Two people died, including a suspect, after at least one gunman armed with a high-powered rifle opened fire Sunday in Houston, aiming at bystanders and a police helicopter. The slain victim was a man shot in the head inside his vehicle, acting Houston Police Chief Martha Montalvo told reporters. A suspect also was killed, police said. A second armed man was injured and taken into police custody. Police originally described him as a suspect, but later said they weren’t sure. […]