Puerto Rico says power restoration after Hurricane Maria is complete, but that’s not quite right

(CNN)Power restoration after Hurricane Maria, which struck almost a year ago, has been completed, according to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. “It’s something that’s not true,” resident Jose Saldaña Jr., 43, said on the phone, denying that power was restored, with frustration in his voice. Saldaña told CNN on…

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An Alaska mom is charged with killing her two babies after searching online for ‘ways to suffocate’

(CNN)A woman in Alaska charged with murdering her two children almost two years apart searched the internet for ways to kill — and get away with it — before calling for medical help for her baby daughter, police in Fairbanks said. “This is just an unimaginable tragedy,” Fairbanks Police Chief…

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Family friend of New Mexico suspects is the tipster who relayed starvation message to police

(CNN)One of the women in the New Mexico compound reached out to a family friend with a desperate message for help, expressing danger of starvation. “I am desperately in need of $400 in order to save myself from starvation,” according to the message she sent Amin. “Again, I wouldn’t ask…

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Shanann Watts was to have a ‘gender reveal’ party Saturday

(CNN)Shanann Watts was looking forward to a party Saturday to disclose the gender of her third child, CNN affiliate KDVR said, quoting a friend. “They were always so happy. They were always so — I’m completely lost for words,” Bell said. Video shows Colorado mom tell husband about pregnancy Shanann…

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Brian Christopher Lawler, former WWE wrestler known as Grandmaster Sexay, dies

(CNN)Former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler died Sunday, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Lawler had been held on DUI and evading arrest charges since July 7, according to TBI. WWE expressed its sadness in learning that Lawler had died and extended its condolences to his family,…

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School closes for two days after threats against 12-year-old transgender student

(CNN)A rural Oklahoma school system closed for two days earlier this week after a group of adults made threatening Facebook comments about a 12-year-old transgender girl, Achille Public Schools Superintendent Rick Beene said. According to CNN affiliate KXII, Facebook commenters called the seventh grader, “it” and “thing.” One Facebook poster…

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What Trump supporters think of family separations at the border

Mesa, Arizona (CNN)As the Trump administration has ramped up the practice of separating children from their parents at the border with no clear plan for reuniting them, critics have been unsparing, calling it “government-sanctioned child abuse.” Other supporters of US President Donald Trump say their feelings on family separation are…

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She says federal officials took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center

McAllen, Texas (CNN)The undocumented immigrant from Honduras sobbed as she told an attorney Tuesday how federal authorities took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center, where she was awaiting prosecution for entering the country illegally. “The government is essentially torturing people by doing this,” Cornelio said.…

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