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September 22nd, 2014
05:36 PM ET

Marchers sound urgent call for climate change action ahead of U.N. summit

(CNN) - Tens of thousands of people marched through Manhattan sounding an urgent call for action to reverse global climate change Sunday.

One marcher's sign read "cut your emissions or you'll sleep with the fishes."

The "People's Climate March" in New York was billed as the largest of several protests held around the world two days before the start of the United Nations' Climate Summit.

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September 4th, 2014
05:29 PM ET

Clinic where Joan Rivers stopped breathing is under investigation

(CNN) - The outpatient clinic where comedian Joan Rivers suffered cardiac arrest during a procedure last week is being investigated, a health official said Thursday.

Rivers was on life support and died at a New York hospital Thursday afternoon, a week after suffering cardiac arrest during a medical procedure, her daughter said.

"She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends," Melissa Rivers said in a statement.

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December 9th, 2013
04:21 PM ET

18 Los Angeles County deputies charged in federal civil rights, corruption probe

(CNN) - Eighteen current and former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies were indicted as part of an FBI investigation into alleged civil rights abuses and corruption, federal prosecutors said Monday.

Sixteen of them made initial appearances in federal court in Los Angeles Monday afternoon, with two others schedule to go before a judge later in the day.

The two-year FBI probe focused on allegations that sheriff's officials had fostered a culture in which deputies were permitted to beat and humiliate inmates and cover up misconduct at the nation's largest county jail.

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