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world lead

August 19th, 2013
06:56 PM ET

Prince William interview: Future king talks fatherhood, baby George

"Prince William's Passion: New Father, New Hope" premieres on CNN on September 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET.

London (CNN) - He may be the future king of Britain, but for now Prince George of Cambridge is just a little "rascal" according to his proud father Prince William.

Sitting in his garden at Kensington Palace on a warm summer day, the Duke of Cambridge, second in line to the British throne, told CNN that George is already quite a character in his first official interview since the birth in London on July 22.


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money lead

August 19th, 2013
06:41 PM ET

New Google technology uses travelers to map hard-to-reach places

No matter where Americans travel on vacation this summer, chances are Google Maps has already been there, driving through, taking pictures, and peering in from outer space.

But now, the omnipresent technology company is taking its cameras even further, with the "Google Trekker," a roughly 40-pound backpack with cameras that can capture 360-degree images.

This summer, the trekker is going where cars and satellites just can't go, like the Grand Canyon and the Lincoln Memorial.

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politics lead

August 19th, 2013
06:27 PM ET

Analysis: Could Christie's opposition to gay conversion therapy hurt him in 2016?

He is a die-hard Bruce Springsteen fan, but Chris Christie Monday seemed to be borrowing a line from Lady Gaga: "Baby, I was born this way."

The governor of New Jersey just signed into law a bill that bans gay conversion therapy on minors in New Jersey.

In a signing statement, Christie said that "people are born gay – and that homosexuality is not a sin."

Everyone in Washington is viewing Christie's move through the lens of a potential 2016 run.

"I think this is going to help him," said Republican analyst and former Bush campaign spokesperson Jennifer Millerwise Dyck.

sports lead

August 19th, 2013
06:00 PM ET

High school football player dies on the field, coach says hits are 'like a car wreck'

A suburban Atlanta high school football player died from injuries suffered while making a tackle during a scrimmage game, according to medical examiners.

DeAntre Turman's death came Friday after he made a tackle during a pre-season game, said Mike Alsip, a forensic investigator for the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office. The teenager broke his neck, Alsip said.

"It is a dangerous sport," said Glenn Ford one of Turman's coaches. "It's like a car wreck every time when you hit someone, it's a full-speed collision."

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national lead

August 19th, 2013
05:43 PM ET

Idaho fire scorches more than 100,000 acres

The stubborn Beaver Creek wildfire has 1,200 firefighters toiling tirelessly in Idaho to keep it from spreading.

The wildfire scorching Sun Valley, Idaho, has already consumed more than 100,000 acres, and threatened 5,000 homes.

"We just have some really extreme weather conditions – extremely dry fuels, and wind, and unstable air mass, and all of those things combined have just made this fire just go all directions," said Beth Lund, with the Great Basin Incident Management Team.

The forecast is calling for rain, but that may not necessarily bring relief to firefighters.

"It's very scattered and unpredictable where the rain will actually fall. So if we're lucky enough to get a little on this fire, it will certainly help a lot. Even a cloud cover would help," said Lund.

"The one thing about thunderstorms, though, is that if they get over your fire and are on top, it can produce very strong down drafts, and it will just blow the fire in all directions," said Lund. "It may be a help and it may be a hindrance."

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