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December 8th, 2014
07:55 PM ET

Prince William and Kate: Buzz in the city for royal New York visit

(CNN) - Prince William and Kate started their whirlwind tour of New York City on Monday, attracting crowds of well-wishers and heavy security.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived Sunday for a three-day trip, their first to the Big Apple, which could include mingling with the American version of royals.

Excited royal watchers gathered outside their hotel hours before their arrival, braving the nighttime winter chill. The Empire State Building also got in on the action, changing its world-famous lights to red, white and blue - the colors of the Union Jack flag.


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national lead

November 28th, 2014
04:28 PM ET

Protesters disrupt Black Friday shopping after Ferguson comes together

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(CNN) - Missouri protesters Friday turned their anger over the police shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown on the St. Louis Galleria Mall, forcing some retailers to temporarily shutter their entrances on the busiest shopping day of the year.

Mall officials urged retailers to bring down security gates after dozens protestors entered the mall and disrupted shopping.

Some stores closed while others stayed open. At some shops, the gates only came up to allow holiday shoppers in and out.


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November 26th, 2014
05:15 PM ET

Thanksgiving travel: Messy mix of snow, rain and delayed flights

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(CNN) - Here's one thing some will not be so thankful for: a messy mix of snow, rain and sleet for Turkey Day.

A storm will dump rain and snow across the East Coast early Wednesday, causing delays of up to six hours on the busiest travel period of the year.

About 30 million people from the mountains of North Carolina to Maine could be affected.


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world lead

October 23rd, 2014
06:47 PM ET

Canadian shooting: What we know

(CNN) – A day after a gunman killed an army reservist in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, many questions remain.

Why did he shoot? Why did he target Nathan Cirillo? Is he connected to the militant group ISIS? Here's a list of what we know - and don't know - in the Ottawa shooting.


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October 8th, 2014
05:36 PM ET

A 2nd U.S. Ebola patient?

(CNN) – A patient has been admitted to the emergency room "after reporting possible exposure to the Ebola virus," Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas said in a statement Wednesday. "Right now, there are more questions than answers about this case," the hospital said. "Our professional staff of nurses and doctors is prepared to examine the patient, discuss any findings with appropriate agencies and officials."

Asked about the case by reporters, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said the patient "does not have either definite contact with Ebola or definite symptoms of Ebola."

The patient had reported being in the Dallas apartment where Duncan had been staying and having "some contact" with Duncan's family members, Frisco Fire Chief Mark Piland told reporters.

The patient exhibited several possible symptoms of Ebola, Piland said.


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