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  • Various stills uploaded by Medicin Sans Frontiers, showing field nurse Lajos Zoltan, interiors and exteriors of the hospital.

    U.S. General: Human Error Led to Doctors Without Borders Strike

    KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (CNN)– A U.S. airstrike that mistakenly killed 30 people at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last month was, in part, the result of military personnel inadvertently aiming at the wrong target — the hospital compound — instead of a suspected nearby site, from which Taliban fighters were firing, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday. The military personnel most closely associated with the strike have been suspended from their duties, pending the full adjudication […]

  • Demonstrators take to the streets in protest after the release of video showing the 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer

    Chicago on Edge after Release of Video of Laquan McDonald Shooting

    (CNN) — Wednesday had been marked as the day Chicago officials had to release graphic dashcam video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald’s final moments and — because of that — the day the city could erupt. It didn’t happen quite that way, though the city is still simmering. Protests, while filled with tension and passion, didn’t lead to clashes with authorities or massive disruptions. One reason is that Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago police officer who shot McDonald 16 times on […]

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    How Long Can You Eat Those Leftovers?

    (CNN)– Deep in the recesses of most people’s refrigerators lives a half-eaten bottle of salsa, some takeout Chinese food and last week’s chicken dinner. Pulling one of those things out, you wonder: Can I eat it? Is it safe? A lot of commercially prepared items, such as sauces and condiments, have best-buy dates on the packaging to ensure flavor, not safety, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Packaged foods tend to last a big longer than those suggested dates. […]

  • In the grow room, marijuana glows under bright grow lights at the Marijuana Potency Monitoring Project at the University of Mississippi.

    Who’s Minding the Marijuana? Banned Pesticide Found in Colorado Testing

    (CNN) — It’s been nearly two years since recreational pot was legalized in Colorado and the thriving pot industry has hit some hurdles in the form of potential dangers to consumers. Pesticides that are illegal to use on marijuana plants in Colorado are being found in some recreational and medical pot products being marketed and sold to the public — leading to product recalls, plant quarantines and even a class-action lawsuit involving people who say they would not have inhaled […]

  • St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was hospitalized in critical but stable condition Wednesday after an incident the night before, the Rams said. The team did not say what happened to Bailey.

    Report: St. Louis Rams Wide Receiver Stedman Bailey Shot in Head

    (CNN) — St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was hospitalized after being shot twice in the head in the Miami area Tuesday, the National Football League said on its official website, citing an unnamed source who was informed of the incident. Bailey, 25, was in critical but stable condition Wednesday, his team said in an online statement. The Rams themselves did not say what happened to Bailey other than he was hospitalized after an unspecified incident, but said they […]

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    ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Trailer Debuts on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

    NEW YORK — Marvel’s Avengers assembled on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and brought with them a few surprises. Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., who play Captain America and Iron Man, sat down with Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday night to debut the new trailer for the next film in the Marvel franchise, “Captain America: Civil War.” The two-minute long trailer showed off the Avengers battling not a villain but rather each other — a moment that Marvel fans had been clamoring for […]

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    For Some Chicago Residents, Video of Shooting Magnifies All Too Familiar Story

    CHICAGO — Jay Travis has lived on the South Side of Chicago for 43 years and knows this story all too well — a young black male is killed by police and nothing is done about it. Travis loves her city and the Bronzeville neighborhood she calls home. And that’s exactly why she says she’s out protesting. She’s on the streets of Chicago to support the young black leaders in this community that she believes are likely the only reason […]

  • Police released a video Tuesday showing the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was killed by an officer in October 2014.

    Chicago Police Release Laquan McDonald Shooting Video

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department has released a dashcam video showing the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. McDonald was shot 16 times by an officer in October 2014. Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder. The nearly seven-minute video released late Tuesday shows the dashcam view as a patrol car approaches the scene. About five minutes and 20 seconds in, McDonald is seen running, then walking down a road toward several squad cars with flashing […]

  • Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting a teenager. Charges announced Tuesday come as the city prepares to release a squad-car video of Van Dyke shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014.

    Chicago Officer Who Shot Laquan McDonald Charged with Murder

    CHICAGO (CNN)– The Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald has been charged with first-degree murder, a major turn that comes as many in the city brace for potential unrest. Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez announced that the officer, Jason Van Dyke, turned himself in to authorities Tuesday. “It is my determination that this defendant’s actions — of shooting Laquan McDonald when he did not pose an immediate threat of great bodily harm or death, and […]