USC president steps down after campus gynecologist scandal

(CNN)University of Southern California President C. L. Max Nikias stepped down from his role effective Tuesday, according to a statement released by the school. Austin previously was appointed by Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology, and in 2016, she received the Goddard…

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A son recorded this terrifying attempt to drive himself and his father out of a wildfire

(CNN)Justin Bilton and his father sized up the wildfire raging ahead of their car and, thinking their window to escape was closing, decided to race through it. ‘Dad, this is insane’ The Massachusetts father, 70, and his son, 37, were camping in the Montana park earlier this month when the…

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5 things for August 3: Russia meddling, death penalty, emissions, Zimbabwe, Florida

(CNN)Expecting another scorcher today? It probably won’t be as hot as Death Valley, home of the new (tentative) world’s record for hottest month anywhere.Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today”…

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Timeline of what has happened in the New Mexico compound case

(CNN)Many questions remain since authorities searched a mysterious compound in New Mexico and discovered 11 emaciated children there. New details about the family are emerging in court, revealing a complex picture that includes the search for a missing toddler, allegations of child abuse and religious rituals, including a belief that…

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NASA selects 9 astronauts for first crewed Boeing, SpaceX missions

(CNN)NASA has tapped nine astronauts to become the first to launch to space from American soil since the Space Shuttle program was retired in 2011. All nine astronauts have military experience, and most are seasoned veterans of space. Chris Ferguson, a former NASA astronaut who has worked with Boeing as…

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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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Jimmy Fallon makes surprise appearance at Marjory Stoneman Douglas graduation

(CNN)The seniors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were greeted by a surprise guest speaker at their graduation on Sunday. “Here’s what will matter: you, the class of 2018, will have graduated. And you won’t be classmates anymore. You’ll be adults who Facebook search each other at two in the…

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This allegedly wasn’t the first time this white Yale student called the cops on a person of color

(CNN)A second black Yale University student has alleged that the same white student whom officers admonished this week for reporting a black student asleep in a dorm common room called police months ago to report his presence in the building. “This has been hard to share because I believe that…

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A 6th-grade teacher wrote ‘Invite me to your Harvard graduation!’ — 21 years later, the student did just that

(CNN)Judith Toensing didn’t just teach her students, she inspired them. Gilmer who is now 33, was only 12 at the time, but she kept the message all these years. “It meant a lot to me to know that outside my mom, someone who knew me so intimately believed in my…

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