In 2008, there was hope. In 2018, there is hurt. This is America’s state of hate.

(CNN)On Election Night in 2008, Americans gathered in Grant Park, Chicago. They cried tears of joy knowing Barack Obama would become the first black president. Has anti-Semitism returned with a vengeance? The era that started with hope and change had now become one of unapologetic hate. Very different rallying cries…

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John Hinckley can move out of his mother’s house, judge rules

(CNN)John Hinckley, the man who tried to kill President Ronald Reagan in 1981, can move out of his mother’s house and live independently or with roommates or a family member, according to a court ruling issued Friday. He can drive within a 75-mile mile radius of Williamsburg. No tracking device…

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Abuse survivors angry over Pope’s praise for fallen cardinal

(CNN)Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the embattled archbishop of Washington and one of the church’s most powerful Americans. But the Pope’s high praise for Wuerl in the wake of two clergy sexual abuse scandals angered some abuse survivors. “However, your nobility has led you not to…

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California man who allegedly stuck dates with the check faces years in prison

Los Angeles (CNN)Prosecutors in Los Angeles have hit the defendant they call the “Dine-and-Dash Dater” with four new felony counts of extortion. Jane said she wrote a check for $218 to Houston’s restaurant in Pasadena after Gonzales walked out on the bill. She recalled how they met on the dating…

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5 things for August 23: White House, trade, Verizon, Mollie Tibbetts, Hurricane Lane

(CNN)Meet the award-winning chef who favors Philly’s cuisine scene over the Big Apple’s. 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” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) As Trump…

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Locked up and learning to write, women prisoners find a safe space

Tulsa, Oklahoma (CNN)Ellen Stackable has been an English teacher for more than 20 years. “We have harsh sentencing laws, and we’re locking up so many women,” she said. “I couldn’t believe what was going on in my state.” In 2014, she decided to bring creative writing classes to incarcerated women.…

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How the Jacksonville Landing shooting unfolded minute by minute on social networks

(CNN)The Jacksonville, Florida, gaming tournament where two men were killed and nine others were shot Sunday started like any other high-stakes sporting event, with competitors expressing a combination of confidence, excitement and nerves as play got underway. Tony Montagnino, who goes by the name “G-Tech,” was worried about getting to…

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Arrest made in beating of 91-year-old who reportedly was told to ‘go back to Mexico’

(CNN)A week after a 91-year-old Mexican man says he was beaten with a concrete block in Southern California, a woman has been arrested in connection with the assault, authorities said. Rodriguez, who is recovering at his relatives’ Willowbrook home south of Los Angeles, said he was walking to a park…

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Americans can legally download 3-D printed guns starting next month

(CNN)Gun-rights activists have reached a settlement with the government that will allow them to post 3-D printable gun plans online starting August 1. In essence, officials said someone in another country — a country the US doesn’t sell weapons to — could download the material and make their own gun.…

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A white woman allegedly hit a black teen, used racial slurs and told him to leave a pool. Then she bit a cop

(CNN)A white woman the internet has nicknamed “Pool Patrol Paula” was charged with assaulting a black teenager at a community pool in South Carolina. In the video, filmed by the victim, Sebby-Strempel aggressively swats at the boy’s phone camera and hits him as he and his friends leave the pool…

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An Ivy League activist who fought sexual violence has been accused of sex crimes against children

(CNN)An Ivy League student who waged a public campaign to end rape and sexual abuse has been arrested in New York in connection with claims he intended to engage in sexual activity with children as young as 2, according to federal prosecutors. “As if this wasn’t repulsive enough, Davis allegedly…

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After internet mockery, ‘Permit Patty’ resigns as CEO of cannabis-products company

(CNN)The woman who threatened to call police on an African-American girl selling water on a San Francisco sidewalk — and who was mocked online as “Permit Patty” — has resigned as CEO of TreatWell Health. Ettel told CNN she was trying to make a deadline on the day the incident…

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