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5 things you need to know today

CNN Top News - 7 hours 47 min ago
Students at 2,500 schools will walk out today to protest gun violence. Meet the teen behind the event. 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.)
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Man asks German police for help breaking up with his partner

CNN Top News - 7 hours 51 min ago
A police officer in Ludwigshafen, Germany, an industrial city in Rhineland-Palatinate, received an unusual request in March.
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Ariana Grande releases new single

CNN Top News - 7 hours 59 min ago
Ariana Grande is back.
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Ice swim racing is not for the faint of heart -- literally

CNN Top News - 8 hours 20 min ago
Plunge into water at near-freezing temperatures, and your body goes into extreme distress. Your skin screams signals of pain. You can't breathe, because your chest is cramping up. Talking is nearly impossible. Your heart is pounding. Fear mounts -- as it should. Without any protection, you may lose consciousness in under 15 minutes. You'll be dead within an hour.
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First electric Ferrari 'decimated' original

CNN Top News - 8 hours 32 min ago
Purists may be horrified by the thought of an electric Ferrari, but can speed win them over?
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Universities meet growing demand with Weed 101

CNN Top News - 8 hours 57 min ago
As the first executive director and general manager of the city of Los Angeles' Department of Cannabis Regulation, Cat Packer will lay the legal foundation for how the United States' second-largest city handles marijuana. But it wasn't until three years ago, in her last semester of law school, that she even knew what she wanted to do professionally.
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Why weed is stuck in a legal limbo

CNN Top News - 9 hours 25 min ago
Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act in 1970. More than a quarter century later, a section of that law helped states to legalize marijuana.
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Why does smoking pot give you the munchies?

CNN Top News - 9 hours 27 min ago
If you smoke or eat pot, you might have encountered the "marijuana munchies," or the desire for salty, sweet or fatty carbohydrate-rich foods when using the drug.
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President Trump won't attend Barbara Bush funeral, to 'avoid disruptions'

CNN Top News - 9 hours 33 min ago
President Donald Trump will not attend Saturday's funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, the White House said in a statement Thursday, citing the desire to "avoid disruptions" and out of respect for her family and friends.
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Legendary surfer rescues stranded family

CNN Top News - 9 hours 48 min ago
Surfing legend Laird Hamilton has helped dozens of people and animals from floods in Hawaii.
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LA Fitness apologizes after racial profiling allegations

CNN Top News - 10 hours 23 min ago
LA Fitness has apologized after accusations that two black patrons at a New Jersey club were racially profiled and asked to leave. The fitness chain also promised to improve staff training.
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Scientists discover how 'sea nomads' survive underwater

CNN Top News - 10 hours 30 min ago
The Bajau people of Southeast Asia, known to many as "sea nomads," are renowned for their amazing diving abilities.
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