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Man dies after chokehold by NYPD cop

By Deborah E. Bloom and Jareen Imam- CNN

FL widow awarded $23.6 billion in smoking lawsuit

Susanna Capelouto and Janet DiGiacomo- CNN (CNN) — A Florida jury awarded a widow $23.6 billion in punitive damages in her lawsuit against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, her lawyer said.

Minnesota man lost brother, sister-in-law on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

KARE) As Arjen and Yvonne Ryder traveled through Europe the past few weeks, Arjen's brother, Drew, of Willmar, Minnesota followed their trip on Facebook.

Washington State wild fires destroy dozens of homes & forces evacuation of several towns

The wildfires of north central Washington State have forced authorities to cut off access to the area. "it looks like we're trapped because they just closed the road that we came on" says a local fleeing resident.

#IamJada: When abuse becomes a teen meme

By Alicia W. Stewart- CNN (CNN) -- Jada, a Houston-area 16-year-old, was getting ready for finals week and looking forward to a summer hanging out with friends and finding a job.

CDC's lab problems have ripple effect on other outbreaks

By Elizabeth Cohen and John Bonifield- CNN

AK-47s become hot commodity after U.S. sanctions Russia

By Aaron Smith NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Here's a surprising effect of the latest U.S. sanctions against Russia: a run on AK-47s.

Ex-model tries her hand at design, helps women turn their lives around

By Teo Kermeliotis and Lucy Wamweya for CNN

'Illegal to be homeless' in growing number of cities

By Blake Ellis NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A growing number of cities across the country are making it "illegal to be homeless," according to a new report.