2 gay Iraqi soldiers found love amid war. Then the death threats started
Oct14

2 gay Iraqi soldiers found love amid war. Then the death threats started

SeattleEach night, when the guns fell silent in Iraq, Btoo Allami would invite his friend Nayyef Hrebid over for dinner. The music stopped, but a love story was just beginning. A decade ago, Allami was a sergeant in the Iraqi military when he met Hrebid, then a translator for the US Marines. Militants had seized a hospital in Ramadi, and they were part of a mission to reclaim it. When not defusing bombs, they’d talk late into...

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Police don’t know why Las Vegas gunman fired — or why he stopped
Oct14

Police don’t know why Las Vegas gunman fired — or why he stopped

(CNN)Police on Monday said the Las Vegas gunman shot a hotel security guard six minutes before he began shooting concertgoers from his hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino — a striking change from an earlier police timeline detailing what happened. Given that revised order of events, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said investigators do not yet know what made Stephen Paddock stop shooting, and they remain...

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Las Vegas police: Security responded to door alarm, drew fire from killer
Oct13

Las Vegas police: Security responded to door alarm, drew fire from killer

(CNN)An open door a few rooms away from the Las Vegas suite of the man who was gunning down concertgoers at a music festival set off an alarm that prompted a response from a security guard, Clark County Undersheriff Kevin C. McMahill said Friday. Authorities believe that the guard drew the attention of mass murderer Stephen Paddock away from the chaos below and toward the hallway outside his room. The guard, Jesus Campos, was shot in...

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There was a ‘giant picnic’ at the US-Mexico border
Oct12

There was a ‘giant picnic’ at the US-Mexico border

Mexico City (CNN)As the Trump administration eyes the border wall, so does an elusive French street artist. In a post on his Instagram, people are sitting on benches at the “giant picnic,” as he calls it. “[P]eople eating the same food, sharing the same water, enjoying the same music (half of the band on each side) around the eye of a dreamer,” he says. Thanks to all the daydreamers that joined us yesterday...

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These survivors watched their loved ones die in the Las Vegas massacre
Oct11

These survivors watched their loved ones die in the Las Vegas massacre

(CNN)Tony Burditus never got a chance to say good-bye to his high school sweetheart. The couple, from West Virginia, had gone to Las Vegas for a weekend getaway — and to attend the Route 91 Harvest music festival. They’d dined out and swum in a gleaming hotel pool, documenting their adventures on social media. Just before the concert Sunday night, Denise Burditus grinned as she leaned in for a selfie with her husband of 32...

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