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Venezuelans flee to the US in search of better lives

(CNN)The decision to come to the United States wasn’t an easy one. Carolina, a 33-year-old mother of three, said it was perhaps one of the toughest decisions of her life — one taken after many sleepless nights in her Barquisimeto, Venezuela, apartment. “The hardest moments happened on the last days,” Carolina said. Carolina is not

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Steve Jobs Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc., maker of the Macintosh computer, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Death date: October 5, 2011 Birth place: San Francisco, California

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Kidnapped Tennessee teen is withdrawn, jittery, family says

(CNN)Elizabeth Thomas, the Tennessee teenager allegedly kidnapped by her teacher, was withdrawn and thinner after she was rescued, family members said Monday. “She didn’t look like herself at all. She looked like she was very worn out, very thin. And very jittery,” her father Anthony Thomas said on “Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield” on HLN.

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Carrie Fisher Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of actress and writer Carrie Fisher, who is best-known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movie franchise. Personal:Birth date: October 21, 1956 Birth place: Beverly Hills, California Timeline:1972 – Drops out of high school at age 15 to appear on Broadway in the musical “Irene,”

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Jail let mentally disabled man starve to death, lawsuit says

(CNN)Arrested for stealing $5.05 of sweets and soda, a 24-year-old who doctors repeatedly diagnosed as psychotic and delusional was left to essentially starve to death over four months in a squalid Virginia jail cell, Jamycheal Mitchell’s aunt alleged in a federal lawsuit. By the time Mitchell died in August — officially, of a heart condition