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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Among 10 Things to Know: Watchdog report points to power struggle involving VA pick; online post suggests Toronto rampage suspect may have resented women; jury in Bill Cosby case to begin deliberating.

Trial opens in Michigan crash that killed 5…

A prosecutor says a Michigan motorist accused of running down nine bicyclists, killing five of them, was driving 58 mph in a 35 mph zone and didn't apply his brakes until striking the first victim

2012 report details allegations toward Jackson

A 2012 inspector general report outlining misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs has surfaced. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Rapper Meek Mill Has Been Released From Prison

Mill was in prison for five months for violating parole — but prosecutors say he shouldn't have been convicted in the first place.

US sailor accused of stealing grenades from Navy ship

A U.S. sailor has been arrested on allegations of stealing grenades from a San Diego-based Navy ship

2 Dallas police officers wounded in shooting…

Two Dallas police officers have been critically wounded in a shooting outside a hardware store

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Study: California gun deaths declined between…

A new scientific study shows that gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015

Families in limbo over Trump's travel ban

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments on President Trump's latest travel ban, families wonder whether this may be a turning point in their effort to reunite with loved ones overseas. CNN's Natasha Chen reports.

Proposed EPA Rule Would Ban Certain Research From…

EPA head Scott Pruitt said such a rule would increase the agency's transparency, but critics say it could ban valuable data from consideration.

Wrongfully deported, she's back but not allowed to sue

A woman detained and deported to Mexico in 2013 despite being in the United States legally will not be allowed to pursue a wrongful arrest lawsuit against the U.S. government.

US pecan growers seek to break out of the pie…

The humble pecan is being rebranded as more than just pie

F-16C crashes while trying to land at municipal…

Luke Air Force Base officials say an F-16C from the 56th Fighter Wing crashed while attempting to land at a municipal airport in Arizona

Gupta: Bush could have broken heart syndrome

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta says former President George H.W. Bush could be suffering from broken heart syndrome after he was admitted to a hospital in Houston following the funeral of his wife Barbara Bush.

Maryland Bans Pet Stores From Selling Pets From…

Retail pet stores in Maryland won't be able to sell commercially bred puppies and kittens.

Experts: Minnesota woman likely to face Florida charge first

A Minnesota woman who led authorities on a weekslong manhunt after she allegedly killed her husband and a Florida woman is now facing charges in two states

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Man who disarmed Waffle House shooter hailed by…

A man who disarmed a gunman accused of killing four people at a Nashville Waffle House has received a standing ovation from Tennessee lawmakers

California man convicted of torture deaths of 2…

A jury in Northern California found a 20-year-old man guilty in the torture, starving and beating of two children whose bodies were found in a storage unit

The Prehistoric Crab Crawling for Survival

For the past 200 million years, the American horseshoe crab has roamed our planet. Today, their population is dwindling due to overharvesting.

'Serious Allegations' Against Trump's Veterans…

Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson faces allegations of improper conduct that reportedly include promoting a hostile work environment.

Defense attacks prosecution case in bank execs fraud trial

Defense attorneys are continuing to hammer away at prosecutors' claims in the federal fraud and conspiracy trial of four former Wilmington Trust Corporation executives

Lawsuit seeks details of school's ties with Koch…

A judge is weighing whether to force a Virginia university's philanthropic arm to disclose details of its relationship with the conservative Charles Koch Foundation

Coroner: Inmates in South Carolina prison riot…

A coroner says the seven inmates killed in South Carolina prison riot earlier this month all bled to death from stab wounds

Showering in Molten Iron

For the past 30 years, Wang De has been practicing the ancient art of Da Shuhua, a 500-year-old tradition that first began with blacksmiths in the Nunquan village of China.

AUMF: The Sometimes Blurry Permission Slip For US…

It stands for the Authorization for Use of Military Force, and it comes from Congress.

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Los Angeles firm fined over lead-tainted jewelry

A Los Angeles company accused of selling jewelry for children that contained dangerous levels of toxic lead and cadmium has been fined $1.6 million

Affidavit: Suspects bragged about abducting…

Authorities say suspects in the 1999 shooting deaths of an Oklahoma couple and the abduction of two teens "bragged" about photographing the girls while they were bound

Auditor's handling of whistleblower's claims is…

Democratic Ohio attorney general candidate Steven Dettelbach says his GOP opponent, Auditor Dave Yost, should have referred to authorities a whistleblower's allegations of intentional attendance inflation at the state's then-largest online charter school