Mesa, Arizona, police cleared in beating and fatal shooting. Still, feds reviewing department’s use of force

(CNN)The FBI is looking into four use-of-force incidents by Mesa, Arizona, police, including the May beating of a 33-year-old man that a neighboring police department investigated and deemed “legally authorized,” Mesa police said Thursday. Footage from the May 23 scene shows four officers approach Johnson, who is leaning against the…

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5 things for August 28: White House, Jacksonville, Myanmar, gerrymandering, pollution

(CNN)Summer’s pretty much over. So, there’s no better time to check out some of the best travel photos of the year (so far).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…

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This televangelist is asking his followers to buy him a $54 million private jet

(CNN)A prosperity gospel televangelist from Louisiana says Jesus has asked him to buy a new private jet. And wouldn’t you know it, Jesus has real nice taste in planes. By “bleed,” Duplantis — er, Jesus — apparently meant “ask for donations.” Duplantis goes on to tell his followers that jets,…

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Three black women checked out of their Airbnb rental. Then someone called the police on them

(CNN)At first, Kelly Fyffe-Marshall’s stay in Rialto, California, was ending pretty normally. She and her four friends — three of them black women — checked out of their Airbnb rental and dragged their luggage to their vehicle. The police told Fyffe-Marshall and her friends to put their hands in the…

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