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AEG Live to put Michael Jackson on trial in his own death

AEG Live to put Michael Jackson on trial in his own death

Michael Jackson's last concert promoter will defend itself in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the pop icon's family by arguing that Jackson was responsible for his own demise.

Child molestation accusations against Jackson, for which he was acquitted after a trial, and evidence of his drug addiction will likely be presented by AEG Live's lawyers as they argue that the company had no liability in his death.

The Jackson v. AEG Live trial, which could last two or three months, begins in a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday.

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  • Written by Alan Duke/CNN
  • Category: News

8 April Fools’ jokes you may have missed

8 April Fools’ jokes you may have missed

April Fool's Day is a tricky time of year when bizarre but often hilarious headlines and products flood our newspapers, Twitter streams and Facebook feeds.

This year has seen a fantastic plethora of pranks from the likes of Google, BMW, Twitter and more. But did they manage to trick you? CNN rounds up some of the best April Fools Day jokes from 2013.

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  • Written by Lauren Said-Moorhouse/CNN
  • Category: News

President Obama attends church on Easter

President Obama attends church on Easter

President Barack Obama and his family attended a church service on Easter at St. John's Episcopal Church, which is across the street from the White House.

"Happy Easter, everybody," he said while walking to the service with first lady Michelle Obama and the couple's two daughters.

The sermon was delivered by The Rev. Luis Leon, whom Obama tapped in January to deliver the benediction at his second inauguration after controversy forced his first pick for that slot to step aside.

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  • Written by CNN
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Former Klansman who apologized for racist past dies

Former Klansman who apologized for racist past dies

He'd said his daddy always told him that a fool never changes his mind. And Elwin Wilson didn't want to be a fool.

Wilson, a former Ku Klux Klan member who apologized for his racist past and specifically for beating a black man who went on to become a U.S. congressman, has died. He was 76.

Wilson came to national attention when he publicly apologized to Georgia Rep. John Lewis. He and his friends attacked Lewis at a bus station in South Carolina some 50 years ago.

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  • Written by Dana Ford/CNN
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Dr. Ben Carson apologizes for homosexuality comments

Dr. Ben Carson apologizes for homosexuality comments

In the midst of a tidal-wave of criticism, the GOP's latest minority darling, Dr. Ben Carson, has apologized for homophobic remarks made during an interview with FOX's Sean Hannity, reports TheHill.com.

During the controversial interview, the famed John Hopkins' neurosurgeon compared consenting homosexual relationships with pedophilia and bestiality:

"My thoughts are that marriage is between a man and a woman. It's a well-established, fundamental pillar of society and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality – it doesn't matter what they are – they don't get to change the definition..."

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Human traffic: Africa’s lost boys

Human traffic: Africa’s lost boys

It has been a starting point for some of the world's top soccer players.

As youngsters, the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Andrea Pirlo, Carlos Tevez, Javier Mascherano, Thierry Henry and Nicolas Anelka all played in the Mondial Montaigu youth tournament in France.

Known as "Mondial Minimes," the 40-year-old competition is contested by under-16 national teams over Easter, with an event also held for club sides.

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  • Written by John Sinnott/CNN
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A device that interprets language to aid emergency responders

A device that interprets language to aid emergency responders

A device that can interpret language between emergency on-scene responders and the people they transport is being touted as the latest technological advancement in rescue operations.

Rural Metro Ambulance, a company that provides ambulance service in Shelby County, including the unincorporated areas, is believed to be the first group in the country to use such a device.

"Our on-scene responders, or emergency rescuers, are sometimes faced with the inability to communicate with the people they are called to transport to area hospitals and other facilities," said Nikki Gast, Rural Metro Ambulance market general manager.

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