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Police didn't release 9 minutes of bodycam video of the Charlotte police shooting. A judge will change that

  • A judge ordered Tuesday the release of the full footage, more than a week after police provided a 2½-minute clip of the March 25 shooting to the Mecklenburg Superior Court, CNN affiliate WBTV and The Charlotte Observer reported.
  • The previously released clip opens with Officer Wende Kerl driving to the scene and continues as she arrives at a Burger King parking lot to find Franklin squatting beside a red Honda Accord with the door open.
  • During Tuesday's hearing, Assistant City Attorney Jessica Battle said the police department had "acted in good faith" and released footage it believed satisfied the court order.
  • On the morning of March 25, employees reported that a man came into the Burger King acting suspiciously and making employees feel uneasy, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said.

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More than 50 jade mine workers trapped by 'mud lake'

  • The state-run Myanmar News Agency reported that the slide was caused after a lake collapse in the city of Hpakant in the early hours Tuesday.
  • Three people have been confirmed killed and 51 are believed to be trapped by a "mud lake" created by the landslide, Myanmar news agency reported.
  • Jade is believed to be one of Myanmar's most profitable exports and worth billions of dollars, fueled in large part by demand in neighboring China.
  • Global Witness, a nonprofit dedicated to investigating corruption and environmental abuse, estimated the jade industry was worth about $31 billion in 2014, nearly half of the country's official GDP that year.
  • The industry has long been plagued by allegations of corruption and wrongdoing, with profits flowing to armed groups and political elites without being taxed and helping to fuel the long-running conflict in the country's north.

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Acting DHS chief: Family separations policy 'not worth it'

  • McAleenan's comments come after CNN reporting earlier this month that President Donald Trump pushed to bring back family separations and offered to pardon McAleenan should he be jailed for violating immigration law by shutting the border to asylum seekers.
  • The President has denied both accounts.
  • However, a senior White House official told CNN on Tuesday night that family separations of some kind remain under discussion in the administration's highest levels.
  • Stephen Miller, a senior White House policy adviser and immigration hardliner, is still driving those discussions, and Trump remains receptive to the policy, the official said.
  • McAleenan also told Holt that while the policy resulting in family separations had a deterring effect, the surrounding controversy rendered it unproductive.
  • McAleenan also advocated for a border wall as "critical" in certain areas.

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Japan's newest museum is dedicated to poop

  • In Japan, a new pop-up museum is encouraging travelers to get over their self-consciousness about "unko" (that would be "poop" in English).
  • Visitors to the museum, which will be open through early August, can sit on brightly colored fake toilets, draw artistic representations of what their bowel movements look like, yell the word "unko" into a microphone, play in a ball pit full of stuffed poops and take selfies in front of pastel-colored stuffed excrement toys.
  • They are, of course, encouraged to share their experience on social media.
  • Pop-up museums with major social media appeal have become a huge trend in the last few years, dovetailing with the rise of Instagram.
  • Much less gross was Candytopia, a sweets-themed "immersive experience" that was a huge hit with Instagrammers around the United States.

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Jeopardy! contestant wins again, bringing his total to more than $1 million

  • The professional sports gambler wowed the game show's audience again after he won for the 14th time Tuesday.
  • Holzhauer won $118,816 in the game that aired Tuesday.
  • He's the second person in the show's history to earn more than $1 million in the regular season.
  • The only other contestant to win more than $1 million in regular-season games is Ken Jennings, whose 74-game streak earned him $2,520,700.
  • Holzhauer's winning his 14th game also means he is now in fourth place on the all-time "Jeopardy!" consecutive wins list.
  • The 34-year-old from Las Vegas first made history after breaking the record for single-day cash winnings on the show.
  • Holzhauer has credited part of his success to his use of a controversial method known as the "Forrest Bounce." The contestant jumps around from category to category, choosing tiles out of order to throw off his or her opponents.
  • Holzhauer's next game airs Wednesday.

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Twitter is considering labeling Trump tweets that violate its rules

  • London (CNN Business) - Twitter is considering labeling tweets that violate its rules but should remain on the platform because they're in the public interest.
  • The social media company is trying to find a way of maintaining its standards while adding context to tweets from politicians and other figures that may be offensive but are important for public debate.
  • Twitter has come under fire from some critics who say President Donald Trump's tweets often violate its rules against bullying, dehumanization and threatening harm.
  • In response to a question about whether Twitter's current approach means Trump gets total immunity for whatever he says, Gadde said the social media platform wants to find a way to keep tweets up for their newsworthiness, while also noting if a tweet violates their rules.
  • Though similar tweets by others might be removed for violating Twitter's rules, the platform currently grants an exemption for world leaders and tweets it considers newsworthy.

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A replica of one of Columbus' ships has sunk in Texas

  • The ship, made in Spain, took on water sometime in the early hours of Tuesday and now sits on the muddy bottom of the Corpus Christi marina.
  • The ship is the last remaining of the replica Columbus fleet that came to Corpus Christi in 1992.
  • The fleet was a gift to the city from the government of Spain and sailed across the Atlantic to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the first Columbus voyage.
  • This isn't the first time the 75-foot-long and 20-foot-wide ship sank in the marina.
  • While it's unknown how long the repair process will take, the ship was set to embark on a journey to Aransas Pass, a city about 20 miles away, later this month to undergo some needed restoration.
  • When the ship was in its prime, people were able to sail around the Corpus Christi bay in it.

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Walmart CEO Doug McMillon made nearly $24 million last year

  • New York (CNN Business) - Walmart CEO Doug McMillon made nearly $24 million during the last year as the company continued to hold its ground against Amazon and other rival retailers.
  • That means the ratio between McMillon's pay and the median Walmart worker was actually about 9% smaller than a year prior.
  • Walmart is the nation's largest private sector employer and it employed more than 2.2 million workers last year, including 1.5 million in the United States.
  • Last year, Walmart increased its starting hourly wage in the United States to $11 an hour and paid nearly $800 million in bonuses to hourly workers based on stores' performance.
  • Gap had the largest pay gap in retail between its CEO and median associate last year, according to data from MyLogIQ.
  • Ross Stores CEO Barbara Rentler made 1,222 more than the company's median worker.

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There was historic voter turnout in the 2018 midterms -- especially among young voters

  • That was the highest number since the census began tracking midterm turnout in 1978, according to the new data, released as part of a voting and registration supplement to the Current Population Study.
  • Part of that victory can be chalked up to the increased participation of young voters, who are continually among the demographics with the lowest voter turnout but tend to vote for Democrats when they do show up to the polls.
  • Among voters under 25, women turned out over men (33% to 27%), with increases in both groups, but more so young women over young men (up 16 percentage points versus 13).
  • White voters turned out in higher numbers than black, Asian or Hispanic voters, which is a consistent trend in midterm elections.
  • In 2018, those with high school degrees or less barely supported Republican candidates (51%) over Democrats, according to CNN's exit polling.

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Sotomayor takes liberal lead in challenging admin on census

  • Tuesday's arguments overall suggested the five-justice conservative majority would uphold the Trump administration decision to add the citizenship question, over the dissent of the four liberals, including Sotomayor.
  • Census Bureau officials have predicted a citizenship question would lead to an undercount of Hispanic and noncitizen households, which New York and other state challengers say would translate into less federal funding and political power for mainly Democratic locales.
  • Near the end of Tuesday's arguments on the census, after lawyers for the challengers had urged the court to rule in a way that would ensure as full a count as possible, Francisco returned to the lectern and warned the justices that rejecting the citizenship question could lead to more complaints about the census form.

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