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    Man charged with Capital Murder in fatal stabbing of 2 nuns in Mississippi

    (CNN) — A man has been arrested in the stabbing deaths of two nuns whose bodies were found in their home in rural Mississippi, authorities said. Margaret Held and Paula Merrill, both nurse practitioners, failed to show up for work Thursday at a clinic in Lexington, where they served one of the state’s poorest counties. Authorities believe the killer took the victims’ car, a blue Toyota Corolla, which was later found on an abandoned road less than a mile from […]

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    New malware means you need to update your iPhone

    SAN FRANCISCO — One of the most significant iPhone hacks to date was outed with a simple text message. Security researchers on Thursday announced they had discovered a new piece of iPhone malware that allowed attackers to see virtually everything on your iPhone. They traced the previously unknown spyware back to an Israeli-based company called the NSO Group. NSO openly sells software that it says can track a person’s mobile phone — and many of its clients are governments. At […]

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    Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets

    (CNN) — The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country. Carfentanil is the most potent opioid used commercially, 10,000 times stronger than morphine. It is a version or analogue of fentanyl, the painkiller that most recently made headlines with its role in the death of pop star Prince. Carfentanil can slow breathing significantly. It’s not approved for human use but is used commercially to sedate large animals, […]

  • ARQUATA DEL TRONTO, ITALY - AUGUST 24:  Rescuers clear debris while searching for victims in damaged buildings on August 24, 2016 in Arquata del Tronto, Italy. Central Italy was struck by a powerful, 6.2-magnitude earthquake in the early hours, which has killed at least thirteen people and devastated dozens of mountain villages. Numerous buildings have collapsed in communities close to the epicenter of the quake near the town of Norcia in the region of Umbria, witnesses have told Italian media, with an increase in the death toll highly likely  (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

    Italy earthquake leaves at least 130 dead

    SALETTA, Italy (CNN) — In the Italian village of Saletta, a tiny settlement of about 20 people, residents used their bare hands to ferret through the rubble of a two-story home in a desperate search for neighbors. They called out names as they dug through the remains of a bedroom. Rescue dogs sniffed and clawed through the debris, with no signs of life. The scene played out over and over after a strong, shallow earthquake devastated towns in central Italy […]

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    Attack underway at American University in Afghan capital

    (CNN) — At least five people were taken to Emergency Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, after an attack Wednesday night on the American University campus there, the hospital said in a tweet. Eyewitnesses said they heard gunshots and a blast, while Tarek Mahjari, a reporter for TOLOnews, told his employer in a phone interview that fires are burning on the campus. Ambulances, security forces and search and rescue teams were en route to the university. A crisis response unit entered the […]

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    ‘Bagpipe lung’ fungi kills piper, doctors say

    (CNN) — Whether playing a wind instrument is your hobby or your job, you may want to watch out for “bagpipe lung.” The term, dubbed in a case study published Monday in the journal Thorax, refers to cases when molds and fungi lurking inside bagpipes potentially trigger the development of hypersensitivity pneumonitis, which is similar to pneumonia. Doctors at the University Hospital of South Manchester looked at the case of a man who died of hypersensitivity pneumonitis, a condition triggered […]

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    No more than 6 teaspoons of sugar a day for kids, new recommendation

    (CNN) — Mary Poppins may need to find a new tactic to make the medicine go down. Children, ages 2 to 18, should consume no more than about six teaspoons of added sugars in their daily diets, according to new recommendations from the American Heart Association. Researchers called limiting a child’s added sugar consumption to six teaspoons — equivalent to about 100 calories or 25 grams — “an important public health target” in a paper published in the journal Circulation […]

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    Facebook’s new Lifestage app for teens is another Snapchat clone

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Facebook is once again shamelessly going after teens. The company recently launched yet another app targeted toward the demographic called Lifestage. The video-only social network, which is now available for download only via the Apple App Store, looks and works a lot like Snapchat. Want to share a video of your meal? Lifestage encourages you to take a video of it and slap a picture frame-like design on top. You can also take videos that fall […]

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    Turkish wedding suicide bomber was 12-14 years old, Erdogan says

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey (CNN) — The suicide bomber who killed 51 people at a wedding party in southern Turkey was between 12 and 14 years old, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday, according to state-run news agency Andadolu. Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, the Turkish President said that early indications suggested the terror group ISIS was behind Saturday night’s devastating suicide bomb attack on an outdoor wedding celebration in Gaziantep, near the Syrian border. “The initial findings of the governor […]

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    Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

    (CNN) — Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort has resigned from his position on the campaign, the Republican presidential nominee said in a statement Friday. “This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign,” Trump said. “I am very appreciative for his great work in helping to get us where we are today, and in particular his work guiding us through the delegate and convention process. Paul is a true professional and I wish him the […]

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    Valuable cars set world records at Sotheby’s auction house

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Two world records were set Friday night for the most expensive British- and American-made cars ever sold at auction. Unnamed buyers plunked down $21.8 million and $13.8 million for the cars — a Jaguar D-Type race car and the first Shelby Cobra ever made. The cars were sold at an RM Sotheby’s auction event in Monterey, California. Both prices include auction fees. The Shelby Cobra that sold was the original car that inspired an iconic line […]

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    Alice Cooper (jokingly) runs for president: ‘I can do nothing as well as they can do nothing’

    NEW YORK (CNN) — Alice Cooper has been running for president as a joke since 1972 and the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer is now bringing a dose of satire to the 2016 election. Cooper told CNN that this year his campaign slogan is “I can do nothing as well as they can do nothing,” his running mate is Tom Hanks (without Hanks’ knowledge) and his platform is nonexistent. “I think the idea that I honestly have no platform […]

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