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    At least 28 killed, 60 wounded in explosions at Istanbul’s airport

    At least 28 people were killed and 60 others were injured in three explosions carried out by three suicide bombers at Turkey’s Istanbul Ataturk Airport, according to Turkish state broadcaster TRT, citing Istanbul Gov. Vasip Sahin. Two explosions and gunfire rocked Istanbul Ataturk airport Tuesday, Turkey’s semi-official news agency Anadolu reported. The report referenced multiple injuries, but the exact number was not immediately clear.  The report says the explosions occurred in the international departures area of the airport. Video on […]

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    Can a baby’s motor skills predict future success?

    The moment when a baby crawls or walks for the first time is something most of us document in our family scrapbooks for sentimental reasons, but a new study suggests that the milestone could provide valuable foresight. Scientists have long known that certain motor milestones, such as crawling or walking, can help parents and clinicians track early childhood development. Now, it turns out that those milestones might be tied to a child’s future development, according to the study, which published […]

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    Benghazi report: Clinton should have realized risks

    WASHINGTON (CNN) – House Republicans capped a partisan, two-year investigation of the Benghazi terror attacks Tuesday with a report that faults the Obama administration for security lapses that led to the deaths of four Americans but contains no revelations likely to further damage Hillary Clinton. The more than 800-page report paints a picture of a perfect storm of bureaucratic inertia, rapidly worsening security in Libya and inadequate resources in the months that led up to the killings of Ambassador Chris […]

  • WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 28: Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates speaks during a press conference at the Department of Justice on June 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. Volkswagen has agreed to nearly $15 billion in a settlement over emissions cheating on its diesel vehicles. (Photo: Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

    Volkswagen agrees to pay $15 billion in settlement over emissions cheating scandal

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – Volkswagen’s deliberate cheating on emissions tests will cost it a record $14.7 billion. And that’s just the start of its problems. The settlement is only a preliminary step in the case; the automaker still faces possible criminal charges, as well as civil penalties for Clean Air Act violations. The Department of Justice is investigating possible criminal charges against both the company and individuals, said Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates. Volkswagen’s wrongdoing constituted “the most flagrant violations […]

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    Singapore Airlines plane catches fire after emergency landing

    (CNN) — A Singapore Airlines plane burst into flames Monday after an emergency landing at the city-state’s Changi Airport. Images posted to social media show flames leaping from the plane’s wing. “We were so close to death!! I am still in the plane with all passengers. But I think we are safe for now…” passenger Lee Bee Yee posted on Facebook. From her seat, Yee could see the fire from inside the plane, and the aftermath as firefighters doused it […]

  • At least seven people were taken to hospitals Sunday (June 26, 2016) after violence broke out between a white supremacist group and counter-protesters.

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    At least 10 injured, some stabbed, at white supremacy rally in California, authorities say

      (CNN) — Ten people were injured Sunday after violence broke out between a white supremacist group and counter-protesters, said authorities in Sacramento, California. Two of the injured had critical stab wounds, Sacramento Fire Department spokesman Chris Harvey said. The nine men and one woman were between 19 and 58, the fire department said in a tweet, and all had multiple stab and laceration wounds. One of the injured refused to go to the hospital, Harvey said. It was not […]

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    That sinking feeling: Beijing dropping by up to 4 inches a year, study shows

    HONG KONG (CNN) — Beijing residents have put up with choking smog, trash-filled rivers and toxic running tracks. Now they have another concern — sinking. An international study led by Beijing-based researchers has discovered that the city is dropping by as much as 11 centimeters (4 inches) in some districts per year. The thirsty city has depleted its groundwater, which the study identified as the cause of the sinking. Using satellite imagery and GPS data, the team analyzed topographical trends […]

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    Iraqi general: ‘The battle for Falluja is over’

    (CNN) — A senior Iraqi general has announced on state TV that the battle for Falluja is over as Iraqi troops retook the final ISIS holdout in the city. Lt. General Abdul Wahab al- Saadi, the commander of the liberation of Falluja operations, announced the city was liberated Sunday after recapturing the neighborhood of al-Jolan from ISIS. Standing in the al-Jolan neighborhood, he said this was the last area of Falluja that ISIS had control of. Over 1,800 ISIS militants […]

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    Self-help guru Tony Robbins’ hot coal walk injures dozens, authorities say

    (CNN) — At least 30 people were treated for minor burns after walking on hot coals during self-help guru Tony Robbins’ “Unleash the Power Within” seminar in Dallas,Texas, fire and medical officials said. According to Robbins’ website, the “fire walk” is intended to help people conquer their fears by walking across hot coals. It takes place during the “Turn Fear Into Power” portion of the event. “Walking over those hot coals is a symbolic experience that proves if you can […]

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    Hawaii enacts first state law in U.S. to place gun owners in database

    (CNN) — While the issue of gun control has made little headway in Congress, Hawaii this week enacted a series of gun laws, one of which the governor says makes it the first state to put firearm owners into a database. That database, which is called the “Rap Back” system, is operated by the FBI and would notify police when a gun owner is arrested for a crime anywhere in the United States. #hinews: Hawai‘i becomes 1st state in nation […]

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    Brexit: Do you #Regrexit? UK voters voice doubt over referendum choice

    LONDON (CNN) — From Brexit to #Regrexit — an online petition demanding a second referendum on Britain’s decision to leave the EU is nearing 1.5 million signatures. By Saturday morning, 1,489,743 people had signed the petition on the official UK Parliament website. That number takes it well over the 100,000-signature threshold needed to force a debate on the issue by members of Parliament. A rush to sign the petition caused the website to crash temporarily due to the high volume […]

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    At least 26 dead in West Virginia flooding

    (CNN) – At least 26 people have died as a result of flooding in West Virginia, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday, after another three victims were found overnight. Massive floods sent raging waters across West Virginia, killing at least 26 people and leaving hundreds stranded, officials said. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced 14 deaths at a news conference Friday afternoon. By that night, the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management had increased the death toll […]

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