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    Drinking two sweetened drinks per day? You could be doubling your risk of diabetes

    ¬†(CNN) –¬†Drinking two or more sweetened drinks per day could greatly increase your risk of diabetes, according to new research. In fact, it could double it. In the study, two or more 200-milliliter servings of sweetened drinks, consumed daily, were found to double the risk of developing the condition. Given that standard 12-ounce drinks cans are more than 300-milliliters, this means just 1 and a half of these drinks per day could double your risk. But more importantly, the level […]

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    The dos and don’ts of posting your kid online

    (CNN) — Yes, “sharenting” is a thing, and many parents do it. It occurs when parents share details about their children’s lives online, and there are some benefits to “sharenting.” Some say they discuss parenting on social media to feel less alone and others post about their family to stay connected with their loved ones. However, there are potential harms that come with “sharenting” too, that many parents might not recognize, according to new research. In a presentation about child […]

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    Fugitive police chief in Mexico arrested in case of 43 missing students

    (CNN) — One of the “probable masterminds” of the disappearance of 43 Mexican students was arrested Friday morning after being on the lam for more than two years, according to Mexican officials. The announcement was made by Mexico’s National Security Commission via Twitter. “(We) have executed the arrest warrant against Felipe Flores, former Iguala police chief,” the commission tweeted. The attorney general offered a reward of up to $2.5 million pesos (about $134,392 dollars) last year for any information that […]

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    Wonder Woman named UN ambassador in controversial move

    (CNN) — Apparently, it takes a superhero to advocate for the rights of women. At least that’s the message some people received when earlier Friday the United Nations appointed Wonder Woman as Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. The decision comes as part of a campaign to raise awareness on Sustainable Development Goal 5, achieving gender equality and empowerment for all women and girls. Goal 5 is one of 17 goals set by the UN in 2015 […]

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    Since Baton Rouge shooting, comatose officer’s family waits, hopes

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (CNN) — Nick Tullier’s mother leans over her son lying in a hospital bed and whispers, “I know you can hear me.” Her finger caresses his forearm and she whispers again, “I know you can hear me.” Since July 17, the family of East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Tullier has stood vigil by their son, waiting for him to emerge from a coma. It’s been more than 90 days since Tullier answered the call to take […]

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    One game? NFL ban for alleged violence on wife draws renewed rage

    (CNN) — When New York Giants kicker Josh Brown’s one-game suspension for an alleged domestic violence incident was announced two months ago, it drew sharp criticism. And after police in Washington state released documents Thursday in which Brown purportedly admitted to abusing his wife in years past, people are even more upset with the National Football League. After all, this is a league that gave a player a four-game suspension for what he knew about a scheme to deflate game […]

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    Federal judge orders ex-NSA contractor held

    (CNN) — A federal judge in Baltimore on Friday ordered the detention of Harold Martin III, the former government contractor accused of stealing a vast amount of sensitive intelligence information. After hearing arguments for over an hour, US District Magistrate Judge A. David Copperthite agreed with the government that Martin poses a serious “risk of flight” and said he felt compelled to enter the detention order given Martin’s history, conduct and the “nature of the offense charged.” Martin — a […]

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    Popular websites like Twitter, Netflix hit Friday in apparent massive cyber attack

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A number of popular websites like Twitter and Netflix went down for some users on Friday in what appears to be a massive cyber attack. Affected sites included Twitter, Etsy, Github, Vox, Spotify, Airbnb, Netflix and Reddit. Dyn, which manages website domains and routes internet traffic, experienced two distributed denial of service attacks on its DNS servers. A DDoS attack is an attempt to flood a website with so much traffic that it impairs normal service. […]

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    Students are graduating with $30,000 in loans

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — College grads left school with more debt in 2015 than they ever have before. The average undergraduate student borrower is facing $30,100 in loans, up 4% compared to the year before, according to a report from The Institute of College Access and Success released Tuesday. That means they’ll be paying about $300 a month over 10 years. The report might underestimate the average debt. It excludes students who went to for-profit colleges, because so few of […]

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    Good grief! MetLife is dumping Snoopy

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — You blockhead! MetLife will no longer be using Snoopy, Charlie Brown or any other members of the Peanuts gang in its ad campaigns. The insurance giant said Thursday it was ditching the beloved Charles Schulz characters in favor of a new image that the company claims will reflect “a clean, modern aesthetic.” So instead of a giant blimp featuring Snoopy in his World War I pilot gear, MetLife said that it will have an M in […]

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    Nintendo Switch console looks like the future of gaming

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Nintendo has revealed a unique new gaming console called Switch — one part mobile, one part home console. Nintendo posted a three-minute trailer of its hybrid system on Thursday. In the trailer, gamers insert a slim tablet into a handheld device that has controllers on each side. It looks like a modern-day Sega Game Gear. Users can then pop the tablet out of the Switch Console and plug it into a “Switch Dock” base station for […]

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    UN human rights chief warns of war crimes in Aleppo

    (CNN) — The top UN human rights official called the siege and bombardment of eastern Aleppo “crimes of historic proportions” on Friday, and accused all parties of violating international humanitarian law in Syria. In a video speech to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein said armed opposition groups continue to fire mortars into civilian neighborhoods of western Aleppo, but “indiscriminate airstrikes across the eastern part of the city by government forces and their allies are […]