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    Car bombing blamed for at least 60 deaths in Syria

    (CNN) — A car bomb in a northwestern Syrian town killed as many as 60 people and wounded dozens more, activists said Friday. The attack killed between 53 and 60 people in Sousian village, according to activist groups Aleppo Media Center and UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Turkey’s state media also reported the attack. The groups said ISIS militants are believed to be behind the attack.

  • Little Tikes is voluntarily recalling 540,000 toddler swings after 140 reports of the swing breaking, posing a fall hazard. There have been 39 reports of injuries, including two children with broken arms.

    Little Tikes recalls 540,000 swings after injuries

    (CNN) — Little Tikes is voluntarily recalling 540,000 toddler swings after 140 reports of the swing breaking, posing a fall hazard. There have been 39 reports of injuries, including two children with broken arms. On Thursday, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure pink toddler swings. The recall includes swings manufactured in the United States from November 2009 through May 2014 with model number 615573 molded on the back of the […]

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    Trump administration hints at ‘greater enforcement’ of marijuana laws

    WASHINGTON – The White House said Thursday it expects law enforcement agents to enforce federal marijuana laws when they come into conflict with states where recreational use of the drug is permitted. “I do believe you will see greater enforcement of it,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said regarding federal drug laws, which still list marijuana as an illegal substance. That’s a reversal from the Obama administration’s stance, which laid out in an official memo that the federal government […]

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    Move over, Amazon: Here comes Walmart

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Walmart’s online sales grew at a faster pace in the fourth quarter than Amazon’s. Yes, you read that correctly. Walmart reported its latest results Tuesday: Earnings topped forecasts, while overall sales missed estimates slightly. The surprising news was that Walmart’s e-commerce revenue in the United States rose 29% from a year ago. That compares with a 22% increase in total sales at Amazon. Walmart didn’t say how much money it generated from its digital business. And […]

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    Long-term stress might make you fat, study says

    (CNN) — Could constant stress be making you fat? To find out, English researchers compared stress levels and body weight of more than 2,500 men and women over age 54 who participated in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. The study, published Thursday in the journal Obesity, looked at the levels of a stress hormone called cortisol in locks of hair gathered from participants. “We found levels of cortisol in the hair to be positively and significantly correlated to larger […]

  • A flurry of policies affecting transgender people has swept the country in recent weeks, leading to widespread protests, economic losses and a growing debate about equality and privacy.

    Trump administration withdraws Obama-era transgender bathroom guidance

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Trump administration on Wednesday night withdrew Obama-era guidance on transgender bathroom use in public schools. The announcement is a significant victory for opponents of the Obama administration’s guidelines who believe the federal government should never have gotten involved in the issue. Civil rights groups, meanwhile, decried the move as an attack on transgender children that denies them equal rights. Last May, the departments of Education and Justice issued joint guidance directing schools to let transgender students […]

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    David Cassidy is battling dementia

    (CNN) — David Cassidy, the 66-year-old singer and actor, says he is battling dementia. The former teenage heartthrob told People magazine that dementia runs in his family, affecting both his grandfather and his mother. “I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming,” he said to People, regarding the disease. Cassidy said he would step back from touring. “I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I’ve been without any […]

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    Milo Yiannopoulos resigns as editor at Breitbart

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Milo Yiannopoulos finally went too far. The professional provocateur has resigned as an editor at Breitbart News amid a firestorm over unearthed comments in which he seemed to endorse sex between “younger boys and older men.” Yiannopoulos released a statement on Tuesday afternoon, minutes before he was scheduled to give a press conference in Manhattan. “It would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues’ important reporting, so today I […]

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    Teen inspires first transgender doll

    (CNN) — Like any other girl, 16-y old Jazz Jennings always loved dolls and dresses. But Jazz wasn’t a normal girl – she was born a boy. She is one of the youngest people to be documented as transgender, and it has garnered her a following. The latest installment of this appreciative fandom is a doll version of the teen. The Tonner Doll Company, which specializes in adult collectibles and high fashion dolls, is releasing a Jazz Jennings doll that […]

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    Got an old car? Sell it now

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — If your car is getting old — I mean more than eight years old — now is a good time to unload it. While there are plenty of relatively new pre-owned cars on the market, auto dealers and their less well-heeled customers are having a hard time finding more affordable used cars. So prices that dealers are willing to pay for older cars and SUVs are rising. The reasons are two-fold. For one thing, people are […]

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    Whopper of a deal: Burger King owner buys Popeyes

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Mardi Gras is still a week away, but it looks like the Burger King is ready to take a stroll down Bourbon Street. Restaurant Brands, the parent of Burger King and the Tim Hortons doughnut and coffee chain, announced Tuesday that it is buying Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, the company famous for its Cajun cuisine, for $1.8 billion. The deal values Popeyes at $79 a share, nearly 20% higher than where the stock closed Friday. Shares of […]

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    White House, DHS issue tough new immigration guidelines

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Department of Homeland Security Tuesday officially laid out the Trump administration’s plans for aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, including a potentially massive expansion of the number of people detained and deported. The department released guidance memos signed by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly issued to heads of key agencies, which describe how the government plans to implement two executive orders President Donald Trump signed last month on border security and interior enforcement. The memos, which were […]