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    Samsung unveils beautiful new Galaxy S6

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Samsung set out to build a better looking line of Galaxy phones this year, and it definitely achieved its goal. The South Korean electronics company unveiled the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on Sunday afternoon at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. I got a chance to preview both new models at a media event in New York earlier the week. First things first. I’m an iPhone user. I’ve been an iPhone user since Apple first […]

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    ISIS releases 19 Assyrian Christian hostages

    (CNN) — ISIS militants in northern Syria released 19 Assyrian Christian hostages Sunday, an activist group said. According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, all but one of the hostages were among the at least 220 Assyrians captured on February 23 during an attack on villages in the northern Syrian province of al-Hasakah. The Syrian Observatory had said previously that a self-proclaimed ISIS court ordered the release of 29 Assyrian Christian hostages, citing an Assyrian commander. The reasoning […]

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    Hyundai recalls 200,000 vehicles for power steering defect

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Hyundai is recalling more than 200,000 vehicles that could have a power steering defect that increases the risk of a crash, according to documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Saturday. The recall will affect Elantra sedans produced between 2008 and 2010, as well as 2009 to 2010 Elantra Touring hatchbacks. The company estimates that about 3% of those vehicles exhibit the defect. The problem is a flaw in the vehicles’ electronic power […]

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    Police: Social media stunt leads to fatal shooting in Birmingham

    (CNN) – The fatal feud started with a squabble on Facebook, devolved into a planned brawl at a park, and ended with a 14-year-old girl dead. Police in Alabama say a group of girls who quarreled on Facebook decided to take their grievances to a Birmingham park, where their fight was going to be videotaped and then posted online, CNN affiliate WBRC reported. After the melee ensued, two teenage males pulled out guns and started shooting at the girls,CNN affiliate WIAT […]

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    The House avoids a partial shutdown just hours before deadline

    Washington (CNN) – The House approved a one-week extension of funding for the Department of Homeland Security, avoiding a partial shutdown just hours before a Friday night deadline. President Barack Obama signed the bill, which funds the Department of Homeland Security until March 6. The bill does nothing to resolve the central issue that has turned the agency’s funding into a political football: immigration. Republicans will again push to tie money for DHS to legislation rolling back Obama’s immigration orders. Senate […]

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    U.S. appeals court rejects request to move Boston Marathon bombings trial

    Boston (CNN) – A U.S. appeals court has rejected another request to move the trial for the accused Boston Marathon bomber to another city. The death penalty trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been delayed by painstaking jury selection, crippling snowstorms and last-ditch appeals to move the case someplace else. Earlier this month, Judge George O’Toole, along with the prosecution and defense teams, settled on a pool of 70 jury prospects after questioning 256 people over three weeks. Before the appeals court […]

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    The social network you can…wear?

    (CNN) — Once was a time when finding out if you were compatible with someone involved a complex social interplay of body language, conversational nuance and good food and wine. Tomorrow it could simply be a matter of reading someone else’s T-shirt. A joint venture between design teams at MIT’s Tangible Media Group and the Fluid Interface Group have incorporated the social network into a garment which signals to other wearers your interests, associations and even if people are compatible […]

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    Crews work all night to save 19 manatees stuck in storm drain

    SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. (CNN) – Crews in Florida worked all night to save 19 manatees stuck in a storm drain.  Crews cut open the pipes, then used machinery to lift the giant sea mammals out one by one. Wildlife officials believe the animals swam into the canals looking for warmer water. Local police and fire officials worked with experts from Sea World and Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Commission to free the manatees. Some of the animals had scrapes, but it […]

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    Study: Eating peanuts as a baby can cut risk of developing the allergy

    By Naomi Ng, for CNN (CNN) — Parents who have children with food allergies know all too well about the headaches in keeping their lives “nut-free.”  But a new study suggests that peanut allergy can be prevented at a young age by embracing peanuts, not avoiding them. Eating peanut products as a baby significantly reduces the risk of developing the allergy by 80% in high-risk infants, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests. Peanuts are one of […]

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    The video that explains why moms get nothing done

    TAMPA, Fla. — Ever feel like that laundry pile never gets smaller or the kitchen never stays clean, especially when children are around? Florida mother Esther Anderson knows the feeling well thanks to 15-month-old Ellia. Whenever she turns her back on a neatly folded stack of clothing or a dust pile it’s only a matter of seconds before Ellia steps in, sending her mother back to square one. Rather than despair, Anderson decided to make light of those moments by […]

  • Snow White, Cinderella and Belle help make dreams come true for princesses of all ages at the Magic Kingdom theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Guests can meet their favorite Disney Princesses all over Walt Disney World Resort property, including Disney theme parks, resorts and special character dining experiences.

    Disney raises theme park ticket prices, again

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- You've got to pay more to play in the Magic Kingdom, because Walt Disney just raised its ticket prices again, breaking the $100 mark. A one-day ticket to the Walt Disney World Resort's flagship theme park, the Magic Kingdom, now costs $105, up from $99. Prices had been jacked up by $4 just last year.

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    Target cuts free shipping minimum to $25

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Target on Monday lowered the threshold for free shipping on online orders to $25, making it among the most competitive among major retailers. Its previous free-shipping minimum was $50, which placed it in the higher end of the spectrum.

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