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  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald downplayed Monday the time it takes for veterans to receive medical treatment by comparing the "experience" of waiting for health care to Disnelyland guests waiting for a ride.

    Senator calls on VA secretary to resign over Disneyland comparison

      (CNN) — A senior Republican senator called on Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald to resign Tuesday after he inflamed the veterans’ community by comparing the time it takes to receive medical care to long lines at Disneyland. The demand by Roy Blunt of Missouri, a member of the Senate Republican leadership, is the first by a lawmaker and comes just about 24 hours after McDonald made his remark to a group of reporters Monday. “When you go to Disney, […]

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    It’s OK to let your baby cry himself to sleep, study finds

    (CNN) — Many new parents long for a full night of glorious, uninterrupted sleep yet shudder at the thought of letting their baby “cry it out,” the sleep training method in which parents allow babies to cry themselves to sleep. But a new study adds support to the idea that the method is effective and does not cause stress or lasting emotional problems for babies. Researchers in Australia worked with 43 sets of parents who had babies between 6 and […]

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    Preliminary hearing in Bill Cosby case to begin Tuesday

    (CNN) — The first criminal case against Bill Cosby is set to begin. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday morning in the case against the comedian, who faces felony indecent assault charges from a 2004 case involving Andrea Constand, an employee at his alma mater, Temple University. What’s expected to happen today? The hearing is set to start at 9:30 a.m. ET. It’s not clear whether Constand will attend the hearing but per Pennsylvania law, Cosby is required to […]

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    Arkansas Governor’s son arrested at Alabama music festival; accused of carrying ‘Molly’

    GULF SHORES, Ala.- The son of Arkansas’ Governor is out on bail after being arrested on felony drug charges over the weekend. More than 40 thousand people were in Gulf Shores, Alabama for the “Hang Out” festival. Security officers there said it looked like 40-year-old Asa Hutchinson the third was trying to hide something near his waist while in line. Deputies say they found capsules of “Ecstasy” and “Molly.” One local media outlet reported Governor Hitchinson responded to the arrest, […]

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    Baltimore judge: Officer not guilty in Freddie Gray’s death

    BALTIMORE – Baltimore police Officer Edward Nero has been found not guilty of all charges for his part in the events leading to the death of Freddie Gray. Judge Barry Williams announced his decision Monday after a bench trial. Nero was charged with second-degree intentional assault, two counts of misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. This is the first verdict in the Gray case.  The case against William Porter, the first officer to go on trial, ended in a mistrial in […]

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    Have a LinkedIn account? You need to change your password NOW

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — LinkedIn was hacked four years ago, and what initially seemed to be a theft of 6.5 million passwords has actually turned out to be a breach of 117 million passwords. On Wednesday, the professional social network company acknowledged that a massive batch of login credentials is being sold on the black market by hackers. The worst part about it is that, because people tend to reuse their passwords, hackers are more likely to gain access to […]

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    ‘Beauty and the Beast’ trailer teases Emma Watson as Belle

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A tale as old as time is getting a retelling. Disney released the first look at its live action “Beauty and the Beast” on Monday morning. The brief minute and a half long teaser showed off the new look of the film’s Gothic castle as well the first glimpse of Emma Watson as Disney princess, Belle. The former “Harry Potter” actress appears in the final moments of the trailer as she reaches out to the Beast’s […]

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    Vet intern solves mystery, saves paralyzed dog’s life moments before he was to be euthanized

    Portland, Oregon — It was a close call for one dog in Oregon, whose owners thought they had to euthanize him until an attentive intern spotted something very small that saved his life. KPTV reports that the Fate family took their beloved dog, Ollie, to the veterinarian when he suddenly became paralyzed. After a thorough check and no answers, the family had to make a tough decision. “They finally decided they had reached their limit, and it was time to help […]

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    President Obama lifts U.S. arms ban on Vietnam

    HANOI, Vietnam (CNN) — President Obama has announced that the United States is fully lifting the ban on the sale of military equipment to Vietnam, which has been in place for decades. In a joint news conference with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, Obama said that the removal of the ban on lethal weapons was part of a deeper defense co-operation with the country and dismissed suggestions it was aimed at countering China’s growing strength in the region. Instead, it […]

  • KARO, NORTH SUMATRA, INDONESIA - JUNE 18: Hot lava runs down Mount Sinabung, seen from Sukanalu village on June 18, 2015 in Karo district, North Sumatra, Indonesia. According to The National Disaster Mitigation Agency, more than 10,000 villagers have fled their homes since the authorities raised the alert status of Mount Sinabung erupting to the highest level. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

    At least seven dead following volcano eruption in Indonesia

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) — At least seven people have died and two more are critically injured after Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupted on Saturday, the country’s National Disaster Management Agency reported. The seven victims were in Gembar village in the western province of North Sumatra when the eruption occurred at 4:48 p.m. local time (9:48 a.m. GMT). Search teams comprised of police, military, Indonesian Red Cross and volunteers continue to search for other victims. Gembar village, along with three other villages, […]

  • Tornado damage in Joplin, Missouri.

    Joplin, Missouri, tornado: 5 years later

    (CNN) — Five years ago, a tornado ripped through the Missouri city of Joplin, tearing apart buildings and neighborhoods, and killing about 160 people. As it marks the fifth anniversary Sunday, Joplin has worked to rebuild, both its spirits and buildings. Here are five things to know about the deadly storm — facts and memories of that day: It was the deadliest in the U.S. in decades The Joplin tornado was the deadliest in the United States since 1950 — […]

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    U.S. officials: Taliban leader Mullah Mansour likely killed in airstrike

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was likely killed in an airstrike in Pakistan on Saturday, two U.S. officials told CNN. One of the officials said the strike occurred around 6 a.m. ET Saturday morning in a remote area of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, southwest of the town of Ahmad Wal. “Mansour played a key leadership role in not only orchestrating the Taliban but orchestrating a variety of other organizations to include the Haqqani network and Al-Qaeda who […]


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