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    SCOTUS rules on Fair Housing Act, disparate impact

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Supreme Court has affirmed one of the key intents of a federal law passed in 1968 to combat housing discrimination. The court’s decision Thursday morning holds that the law allows not only claims for intentional discrimination but also claims that cover practices have a discriminatory effect — even if they were not motivated by an intent to discriminate. Civil rights groups were nervously anticipating what might be called “the sleeper case” of the term. The case […]

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    Wish-Bone Ranch Salad Dressing Recalls Thousands of Bottles

      (CNN) — The makers of Wish-Bone Ranch Salad dressing are recalling thousands of bottles of the popular product because they contain blue cheese dressing instead. Because blue cheese dressing contains eggs, those accidentally-filled products could be dangerous for anyone with an egg allergy. New Jersey-based Pinnacle Foods Group said blue cheese dressing was accidentally filled into 8,678 cases of 24-ounce bottles labeled as Wish-Bone Ranch Salad Dressing. “Those people who have allergies or severe sensitivity to eggs run the […]

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    Karachi heat wave: Unforgiving heat claims more lives

    KARACHI, Pakistan (CNN) — The unforgiving heat has spared no one. The very young, the very old and those in the prime of their lives. Corpses covered in flies lie outside city morgues. Inside, bodies up on bodies are piled high. Hospitals are overwhelmed, relying on volunteers and donors for ice, water and even spare beds. By Thursday, the death toll from the oppressive heat wave in Sindh province topped 1,000, officials told CNN. But even without the numbers, the […]

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    Banned by Amazon: The company’s list of 32 restricted categories

    NEW YORK — It seems like you can buy anything on Amazon. But there are actually a large number of products that the company doesn’t allow in its online store. Amazon has a list of 32 banned or restricted categories of merchandise, each with its own laundry list of specific items that can’t be sold. Many of the products that Amazon bans are illegal in many or all states. Think gun silencers, drugs and stolen goods. Others pose safety concerns, […]

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    Instagram gets into real-time news

    SAN FRANCISCO (CNNMoney) — In April, amateur photographer Devin Allen started sharing his striking black and white photos of Baltimore protests on Instagram. One photo made the cover of Time Magazine, another was shared by Rihanna. But many of Instagram’s 300 million users had no idea something remarkable was happening outside the bubble of their news feeds. On Tuesday, Instagram overhauled its neglected Explore tab and updated its search feature to highlight real-time events. The new Explore screen shows a […]

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    Walmart, Amazon, eBay among businesses to ban sale of Confederate flag merchandise

    (CNN) — It happened in a matter of days. In South Carolina, the governor called for the Confederate flag to stop flying over the capitol. The governors of Virginia and North Carolina quickly declared that they would remove the flag from state license plates. Meanwhile, several of the country’s top retailers — from Walmart to eBay and Amazon — announced in quick succession that they would stop selling Confederate flag merchandise. Not for the first time this year, the concerns […]

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    ‘Eight is Enough’ star, Dick Van Patten dies at 86

    (CNN) — Dick Van Patten, the actor perhaps best known for his starring role as the father on the 1970s series “Eight Is Enough,” has died. He was 86. Budd Burton Moss, Van Patten’s longtime agent, confirmed his death. “He had been ill for a long time,” Moss said. The actor died Tuesday morning at a Santa Monica, California, hospital, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Van Patten, a former child actor, was a familiar face on movie and TV screens […]

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    Peanut allergy drug slated for 2018

    LONDON (CNNMoney) — Peanut allergies are a serious and growing health problem in the Western world, affecting millions of kids and their families. But a fix could be on the way. A small French biopharmaceutical company has developed a new product — similar to a Nicotine patch — to help allergy sufferers significantly increase their peanut tolerance. If all goes according to plan, DBV Technologies will begin selling its product to Americans in the first six months of 2018. The […]

  • Rosetta's lander Philae has returned the first panoramic image from the surface of a comet. The view, unprocessed, as it has been captured by the CIVA-P imaging system, shows a 360º view around the point of final touchdown. The three feet of Philae's landing gear can be seen in some of the frames. Superimposed on top of the image is a sketch of the Philae lander in the configuration the lander team currently believe it is in.

    Space agency extends mission of comet-orbiting spacecraft Rosetta

    (CNN) — More than a decade after it first launched, the comet-orbiting spacecraft Rosetta — already seen as one of the great successes of space exploration — will be given an extra lease on life. Rather than coming to a close in December as planned, its mission will be extended until the end of September 2016, the European Space Agency said in a statement Tuesday. At that point, the spacecraft will most likely be landed on the surface of Comet […]

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    UPDATE: US Senate votes to advance trade bill

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The President’s trade agenda scored a major victory Tuesday when the Senate voted to advance a bill to allow “fast-track” approval of large international trade bills. The outcome of this key procedural vote had been in doubt as a group of 14 pro-trade Democrats weighed whether to continue their support of the bill out of concern that a related workers’ assistance package might not pass both chambers. But after repeated assurances by GOP congressional leaders that workers’ […]

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    “Deflate-gate” hearing begins in New York

    (CNN) — A hearing on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension in the “Deflate” case began Tuesday in New York. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is presiding over the hearing despite a request from the NFL Players Association that he recuse himself. Brady received a four-game suspension after an independent report for the NFL, prepared by New York attorney Ted Wells, determined it was “more probable than not” that the football star was involved in a […]

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    Charging your phone could soon be a thing of the past

    NEW YORK — Imagine never again having that frantic feeling that your smartphone battery is about to die. Amazingly, charging your phone may soon be a thing of the past: Technology companies are developing a way for your gadgets to power up while they’re sitting in your pocket. By converting radio waves into battery-replenishing power, smartphones equipped with special receivers can literally pull energy right out of the air. It’s not far-off in the future stuff — the technology is […]

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