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    France becomes first country to ban plastic cups and plates

    (CNN) — France has become the first country in the world to ban disposable plastic cups and plates. A new French law will require all disposable tableware to be made from 50% biologically-sourced materials that can be composted at home by January of 2020. That number will rise to 60% by January of 2025. The measure is an addition to France’s “Energy Transition for Green Growth Act,” a wide-reaching law adopted last year with the aim of mitigating the impact […]

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    Donald Trump Jr. compares Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump Jr., Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s son, tweeted a graphic on Tuesday that likened Syrian refugees to Skittles, which was swiftly met with criticism. “This image says it all. Let’s end the politically correct agenda that doesn’t put America first. #trump2016,” he tweeted, with a graphic that said: “If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem.” This image […]

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    George H.W. Bush will vote for Hillary, former official says

    WASHINGTON — A daughter of Robert Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, said in a Facebook post that former Republican President George H.W. Bush told her he’s voting for — wait for it — Hillary Clinton. Townsend, a Democrat who served as Maryland lieutenant governor for eight years and goes by Hartington online, posted a photo with the former president to Facebook: “The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!” wrote Kennedy Townsend, a niece of President John F. Kennedy. Jim McGrath, […]

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    Experts: You may want to think twice before sharing drug overdose photos

    (CNN) — It was a well-intentioned attempt to show the disturbing effects of drug addiction, a common strategy among law enforcement agencies. Officials in East Liverpool, Ohio, released photos of a man and woman slumped over in the driver and passenger seats of a car, pale and unconscious from a heroin overdose. The woman’s grandson sits in the back seat, face visible for the world to see. The images spread through the Internet, inspiring a Wisconsin woman to share a […]

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    LIVE BLOG: NY, NJ bombing suspect wounded, arrested after shootout; 2 officers hit, officials say

    NEW YORK (CNN) — Two officers were hit in the shootout with Ahmad Khan Rahami in Linden, New Jersey, the mayor of the nearby city of Elizabeth said. One officer’s vest was struck, and the other was shot in the hand. Rahami, the man suspected in New York and New Jersey is now in custody. He was taken to an ambulance in a stretcher with his right shoulder bloodied and bandaged. Rahami is also believed to be connected to the pipe […]

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    Ahmad Khan Rahami, wanted in connection with NY, NJ bombings, arrested after shootout with police

    LINDEN, N.J. — Ahmad Khan Rahami, wanted in connection to explosions in Chelsea and New Jersey, is in custody following a shootout with police that ended with two officers being injured, a top law enforcement official said. Rahami’s was detained follows a shootout that resulted in two officers being injured in Linden, N.J., the local mayor confirmed shortly after 11 a.m. The NYPD later confirmed his arrest. Images of the scene showed Rahami on the ground and apparently injured. In […]

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    What to do with a wet iPhone 7

    SAN FRANCISCO (CNNMoney) — Just because you can drop the new iPhones in a fish tank to record a video of Goldie doesn’t mean you should. Apple’s newest smartphones — the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus — are water resistant, which means they’re designed to withstand a bit of wetness but aren’t meant for underwater use. They can handle being submerged under a meter of water for up to 30 minutes, but it’s not officially recommended. However, if you do […]

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    Obama: Would be ‘personal insult’ to legacy if black voters don’t back Clinton

    (CNN) – President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned plea to the African-American community Saturday night to help stop Donald Trump, saying he would consider it a “personal insult” to his legacy if black voters didn’t turn out for Hillary Clinton. Addressing the Congressional Black Caucus gala for the last time as president, Obama warned that while his name would not be on the ballot in November, all of the progress that the country has made over the last eight years […]

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    Paralympics: Iranian Para-cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad dies after crash

    (CNN) — An Iranian Para-cyclist has died following a crash in the men’s road race Saturday. Bahman Golbarnezhad crashed on the downhill slope of the C4-5 classification road race. “The athlete received treatment at the scene and was in the process of being taken to the athlete hospital when he suffered a cardiac arrest,” said the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). “The ambulance then diverted to the nearby Unimed Rio Hospital in Barra where he passed away soon after arrival.” Forty-eight-year-old […]

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    Tiziana Cantone’s family calls for justice after suicide over sex tape

    (CNN) — The family of Tiziana Cantone, an Italian woman who committed suicide after sexually explicit videos of her went viral on the Internet, has urged the Italian authorities “to act so that her death was not in vain.” The 31-year-old was found hanged Tuesday at her aunt’s home in Mugnano, near Naples, in the south of the country, according to media reports. Four people are under investigation by criminal prosecutors over alleged defamation of the woman, Italian state media […]

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    4 dead after football team bus crashes in North Carolina

    (CNN) — Four people were killed and dozens injured Saturday when a charter bus carrying a South Carolina private school’s football team crashed in North Carolina, CNN affiliate WTVD reported. The team was traveling from Rock Hill, South Carolina, to play the University of God’s Chosen in Fayetteville, North Carolina, when it hit an overpass bridge on the Highway 74 bypass near the city of Hamlet, the North Carolina Highway Patrol said. A preliminary investigation shows the front left tire […]

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    Minnesota mall attack: Man shot dead after stabbing 8 people

    (CNN) — A man wearing a private security company uniform stabbed eight people at a Minnesota mall before an off-duty police officer shot him dead, authorities said. Seven of the wounded were treated and released, while one victim remains hospitalized. None of their injuries are life-threatening, St. Cloud Police chief William B. Anderson said. Witnesses said the man entered Crossroads Mall on Saturday night, made a reference to Allah and asked at least one person if they were Muslims before […]