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    Suicide bomb hits Ansbach, Germany in latest violent attack

      ANSBACH, Germany (CNN) — A Syrian asylum seeker exploded a suicide bomb outside a music festival in southern Germany Sunday night, in the latest violent attack to rattle the country in the past week. Twelve people were injured by the blast in the city of Ansbach, three of them seriously, Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said at a news conference Monday. The bomber, a 27-year-old Syrian national who was known to police, was killed, Hermann said. The attack took […]

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    Viewers guide to the Democratic convention

    PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — Democrats kick off their convention Monday under the cloud of party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s resignation and Donald Trump’s 6 point bounce coming out of last week’s GOP convention. The big question as the convention gavels in at 4 p.m. ET: Will Wasserman Schultz address her fellow Democrats? And if so, will she be booed, even if she’s only present for a brief three minute speech? It will be an early bit of drama ahead of a […]

  • Wonder Woman already has superhuman strength, indestructible gauntlets and a magic lasso. Now she's getting her own stamps.

    Wonder Woman gets her own stamps

    LONDON (CNNMoney) — Wonder Woman already has superhuman strength, indestructible gauntlets and a magic lasso. Now she’s getting her own stamps. The United States Postal Service is issuing a special line of stamps featuring the superhero to mark her 75th birthday this fall. The four stamps depict Wonder Woman in a series of powerful poses. She is shown wielding a huge hammer and leading the charge against injustice with her fist raised. Wonder Woman is a founding member of the […]

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    Deadly heat wave scorches central and eastern U.S.

    (CNN) — Dangerously hot temperatures will keep scorching the Northeast in the wake of a deadly wave of heat and humidity that has plagued the Midwest. Heat indexes well over 100 degrees are expected across dozens of states in the nation’s central and eastern portions, the National Weather Service forecasts. A heat index combines the effects of temperature and humidity on the human body. Temperatures also could reach the century mark Monday afternoon in New York, Philadelphia and Washington. Nearly […]

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    Body found as Sand Fire swells in California

    (CNN) — A man’s body was found in a burned-out car as a wildfire tore a path of destruction through forests and neighborhoods near Santa Clarita, California, 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles. By Saturday night the fire had swelled to 20,000 acres and hundreds of residents were being ordered to evacuate their homes, fire officials said. Towering columns of smoke could be seen from miles away, signposting the dangers of the so-called Sand Fire, named for the area’s Sand […]

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    Man with autism not sleeping, eating after North Miami shooting, family says

    (CNN) — A man with autism, who was sitting next to his unarmed caregiver when police shot the latter in Florida, is so traumatized by the incident, he’s not eating or sleeping, his family says. Arnaldo Eliud Rios Soto, 26, wandered away from his group home in North Miami last week — and became the latest image of the national debate about police shooting of unarmed men. Charles Kinsey, his behavior therapist, was trying to help him Monday when police […]

  • Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat of Florida, speaks at the DNC's Leadership Forum Issues Conference in Washington, DC, on September 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Email hack exposes bias against Sanders, DNC chair to resign

    (CNN) — Debbie Wasserman Schultz is stepping down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee at the end of the party’s convention, which is set to begin here Monday. The Florida congresswoman’s resignation — under pressure from top Democrats — comes amid hackers’ release of emails that show DNC staffers favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the party’s 2016 nominating contest. Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation in a statement Sunday afternoon, saying she remains committed to seeing Clinton elected […]

  • GIZA, EYGPT - JULY 13:  In this handout image supplied by Jean Revillard, Solar Impulse 2, the solar powered plane, piloted by Swiss pioneer Andre Borschberg is seen during the fly over the pyramids prior to landing in Cairo on 13 July, 2016 in Giza, Eygpt.  The 16th leg of the round-the-world-trip from Seville in Spain covered a disdance of 3700 kilometers and took almost 49 hours. The Solar Impulse 2 is equipped with 17,000 solar cells, has a wingspan of 72 metres, and yet weighs just over 2 tonnes. (Photo by Jean Revillard/Solar Impulse2 via Getty Images)

    Solar Impulse 2 sets off on final leg of round-the-world trip

    (CNN) — The end is in sight. Solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 took off from Cairo early Sunday on the final leg of its global tour — the first time in history an aircraft of its kind has achieved a round-the-world flight using no fuel. The plane is en route to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, where its epic journey originated over a year ago. It’s piloted by Bertrand Piccard, one of two pilots who have alternated on the […]

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    False alarm: Colorado water supply that tested positive for THC is now testing negatively

    (CNN) — A Colorado town’s marijuana-in-the-water mystery didn’t check out after all. Laboratory testing showed there is no THC — the principal psychoactive chemical in cannabis — in the town’s water supply, contrary to what field tests had shown earlier this week, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday. The announcement brought the curtain down the town’s two-day water advisory, during which its 700 residents were asked not to drink, shower with or cook with the tap water. “We are […]

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    Munich shooting: Teen had documents about going on rampage, police say

    (CNN) — The teen gunman who killed nine people in a shooting rampage in Munich on Friday was a mentally troubled individual who had extensively researched spree killings and had no apparent links to ISIS, police said. Speaking at a press conference in the southern German city Saturday, police officials said the 18-year-old lone attacker — who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound — had no political motivations, and no references to religion had been found in documents in his […]

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    DNC treatment of Sanders at issue in emails leaked to Wikileaks

    (CNN) — Nearly 20,000 emails sent and received by Democratic National Committee staff members were released Friday by Wikileaks, with one message in particular raising questions about the committee’s impartiality during the Democratic primary. The revelation threatened to shatter the uneasy peace between the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders camps and supporters days before the Democratic convention kicks off next week. The leaks, from January 2015 to May 2016, feature Democratic staffers debating everything from how to deal with challenging […]

  • Afghan security personnel arrive after a suicide attack that targeted crowds of minority Shiite Hazaras during a demonstration at the Deh Mazang Circle of Kabul on July 23, 2016.

A powerful explosion on July 23, ripped through crowds of minority Shiite Hazaras in Kabul who had gathered to protest over a power line, killing at least 20 people and leaving 160 others wounded, officials said. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the blast, but it comes in the middle of the Taliban's annual summer offensive, which the insurgents are ramping up after a brief lull during the recent holy fasting month of Ramadan. The scene of the blast was littered with charred bodies and dismembered limbs, with ambulances struggling to reach the scene as authorities had overnight blocked key intersections with stacked shipping containers to impede movement of the protesters. / AFP / WAKIL KOHSAR        (Photo credit should read WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)

    ISIS claims responsibility for explosion during peaceful protest in Afghanistan that killed at least 80; injured more than 250

    (CNN) — [Breaking news update, 11:35 a.m.] The death toll in Saturday’s bombing in Kabul has risen to 80, according to the Afghan Interior Ministry. Three suicide attackers carried out the bombing, according to an Afghan security official speaking on condition of anonymity. [Previous story, published at 11:30 a.m.] ISIS is claiming responsibility for killing dozens of people during a peaceful demonstration by a minority group in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday. “I saw tens of people laying down in blood around […]


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