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    Viral Sensation: 98 cubes of raw food

    (CNN) – It’s like something from a sushi chef’s dream: 98 painstakingly sliced cubes of raw food, arranged with striking symmetry against a neutral gray backdrop. At a casual glance, they look like colorful toy blocks. But look closer, and you’ll recognize a grapefruit, an onion, a kiwi and a piece of tuna, among other bite-size morsels. The eye-catching photo, an Internet sensation this week, was conceived by artists Lernert Engelberts and Sander Plug, who were commissioned to make a food-themed […]

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    “Let Them Be”: Children expressing their carefree silly selves

    (CNN) – Jennifer Blakeley knows a thing or two about celebrity. The photographer’s clients include Vince Vaughn, Megan Fox, Donald Trump Jr., Simon Helberg and Ian Ziering — and their babies. Yet this mother of two worries about parents raising their children in an age of social media. Under the microscope of Facebook, Instagram and the ever-recording smartphone, parents feel pressure to raise the perfect child, brag about their children’s accomplishments and read up on every single way they could shape […]

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    Janet Jackson announces world tour and new album

    (CNN) – Janet Jackson took to Twitter to answer any fans who might be asking, “What have you done for me lately?” To celebrate her birthday Saturday, the six-time Grammy winner announced the surprise to her more than 3 million followers: “My conversation… #ConversationsInACafe.” She elaborated in a video linked out from the tweet, which was also autoplaying when fans accessed her website. In the mysterious 32-second video, which featured a studio soundboard and a computer screen displaying her voice levels, […]

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    Taliban suicide bombing near Kabul Airport kills at least three people

    KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) — At least three people were killed and at least 18 others were wounded in a Taliban car bombing Sunday that targeted a European Union vehicle near the international airport in the Afghan capital, authorities said. The parked car bomb near Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul struck a vehicle of the EU Police Mission (EUPOL) in Afghanistan, officials said. One person in the vehicle was killed and three EUPOL members in the car suffered injuries that were […]

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    Gold patch makes your body a computer

    (CNN) – A patch of gold, just a few centimeters wide and light as a feather, could reveal your innermost thoughts and feelings. This is the premise of Professor John Rogers’ Biostamp. By attaching flexible, miniature sensors to the user’s temple, he has been able to track brain waves in real time and transmit them as messages. “Our prototypes can provide a variety of monitoring and stimulation functions,” says materials scientist Rogers of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. “We […]

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    NASA: Antarctic ice shelf will disappear by 2020

    (CNN) – One of the last remaining sections of Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf is dramatically weakening, according to a new NASA study. The study predicts that what remains of the once-prominent ice shelf, a thick floating platform of ice, most likely will “disintegrate completely” before the end of this decade Ice shelves are extensions of glaciers and function as barriers. Their disappearance means glaciers potentially will diminish more quickly, as well, increasing the pace at which global sea levels rise. […]

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    Amtrak train may have been struck by something, conductor tells NTSB

    (CNN) — One of three conductors aboard the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia this week told investigators she heard the locomotive’s engineer say the train had been struck by an object, National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said Friday. The assistant conductor said she overheard radio transmissions made Tuesday by Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian and the engineer of a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) train. “She recalled that the SEPTA engineer had reported to the train dispatcher that […]

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    Update: Wreckage confirmed to be U.S. Marine helicopter missing in Nepal

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (CNN) — Three bodies have been found with the wreckage of a missing U.S. Marine helicopter, Nepal’s defense secretary said Friday. The helicopter wreckage was found in a burned condition, Defense Secretary Ishwori Paudyal said. The news came only hours after a local army official said the wreckage of the helicopter — missing since Tuesday with six U.S. marines and two Nepali service members on board — had been found on the steep slopes of a mountain east […]

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    Your Photos: Remembering blues legend B.B. King

    (CNN) — Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, whose velvety voice and staccato-picking style brought blues from the margins to the mainstream, died Thursday night. He was 89. His daughter, Patty King, said he died in Las Vegas, where he announced two weeks ago that he was in home hospice care after suffering from dehydration. Above we have some pictures of B.B. King with people from the Tennessee Valley. If you have a picture of him […]

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    Johnny Depp’s dogs threatened by Australia’s government

    (CNN) — Johnny Depp may have been a success as swashbuckling Capt. Jack Sparrow but any potential smuggling career of his own has hit a large rock in the shape of Australia. Officials there are showing no mercy after Depp allegedly breached bio-security regulations by flying his two dogs into their country on his private jet, without proper documentation. Yorkshire terriers Boo and Pistol must be taken out of Australia by Saturday morning — or risk being euthanized. It’s all […]

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    Four ways new overtime rules may affect your paycheck

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — In the coming months, millions of employees around the country could learn that they will become newly eligible for overtime pay due to a change in federal rules. Everyone’s first assumption is that the rule change will mean bigger paychecks. But that may not be how it plays out for some or even many. Today, the only way you’re automatically guaranteed time-and-a-half pay after logging 40 hours a week is if you earn less than $23,660 […]

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    Honda recalls 5 million cars as airbag woes spread

    HONG KONG — Honda has recalled an additional 4.89 million cars equipped with possibly faulty airbags manufactured by Japan-based Takata. The recall covers 14 models produced between 2002 and 2008, including the Civic and CR-V ranges, according to a Honda spokesperson. More than 3 million of the cars are located outside of Japan. Visit recalls.honda.com to enter your VIN and see if your vehicle is included in the latest recall. Or, call 1-800-999-1009 and choose option 4. Honda said it was […]

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