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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 […]

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    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 […]

  • White lion Yabou looks on on December 23, 2015 at the zoo in La Fleche, northwestern France.  / AFP / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER        (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chile: 2 Lions shot after man jumps into enclosure and gets mauled

    (CNN) — A zoo killed two lions to save a man who jumped into the big cats’ enclosure in the Chilean capital. The man climbed over the fence Saturday and removed his clothes before approaching the lions, according to a statement posted on the Santiago Metropolitan Zoo Facebook page. He was apparently attempting suicide, and a note was found in his clothes, Chilean media reported. Zoo staff shot and killed two of the lions with live rounds to protect the […]

  • 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, […]

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    Kalamazoo shooting suspect has outburst, dragged from court

    (CNN) — Kalamazoo shooting suspect Jason Dalton will stand trial on charges he killed six people and injured two during a February shooting spree in the Michigan city. Kalamazoo County District Court Judge Christopher Haenicke on Friday bound Dalton, 45, over after a preliminary hearing that included an outburst by the suspect. “We don’t care about him so long as he is locked up for the rest of his life,” said Vickie and Gene Kopf, parents of 14-year-old survivor Abigail […]

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    Images of wreckage released in EgyptAir probe

    (CNN) — Egypt’s military displayed wreckage and personal belongings found in the search for EgyptAir Flight 804 as searchers scoured the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday for the aircraft’s flight data and cockpit voice recorders. The chunks of debris included an uninflated life vest, a seat, a purse, shoes, carpet, a scarf, parts of chairs and cushions, and a sling bag. The EgyptAir label appeared on one piece of wreckage. On Friday, EgyptAir and Greek officials said that searchers found seats, […]

  • Jimmy Grotenrath and his new friend Bryce show off Bryce's expanded Pokemon collection

    Cleveland officer gives his own Pokemon card collection to kid who had his stolen

    (CNN) — A young Pokemon enthusiast endured a roller coaster of emotions when his collection of trading cards was stolen by another boy, then retrieved, and then magically multiplied by a generous Cleveland police officer. Yes, the biggest trading card craze of the 90’s is still going strong, and it still contains all of the high drama and friendship-ruining potential you remember. Take 9-year-old Bryce, who had his Pokemon collection snatched right out of his hands. “I was stunned,” Bryce […]

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    Oklahoma Governor vetoes bill that would criminalize abortion

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday vetoed a bill that would criminalize abortion procedures in the state. The decision to veto the bill, which likely would have opened up the state to lawsuits from abortion rights supporters, comes at a time when Fallin is considered a possible running mate for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. “The bill is so ambiguous and so vague that doctors cannot be certain what medical circumstances would be considered ‘necessary to […]

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    Trump campaign admits it did not raise $6 million for veterans

    (CNN) — When Donald Trump skipped a GOP debate in January to host a fundraiser for veterans, he touted its success by citing the $6 million raised for veterans groups. One problem — that figure is inaccurate. Following the rally in Des Moines, Iowa, the Trump campaign said the event raised $5 million and Trump personally contributed an additional $1 million. But campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told CNN Friday the amount raised was actually less than $6 million. Lewandowski said […]

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    Your food labels are getting a makeover, FDA announces

    (CNN) — The labels on the food you buy are going to look a lot different in the next two to three years, and the government hopes the change will help you make healthier decisions. This FDA-approved revamp that will be announced today will make it easier for you to see how many calories and added sugar are in the food you are buying. The labels should also make it clearer what a serving size is and will define “serving […]

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    Number of pregnant women with Zika virus in U.S. triples, CDC says

    (CNN) — The number of pregnant women with the Zika virus in the United States has more than tripled, increasing from 48 to 157, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. It’s unclear whether the increase is because there are more pregnant women with the virus or if officials are now keeping track of them in a different way — or a combination of the two. The CDC released the information in a report published online Friday. The […]

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