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    Kung fu granny becomes an internet sensation in China

    (CNN) — She may be petite, but Zhang Hexian can pack a punch. It’s one of the many martial arts moves she’s mastered in her 89 years of practicing kung fu. The 93-year-old grandmother recently became a social media sensation in China after photos of her practicing kung fu went viral. For Zhang, kung fu has been a part of her life for almost as long as she can remember. “I started when I was four years old,” she tells […]

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    Police search for 4 suspects in connection to Kim Jong Nam’s death

    KUALA LUMPUR (CNN) — Malaysian police are looking for four more suspects, all of them North Korean, in connection with the mysterious death of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Authorities said they are treating the incident as a murder case. Top police official Noor Rashid Ibrahim addressed reporters in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. When asked whether Malaysian authorities thought Kim’s death had been ordered by the North Korean regime, he said […]

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    Kraft Heinz withdraws bid to buy Unilever

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Never mind. Two days into its public courtship of Unilever, Kraft Heinz is walking away, scuttling what would have been one of the biggest brand mash-ups ever. The food conglomerate, which is backed by investor Warren Buffett, withdrew its $140 billion-plus takeover bid for European consumer products giant Unilever. “Kraft Heinz has amicably agreed to withdraw its proposal for a combination of the two companies,” the companies said in a joint statement on Sunday. “Unilever and […]

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    Bill Gates urges for bio-terrorism preparation

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Bill Gates says it’s time to redirect some of the money the world spends on weapons to prepare for a looming threat: terrorists with pathogens. He’s warning that the threat of bio-terrorism is “right up there with nuclear war and climate change.” Gates spoke at the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Saturday, and an abridged transcript of his speech was published by Business Insider. The billionaire Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist has invested heavily in health […]

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    John Kasich defends Obamacare

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he won’t “sit silent” and watch the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion get “ripped out” as Republicans work to repeal the law. Kasich, a second-term Republican who sought the GOP’s presidential nomination in 2016, told CNN’s Jim Sciutto on “State of the Union” that he wants Republicans to continue coverage for Americans insured by President Barack Obama’s health care law — and to be sure not to repeal the Medicaid expansion without […]

  • APRA HARBOR, GUAM - FEBRUARY 25: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been reviewed by U.S. Military prior to transmission.) In this handout image provided by the U.S. Navy, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departs Naval Station Mariannas, Guam, after a four-day port vist February 25, 2009 off the coast of Guam. Carl Vinson is underway following a four-year refueling and complex overhaul to take part in Southern Seas 2010. After completing Southern Seas, Carl Vinson will change homeport from Norfolk, Va. to San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dusty Howell/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

    US deploys aircraft carrier to South China Sea for “routine operations”

    (CNN) — The United States deployed the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to the disputed waters of the South China Sea on Saturday as part of maritime “routine operations.” Sailing with the 97,000-ton Vinson is the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer, the Navy said in a statement. The Vinson carries a flight group of more than 60 aircraft, including F/A-18 jet fighters. The operation comes amid growing tensions between the United States and China over territory and trade, and […]

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    Norma McCorvey, a.k.a. “Jane Roe” from Roe V. Wade, dies

    (CNN) — Norma McCorvey, known as “Jane Roe” in the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that established a constitutional right to abortion, has died, according to a priest close to the family. The Rev. Frank Pavone, an anti-abortion rights activist, released a statement Saturday, saying, “Norma has been a friend of mine, and of Priests for Life, for more than 20 years. She was victimized and exploited by abortion ideologues when she was a young woman but she came […]

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    Columbia University accidentally accepts 227 students, blames “human error”

    NEW YORK (CNN) — Those few seconds before opening an email about a university application can be excruciating. What comes afterward could be a wave of joy — or a wall of dread. For 277 students who applied to the master’s program at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, a mistake by the Ivy League school meant applicants experienced both emotions, in relatively quick succession. Columbia’s admissions office accidentally informed the applicants Wednesday that they were accepted to the […]

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    Woman gives birth to twins at age 64

    (CNN) — No, this isn’t ripped from the headlines of the National Enquirer. According to a hospital in Spain, a woman really did give birth to twins at the age of 64. According to a news release from Hospital Recoletas Burgos, a hospital in Burgos, Spain, the sextagenarian gave birth via C-section to a boy and a girl, and all three patients are in perfect health. The woman, who is being identified by her initials, had undergone IVF treatment in […]

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    Plotter behind 1993 World Trade Center attack dies in prison

    (CNN) — Omar Abdel-Rahman, an Egyptian-born cleric serving a life sentence for plotting the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center and other terror attacks in New York, has died, a prison spokesman said Saturday. Abdel-Rahman died Saturday morning from natural causes at age 78, said Greg Norton, spokesman with the federal correctional complex in Butner, North Carolina. He had battled diabetes and coronary heart disease, Norton said. The February 1993 attack on the Manhattan landmark left six people dead […]

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    Hologram Barbie is Mattel’s newest toy

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — This new Barbie will be able to change her own clothes. Toy maker Mattel’s latest invention is a digitally rendered interactive Barbie — called the Hello Barbie Hologram — and it’s hitting stores in late fall this year. The toy will be priced at under $300, the company says. It was unveiled at the Toy Industry Association’s annual fair in New York this weekend, and Mattel said the hologram on display is “just a glimpse” of […]

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    Disney’s live-action “Lion King” casts Donald Glover, James Earl Jones

    (CNN) — Donald Glover is going to be the mane event in Disney’s live-action version of “The Lion King.” And he’ll be joined by an actor whose voice is as legendary as they come. Glover has been cast as Simba in the studio’s new take on the 1994 animated classic. James Earl Jones has also come aboard the project. He will play Mufasa, reprising the role he previously voiced. Matthew Broderick and Jonathan Taylor Thomas shared the role of Simba […]