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12 Jun 11:33pm Updated Newest moon mystery is fascinating
The moon is one of my favorite celestial bodies, beautiful and alluring -- close enough for astronauts to have visited and studied, and yet distant enough to still hold many mysteries. And those mysteries are not just poetical metaphor; a recent scientific article published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters claims that scientists have discovered a huge and unexpected mass buried deep underneath the moon's surface.
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12 Jun 11:05pm Updated Keanu Reeves not touching women is a thing
Keanu Reeves is officially a national treasure.
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12 Jun 9:48pm He has mowed lawns for free in all 50 states five times. This time it was for veterans.
Have you been to all 50 states before? What about five times?
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12 Jun 8:29pm 2019 NatGeo Travel Photographer of the Year winners
A snowy fishing village in Greenland, a vulture soaring through the sky in Spain, and a trio of actors gearing up for an opera performance in China all make up the award winners in the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year awards.
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12 Jun 8:20pm Updated Mira Sorvino reveals she is a rape survivor
Actress Mira Sorvino, who has been one of the most vocal voices in the #MeToo movement, says she is a survivor of rape.
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12 Jun 8:18pm Updated Lawyer for man accused of killing Chinese student admits he did it
The attorney for Brendt Christensen, the man accused of killing a University of Illinois student from China, admitted Wednesday that his client did it, according to CNN affiliate WTTW.
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12 Jun 7:51pm Trump ponders protest size and hopes both sides can work it out
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he hopes things work out between the Chinese central government and Hong Kong demonstrators protesting changes to an extradition bill.
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12 Jun 6:05pm Updated US House panel votes to hold Barr and Ross in contempt over census dispute
The House Oversight Committee voted on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress over a dispute related to the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The vote was 24-15.
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12 Jun 5:42pm Google releases first photos of Pixel 4
Google unveiled images of its forthcoming flagship Pixel 4 smartphone on Twitter Wednesday.
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12 Jun 5:31pm This is why Jon Stewart is so mad about 9/11 funding
What a first responder said to Stewart that got him so fired up
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12 Jun 4:49pm Updated Trump invokes executive privilege ahead of contempt vote over census dispute
The Department of Justice informed the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday that President Donald Trump has asserted executive privilege over materials related to the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
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12 Jun 4:03pm Trump says he hopes China and Hong Kong can work things out
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he hopes things work out between the Chinese central government and Hong Kong demonstrators protesting changes to an extradition bill.
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12 Jun 3:33pm Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters
Police in Hong Kong fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters Wednesday, hours after tens of thousands of people surrounded the city's government headquarters and postponed debate over a controversial bill.
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12 Jun 2:28pm Sara Netanyahu pleads guilty in illegal meals case as corruption probes loom over husband
Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, agreed to a plea deal on Wednesday morning in a case concerning illegally ordered meals at the Prime Minister's residence, according to a statement released by Israel's Justice Ministry.
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12 Jun 2:20pm Updated Hong Kong stocks fall as protests hit financial center
Stocks dropped in Hong Kong on Wednesday as tens of thousands of people marched through the city's financial district to protest a controversial extradition bill.
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12 Jun 2:15pm Police use rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray in effort to disperse protest against China extradition bill
Hong Kong lawmakers have postponed a debate over a controversial bill that would allow fugitives to be extradited to China after protesters blocked roads and restricted access to government buildings.
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12 Jun 2:01pm Tomb offers earliest evidence of humans getting high on weed
Cannabis has been cultivated as a crop for millennia, but there's been little historical or archeological evidence showing when humans began to use the plant for what it's best known for today: getting high.
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12 Jun 1:37pm Woman sits for final year exams 30 minutes after giving birth
A woman in Ethiopia took her final year exams in hospital just 30 minutes after giving birth to a baby boy.
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12 Jun 12:52pm Woman sits exam 30mins after giving birth
A woman in Ethiopia took her final year exams in hospital just 30 minutes after giving birth to a baby boy.
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12 Jun 12:41pm Updated 300,000 evacuated in India as hurricane-strength tropical cyclone approaches
Almost 300,000 people are set to be evacuated in India as a hurricane-strength tropical cyclone barrels towards northwestern India.
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12 Jun 12:26pm Updated Trump invokes executive privilege ahead of House Oversight contempt vote for Barr, Ross
The Department of Justice informed the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday that President Donald Trump has asserted executive privilege over materials related to the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
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12 Jun 11:56am Chief Justice John Roberts is about to show his cards
With a deadline for nearly 30 cases looming and weighty issues of religion, gerrymandering and the 2020 census pending, Chief Justice John Roberts took his black leather chair at the bench this week and said three decisions were ready to be announced.
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12 Jun 11:08am Indian man gets life in prison for jet hijack hoax
An Indian businessman was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for a fake hijack threat on a domestic flight in 2017 that resulted in an emergency landing.
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12 Jun 10:59am Lovesick fish have pessimistic outlook on life, study shows
Throughout history and across cultures, people have written songs and poems lamenting lost loves. Now, researchers at a French university say they have discovered that fish also pine for their partners, challenging the view that only humans form emotional attachments.
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12 Jun 10:51am Ariana Grande donates concert proceeds to Planned Parenthood
Ariana Grande has made a monetary protest of the recent wave of anti-abortion laws passed in several states.
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12 Jun 10:51am State bans employers from refusing to hire those who fail marijuana tests
Starting in 2020, Nevada employers cannot refuse to hire a job applicant for failing a marijuana screening test, making it the first state to pass such a law.
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12 Jun 10:43am Hong Kong police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters
Police in Hong Kong fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters Wednesday, hours after tens of thousands of people surrounded the city's government headquarters and postponed debate over a controversial bill.
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12 Jun 10:41am Sex, drugs and soccer: Diego Maradona film shines light on Napoli years
An unacknowledged son, photo ops with the mafia and humongous cocaine binges: it's incredible that Diego Maradona found time to become the greatest footballer of his generation.
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12 Jun 10:41am Updated Earning $127 million, Lionel Messi tops Forbes list of highest paid athletes
Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the highest paid athlete in the world after earning $127 million over the last 12 months, according to Forbes.
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12 Jun 10:36am Missile hits arrivals hall of Saudi Arabia airport, injuring 26, official says
A missile fired by Houthi rebels struck the arrivals hall of an airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, injuring 26 people, a Saudi official said.
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12 Jun 10:22am Katy Perry and Taylor Swift officially bury the hatchet
'Cause baby now we got no more bad blood and it again looks to be mad love.
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12 Jun 10:17am Updated KKR is buying the publisher of Business Insider and Bild in a $7.7 billion deal
US private equity giant KKR wants to take the owner of Business Insider private in a deal that values the European publishing company at nearly $8 billion.
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12 Jun 9:59am Ford recalling 1.2 million Explorers over suspension issue
Ford is recalling 1.2 million Explorers over a problem with their suspensions.
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12 Jun 9:53am Updated Behind the scenes at a private jet factory
Just like in the artisan neighborhoods of old European towns, each section of the factory floor is dominated by a particular craft.
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12 Jun 8:56am Updated The fight to stay ahead of deepfake videos before the 2020 US election
With the 2020 US presidential election looming, political leaders, presidential candidates and the country's intelligence chief are worried about doctored videos being used to mislead voters.
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12 Jun 8:34am Migrant rescue ship captains could face $57,000 fines in Italian crackdown
Migrant rescue ships docking in Italy without authorization could soon face fines of up to $57,000, as part of a government crackdown that the United Nations warns violates international law.
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12 Jun 8:06am Updated Inappropriate photos prompt call to tourists to respect Chernobyl tragedy
The writer and producer of the hit HBO series "Chernobyl," has called on visitors to the site of the nuclear disaster to show respect, after a series of inappropriate photos were posted online.
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12 Jun 8:04am Popular breakfast cereals contaminated by weed killer, environmental group says
Several popular breakfast foods, including Cheerios and Nature Valley products, continue to test positive for trace amounts of a controversial herbicide that may increase the risk of cancer, according to a report released Wednesday by an environmental advocacy group.
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12 Jun 7:58am Controversial China extradition bill debate postponed
Hong Kong lawmakers have postponed a debate over a controversial bill that would allow fugitives to be extradited to China after protesters blocked roads and restricted access to government buildings.
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12 Jun 7:49am Africa is doing better on LGBTQ rights than you think
Botswana's High Court ruled for LGBTQI rights in the southern African country on Tuesday -- another historic decision in favor of equality, diversity and dignity.
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12 Jun 7:13am Updated How the Rugby World Cup has brought hope to one Japanese City
The Japanese city of Kamaishi has a history of withstanding powerful tsunamis, but none have proved as devastating as the one that engulfed the town on March 11 eight years ago.
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12 Jun 7:05am Lightning strike kills two giraffes at a popular Florida attraction
A drive-through Florida safari park confirmed Tuesday that two giraffes were killed instantly by lightning last month.
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12 Jun 5:14am Tens of thousands of protesters swarm Hong Kong streets
Hong Kong lawmakers have postponed a debate over a controversial bill that would allow fugitives to be extradited to China after protesters blocked roads and restricted access to government buildings.
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12 Jun 4:58am Hong Kong police push back protesters with tear gas
Hong Kong police have fired tear gas as protesters rushed the front lines outside the Legislative Council. CNN's Andrew Stevens reports.
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12 Jun 4:43am KKR buys publisher of Bild in a $7.7B deal
US private equity giant KKR wants to take the owner of Business Insider private in a deal that values the European publishing company at nearly $8 billion.
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12 Jun 4:13am More bodies found as sunken tourist boat lifted out of Danube
Four bodies have been recovered from the sightseeing tourist boat which collided with a larger vessel and sank in Budapest two weeks ago, as it was finally lifted out of the River Danube on Tuesday.
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12 Jun 3:53am Updated A suspect in the shooting of Red Sox legend David Ortiz is in custody
The suspect being held by police in the Dominican Republic in connection with the shooting of Boston Red Sox all-star David Ortiz is expected to be charged with one count of being an accomplice to attempted murder, a spokesman for the prosecutor and the man's defense attorney said.
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12 Jun 3:15am Hong Kong and China: One country, two systems
Hong Kong, a city of just over seven million people, is technically a part of China. But it operates under what Beijing describes as one country... two systems. CNN's Matt Rivers reports.
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12 Jun 12:54am Updated Why Hong Kong protesters are outraged by extradition bill
On June 9, 2019, organizers say that more than 1 million protesters in Hong Kong -- which would be nearly one in seven people in the city -- voiced their opposition to an extradition bill that would allow fugitives to be transferred to mainland China. Speaking to the Hong Kong Free Press, demonstrator and retired civil servant HK Lau said that the passage of the bill would mean the end of the "One Country, Two Systems" principle under which the city had been governed since the resumption of Chinese rule in 1997.
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12 Jun 12:48am Extradition bill ignites new round of Hong Kong protests
The Hong Kong government has postponed a second reading and debate of a controversial extradition bill. Police have begun using pepper spray in a bid to push back protestors near to the entrance of the Legislative Council. CNN's Andrew Stevens reports
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12 Jun 12:26am Updated Striking photos show a decade of environmental decline along the Ganges
There's a dreamlike quality to Giulio Di Sturco's photograph of Hindus preparing to bathe in the Ganges. Taken in soft morning light, the image shows devotees assembled by the river, their figures artfully reflected in its still, sacred waters.
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12 Jun 12:25am Asian Americans are throwing stereotypes about their food in your face
It used to be common for Asian Americans in Hollywood to joke about the "rule of one" -- the unwritten law that historically seemed to limit every ensemble cast to just one Asian actor; all of network TV to just one Asian TV show; every film season to just one Asian movie. But over the past 12 months, we've seen a remarkable string of critically acclaimed and commercially successful movies created by and starring Asian Americans, beginning with "Crazy Rich Asians," continuing with "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" and "Searching" -- and now hitting a new gear with Netflix's delightful new Ali Wong/Randall Park comedy, "Always Be My Maybe."
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12 Jun 12:06am Seals help solve Antarctic mystery
The mystery of Antarctica's massive reappearing ice holes has been solved thanks to researchers with help from seals with antennas stuck to their heads.
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