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17 Oct 9:12pm Drug companies may pay $50 billion for their role in the opioid crisis
Five of the many companies accused in thousands of federal and state lawsuits over the nation's opioid epidemic may settle for over $50 billion, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.
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17 Oct 9:00pm Updated White House admits to quid pro quo with Ukraine
White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney made a stunning admission Thursday by confirming that President Donald Trump froze nearly $400 million in US security aid to Ukraine in part to pressure that country into investigating Democrats.
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17 Oct 8:43pm Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council
It's like a defendant on trial getting to sit on the jury too.
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17 Oct 8:09pm Updated Woman who was missing for days is rescued thanks to SOS message in the sand
An Australian woman has a surveillance camera to thank for her rescue after she got lost while camping with friends.
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17 Oct 7:59pm Data model predicts Trump will win election in landslide
The financial firm Moody's Analytics predicts that President Trump will win the 2020 election in a landslide due to today's economic conditions.
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17 Oct 6:34pm Updated Pence announces Syria ceasefire that appears to give Turkey everything it wants
LIVE UPDATES: SDF commander says they are ready to abide by the ceasefire
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17 Oct 6:08pm Why is Kim Jong Un riding a white horse?
North Korean state media released pictures of Kim Jong Un riding a white horse up a mountain in what is considered a politically significant act. CNN's Brooke Baldwin discusses the possible ramifications.
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17 Oct 5:54pm Updated Ambassador breaks with Trump, testifying the President directed diplomats to work with Giuliani
US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland was directed by President Donald Trump to work with Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine, he plans to tell Congress Thursday, and was left with a choice: Abandon efforts to bolster a key strategic alliance or work to satisfy the demands of the President's personal lawyer.
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17 Oct 2:54pm Updated Former Nazi guard, 93, to stand trial
A 93-year-old former guard at a Nazi concentration camp will go on trial in Germany on Thursday on the charge of being an accessory to thousands of murders.
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17 Oct 2:12pm Opinion: A letter to Kurdish soldiers from a US military wife
The wife of a Special Operations soldier, who has served throughout the Middle East writes: "To read in international newspapers that the United States, my country, has abandoned the Kurds is absolutely heartbreaking."
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17 Oct 1:49pm How the jailing of pro-independence leaders triggered unrest in Catalonia
Road blockades, street clashes and burning containers: furious protests across Catalonia continued for a fourth day on Thursday, triggered by the lengthy prison sentences handed to pro-independence politicians this week.
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17 Oct 1:12pm Updated Trump to host G7 at his own Florida resort property
White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced during a White House press briefing that the 2020 G7 summit will be held at Trump National in Doral, Florida, from June 10-12.
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17 Oct 1:09pm Each year, 13 boxers on average die in the ring
It's a sport which can be a matter of life and death. Between 1890 and 2011, it's estimated that 1,604 boxers died as a direct result of injuries sustained in the ring, according to a survey carried out Manuel Velazquez. That is an average of 13 deaths a year.
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17 Oct 12:57pm Trump to host G7 at his own Florida resort
White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced during a White House press briefing that the 2020 G7 summit will be held at Trump National in Doral, Florida, from June 10-12.
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17 Oct 12:24pm Updated EU leaders endorse new Brexit deal
Key ally deals blow to Johnson's new deal Analysis: Is that it, is Brexit done now? Pound shot up then reality set in
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17 Oct 12:24pm Updated Organism heals itself and has 720 sexes
It is bright yellow, can creep along at a speed of up to 4 centimeters (1.6 inches) per hour, can solve problems even though it doesn't have a brain and can heal itself if it is cut in two.
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17 Oct 12:11pm Updated Remember when James Dean perfected the rebel look?
Remember when you first saw actor James Dean in a plain, white T-shirt, a cigarette casually dangling from his lower lip?
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17 Oct 12:07pm Updated Trump tweeted a photo attacking Nancy Pelosi. She made it her Twitter cover photo.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday redirected an attack from President Donald Trump on Twitter, turning a photo he had tweeted of her during a contentious White House meeting with the caption "Nervous Nancy's unhinged meltdown!" into her Twitter cover shot.
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17 Oct 10:48am Updated Commuters drag climate protester from train
Fights broke out on London's subway on Thursday morning, as commuters clashed with climate activists who tried to disrupt travel during peak rush hour.
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17 Oct 10:21am Updated Hong Kong police warn of escalation after large explosion rocks city during protests
Hong Kong police warn of an escalation after a large explosion rocked the city during protests. CNN's Will Ripley reports.
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17 Oct 9:56am Boris Johnson to MPs: Come together and get Brexit done
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker appeared at a press conference where they confirmed that a new withdrawal deal had been reached between the UK and EU.
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17 Oct 9:14am Updated Deal in hand: Boris Johnson heads to crucial summit
The United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed a new Brexit deal after months of tense negotiations, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
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17 Oct 8:26am Updated After being pushed close to extinction, this humpback whale population is making a comeback
A key population of humpback whales is in recovery after it was pushed close to extinction by centuries of exploitation, according to a new study.
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17 Oct 7:37am Full text of the latest Brexit deal
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed a new withdrawal deal with the European Union, but still faces a huge challenge in getting it passed by Parliament.
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17 Oct 7:18am Boris Johnson heads to crucial summit
The United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed a new Brexit deal after months of tense negotiations, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
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17 Oct 6:34am Long-forgotten family portrait sells at auction for $1.4 million
When hairstylist Christine Davis sat for a painting by a friend in 1971, she could never have expected it to earn her family $1.4 million five decades later.
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17 Oct 5:57am Can Flight Simulator reboot save aviation?
A colossus of the gaming world is stirring from hibernation.
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17 Oct 5:39am Updated It was a handsy presidential debate
Many candidates used hand gestures to bring attention their way or drive a point home during the 2020 CNN and NYT Democratic presidential debate in Ohio. CNN's Jeanne Moos analyzes the effectiveness of the different moves used.
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17 Oct 5:38am Saudi bus crash kills 35 foreigners in holy city of Medina
A bus crash in the Saudi city of Medina killed 35 foreigners and wounded four others on Wednesday evening, a police spokesman cited by the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.
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17 Oct 5:23am Family may have lived isolated on a farm for 9 years, police say
A family of six was discovered inside a remote farm in the Netherlands, where it is believed they lived in isolation for nine years, according to CNN affiliate NOS.
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17 Oct 5:07am How a safe haven turned into war zone in less than a week
As the first bombs fell on Ras al-Ain, residents of the Kurdish-Syrian village frantically collected treasured possessions and fled their homes. Soon, a 10km long traffic jam snaked south, away from the border with Turkey.
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17 Oct 3:34am Scaramucci thinks GOP senators will turn
Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci says he predicts that eventually there will be enough Republican senators who will say that they can't take more of President Donald Trump's behavior and will support removing him from office.
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17 Oct 1:44am Prince William carves his own path as monarch in waiting
Imagine writing your autobiography and publishing it in real time across all media, globally. No editing, no going back and choosing what to leave in and out. And what if this was the latest installment in a blockbuster family narrative going back more than 1,000 years that everyone is waiting to see because it's part of their story too.
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