• Man killed in Texas alligator attack

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    A man who apparently mocked alligators, then jumped in the water -- despite warning signs -- is dead after being attacked in Texas.

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    by Andreas Preuss CNN
  • Nearly 10 million Americans still using tanning beds

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    Your health: Tanning beds, antipsychotics and more

    CNN Health & Wellness takes a look at the potential impact tanning beds and antipsychotics can have on our health, lists ways to cut the risk of heart disease and shows time matters in cardiac arrest cases.

  • FHM 2015 - Kim Kardashian West

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    Are selfies empowering or objectifying?

    Is a selfie empowering? Or objectifying? According to the undisputed queen of selfies, Kim Kardashian, it can be both.

  • George Pataki announced his GOP candidacy for president May 28, 2015

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    George Pataki plays his Trump card

    George Pataki might have found a way to get noticed in the crowded GOP field of presidential candidates: attack the highest-profile hopeful, Donald Trump.

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    Two rockets fired from Sinai strike Israel

    Two rockets fired from Sinai landed in southern Israel Friday afternoon, the first such attack since last summer. The rockets caused no injuries and did no damage, police said.

  • Nigeria Borno state Boko Haram

    Boko Haram attacks near Borno capital

    Boko Haram gunmen engaged in a fierce battle with Nigerian troops in the country's northeast, local residents said Friday. Soldiers fought to push back Boko Haram extremists attempting to enter Maiduguri.

  • Donald Trump at his announcement

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    Trump slams illegal immigration in S.F. killing

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Friday that the seemingly random killing of a young woman in San Francisco was even more proof why voters should send him to the White House.

  • April birthdays - George Takei

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    Takei walks back 'blackface' remark about Thomas

    "Star Trek" actor George Takei says his description of Justice Clarence Thomas a "clown in blackface" following his dissent in last week's landmark same-sex marriage ruling was ill-considered.

  • 1 dead, 2 injured

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    Medical helicopter crashes in Colorado, killing pilot

    A medical helicopter crashed and burst into flames shortly after take-off in Frisco, Colorado, Friday afternoon, killing the pilot and injuring two medical personnel on board, authorities said.

  • Leopard scared off by tourist

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    Leopard attacks guide at South African game park

    A guide at South Africa's most famous national park survived a leopard attack after a tourist scared the animal away with his car, Kruger National Park said.

  • NSA logo shadow

    U.S. spied on German media as well as its government

    An investigation by the German parliament is raising questions on whether the Obama administration not only spied on journalists in that country, but interfered in the exercise of the free press under the guise of U.S. national security.

    On Thursday, ...

  • Hillary Clinton at Dartmouth

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    Clinton goes after a Bush in New Hampshire

    Hillary Clinton went after a member of the Bush family on Friday in New Hampshire. Just not the one who is running for President.

  • Tal's Hill, Minute Maid Park, Houston Astros stadium

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    Charges pending in Cardinals-Astros case

    Federal investigators have recommended charges be brought against at least one St. Louis Cardinals employee implicated in the probe of an alleged computer intrusion of databases belonging to the Houston Astros, officials briefed on the investigation ...

  • Phil fer acc

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    Philippines: Dozens dead in ferry disaster

    Searchers recovered more bodies Friday, a day after a passenger ferry capsized shortly after leaving port in the Philippines, killing 59 people, authorities said. The Philippine coast guard said 140 people survived.

  • Book, reading glasses

    Woman gets library card approved 73 years later

    More than seven decades ago, Pearl Thompson wanted to check out a book from a North Carolina library. But she was told no, because she is black.

  • Grateful Dead painting, 1990 tour

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    Grateful Dead's Chicago shows among priciest concerts ever

    This weekend, more than 200,000 aging hippies, jam-band fanatics and got-to-be-there scenesters will pack Chicago's Soldier Field for three farewell concerts by the Grateful Dead. For many of them, it won't be cheap.

  • Francisco Sanchez

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    Suspected killer had been deported five times

    Kate Steinle was walking on a busy pier in San Francisco with her father when there was a single popping sound in the air.

    She fell to the ground, struck by a bullet, the victim of what police say appears to be a random killing.

    The man accused of fir...

  • girl's body found near Boston

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    DA: Toddler who washed ashore 'remains a mystery to us'

    One week after her body washed ashore along a Boston Harbor peninsula, Massachusetts authorities are still appealing to the public for help identifying the little girl found wrapped in a zebra-striped blanket inside a trash bag.

    "Who she is and where...

  • Bogota Colombia

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    Colombian President blames ELN for twin blasts

    Two explosions rocked Colombia's capital on Thursday, injuring at least eight people.

    The blasts took place outside the offices of the Porvenir pension fund management company, according to CNN affiliate Cablenoticias.

    Images showed shattered glass on...

  • White Shark in South Africa

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    What's behind increase in shark attacks?

    Sharks have attacked 11 people off the coast of North and South Carolina this year, according to the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida, including a man bitten Wednesday on the Outer Banks' Ocracoke Island.

  • Serena Willias Wimbledon

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    Wimbledon 2015: Williams barely escapes

    Haven't we seen this from Serena Williams before? Yes, in fact, only a few weeks ago.

  • Chris Christie campaigning in NH

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    Candidates take advantage of Fourth of July

    As Americans get ready for a Fourth of July weekend of barbecues, beer and burgers, presidential candidates are getting ready to celebrate America's Independence Day as well. Campaign stores are stocked with items like koozies and "Independence Day" bumper stickers.

  • North Korea rocket launch


    N. Korean space scientist: We come in peace

    In December 2012, North Korea's fledgling space program at last had something to celebrate.

  • Mohammad-Javad Zarif

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    Iranian FM: 'Never been closer' to nuke deal

    Days before the deadline for a nuclear deal, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif delivered a hopeful yet circumspect message in an English-language video message posted online.

  • Baltimore police van, enjoy your ride message


    Baltimore police probe 'Enjoy your ride' sign

    Baltimore authorities are investigating after photos emerged appearing to show a sign inside the door of a police van that reads, "Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!"

    The photos are circulating amid simmering tensions over the death of Freddie Gray in...


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