• Strong signal from star sparks alien speculation

    Brown dwarf star

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    Astronomers engaged in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) are training their instruments on a star around 94 light years from Earth after a very strong signal was detected by a Russian telescope.

    An international team of researchers ...

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  • Prince Mural in Uptown Minneapolis

    CNN

    Is 2016 the year of celebrity deaths?

    So far this year, there's a theme: the death of larger-than-life stars. David Bowie, Prince, and Muhammad Ali. How could these giants among us no longer be among us?

    Chris Rock summed it up when he tweeted a picture of Ali with Prince. "I wish this year would stop already it's just too much," he wrote in June.

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    CNN

    Calif. lawmakers pass bill inspired by Turner case

    California is one step closer to making prison time mandatory for anyone convicted of sexually assaulting a person who is unconscious or too intoxicated to consent -- a measure inspired by former Stanford University student Brock Turner's sentence.

    AB...

  • Anthony Weiner Powerful Voices ad

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    NY1 puts Anthony Weiner on indefinite leave

    Multiple news organizations have moved to sever or suspend their ties with Anthony Weiner on Monday after new reports that the former congressman was involved in another sexting scandal.

  • Weiner at bball game

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    A timeline of Anthony Weiner's saga

    From the first explicit photos to his denial, resignation from Congress, bid for New York mayor and the latest scandal, here's a look at former Rep. Anthony Weiner's last few years in the spotlight:

    -- July 29, 2010: Weiner, a Democratic congressman ...

  • Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin

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    Abedin, Weiner separating after new sexting allegations

    Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin announced Monday that she and former US Rep. Anthony Weiner are separating after new reports surfaced that he sent sexually suggestive photos again.

    "After long and painful consideration and work on my marria...

  • Rhymefest Che Smith

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    Rapper Rhymefest to Trump: Come to Chicago

    Grammy- and Oscar-winning artist Rhymefest extended an invitation to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday.

    "I'm inviting Donald Trump to Chicago. I will walk you down a block, Mr. Trump, and I guarantee you won't get shot," Rhymefest said.

  • Huma Abedin Clinton

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    Huma Abedin takes a reluctant turn in the spotlight

    Huma Abedin has largely remained in the background during her decades-long work for Hillary Clinton as her right-hand woman at the White House, Senate, State Department and private life.

    But recent political and personal controversies have thrust the...

  • Migrants in boat

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    Newborn twins among 6,500 rescued in 30 hours

    A five-day-old newborn peers out from a pink blanket. His dark, almond-shaped eyes stare directly at the camera, his tiny hand tucked underneath his chin.

    His short life has been anything but easy.

    He, his twin brother and his mother were among the 6,...

  • College lecture hall

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    ITT stops all new student enrollment

    Just days after a major blow from the federal government that severely limited the school's enrollment, ITT has stopped enrolling all new students.

    The announcement appeared Monday at the top of ITT's ...

  • Bishkek locator

    Google Maps

    Suicide attacker targets Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan

    A suicide bomber drove his vehicle into the gates of the Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan's capital Tuesday, injuring three Kyrgyz employees and killing himself when the explosives detonated, the country's deputy prime minister said.

    Zhenish Razakov sai...

  • Mark David Chapman, 2012

    New York Department of Corrections

    John Lennon's killer denied parole for 9th time

    Mark David Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon 36 years ago, was denied parole for a ninth time on Monday, on the grounds that his crime was premeditated and celebrity-seeking in nature, the New York State Board of Parole said.

  • Andrea Tantaros Fox News Anchor

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    Fox News fires back at Andrea Tantaros in new motion

    In the first legal response to Andrea Tantaros' lawsuit against it, Fox News says she "is not a victim; she is an opportunist."

    The motion, filed on Monday, seeks to compel arbitration in the case. It says that her suit is "filled with falsehoods."

  • Duterte Obama

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    Obama to meet Philippines president, discuss human rights

    Human rights concerns will be on the agenda when US President Barack Obama meets controversial Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte for the first time next week.

    The two leaders will talk on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Laos, starting on ...

  • USS Fort Worth

    Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Antonio P. Turretto Ramos/U.S. Navy via Getty Images

    Third breakdown in year for $360M US Navy warships

    For the third time in a year, one of the US Navy's $360 million littoral combat ships has been knocked out of action by mechanical problems.

    The latest victim is the USS Freedom, which had seawater leak into one of its two main diesel propulsion syste...

  • United American

    American Airlines, United Airlines via CNN

    Top American Airlines exec is new president at United

    American Airlines' president has left the company and is taking up the same job at a rival airline.

    Scott Kirby's switch to United is "effective immediately," the airlines said Monday.

    United said Kirby will take over "operations, marketing, sales, all...

  • Gene Wilder Willy Wonka

    Paramount Pictures via CNN

    Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka,' dead at 83

    Gene Wilder, who brought a wild-eyed desperation to a series of memorable and iconic comedy roles in the 1970s and 1980s, has died, his lawyer, Eric Weissmann, said.

  • Gao Chengyong

    CCTV via CNN

    'China's Jack the Ripper' caught after 28 years on the run

    A suspected serial killer accused of the rape and murder of 11 women has been caught after almost three decades on the run.

    Chinese police said this week that Gao Chengyong, 52, was arrested after DNA evidence linked him to the crimes which began 28 ...

  • David Duke running for senate

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    Trump disavows robo-call from David Duke

    Donald Trump's campaign is disavowing support from a prominent white nationalist, David Duke, who is once again causing problems for the Republican nominee by claiming that Trump is a kindred spirit.

  • Southwest Airlines

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    8,000 Southwest pilots may soon get a raise

    Southwest pilots may finally get the wage hike they've been demanding.

    After four years of negotiations, the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association said Monday that the union has reached an "agreement in principle" with the airline that would give ra...

  • Clinton, Trump August 2016

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    Trump backer tweets cartoon of Clinton in blackface

    A prominent African-American supporter of Donald Trump tweeted a cartoon portraying Hillary Clinton in blackface that cast her as pandering to black voters.

    Pastor Mark Burns, the Trump surrogate who tweeted the image Monday afternoon, told MSNBC tha...

  • Lionrock

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    Typhoon Lionrock bears down on Japan

    Just a week after Typhoons Mindulle and Kompasu pummeled Japan, the country is bracing for another storm to slam into its eastern shore.

    Currently roaring over the western Pacific towards Iwate province , Typhoon Lionrock is moving northeast at 30 kil...

  • Brazil Zika mosquitoes

    Miguel Castro/CNN

    Singapore confirms 41 locally-transmitted Zika cases

    Fifteen more cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in Singapore, the city-state's Ministry of Health (MOH) said late Monday.

    With 41 cases confirmed early the same day, the total number of Zika virus infections in Singapore has ...

  • Gold Star mother Teri Johnson

    CNN

    Gold Star mom on Kaepernick: I see a flag that draped my son's casket

    When San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat in protest during the national anthem, he caused quite a stir within the military community.

  • Recep Erdogan

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    Obama to meet Erdogan amid anti-ISIS squabble

    President Barack Obama will meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the sidelines of this week's Group of 20 meetings in China to discuss efforts against ISIS, the White House said on Monday.

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