Manchester blast witness: ‘bodies scattered about everywhere’

May 23, 2017

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Ariana Grande concert incident: Live updates

May 23, 2017

(CNN)British police have confirmed 19 people have been killed in what’s being treated as a terrorist incident at Manchester Arena, after an Ariana Grande concert Monday night. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsMints Viral Video Magic Web Based Player Set Your Videos In Beautiful High Definition Surroundings And Engage With Your Viewers With Our Advanced Features! All Bundled Up Into The Most User Friendly Player Builder On The Web!WP Toolkit OTO (lifetime) 600+ …

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More die in bathtubs than in terrorism. It’s still worth spending billions to fight it

May 22, 2017

(CNN)More Americans die from accidents in the bathtubs than from attacks by terrorists. Should we then care so much more — and spend so much more — to prevent terrorist attacks than bathtub mishaps? We think so. The reason is simply human nature. And the terrorist attack last month in Paris, on the eve of the critical French elections, showed once again that human nature is, in many ways, unchanging. Recent commentary in the pages of the New York Times and Financial Times …

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Locked out of China, South Korea’s K-pop stars are heading to the US

May 22, 2017

(CNN)China’s loss is America’s gain. “China is South Korea’s biggest trading partner and many Chinese are big fans of Korean pop culture,” said Ellen Kong, CEO of Elf Asia, a Hong Kong promotion company specializing in K-pop. “But the impact of THAAD has been substantial,” she added, referencing China’s staunch opposition to the US backed missile shield now housed in South Korea. “It’s meant China is no longer a viable market for …

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Pippa Middleton’s wedding is shaping up as Britain’s wedding of the year

May 20, 2017

London (CNN)It’s not quite a royal wedding, but on the scale of hotly anticipated nuptials, it’s pretty close. She is Philippa Charlotte “Pippa” Middleton, the younger sister of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. He is James Matthews, a millionaire hedge fund manager. “It’s been a crazy couple of years since my sister’s wedding but it’s had its upsides and downsides and I just feel really fortunate to be …

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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

May 20, 2017

(CNN)What does it mean to be pro-life? In today’s GOP, one thing: restricting access to safe abortion. Even if this doesn’t actually decrease the number of abortions, but just makes them more dangerous. Even if it means women and their children remain poor and vulnerable. Even if it means cutting off other necessary health care and aid. Even if it means women are injured. Even if it means women and babies die. It’s the “pro-life” performance that matters …

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Source: DHS secretary hints at possibly expanding laptop ban to US

May 20, 2017

(CNN)A congressional aide who was in the room when Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly briefed lawmakers tells CNN the ban on electronics on certain US-bound flights from the Middle East and North Africa could expand not just to Europe, as is being discussed, but also to flights departing from the US to overseas. Kelly did not indicate any new threats or intelligence to warrant the expansion, but “gently planted a seed in the minds of everyone in the room that we should start …

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Superbug C. auris identified in 122 people across 7 states, CDC says

May 19, 2017

(CNN)The number of cases of an emerging and often multidrug-resistant fungus in the United States has grown from seven to 122 over the past nine months, according to a field report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fungus, Candida auris, can cause severe illness with high mortality, especially among high-risk patients, including those in intensive care units, those with a central venous catheter and those who …

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Fox Stands By DNC Murder Conspiracy Theory Even After Main Source Changes Story

May 18, 2017

… to unravel. Richs family, in a pointed statement, dismissed possible connections between their son and WikiLeaks, and accused Wheeler and the outlets of pushing conspiracies. Metro Police said Wheelers claims were false. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser called allegations of a cover-up in an interview with The Daily Caller. Tuesday night, meanwhile, , telling CNN that he only got the information about a possible connection between Rich and WikiLeaks from the reporter at Fox News, and that he had …

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Trump Reportedly Revealed Classified Info During Meeting With Russian Officials

May 16, 2017

… Monday evening. But McCain also told The Associated Press that Trump was within his rights to share the information. Mark Warner (D-Va.),the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Obviously theyre in a downward spiral right now and theyve got to figure out a way to come to grips with all thats happening, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Monday. Were in Alice in Wonderland territory here, he said in a Monday evening interview on CNN. …

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Another Trump crisis craters GOP agenda

May 16, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s governing agenda, which only 10 days ago showed signs of gaining steam, appears to have derailed after he allegedly shared classified information and dismissed FBI director James Comey, both of which threaten to alienate Republicans while bogging down the White House once again. Hours after The Washington Post reported Trump shared information about terror plots with Russian officials in the Oval Office, alarmed lawmakers on Capitol Hill were …

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What Trump has said about sharing classified information

May 16, 2017

Washington (CNN)A stunning report by The Washington Post Monday said President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador during last week’s meeting at the White House. If proven true, that disclosure would mean Trump violated a key diplomatic principle for which he repeatedly hammered Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign. National security adviser H.R. McMaster said in a statement provided by White House press …

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Ian Brady, notorious British serial killer, dies at 79

May 16, 2017

(CNN)Ian Brady, who was imprisoned for sexually abusing children and killing them with his girlfriend in the mid-1960s, has died at age 79, according to the UK’s Press Association and CNN affiliate ITV News. In a statement, a Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust spokesman confirmed that a high-profile 79-year-old patient had died. Brady and Myra Hindley were called the “Moors Murderers” because four of their victims’ bodies were buried on the moor outside Manchester. …

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Intel officials: Trump disclosure ‘carelessly’ threatened relationship with ally

May 16, 2017

Washington (CNN)A Washington Post report that President Donald Trump shared highly classified information with Russian diplomats in a meeting last week drew immediate reactions from intelligence officials, who warn any revelations jeopardizing “a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State” would severely impact international cooperation on matters of national security. The report claims that Trump relayed sensitive details gathered through an intelligence-sharing …

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In ancient city of Xi’an, China hopes to restart the Silk Road

May 15, 2017

Xi'an, China (CNN)Michael Chang’s love of noodles should make his adopted home a perfect fit. Growing up poor in eastern China, Chang crowded around one of the only two televisions in his village to watch Hong Kong soap operas and TV dramas. “They were all in these fancy offices eating instant noodles,” he said. ” I wanted that to be me.” China’s party ruined by N. Korea missile What is China’s grand plan for the world? In …

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Kim Jong Il Fast Facts

May 15, 2017

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of the late Kim Jong Il, former Leader of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Details of his life were mysterious and varied from source to source. Death date: December 17, 2011 Birth place: Sources vary between Khabarovsk, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics/Siberia and Mount Paektu, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea …

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Nelson Mandela Fast Facts

May 15, 2017

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Nelson Mandela, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president of South Africa. Death date: December 5, 2013 Birth place: Mvezo, Transkei, South Africa. Birth name: Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela …

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Another local election buoys Merkel’s party ahead of German national vote

May 15, 2017

(CNN)German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union scored a major victory in elections in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia on Sunday. Preliminary results showed Merkel’s CDU receiving 33% of the vote in North Rhine-Westphalia, or NRW, followed by the Social Democratic Party’s 31.4%. It’s a major upset for the SDP, in a state it has governed almost without interruption since 1966. NRW is Germany’s most populous state and the home of SPD …

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Since when are laptops on planes such a threat?

May 13, 2017

… Unfortunately, the answer is light on specifics. CNN reported in March that an unspecified al Qaeda affiliate was in fact working to disguise explosives as laptop components. As such, we know that the initial laptop ban wasn’t totally out of the blue. Mashable has since learned that the standard screening process that passengers and carry-on luggage go through may not always be sufficient to detect certain explosives. What are you doing with your laptop? Image: Joe Raedle/Getty Images …

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Just what is this One Belt, One Road thing anyway?

May 12, 2017

Hong Kong (CNN)Spanning more than 68 countries and encompassing 4.4 billion people and up to 40% of the global GDP, China’s One Belt, One Road project is not short on ambition. But no one can say for sure what exactly the plan encompasses, and detractors warn it could be an expensive boondoggle at best or a massive expansion of Chinese imperial power at worst. So what is One Belt, One Road? …

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Pandora — The World of Avatar and 10 other hot theme parks of the future

May 12, 2017

(CNN)Ever wanted to fly on the back of a banshee, sail through a bioluminescent jungle or climb a floating mountain? Not enough theme park thrills? There’s more to come as construction gets underway on hot new adventure experiences around the world. To get the lowdown on what to expect, we caught up with The Theme Park Guy, aka Stefan Zwanzger, a man whose roller coaster career has so far taken him to more than 350 parks in 150 countries. “I’ve been to parks that …

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Murder suspect changed after moving to Boston, adoptive mom says

May 12, 2017

(CNN)Bampumim Teixeira moved from Cape Verde, an island nation off the coast of Africa, to Boston in 2010 to live with his adoptive mother. But after a year in the United States, at age 24, he abruptly and permanently severed that relationship, Maria Luisa Teixeira said. “I came back from Brazil and one week later he said he was going to move out,” she said in an interview with CNN. “And I asked why? He said, ‘You and I are not getting along anymore’ and I asked …

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