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Miami Heat and Boston Celtics pay tribute to victims as the sporting world reacts to Texas shooting
As the United States reels from the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas that killed 19 children and two teachers, its sports leagues reacted by offering condolences to the victims' families and calling for stricter gun legislation.
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PR stunt or show of strength? Russia slashes interest rates
Russia slashed interest rates on Thursday as a resurgent ruble — buoyed by robust oil and gas revenues and government support — takes some pressure off its wobbling economy.
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Judge tosses challenge to New York law that opens gun industry up to civil lawsuits
A federal judge Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit from gun industry groups challenging a New York law that permits civil lawsuits against companies for conduct found to have endangered public safety.
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Why canceling student loan debt is complicated
Student debt cancellation could deliver financial relief to millions of Americans and help narrow the racial wealth gap. But it would also shift the cost to taxpayers and could add to inflation while doing nothing to address the root of the problem: college affordability.
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Prices are surging, but Costco and BJ's rotisserie chicken is still dirt cheap
At the grocery store, shoppers have seen food prices increase at their fastest pace in decades. Yet the price of one hot, juicy, spit-roasted favorite hasn't budged at several top chains: rotisserie chickens.
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Inside Emma Stone's Malibu home, on the market for $4.3 million
The breezy, three-bedroom property is a midcentury ranch-style design with tranquil ocean views.
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5 things to know for May 26: School shooting, Ukraine, Jan. 6, LGBTQ rights, recall
Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day.
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Senate to take key vote on domestic terrorism prevention bill after mass shootings
The Senate will take a key vote on Thursday in an attempt to advance a bill designed to combat domestic terrorism. The vote comes as lawmakers are under intense pressure to take action in the wake of multiple recent episodes of horrific gun violence.
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Got long Covid? Seniors should prepare to go slow
Identifying long Covid in older adults can be tricky, but experts say there are good strategies for seniors to get medical advice and fight the impact of the virus.
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Remember when Robin Williams had rock hard abs?
The playful shirt was from Jean Paul Gaultier's Spring-Summer 1996 collection, "Pin Up Boys," and featured an unmistakably chiseled male torso rendered in red and white halftone dots.
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Insomnia sufferers in England now have a prescription alternative to pills
Up to 800,000 people could benefit from using Sleepio, a digital app to treat insomnia, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the United Kingdom.
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Eleven newborn babies die in Senegal hospital fire
Eleven newborn babies have died after a fire that broke out in the neonatal department at the Mame Abdou Aziz Sy Dabakh Hospital in the western Senegalese city of Tivaouane, said the country's president Macky Sall on Thursday.
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When mothers suffer, babies suffer. It's time the world realized this, say maternal mental health experts
Perinatal mood disorders like postpartum depression and psychosis affect the health and wellbeing of millions of women -- and their babies -- worldwide, yet there remains little awareness among the public and healthcare providers alike. At a CNN event, experts shared how to tackle the problem.
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China plays for influence in South Pacific with security proposal and diplomatic tour
China has proposed a sweeping regional security deal with a number of Pacific Island nations, according to documents seen by CNN, amid concern from the United States and its allies about Beijing's expanding reach in the region.
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Families begin to make funeral arrangements as harrowing details of Texas elementary school shooting emerge
Families of the 19 students and two teachers killed in a shooting at a Texas elementary school have begun to make funeral arrangements for their loved ones as harrowing new details of the attack and its aftermath continue to emerge.
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Simu Liu, Henry Golding and what it means to be Asian in Hollywood
Chinese Canadian actor Simu Liu, who last year starred as Marvel's first Asian superhero, Shang-Chi, inadvertently sparked uproar online by revealing that he lost out on roles in another bankable movie: "Crazy Rich Asians".
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Artifacts from Shackleton's Antarctica expeditions sold at auction
A collection of treasures from Ernest Shackleton's Antarctica voyages, including the first ever book printed on the continent, has been sold at auction.
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21 killed in Texas elementary school shooting
At least 19 children and two adults were killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Follow here for the latest.
America's divide on guns is keeping schoolchildren in danger
It's not that America can't stop its bloody sequence of mass killings. It's that it lacks the national cohesion and common will to do so.
Oklahoma GOP governor signs anti-transgender bathroom bill into law
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday signed into law a bill that requires students at public schools and public charter schools to use restrooms and locker rooms that match the sex listed on their birth certificates.
How Brian Kemp wrote the GOP playbook for subduing Trump's election fury
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's dominant primary win over David Perdue was part of a resounding rejection Tuesday of 2020 election denialism by the state's Republican voters. But his victory also demonstrates how Kemp has written and executed the playbook for extinguishing Donald Trump's fury in a Republican primary.
Supreme Court may soon loosen gun laws as nation reels from massacres
While the Supreme Court has been working behind closed doors on its first major Second Amendment opinion in more than a decade, three mass shootings have broken the country, including Tuesday's massacre of 19 schoolchildren in Texas.
The train ticket that revolutionized European rail travel
In 1972, the European Interrail pass was first introduced. It allowed young people under 21, across 21 participating countries, to buy a £27.50 (at the time about $67) ticket for unlimited travel across Europe by train for a full month.
Golf's history-making schoolboy: The hectic double-life of 15-year-old Ratchanon 'TK' Chantananuwat
He's the youngest male player ever to win on a major Tour, but Ratchanon "TK" Chantananuwat, isn't letting golfing success interfere with his studies.
Oklahoma GOP governor signs one of nation's strictest abortion bills into law
Oklahoma Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday signed a bill into law banning abortions from the stage of "fertilization" and allowing private citizens to sue abortion providers who "knowingly" perform or induce an abortion "on a pregnant woman."
Several food companies pull products linked to Jif peanut butter recall
Food companies across the US are recalling products in the wake of a Jif peanut butter recall over Salmonella contamination concerns. Among them:
Why the President, Congress and the Supreme Court can't -- or won't -- stop mass shootings
This cycle of gun violence is sad, predictable and permanent. It is permanent because presidents lack power, while Capitol Hill is paralyzed by minority rule. And federal courts have routinely struck down state laws to reasonably curb gun access.
Trump reacted with approval to 'hang Mike Pence' chants from rioters on January 6
A former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told the House January 6 committee that then-President Donald Trump had suggested to Meadows he approved of the "hang Mike Pence" chants from rioters who stormed the US Capitol, two sources familiar with the matter told CNN.
GOP Rep. Jim Jordan contests constitutionality of January 6 committee's subpoena and issues list of demands
Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio is pushing back on a subpoena issued to him by the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, contesting the constitutionality of the request and outlining a list of demands the committee must meet in order for him to even consider moving forward.
Opinion: Mike Pence's big night
Mike Pence appears to be edging closer to a showdown with his ex-boss, former president Donald Trump, over the GOP's 2024 White House nomination, writes Michael D'Antonio. Pence seems to have settled into a now-familiar role as the Republican contender who -- as the former vice president once said about himself -- is "conservative, but not angry about it."