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    McDonalds to give a pay raise to hourly workers

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — McDonald’s plans to increase hourly wages for roughly 90,000 workers — a move that follows in the footsteps of retail giants Walmart and T.J. Maxx and new state minimum wage laws across the country.Effective July 1st, McDonald’s starting wages will be at least $1 an hour more than the minimum wage set by local law, the fast-food chain announced Wednesday. Meanwhile, all employees up to restaurant managers will get a pay bump as well. The result: […]

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    Menendez claims innocence after indictment

    WASHINGTON (CNN) – A defiant Sen. Robert Menendez asserted his innocence and pledged to fight federal corruption charges brought against him Wednesday, which he said were politically motivated and “intended to silence me.” “I have always conducted myself in accordance with the law. I have always stood up for what I believe is right. I fight for issues I believe in the people I represent and the safety and security of this country every single day. That’s who I am […]

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    The worst foods to eat when you’re sick, and the best ones

    (CNN) — When you’re under the weather the last thing you want is to eat something that makes you feel worse. But what if the last thing you want is chicken soup or crackers, and you’re craving ice cream or a glass of wine? It depends on what’s wrong with you, experts say. Here are common symptoms and expert suggestions on foods that help — and hinder — relief. You’ve got the runs For diarrhea caused by a stomach virus […]

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    Teen who received controversial heart transplant dies after day-long crime spree

    ROSWELL, Georgia (PIX11) – A teen who received a controversial heart transplant, which was initially denied to him because of his past run-ins with the law, has died after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase near Atlanta. Anthony Stokes, 17, first came into the public eye in 2013 when he his transplant candidacy was rejected by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta over his juvenile record. At the time, he promised to fly right. “So I can get a second chance […]

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    Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies at 75

    Cynthia Lennon – In Loving Memory http://t.co/jI4ONUnLo9 pic.twitter.com/cwue6VmPUv — Julian Lennon (@JulianLennon) April 1, 2015 (CNN) — Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of John Lennon, died Wednesday, according to a post on the website of her son Julian. She was 75 years old, according to her birth date listed on IMDb. “Cynthia Lennon passed away today at her home in Mallorca, Spain, following a short but brave battle with cancer. Her son Julian Lennon was at her bedside throughout,” his […]

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    Miramax Films co-founder Harvey Weinstein questioned by NYPD in alleged groping case

    MANHATTAN (CNN) – Major Hollywood power-player Harvey Weinstein was questioned by police in New York city after a 22-year-old woman accused him of groping her. The New York Times reports that the woman said Weinstein touched her inappropriately during a meeting in Manhattan. The woman said she did not know Weinstein, before meeting him twice last week in NYC. The Times reports that it was during the second meeting that the woman claims she was groped. Police said Weinstein volunteered […]

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    Researchers say Anne Frank perished earlier than thought

    (CNN) – Seventy years ago, Anne Frank died of typhus in a Nazi concentration camp at the age of 15. Just two weeks after her supposed death on March 31, 1945, the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where she had been imprisoned was liberated — the timing showed how close the Jewish diarist had been to surviving the Holocaust. But new research released by the Anne Frank House shows that the Anne and her older sister, Margot Frank died at least a […]

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    Getty oil fortune heir Andrew Getty found dead in Hollywood Hills home, family confirms

    (CNN) – Andrew Getty, the 47-year-old grandson of J. Paul Getty, died Tuesday afternoon in his home in Los Angeles, according to a statement from his mother and father. Ann and Gordon Getty also “requested that members of the media and the public respect [the family’s] privacy during this extremely difficult time,” the statement added. A female friend was at the home where Getty died and is cooperating with investigators, Los Angeles Police Department Capt. William Hayes said. Hayes said […]

  • Selena murdered 20 years ago: What you may not know about her

    (CNN) — When Selena was breaking concert attendance records at home and abroad, there weren’t a lot of crossover pop stars who looked like her in the United States. There was Rita Moreno and Gloria Estefan and … well, that’s about it. The March 31, 1995, death of the Mexican-American singer plunged many Latino listeners into mourning and brought her music to the attention of English speakers who would soon become fans. Selena Quintanilla-Perez started singing the Tejano music that […]

  • Bile made in a cow's stomach is one ingredient of a thousand-year-old potion found to kill the superbug MRSA, researchers say. (Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

    Medieval potion kills MRSA superbug, researchers say

    LONDON (CNN) – It might sound like an ancient wives’ tale, but a 1,000-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion for eye infections may hold the key to wiping out the modern-day superbug MRSA, according to new research. The 10th-century “eyesalve” remedy was discovered at the British Library in a leather-bound volume of Bald’s Leechbook, widely considered to be one of the earliest known medical textbooks. Christina Lee, an expert on Anglo-Saxon society from the School of English at the University of Nottingham, translated […]

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