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    Company offers moms 16 weeks maternity leave with full pay, even in the U.S.

    LONDON (CNNMoney) – Vodafone gets it: Giving new moms paid time off is good for business. The telecoms group is rolling out a global policy on maternity benefits, even in countries where they are not required to do so. Vodafone will offer at least 16 weeks maternity leave on full pay to all new mothers, and when those moms¬†return to work, they’ll be able to work slightly reduced hours on full pay for the first six months. “Too many talented […]

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    Harrison Ford ‘battered, but OK’ after small-plane crash

    VENICE, California (CNN) – Actor Harrison Ford was “banged up” and hospitalized Thursday afternoon after a 1940s aircraft he was piloting crashed during a forced landing on a golf course, his publicist said. “Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which had engine trouble upon takeoff,” Ina Treciokas said. “He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely. He was banged up and is in the hospital receiving medical care. The injuries sustained […]

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    Laser procedure can turn brown eyes blue

    (CNN) – From the piercing blue eyes of Paul Newman to the steely gaze of Daniel Craig, blue eyes have always been a measure of attractiveness. But exactly why they make hearts throb and catapult actors and models to stardom is a point of conjecture. Theories range from evolutionary psychologists who say that blue-eyed women in Palaeolithic societies had a better chance of standing out in the crowd, others posit that pupil dilation — a signifier of attraction — is […]

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    Most shocking parts of Dept. of Justice report on Ferguson police

    (CNN) — Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said the city “must do better” to address racism after a stunning Department of Justice report revealed a range of abuses committed against African American residents by the city’s police force. “We must do better not only as a city but as a state and a country. We must all work to address issues of racial disparity in all aspects of our society,” he said at a press conference Wednesday night. Knowles also said […]

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    ‘Seinfeld’ actor Daniel von Bargen dies at 64

    ¬†(CNN) — Daniel von Bargen, the talented character actor perhaps best known for playing George Costanza’s imbecilic boss Mr. Kruger during the last season of Seinfeld, has died. He was 64. Von Bargen, who also stood out as Commandant Edwin Spangler on the ABC sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, died Sunday after a long illness, his friend, actor Bob Colonna, said. Cincinnati TV station WLWT also reported the news. Other details of his death were not known. In February 2012, […]

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    HBO without cable will cost $15 a month: report

    SAN FRANCISCO (CNNMoney) — HBO without the rest of cable’s trappings. We knew it was coming, we just didn’t know when. The International Business Times is reporting the streaming service will launch in early April, ahead of the April 12 debut of the new season of “Game of Thrones.” Called “HBO Now,” it will cost $15 a month, according to the IBT. HBO, which is owned by Time Warner, Inc. (also the parent company of CNNMoney), is working with Apple […]

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    Woman beaten unconscious for almost sitting on friend’s hamburger [VIDEO]

    WARNING: This story contains video and images that some readers may find disturbing. Reader discretion is advised. ATLANTA, Ga. (CNN) — Several people accused of attacking a woman over a nearly-smashed hamburger were in an Atlanta courtroom Tuesday. Tekia Strickland and Armonni Cofer face a variety of charges in connection with the Feb. 22 incident that left Myriah Pointer injured. Another suspect, Chazmyn Donald, was in court last week, according to WGCL. Pointer, who suffered several bruises to her face, […]

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    Inventor of K-Cups says ‘I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it’

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The inventor of K-Cups regrets that he ever invented them. “I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it,” John Sylvan told The Atlantic in an interview. Why? Because the K-Cups are bad for the environment — they are disposable and not recyclable. Sylvan originally envisioned the cup-like pouches that brewed a single serving of coffee for offices, where people want different brews. But the technology caught on, and Keurig Green Mountain brewers are now on […]

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    Tinder angers swipe-happy users

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – Many wish they could swipe left and reject the latest version of Tinder. On Monday, the dating app launched its new premium service, Tinder Plus. New features include the option to “rewind” or unswipe someone they didn’t mean to pass on and the ability to match with people around the country instead of one geographic location. (The app lets users “swipe right” on people they find attractive or “swipe left” to reject someone.) But the premium […]

  • A family photo of Celeste Nurse with her daughter, Zephany, who was kidnapped from the hospital and reunited this week, after 17 years. (Photo: Europics via CNN)

    Kidnapped at birth, girl accidentally reunites with her biological family after 17 years

    (CNN) – She is being called Zephany Nurse, though it is not the name with which the 17-year-old South African girl grew up. Zephany means “hidden by the Lord,” a fitting name for a girl who was allegedly kidnapped at birth and found thanks to an improbable coincidence. South African Police have been mostly quiet about the case. A police spokesman, Andre Traut, confirmed that a woman was arrested last week and charged with kidnapping and falsely pretending that she […]

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