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  • ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JUNE 29: A relative of the Ataturk Airport suicide bomb attack victim waits outside Bakirkoy Sadi Konuk Hospital as she cries, in the early hours of June 29, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to the main international airport in Istanbul, killing at least 31 people and wounding 147 people according to Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag. (Photo by Defne Karadeniz/Getty Images)

    Istanbul airport explosions: At least 36 people killed in suicide bombings

    ISTANBUL — Gunshots, screams and explosions pierced the air Tuesday at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, as three terrorists armed with bombs and guns attacked passengers at one of the world’s busiest travel spots. Witnesses described deadly carnage and crowds in a panic as the attackers struck. At least 36 people were killed, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, in the terror attack, one for which there was no immediate claim of responsibility. Another 147 people were wounded, Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir […]

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    Prosecutors drop rape charges against former Indiana University student in plea deal

    A former Indiana University student accused of raping two students pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in a deal with prosecutors that could spare him jail time. John Enochs was sentenced to one year of jail but only if he violates probation, Monroe County’s chief deputy prosecutor Robert Miller said. Enochs was charged in September 2015 with two counts of rape stemming from alleged incidents in 2013 and 2015, according to court documents. The count pertaining to the 2013 incident […]

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    ‘The Daily Show’ under fire over tweet celebrating Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion rights

    “The Daily Show” found itself in the middle of a social media firestorm Monday following a tweet regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion rights in Texas. “Celebrate the #SCOTUS ruling! Go knock someone up in Texas!” the show’s official account tweeted Monday. The tweet was immediately criticized on Twitter for being offensive with Fox News contributor, Meghan McCain, calling it “vile.” Others found the tweet to be unfunny saying they missed the days of “The Daily Show with Jon […]

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    Girl, 9, given ‘Frozen’-themed prosthetic arm made by Albany college students, national group

    ALBANY, N.Y. — All hail the ice queen! Nine-year-old Karissa Mitchell, born without a right hand and most of her wrist, was gifted with a “Frozen”-themed prosthetic arm last week. The arm was put together by Enabling the Future, a national organization with a chapter at Siena College in Albany, New York. For its first project in 2015, the student-run Siena e-NABLE group created an Iron Man-themed hand that went to 5-year-old Jack Carder in Ohio. “Her mother reached out […]

  • CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 27: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers the keynote speech during the Rainbow PUSH Coalition's International Women's Luncheon June 27, 2016 in Chicago Illinois. Clinton addressed gun violence across the country and referred to the Orlando, Florida Pulse nightclub shooting and the uptick in gun crime across Chicago. ( Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

    Benghazi report: Clinton should have realized risks

     WASHINGTON – House Republicans are planning to release a long-awaited report Tuesday on the Benghazi terror attacks that killed four Americans on Hillary Clinton’s watch as secretary of state, reviving the politically charged issue less than five months before the election. The report, parts of which have already been reviewed by CNN, paints a picture of a perfect storm of bureaucratic inertia, rapidly worsening security in Libya and inadequate resources in the months that led up to the killings of Ambassador […]

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    Ikea to recall dressers after death of third child

    NEW YORK — Ikea is recalling millions of dressers that can tip over and are being blamed for the deaths of three children. The dressers have been known to fall over if they are not fastened to the wall, and the issue was already linked to the death of two toddlers that spurred Ikea to launch a repair program in July 2015. “We are announcing this recall today given the recent tragic death of a third child. It is clear […]

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    Watch Jesse Williams’ powerful speech on racism that stole the BET Awards

    Actor Jesse Williams took to the BET Awards stage Sunday night as an honoree and left a hero. The “Grey’s Anatomy” star received the 2016 BET Humanitarian Award, and gave a powerful acceptance speech on race and this country. His words have been so thoroughly embraced that publications like Billboard are running it in its entirety. Here’s what you need to know about Williams: He’s a long time activist There is a reason Williams has drawn comparisons to the legendary […]


    Waldorf-Astoria will be converted into mostly condos, new owner announces

    The new Chinese owners of Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York plan a massive renovation that will turn much of the landmark hotel into luxury condominiums. Anbang Insurance, which agreed to buy the property from Hilton in late 2014 for nearly $2 billion, said Monday it is planning to close the hotel for more than a year and spend more than $1 billion to make the conversion. The current hotel has 1,400 rooms and a staff of about 1,500. With most […]

  • Pet fish gets a prosthetic eye to keep him from getting bullied by his tank mates. (Photo: KTVI)

    One-eyed pet fish undergoes rare surgery to keep from being bullied in tank

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — A one-eyed fish is getting a second shot at life thanks to an unusual, extreme makeover. Kiwi, a 7-year-old saltwater fish, developed a cataract and was getting bullied by his tank mates, owner Julie Morgan told CNN affiliate KTVI. “They figured out which eye was not working,” Morgan said. “They’d go up behind him, biting his tail. He had chunks of his tail taken out.” Kiwi’s veterinarian, Dr. Megan Baebler of Kersting Veterinary Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo., […]

  • WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 20:  Protesters on both sides of the abortion issue rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building June 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. Several groups are waiting for the high court to hand down the Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt ruling before their summer break next week.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    The surprising history of abortion in the United States

    There was a time when abortion was simply part of life in the United States. People didn’t scream about it in protest, and services were marketed openly. Drugs to induce abortions were a booming business. They were advertised in newspapers and could be bought from pharmacists, from physicians and even through the mail. If drugs didn’t work, women could visit practitioners for instrumental procedures. The earliest efforts to govern abortions centered on concerns about poisoning, not morality, religion or politics. […]


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