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Every Pixar movie, ranked — here's how 'Finding Dory' stacks up

Yes, Jeffrey Katzenberg and DreamWorks Animation had their time, but for over 20 years, Lasseter's Pixar has consistently put out box-office hits (the company has earned close to $10 billion worldwide) and created stories that affect us on an emotional level that we can't wait to experience again …

Animation

25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

Literature

Zika virus: What are the chances I'll get it? (And other Q&As)

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Zika virus was discovered nearly 70 years ago, but chances are you probably hadn't heard of it until the past few months.<p>With fear and uncertainty spreading as quickly as the virus itself, CNN Health wanted to address some of your pressing questions on the topic.<p>To stay informed on the …

Public Health

North Korea rocket launch: UN security council condemns latest violation

UN chief calls long-range rocket launch ‘deplorable’ and South Korea says it will start talks with US on missile defence<p>The United Nations security council has condemned North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket, after an emergency meeting in New York and calls by the US, South Korea and Japan …

Julian Assange Is Being Arbitrarily Held And Should Be Freed, U.N. Group Says

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been "arbitrarily detained" by Sweden and the U.K., a U.N. panel has ruled, adding that Assange should be freed and compensated for his treatment.<p>The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention calls the situation, in which Assange has lived inside …

33 Of The Best TV Shows To Binge-Watch

As told by the people at home.

Trump goes to church in Iowa and hears a sermon about welcoming immigrants

MUSCATINE, Iowa — Donald Trump attended a church service here on Sunday that served as both a gesture of fellowship to evangelical voters and another sign of the Republican front-runner’s attention to retail politics ahead of the Iowa caucuses.<p>The stop comes as Trump is competing directly with his …

The only strategy that can defeat ISIS is one no Republican would ever embrace

<b>(AP/Reuters/John Locher/John Minchillo/Photo Montage by Salon)</b><p>Cut off the ISIL’s supply lines, then pull *everybody* out. If we want lasting peace, we must practice it ourselves<p>Peter Van Buren<p>January 20, 2016 8:30am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>How can we stop the Islamic …

ISIS releases 270 civilians after weekend kidnapping, rights group says

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS has released more than half of the people it kidnapped over the weekend in Syria, freeing 270 of the 400 people taken in the city of Deir Ezzor, a Syrian rights group said.<p>Among the released were women, children under the age of 14 and men over the age of 55, said Rami Abdurrahman, …

Peshmerga

This crazy Image reveals what one of Jupiter's moons looks like compared to Earth

The picture above is of the fourth largest moon in the solar system, Io, placed on top of North America for scale. Io is the closest moon to Jupiter and is one of the most inhospitable places imaginable. Earth's moon, by comparison, is the fifth-largest moon and is nearly the same size as Io. …

Astronomy

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders clash on health care, guns, Wall Street

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton embraced President Barack Obama's political legacy on Sunday, seeking to halt a late surge by rival Bernie Sanders, as fierce clashes over guns, health care and Wall Street ripped through the Democratic presidential debate.<p>With Sanders threatening to upset Clinton in the …

Muslim cleric arrested in Pakistan for inciting teenager to saw off hand

Terror charges brought against Shabir Ahmed who accused Anwar Ali, 15, of blasphemy in mosque<p>A Muslim cleric has been arrested in Pakistan on terror charges after a teenage boy he accused of blasphemy responded by sawing off his own hand.<p>Anwar Ali, 15, performed the act of self-amputation with a …

50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

‘The Club’ (Feb 5)<p>A Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Film (and almost assuredly an Oscar nominee for that category as well), this tense drama …

Oregon militia standoff: man arrested driving stolen government vehicle

Police say Kenneth Medenbach drove the vehicle to town from the Malheur national wildlife refuge – and it’s not his first tangle with the law<p>The standoff with armed militia in Oregon escalated on Friday after police swooped in on one of the protesters to make the first arrest in connection with the …

The Case of the So-Called Alien Megastructure Just Got Weirder

It’s probably not aliens. Seriously guys, it’s very, <i>very</i> unlikely that it’s aliens. But the weird, flickering star known as KIC 8462852 still isn’t …

Here are the 29 superhero movies coming out in the next 5 years

Get ready! Nearly 30 superhero movies have been announced to hit theaters over the next few years.<p>We'll see Marvel complete "Phase 3" of its cinematic universe while DC will start playing catch-up by building its own multiverse on the groundwork laid by 2013's "Man of Steel."<p>The list of announced …

NASA’s top planetary scientist told us what he thinks of the science in the Oscar-nominated film 'The Martian'

"The Martian" — last year's must-see film based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir — has been nominated for a bunch of oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor.<p>Back when the film came out last October, we chatted with NASA Head of Planetary Science Jim Green, who was a consultant on the …

Carbon Dioxide

Readers’ Poll: 10 Rock Bands You Hope to See Reunite

10<p>The Black Crowes<p>By this point, fans of the Black Crowes understand that the group is in a comfortable routine that'll probably last until the day …

Making a Murderer Prosecutor Admits He Made Mistakes

Former Calumet County prosecutor Ken Kratz hasn’t wavered in his belief that Steve Avery and Brendan Dassey are guilty of murder. But he does own up …

I am the Fox News atheist: “Some call me a militant atheist. Others call me a dick. I am neither”

<b>David Silverman (Fox News)</b><p>I believe that religion poisons everything and I argue for truth and honesty, no matter the audience. It is working<p>David Silverman<p>January 2, 2016 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “FIGHTING GOD: An Atheist Manifesto For a Religious World”<p><i>Once again, abherrant [sic] groups like</i> …

Religion

Two Killed, Seven Hurt in Shooting at Tel Aviv Cafe-Bar

TEL AVIV — A hunt was launched Friday for a gunman who killed at least two people and injured seven others outside a cafe-bar in downtown Tel Aviv, officials said.<p>The search was sparked after the assailant opened fire on a group of people outside the venue, Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri …

We weren’t ready for a black president: Race, hate, Donald Trump, guns, Fox News, terror and our tragic American condition

<b>Donald Trump, Barack Obama (AP/Richard Drew/Reuters/Yuri Gripas/cholder via Shutterstock/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Right-wing pseudo-statesmen haven’t changed, grown up or dropped the race-baiting, even as Obama has delivered<p>Tom Gogola<p>December 31, 2015 8:35pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on …

Conservatism

The most uplifting videos of 2015

By Jenny Starrs<p>, Video editor<p>Amid the sad news that often overwhelmed headlines in 2015, there were some shining moments of joy, kindness and humor. Whether it was celebrities going out of their way to perform good deeds or everyday people brightening others’ moods in unexpected ways, here are some …

School Administration

Turkey Foils New Year's Eve Suicide Bomb Plot, ISIS Suspects Held

ISTANBUL, Turkish - Special forces foiled a suicide plot to bomb New Year’s Eve celebrations in Turkey’s capital, raiding a house and detaining two suspected ISIS militants, officials said Wednesday.<p>Suicide vests and explosive devices were found at the house in Ankara’s Mamak district, prosecutors …

'It wears you out,' Missouri man says as floodwaters rise

Are you within sight of floodwater? Share your photos, videos here or post them on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #CNNWeather. The weather can be unpredictable and dangerous, so please be safe.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Even if it doesn't rain another drop in Missouri, Kathy Wunderlich's home in West Alton may …

Weather

Iraqi leader visits Ramadi amid push to secure gains against Islamic State

By Mustafa Salim<p>Brian Murphy<p>, Reporter<p>BAGHDAD — Iraq’s prime minister toured the outskirts of Ramadi on Tuesday in a rare battlefield visit seeking to showcase military gains as government forces attempt to push the Islamic State from its last footholds in the city.<p>In the wider fight against the …