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Sofa

African boy attacked by chimps getting facial surgery in U.S.

<b>(CNN) —</b> A young African boy severely mauled by chimpanzees will undergo reconstructive surgery next week that may allow him to eat, drink and talk normally for the first time in two years.<p>When he was 6, Dunia Sibomana was playing with his 4-year-old brother and a friend near Virunga National Park …

Lips

"Knockout" attack video released in hate crime conviction

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Justice Department has released cellphone video of a so-called "knockout game" attack that resulted in a federal hate crime conviction.<p>Conrad Alvin Barrett, 29, of Katy, Texas, was sentenced to almost six years in prison last month after pleading guilty to taking part in the …

Crime

Minneapolis protests erupt after police shoot black man allegedly in handcuffs

Black Lives Matter protesters march through streets after witnesses said the man, who is now reportedly on life support, was handcuffed when he was shot<p>A Minnesota agency is investigating the shooting by a Minneapolis police officer of a black man suspected in an assault, an incident that sparked …

Law Enforcement

Turkish fishermen rescue baby: 'Brother, he is alive'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A remarkable rescue at sea was captured on video and is helping to lift spirits on a story so wanting for good news.<p>The footage was shot recently in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Kusadasi, Turkey. A boat carrying migrants capsized, according to Turkey's Dogan News Agency (DHA).<p>The video …

North Africa

Twinkie Frankenstein

This adorable Frankenstein treat starts with a Twinkie. What a fun snack to make for a Halloween party or get-together!<p>Get the instructions for ––> …

Elephant genes hold clues for fight against cancer, scientists say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Elephants are giant, cancer-battling super creatures that destroy damaged cells long before they become cancerous, scientists say.<p>In a study released this week, scientists said elephant genes may provide a crucial clue in the fight against human cancer.<p>The mammoth mammals rarely get cancer, …

Cancer

Gene test finds which breast cancer patients can skip chemo

Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease — good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient's risk.<p>The test accurately identified a group of women whose cancers are so likely to …

Cancer

The ultimate cold and flu survival guide

Each year, the typical adult can expect to contract two or three colds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skip the annual flu vaccine and you set yourself up for a bout of that as well. But it doesn't have to be this way! Aside from good hand washing (with soap, for at …

Alternative Medicine

Weight of the union: Obesity by state

<b>(CNN) —</b> New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control find that while adult obesity rates remain steady, they are still high around the country.<p>In a state-by-state analysis, Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi were states with the highest adult obesity rates. Hawaii, the District of Columbia …

Diabetes

#RIPYongki: Endangered elephant poisoned for ivory

<b>Jakarta (CNN) —</b> Yongki was famous across Indonesia for helping to protect endangered elephant habitats.<p>An endangered species himself, the 34-year-old Sumatran elephant patrolled the jungles of Bukit Barisan National Park on the island of Sumatra in western Indonesia on anti-poaching missions, and …

Endangered Species