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This Is What China Thinks About U.S. Shootings

The troubling police shootings of two black men this week, one in Minnesota and one in Louisiana, followed on Thursday night by the fatal shooting of five white Dallas police officers and the wounding of seven others by Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, an African American military veteran who had served …

Sixth Victim in Phoenix Serial Shootings Dies

The number of victims of a possible serial killer stalking a Phoenix neighborhood climbed to six on Thursday when a woman who was critically injured three weeks ago succumbed to her injuries.<p>Stefanie Ellis, 33, initially survived the June 12 shooting that claimed the life of her 12-year-old …

Bombing that killed more than 200 deadliest attack in Baghdad in years

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than a day after a suicide truck bomb ripped through Baghdad, families are still hoping that rescuers searching through the rubble can locate the bodies of their loved ones.<p>The bombing early Sunday in a busy shopping district was the deadliest single attack in Iraq's war-weary capital …

20 surprising effects that getting more sleep has on your mind and body

If you have a few days off this summer, one of the best things you can do with your time is fix your sleeping habits. Just let yourself sleep naturally during those days and see how much you really need.<p>For at least 40% of the US population that isn't getting the recommended seven to nine hours a …

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Israelis defiant a day after Palestinian attack in the heart of carefree Tel Aviv

Two Palestinian gunmen opened fire in central Tel Aviv, killing at least four people and wounding others, Israel police said.<p>Two Palestinian gunmen opened fire in central Tel Aviv, killing at least four people and wounding others, Israel police said.<p>By Ruth Eglash<p>, Reporter<p>JERUSALEM — In a show of …

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The entire mass of the Milky Way, measured

Take all the empty space out of the Milky Way, and how much stuff -- stars, planets, asteroids, debris and even mysterious dark matter -- would you have? In other words, what is the total mass of our galaxy? Gwendolyn Eadie, a Ph.D. candidate in physics and astronomy at McMaster University in …

Jennifer Lawrence Attends Her Best Friend’s Wedding, Hangs Out With Aziz Ansari in Italy

This tale involves a bartender who goes by the name of “Boosh.”<p>We have all been harboring fantasies of <b>Jennifer Lawrence</b> being our own real-life best friend, of course, for many years now, but there is only one woman for whom that is actually the case: <b>Laura Simpson</b>. (You may remember Simpson for the …

Murder trial for 'Shield' actor begins in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A murder trial began Monday for an actor who played a police officer on TV and is accused of shooting and killing his wife while …

Investigators search wreckage of EgyptAir plane, test DNA

CAIRO (AP) — A French ship joined the international effort to hunt for the black boxes and other wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804 Monday, searching …

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Foreign Hackers May Be Targeting Presidential Candidates: Spy Chief

Foreign hackers may have the campaigns of U.S. presidential candidates in their sights, the nation's top intelligence official warned Wednesday.<p>The FBI and Homeland Security are working with the campaigns to tighten security and prevent the cyber intruders from penetrating their defenses, Director …

12 best commencement speeches of all time

Great news, graduates! The job outlook is looking a lot better than it has in the past few years.<p>The U.S. economy has added, on average, 238,000 jobs in the past few months, according to the Labor Department. And, job listings targeted at new grads are up slightly from a year ago on job-listing …

A Man Ripped Off A Muslim Woman's Hijab, Screamed 'This Is America!'

The hate crime happened just days after Donald Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S.<p>A North Carolina man ripped off a Muslim woman's hijab and screamed "This is America!" during a Southwest Airlines flight late last year, court documents revealed Friday.<p>Gill Parker Payne, 37, of …

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CIA chief 'poisoned by Pakistan spies' after Osama bin Laden raid

The CIA director who oversaw the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden suspected that he was poisoned by Pakistani spies weeks later, according to a new report.<p>Mark Kelton, the agency’s Pakistan chief in 2011, was pulled out of Islamabad suffering from a violent stomach illness two months after the …

Former US Postal Service Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing $443,000 in Checks

At least some Pennsauken, New Jersey, residents didn't receive their tax refunds in 2014, courtesy of veteran postman Earl Champagne, pleaded guilty …

Jennifer Lawrence Opens Up About Being Called "Plus-Size"

She thinks it's hilarious.<p>Jennifer Lawrence sat down with <i>Extra</i> at the premiere of her newest feature, the IMAX movie, <i>A Beautiful Planet</i>, and she talked about more than just saving the earth.<p>Your ~super-chill~ celeb BFF revealed that she's single and had nothing positive to say about her dating life.<p>…

Scientists uncover new way to grow rare life-saving blood stem cells

Researchers at McMaster University's Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute have made significant steps forward in understanding the stem cells of …

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Indonesia defends use of death penalty for drug trafficking

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Friday defended its use of the death penalty for drug traffickers, just days after its representative was jeered at a U.N. narcotics conference, citing a steep rise in demand and consumption in Southeast Asia’s most populous country.<p>A police helicopter hovers over a …

Charlize Theron says she and Tobey Maguire did not get along on 'Cider House Rules' set

Charlize Theron admits she had a taxing relationship with Tobey Maguire while shooting the 1999 film, "Cider House Rules."<p>Maguire was Theron's love interest in the Oscar-nominated movie, but off-camera, the 40-year-old actress says the actors had a "rough time" getting along.<p>"It was a difficult …

WWE Star Joanie 'Chyna' Laurer Dead at 45

Former WWE star Joanie “Chyna” Laurer has died. She was 45.<p>Laurer’s team confirmed the news in a written statement shared on her website and Twitter …

Split high court now holds fate of Obama immigration actions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Supreme Court justices expressed sharp skepticism about President Barack Obama's immigration efforts Monday, leaving …

British Airways Pilot Reports Drone Strike Near London Airport: Police

A British Airways pilot flying into London reported that a drone had struck his plane Sunday afternoon, according to police.<p>An object, believed to be a drone, struck the front of a plane landing at Heathrow Airport from Geneva, Switzerland, about noon (7 a.m. ET), according to London's Metropolitan …

Selfie craze caused a surge in lip surgeries in 2015

Everyone is secretly getting lip implants, according to data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and doctors say it’s because we all want to look better in those vital ‘my life is going just awesome’ selfie pictures.<p>Last year was a “record” one for lip augmentation, making it the …

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A French Minister Has Compared Muslim Women to 'American Negroes'

France’s Minister for Women’s Rights has found herself in hot water after comparing Muslim women who wear their faith’s traditional garments to …

Nurse arrested over deaths of 13 patients in Tuscany

Fausta Bonino accused of giving lethal doses of blood-thinner Heparin to intensive care patients<p>A nurse suspected of killing up to 13 patients in a hospital in Tuscany has been arrested in a case that Italy’s health minister said represented “a peak in all rankings of human misery”.<p>The nurse, who …