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She 'can't fight' cystic fibrosis any longer

Despite receiving a lung transplant, 26-year-old Katie Prager has been moved to hospice after suffering for years from cystic fibrosis.

Genetic Engineering

Mo Farah was 'humiliated' by airline attendant, claims wife Tania

<b>Mo Farah was humiliated and sent to the back of the queue by an airline attendant before a flight in the United States, his wife has said.</b><p>Tania Farah said the Delta Airlines official "yelled" at the four-time Olympic gold medallist and refused to believe he had a business class ticket.<p>However, …


British woman raped before suspected 'honor killing' in Pakistan, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> A British woman murdered in a suspected "honor killing" incident in Pakistan was raped before her death, Pakistani police say.<p>And a local policeman who first investigated the 28-year-old's death has been arrested on suspicion of suppressing evidence from witnesses and allowing key suspects …


Mother Teresa declared a saint before huge crowds in the Vatican

<b>Vatican City (CNN) —</b> Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun who devoted her life to helping India's poor, has been declared a saint in a canonization Mass held by Pope Francis in the Vatican.<p>Pope Francis delivered the formula for the canonization of the Albanian-born nun -- known as the "saint of the …

Mother Teresa

21 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted last year by a number of pediatricians …


Ruthless drug lord or loving father? Escobar's son lives with two truths

<b>(CNN) —</b> The acknowledgments in Sebastian Marroquin's book consist of one sentence: "To my father, who showed me what path not to take."<p>That is probably the highest compliment Marroquin could pay his father. What can you say about a man who was a monster?<p>Perhaps that's why Marroquin stayed silent …

South America

FSU football player joins boy with autism eating alone

During a recent visit to a middle school in Tallahassee, Florida, Travis Rudolph a Florida State University football player decided to sit with Bo Paske, a boy who has autism and often eats lunch alone.

College Football

Watch this 2-year-old's dramatic rendition of the ABCs

This video of Violet Ogea's passionate performance has been viewed more than 3 million times on Facebook since mom Christina posted it on August 25, 2016.


Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom To Be Murdered

Dee Dee Blancharde was a model parent: a tireless single mom taking care of her gravely ill child. But after Dee Dee was killed, it turned out things weren’t as they appeared — and her daughter Gypsy had never been sick at all.<p><b>For seven years before the</b> murder, Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blancharde …


The week in 33 photos

Take a look at 33 photos of the week from August 19 through August 25.


North Carolina man freed after 28 years in prison

<b>A North Carolina man who spent 28 years in prison on murder charges has been released after a judge ruled his trial was unfair.</b><p>Authorities will now consider whether Johnny Small, 43, should face a second trial in the 1988 murder of Pam Dreher.<p>Judge W Douglas Parsons ruled that there was not enough …

Before Michael Phelps won gold, he trained with this

A new wearable fitness tracker called Whoop has been used by elite athletes like LeBron James and Michael Phelps and tracks more data than ever before.

Michael Phelps

Lawyer calls suspect in neighborhood shooting 'George Zimmerman 2.0'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Simone Thomas broke down in tears Thursday as soon as she began talking about her youngest son, Kouren Thomas, being fatally gunned down in Raleigh, North Carolina.<p>Surrounded by family members and Kouren's girlfriend who enveloped her in a group embrace, she told a gaggle of reporters …


What It's Like Being a Professional Hand Model

Brooke Colman has appeared in some of the most expensive, visible adverts in the world, and doubled for Julia Roberts and Ant and Dec, but you've never seen her face.<p>Brooke Colman's hands are six meters high and made of fiberglass.<p>Granted, not her actual physical hands—but when Nikon wanted to …

Muhammad Ali

Trump's four dysfunctional days in Cleveland

Candidate, vowing to restore order, has the most mistake-marred convention in a generation.<p>CLEVELAND—Donald Trump was only nine hours from accepting the nomination of the Republican Party when he walked into a private lunch with 300 donors and ridiculed the GOP. He could have beaten any of his …

Donald Trump

VCs are betting on the great Chinese fitness boom

As the Chinese economy has boomed in the last decade, millions of people have entered the middle class. And the Chinese aren’t just getting wealthier, they’re getting fitter. China, it seems, is in the midst of a workout craze — and that represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for venture …

Dallas shooting live updates: Protesters return to the streets throughout U.S.

<b>(CNN) —</b> Five officers in Dallas have been shot dead during a street protest against police violence on Thursday night. Here's the latest:<p>As night falls Friday, "Black Lives Matter" protesters are demonstrating across country<br>• Police name suspect. He was Micah Xavier Johnson<br>• President Barack Obama will …

Law Enforcement

'We will give that food to someone who is hungry'

<b>Up to one third of the world's food is wasted before it can be eaten. That's 1.3 billion tonnes, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.</b><p>At the same time up to 793 million people don't get enough nourishment to help them live a healthy life. So, what can be done to …


Mpho Tutu: Choosing between the church and being gay

<b>The daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mpho, says part of her was "stripped away" when she had to relinquish the Anglican priesthood over her same-sex marriage, writes Justine Lang.</b><p>Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu van Furth followed her father into a life in the Anglican church, but when she decided to …


'Muhammad Ali was my pen pal for 30 years'

<b>Stephanie Meade from Seattle, Washington first wrote to Muhammad Ali when she was 10 years old. More than 30 years later, they were still corresponding. Here, she tells BBC News about how these letters changed her life.</b><p>To the world, he was an incredible athlete and humanitarian - but, to me, he was …

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali: A Life in Pictures


Taken from life: The unsettling art of death photography

<b>Photographs of loved ones taken after they died may seem morbid to modern sensibilities. But in Victorian England, they became a way of commemorating the dead and blunting the sharpness of grief.</b><p>In images that are both unsettling and strangely poignant, families pose with the dead, infants appear …


After gorilla death, try empathy -- not blame

<b>(CNN) —</b> What if it was just a tragic accident?<p>In today's finger-pointing, name-calling media world, can you even conceive of a scenario where no one is really "at fault"?<p>By now, you know the devastating story about a 3-year-old boy who climbed through a barrier at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical …


Daily Scripture Readings and Meditations

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