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Trump claims the prize

The billionaire businessman ascends to the top of a divided Republican Party, promising to fix a broken America.<p>CLEVELAND — Exactly 350 days after Donald Trump stood in Quicken Loans Arena at the first presidential debate and refused to endorse the eventual Republican nominee if it wasn't him, he …

Donald Trump

‘We’ve lost ’em, God bless ’em’: What it was like to witness the Challenger disaster

The space shuttle Challenger exploded 30 years ago Thursday, killing its seven crew members, including high school teacher Christa McAuliffe, the woman touted as “the first private citizen” in space.<p>If things had gone differently, Kathy Sawyer might have become the second.<p>Sawyer, then a Washington …

Space Exploration

The Latest: Video of restaurant shooting posted online

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local):<p>1:28 p.m.<p>Security camera video from inside a restaurant as it is fired on …

France

The Microbiome Is Science’s Hot New Kid

‘Microbiome’ is a word you’ve probably been reading everywhere—and it’s only the beginning.<p>As Americans, we love the concept of …

Will ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Ultimately Damage The Mothership Series, ‘The Walking Dead’?

<i>Fear the Walking Dead</i> premieres on Sunday, and, for the last several months, Robert Kirkman and the producers of the show have been hammering home a common refrain: It’s “different” from the mothership series, <i>The Walking Dead</i>. The setting is different. The characters are different. The tone is …

Russia's Sanctions War Against the West Explained

Russia has taken on the United States and Europe in a sanctions war, which has recently spilled into some decidedly odd public stunts: bulldozed cheese, burned fruit, even euthanized ducklings.<p>NBC News' Moscow-based producer Alexey Eremenko explains what's behind the food crusade and looks at 10 …

Russia

Should I Eat Hot Dogs?

<b>4/5 experts say no.</b><p>Ballgame or no ballgame, hot dogs aren’t hot in the health world, according to four of our experts.<p>Hot dogs deliver a nutritional …

6 things to watch at GOP debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump loves the spotlight and the camera.<p>But when he takes center stage Thursday night, it won't be as the star of a reality TV show -- it will be as the Republican Party's front-runner presidential candidate.<p>Trump and nine of his GOP rivals will battle it out in the 2016 cycle's …

Government

MH370 search: Differing messages on aircraft parts frustrate Flight 370 families

The Malaysian government was certain: The airplane part found on an Indian Ocean island came from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Investigators in France weren't so sure quite yet.<p>And those differing approaches created confusion and anguish Thursday for the families of those aboard the ill-fated …

Synthetic Weed Is F-ing Up New York

Subway surfing, hallucinations, suicide, murder. Thanks to K2, people are losing their minds—literally.<p>If you haven’t heard of K2, consider yourself …

Cannabis

Colorado theater shooter went from happy boy to mass killer

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — He flashed a toothy grin in his second grade photograph, but by the ninth grade, the smile was gone, replaced with an …

High School

Israel passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisoners

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice.<p>The law allows a judge to sanction the force-feeding or administration of medical treatment if there is a threat to …

Israel

Police force gives cannabis users green light to grow drugs

<b>Update: Police are 'turning a blind eye' to cannabis across the country</b><p>Cannabis users in County Durham who grow the drug for their own consumption will no longer be targeted by the police after the force declared the illegal activity was not a priority.<p>In a move, which will be seen as a further …

Donald Trump unwittingly retweets photo of murderer

US presidential hopeful believed he had received supportive tweet with picture of ‘Vietnam vet’ during controversy over McCain criticism<p>Donald Trump has been duped once again into retweeting a fake picture, this time of a “Vietnam vet” who is in fact a murderer.<p>The tycoon and US presidential …

Donald Trump

U.S., Cuba re-establish diplomatic relations, reopen embassies

<b>Havana, Cuba (CNN) —</b> One bitter holdover of the Cold War slipped into the history books at 12:01 a.m. Monday, when the United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations. For the first time since severing ties in 1961, they reopened embassies in each other's capitals.<p>Cuban Foreign Minister …

Cuba

US, Cuba restore full diplomatic ties after 5 decades

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a half century of Cold War and lingering enmity came to an abrupt but quiet end on Monday as the United States and Cuba restored full diplomatic relations.<p>The new era began with little fanfare when an agreement between the two nations to resume normal ties on July 20 …

Like It or Not, Donald Trump Is News

On Friday, July 17, the Huffington Post announced that it would no longer cover Donald Trump, a candidate for President of the United States, as …

Too much TV could raise the risk of Alzheimer’s, study suggests

It turns out that too much TV might damage your brain and also raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease — and that the effects could show up much sooner than previously believed, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the Northern California Institute for Research and Education in San …

Dementia

ISIS’s Jihad Against WiFi

Surprisingly, the terror army has only just decided to ban Internet access for most residents of Raqqa—but still, many are furious about it.<p>Like all …

Human Rights

Uncle of Chattanooga shooter in custody, being investigated

A maternal uncle who hosted the Chattanooga shooter in Jordan for a few months last year is a businessman with no links to any militant groups, his attorney says.<p>But a Jordanian official says the uncle is under investigation over the shooter's time with him there.<p>Asaad Ibrahim Asaad Haj Ali took in …

The path to a final Iran nuclear deal: Long days and short tempers

The historic pact to limit Iran’s nuclear program will end economic sanctions in the nation.<p>The historic pact to limit Iran’s nuclear program will end economic sanctions in the nation.<p>By day nine of the final negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, diplomats were tired and short-tempered. At a …

Asia

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

Social media. Beheadings. Dogma. Empty promises. ISIS is copying the Mexican cartel playbook to a T, writes The Cartel author Don Winslow.<p>A bound man …

Armed Forces

Mark Ronson: Amy Winehouse Documentary Showcases 'Genius' Singer

"You are reminded why she was famous in the first place," 'Back to Black' producer says of 'Amy'<p>The acclaimed Amy Winehouse documentary <i>Amy</i> is set for …

Music

WHO incapable of reacting to crises such as Ebola, says report

World Health Organisation was too slow in response to west Africa outbreak, while member states also failed to fulfil responsibilities, according to report<p>The World Health Organisation lacks the capacity and internal culture to mount an effective response to an epidemic such as the Ebola outbreak …

Disease

US stocks fall in early trade as Greece debt woes escalate

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are falling in early trading in the U.S., but not as much as in Europe as Greece's debt woes deepen.<p>The Dow Jones industrial …

Stock Markets

The Islamic State One Year Later: Who's Winning the War?

Islamic State's Projection of Territory Under Its Control by 2020<p>June 29 marks the first anniversary of the proclamation of Islamic State (IS). It has been a busy year. After conquering an area covering over 80,000 square miles and including a population of approximately 10 million people, IS has …