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Pictures of the Week 2.5.15

Man who cut off his fingers builds 'Robohand'

<i>Vital Signs</i> is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world.<p><b>Gauteng, South Africa (CNN) —</b> "I was in a position to see exactly what happens in the human hand. I got the basics of what it's all about and thought yeah, I'll make my own."<p>Richard van As is recalling the moment …

Police cases converge to stir national debate

NEW YORK (AP) — From the White House to the streets of some of America's biggest cities, the New York chokehold case converged with the Ferguson …

Food supplies to Syrian refugees halted as UN's money runs out

World Food Programme says decision to stop food vouchers to 1.6 million people will prove 'disastrous'<p>More than 1.5 million Syrian refugees are to lose a key lifeline after the World Food Programme, the UN aid arm, ran out of money.<p>The WFP announced on Monday that it could no longer afford the cost …

Middle East

A Private Residence in Maryland Gets a Major Renovation

If you saw pictures of the original house (see below!), you’d never believe that the Halcyon Woods Residence was the same home. Located in Easton, …

Maine Snowstorm Leaves Thousands Without Power, Dumps Two Feet of Snow

Thousands of people in Maine woke up in the dark Monday morning after an icy blast knocked out power and buried parts of the state in almost two feet of snow seven weeks ahead of winter. More than 130,000 homes and businesses were left without electricity as of Sunday night, and Maine Gov. Paul …

Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

FORT KENT, Maine – Kaci Hickox described as a "good compromise" a judge's ruling on Friday that rejected state efforts to quarantine the nurse in her home but does require her to submit to daily monitoring for the Ebola virus.<p>The order by Chief Judge Charles LaVerdiere eased his earlier, temporary …

Dementia is leading cause of death for women

<b>Dementia is the leading cause of death for women in England and Wales, official figures show.</b><p>The disease now kills more than three times as many women as breast cancer and thousands more than either heart attacks or stroke.<p>Analysts say the rising numbers may be because doctors are becoming more …

Dozens more girls abducted by Nigerian extremists

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Dozens of girls and young women are being abducted by Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an …

Dallas Nurse Nina Pham, Now 'Ebola Free,' Discharged By NIH

<b>Updated at 12:10 p.m. ET</b><p>Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who became the first person to contract Ebola on U.S. soil, is now free of the virus and has been discharged from a special facility at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.<p>Speaking at a news conference, Pham said in a statement that she …

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnap 25 girls from Nigerian town

Gov't official: Canadian soldier shot near Parliament has died

OTTAWA — A Canadian soldier was shot and killed Wednesday while standing guard at a war memorial in the nation's capital in Ottawa, and a gunman was killed after racing inside Parliament.<p>Canada's Prime Minister, in an evening address to his nation, described the "despicable acts" as terrorism.<p>"In …

2014 Could Be the Hottest Year on Record

The earth could be heading for its warmest year on record, meteorologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on …

In Chicago, a warm homecoming for unpopular Obama

CHICAGO (AP) — They say you can never truly go home again, but for Barack Obama, perhaps the old adage doesn't apply.<p>Across the country, far more …

114-Year-Old Woman Has To Lie About Age To Join Facebook

We can think of plenty of reasons people would lie about their age -- pride, vanity, or to get into the coolest club. But Anna Stoehr's reason was much, much simpler: she just wanted to join Facebook.<p>The centenarian who just celebrated her 114th birthday felt her age when she tried to create a …

Third-party Snapchat site claims says pics were hacked from server

The owners of the Snapsaved site, from which a number of photos sent over the Snapchat service were leaked at the weekend, say that they were hacked to reveal the pictures.<p>The statement follows a claim by an unknown person who says that the photos which leaked out on Sunday were provided by the …

Thousands of Snapchat images may have been hacked via a third-party image-saving service

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images<p>The database of a Snapchat image-saving service — not associated with Snapchat itself — …

Congressmen to Obama: Step up Ebola defense

A bipartisan group of congressmen wrote President Barack Obama on Wednesday, urging him to take stronger steps to prevent Ebola from spreading in the U.S.<p>The 26 members of Congress urged Obama to toughen airport screenings, ban citizens of impacted West African countries from traveling to the U.S. …

Blood Moon Thrills Sky-Watchers

Changing Planet<p><i>The blood moon passes over the National Mall in Washington, D.C. early Wednesday morning, October 8, 2014.</i><p><b>The moon blushed red for sky-watchers across North America and much of the Pacific region early this morning, offering prime views of a total lunar eclipse.</b> (Video: “Time-Lapse: …

What I Learned By Taking My 10-Year-Old Sister to See One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer

Music is the best when you just fucking listen and embrace the moment.<p><i>Photos of One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer via Facebook</i><p>“You and your sister are going to tonight’s One Direction concert.” What I assumed to be a joke from my mom ended up being true, as her, my sister Jaida and I drove to …

Severe Coral Bleaching Spotted Near Hawaii's Oahu, Scientists Say

Scientists say they're seeing more evidence that higher-than-normal ocean temperatures are causing near-shore bleaching off Hawaii. "It is fairly common to see some level of bleaching around this time of year," Anne Rosinski, marine resource specialist at Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural …

Supreme Court clears the way for gay marriage in 11 more states

Just 12 years ago, it was illegal for gays and lesbians to marry anywhere in the U.S.<p>But Monday,‎ the drive to legalize same-sex marriage — which began some two decades ago as a seemingly far-fetched quest — neared final victory as the<p>Supreme Courtcleared the way for gays and lesbians to marry in …