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Obama on Iran payment: 'We do not pay ransom'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama on Thursday dismissed suggestions a $400 million payment to Iran amounted to a ransom paid in return for the release of American hostages.<p>Confirming the US offered the payment in cash, Obama nevertheless downplayed the delivery's significance, saying it was …

Donald Trump

How Hillary Clinton defined her historic moment

<b>Philadelphia (CNN) —</b> As Hillary Clinton playfully batted away an avalanche of balloons Thursday night, she appeared proud, happy and reconciled to her historic moment.<p>She had accepted the Democratic nomination with "humility, determination and boundless confidence in America's promise," taking her …

Hillary Clinton

Clinton says there is an unfair 'Hillary standard' on trust and honesty

<b>Philadelphia (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton "felt sad" watching a Republican National Convention that was mostly about "criticizing me," she said an interview aired Sunday night on CBS' "60 Minutes."<p>"I seem to be the only unifying theme that they had," the presumptive Democratic nominee said. "There was …

The world’s most expensive coffee is a nightmare for the animals who produce it

The most expensive coffee in the world can go for $100 a cup, but it comes with a hidden cost: the well-being of a forest-dwelling cat-like creature native to southeast Asia.<p>Even in the world of specialty coffees and nitro cold brews, civet coffee—also known by its Indonesian name, <i>kopi luwak</i>—is a …

Coffee

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg calls Trump a 'faker,' he says she should resign

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's well-known candor was on display in her chambers late Monday, when she declined to retreat from her earlier criticism of Donald Trump and even elaborated on it.<p>"He is a faker," she said of the presumptive Republican presidential …

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South Korea, U.S. to deploy THAAD missile defense, drawing China rebuke | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States said on Friday they would deploy an advanced missile defense system in South Korea to counter the threat from nuclear-armed North Korea, drawing a sharp and swift protest from neighboring China.<p>A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) …

Dallas sniper attack: 5 officers killed, suspect identified

<b>(CNN) —</b> The ambush started with gunshots that killed five officers and sent screaming crowds scrambling for cover. It ended when a Dallas police bomb squad robot killed a gunman after negotiations failed.<p>Investigators identified the dead attacker as Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, of Mesquite, Texas, a …

Law Enforcement

Doctor who treated Orlando shooting victims addresses Islamophobia in wake of attack

Dr. Joseph "Joey" Ibrahim was making his rounds at Orlando Regional Medical Center this week, checking the dozen remaining victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting and bracing for more fallout, for more talk in the media about Muslims extremists.<p>Ibrahim's father was a Muslim immigrant, just like the …

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N.C. Whitewater Park Closes After Deadly Amoeba Kills Teen

A popular North Carolina water park suspended part of its operation Friday after health officials found evidence of a brain-destroying amoeba in the water there.<p>An Ohio teenager died earlier this week after visiting the U.S. National Whitewater Center near Charlotte. Now officials say they’ve found …

Environmental Health

How Leaving America Changes What People Think About Guns

"When I hear about people who own 15 assault weapons I think, why do you need that?"<p>When you live abroad, you start to see your home country differently. I speak from experience: After moving to Switzerland in 2006, I began to see American policies for what they were—one country's way of doing …

Senate close to votes on gun-control measures but no bipartisan agreement in sight

The Senate is expected to vote Monday on a series of competing gun-control measures that will highlight the continuing divide between Democrats and Republicans over how Congress should respond to mass shootings.<p>All are likely to fail as the two parties largely retreat to their respective corners on …

Guns

Verizon revives bid to buy Yahoo for $3bn, reports say

Verizon, which recently purchased AOL, reportedly began preparing a first-round bid to acquire Yahoo, its search engine, email and more, back in April<p>Verizon is reportedly preparing a $3bn bid for Yahoo’s internet business, which will include the core search site, Yahoo Mail and what remains of …

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Muhammad Ali's daughter Hana shares touching family photos of her dad

Muhammad Ali's daughter Hana has posted family photos to her Instagram account in tribute to her father, who passed away Friday at age 74.<p>"Our father …

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America does not have a healthy relationship with Islam – the religion is popularly regarded with suspicion and mistrust. It’s seen as something exotic, fundamentalist and far, far away. And yet in the middle of America’s sporting pantheon floated… a Muslim. Muhammad Ali was a role model for a …

The Latest: Jim Brown recalls Ali as social force, comedian

The Latest on the death of Muhammad Ali (all times EDT):<p>9:30 p.m.<p>A sports icon in his own right, NFL great Jim Brown says Muhammad Ali stands alone …