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10 First World War slang words we still use today

Banter, camaraderie and a satirical sense of humour helped make life bearable for the everyday Tommy in the trenches during the First World War. But, …

7 things you (probably) didn’t know about America’s entry and involvement in the First World War

American troops arrived on the western front in 1918 full of enthusiasm, and in the spirit of great adventure. Yet most of them were novices who, …

From the archive, 1 April 1915: Easter holidays in wartime

<b>Railway limitations</b><br>We could not have had “Easter as usual” in the midst of the war whatever the railway companies did, but the withdrawal of all cheap excursion bookings must make this year’s Easter still more unlike the great general holiday by which it has been our custom to mark the coming of …

Remains of USS Oklahoma crew to be exhumed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Remains of up to nearly 400 unaccounted for service members tied to the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor will be exhumed this year, the Defense Department announced Tuesday.<p>The hope is that most of the battleship's sailors and Marines can be identified.<p>"The secretary of defense and I will work …

NASA's New Horizons probe beams back its first color image of Pluto

<b>(CNN) —</b> After more than nine years of traveling through the solar system, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sent back its first color image of Pluto.<p>The initial picture released on Tuesday shows a couple of orange-tinged blobs: Pluto and its largest moon, Charon.<p>But the probe will soon be beaming …

Gray whale swims 14,000 miles and into the record books

<b>(CNN) —</b> A North Pacific gray whale has earned a spot in the record books after completing the longest migration of a mammal ever recorded.<p>The whale, named Varvara, swam nearly 14,000 miles (22,500 kilometers), according to a release from Oregon State University, whose scientists helped conduct the …

Millions of dollars in World War II silver recovered from deep ocean

<b>(CNN) —</b> It took more than seven decades, but England finally got its delivery of tons of silver coins.<p>For most of those years, the money was deep at the bottom of the Atlantic, the monetary casualty of a cruel World War II sinking.<p>In November 1942, the unguarded SS City of Cairo was sunk by a …

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Search area for MH370 will double if no trace found in current phase, officials say

<b>(CNN) —</b> The underwater search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 looks set to double in size.<p>Teams are scouring the depths of a remote part of the southern Indian Ocean for the remains of the passenger jet that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people on board.<p>So far, they've …

Student creates a Batman outfit - and it works

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jackson Gordon is no ordinary 21-year-old. By day he is an industrial design student at Philadelphia University, but Gordon has another side to him -- a side altogether darker, tougher and more enigmatic.<p>Hanging in his workshop Gordon has a full suit of armor plating, cape and cowl -- matte …

Comic Books

Rio 2016: Dead fish wash up in Olympic lagoon

<b>(CNN) —</b> The bad news for Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympics keeps coming after scores of dead fish appeared in the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon.<p>With just over a year to go before the city hosts the Games' rowing and canoe competitions, officials with the legislative assembly of Rio de Janeiro …

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Pilot who landed gyrocopter at U.S. Capitol blogged about why

<b>(CNN) —</b> Before landing a gyrocopter on the Capitol lawn Wednesday, Doug Hughes wrote about his intentions and the reasons behind them on a website called the thedemocracyclub.org.<p>"The point of the flight is to spotlight corruption in DC and more importantly, to present the solution(s) to the …

Campaign Finance

Ben & Jerry's teams up for salted caramel brownie beer

<b>(CNN) —</b> Beer and ice cream. It doesn't exactly spring to mind when you think of classic food pairings -- old friends such as bacon and eggs or steak and cabernet.<p>But Colorado's New Belgium Brewery and the folks at Ben & Jerry's are teaming up on a beer inspired by ice cream -- salted caramel …

Rhino receives armed guards

The last male northern white rhino in the world is being protected around the clock by armed guards in Kenya.

Lady Antebellum tour bus catches fire

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott's tour bus caught fire on a Texas freeway Thursday morning, but everyone on board was safely evacuated.<p>Michael Barnett captured dramatic video of the fire, on Interstate 30 just northeast of Dallas, and uploaded it to CNN iReport. Smoke and flames poured …

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