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How to keep up with every 'Game of Thrones' detail

The "Game of Thrones" season 7 premiere hit Sunday night, and let's just say there was a lot going on. If you're not scared of spoilers, check out our favorite moments from this season's premiere.<p>After six seasons, it's easy to lose track of the many threads that are (hopefully) going to be tied …

The game of 'Thrones': How resembling live sports makes the HBO hit an event

Last summer, millions watched as a hometown hero returned to reclaim victory in a winner-take-all battle as the leader of a group that for years knew nothing but heartbreaking loss.<p>No, I'm not talking about the King of the NBA East, LeBron James. I'm talking about the King of the North, Jon Snow, …

Prodigy Opens Up About Battle with Sickle Cell in One of His Final Interviews

Before his tragic passing at the age of 42 last month, Prodigy opened up about his lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia during an in-depth …

The (Presumably) True Story Behind Martin Shkreli and That Wu-Tang Album

The saga of the Wu-Tang Clan’s <i>Once Upon a Time in Shaolin</i> album, which unfolded in 2015, seemed both too good to be true and too good to ignore. …

Dr. Dre's Rapid 'Gunfire' Flow Affirms And Defies His Age

When an artist of Dr. Dre's stature releases a new song, it's always an event – especially since he averages about a record a decade.<p>In the new four-part HBO documentary <i>The Defiant Ones</i>, Dre reveals more of himself than he ever has in his music. Much of that is due, of course, to the fact that the …

Gun owners are outraged by the Philando Castile case. The NRA is silent.

By Avi Selk<p>, Reporter<p>Amid the national fury over the death of Philando Castile at a traffic stop in July — a shooting made more horrific by his girlfriend’s Facebook Live broadcast of his final moments — some condemned the National Rifle Association’s near silence on the matter.<p>The organization had …

Justice

Researchers figured out the amount of marijuana that helps people relax — and how much is too much

Marijuana and relaxation have always had a bit of a funny relationship.<p>On the one hand, nearly half of cannabis users say that their goal is to relax. Yet many people are also familiar with the marijuana freak-out, or have seen a paranoid friend disappear from a party because they "just can't …

Cannabis

Here Are All Four New Songs ASAP Ferg Dropped Yesterday

#TraplordTuesday lives.<p>In his infinite bounty, ASAP Ferg yesterday revived Traplord Tuesday in style, by blessing listeners with not one, two or three but four brand new, free tracks. First came "Nia Long"—a hooky, braggy rager—and "Aw Yea" which features Lil Yachty and takes things down a notch …

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wants To Prosecute Medical Marijuana Providers

You would think Jeff Sessions, the beleaguered Attorney General who will be testifying over potential contact with Russian government officials on Tuesday afternoon would be busy with more pressing matters than marijuana, especially as in the past he’s privately informed Congress that nothing about …

Sessions, Wyden scrap over AG's 'problematic' role

<b>(CNN) —</b> Civility crumbled Tuesday in the Senate intelligence committee when Sen. Ron Wyden aggressively questioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions on just what former FBI Director James Comey thought was "problematic" about Sessions that would ultimately lead to his recusal in the federal Russia …

Sacred Valley of the Incas -- see Machu Picchu and so much more in Peru

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's not hard to see why the Incas called it the Sacred Valley.<p>The 70-mile narrow strip of land, in the Peruvian Andes, that runs roughly from the old imperial capital of Cusco to the enigmatic citadel of Machu Picchu remains a place of eerie natural beauty.<p>Against a backdrop of snow-capped …

Trump's War To 'Annihilate' ISIS Is Raising Civilian Casualties

In a sharp reversal, the U.S. has started prioritizing battlefield gains over civilian safety.<p>Overturning more than a decade of careful “hearts and minds” military operations, the United States has signaled that the major U.S.-backed combat offensives against ISIS in Iraq and Syria should proceed …

MATTIS: 'We are not winning in Afghanistan'

"We are not winning in Afghanistan right now. And we will correct this as soon as possible," Mattis said in testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee.<p>In February, Army Gen. John Nicholson, the top US commander in Afghanistan, told Congress that thousands of more troops were needed in part …

Why Jeff Sessions says he can't talk

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday avoided answering a handful of questions during his hearing before the Senate intelligence committee -- but sought to explicitly avoid saying he is invoking "executive privilege."<p>"I'm not claiming executive privilege, because that's the …

Sen. Harris cut off while questioning Sessions

California Senator Kamala Harris was interrupted while questioning Attorney General Jeff Sessions during his hearing before the Senate intelligence committee.

South Korea discovers drone spying on US anti-missile system

The suspected North Korean drone had captured hundreds of images, including 10 of the contentious defense system. The drone featured low-tech traits …

'Cool' New Knee Procedure Eases Arthritis Pain Without Surgery

A new, non-invasive knee procedure could bring some relief for patients suffering from debilitating chronic pain, for whom surgery is not an option.<p>The treatment, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is called “cooled radio frequency ablation” and is a less drastic option for …

Pain

This is what climate change looks like

Rising sea levels, floods, erosion, melting glaciers, droughts, water shortages, extreme weather: the effects of climate change are tangible in many parts of the world. Flick trough the gallery to see how.

Climate Change

Japan looks toward a sustainable future

Never Forget Lil Wayne's 2008 Summer Jam Finale

Nothing may ever top him walking off the stage to "I Will Always Love You."<p><b>Day 265: "I Will Always Love You" – Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard Soundtrack, 1992</b><p>Last night, I went to my first ever Summer Jam, and it was awesome. It was everything I hoped for: a hip-hop block party on steroids, a …

Lil Wayne to Birdman: 'Suck My D**k'

Lil Wayne’s verbal venom for Birdman rages on as the <i>Like Father, Like Son</i> collaborators resume their $51 million legal battle.<p>Over the weekend, Weezy …

Judge orders DOJ to produce Sessions' clearance form

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A US District Court judge in Washington gave the Justice Department one month to make public a page of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' clearance form, on which he was meant to disclose any contacts with Russian officials.<p>Judge Randolph Moss' order came the day before Sessions was …

Jupiter is oldest planet in solar system, ancient meteorites show

By Ben Guarino<p>, Reporter<p>Jupiter formed in a geologic blink. Its rocky core coalesced less than a million years after the beginning of our solar system, scientists reported Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Within another 2 million or 3 million years, that core grew to …

Astronomy

A mural promoting social justice is vandalized -- in less than a day

<b>(CNN) —</b> The mural was a vibrant, welcoming symbol for every social justice issue in the book.<p>"Seeds of resistance best planted together," it read. The words were inscribed above a painting of colorful protest signs, promoting issues and movements including Black Lives Matter, stopping climate …

Another Federal Appeals Court Says Trump's Travel Ban Should Remain On Hold

<b>Updated at 6:20 p.m. ET</b><p>The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a preliminary injunction blocking President Trump's travel ban should remain in effect, at least for now. It's the second appeals court decision in less than a month to maintain a nationwide stay on the ban.<p>Monday's …

Everything you need to know about Puerto Rico's possible statehood

<b>(CNN) —</b> Could Puerto Rico become the 51st US state? That's the question of the day after Puerto Ricans voted overwhelmingly for statehood during a nonbinding weekend referendum. There are a few catches, though: Only 23% of eligible citizens voted, and, well, there's plenty of red tape on the way to …

Donald Trump just held the weirdest Cabinet meeting ever

<b>(CNN) —</b> Leave it to Donald Trump to reinvent the Cabinet meeting.<p>The public portion of these gatherings of all of the president's top advisers are usually staid affairs. Photographers are let in to take pictures. The president makes a very brief statement. A reporter shouts a question, unanswered. …

Donald Trump

‘Exodus’ at 40: Bob Marley’s Plea for Peace and Black Liberation After Facing Death

Bob Marley and the Wailers’ epochal album amplified Marley’s message of Black unity and liberation, emphasizing peace and love for humanity—all after …

4 Powerful Body Language Habits of Confident People

An intriguing interview with the Body Language Doctor reveals 4 simple nonverbal-communication tips to build up your confidence and leadership skills.<p>Quite often, I get new books coming across my desk by authors and thought-leaders asking to be interviewed for my column. One that caught my …