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Teen develops 'wet lung' after vaping for just 3 weeks

<b>(CNN) —</b> An 18-year-old woman working as a hostess in a rural Pennsylvania restaurant decided to try e-cigarettes, perhaps another of the innumerable bistro workers hoping to calm frayed nerves with a smoke -- or in this case, a vape.<p>This hostess, though, paid an unusual price for her e-cig use, …

Public Health

Donald Trump Tweeted About Britain's NHS. The Brits Weren't Happy

President Donald Trump has landed himself in hot water across the pond, after he tweeted on Monday morning criticising Britain’s National Health …

Amazing ​DIY Woven Headboards for the Ultimate Cozy Bed

Turn up the coziness factor in your bedroom this fall and winter with these woven headboards—all of which will still look amazing any time of year. …

The Latest: UN condemns deadly mosque attack in Egypt

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — The Latest on mosque attack in Egypt (all times local):<p>8:55 p.m.<p>The U.N. Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio …

20 Family friendly kitchen renovation ideas for your home

Renovating a kitchen that had remained relatively untouched for decades meant that Clodagh and Tim had many design decisions to make. ‘We knew what …

What happens when anyone can code? We’re about to find out

We may be moving into an era when everyone can make computer programs, even though they don’t know how to code — at least not in the way we think …

Nintendo Labo

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An Old Crochet Stitch, Done in a New Way • Oombawka Design Crochet

So…I’m going to let the stitch out of the bag – and I am going to provide you with a photo <i>and</i> a video tutorial to teach you how to crochet this …

I worked in a lying desk all day and was surprisingly productive, but I'll never do it again

Sitting at a desk is going to kill me. But standing all day isn't much better. And now new research suggests that maybe sitting isn't so bad after all.<p>Studies on the occupational hazards of working in front of a computer have been trickling in for years, and the results are far from …

Go for organic cotton over classic blue denim if you want to keep your jeans clean<p>Globally, denim production adds up to 4bn metres per year, 60% of it made in Asia (mostly in China). Jeans are usually made from non-organic, non-sustainable cotton, which means pesticides, a gargantuan amount of …

Sustainability

Obama Administration Takes Deportation Relief For Millions To Supreme Court

President Barack Obama first announced the program exactly one year ago.<p>The fate of millions of undocumented immigrants may be decided by the Supreme Court.<p>Exactly one year after President Barack Obama announced sweeping executive actions aimed to protect millions from deportation, the …

Paris Terror Attacks: Third Body Found in Saint-Denis Raid

A third person was killed in the anti-terror raid that targeted the Paris attack ringleader, officials confirmed Friday as the hunt continued for a suspected accomplice.<p>The unidentified body was found in a suburban apartment along with that of high-profile jihadi Abdelhamid Abaaoud and Hasna …

Associated Press News

U.S. Military: Iraq Air Strike Likely Killed Four Civilians, Including Child

The U.S. military has rarely acknowledged causing civilian casualties in the fight against Islamic State militants.<p>WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A U.S. air strike that targeted an Islamic State checkpoint in Iraq in March likely killed four civilians, one of whom may have been a child, the U.S. …

Abe hints at ops in S. China Sea

During a meeting with President Barack Obama on Thursday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed support for U.S. patrol activities in the South China Sea.<p>Abe also expressed his intention to look into the possibility of the Self-Defense Forces conducting operations in the area, a Japanese official …

Obama administration asks top court to revive immigration plan | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive President Barack Obama’s executive action to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, saying Republican-led states had no legal basis to challenge it.<p>A young boy holds U.S. flags as …

Mali Hostage Crisis Ends With 27 People Dead, Including Five Attackers, Military Officials Say

Troops clear Radisson Blu hotel after seven-hour siege<p>By<p>Drew Hinshaw<p>Drew Hinshaw<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@drewfhinshaw<p>drew.hinshaw@wsj.com<p>Soldiers in Mali’s capital shot their way into a Radisson Blu hotel and liberated dozens of captives after a 10-hour siege by Islamist gunmen that left 27 …

Terrorism

U.S. military probe concludes airstrike in Iraq killed 4 civilians

A U.S. military investigation has concluded that airstrikes against an Islamic State checkpoint in Iraq in March probably killed four civilians, possibly including a child.<p>U.S. Central Command says the checkpoint was validated as a lawful target before the strikes and that a review determined the …

Convicted Israel spy Jonathan Pollard free after 30 years

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> As a Jewish-American teen moving to South Bend, Indiana, in the 1960s, Jonathan Pollard immediately struggled to fit in.<p>The family moved so his father, Morris Pollard, could take a job as a virologist at the University of Notre Dame. But the transition to the predominantly …

Obama administration appeals immigration ruling to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration appealed to the Supreme Court on Friday for an expedited review of its plan to shield more than 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.<p>The request, outlined in a 35-page court filing, asserts that the case "warrants immediate review'' because of an …

Associated Press News

Deadly Mali hotel attack: 'They were shooting at anything that moved'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Heavily armed gunmen on Friday fired indiscriminately at guests at a hotel hosting diplomats and others in Mali's capital, the maître d' told CNN.<p>At least 21 people were killed in the attack in which an al Qaeda-affiliated group is taking partial responsibility.<p>"These people started …