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How an American couple founded an African baseball team by accident

August 27, 2016 @ 10:59 am
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(CNN)Every Saturday, a well-worn horse field in the Zambian capital of Lusaka transforms into a baseball diamond. Sure, the donated bases have seen better days, there's no catcher's gear to speak of and the southpaws have to make due with one left-handed glove, but it's something. It's actually something quite amazing. The few dozen kids that gather here are the Chilundu Leopards, a group of local boys and girls mentored by Chris and Erin McCurdy, an American expat couple from southern Maryland. Reviving baseball in Zambia will be challenging, and not just because it is a relatively foreign sport. The [...]
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Syrian residents, rebels leave besieged city of Daraya

August 27, 2016 @ 6:30 am
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(CNN)Buses packed with people rumbled past bombed-out buildings in the Damascus suburb of Daraya on Friday. An evacuation agreement reached between the government and rebels gave thousands of civilians and hundreds of fighters safe passage out of the besieged city, state media reported. 2012: Life in Daraya, Syria, before massacre Over the next four years, barrel bombs blasted the city. The population dwindled. The 4,000 civilians evacuating under the agreement will be taken to temporary housing centers in the Damascus province, Syria's state-run SANA news agency said. The deal also gives safe passage to hundreds of rebel fighters, who will [...]
Apparently, The FBI Nearly Shut Down Production Of 'The X-Files' For Odd Reasons

Apparently, The FBI Nearly Shut Down Production Of ‘The X-Files’ For Odd Reasons

August 27, 2016 @ 5:19 am
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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTAT_ATF'); }); Anyone who was alive in the 1990s remembers "The X-Files" in some shape or form. I remember being terrified of it as a child, but also being unable to look away every time I caught an episode on TV. Regardless of your feelings on the series, there's no doubt that it was a revolutionary show for its time. That's what makes it all the more terrifying that the show itself almost didn't get made thanks to FBI intervention. Back in the early 1990s, when series creator Chris Carter (pictured below) was working on the pilot script, [...]
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Clinton subject of new Trump campaign apparel

August 27, 2016 @ 2:03 am
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Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's campaign has unveiled new additions to its merchandise range, with the latest line of products including "Hil-liar-y" T-shirts and "Hillary for Prison" buttons. Some of the new apparel and novelty items available from the Trump campaign's online store incorporate opponent Hillary Clinton's official campaign logo -- a letter "H" and an arrow -- in slogans such as "Guilty as Hill," "Hill No 2016" and "DisHonest."
It Looks Like A Boring Trailer...But After He's Done With It? So Incredible!

It Looks Like A Boring Trailer…But After He’s Done With It? So Incredible!

August 26, 2016 @ 9:14 pm
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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTAT_ATF'); }); This hunk of junk wasn't serving much of a purpose as an old trailer, but once a clever crafter put some work into it, the trailer got a brand new lease on life. When it came time for Instructables user Dustman0042 to upgrade his trailer, he really went all out. Just in time for some summer fun, he turned the run-down trailer into something any lover of the outdoors would appreciate. If you'd like to know how to pull off a similar makeover, check this out! This is what he started with. Instructables / Dustman0042 googletag.cmd.push(function() [...]
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Son gives part of liver to save his dad

August 26, 2016 @ 7:48 pm
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(CNN)Parents give of themselves so their children can live. Michigan resident John Barnes' son returned the favor. Barnes had cirrhosis of the liver, and he needed a transplant to survive. His name went on a list with about 17,000 patients, each one desperately waiting for a donated liver. The grim statistic is that 1,500 people die each year waiting. There are just not enough donors. "Looking into Brian's eyes as medical staff prepared to wheel him into surgery, I held the hand I gripped the day he was born a little boy's hand that would now engulf mine to assure [...]
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How to pay less for your prescription drugs, legally

August 26, 2016 @ 3:09 pm
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(CNN)Even a not-so-pricey drug can add up to a nightmare expense when it needs to be refilled every month. The $600 price tag on EpiPens, $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug Sovaldi and the $750-per-pill price increase on the AIDS drug Daraprim have spurred outrage over pharmaceutical drug costs. To get prescription medicines for less, many people try these six tricks. LowestMed, a freebie, helps you compare prescription drug prices at local stores. Type in the name of your drug, and this app, which claims it will find discounts as high as 85%, will compare prices in your area. Prescription Saver, another [...]
Here Are The Craziest Things Doctors Somehow Found In People's Bodies. Unreal.

Here Are The Craziest Things Doctors Somehow Found In People’s Bodies. Unreal.

August 26, 2016 @ 1:14 pm
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We all know that food and water is meant to be put into our bodies. (Hopefully.) But sometimes people get confused. They start to put other things in their bodies that aren't food and/or water. This leads to serious medical complications that are very dangerous. And ridiculous. Fortunately for us, most of these people go to the hospital and get X-rays. Somehow, those X-rays end up online and...the rest is history. 1.) A Lightbulb list25 If you were to ask this prison inmate how he got a light bulb lodged in his inners, he'd say he had no clue. So [...]
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Italy quake highlights our vulnerability to disaster

August 26, 2016 @ 10:49 am
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(CNN)The Amatrice earthquake gives us a chance to have a conversation today, a conversation that regrettably is always a day late. These conversations start in the hours after a disaster, as they always do. They may last a news cycle and hopefully longer, but eventually they fade. They fade like the hopes of the affected families, who eventually become buried not just in the rubble of their homes but under a pile of national and international priorities that are seemingly more important than what happened to them on the day of the disaster. Problems that are easy to solve would [...]
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Jeb Bush blasts ‘abhorrent’ Trump shifts on immigration

August 26, 2016 @ 6:14 am
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(CNN)Jeb Bush hammered Donald Trump Thursday after the Republican presidential nominee appeared open to major shifts on his immigration platform -- several of which echoed the former Florida governor's during the GOP primary fight. "All the things that Donald Trump railed against, he seems to be morphing into," Bush said in a radio interview with Rita Cosby of WABC. "It's kind of disturbing."
A Greek Dog Rescue Found This Shepherd In Desperate Need Of Help

A Greek Dog Rescue Found This Shepherd In Desperate Need Of Help

August 26, 2016 @ 5:14 am
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SPAZ, a Greek rescue organization, was alerted that a very sick stray dog was near Athens, Greece. The shepherd most likely was a sheep dog at one point, but now he was sick and struggling to survive on his own. It took a while to locate the dog once they arrived. When they saw him, their hearts broke. The dog was extremely fearful and refused to let the humans get close. Because of this, the rescuers had to lace food with tranquilizer. After an hour of tracking the dog, he finally laid down. Although he was still terrified, he didn't [...]
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CNN Student News – August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 @ 1:55 am
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August 26, 2016 CNN Student News is kicking off its 2016 U.S. presidential election coverage today. We're having a look at who the candidates are, how they're polling at this point, and what their convention highlights looked like over the summer. Also featured this Friday: the possible identification of an Earth-like planet and the environmental concerns around America's largest subtropical wilderness. On this page you will find today's show Transcript and a place for you to request to be on the CNN Student News Roll Call. TRANSCRIPT Click here to access the transcript of today's CNN Student News program. Please [...]
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North Korea missile test earns Kim Jong Un’s praise

August 25, 2016 @ 8:13 pm
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Seoul, South Korea (CNN)North Korean leader Kim Jong Un considers Wednesday's test firing of a submarine-based ballistic missile the "greatest success and victory," the country's state-run news agency reported. "He (Kim Jong Un) noted with pride that the results of the test-fire proved in actuality that the DPRK joined the front rank of the military powers fully equipped with nuclear attack capability," the Korean Central News Agency said Thursday.
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CNN Student News – August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016 @ 3:36 pm
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August 25, 2016 Following a deadly earthquake in Italy, we're explaining the potential pros and cons of an earthquake warning system. Following a U.S. organization's suggestion regarding sugar intake, we're explaining where added sugars are hiding in the foods we eat. And on the 100th birthday of the U.S. National Park Service, we're taking you spelunking in a cave created by lava. On this page you will find today's show Transcript and a place for you to request to be on the CNN Student News Roll Call. TRANSCRIPT Click here to access the transcript of today's CNN Student News program. [...]
Owners Caught A German Shepherd Hilariously Waking Up From A Deep Sleep.

Owners Caught A German Shepherd Hilariously Waking Up From A Deep Sleep.

August 25, 2016 @ 1:12 pm
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We've all had those amazing deep sleeps where we're dreaming away happily then something happens to wake us up. When we finally open our eyes, we're dazed and confused. The line between sleeping and awake is seriously blurred for a few minutes. It would seem dogs are no strangers to that feeling either, as hilariously displayed here by Dexter the German Shepherd, who awakes to the sounds of his owner laughing and for a while has the most confused look on his face. (Source: Cathy Porter) They say you should let sleeping dogs lie, but if you don't, then make [...]
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Ryan Lochte ‘in talks’ to join ‘Dancing With The Stars’

August 25, 2016 @ 10:54 am
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(CNN)Ryan Lochte might be ditching his speedo for a pair of dancing shoes. The Olympian is "in talks" to join season 23 of "Dancing With The Stars," a source familiar with the situation confirmed to CNN. "It's almost definitely happening," said the source. This would be one way to distract from all the negative publicity the 32-year-old has received for admitting he "over-exaggerated" claims that he and fellow swimmers were robbed at gunpoint in Rio.
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Paul Volcker Fast Facts

August 25, 2016 @ 6:32 am
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Here's a look at the life of Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve. Personal:Birth date: September 5, 1927 Birth place: Cape May, New Jersey
This Spa In Japan Lets You Soak Away Your Woes In Wine And Sake Baths.

This Spa In Japan Lets You Soak Away Your Woes In Wine And Sake Baths.

August 25, 2016 @ 5:12 am
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Life is stressful. It just is. We all need a break and chance to unwind the tension every now and then, and we just found the perfect place to book your next spa day. (You might also need a plane ticket.) In Hakone, Japan, you can melt your tension away at Yunessun Spa Resort where they specialize in an array of unique bathing options... Especially if you're a wine lover who has ever wondered what it would be like to swim around in a nice red. Cheers! Amusing Planet The idea is that the resveratol in the wine protects the skin from [...]
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Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets

August 25, 2016 @ 2:06 am
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(CNN)The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country. Carfentanil is the most potent opioid used commercially, 10,000 times stronger than morphine. It is a version or analogue of fentanyl, the painkiller that most recently made headlines with its role in the death of pop star Prince. Across the state line in Jennings County, Indiana, there were 11 heroin overdoses during the same time period on Tuesday, according to Sgt. Stephen Wheeles of the Indiana State Police. It is not clear whether the Indiana and Ohio overdoses are [...]
21 Cakes Every '90s Kid Will Dream About

21 Cakes Every ’90s Kid Will Dream About

August 24, 2016 @ 9:12 pm
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The ’90s are still delicious. 1. This artful NSYNC cake, which appears to come pre-adorned with body glitter. instagram.com 2. This cake which is the best/worst '90s mixtape ever. instagram.com 3. Here's a confection for all GameBoy addicts. instagram.com 4. Of course if you want something more girly, there's this very pink design. instagram.com 5. These cupcakes are a reminder of your childhood doodles and how you used to waste time. instagram.com 6. Bet this Rugrats cake tastes just as good as a Reptar Bar. instagram.com 7. If you're going to have this Clueless-themed cake, just make sure people RSVP [...]
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A clue in Prince’s death could have big consequences

August 24, 2016 @ 4:03 pm
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(CNN)In an important new clue, investigators probing Prince's death have found that pills found at his compound at Paisley Park were mislabeled, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The newspaper cited a source who said the pills contained fentanyl -- the drug that killed the performer -- but were wrongly labeled as hydrocodone. The pills may have been mislabeled by a pharmaceutical manufacturer, or the pills may have been illegally manufactured and obtained illegally. Fentanyl is no joke; it's incredibly dangerous. It's a synthetically produced, Schedule II narcotic used as an analgesic and anesthetic. It is also considered by the [...]
New York's Financial Regulator Worries About An "Armageddon-Type" Cyberattack

New York’s Financial Regulator Worries About An “Armageddon-Type” Cyberattack

August 24, 2016 @ 1:12 pm
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Ben Lawsky said today that banks and the financial industry still haven’t caught up to the threat posed by increasingly sophisticated teams of hackers. View this image › Maxkabakov / Getty Images New York's superintendant of financial services wants financial institutions to stop depending on their passwords, boost their cyber defenses, and require more of their security providers. In a wide-ranging speech at Columbia University, Ben Lawsky also said banks aren't doing enough to monitor suspicious transactions, and defended his own aggressive role in going after wrongdoing at the banks he regulates. He said state regulators "should not be afraid [...]
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CNN Student News – August 24, 2016

August 24, 2016 @ 11:24 am
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August 24, 2016 The potential battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul, the process of naming tropical storms, and the status of a large wildfire all headline today's show. We're also featuring a Character Study, centered on the work of a woman who has taken action to help older dogs stay out of shelters. On this page you will find today's show Transcript and a place for you to request to be on the CNN Student News Roll Call. TRANSCRIPT Click here to access the transcript of today's CNN Student News program. Please note that there may be a delay [...]
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From Flint to Rio: The woman who made Olympic history

August 24, 2016 @ 6:48 am
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(CNN)Claressa Shields has made history. At the 2016 Olympic Games the 21-year-old became the first US boxer -- male or female -- to win back-to-back gold medals. Her record now stands at 77-1, after defeating the Netherlands' Nouchka Fontijn in a unanimous decision. Why are you going back? Because I know everybody there was rooting for me. And my whole goal is to let them know that even though I am this worldwide celebrity now, I am still from Flint. I still represent Flint and I will always come back to help in any way that I can. Even though [...]
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Donald Trump’s immigration policy: Then and now

August 24, 2016 @ 2:09 am
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Austin, Texas (CNN)Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign by promising to build a "great, great wall" on the US southern border -- and make Mexico pay for it -- while painting undocumented Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists. More than a year later, Trump, now the Republican nominee, is preparing to wade back into the heated immigration debate. This time, though, he appears poised to lay out a more nuanced immigration policy -- one that could foll back some of the unapologetically blunt proposals that helped carry him to victory in the GOP primaries.