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    Swimsuits out of Miss Teen USA pageant

    NEW YORK — Swimsuits at the Miss Teen USA pageant are officially dead in the water. The organization is ending the swimsuit portion of the beauty pageant and replacing it with an athletic wear competition, a spokesperson confirmed to CNN. The news was first reported by USA Today. It’s a nod to a more modern approach in an era where there are gender empowerment videos and commercial campaigns including Always’ #LikeAGirl aimed at highlighting equality among the sexes. “This decision […]

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    Istanbul terror attack witness: ‘It was like hell’

    (CNN) — Terrified travelers tucked into alcoves and hid behind pillars. As the attackers fired shots and detonated explosives at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport on Tuesday, people scattered to get away from the chaotic scene. “There’s been a bomb!” travelers warned each other. “Someone’s coming with a gun.” Three terrorists armed with bombs and guns killed at least 41 people at the busy airport in Turkey. Of the three bombers in the attack, two were at the international terminal, and […]

  • Many Killed In Suicide Bomb Attack On Ataturk International Airport In Istanbul

    Witnesses describe harrowing escape from Istanbul airport attackers

    ISTANBUL – Gunshots, screams and explosions pierced the air Tuesday at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, as three terrorists armed with bombs and guns attacked passengers at one of the world’s busiest travel spots. Witnesses described deadly carnage and crowds in a panic as the attackers struck. At least 36 people were killed, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, in the terror attack, one for which there was no immediate claim of responsibility. Another 147 people were wounded, Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir […]

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    Man electrocuted in front of his family while changing pool light

    PHOENIX — A 27-year-old man was electrocuted while changing a light in his swimming pool Monday afternoon in a Phoenix neighborhood. “His wife and 3 (sic) children were there when he was attempting to change the pool light and was most likely electrocuted,” Capt. Reda Bigler of the Phoenix Fire Department said in an email alert to media outlets. Firefighters responding to a reported drowning arrived on the scene to find the family trying pull the unidentified man from the […]

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    Ikea recall: Here’s what you need to know

    NEW YORK — Ikea is offering refunds as part of a recall of 29 million chests and dressers. The furniture is prone to tipping over and has been linked to the deaths of several children. In a statement on Tuesday, the company said it would offer a full and partial refunds, as well as free home installation of wall brackets. The full and partial refunds will be issued once customers return the furniture. They can either bring their items back […]

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    Benghazi report: Clinton should have realized risks

    WASHINGTON  — House Republicans released a long-awaited report Tuesday on the Benghazi terror attacks that killed four Americans on Hillary Clinton’s watch as secretary of state, reviving the politically charged issue less than five months before the election. The report, parts of which CNN reviewed in advance, paints a picture of a perfect storm of bureaucratic inertia, rapidly worsening security in Libya and inadequate resources in the months that led up to the killings of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three […]

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    Pat Summitt, legendary women’s basketball coach, dead at 64

    (CNN) — Pat Summitt, who built the University of Tennessee’s Lady Volunteers into a perennial power on the way to becoming the winningest coach in the history of major college basketball, has died. She was 64. In her 38 years at Tennessee, Summitt won eight national titles and 1,098 games — the most by any Division 1 basketball coach, male or female. Her teams made an unprecedented 31 consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament. But beyond the wins and the […]

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    Ikea to recall dressers after death of third child

    NEW YORK — Ikea is recalling millions of dressers that can tip over and are being blamed for the deaths of three children. The dressers have been known to fall over if they are not fastened to the wall, and the issue was already linked to the death of two toddlers that spurred Ikea to launch a repair program in July 2015. “We are announcing this recall today given the recent tragic death of a third child. It is clear […]

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    Supreme Court abortion case ruling throws Missouri and Kansas laws into question

    A U.S. Supreme Court ruling is calling into question whether some Missouri abortion regulations will stand. Supreme Court judges ruled 5-3 Monday that some Texas regulations are medically unnecessary and unconstitutionally limit women’s abortion rights. Missouri has similar laws requiring abortion doctors to have privileges at nearby hospitals and clinics to meet hospital-like standards for outpatient surgery. Spokeswoman Nanci Gonder said Missouri’s attorney general is reviewing the ruling. President and CEO Laura McQuade said Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri […]

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    Giant panda makes history in Macau by giving birth to two cubs

    It was absolute panda-monium at a panda pavilion in the Chinese territory of Macau over the weekend. A giant panda named Xinxin gave birth to not one, but two panda cubs. Xinixin is the first panda to give birth in Macau. The cubs were born nearly an hour apart, are in good health and are already getting in some quality time with the first-time mom. Experts say, the cubs won’t get the signature black and white panda fur until they’re […]

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    Dozens burned in ‘fire walk’ at Tony Robbins self-help seminar

    DALLAS — At least 30 people were treated for minor burns after walking on hot coals during self-help guru Tony Robbins’ “Unleash the Power Within” seminar in Dallas, Texas, fire and medical officials said. According to Robbins’ website, the “fire walk” is intended to help people conquer their fears by walking across hot coals. It takes place during the “Turn Fear Into Power” portion of the event. “Walking over those hot coals is a symbolic experience that proves if you […]

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    UK votes to leave European Union, media projects

    LONDON — The Leave campaign will win the UK referendum on EU membership, CNN predicts. Results show “Leave” leading “Remain” by more than 1 million votes, with 90% of districts reporting. Almost 46.5 million people were registered to vote in Thursday’s referendum. Leave.EU and UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who had earlier appeared to concede that the “Remain” vote had “edged it,” told his supporters that the result heralded a “new dawn” for an independent UK. He also called on Prime […]