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  • Oscar de la Renta has died at age 82. (Photo: CNN)

    Famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies

    (CNN) — Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, close friends of the family and industry colleagues told CNN on Monday. He was 82. The cause of death was not immediately clear. Throughout his illustrious career, de la Renta dressed first ladies, movie stars and some of the world’s most famous brides. His creations regularly graced red carpets and his name is one of the best known both in and outside of the fashion industry. Just last week, […]

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    Brother and sister die in shootings blocks away from each other

    ST. LOUIS, Mo.  (KTVI) — A Berkeley family is reeling from two separate murders. St. Louis Metropolitan Police say 35-year-old Margaree Dixson was shot and killed Saturday night. Her brother, 29-year-old Jermaine Jones, died at an area hospital a few hours later. He was also the victim of gunshots. Dixson’s body was found near the intersection of Lillian and Plover. Officers were called for a shooting at approximately 11:40 p.m. Saturday. Police say she was shot in the head, chest, arms […]

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    Gary, Indiana, man held after bodies of seven women found

    (CNN) — It started with one body at a motel in Hammond, Indiana. By the next day, a 43-year-old Gary man was in custody, and his confession, police say, would lead them to three other women’s bodies. They’d find three more the next day. Though the man hasn’t been charged, local headlines blare and residents wonder: Did police find a serial killer? Authorities have yet to label the man as such. Police were told Friday night that an unresponsive woman […]

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    Ebola outbreak in the West: Why some survive, some don’t

    (CNN) — There’s no cure for Ebola. So why have some patients walked away healthy while others in the West died? Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Rick Sacra all contracted the disease while working in Liberia — and all survived. Spanish nurse’s aide Teresa Romero Ramos got the virus while tending to stricken patients. She too lived. But like the patients above, Thomas Eric Duncan and Spanish priest Miguel Pajares also received treatment in the West. Yet they […]

  • Strike a pose: How the way you stand can make you more successful

    Strike a pose: How the way you stand can make you more successful

    LONDON (CNN) — Imagine your boss as a caveman. He’s running across the Savannah — chasing Palaeolithic game with a rock, wearing only a loincloth. He spots you and halts! Assuming a defensive position, his eyes carefully scan you for signs: Are you friend or foe? The verdict takes seconds for him to reach, and with no verbal language to inform him, his decision is based primarily on your body language. Believe it or not, this is similar to what […]

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    Iowa 8th graders rescue dog stuck in mud

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A group of 8th grade students in Iowa were jogging around a drained pond when they spotted two dogs, one stuck in the mud and the other by its side. “It was a pretty short dog,” said Maev Cleary. “It didn’t have very long legs so it was stuck in there pretty good and it couldn’t get out because its legs were too short.” Cleary and her friends worked to free the dogs, a difficult chore, […]

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    #BringBackOurGirls: Will it happen? Nigeria says yes; Boko Haram silent

    (CNN) — Will they really finally go free? The Nigerian government says that more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram in April are to be released as early as Monday, after it signed a ceasefire agreement with the Islamists. People around the world are hoping the girls will be set free, but there are skeptics — and bad signs coming from Boko Haram. After the girls were kidnapped from the village of Chibok, the hashtag mantra #BringBackOurGirls kicked off […]

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    Catherine and William’s second child due in April

    (CNN) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second baby is due in April, Britain’s royal family announced Monday. While the public now know when Prince George will have a sibling, the gender of Prince William and Catherine’s second baby remains a secret. “Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2015,” a statement on the website of the Prince of Wales said. As during her first pregnancy, […]

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    Woman may have spotted suspect in Pennsylvania trooper slaying

    (CNN) — A man suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper might have been spotted near his former high school, police said Saturday — a potential boost for authorities’ weekslong and multimillion-dollar quest to find him in the woods. Investigators believe a woman saw Eric Matthew Frein in a wooded area near the eastern Pennsylvania town of Swiftwater on Friday night, State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens told reporters. The woman was taking a walk when she saw a man […]

  • Hannah Elizabeth Graham, 18, has been missing since Saturday, Sept. 13. She is a University of Virginia student.

    Investigators looking for UVA student Hannah Graham find human remains

    (CNN) — Authorities looking for Hannah Graham — the University of Virginia student who went missing last month — found human remains Saturday in Albemarle County, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said Saturday. Graham’s parents were contacted soon after what Longo deemed the “preliminary” discovery. “These are human remains and forensic tests need to be conducted to determine the identification of those remains,” the police chief told reporters, “but nonetheless we wanted to be quick and timely to share that […]

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    Man gets life without parole for murdering Florida teen over loud music

    (CNN) — A Florida judge Friday sentenced Michael Dunn to life in prison without parole for the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. The sentence, imposed nearly two years after Dunn shot and killed Davis during an argument over loud music, also carries an additional 90 years for three convictions of attempted murder and firing a weapon into a vehicle. “This case demonstrates that our justice system does work,” Duval County Judge Russell Healey said moments before sentencing Dunn. […]

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    What the dying really regret

    Editor’s note: Kerry Egan is a hospice chaplain in South Carolina and the author of “Fumbling: A Pilgrimage Tale of Love, Grief, and Spiritual Renewal on the Camino de Santiago.” (CNN) — “I know I’m supposed to hate my body,” the patient said in her soothing Southern drawl. She pushed away her lunch, a brown lump and pile of orange. Her son spent a lot of money to have low-fat, no-sodium, no-sugar, low-calorie meals delivered to the house while he […]