Prosecutor: ‘Brutal’ genital mutilation won’t be tolerated in US

April 27, 2017

… 44, and Attar, 53, also face one count of conspiracy to transport a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity — a charge that carries a potential sentence of up to life in prison. “Female Genital Mutilation has serious implications for the health and well-being of girls and women,” said Daniel Lemisch, acting US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. “This brutal practice is conducted on girls for one reason, to control them as …

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How much would fictional houses cost in real life?

April 27, 2017

(CNN)From Great Gatsby’s luxury estate to Count Dracula’s Transylvanian lair and Amelie Poulain’s tiny Parisian pad, the houses in which our favorite fictional characters reside are often inspired by real-life properties. CNN tracked down some of literary and cinematographic history’s most famous post codes and calculated their value in today’s property markets. Use the slider tool to reveal their prices. The Great Gatsby (1925), F. Scott Fitzgerald …

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Why China’s craft breweries are tapping into ancient beer recipes

April 26, 2017

(CNN)China is home to one of the oldest civilizations, so it’s only fitting that it’s home to ancient beer as well. The 5,000-year-old brewery is the earliest evidence of barley- and millet-based beer-making in the country. Inspired by the scientists’ findings, two breweries — Jing-A Brewing Co in Beijing and Moonzen Brewery in Hong Kong — set out to give the modern world a taste of an ancient experience by recreating the original beer recipe. …

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Rihanna And Lupita Nyong’o Say They’ll Make The Movie Twitter Made Up

April 24, 2017

Over the weekend, a 2014 photo of Rihanna and Lupita Nyongo sitting next to each other at Paris Fashion Week went viral after user @blaquepink shared it with the caption, a picture for the history books. Twitter user @1800SADGALresponded and laid the groundwork for the movie you never knew you absolutely needed in life. From there, the idea spiraled, with more Twitter users adding to the plot, Hollywood insiders chiming in, and a vote of confidence from the stars themselves. So …

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This is what protest sounds like

April 21, 2017

(CNN)Black Lives Matter activist Zellie Imani remembers the moment civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson came to Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown’s 2014 death. Crowds had gathered to protest the fatal shooting of unarmed, 18-year-old Brown by a white police officer, and Imani remembers Jackson joining the demonstrators as they marched toward a church. But Jackson, it seems, had missed a crucial memo. “I think he tried to have us sing ‘We Shall …

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Even Oprah gets intimidated

April 21, 2017

(CNN)Believe it or not, Oprah Winfrey gets nervous. “I didn’t want to take on this role,” Winfrey told CNN at New York premiere of her new HBO film “The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks.” “I was intimidated by it. I was nervous. I just didn’t know if I could do it.” Based on a 2010 best-selling book, “Henrietta Lacks” tells the story of a woman being treated for cancer, whose cells were taken without consent in 1951 and used in …

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How prisons keep their suicidal inmates on watch

April 20, 2017

… from the fourth floor of an Ohio courthouse in an apparent suicide, according to police. Hernandez was reportedly placed on suicide watch in 2015 after he was convicted for the murder of Odin Lloyd, for which he was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. But there has been no indication he was on suicide watch. An investigation into his death is ongoing. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. The recent inmate …

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Painter Barkley Hendricks Dies At 72

April 20, 2017

… Barkley's groundbreaking oeuvre represents everyday people, shining a light on subjects who werent typically depicted in life-sized oil paintings. His work paved the way for a new generation of figurative painters, and his absence in the art world will surely be felt. #BarkleyHendricks #RIP #jackshainmangallery A post shared by Jack Shainman Gallery (@jackshainman) on Apr 18, 2017 at 9:06am PDT As Huey Copeland wrote in Artforum in 2009, Hendricks not only valorized blackness but gave …

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Etan Patz case: Hernandez gets 25 to life in prison

April 19, 2017

(CNN)The bodega clerk convicted for the 1979 murder of New York first-grader Etan Patz was sentenced on Tuesday to 25 years to life in prison. Pedro Hernandez, 56, was convicted of kidnapping and murder in February, nearly 40 years after the 6-year-old disappeared on May 25, 1979. Etan left home to walk to a school bus stop and was not seen again. In the early 1980s, his photo appeared on milk cartons across the country, the first time the method was used to try to locate missing children. …

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Prince Harry sought counselling after hiding Diana death grief – BBC News

April 17, 2017

Along with his brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, he is promoting the Heads Together mental health campaign, the London Marathon’s charity of the year. Profile: Prince Harry Princes commission Diana statue Speaking to the paper’s Bryony Gordon, Prince Harry said: “I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12, and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years, has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life …

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A Look Back At 6 Seasons Of Perfect ‘Girls’ Quotes

April 17, 2017

… to me, about me, probably in the last half hour! Hannah I feel like my bandana collection is my most developed collection. I mean my array of bandanas is insane. Shoshanna ** I am 13 pounds overweight and it has been so awful for me my whole life. Hannah Ive been known to dabble in the Macintosh arts. Ray Its a Wednesday night baby and Im alive! Hannah ** I will never be bored as long as theres Halloween. Shoshanna Its really liberating to say …

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Joey McIntyre Reveals The Best Advice Donnie Wahlberg Ever Gave Him

April 17, 2017

Joey McIntyre cant help but feel thankful these days. The singer and actor just launched his own scripted show on Pop TV, and hes about to release an EP and kick off a tour with New Kids on the Block. The TV series, dubbed Return of the Mac, finds McIntyre playing an exaggerated version of himself alongside his real-life wife, Barrett Williams, and their three children. Loosely based on his life, the show finds McIntyre trying to land a serious acting gig on TV, but settling for a talk show …

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Newt and Callista Gingrich: Easter 2017: ‘Be Not Afraid’

April 17, 2017

Easter is the most important day of the year for Christians. On Easter, Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christians believe that Jesus Christ was crucified, died, and was buried; and that Christ rose from the dead that all may have eternal life with God the Father in heaven. At the heart of Christianity is this act of Gods love for humanity. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… arrested. On Friday, a delivery truck was driven into a department store in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Four people were killed in that attack and some of the 15 people injured were in critical condition as of last night. Thousands gathered on Sunday to remember the victims. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) MAX FOSTER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: There’s been a fierce determination here in Sweden to get life back to normal. That message has come from the king and the prime minister, right down to the …

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… about it,” Johnson would say later when praised for his gallantry. “Just fought for my life. A rabbit would have done that.” Johnson’s story is featured in PBS’ “The Great War,” a stirring account of America’s entry into World War I. The three-part “American Experience” film, which begins airing Monday, devotes six hours over three nights to explaining why the nation decided to enter “the war that would end all wars” …

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His name was Henry Summers – but who was he? – BBC News

April 9, 2017

… talk about parents and pensioners as if they are conversation-starters about social issues. But the way someone dies isn’t a summary of their whole life. Who was Henry Summers? A year after his body was found, I wanted to find out who Henry Summers had been during his 80-something years of life. My detective work was for a BBC Radio Scotland documentary and it began with the reports of the incident in the local papers. Journalist John Connell had interviewed neighbours at the time the …

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Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

… behind,” said Spieth, who squandered a five-shot lead on the 10th tee while bidding for back-to-back wire-to-wire titles last year. “In order to win this golf tournament you have to play to win.” ‘Round of my life’ Barring one bad swing on the 16th — perhaps his Jordan Spieth moment — the 40-year-old Hoffman showed he has the mettle to contend, and has the experience of playing in the penultimate group in 2015 before finishing ninth. Moore, 34, is …

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Japanese scientists want to be first to drill into the Earth’s mantle

April 8, 2017

(CNN)Humans have been to the Moon and explored almost every corner of the planet — but there’s one place they have never been. A group of Japanese scientists said they plan to be the first group to successfully drill into the Earth’s mantle, the planet’s vast molten-rock interior, which lies just beneath the outer crust. Researchers at Japan’s Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) say they are hoping to discover more about how our planet was …

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Penn Jillette: Don Rickles was the kindest man on earth

April 7, 2017

… punching the air and sweating. Hey ho, let’s go. It was raw power. Don didn’t know how to phone it in. I got to know Don and hang with him a bit. He was in my movie “The Aristocrats,” and I saw him backstage at his show and at ours. I didn’t get to know him as well as I wanted to, but that’s life, I suppose. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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What we know about Syria’s chemical weapons

April 6, 2017

… Strongpoint Security, told CNN that the Russian version of events was “highly implausible.” All the nerve agents used in the Syrian conflict so far have been binary nerve agents, he said, which are mixed from different components within a few days of use. This is done because of the difficulties of handling agents such as Sarin, which has a very short shelf life, he said. “Nerve agents are the result of a very expensive, exotic, industrial chemical process — these are not …

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Barry Manilow on coming out and his secret marriage

April 6, 2017

(CNN)For years Barry Manilow kept his sexuality a secret, fearful of how fans might react. “I thought I would be disappointing them if they knew I was gay,” the legendary singer recently told People magazine. “So I never did anything.” These days Manilow is not only out but on the cover of People talking about his private life and love of 39 years, his manager Garry Kief. …

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Hunting for treasure at low tide – BBC News

April 5, 2017

… from the humdrum of modern life, and interesting doing research on your finds. “Plus you get to meet some really interesting like-minded people.” Edward Sandling, Vauxhall Image copyright Joseph Fox Ted believes that London’s beauty lies in the fact that it hasn’t all been embanked, and its tides allow these things to be found on the beaches: “It churns up discoveries every day. Every tide there are new things to be found.” The one item he is …

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The enduring appeal of Adrian Mole, aged 50 – BBC News

April 2, 2017

Image caption Stephen Mangan played Mole in The Cappuccino Years Stephen Mangan played Mole in the 2001 TV adaption of Townsend’s The Cappuccino Years and worked closely with the writer on bringing him to life on screen. Now aged 48, he began reading the Secret Diary as a teenager. “Obviously when you read it as a 13 or 14-year-old you miss some of the nuances, but what’s so clever about the books is that you get so many different perspectives,” he says. …

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Some EpiPens recalled, FDA says

April 1, 2017

(CNN)Thirteen lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. are being voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, the US Food and Drug Administration said Friday. “This recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the devices’ failure to activate,” the FDA said in a news release. EpiPens are used to give an emergency injection of epinephrine to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. Replay More Videos … …

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Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker dies at 65

April 1, 2017

… our joy, our beauty, our power. And the rainbow did that,” Baker told CNN in 2015 interview. The iconic flag became the new symbol for the gay and lesbian community worldwide, but has since then gone through some changes. The first flag had eight stripes: pink stood for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for the sun, green for nature, turquoise for magic, blue for harmony and purple for spirit. When Baker began to mass produce the flag the following year, he had to drop two …

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