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CNN (Cable News Network) is an American news-based pay television channel owned by CNN Worldwide, a unit of the WarnerMedia News & Sports division of AT&T's WarnerMedia. CNN was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner as a 24-hour cable news channel. Upon its launch in 1980, CNN was the first television channel to provide 24-hour news coverage and was the first all-news television channel in the United States.Source
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How judges responded to warnings about ammonium nitrate stored at the Beirut port

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More than 60 players withdraw from 2020 NFL season over coronavirus concerns

More than 60 players withdraw from 2020 NFL season over coronavirus concerns

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40 million Americans are at risk of eviction without a stimulus bill

40 million Americans are at risk of eviction without a stimulus bill

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Biden seeks to clarify comment that Latino community is diverse, 'unlike the African American community'

Biden seeks to clarify comment that Latino community is diverse, 'unlike the African American community'

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee sought Thursday night to limit the political damage after he said in an earlier interview that the Latino community in the United States was diverse, "unlike the African American community with notable exceptions." In three tweets, Biden said he wanted to "clarify" his remarks, which President had seized on in its latest effort to undercut the former vice president's support among Black voters. "Earlier today, I made some comments about diversity in the...

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He's probably been in more movies than any actor in Hollywood history

He's probably been in more movies than any actor in Hollywood history

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.Hear more of James Hong's Hollywood tales , a new podcast by CNN about the delightful, surprising stories all around us. (CNN)James Hong is everywhere.He spoke Mandarin with Keanu Reeves in "The Day the Earth Stood Still." He backflipped his way out of a fight in "Wayne's World 2." He was the supportive, noodle-loving Mr. Ping in "Kung Fu Panda." On television, he was the maître d' in the episode of "Seinfeld" titled "The Chinese Restaurant."Without exaggeration, Hong might be the most prolific actor in...

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Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Black man's life sentence for stealing hedge clippers more than 20 years ago

Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Black man's life sentence for stealing hedge clippers more than 20 years ago

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)A Black Louisiana man will spend the rest of his life in prison for stealing hedge clippers, after the Louisiana Supreme Court denied his request to have his sentence overturned last week.Fair Wayne Bryant, 62, was convicted in 1997 on one count of attempted simple burglary. In his appeal to the Second Circuit Court of Louisiana in 2018, his attorney, Peggy Sullivan, wrote that Bryant "contends that his life sentence is unconstitutionally harsh and excessive."Last week, though, the state Supreme...

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Turkish women rally against domestic violence as ruling party contemplates leaving key rights treaty

Turkish women rally against domestic violence as ruling party contemplates leaving key rights treaty

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Saudi Crown Prince accused of assassination plot against senior exiled official

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LeBron James laughs off Trump's criticism of NBA players

LeBron James laughs off Trump's criticism of NBA players

Stay Updated on Developing StoriesView in AppBy Ben Church, CNN(CNN) star LeBron James says the league won't miss Donald Trump's viewership after the US President criticized players for kneeling during the national anthem.Following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, NBA players have been vocal in their calls for social justice and, as the season resumed last week, every player knelt during the national anthem,However, in an interview with Fox on Wednesday, Trump said it was "not acceptable" for athletes to take a knee, adding that he'd been an advocate for the sport to resume...

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Doctored videos are already faking the cause of Beirut's explosion

Doctored videos are already faking the cause of Beirut's explosion

Stay Updated on Developing StoriesView in AppBy Paul P. Murphy, CNN(CNN) Doctored videos of are already circulating on every major social media platform.In videos originally shot by both CNN and eyewitnesses in the Lebanese capital, footage of a rising smoke plume at Beirut Port was inverted and made to look like a "negative." In addition, a missile-like object was superimposed on the video.Some of the manipulated footage was taken from the Facebook page of Beirut-based, CNN Arabic social media producer . He had captured the explosion while walking near the port -- something that he does...

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Doctored videos are already faking the cause of Beirut's explosion

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China seals off village after bubonic plague death in Inner Mongolia

China seals off village after bubonic plague death in Inner Mongolia

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Authorities in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia have sealed off a village after a resident there died from , a centuries-old disease responsible for the most deadly pandemic in human history.The death was reported to health authorities in Baotou city on Sunday and the victim was confirmed to be a bubonic plague patient on Thursday, the Baotou Municipal Health Commission said in a on its website. The patient died of circulatory system failure, according to the statement. It did not mention how...

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Lebanon's economy was already in crisis. Then the blast hit Beirut

Lebanon's economy was already in crisis. Then the blast hit Beirut

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.London (CNN Business)A cataclysmic blast in Beirut, Lebanon's capital, is poised to send an economy already deep in crisis hurtling toward a dangerous unknown.On Tuesday, a massive explosion at the city's port left and 5,000 injured. The number of deaths is expected to climb as search-and-rescue efforts continue.The blast, which also leveled huge swaths of Beirut and displaced 300,000 people, couldn't come at a worse moment.In the past year, a breakdown in the country's banking system and skyrocketing...

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Couple standing less than 600 meters from blast site survives Beirut explosion

Couple standing less than 600 meters from blast site survives Beirut explosion

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)The glass and debris from Tuesday's explosion in Beirut injured Imad Khalil and Lina Alameh, but both say they are lucky to be alive.The husband and wife now lay in a local hospital room, together, recovering from the glass and debris that tore through their apartment -- and them.Lina needed three hours of surgery. Imad, whom Lina says was seriously injured and had to be transported down 11 flights of stairs on the back of a door, needed six hours in surgery.They are among the thousands across...

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Daisy Coleman, student featured in Netflix documentary on sexual assault, dies by suicide

Daisy Coleman, student featured in Netflix documentary on sexual assault, dies by suicide

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Daisy Coleman, whose allegation of sexual assault and ensuing harassment was chronicled in the Netflix documentary "Audrie and Daisy," died by suicide on Tuesday, her mother confirmed on Facebook. She was 23."She was my best friend and (an) amazing daughter," Melinda Moeller Coleman wrote. "I think she had to make it seem like I could live without her. I can't. I wish I could have taken the pain from her!"Coleman's death comes eight years after she accused a when she was 14 in her hometown of...

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LEGO is launching braille bricks for students across the US

LEGO is launching braille bricks for students across the US

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.New York (CNN)LEGO is launching a line of braille bricks.The designed and created a line of bricks molded with studs that correspond to numbers and letters in the braille alphabet. The foundation is sending the blocks, free of charge, to school districts across the United States, according to a press release from American Printing House, a non-profit that promotes independent living for people who are blind and visually impaired.For schools that won't be reopening this fall, the LEGO Foundation is...

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Doctored videos are already faking the cause of Beirut's explosion

Doctored videos are already faking the cause of Beirut's explosion

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Doctored videos of are already circulating on every major social media platform. In videos originally shot by both CNN and eyewitnesses in the Lebanese capital, footage of a rising smoke plume at Beirut Port was inverted and made to look like a "negative." In addition, a missile-like object was superimposed on the video. Some of the manipulated footage was taken from the Facebook page of Beirut-based, CNN Arabic social media producer . He had captured the explosion while walking near the port --...

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Trump advisers hesitated to give military options and warned adversaries over fears he might start a war

Trump advisers hesitated to give military options and warned adversaries over fears he might start a war

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.Washington (CNN)Amid escalating tensions with both North Korea and Iran, advisers hesitated to give him military options fearing the President might accidentally take the US to war and deliberately informed their counterparts in both countries that they did not know what the President would do next, multiple former administration officials tell me. These accounts are contained in my upcoming book, which will be published August 11 by Harper Collins.Trump's relationship with Kim Jong Un has blown hot and...

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Donald Trump claims Joe Biden, a devout Catholic, wants to 'hurt God' - CNN Video

Donald Trump claims Joe Biden, a devout Catholic, wants to 'hurt God' - CNN Video

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.CNN's Jeremy Diamond reports that President Donald Trump has been trying to associate former Vice President Joe Biden with the "radical left" and shore up support among evangelical voters.See MoreCNN's Jeremy Diamond reports that President Donald Trump has been trying to associate former Vice President Joe Biden with the "radical left" and shore up support among evangelical voters.

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Louisville chief of public services, police chief walk out of meeting on Breonna Taylor protests

Louisville chief of public services, police chief walk out of meeting on Breonna Taylor protests

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Louisville's police chief and chief of public services walked out of a government oversight committee meeting Monday, citing a recent lawsuit for keeping them from answering questions about the deaths of Breonna Taylor and David McAtee and police actions during protests, according to a city spokesperson. during a police raid on her home. During protests that followed her death, , a BBQ restaurant owner, was killed by law enforcement.Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was shot eight times after police...

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US State Department lifts global 'Do Not Travel' advisory

US State Department lifts global 'Do Not Travel' advisory

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)After more than four months, the US State Department on Thursday lifted its advisory warning US citizens against traveling abroad.The department -- the highest level of travel advisory -- on March 19, urging US citizens not to travel overseas due to the coronavirus pandemic.However, "(w)ith health and safety conditions improving in some countries and potentially deteriorating in others, the Department is returning to our previous system of country-specific levels of travel advice (with Levels from...

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Baby elephant dies 27 days after his birth at St. Louis Zoo

Baby elephant dies 27 days after his birth at St. Louis Zoo

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)A baby Asian elephant named Avi has died after struggling with health problems since the day he was born.The male calf lived for only 27 days and had developmental impairments limiting his ability to feed, the said in a statement Sunday.He was euthanized and "passed away peacefully" Sunday morning, according to the zoo.The calf was near his mother, Rani, since he was born on July 6 and, after weeks of life support measures by the Elephant Care Team, his health deteriorated rapidly over the...

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Canada approves psychedelic mushroom treatment for 4 terminally ill patients

Canada approves psychedelic mushroom treatment for 4 terminally ill patients

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