• Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates gets prison for faking cancer
  • 11 Revelations From Former Sony Pictures Chief Amy Pascal’s First Interview Since Being “Fired”
  • NBA decision about far more than a game
  • Report: Turkey shuts down media, fires more troops
  • The Attraction of This Beach in Sydney Isn’t the Sun or Water. It’s the Art.
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Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates gets prison for faking cancer

(CNN)When a former Miss Pennsylvania U.S. International told her friends and family she had leukemia in March 2013, they did everything they could to help. They hosted fundraisers in her honor, drove her to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for treatment, and even had her carried across the finish line of a race. But friends and family of Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates, 24, started to get suspicious when she insisted on…

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11 Revelations From Former Sony Pictures Chief Amy Pascal's First Interview Since Being "Fired"

11 Revelations From Former Sony Pictures Chief Amy Pascal’s First Interview Since Being “Fired”

A week after the news broke that she’d be leaving her position of 15 years, Pascal sat down with Tina Brown on Wednesday, addressing the hack and its consequences for the first time publicly. View this image › youtube.com Less than a week after leaving her position as Sony Pictures chief, Amy Pascal sat down with Tina Brown during the Women in the World summit in San Francisco on Wednesday,…

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NBA decision about far more than a game

(CNN)As a husband, father and artist living and working in the state of North Carolina, I am caught in a storm between my city and my state. The controversial HB2 bill, which requires the citizens of our state to use the bathroom that aligns with the sexual identity they received at birth, last week prompted the NBA to announce it was canceling its plans to host the 2017 All-Star game…

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The Attraction of This Beach in Sydney Isn't the Sun or Water. It's the Art.

The Attraction of This Beach in Sydney Isn’t the Sun or Water. It’s the Art.

A collection of artists gather each year in Sydney, Australia, to create public sculptures. The collective spreads out over a 2 km distance along the beach and includes over 100 artists from around the world. These artists’ zany and outlandish creations not only become a hot topic for locals, but will leave you in awe at the power of the human mind. Don’t believe us? Prepare to be dazzled, Australia style! Welcome…

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‘Sharknado’ rides marketing wave back to Syfy in latest sequel

Los Angeles (CNN)Syfy caught lightning in a bottle with the first “Sharknado” in 2013. Now the latest installment “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens” proves that the network still has ample incentives to milk as much as it can out of the franchise, even as the returns on it diminish — and also shows just how hard it will be to kill this social-media-powered monster. “The 4th Awakens” is, like its predecessors…

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Deskbound? One hour of physical activity can improve your health

(CNN)It’s well-known that sitting down all day, be it at your desk, on the couch or in a car, is bad for your health. People know they should be getting up regularly, stretching their legs and simply moving their bodies more, but how many actually do it? Not enough. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. He added that “there’s no other…

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Geriatric ERs reduce stress, risks for older patients

New YorkThe Mt. Sinai Hospital emergency room looks and sounds like hundreds of others across the country: Doctors rush through packed hallways; machines beep incessantly; paramedics wheel stretchers in as patients moan in pain. “It’s like a war zone,” said physician assistant Emmy Cassagnol. “When it gets packed, it’s overwhelming. Our sickest patients are often our geriatric patients, and they get lost in the shuffle.” See the latest news and…

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There Are A Lot Of Randos Showing Up For Netanyahu's Speech To Congress

There Are A Lot Of Randos Showing Up For Netanyahu’s Speech To Congress

Did you know that Pat Boone and Robert Kraft are really interested in Iran’s nuclear program? Me neither. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington to give a much discussed, much hyped, much slammed speech of the decade before Congress, a speech that will either be extremely damaging or just a distraction. View this image › Cliff Owen / AP Some of the hubbub has been over the fact…

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Dolly the sheep’s cloned sisters enjoy good health despite their old age

(CNN)Though growing old, Dolly’s sheep siblings are no worse for wear. Debbie, Denise, Dianna and Daisy, clones all derived from the same cell line as the first cloned mammal, show no signs of long-term health issues, according to research published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. The clones are, in fact, in vigorous good condition despite the fact that they range in age from 7 to 9, or about 60…

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Radioactive Device Stolen From Connecticut Car Has Been Found At A Pawn Shop

Police have found a radioactive device that was stolen from a parked car in Connecticut, officials said Tuesday evening.  The nuclear gauge, which is used to measure soil density at construction sites, was discovered at a pawn shop, Bridgeport Police Public Information Officer Av Harris told The Huffington Post. “We got a call from this pawn shop this afternoon, saying, ‘we think we have your device, someone’s trying to sell it,’”…

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Happy Space

Happy Space

1. This is galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849. AKA A SMILEY FACE. View this image › spacetelescope.org 2. NASA explains where the effect comes from: Galaxy clusters are the most massive structures in the Universe and exert such a powerful gravitational pull that they warp the spacetime around them and act as cosmic lenses which can magnify, distort and bend the light behind them. This phenomenon, crucial to many of Hubble’s…

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Progressive Congressman Warns Against Bernie Or Bust Mentality Amid Trump Flirtation With KKK

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), one of the most vocal progressives in the House and an early Sanders endorser, said he’s backing Clinton as the party’s standard-bearer because of the Ku Klux Klan’s support of the GOP nominee. Duke, former leader of the KKK, announced he is running for the open Senate seat being left vacant by Sen. David Vitter (R) in Louisiana. After initially dodging questions about Duke and other white…

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They Found A Secret Trapdoor In Their House - What Was Inside Is All Kinds Of Cool

They Found A Secret Trapdoor In Their House – What Was Inside Is All Kinds Of Cool

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); When moving into a new house, Imgur user CzarMatt and his wife didn’t expect to stumble upon a mind-blowing secret hidden in one of their new home’s closets. While moving all their stuff into their new house, Matt stacked some boxes into an empty closet, not paying much attention to the floor. Imgur / CzarMatt googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); While Matt was pretty oblivious to the…

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Turkey detainees tortured, raped after failed coup, rights group says

Istanbul (CNN)Captured military officers raped by police, hundreds of soldiers beaten, some detainees denied food and water and access to lawyers for days. These are the grim conditions that many of the thousands who were arrested in Turkey face in the aftermath of a recent failed coup, witnesses tell Amnesty International. Detainees awaiting trial have been beaten and tortured in official and unofficial holding centers in Istanbul and Ankara since…

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While Out at Sea, This Paddle Boarder Got a Wild and Wonderful Surprise.

While Out at Sea, This Paddle Boarder Got a Wild and Wonderful Surprise.

When this man took a trip out to sea on his paddle board, he got quite the wild surprise. The water was calm and smooth, until suddenly it wasn’t There was something underneath causing a disturbance…once you see what it was, your jaw will drop:  OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create(‘ooyalaplayer’, ‘hzNGtkcTo8NxjZhMeT4VjHxCP5L14uWw’, {‘autoplay’:true}); }); Please enable Javascript to watch this video I wouldn’t know whether to be excited or afraid of these whales…

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Why France attack is latest assault in ISIS war on Christianity

(CNN)The attack by two knife-wielding assailants on a church outside Rouen, Normandy, Tuesday in which the attackers killed an elderly priest by slitting his throat and gravely wounded a hostage appears to have been quite deliberately targeted at the Catholic church. Although attendance numbers are down, Catholicism is still deeply entwined in the national fabric of France, and the attack has already led to outrage across the country. How ISIS…

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Why Trump will never be presidential

(CNN)If you’re waiting for Donald Trump to pivot to become “presidential” — a candidate who will stay on message and, objectively speaking, not hurt his own campaign — then I have one word for you. Stop. Really. Because it just isn’t going to happen. The latest example of Trump’s self-destructive tendencies came Friday morning, about 12 hours after a speech at the Republican National Convention that even Trump critics like…

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This Is What Happens When A Mom Takes Lessons From A Pro Skateboarder

This Is What Happens When A Mom Takes Lessons From A Pro Skateboarder

Mom of three Jennifer Latch had never been on a skateboard until pro-skater Aaron Kyro agreed to give her a lesson. 1. When Jennifer Latch decided that she wanted to learn how to skateboard she wasn’t going to let being a mom of three stop her. Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=FCjRLTEBDuY. youtube.com Latch tracked down pro skateboarder (and YouTuber) Aaron Kyro and convinced him to teach her how to ride. 2….

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Boko Haram blamed for humanitarian crisis in Nigerian state

(CNN)A frail woman hesitates for a moment before handing over her sick child to a nurse. “This child cannot stand,” says another medic as the severely malnourished boy is carried to the intensive care unit at the Gwange therapeutic feeding center on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the capital of Nigeria’s Borno state. “This is a problem that the government of Nigeria cannot handle alone,” she said. “It’s a huge emergency…

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You Definitely Don’t Ever Want To Play Jenga With This Guy. He Has Skills.

You Definitely Don’t Ever Want To Play Jenga With This Guy. He Has Skills.

Michael Grab is a Colorado-based artist who puts the “rock” in Rocky Mountain State. For years, Garb created amazing works of art by balancing stones found throughout his home state. The sculptures serve as both a creative and therapeutic outlet for him. Garb describes the process behind balancing stones as meditative. It’s hard to make a bunch of strangely shaped stones come together as one if you’re not one with yourself….

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7 Russian swimmers banned from Rio amid doping scandal

(CNN)The governing body of world aquatics has banned seven Russian swimmers from the Rio Olympics because of doping violations, the group said Monday. The Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA), however, ruled the Russian synchronized swimming team, divers and the women’s water polo team are still eligible to participate because they have not been implicated in the ongoing doping scandal. On GPS: Russian athletes under investigation In a statement released Monday,…

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Clinton’s veep pick is about winning, not principles

(CNN)At the dawn of the Democratic National Convention, during which she’d accept the nomination of her party for president, Hillary Clinton had a choice. She could pick a running mate who would assure Bernie Sanders and his supporters that she heard his calls for progressive reforms, or she could pick a running mate who would help her win a general election. In Tim Kaine, she made an emphatic choice for…

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Female Wrestler Criticizes WWE Executive Over Unfair Pay

Female Wrestler Criticizes WWE Executive Over Unfair Pay

WWE Diva A.J. Lee has lashed out at WWE executive Stephanie McMahon on Twitter over the unfair pay and screen time given to female wrestlers. 1. This is A.J. Lee. She’s a WWE Diva, the name given to female wrestlers in WWE. View this image › Facebook: 150788578283969 She’s a three-time WWE Divas Champion and one of the most popular female wrestlers in the roster today. She’s currently out of…

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