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  • Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

    Postpone or move Olympics, doctors urge as Zika crisis grows

    RIO DE JANEIRO — The summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved “in the name of public health” due to the widening Zika outbreak in Brazil, more than 100 prominent doctors and professors said Friday in an open letter to the World Health Organization. “We make this call despite the widespread fatalism that the Rio 2016 Games are inevitable or ‘too big to fail,’ ” the writers said in the letter addressed to WHO Director-General […]

  • A 10-year-old boy playing with a gun shot and killed an 11-year-old boy Thursday while they were home alone in Roanoke, Virginia, police said.

    10-year-old playing with gun kills 11-year-old in Virginia

    ROANOKE, Virginia – A 10-year-old boy playing with a gun shot and killed an 11-year-old boy Thursday while they were home alone in Roanoke, Virginia, police said. The two boys were “kin” but not siblings, said police spokesman Scott Leamon. Detectives are trying to determine exactly what happened, he said. “They are interviewing some more people, analyzing all of the evidence,” Leamon said. “They have to do a trace on the gun and test the fire from the gun to […]

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    Florida sheriff says NC man used chainsaw to cut up ex-wife

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Tricia Todd’s family is finally getting some closure. The Florida mother has been missing for nearly a month; she was last seen in a grocery store near her Hobe Sound home on April 26. Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said Friday that remains found buried in a container filled with a corrosive liquid are believed to be Todd’s. Snyder announced Thursday that Todd’s ex-husband, Steven Williams, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder. He confessed to killing his ex-wife […]

  • Dutch mountaineer Eric Arnold perished while climbing Mount Everest. (CNN)

    Mount Everest deaths: Body of 5th climber located

    The body of one of two Indian nationals who went missing on Mount Everest last week has been located, the managing director of Trekking Camp Nepal said Friday. Paresh Chandra Nath is the fifth person to die climbing the world’s highest peak this season. A team of Sherpas located Nath’s body Friday morning but were unable to carry it to base camp because of weather conditions, Wangchu Sherpa told CNN. Another member of Nath’s climbing team, Goutam Ghosh, is missing, […]

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    B-U-R-N! National Spelling Bee handles a Twitter troll

    An Internet troll found out the hard way that the kids on stage aren’t the only people who can spell at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. During Thursday’s competition, a Twitter user criticized the spelling bee for having a “comfort couch” for competitors to calm down after they were eliminated. “Unsure of why the national spelling bee has a “comfort couch” you [expletive] lost suck it up quit teaching kids it’s okay to loose [sic].” It’s a mean way to […]

  • Hanako, an aged Japanese elephant whose living conditions sparked protests earlier this year has died, zoo officials said. At 69-years-old, she was the country's oldest elephant. (CNN)

    Japan’s oldest elephant dies

    Hanako, an aged Japanese elephant whose living conditions sparked protests earlier this year, has died, zoo officials said. At 69-years-old, she was the country’s oldest elephant. A zookeeper found Hanako lying on the floor of her enclosure on Thursday morning, unable to stand, according to a statement from the Inokashira Park Zoo, where she lived. Workers tried to get her on her feet to keep her lungs from being pressed under her own weight, but were unsuccessful. She was declared […]

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    Lost hiker’s message: Please call my husband when my body is found

    Geraldine Largay knew she was so very lost that the chances of her making it out of the thick Maine woods were gone. She had been writing in her journal every day and one of her final entries showed she was resigned to her fate. “When you find my body please call my husband George and my daughter Kerry. It will be the greatest kindness for them to know that I am dead and where you found me — no […]

  • Vell Mays went to East Side High. Lindell Little went to Cleveland HS. Little likes integration idea. Mays doesn't. (CNN)

    Mississippi town’s views on desegregation ruling aren’t so black and white

    CLEVELAND, MS — A short jaunt east of the former railroad tracks that used to divide black and white in this town, you could hear cousins Lindell Little and Vell Mays cutting up as Little worked on his bicycle. The railroad tracks have been gone for years. In their place is a half-mile promenade that, to a lesser degree, still serves as a racial divide. But nothing seems to split this town like the prospect of closing East Side High. […]

  • Nihar Janga, 11, of Austin, Texas, and Jairam Hathwar, 13, of Corning, New York, were declared co-champions at the National Spelling Bee on Thursday. (CNN)

    Two champions in the 2016 National Spelling Bee

    It was the third straight year of double winners at the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Nihar Janga, 11, of Austin, Texas, and Jairam Hathwar, 13, of Corning, New York, were declared co-champions at the National Spelling Bee on Thursday. “It was just insane, I don’t even know how to put it in words,” Jairam said. “I’m just speechless. I can’t say anything. I’m only in fifth grade,” Nihar said. Nihar correctly spelled the word “gesellschaft” and Jairam correctly spelled […]

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    Is this the most racist ad ever? Chinese detergent commercial sparks outrage

      A black man and a young Chinese woman are flirting, as he leans in for a kiss she thrusts a detergent capsule in his mouth and bundles him into a laundry machine. She sits atop the machine as the man spins and screams inside until, to her apparent delight, out pops a handsome Chinese man dressed in a clean, white t-shirt. This staggeringly offensive advert is attracting outrage on both the Chinese and wider web, with users blasting it […]

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    Service dog gets a spot in Greensboro high school yearbook

    Service dog gets a spot in high school yearbook; staff kept their plan a secret all year https://t.co/u6TQhiU15M pic.twitter.com/acClEgLeJ5 — CNN (@CNN) May 26, 2016 GREENSBORO, N.C. — When the photographer asked, Taffy Hulse lengthened his neck, dropped his chin and smiled with his eyes. He was just one of over a thousand Northern Guilford High School students taking their photos for the yearbook. Except Taffy is a service dog. He belongs to Harry Hulse, 15, who has type 1 […]

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    ‘Nightmare’ drug-resistant bacteria CRE found in U.S. woman

    The United States’ first known case of a superbug that cannot be killed by any existing antibiotic was announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of Defense. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden announced the case at the National Press Club in Washington. A 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman developed (PDF) a carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, infection. It’s a rare infection but one that Frieden labeled “a nightmare bacteria.” It’s resistant to every known antibiotic, even Colistin, which doctors […]

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