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What brought soccer great Pele to tears

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 1:23pm
To any fan of the beautiful game, Pele is much more than just a retired footballer: He's a global icon.
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The decade's most insane car

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 1:14pm
Write sci-fi novel? Check. Sell rights to Steven Spielberg? Check. Frankenstein the ultimate '80s driving machine? Check. Author Ernest Cline is living his dream.
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Inside terrorists' lair

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:46pm
As night falls, the curfew comes into effect. Nobody is allowed on the streets. Anxiety hangs in the air.

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Year after quake, ray of hope for one girl in Nepal

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:43pm
On this hot April day in the Nepalese capital, Maya Gurung wears black tights under a striped knee-length dress. She is trying not to be conspicuous, but other details give her away.
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Baltimore faces its 'original sin'

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:20pm
Talk to people in Baltimore about what happened after a black man died in police custody last year and you'll soon notice an odd verbal quirk.
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The picture that changed his life

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:20pm
Devin Allen was an amateur photographer when protests erupted around the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. He picked up his camera to document his community.

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Trump tells Oprah his political views in 1988

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:15pm
Oprah Winfrey interviewed Donald Trump on her show in 1988. He spoke about several issues that he has readdressed recently as a presidential candidate.
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Student comes out to Obama

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:58am
An emotional student came out as transgender to President Obama at a town hall in London.
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30 of the world's best national parks

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:56am
From biking hundreds of miles in Patagonia to trekking across Myanmar, iReporter Anne Dirkse has set foot on all seven continents, and she's done it all on her own. The travel writer and photographer from Loveland, Colorado, spends months out of the year uncovering hidden gems in other countries, and says some of her favorite places to visit are national parks.
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Boko Haram luring young people with loans

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:55am
Boko Haram is luring young people by giving them loans as a bait for membership, the Nigerian military warned.
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Study: Living near nature linked to longer lives

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:54am
The trees, shrubs and plants outside your home might offer something more than just pretty scenery. A new study found that living in, or near, green areas can help women live longer and improve their mental health.

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Ex-senator says he's marrying man

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:45am
Former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Harris Wofford announced Sunday that he is marrying a man 50 years his junior, almost 20 years after his wife died.

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3 federal agents shot

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:45am
Four federal agents were shot while trying to make an arrest at a motel in Kansas, authorities said.
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Beyonce album stuns Internet

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:36am
Beyonce's new visual album "Lemonade" made an hour-long television debut on HBO, leaving many fans with more questions than answers about the singer's personal life.
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Cruz, Kasich team up vs. Trump

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:35am
Ted Cruz and John Kasich are joining forces in a last-ditch effort to deny Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination.
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The Freddie Gray investigation

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:27am
Watch the CNN Special Report in collaboration with The Baltimore Sun, "Who Killed Freddie Gray?" on CNN, January 19th at 9pm/ET
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Giant sinkhole swallows busy intersection

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 10:07am
Traffic cameras caught the moment a giant sinkhole opened in the middle of a busy intersection in Hangzhou, China.
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Penguins are facing extinction

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 9:41am
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How to wrap a skyscraper in bamboo

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 8:29am
Balanced on swaying poles, scaffolders in Hong Kong cling to Tinkertoy-like constructions of bamboo sticks. This is how the city's tallest skyscrapers are built.
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1987: Chernobyl a ghost town

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 8:16am
This 1987 CNN report goes inside a village still abandoned a year after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster:

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