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Alcohol and the teen brain

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:37am
On July 17, 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which withheld a percentage of highway funds from any state that didn't raise the minimum drinking age to 21.
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World's oldest pastry shops

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:28am
They say travel broadens the mind, but when there's cake involved other body parts are also at risk of broadening.
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Child-porn sweep nets 660 arrests

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:01am
UK police have arrested 660 suspected pedophiles -- including doctors, teachers and scout leaders -- in a six-month operation spanning the country, the National Crime Agency said Wednesday.
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We're leaving allies behind to die

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:51am
I never thought my Afghan translator would save my life by killing two Taliban fighters who were about to kill me. Janis did just that. I'm here today because he had my back in a way I only thought an American soldier would.
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This is how Archie dies

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:59am
It was one of the most unexpected announcements of the year.
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Beauty queen fights back after rape

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:46am
Six weeks before winning the 1998 Miss World crown, 18-year-old Linor Abargil was raped at knife-point by a travel agent escorting her home to Israel from a modeling gig in Italy.
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She motorcycled solo through Iran

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:11am
"You! You have moto, yes?"
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Why haven't we been back to the moon?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:10am
Moon bases imagined in children's magazines of the 1970s never materialized, but NASA says its focus is now on sending astronauts to Mars in the 2030s.
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Refuge of horrors in Mexico

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:00am
Mexican authorities found nearly 500 children living in squalor at a refuge in Michoacan state.
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Border crisis turns political

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:53am
An urgent humanitarian situation has become a major political conundrum.
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Vets wait longer for cancer care

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:11am
Sgt. Terry Mitchell survived the Vietnam War. Four decades later, his wife believes his life was cut short by delays in care at the Veteran's Administration.
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VA boss plans 'personnel action'

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:11am
Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson said he is frustrated and expects to have a plan in place to take "personnel actions" against employees responsible for manipulating patient wait lists at one VA medical center by the end of this week. He wouldn't identify the location of the center, but said it is not the Phoenix facility that has been at the epicenter of a wait-list scandal.
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Fear outweighs risk of trip to U.S.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:58pm
The river of bodies flowing through the morgue in one Honduran city is a sobering testament to one reason so many people leave Central America to risk it all on a long, perilous journey.
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Hundreds evacuated as wildfire grows

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:45pm
Authorities were telling hundreds of people in western Washington to leave their homes immediately Wednesday evening because of a fast-moving wildfire, a spokeswoman for the state's Department of Natural Resources said.
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Not guilty plea in 'sugar daddy' case

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:42pm
The arrest of Alix Catherine Tichelman in the death of a Google executive has shed a new light on the so-called "Sugar Daddy" websites where women are paid, sometimes thousands of dollars a month by older suitors, for their company.
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Internet answers grieving father's wish

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:03pm
A grieving father turns to Reddit for help remembering his 6-week-old daughter.
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Help for India's boy on a leash

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 9:50pm
CNN's Mallika Kapur follows the story of the disabled boy tied to a Mumbai bus stop to see where he is now.
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'Hard to break up with Comcast'

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 9:43pm
S.E. Cupp is 'outraged' over a recent viral call with a Comcast employee.
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Remembering John F. Kennedy Jr.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 9:24pm
Sometimes a single moment in time captures the essence of an individual. That became clear to me in late June 1995. We were at the end of a grueling three days in Alabama interviewing George Wallace, the state's former segregationist governor and nemesis of President Kennedy, for John's maiden interview in his new magazine, George.
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Kid nabs pic with Buffett, Beatle

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 9:10pm
A Beatle and a Buffett in epic photobomb. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a photo of Paul and Warren and...who's Tom?
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