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'XL Love': How fat affects our sex lives

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 2:20am
When it comes to what she deems the American "obesity crisis," Sarah Varney says, it's easy enough to focus on the raw numbers: Sixty-nine percent of Americans are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 35.1% of those people are obese. In 2008, medical care costs related to obesity were as high as $147 billion, and an obese person's annual medical bill was $1,429 higher than that of a normal-weight person.
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Gaza-Israel crisis

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:03am
A 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Hamas started Saturday morning as diplomats worked to create a longer truce in the conflict that has killed more than 900 people -- mostly civilians.
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U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:27pm
About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines were evacuated from the embassy in Libya and were driven across the border into Tunisia, U.S. officials confirm to CNN.
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Thousands flee Ukraine fighting

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 10:59pm
Long lines of cars jammed the roads leading south out of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine Saturday, as residents attempted to flee the city center after a night of heavy shelling on the city's northern outskirts.
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Photos: Famous Jesuits

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 10:15pm
Famous Jesuits
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Pope to visit Philadelphia next year

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 10:07pm
Pope Francis has accepted the invitation of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, Catholic News Service reported Friday.
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SWAT team storms jet, gets passenger

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 10:05pm
The 25-year-old airline passenger whose dramatic arrest by a SWAT team was captured by a cell phone was due in court Saturday.
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Condemned Sudanese woman meets the Pope

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 9:55pm
Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan because of her faith, meets Pope Francis.
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Boy attacked by barracuda

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 9:08pm
A 13-year-old boy is recovering after a barracuda jumped into his boat and struck him. WKMG has more.
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He sings during public rectal exam

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 9:04pm
The General Manager for a baseball team got a prostate exam in the press box while singing to the crowd before a game.
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Mysterious crater baffles scientists

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 9:01pm
A huge crater that has popped up in remote Siberia has scientists baffled. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports.
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Cruise ship horrors include rape

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 9:00pm
Travelers tell of raw sewage, rape and death aboard cruise ships at a hearing for a Cruise Passenger Protection bill.
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French Girls gone wild

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 8:11pm
There's a famous scene in the movie "Titanic" where Rose turns to Jack and says, "I want you to draw me like one of your French girls."
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'True Blood' star's nude shoot

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 7:02pm
Actor Stephen Moyer from HBO's "True Blood" tells Conan O'Brien how things got sexy at a Rolling Stone cover shoot.
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U.S. spending $1.2B to snag asteroid

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 6:53pm
Seems NASA's fascination with the moon is in the past. It's focused on something far more menacing: incoming asteroids.
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The world's tallest waterslide

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 6:50pm
The Verrückt waterslide is the tallest in the world, standing at more than 168 feet tall.
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Actress looks a lot different today

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 6:48pm
Natalie Portman talks about growing up juggling her education at Harvard and working on blockbuster films.
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Lawyer: Marine's Tijuana counsel blew it

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 6:11pm
A U.S. Marine Corps reservist held in a Mexican prison for more than three months on a weapons charge could have been released within days of his detention if not for "missed opportunities" by his original legal counsel, his attorney told CNN.
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Details in law professor's slaying

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 4:44pm
For the past week, the mystery surrounding the killing of a nationally renowned law professor has baffled family and friends from Florida to Canada.
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Badass women of sci-fi

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 4:36pm
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