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Afghan men throw acid into schoolgirls' faces

Attackers on a motorbike threw acid in the faces of three teenage girls on their way to school in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Saturday, an official told CNN.

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Man killed in Texas alligator attack

A man who apparently mocked alligators, then jumped in the water -- despite warning signs -- is dead after being attacked in Texas.

Nearly 10 million Americans still using tanning beds

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Your health: Tanning beds, antipsychotics and more

CNN Health & Wellness takes a look at the potential impact tanning beds and antipsychotics can have on our health, lists ways to cut the risk of heart disease and shows time matters in cardiac arrest cases.

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Philippines: Dozens dead in ferry disaster

Searchers recovered more bodies Friday, a day after a passenger ferry capsized shortly after leaving port in the Philippines, killing 59 people, authorities said. The Philippine coast guard said 140 people survived.

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Are selfies empowering or objectifying?

Is a selfie empowering? Or objectifying? According to the undisputed queen of selfies, Kim Kardashian, it can be both.

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George Pataki plays his Trump card

George Pataki might have found a way to get noticed in the crowded GOP field of presidential candidates: attack the highest-profile hopeful, Donald Trump.

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Two rockets fired from Sinai strike Israel

Two rockets fired from Sinai landed in southern Israel Friday afternoon, the first such attack since last summer. The rockets caused no injuries and did no damage, police said.

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Boko Haram attacks near Borno capital

Boko Haram gunmen engaged in a fierce battle with Nigerian troops in the country's northeast, local residents said Friday. Soldiers fought to push back Boko Haram extremists attempting to enter Maiduguri.

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Trump slams illegal immigration in S.F. killing

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Friday that the seemingly random killing of a young woman in San Francisco was even more proof why voters should send him to the White House.

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Takei walks back 'blackface' remark about Thomas

"Star Trek" actor George Takei says his description of Justice Clarence Thomas a "clown in blackface" following his dissent in last week's landmark same-sex marriage ruling was ill-considered.

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Medical helicopter crashes in Colorado, killing pilot

A medical helicopter crashed and burst into flames shortly after take-off in Frisco, Colorado, Friday afternoon, killing the pilot and injuring two medical personnel on board, authorities said.

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Leopard attacks guide at South African game park

A guide at South Africa's most famous national park survived a leopard attack after a tourist scared the animal away with his car, Kruger National Park said.

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Japanese cat-collecting game has Internet purring

There's an addicting new app that's taking over screens in Asia and beyond. The…

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Crow makes landing on back of eagle

Are nature photographers getting better, or are animals just realizing how awesome…

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Grenade-shaped perfume bottle closes Ohio courthouse

A bottle of perfume shaped like a grenade caused a courthouse in Cincinnati to be…

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Is a selfie empowering? Or objectifying? According to the undisputed queen of…

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Takei walks back 'blackface' remark about Thomas

"Star Trek" actor George Takei says his description of Justice Clarence Thomas a "…

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Grateful Dead's Chicago shows among priciest concerts ever

This weekend, more than 200,000 aging hippies, jam-band fanatics and got-to-be-there…

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SCOTUS: EPA unreasonably interpreted the Clean Air Act

In a loss for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court ruled that the EPA…

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California drought: How greenbacks rip out green lawns

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Report: Pilots fired after selfies with Playboy model

Two pilots with an Argentinian airline have been fired after they took selfies with…

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Going to Greece? Bring more euros

Tourists currently on holiday in Greece have one piece of advice: bring extra euros.

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The Justice Department has sent subpoenas to several major airlines as part of an…

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