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The only unforgivable failure is the failure to learn from past failure.

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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 21:33:33 GMT
Drone strikes knock out half of Saudi oil capacity, 5 million barrels a day

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Sun, 15 Sep 2019 02:09:34 GMT
The date which has both Hong Kong and Beijing on edge
For months, October 1 has loomed over the mass pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, as a whispered deadline for the ruling Chinese Communist Party to take action to end the unrest.
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 09:03:11 GMT
Hong Kong protesters' new 'anthem' is spreading like wildfire
In glitzy malls across Hong Kong, people are spontaneously breaking into a song. It's not just any tune -- it's a rousing ballad that some are calling the city's new, if unofficial "national anthem."
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Sun, 15 Sep 2019 04:35:12 GMT
Putin builds war chest as Kremlin digs in for the next crisis
In the latest display of deepening cracks in the West's formerly unified economic campaign against Russia, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters Monday that "the time is right" for reconciliation in EU-Moscow relations.
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Sun, 15 Sep 2019 01:25:27 GMT
Yang wades into backlash over new 'SNL' cast member's bigoted comments
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang jumped into the controversy over the racist comments by a new Saturday Night Live hire, calling them "cheap shots."
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 15:05:44 GMT
Boris Johnson is trapped in a Brexit prison he helped build

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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 21:47:26 GMT
Med student was given last rites before finding a treatment that saved his life
It was just after Christmas in 2013 and David Fajgenbaum was hovering a hair above death.
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Sun, 15 Sep 2019 02:01:49 GMT
This is where Felicity Huffman wants to spend her time in prison

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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 23:57:04 GMT
Neymar's day: Booed for 90 minutes, then a stunning winning goal
After a tumultuous offseason, Brazilian superstar Neymar made his season debut with Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday. He was met by raucous booing from the home fans in Paris before scoring a stunning, winning goal.
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 10:01:19 GMT
US debate changes course of Democratic race
The latest Democratic debate threw up a rich haul of clashes, incidents, slow burning controversies and policy collisions that will help define the 2020 race in the weeks to come.
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Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:09:56 GMT
How Trump may bulldoze 'America's Amazon'
Proposals backed by President Trump to open up the Tongass National Forest, the biggest in all of the US, to renewed logging are opening a new fight in a very old part of Alaska.
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Sun, 15 Sep 2019 07:12:28 GMT
A former NFL player is accused of destroying his business to make it look like a hate crime burglary
A former NFL player is facing criminal charges after he allegedly destroyed his business near Atlanta to make it look like a hate crime burglary, police said.
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Sun, 15 Sep 2019 06:21:36 GMT
Tyson Fury defeats unbeaten Otto Wallin in Las Vegas
Tyson Fury took down the undefeated Otto Wallin in their heavyweight boxing fight Saturday night.
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Mon, 09 Sep 2019 09:22:47 GMT
The funny history of the smiley face
In a video installation by James Joyce, a yellow circle rotates as two black ovals and a curved line tumble at the bottom, thwarted by gravity. Watching the video, Perseverance in the Face of Absurdity, which was projected at Banksy's pop-up dystopian theme park, Dismaland,in 2015, one can mentally reassemble the three shapes into their familiar formation: two eyes and a swooping smile.
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Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:46:23 GMT
The best things to see and do in Vietnam
When it comes to variety, Vietnam is in a league of its own.
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Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:01:03 GMT
The biggest thing Apple didn't talk about
The giant elephant in the room at Apple's iPhone launch event on Tuesday starts with a 5 and ends with a G.
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Sun, 15 Sep 2019 08:06:30 GMT
'$5M' solid gold toilet stolen from UK palace
A toilet made entirely of 18-carat-gold has been stolen from Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England, the stately home where former prime minister Winston Churchill was born.
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 03:52:14 GMT
$5 billion megaresort rises from the ocean

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Sun, 15 Sep 2019 01:16:17 GMT
Margot Robbie will return for 'The Suicide Squad,' joining Idris Elba
Director James Gunn has revealed the full list of super villains and anti-heroes cast in his upcoming "The Suicide Squad" movie.
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 18:21:37 GMT
Trump confirms Osama bin Laden's son Hamza killed
President Donald Trump in a statement on Saturday said late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's son Hamza bin Laden had been "killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region."
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 10:35:26 GMT
Australia names academic held in Iran for almost a year
The Australia government has identified the person who has been held in Iran for almost a year as university lecturer Kylie Moore-Gilbert.
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Sun, 15 Sep 2019 00:51:10 GMT
Backstreet Boys surprise Down syndrome group
When a group of special-needs adults in Louisville, Kentucky, made a video of themselves lip-syncing to a Backstreet Boys song, they expected friends and family would love it. But the response they got was larger than life.
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Sun, 15 Sep 2019 02:52:47 GMT
10-year-old Texas girl contracts brain-eating amoeba
A weekend swim left a young girl fighting for her life when she contracted a brain-eating amoeba with a 97% fatality rate.
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 16:38:48 GMT
And the award for the strangest, most unusual, and downright hilarious scientific research goes to...
Pizza might protect against cancer, why wombats poop in cubes and a diaper changing machine that can be used on human babies -- these are just some of the research and inventions awarded at this year's Ig Nobel Prizes, a spoof of the actual Nobel Prize awards.
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 19:58:16 GMT
Norwich stuns defending Premier League champion Manchester City
Defending Premier League champion Manchester City was stunned by newly-promoted Norwich, losing 3-1 on a thrilling evening at Carrow Road that the 27,000 spectators in attendance will likely never forget.
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 15:41:39 GMT
New Italian govt lets migrant rescue ship dock after Salvini's departure
In a sign that Italy's new government will reject the previous administration's hostile stance towards migrants, an aid ship carrying 82 people rescued from the Mediterranean has been granted permission to dock and let them disembark on Lampedusa, SOS Mediterranee, which operates the ship in partnership with MSF, and an Italian minister said on Twitter.
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 14:15:41 GMT
Trump was orange before light bulbs became efficient
The President's complaint about energy saving bulbs ("The light's no good... I always look orange, and so do you!") made the audience laugh. "It was funny, especially the part about how everyone looks orange because, in fact, we don't," writes Michael D'Antonio. But there was nothing lighthearted about the real-world implications of the administration's reversal on energy efficiency.
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Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:15:50 GMT
Couple files for divorce after fertility clinic sperm mix-up
A New Jersey couple, who conceived through in vitro fertilization, are suing their fertility clinic after a DNA test said there's a 0% chance the man is his daughter's biological father.
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 11:23:18 GMT
China is gambling on a nuclear future, but is it destined to lose?

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Fri, 13 Sep 2019 23:59:16 GMT
James Corden calls out Bill Maher
Bill Maher has a history of drawing ire for his remarks made on his HBO show, "Real Time." Now he's being called out by fellow late-night host James Corden.
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 17:45:58 GMT
US man gets prison time for making false emergency call that led to someone being killed
An Ohio video gamer who played a role in a hoax phone call that led police to kill a man in Kansas was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison, authorities said.
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 22:07:13 GMT
Toronto Raptors are selling a team-branded hijab for Muslim women athletes
The Toronto Raptors are making history once again.
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 17:13:37 GMT
Must-watch videos of the week

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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 14:11:27 GMT
Liverpool maintains perfect start to season
Liverpool had to come from a goal behind to battle past Newcastle and extend its lead at the top of the Premier League to five points.
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Fri, 13 Sep 2019 17:26:25 GMT
Woman who buried her newborn in the backyard found not guilty of murder
An Ohio woman accused of killing her newborn daughter and burying her in her Carlisle backyard has been found guilty of abuse of a corpse.
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 06:02:07 GMT
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams shocking ad that aired during debate
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday criticized a television ad from a new Republican-aligned political action committee that calls her "ignorant" and sets fire to her picture.
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 17:44:13 GMT
David Ortiz gets teary in his first interview since being shot
David Ortiz opened up for the first time since being shot in June during an exclusive interview with CNN affiliate Univision that was at times emotional.
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Fri, 13 Sep 2019 19:06:03 GMT
Remains of man missing for 22 years found -- thanks to Google Earth
For over two decades, William Moldt's family was left with unanswered questions about his disappearance.
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Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:49:05 GMT
Burger death teen had told staff of allergy

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Fri, 13 Sep 2019 17:58:46 GMT
Watch an incredible flash dance form at a wedding party
At Taylor and Isaiah Green-Jones' wedding, they surprised their guests with a choreographed flash dance.
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 23:02:00 GMT
Tropical storm Humberto gets closer to the area devastated by a hurricane in northwestern Bahamas
Humberto is now a tropical storm barreling its way through the Atlantic and threatening the same northwestern Bahamas islands ravaged by Hurricane Dorian nearly two weeks ago.
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 10:57:16 GMT
Do we vet 'The Crown?' Hardly, say royals

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Sun, 15 Sep 2019 08:10:30 GMT
The drone strikes on Saudi Aramco oil facilities could make a big dent in global oil supply
Drone strikes on Saudi Arabian oil facilities have disrupted about half of the kingdom's oil capacity, or 5% of the daily global oil supply, people with knowledge of Saudi's oil operations told CNN Business.
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Sun, 15 Sep 2019 07:02:14 GMT
US Secretary of State Pompeo blames Iran for attacks on Saudi oil field
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pinned the blame on Iran for an attack at a Saudi oil field in a pair of tweets Saturday.
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 17:26:16 GMT
Houthi rebels claim responsibility for attack
Yemen's Houthi rebels are claiming responsibility for an overnight drone attack against Saudi Arabia's oil facilities. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the "large-scale" operation.
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 11:22:32 GMT
David Cameron says some people 'will never forgive' him for Brexit

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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 09:31:54 GMT
China's clout is growing on the edge of the EU, and the US is worried
The sprawling steel mill is visible for miles around Smederevo, disgorging plumes of thick black smoke into the Serbian sky. More than 100 years old, the mill is the beating heart of the city, perched on the banks of the Danube River.
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Fri, 13 Sep 2019 19:59:45 GMT
Brad Pitt surprises Ellen DeGeneres
Brad Pitt surprised Ellen DeGeneres when he appeared on her show Friday as an overenthusiastic audience member.
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 14:14:26 GMT
Killer gunman is on the run in Seattle
A gunman is on the run after opening fire at a light rail station in Seattle, leaving one person dead and two others injured, police said.
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