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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Obama: We gave Iraq a chance

Obama: We gave Iraq a chance


Obama: We gave Iraq a chance

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 08:30 AM PDT

CNN's Kate Bolduan sits down with President Obama to discuss Iraq and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Apple smartwatch: 5 requests

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 03:02 PM PDT

Rumored for years, the long-awaited smartwatch from Apple may finally become reality in a few months.

Biodegradable plastic made of ...

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 09:48 AM PDT

The Wyss Institute has developed biodegradable plastic made from shrimp that could solve all kinds of pollution issues.

5 surprising facts about Pitbull

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 09:52 AM PDT

Even if you don't know his songs by name, chances are you've partied to Pitbull.

Weird ways to mark summer's arrival

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 09:05 AM PDT

If Stonehenge is anything to go by, summer celebrations have a millennia-old history. While the ancient druids may have commemorated the fertility of the season, many of us are just happy to get outdoors.

Stalker app shows danger of wifi

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 09:45 AM PDT

A new app unveils your digital footprint -- your passwords, credit card numbers, address and Tinder interests.

Sneak peek: Harry Potter's Diagon Alley

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 12:44 PM PDT

First, it was a record-breaking book series, selling more than 450 million copies worldwide. Then, it became the most successful movie franchise in history. Now, it is a theme-park phenomenon that has fans in a frenzy.

Killing of boy, 3, shocked Italians

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 12:01 PM PDT

Mafia killings don't typically shock Italians -- as disturbing as the occasional hit may be, the tragedy usually affects only friends and families of the victims.

Photos: Pope Francis

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 12:02 PM PDT

OK to watch World Cup as world burns?

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 06:01 AM PDT

Frida Ghitis says people everywhere are setting aside conflict, at least temporarily, to watch the games

Why Redskins decision is wrong

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 10:27 AM PDT

The Washington Redskins find themselves under (deserved) fire for their name, which many Native Americans and others find to be a racial slur. Previously the target of protests and opprobrium, the Redskins have now lost their federal trademark registration for the name, as it was deemed too disparaging to remain protected. There are two issue to consider here: one is technical and the other is one we should all find troubling.

George Will clueless about college rape

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 10:32 AM PDT

Mel Robbins says George Will should stop trivializing the problem of sexual assaults on campuses.

Soccer star Hope Solo arrested

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 10:52 AM PDT

Soccer star Hope Solo was arrested on domestic violence charges early Saturday after allegedly assaulting both her sister and nephew at a home in Seattle, Washington, police said.

Source: Lloyd killed over trivial matters

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 11:59 AM PDT

Investigators believe Aaron Hernandez' s indignation over incidents at a nightclub and his apartment led him to allegedly kill Odin Lloyd, CNN has learned.

Child's car death is ongoing probe

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 06:27 AM PDT

It was a tragedy from the outset: a toddler found dead apparently after being left alone for hours in a hot car, a distraught father blaming himself and facing serious criminal charges.

How could a parent forget a child?

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 05:33 PM PDT

CNN's Brooke Baldwin speaks to a mother who was acquitted of murder for accidentally leaving her son in a hot car.

Why a 4th-grader is being sued

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 06:22 PM PDT

The family of a fourth-grade student near Chicago sued the boy's classmate for allegedly bullying their son.

5 killed at South Korea military outpost

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 08:31 AM PDT

A South Korean soldier on Saturday shot and killed five people and wounded five others at a military outpost, an official with the South Korean Army said.

Ex-deputy caught after 20+ years on lam

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 08:53 AM PDT

Joseph Keenan May's quiet life on the lam in Alaska was unraveled after he used his late stepbrother's name to apply for a driver's license and unemployment benefits, authorities said.

Iraqi forces in key border fight

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 10:33 AM PDT

Iraqi security forces are waging a fierce battle with militants for control of the strategic border with Syria, where the enemy fighters enjoy a stronghold, Iraqi security officials said Saturday.

Meet 'World's Ugliest Dog'

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 10:37 AM PDT

Peanut took first prize at the 'World's Ugliest Dog' competition in California. KPIX reports.

University library lending out drones

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 08:56 AM PDT

Students at the University of South Florida will be soaring to new academic heights, with drones.

National parks ban drones

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 11:27 PM PDT

Attention, campers. National parks are becoming "no drone" zones.

Drug gives bald man full head of hair

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 12:16 PM PDT

By 18, Kyle Rhodes had lost all the hair on his body due to alopecia areata. But a new drug has reversed that.

Man posts THIS online, is arrested

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 06:52 PM PDT

A man was arrested after posting a video to YouTube showing a large quantity of marijuana in his home.

Kasem offers lesson on end-of-life care

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 07:35 AM PDT

As a celebrity, the family battle over Casey Kasem's end-of-life care was magnified by the media. Yet it's a story that millions of Americans can relate to.

Presbyterians come to Palestinians' aid

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 02:04 AM PDT

Many American Protestants have a reputation for supporting Israel without demur. But a major denomination broke with that convention to jump to the aid of the Palestinian people.

In Tucson, bus tickets to uncertainty

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 07:33 AM PDT

If the U.S. had more space, these undocumented women and children from Central America would still be in detention. Instead, they're dropped off at a bus station and told to report back in three months.

Agonizing wait for immigrant parents

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 04:46 AM PDT

Like many immigrant parents of Central American children who cross the U.S.-Mexico border alone, Elva Marroquin Rosales is now in agony over what became of her two small youngsters who dared to enter the United States illegally by crossing Rio Grande River.

UNESCO's newest World Heritage sites

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 07:16 AM PDT

Did your last vacation include a visit to a masterpiece of human creative genius? Or to an area of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance?

New York to be next state to legalize pot

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 12:45 AM PDT

The expected signature of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is all that is needed for the state to permit the use of medical marijuana.

Messi magic denies Iran upset

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 11:21 AM PDT

Lionel Messi waited until injury time to break Iranian hearts Saturday and give Argentina a scarcely deserved 1-0 victory in Belo Horizonte in their Group F clash.

Best photos from today's actions

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 12:08 PM PDT

Best photos from today's actions

Duck stampede goes viral

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 06:21 PM PDT

Thousands of ducks flood the streets in Thailand.

11-foot gator gives man 80 stitches

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 10:41 AM PDT

A man went toe-to-toe with an 11-foot alligator, leaving him with 80 stitches in one hand, but he lived to tell the tale.

Guy's social media popularity grows

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 02:52 AM PDT

Jeremy Meeks' steely baby blues and chiseled cheekbones may be attractive. His rap sheet -- not so much.

See how guy gets owl out of home

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 10:36 AM PDT

Fort Worth, Texas, resident Colton Wright used a "Swiffer Sweeper" to get this unexpected visitor out of his kitchen

$17 million yacht goes up in flames

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 12:09 PM PDT

A drone captured amazing images of a $17 million dollar, 110-foot yacht on fire.

Is this summer's biggest hit?

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 11:18 AM PDT

"Think Like A Man Too" producer opens up to Fredricka Whitfield about the movie and gets personal about his career.

A history of the bathing suit

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 11:57 PM PDT

Do you prefer a one-piece or a string bikini? Swim trunks or a snug Speedo? Whatever you select, your choice isn't made in a vacuum under the florescent lights of a fitting room. History has informed the bathing suit styles of today, in ways we might never imagine. Click through the gallery above to learn how modesty, function and the evolution of style have affected the suits you take to the water, and look below for a collection of facts about swimwear.

Why I'm tired of hearing about 'that' civil rights movement

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 04:58 AM PDT

It's the dirty little secret about the civil rights movement: A lot of Americans don't want to hear about it anymore. And, writes CNN's John Blake, why should they?

What you don't know about Pitbull

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 04:46 PM PDT

Check out CNN's spotlight on the glib Cuban-American rapper to find out how he throws a party, why he dresses so sharp and how he chose his name.

Why I'm tired of hearing about 'that' movement

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 04:18 AM PDT

It's the dirty little secret about the civil rights movement: A lot of Americans don't want to hear about it anymore. And, writes CNN's John Blake, why should they?

Hope Solo

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 12:01 PM PDT

Soccer star Hope Solo was arrested on domestic violence charges early Saturday after allegedly assaulting both her sister and nephew at a home in Seattle, Washington, police said.

Iraq

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 04:16 AM PDT

The initial group of U.S. military advisers will arrive in Iraq on Saturday, a senior defense official said, as crowds paraded nationwide in a show of unity for the government.

Pitbull

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 05:38 PM PDT

Even if you don't know his songs by name, chances are you've partied to Pitbull.

Presbyterian Church

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 03:37 AM PDT

Many American Protestants have a reputation for supporting Israel without demur. But a major denomination broke with that convention to jump to the aid of the Palestinian people.

Aaron Hernandez

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 05:09 AM PDT

Why would former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez allegedly "orchestrate the execution" of Odin Lloyd, leaving him shot seven times and his body near a construction pile in an industrial park?

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