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Three key lessons from the Pope’s TED talk

(CNN)For all the talk about Pope Francis’ techno-savvy — and 10 million Twitter followers ain’t bad for a 80-year-old churchman — he doesn’t seem sold on Silicon Valley’s endless promises. As he wrote in his 2016 encyclical, Laudate Si, all those tweets and selfies and vlogs can add up to a whole lot of “mental pollution” that distracts us from what is really important. “When media and the digital world…

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China launches its first homegrown aircraft carrier

(CNN)The first aircraft carrier designed and built in China was launched Wednesday amid streamers and champagne. The as-yet unnamed vessel isChina’s second aircraft carrier. Early on Wednesday morning it was towed from Dalian Shipyard, Liaoning, to a nearby wharf, China’s Ministry of National Defense said. China first announced the construction of its new carrier in late December 2015. State media said it would be “independently designed in China.” Replay More…

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Bride of ISIS: From ‘happily ever after’ to hell

(CNN)Islam and Ahmed met online, looking for their “happily ever after” through a Muslim dating site. Fast forward four years — and three husbands – and she and her two small children are caught in limbo in northern Syria. Islam Mitat is from Morocco; Ahmed Khalil was originally from Kabul in Afghanistan, but had moved to the UK and become a British citizen by the time they met on Muslima.com….

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An artist creates a mural of Michelle Obama and nobody’s happy

(CNN)A new mural of former first lady Michelle Obama, painted on a building in the Chicago neighborhood where she lived as a child and remains popular, would seem like an innocuous project. But the mural, by Chicago artist Chris Devins, has sparked intense debate — and not for the usual political reasons. Shortly after Devins finished the mural last Friday, criticism began bubbling up online. People accused him of copying…

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Is a US-North Korea war imminent?

(CNN)US warships and submarines are on the move. North Korea has carried out its largest ever live-fire drill. Washington and Pyongyang are trading inflammatory rhetoric on a weekly basis. Daily reports of the fragile situation fuel worries that war is imminent. But, has it really reached a point of no return? Just one spark Pence: I don’t see talks with N. Korea now Trump’s other public comments don’t help either….

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BBC News Daily: 25 April 2017 – BBC News

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Labour promises ‘new plan’ for Brexit Le Pen quits as National Front leader Nastase comment racist, says Williams A day after achieving a place in the final run-off for the French presidency, Marine Le Pen has announced she’s resigning as leader of the far-right National Front party – at least temporarily. Centrist Emmanuel Macron is favourite to succeed Francois Hollande, but Ms Le Pen said…

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Ivanka Trump heads to Berlin to work on special relationship

Berlin (CNN)It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship, after all. In the wake of a mid-March White House visit characterized by awkward moments — President Donald Trump apparently declined to shake German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hand in the Oval Office and he made an uncomfortable joke about wiretapping on live television — his most trusted adviser, daughter Ivanka Trump, is on her way to Germany. Ivanka Trump’s Berlin…

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John Kasich gives Trump an ‘incomplete,’ leaves door open for 2020 run

(CNN)Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Monday that he would grade President Donald Trump’s performance as an “incomplete.” Citing a Washington Post-ABC News poll showing 94% of Trump voters approve his job performance, while only 42% of all Americans approve, Cooper asked the Kasich why there is such a large divide. “This is sort of symptomatic,” Kasich said. “‘I voted for him. I wear that uniform.’ –‘I didn’t vote for him….

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‘Robbery of the century’: Brazen heist erupts into gun battles in Paraguay and Brazil

(CNN)More than 50 people took part in a multi-million dollar heist in Paraguay that authorities were calling the “robbery of the century.” The group made off with money from several vaults inside Prosegur, a private security firm in Ciudad del Este, police said. Ciudad del Este is Paraguay’s second-largest city and is along the border with Brazil and Argentina. A police officer was killed during Monday’s shootout that started around…

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French presidential candidate Macron targeted by hackers, cyber firm says

(CNN)French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign was targeted in recent weeks by hackers using methods similar to the hacks in the United States targeting the Democratic National Committee last year, according to a new report by cybersecurity researchers. Tokyo-based cybersecurity firm Trend Micro says it discovered four phony Web domain names that were very similar to the domain names of the Macron campaign — presumably to try to trick careless…

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Fresno hate crime suspect describes anger toward white men

(CNN)A black man accused of fatally shooting three white men in what police are calling a hate crime said that he “snapped” after thinking “about all the injustice and the atrocities that my people go through.” Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, allegedly shot at the men at random in downtown Fresno, California on April 18. At the time, Muhammad was already wanted by police in the fatal shooting of Carl Williams,…

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Rebuilding a Nepali village, one block at a time

(CNN)Two years after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and causing extensive damages to property, residents are still reeling from the tragedy especially in remote villages, where aid has been slow to arrive. Many villages have turned to international nongovernmental organizations for help. Though it’s not always possible for these NGOs to meet all the communities’ needs, they do bring hope and some relief to beleaguered residents….

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Anti-Semitism Soared Last Year: ADL Study

A spate of bomb threats against Jewish community centers and schools, and vandalism at Jewish cemeteries in the U.S. this year have contributed to the surge, according to the Anti-Defamation Leagues report. What the data tells us is incontrovertible and why the Jewish community describes such heightened anxiety, ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt told The Huffington Post. Theres no doubt that theres a high degree of anxiety. Vandalized tombstones are seen…

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San Antonio Mayor: Atheists Are ‘Broken People’ Who Cause Poverty

Speaking at a candidates forum early this month, Mayor Ivy Taylor was asked what she thought were the deepest systemic causes of generational poverty in the city.In a video posted online by NOWCastSA,she said: Taylor said thats not something I work on as mayor, apparently referring to the religious elements of her answer, but added that from a policy angle she attempted to solve the issue through education. Taylor also…

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Happy Earth Day! Here Are All The Terrible Things Donald Trump Has Done So Far.

Almost 100 days into Trumps tenure, the fears of environmentalists, scientists, public health advocates have been confirmed and then some. On the day Trump took office, a page devoted to climate change action on the White House website disappeared. Four days later, Trump signed executive orders reviving the controversialKeystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, a move that set the tone for a series of swift and sweeping changes to the…

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Will Trump follow his heart or his head on French election?

Washington (CNN)Sunday’s French election result sets up a battle between the heart and the head of the Trump White House. In the latest blow to establishment party politics in the Western world, two outsider candidates — centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen — advanced from a crowded field to a run-off for the Elysee Palace on May 7. Le Pen has risen on the same populist politics,…

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Head to head: How Le Pen and Macron compare

(CNN)The French electorate gave the country’s political establishment a wake-up call Sunday as it voted for two outsider presidential candidates: one who has never held elected office and the other the leader of France’s far-right party. Fed up of the parties that have dominated French politics for decades, voters opted for the two politicians that promised the biggest shakeup — Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, early results indicated. They…

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Win or lose, Marine Le Pen is a nightmare for the EU

(CNN)France goes to the polls Sunday to vote in the first round of its presidential elections. The campaign has been dogged throughout by scandals, gaffes and surprises. Le Pen’s National Front Party has a long history of euroskepticism and promotes a number of policies that are anathema to the high-minded principles behind the European project. In recent years, Le Pen has attempted to soften both her image and the position…

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Nafisah Baba wins BBC Young Dancer 2017 prize – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNafisah Baba performs “Inescapable” in the grand final Nafisah Baba has won the BBC’s Young Dancer 2017 prize, beating four other finalists. Baba, 20, a contemporary dancer from London, was crowned at Sadler’s Wells theatre in the capital by ex-Royal Ballet star Darcey Bussell. Baba – who started ballet aged three – is a company member with post-graduate dance company Chrysalis London….

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Seven ways it helps to have rich parents – BBC News

The upshot is that today’s young adults are the first generation since at least World War Two not to start their working lives with higher incomes than those born before them. By their early thirties, the 1980s generation had accumulated wealth of about 27,000 each, on average. By the time they had reached the same age, the 1970s generation had twice as much wealth on average – 53,000 each. A…

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To Ray Davies, America is a ‘beautiful but dangerous’ place – BBC News

“Then it turned out to be a pop hit.” Somewhat disingenuously, he tells the BBC You Really Got Me was supposed to be The Kinks’ only song (even though it was their third single). “I wanted that to be a hit and then I was going to get out of town,” he says. “Unfortunately they asked me to write another one, and another one.” Image caption The Kinks’ hits included…

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The seats that could decide the election – BBC News

There are 650 constituencies in the United Kingdom. But the election campaign over the coming weeks will be concentrated in the marginal battleground seats – the ones with small majorities that are most likely to change hands. There’s no official definition of a marginal seat but people often look at constituencies where the majority – the gap between the first and second placed parties – is under 10%. Most marginal…

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Happy Days Star Erin Moran Dies

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Bill Nye Slams CNN For Putting Climate Change Skeptic On Earth Day Panel

The celebrity scientist slammedCNNs New Dayon Saturday for including William Happera physicist who thinks carbon pollution is a mythand once compared carbon dioxide to the suffering of Jewish people during the Holocaustin anEarth Daypanel on the March for Science protests. I will say, as much as I love the CNN, youre doing a disservice by having one climate change skeptic, and not 97 or 98 scientists or engineers concerned about…

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