First woman enlists to become a Navy SEAL

Story highlights Women weren’t able to serve in US combat roles until last year Two candidates are first women to enlist for Navy special operations teams (CNN)A woman will train with other potential officers this summer in hopes of becoming the first female Navy SEAL. The candidate, a midshipman, and another woman have enlisted as the first female candidates seeking ...

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Philippines extends martial law in Mindanao

Story highlights Philippines forces have been trying to root out ISIS fighters Nearly 350,000 people in the besieged city of Marawi have also been forced to flee (CNN)The Philippines Congress has granted President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao until the end of the year — a move that contravenes the country’s constitution. ...

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Man plays guitar through own brain surgery

Story highlights The patient was awake during the four-hour procedure to fix cramping in his fingers The surgeon performed “radio-frequency ablation” to correct a rare condition (CNN)Guitar players can strum almost anywhere, from a beach to a park bench to an operating room — while undergoing brain surgery. That’s where Abhishek Prasad peddled his musical wares during a four-hour surgery ...

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Where elderly take care of each other because no one else will

Story highlights At Cross Hearts, senior workers work alongside younger employees to take care of elderly residents They are encouraged to view their work as a second career Tokyo, Japan (CNN)In a elementary school turned nursing home, Tasaka Keichi jokes with a group of cheerful old women. At 70, he could be mistaken for a resident, but Tasaka isn’t thinking ...

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The airline industry's huge waste problem

Every day, Emirates’ airline catering facility prepares 180,000 meals to service its more than 400 daily flights around the globe. The Emirates facility is one of the world’s biggest airline food factories, but there are similar operations across the world.

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Prince George beams in new birthday photo

(CNN)You have to admit: Prince George is one cute 4-year-old. JUST WATCHED Prince George hesitant to deplane in Poland Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Prince George hesitant to deplane in Poland 00:58 The young lad certainly looks like a happy boy, with a smile in his eyes and a toothy grin in an official portrait released by Kensington Palace ...

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Trump tweets mention his 'complete power' to pardon and bemoan 'leaks'

Story highlights This is not the first time the President has mentioned his pardoning powers In his tweets, Trump asked why his attorney general and the special counsel in the Russia probe aren’t looking at what he alleges are Clinton’s ties to Russia Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump mentioned his presidential pardoning powers and condemned intelligence leaks in a string of ...

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Settle in with these weekend reads

(CNN)Grab a cup of coffee and settle in. Here are some awesome stories you might have missed this week: The Russian spies living next door For unsuspecting residents of a suburban New Jersey neighborhood, it seemed too crazy to believe: Their quiet, unassuming neighbors turned out to be Russian spies who had been gathering information for the modern equivalent of ...

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Ben Affleck addresses Batman rumors

(CNN)Ben Affleck says he is still firmly on Team Batman, despite reports that his days as the masked hero might be numbered. “Let me be very clear: I am the luckiest guy in the world,” Affleck told the crowd at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. “Batman is the coolest part in any universe — DC, Marvel. It’s incredible. … I’m ...

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