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Escalator reverses, shoppers tumble

An escalator at a Hong Kong shopping mall suddenly reversed, sending passengers tumbling. At least 18 people were injured in the incident, according to CCTV. Source: CNN
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Never-before-seen photos capture The Beatles at Abbey Road

(CNN) – At 19, British photographer David Magnus was invited to shoot a still relatively unknown pop group called The Beatles during a concert at a Buckinghamshire private school. Needless to say, they didn’t stay unknown for much longer. The Fab Four would go on to be one of history’s most influential and critically acclaimed musical […]
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Mexico: 16 inmates at large after tunnel prison break

(CNN) – Sixteen of 29 inmates are still on the run after they made an audacious escape by tunneling underneath a Mexican prison wall, authorities said. The inmates escaped Thursday from a prison in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas state secretariat of security said Saturday Following the escape, security officials destroyed unauthorized shelters constructed by inmates on prison […]
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GameStop to shutter 100+ stores

(CNN) – It’s game over for more than 100 GameStop retail locations. The company announced earlier this week that it’s shutting down 2% to 3% of its stores. That means as many as 190 stores could be on the chopping block. GameStop (GME) currently operates more than 6,600 stores globally, including 4,400 in the United […]
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How much do I need to support myself for a long retirement?

(CNN) – How large a retirement nest egg do I need if I want to draw $60,000 a year from it and have my money last 30 years?–Anonymous Estimating how large a nest egg you need to support you throughout a long retirement — or, looking at the issue a bit differently and assessing how […]
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Amateur boxer Ed Bilbey dies after title fight at age 17

(CNN) – Ed Bilbey, a 17-year-old amateur boxer from Derbyshire, England, died Friday following a welterweight title fight for East Midlands Youth. According to the Daily Mail‘s Giulia Crouch “the youngster had shaken the hand of his opponent’s coach and had returned back to the centre of the ring for the decision where he had […]
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Risky surgery separates 10-month-old from parasitic twin

(CNN) – It was late January when Nancy Swabb found herself wanting to help a family across the Atlantic Ocean, in Cote d’Ivoire — all because of a photo. A friend had shared a post on Facebook about the need for a host family for a 9-month-old girl for two months while she received medical care […]
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Rare emeralds discovered in 400-year-old shipwreck set to fetch millions

(CNN) – Cleopatra wore them. Elizabeth Taylor loved them. Egyptians believed they could bring eternal life. Though diamonds enjoy the reputation of being a girl’s best friend, emeralds in fact are more rare — and more valuable. “Sought after for their rich color, regal history and identifiable look, emeralds are one of the most iconic gemstones […]
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Texas bill would fine men $100 each time they masturbate

(CNN) – A Texas lawmaker has proposed a bill that would fine a man $100 each time he masturbates. The bill also imposes a 24-hour waiting period if a guy wants a colonoscopy or a vasectomy, or if he’s in the market for some Viagra. Rep. Jessica Farrar, a Democrat, knows her bill isn’t going to […]
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Man fatally wounded by deputy; family says Facebook Live captured chaos

(CNN) – Authorities in Tennessee are investigating the shooting death of an unarmed man by sheriff’s deputies, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. Rodney James Hess, 36, of New Orleans was streaming on Facebook Live when he was shot Thursday afternoon, his family said in their own Facebook posting. Rodney Hess’ video does not show the […]