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Tear gas fired on protesters in Hong Kong
01:52 - Source: CNN
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    A species of giant tortoise not seen in more than 100 years – and thought to be extinct – has been found in the Galapagos Islands


    Protesters occupy a street during a rally against the extradition bill on June 12, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. Large crowds of protesters gathered in central Hong Kong as the city braced for another mass rally in a show of strength against the government over a divisive plan to allow extraditions to China. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
    Extradition bill ignites new round of Hong Kong protests
    02:05 - Source: CNN


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    How Donald Trump is doing Joe Biden a great favor
    02:15 - Source: CNN


    President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping could be meeting up later this month to end the trade war between the two countries. The two sides are in final negotiations on a deal that would lower Chinese tariffs on US good as the US removes broad sanctions against China, the Wall Street Journal reports. A Trump-Xi meeting could happen around March 27.


    It was a shocking, outrageous story: A woman stabbed to death at an intersection while trying to help a panhandler. Now the story gets even more shocking: Baltimore police say the woman’s husband and stepdaughter are the actual suspects. When Jacquelyn Smith was killed in December, after stopping her car to give money to a needy woman with a baby, her husband told police a man approached her car, reached inside for her wallet, stabbed her and then fled with the woman and baby. The husband and stepdaughter were arrested yesterday in south Texas, reportedly on their way to leave the country. They’ve been charged with first-degree murder. No word yet on what evidence led to the charges or what the motive might have been.

    Tropical Cyclone Vayu strengthens as it approaches India
    Millions in India facing Tropical Cyclone Vayu's wrath
    01:45 - Source: CNN

    5. Teachers’ strikes

    Part one of the new HBO documentary on Michael Jackson, “Leaving Neverland,” aired last night. Part two airs tonight, and some are already saying it will force a re-examination of the King of Pop’s legacy. Part one focused on Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who accuse Jackson of sexually abusing them when they were kids. Part two deals with Jackson’s 2005 trial on child molestation charges and Robson and Safechuck’s decision to now come forward with their accusations. Jackson’s estate blasted the documentary and filed a $100 million lawsuit.

    Alex Morgan, left, celebrates with teammate Megan Rapinoe during match against Thailand.


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    What are you willing to do to save the planet? Some people don’t eat meat. Others skip school. Some folks fight climate change – by not having kids.

    BirthStrikers won't have kids because of climate change
    01:26 - Source: CNN

    Care bears

    Every time she went to the hospital with her teddy bear, the 7-year-old girl noticed other children didn’t have one. So she did something about it.

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    Split ends?

    Music fans are on high alert because Ariana Grande may have split up – with her ponytail.

    Spoiler alert

    Want to vacation like an Avenger? You can rent the cabin from “Endgame” where they held Tony Stark’s … oh, never mind.

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    Maybe it’s just cheese

    There’s a huge mass of something at the center of the moon, and nobody knows what the heck it is.

    The colored image shows the  South Pole-Aitken basin in blue, and the location of the mass under the surface is circled.


    Eliezel Salvador, who drove ex-baseball player David Ortiz to the hospital in his SUV after Ortiz was shot in the Dominican Republic. Two people have been arrested in the shooting.


    The number of master recordings – many of them historically significant – that were destroyed in a fire in 2008 at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. The New York Times Magazine said information on what exactly was lost in the blaze was suppressed for years.

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    Record heat for California as the West Coast heat wave continues
    01:38 - Source: CNN


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    Cuteness alert! Three little princesses give their recap of the 80s cult classic “The Princess Bride.” (Click to view)