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Abuse allegations have been leveled at the Catholic Church for decades

Abuse allegations have been leveled at the Catholic Church for decades

(CNN) - For more than three decades, the Catholic Church has been rocked by sex abuse scandals spanning the globe. And for decades, the church has been accused of protecting itself rather than the ... Continue Reading
5 things to know about the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha

5 things to know about the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha

(CNN) - In most of the Muslim world today, the faithful are celebrating Eid al-Adha, the second of two major holidays in Islam. The day begins with morning prayers. The celebrations continue with ... Continue Reading
Start your Monday smart: Iran sanctions, a Pacific hurricane, another Charlottesville rally

Start your Monday smart: Iran sanctions, a Pacific hurricane, another Charlottesville rally

(CNN) - In the market for a new house and a new neighborhood? Look no further than your computer. NASA's got designs on 3D-printed homes -- on Mars! Here's what else you need to know to Start You ... Continue Reading
Facebook Fast Facts

Facebook Fast Facts

(CNN) - Here's a look at the social media network Facebook. Facts:Facebook had 2.23 billion monthly active users around the world, as of June 30, 2018. The company estimates that it had an ave ... Continue Reading
Eiffel Tower Fast Facts

Eiffel Tower Fast Facts

(CNN) - Here's some background information about the Eiffel Tower in Paris.Facts:Almost seven million people visit the Eiffel Tower annually.About 300 million visitors have been to the tower s ... Continue Reading
Enrique Peña Nieto Fast Facts

Enrique Peña Nieto Fast Facts

(CNN) - Here's a look at the life of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.Personal:Birth date: July 20, 1966Birth place: Atlacomulco, MexicoBirth name: Enrique Peña Nieto Father: Gilbe ... Continue Reading
Our climate plans are in pieces as killer summer shreds records

Our climate plans are in pieces as killer summer shreds records

(CNN) - Deadly fires have scorched swaths of the Northern Hemisphere this summer, from California to Arctic Sweden and down to Greece on the sunny Mediterranean. Drought in Europe has turned verdant ... Continue Reading
World War I Fast Facts

World War I Fast Facts

(CNN) - Here's some background information about World War I, also known as the First World War and the Great War, which lasted from 1914 to 1918. Causes of World War I:The assassination of Archd ... Continue Reading
Grim report card for planet ranks 2017 one of hottest years in recorded history

Grim report card for planet ranks 2017 one of hottest years in recorded history

(CNN) - Last year was one of the hottest in recorded history, according to a new study released Wednesday by the American Meteorological Society. The report is another piece of compelling evidence ... Continue Reading
New Zealand scraps sexist road sign after 7-year-old girl's plea

New Zealand scraps sexist road sign after 7-year-old girl's plea

(CNN) - New Zealand's transport authority will scrap a sexist road sign after a seven-year-old girl complained that they indicated only men could work on roadside power lines.Zoe Carew raised the ... Continue Reading
You can win a $8.2 million mansion for $17, but you'll need to know some British royal history

You can win a $8.2 million mansion for $17, but you'll need to know some British royal history

(CNN) - Every year we ask Santa Claus to bring us something nice, and this Christmas he could be giving a lucky person a $8.2 million home in London.The catch? You must enter a drawing for $17. ... Continue Reading
Start your Monday smart: A key African election, Paul Manafort's trial and ... NFL football returns

Start your Monday smart: A key African election, Paul Manafort's trial and ... NFL football returns

(CNN) - Now, you can hear the sun. Yes, you read that right. And its vibes are surprisingly soothing. Here's what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart. (You can also get "5 Things You Nee ... Continue Reading
Cruise line faces backlash over shooting of polar bear

Cruise line faces backlash over shooting of polar bear

(CNN) - A German cruise line is facing outrage after one of its employees shot and killed a wild polar bear in Norway after the animal attacked one of its employees.Hapag-Lloyd Cruises said its sh ... Continue Reading
Andrés Manuel López Obrador Fast Facts

Andrés Manuel López Obrador Fast Facts

(CNN) - Here is a look at the life of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president-elect of Mexico. He will formally take power on December 1, 2018, for a six-year term.Personal:Birth date: November ... Continue Reading
2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Fast Facts

2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Fast Facts

(CNN) - Here's a look at the 2018 Winter Olympics held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The games took place February 9-25, 2018. The Paralympics were held March 9-18, 2018.Facts:This was the first t ... Continue Reading
The blood moon lunar eclipse is here (and so is Mars)

The blood moon lunar eclipse is here (and so is Mars)

(CNN) - The longest total lunar eclipse of the century arrives Friday night, showcasing a blood moon for most of the Eastern Hemisphere. Coincidentally, Mars is also at its brightest, putting two bri ... Continue Reading
Help the victims of the Greece wildfires

Help the victims of the Greece wildfires

(CNN) - Wildfires near Athens, Greece, have killed more than 80 people this week. Flames engulfed buildings, melted cars and forced people to flee into the sea.Nonprofit organizations and crowdsou ... Continue Reading
The man who fishes for plastic from a floating bicycle

The man who fishes for plastic from a floating bicycle

(CNN) - In the middle of the Atlantic, while racing a yacht from London to Rio de Janeiro, Dhruv Boruah and his team came across two turtles tangled in plastic. While they managed to save the turtles ... Continue Reading
Evidence detected of lake beneath the surface of Mars

Evidence detected of lake beneath the surface of Mars

(CNN) - A lake of liquid water has been detected by radar beneath the southern polar ice cap of Mars, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Science. Evidence was gathered by ... Continue Reading