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  • A mini-space shuttle called Dream Chaser, seen in this illustration, is expected to begin atmospheric testing in 2012.
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    Photos: America Will be Sending Astronauts to Space Again

    NEW YORK (CNN) - Boeing and SpaceX will be awarded NASA contracts to transport astronauts to and from the international space station, CNN has learned. The space agency will hold a news conference at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 4 p.m. ET to discuss “the return of human spaceflight launches to the United States,” according to a brief statement on its website. NASA ended its Space Shuttle program in 2011 amid funding concerns and a shift in priorities to […]

  • A Chinese city has divided a sidewalk on one of its busiest streets into two lanes -- one for cellphone users and the other for those without. Chongqing painted the lines on busy sidewalk to avoid "potential safety hazards."
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    Stay in Your Lane! City Tests Sidewalks for Smartphone Users

    HONG KONG (CNN) - Tired of bumping into people glued to their phones? One Chinese city thinks it has the answer: It has divided a sidewalk on one of its busiest streets into two lanes — one for cellphone users and the other for those without. The sidewalk is in the city of Chongqing in southwestern China. Fifty meters long and three meters wide, it has warning signs painted in white on the ground. Long Cheng, a spokesperson for the […]

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    11 States Confirm Total of 104 Enterovirus D68 Cases

    Since mid-August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 104 cases of Enterovirus D68 in 10 states: Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri and New York. Another state, Montana, also has one confirmed case, a spokesman for the state’s public health department tells CNN. Yet the real number of severe respiratory illnesses caused by this virus is probably even higher, the CDC says. Enteroviruses are very common, especially in the early fall. The CDC estimates […]

  • U2 on the red carpet at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, 2014 in Los Angeles
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    How to Remove that U2 Album Apple Automatically Downloaded to Your Account

    Apple learned an important lesson this week: Not everyone likes U2. And even those who do really don’t like it when you put files on their devices without asking. A week after giving away a U2 album to most iTunes users, Apple has announced a way for customers to get rid of it. The company released instructions on how to delete the album from an iCloud account, complete with a giant “Remove Album” button. Somewhere, a single tear is rolling […]

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    Adrian Peterson: “I Am, Without a Doubt, Not a Child Abuser”

    (CNN) — Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson said Monday that he is “not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser.” Peterson, one of the NFL’s marquee players, will practice this week and can play in Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints, despite facing a child abuse charge, team officials said. Peterson, who was kept out of Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, turned himself in to East Texas authorities Saturday, two days […]

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    Secret Children, Living and Dead, Hidden by “Deplorable Conditions” for Years

    BLACKSTONE, Massachusetts (CNN)- It was a shocking and gruesome discovery: three dead infants found in a Massachusetts home so squalid that police officers had to search it in hazmat suits. Now, days later, as investigators continue to search through what the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office describes as the home’s “deplorable conditions (such as) massive insect infestation, mounds of used diapers and feces,” a picture is beginning to emerge of the family that lived inside. And it’s a picture so […]

  • After coming under fire on social media, Urban Outfitters has apologized for selling a "vintage" Kent State sweatshirt that many found highly offensive.

    Urban Outfitters Apologizes, Pulls Controversial Sweatshirt

    (CNN)- After coming under fire on social media, Urban Outfitters has apologized for selling a “vintage” Kent State sweatshirt that many found highly offensive. The $129 sweatshirt has been removed from Urban Outfitters’ website. But images of the sweatshirt, which has red stains on it that critics say resemble blood stains, have been widely circulated online. The edgy youth store issued a statement saying “it was never our intention to allude to the tragic events that took place at Kent […]

  • Yusuke Kirimoto, from his heaviest in 2010, weighing 270 lbs, to his most fit in 2014, weighing 168 lbs.
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    Commitment to Family Became Commitment to Losing Weight

    WESTMINSTER, Colorado (CNN)- Yusuke Kirimoto was always overweight. When he visited his relatives in Japan, they would jokingly say, “the sumo wrestler is back.” Their comments were meant to be funny, but Kirimoto still felt the sting. Kirimoto and his wife Megumi had their daughter Sara in 2006. Like many toddlers, Sara would run around their Westminster, Colorado, home, and Kirimoto would trail behind her, trying to catch up. But as she got older, keeping up with Sara became a […]

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    Hotels Asking Guests to Tip the Housekeepers

    NEW YORK (CNN)- When you’re staying at a hotel, tip your housekeeper! That’s the message from Marriott International. It is placing envelopes in more than 160,000 rooms in the United States and Canada to encourage tipping the people who clean guest rooms. Marriott is launching the program in conjunction with A Woman’s Nation, an organization for the advancement of women in the work place spearheaded by TV newswoman, and former California first lady, Maria Shriver. “Hotel room attendants often go […]