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    Cat ownership not linked to mental health problems, study says

    (CNN) — Studies have suggested that cat ownership could be linked to certain mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, but researchers at University College London say they found no link between cat ownership and the development of psychotic symptoms. Published in the medical journal Psychological Medicine, the new study is the first to prospectively look at childhood cat ownership and the infection of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii as a risk factor for psychosis. House cats are known to be the primary […]

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    Trump admin outlines plan to crack down on undocumented immigrants

    The Department of Homeland Security Tuesday officially laid out the Trump administration's plans for aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, including a potentially massive expansion of the number of people detained and deported

  • WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 22:  Giant panda Bao Bao sleeps in her enclosure at the David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat of the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, on the day before she turns three, August 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. Bei Bei, the youngest giant panda cub at the zoo turns one today.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Panda’s first flight: FedEx sends Bao Bao to China

    WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) — Would you want to take a 3-year-old on a 16-hour flight? Luckily for the National Zoo and FedEx, they’re dealing with a panda, not a toddler. And Bao Bao will be traveling in a roomy, customized crate, not sitting next to a parent in a middle seat. She won’t be watching movies on an iPad, but a stash of bamboo snacks, apples and sweet potatoes will keep her occupied. This Tuesday morning, the 3-year-old cub will board […]

  • President Donald Trump visits the National Museum of African-American History and Culture for the first time on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 morning.

    Trump: African-American history museum is ‘fantastic’

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Donald Trump visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture for the first time on Tuesday morning. “Honestly, it is fantastic. They’ve done an incredible job,” Trump said during brief comments before reporters. He was joined by daughter, Ivanka Trump, Housing and Urban Development nominee Ben Carson and his wife, Candy Carson, Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, and presidential aide and former “Apprentice” contestant Omarosa Manigault, among others. The visit was arranged by Manigault, […]

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    You can now transfer money internationally through Facebook

    LONDON — Forget about likes and shares. You can now transfer money internationally through Facebook. The money transfer startup TransferWise has launched a new chatbot that enables Facebook users to move funds abroad using the social platform’s Messenger service. The bot can be used to move money between the U.S., Canada, Australia and the European Union. It will also notify users via an alert when their regularly used currencies hit favorable rates. Facebook users were previously able to transfer money […]

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    Pilot, 4 American tourists killed when plane crashes into mall in Australia

    (CNN) — A small chartered plane with five people aboard crashed into a shopping center shortly after takeoff from Melbourne’s Essendon airport Tuesday morning, Australian police said. All five people on board were killed in the crash, according to a police statement. The four passengers were from the United States, while the pilot was Australian. “It was a catastrophic plane crash, that has taken a number of lives. But certainly if we look at the circumstances, we’ve been very lucky […]

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    CPAC rescinds Milo Yiannopoulos’ invitation after swift backlash

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A weekend-long backlash over a decision to invite alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to the Conservative Political Action Conference ended Monday with an abrupt reversal. Yiannopoulos, an editor at Breitbart News and a frequent supplier of racist and sexist rhetoric, will no longer speak at the annual confab, a decision that appeared to catch him off guard. “I haven’t heard any indication that they are reconsidering,” Yiannopoulos told CNNMoney early Monday afternoon. That changed less than an […]

  • Residents of northern and central parts of California, already drenched by weeks of rain, prepared Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 for possible flooding and landslides as another round of storms pummeled the state.

    California braces for a new round of storms

    (CNN) — Residents of northern and central parts of California, already drenched by weeks of rain, prepared Monday for possible flooding and landslides as another round of storms pummeled the state. More than 14 million people are under a flood warning or flash flood watch and residents have been advised to prepare for evacuations. Six to 10 inches of rain could fall from San Francisco eastward before the storm tapers off mid-week, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said. “Gather important items, […]

  • Protesters in cities across the country took to the streets on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, for "Not My President's Day" rallies with a strong anti-Trump message. Pictured are portesters in Los Angeles, California .

    ‘Not My President’s Day’ protesters rally to oppose Trump

    Another week, another series of demonstrations by opponents of President Donald Trump