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  • NYPD cops were partners for 6 months before learning they had something else in common: they’re cousins

    (CNN/WPIX) — These NYPD officers are partners at work, but they recently found out their connection goes beyond the call of duty — they’re also cousins. Officers Harley Greco and Tyler Barbour are both officers in the NYPD 19th Precinct, and they’ve been partners for about six months, according to CNN affiliate WPIX. They’ve always gotten along well, Greco told WPIX, but they didn’t know their connection went any deeper. Now, that’s all changed. They weren’t the ones that discovered […]

  • A new ‘Sesame Street’ show in Arabic aims to help refugee children

    (CNN) — Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee have joined forces to help Syrian refugee children through educational learning programs, including the launch of a new “Sesame Street” show in Arabic. More than 12 million people have been displaced as a result of the ongoing conflict in Syria, and almost half of them are children, according to the IRC. When conflicts such as the Syrian war send families fleeing from their homes knowing they may not return for decades, children are left in […]

  • Couple tie the knot 37,000 feet in the air between Australia and New Zealand

    (CNN) — A woman from New Zealand and a man from Australia took their love of aviation (and each other) to new heights by tying the knot 37,000 feet in the air. Australian David Valliant and New Zealander Cathy Valliant officially said “I do” on a commercial Jetstar Flight 201 from Sydney to Auckland. As the plane flew between their two countries, the couple pledged their love and commitment to each other in a special ceremony at the front of […]

  • A Colorado school district has closed more than 40 schools after a highly contagious virus outbreak

    (CNN) — A school district in Colorado has closed more than 40 schools for two days after a virus outbreak rapidly spread through the student population, according to school officials. It’s the first time the Mesa County Valley School District 51 has had to close all schools due to illness, the district said Wednesday. “We are taking this highly unusual action because this virus is extremely contagious and spreading quickly across our schools,” Nursing Coordinator Tanya Marvin said in the […]

  • World’s first printed Christmas card goes on display in time for festive season

    (CNN) — The world’s first printed Christmas card has gone on display at London’s Charles Dickens Museum, just in time for the start of the festive season. The card, which pictures a family gathered around a table enjoying glasses of wine, was produced by Henry Cole, John Calcott Horsley and Joseph Cundall in 1843 — the same year that Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” was published. Hand colored and with blank spaces for the recipient’s and sender’s names, the card bears […]

  • Uber’s latest attempt to address safety concerns: letting riders and drivers record rides

    (CNN) — As Uber faces continued pressure over safety issues, the ride-hailing company is set to test a controversial new safety feature that will allow riders and drivers to record audio during a trip within its app. The measure is aimed to help with the reporting of safety incidents. Safety is an ongoing struggle for the company, with incidents that range from fatal robberies of drivers in Latin America, where the company accepts cash payments, to reports of sexual assault […]

  • New ‘smart skin’ may let you reach out and virtually touch — anyone

    (CNN) — Visualize touching your sweetheart’s face on the screen of your laptop and seeing a reaction to your touch in real time, even though you are miles apart. Suddenly, you feel a touch on your face. Or if you’re a grandparent, imagine making a hugging motion during an internet video call with your grandchild and watching them squirm in delight. Now imagine feeling that child’s sweet kiss on your cheek. Technology allows us to see and hear each other […]

  • Woman claims hospital mistake killed her mother, but no attorney will take her case

    ELK GROVE, CA (CNN) — An Elk Grove woman says a hospital mistake killed her mother, yet no attorney is willing to take the case. She called Kurtis to investigate. It may be tied to a California law that has not been updated for more than 40 years. Our story starts with the paramedics in the living room, after her daughter called 911. Short of breath, Gian Gill was awake and alert, answering questions for the paramedics. A home camera […]

  • Anal cancer rates and deaths are climbing in the US, study says

    (CNN) — Anal cancer cases and deaths are rising dramatically in the United States, especially among older people and young black men, a new study says. Researchers examined trends in anal cancer cases over about 15 years, and identified about 69,000 cases of anal cancer and more than 12,000 deaths during this time. “Our findings of the dramatic rise in incidence among black millennials and white women, rising rates of distant-stage disease, and increases in anal cancer mortality rates are […]

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