Exercise extends life, but which exercise is best?

Exercise extends life, but which exercise is best?

The health benefits of exercise are known to all; it reduces the risk of heart disease and extends lifespan. New research sets out to understand, in the world of sports, which ones are best for staving off illness. All sports are healthful, but which sport is the most healthful? A raft of studies over the last few decades has unequivocally shown that physical activity benefits health. Sports participation has been shown to decrease mortality in…

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Heart attack risk over eight times higher for younger smokers

Heart attack risk over eight times higher for younger smokers

As printed on almost every cigarette pack, smoking increases the risk of heart disease. While this is a known fact, the actual numbers often remain ignored. A new study looks at the risk of developing heart attack in younger smokers. New research finds younger smokers are at much greater risk of heart attack. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 16 million Americans live with a disease caused by smoking. Cancer,…

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Bucket of gold flakes valued at $1.6 million stolen from truck

Bucket of gold flakes valued at $1.6 million stolen from truck

(CNN)There’s a reason you aren’t supposed to leave vehicles unattended in the middle of New York. You never know how valuable their contents can be. A man stole an aluminum bucket full of gold flakes valued at $1.6 million from the back of an unattended truck in midtown Manhattan on September 29. The pail weighed approximately 86 pounds. An armored truck company was making a pickup and left the back of the truck open and…

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Colombia plane crash: Jet may have run out of fuel

Colombia plane crash: Jet may have run out of fuel

(CNN)As air safety officials begin their investigation into the deadly crash of LAMIA flight 2933 near Medellin, Colombia, the final resting place of the jet’s wreckage may prove to be a central clue in determining why the airplane crashed. The crash killed at least 71 people during a charter flight to Medellin, including members of the Brazilian Chapecoense soccer squad on its way to the Copa Sudamericana finals. Three players, two crew members and one…

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Trump’s plan to deport criminals won’t be easy. Just ask Obama

Trump’s plan to deport criminals won’t be easy. Just ask Obama

(CNN)Donald Trump has vowed to kick off his presidency by swiftly kicking out one segment of the immigrant population: criminals. But that’s exactly what the Obama administration says it’s been doing for eight years. More than 2.4 million people have been deported under President Barack Obama, earning him the scathing nickname of “deporter in chief” among some immigrant advocacy groups. Nearly half of those removals were immigrants with criminal convictions, an explicit priority of the…

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The teenage refugees selling sex on Athens streets

The teenage refugees selling sex on Athens streets

(CNN)In the heart of Athens, sidewalks teem with passersby, restaurants are packed with people and crowds flow from the metro. But take a few steps into nearby Victoria Square, and you’ll find a shocking world of survival sex and exploitation. The sex trade has always existed here, but it’s now exacerbated by a swelling number of refugees arriving from the Middle East. Caught in that web of desperation are unaccompanied minors — many of them…

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The three women of color Trump has appointed, so far

The three women of color Trump has appointed, so far

Washington (CNN)As Donald Trump’s Cabinet begins to take shape, the President-elect has selected three women of color so far to serve in top positions in his administration, including South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who was a sharp critic of Trump during the 2016 Republican primary campaign. While Trump’s selections have predominantly been white males, the President-elect has selected three women who are children of immigrants as he assembles his administration. Nikki Haley South Carolina Governor…

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Investigators believe Ohio State attacker was inspired by ISIS

Investigators believe Ohio State attacker was inspired by ISIS

(CNN)Authorities believe the Ohio State University student responsible for Monday’s attack on campus was inspired by terrorist propaganda from ISIS and deceased Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, two law enforcement sources said. The sources point to Abdul Razak Ali Artan‘s Facebook posts before his short-lived rampage on the Columbus campus. The posts referenced Awlaki, who was a leader of al Qaeda in Yemen. Sources also note the style of the attack was encouraged by ISIS in…

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Meet the model whose skin tone made her a social media sensation

Meet the model whose skin tone made her a social media sensation

(CNN)She calls herself the ‘Melaniin Goddess,’ but years before Khoudia Diop came to celebrate her strikingly dark skin, the 19-year-old model struggled with bullying over her complexion. Today, it’s not only her proudest asset, it has made her an overnight social media sensation. After partnering with The Colored Girl on a recent campaign to promote diversity, images of Diop went viral online. The Colored Girl is a creative agency dedicated to celebrating beauty in women…

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What Castro funeral RSVPs say about the world

What Castro funeral RSVPs say about the world

Havana, Cuba (CNN)Fidel Castro’s funeral will bring together an unlikely mix of world leaders, royalty, Marxist guerillas and Hollywood actors. So, who’s coming? The official guest list goes on for 20 pages, with a varied group of VIPs such as former Spanish King Juan Carlos I, a vice president of the North Korean worker’s party and left-leaning actor Danny Glover. Castro’s wife and children, whose existence for years was a state secret, could make a…

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