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July 4th fireworks: 5 fun things to know

As night skies boom and crack with fireworks on July Fourth, millions of Americans will gather to gaze at the grand explosions illuminating the skies.

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Some spiders are good sailors, scientists say

Some spiders can sail -- they can harness the wind, weigh anchor and toss a line to a raft. They may even cross vast oceans, scientist say.

Their research could help explain why some types of spiders are present on nearly every corner of the globe.…

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Tentative deal reached on Iran sanctions relief

Experts from the countries involved in the Iran nuclear negotiations have reached a tentative agreement on language dealing with sanctions relief, a source familiar with the talks told CNN on Saturday.

This is the first noticeable sign of progress…

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US spied on German media, government

An investigation by the German parliament is raising questions on whether the Obama administration not only spied on journalists in that country, but also interfered in the exercise of the free press under the guise of U.S. national security.

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Afghan men throw acid into schoolgirls' faces

Attackers on a motorbike threw acid in the faces of three teenage girls on their way to school in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Saturday, an official told CNN.

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Sanders snags key endorsement in New Hampshire

Sen. Bernie Sanders has snagged a key endorsement in New Hampshire that may sting a little for Martin O'Malley's campaign.

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Man killed in Texas alligator attack

A man who apparently mocked alligators, then jumped in the water -- despite warning signs -- is dead after being attacked in Texas.

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Your health: Tanning beds, antipsychotics and more

CNN Health & Wellness takes a look at the potential impact tanning beds and antipsychotics can have on our health, lists ways to cut the risk of heart disease and shows time matters in cardiac arrest cases.

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Philippines: Dozens dead in ferry disaster

Searchers recovered more bodies Friday, a day after a passenger ferry capsized shortly after leaving port in the Philippines, killing 59 people, authorities said. The Philippine coast guard said 140 people survived.

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Are selfies empowering or objectifying?

Is a selfie empowering? Or objectifying? According to the undisputed queen of selfies, Kim Kardashian, it can be both.

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Two rockets fired from Sinai strike Israel

Two rockets fired from Sinai landed in southern Israel Friday afternoon, the first such attack since last summer. The rockets caused no injuries and did no damage, police said.

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