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'Fear the Walking Dead': 5 things we learned from the premiere

After what seemed like months of buildup, we finally got to see "Fear the Walking Dead" on Sunday night. Fans of the original show, about a group of human survivors in a post-apocalyptic Southeast U.S. overrun with zombies, tuned in to learn about the origins of the outbreak. This companion series to "The Walking Dead" explores the early days of the zombie apocalypse in Los Angeles. The story is told through the eyes of a blended family whose members are just beginning to realize that something around them is going terribly wrong.

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What's wrong with this Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume?

Halloween is a long way off but one costume already has emerged as controversial. Several retailers are offering Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costumes featuring variations of the ensemble worn by the transgender trailblazer for her iconic Vanity Fair cover.

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Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence are working together

What do you get when you mix two of the coolest and most beloved female celebrities? Hopefully a great movie. According to the New York Times, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer have teamed up to write a screenplay in which they star as sisters.

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Taylor Swift invites Lisa Kudrow onstage for 'Smelly Cat'

Continuing her run of inviting surprise guests to join her onstage during her current tour, Taylor Swift performed duets Wednesday night with Selena Gomez and Justin Timberlake.

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Disney previews its new princess, Moana

The next Disney princess to travel on a voyage of self-discovery will be arriving next year, and the head honchos at Disney hope their Polynesian princess is as popular as the Snow Queen-inspired duo.

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Ready for a 'Straight Outta Compton' sequel?

If there is money to be made, you better believe Hollywood will make sequel after sequel of a successful film.

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Wiz Khalifa: I was restrained for riding a hoverboard

Rapper Wiz Khalifa is claiming his use of a "Back to the Future"-esque hoverboard got him in big trouble with customs in Los Angeles.

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ISIS leader sexually abused U.S. hostage

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sexually abused American hostage Kayla Mueller while she was in captivity, U.S. government officials said.

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'Straight Outta Compton' tops the charts with $60.2 million

"Straight Outta Compton" went to the top of the charts this weekend with one of the biggest surprises of the summer box office.

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'Bionic ear' lets deaf boy hear his family for the first time

In many ways, Caiden Moran is an average five-year-old boy. Running around his front yard, climbing trees and playing with his brother, the only difference you might notice is the small device on the side of his head. "Caiden was born, and before we left the hospital we did the newborn hearing screening. And he had failed, so we came back a week later, did the test again, failed again," said his mother Danielle Moran.

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Airline begins weighing passengers for 'safety'

"Now if you could please step on the scale, we need to check your weight."

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'Straight Outta Compton' stars on police: 'Things haven't changed'

For the stars of "Straight Outta Compton" not much has changed in terms of the tension between police and African Americans since the days of the influential rap group N.W.A.

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California students develop 'Toilet Valet' app to find public restrooms

No matter who you are, at some point in time, we all need to use a restroom.

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Out on a limb: Pioneering scientists grow monkey arms in the lab

In a U.S. laboratory, a monkey arm is stripped down as far as its individual cells. All that's left behind is a bare, frail scaffold.

Gas prices poised for a steep drop

Gas prices are down, and they are about to fall even further -- perhaps to less than $2 a gallon.

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Coke funds health group that shifts blame away from soda

Coke is funding a health research organization that shifts blame away from sugary soda drinks as a cause of obesity.

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Another tense night in Ferguson

A day of civil disobedience that saw several arrests in Ferguson ended Monday with some protesters throwing rocks and bottles at police.

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Target to move away from gender-based signs

Attention Target shoppers: Say goodbye to "girls' building sets" and "boys' bedding."

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Evacuees wait while California burns, conditions deteriorate

Four days after Vicki Estrella and her husband were forced from their Northern California home, there was no word on when they might be able to return.

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Why women in tech came to a 'Halt'

Quick, name a couple of famous female coders in the vein of Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. Nobody comes to mind, eh? Nowadays, two of the best-known women in computer science might just be characters on a TV show. On AMC's 1980s-set drama "Halt and Catch Fire," which is ending its second season on Sunday, friends Cameron and Donna run an upstart computer company called Mutiny. (They have a little something in common with female computing innovators Lore Harp and Carole Ealy.)

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How to beat smoking, other bad habits with better self-control

Ready to kick your bad habit once and for all? Even if you're not completely committed yet, there's a technique that may unconsciously help, whether you're intending to quit smoking, binge eating, gambling or another addictive behavior -- and even if you don't think you're ready.

The 'Fantastic Four' cast's cringeworthy interview: Five awkward movie junkets

It's almost become a weekly occurence. Celebrities sit down with reporters from across the world to promote their movie. And then there's that one interview that goes south very quickly. In recent years, there have been a slew of these in which the relationship between reporter and subject sometimes turns downright hostile.

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Italian police seize money from Snoop Dogg at airport

Snoop Dogg left Italy $205,000 lighter on Saturday after police seized money from him at an airport in Calabria.

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Undocumented immigrant accused of murder, attempted rape in Ohio

For the second time in under a month, an undocumented immigrant has been accused of murdering someone after authorities became aware of their status but did not detain or deport them.

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Dylann Roof pleads not guilty to federal charges in Charleston church attack

Dylann Roof pleaded not guilty Friday to 33 federal charges in the deadly June attack at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, according to the court clerk's office.

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Wrestler Hulk Hogan apologizes for racist remarks

Legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan issued an apology Friday after the National Enquirer released a transcript of statements he made that included racial slurs.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown died Sunday at the age of 22

When superstar singer Whitney Houston died on the eve of the Grammys in 2012, fans expressed concern over the welfare of her then-18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown.

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Facebook loses appeal over access to user data

You think your Facebook profile is private? Think again. In a decision that raises crucial issues in the digital age, a New York state appeals court ruled this week that Facebook cannot protect users against search warrants obtained by law enforcement officials to access users' digital information.

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New York's hippest hotel may be a parked van

A New York hotel starting at $22 per night? In a city where a chain hotel room can cost hundreds of dollars per night, that sounds like an old-fashioned New York scam. That's because the $22 buys you a night in a van, parked in strategic spots across the city. "Jonathan" is using the home rentals company Airbnb to rent out his fleet of more than 50 vehicles -- there's even a sleeper taxi -- to adventurous travelers, according to the New York Daily News.

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Bison attacks woman who was trying to take selfie with it in Yellowstone Park

Visitors to Yellowstone Park seem to be having trouble taking in the message that it's not a good idea to get too close to the wild bison that roam the wilderness. The latest person to find out the hard way is a 43-year-old Mississippi woman who tried to take a selfie with one of the hairy beasts near a trail on Tuesday.

Teen sex rate lowest since the 1980s, contraceptive use remains high

The number of teenagers having sex is the lowest in the last 25 years and the use of condoms among teens is slightly higher than in the last 11 years, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, it appears teens have not increased their use of highly effective contraceptive methods such as intrauterine devices and they continue to use withdrawal, which is one of the least effective ways to prevent pregnancy.

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Taylor Swift apologizes to Nicki Minaj for Twitter to-do

It started with a tweet, and it ended with one. We can all breathe easier now that the great battle that was Taylor Swift vs. Nicki Minaj is over. On Thursday, pop star Swift tweeted a "my bad" after mistakenly believing that a Minaj tweet was all about her. "I thought I was being called out," Swift tweeted. "I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I'm sorry, Nicki."

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Singer Chris Brown frustrated, confused as forced stay in Philippines drags on

U.S. singer Chris Brown was still waiting in the Philippines on Thursday after authorities blocked him from leaving the country a day earlier over a contract dispute. And the whole situation appears to have left him pretty confused. "We are monitoring him and we know he is still in the country," Elaine Tan, a spokeswoman for the Philippine Bureau of Immigration, told CNN on Thursday afternoon.

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Reality TV lawyer found dead in California home

A reality television lawyer who called herself the "legal diva" was found slain in her California home, her family said. Members of Loredana Nesci's family remember her as a strong, independent woman who was "very passionate about taking care of her son," Nesci's niece Catherine Nesci told CNN affiliate WFSB-TV.

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Disney does not 'condone' Star Wars-themed Amy Schumer GQ photos

Comedian Amy Schumer's Star Wars-themed photo spread for GQ is causing a disturbance in the force. Photographer Mark Seliger's images for the August issue feature the "Trainwreck" actress posing as Princess Leia in various cheeky poses with Star Wars characters.

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Should service members at military recruiting centers be armed?

The investigation into the brazen attack on two Chattanooga, Tennessee, military facilities has left many questions unanswered. But one of the most troubling for that community, for civilians, and for military officials remains: How? How could five servicemen -- several of whom had risked their lives in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan -- be gunned down on their home turf?

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Trump skipping early state GOP outreach

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Hillary Clinton's latest economic pitch, a Jeb Bush critique of Washington, Donald Trump's unorthodox early state strategy and Republican debate musings -- those stories filled our trip around the "Inside Politics" table.

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Oasis ‘wellness center’ is welcome addition to AV health community

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Hillary Clinton's latest economic pitch, a Jeb Bush critique of Washington, Donald Trump's unorthodox early state strategy and Republican debate musings -- those stories filled our trip around the "Inside Politics" table.

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Chattanooga shooting: 4 Marines killed; dead suspect identified in Tennessee

Four people were killed and three were wounded in shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday

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U.S. Women's World Cup champs get rare ticker tape parade

Boy, am I glad one of my soccer-playing daughters decided to miss a day at her beloved camp Friday so she could witness history. After all, how often in her life will she see a ticker tape parade in New York for female athletes, most of whom are not from the New York area?

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FDA adds heart attack and stroke warning to some painkillers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling on drug makers of some popular painkillers to strengthen their warning labels after a review of new safety information. The warning labels on non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, known as NSAIDs, must be udpated to identify an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke.

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Solar Impulse's round-the-world journey delayed by battery damage

Solar Impulse 2's attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel has been delayed by serious battery damage, raising questions over whether the experimental plane's mission can be completed before the days get too short.

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Drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman vanishes from Mexican prison

Mexico's most notorious drug lord now has one more nefarious title: serial prison escapee.

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New York Post story says Camille Cosby is standing by her husband

A report that Camille Cosby is standing firmly by her beleaguered husband has folks talking.

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'Batman v. Superman' trailer delivers first glimpse of Wonder Woman

"Black and blue. God vs. man. Day vs. night." So spoke Jesse Eisenberg, in the role of Lex Luthor in the brand new trailer for "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice."

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Confederate flags stolen in Georgia, Delaware

It was a media event when the Confederate battle flag come down Friday in South Carolina, but apparently nobody was watching when flags were stolen from from a Georgia state park and a private residence in Delaware.

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Nintendo's CEO Satoru Iwata played by his own rules

Plenty of CEOs like to give public presentations. Few of them are as natural or engaging as Steve Jobs, but that doesn't stop them trying to emulate the late Apple co-founder by getting up on stage and speaking.

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Nikki Haley: Confederate flag 'should have never been there'

Shortly after the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse grounds, Gov. Nikki Haley told CNN's Don Lemon that placing the flag in 2000 was a poor decision.

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Jared Fogle out as Subway pitchman as investigators search his home

A raid at the Indiana home of longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle shocked neighbors as they watched authorities cart off computers and other electronics. Investigators had little to say about the raid, but the sandwich chain said it might be linked to the earlier arrest of someone who used to work for Fogle.

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What legal consequences could Bill Cosby face now?

Bill Cosby won't face prosecution for most of the rape allegations against him. But he could still face serious consequences. After newly released court documents revealed that Cosby admitted to getting drugs to give to women with whom he wanted to have sex, his accusers were elated. Several said they've been waiting decades for some sort of vindication after being called liars.

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