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Senate confirms new surgeon general

Health - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:26
The Senate confirmed Vivek Murthy as surgeon general on Monday night as Democrats -- in the final days of their majority control of the chamber -- overcame stiff opposition from the National Rifle Association.
Categories: Health

Russia's slide toward economic crisis - and why it matters

Business News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:19
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Russia's shock-and-awe move fails to halt ruble collapse. What now?

Business News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:13
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Russia's ruble rout rattles emerging markets

Business News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:09
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Bill Cosby breaks his silence

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:09
Amid mounting allegations against him, Bill Cosby has broken his silence. Well, sort of.
Categories: Entertainment News

Popping the Question Over the Holidays? What Every Guy Should Know

Lifestyles - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:02
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - Congratulations, guys, on being so in love that you can save yourself at least one big headache this holiday season.

Yes, for those wondering, if you're planning on popping The Big Question -- marriage, that is -- a diamond engagement ring can also count as her Christmas or Hanukkah present. "If a guy's gonna pop the question eventually, he might as well use the opportunity to avoid shopping for a holiday gift and kill two birds with -- ahem -- one stone," the Washington Post declared.

And you won't be alone: While 39 percent of all marriage proposals occur between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day, what sane-thinking male wants to be the one who waited till February to give his girlfriend a ring she was expecting in December?

Ergo, to help you out, it's time to separate some myths from facts when it comes to the whole engagement ring-buying process. (Alternate Plan Alert: For those not quite ready to propose -- or, for that matter, who have other diamond jewelry lovers on their holiday lists to shop for -- we've also got some tips for you.)

MYTH: You need to be prepared to spend two months' salary on a ring.

FACT: That's just a guideline. Your financial circumstances -- and your girlfriend's taste -- ultimately rule.

MYTH: There's no way of telling whether a diamond has been produced "ethically" or not.

FACT: This is a big issue for some couples, so know that the Diavik mine in Canada's North West Territories, for one, has gone to great lengths to provide buyers with proof that it's adhering to international standards of labor, health, safety and environmental practices in producing the nicely sized diamonds of good color and gem quality it's famed for.

"Each certified gem is laser-etched with a unique number that indicates the date mined, and each gem's unique optical fingerprint is recorded in an international database so that it can be positively identified," says an expert in the field, noting that many insurance companies offer discounted rates in such cases.

MYTH: Most women want a pear-shaped diamond engagement ring.

FACT: Round diamonds are the most popular.

MYTH: You must pick the ring out yourself in order to maximize the effect.

FACT: Thankfully, no, so you've dodged a bullet there. But if you prefer shopping stag, at least have your girlfriend's hints in mind.

Finally, about those other diamond jewelry gift-gifting tips we promised.

"Classic diamond stud earrings will never go out of fashion," says jewelry and style expert Michael O'Connor, "and diamond line bracelets can be worn with any outfit."

Why Russia is hung up on homosexuality

CNN World - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 09:41
Let's start with a touch of perspective. It's not only Russia where sexual minorities suffer discrimination. In the United States, that beacon of tolerance, there's still a huge amount of bigotry. Some U.S. states still refuse to recognize same-sex marriage. And hate crimes and violence towards LGBT individuals remain a significant problem.
Categories: International News

Celebrities share their best advice

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 09:32
Celebrities share their best advice
Categories: Entertainment News

'Who is the victim?' Camille Cosby responds to allegations against her husband

Business News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 09:17
Bill Cosby has kept quiet as the sexual assault allegations against him piled up, but on Monday, his wife, Camille, finally spoke out in defense of her husband.

Oil plunge takes price below $55 a barrel

Business News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 09:17
Oil continued its plunge early Tuesday, suggesting that drivers enjoying low gas prices may see even more relief at the pump ahead.

Dozens sick from hockey rink poisoning

Health - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:34
A carbon monoxide leak at a Wisconsin ice rink left 81 people hospitalized. CNN affiliate WISC has the details.
Categories: Health

Meet the U.S. Navy's spy 'fish'

CNN - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:03
Silent Nemo, an underwater robot, is being tweaked to go into hostile waters to spy on enemies and protect U.S. ships.
Categories: National News

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Business News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:01
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Walmart 'layaway angel' pays $50k

Business News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 07:55
Layaway angels continue to spread joy across the country this holiday season.

'Crazy Eyes' goes crazy over nomination

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 07:48
Uzo Aduba, who plays Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on "Orange is the New Black," was nominated for supporting actress.
Categories: Entertainment News

Oprah: Don't judge Sony emails

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 07:48
Producers Oprah and Tyler Perry speak to CNN's Don Lemon about the hacked Sony emails and what was revealed.
Categories: Entertainment News

Tech Gift Guide: Phone camera lenses

Business News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 07:45
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Freeman returns to 'The Office' as Bilbo

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 07:45
Actor Martin Freeman is known for his memorable roles as Bilbo Baggins in the "The Hobbit" and Tim Canterbury in the BBC's "The Office."
Categories: Entertainment News

Tech Gift Guide: Smart home gadgets

Business News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 07:42
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