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Pakistan divided over condom advertising

A ban on condom advertising by Pakistani authorities -- who have since backtracked on the restriction -- has sparked debate and divided the socially liberal…

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Gov't data: 23% of US homes have 2 (or more) fridges

Americans love refrigerators. They even give them a nickname: "fridge."

Money in wallet

Still anemic: U.S. growth picks up to only 0.8%

America's economy grew a little more at the beginning of the year than first thought, but it's still not much to celebrate.

Billionaires Club

Millionaires: Success due to hard work, family values

Most high net worth Americans say they worked their way up from a lower class.

That's according to a report released by U.S. Trust on Monday, based on a survey…

Inverted Jenny stamp

Rare 'Inverted Jenny' stamp valued at $1.6M

There are only 100 "Inverted Jenny" stamps in existence. So when one goes on sale, it's a big deal.

Scripps Spelling Bee

What makes a good speller (or a bad one)?

Research published this year in the journal Brain suggests it has something to do with how some people's brains retrieve words -- or don't -- and how we manage…

anti-LGBT laws fallout - bathroom law

States sue feds over transgender measure

Eleven states are suing the Obama administration over a directive about transgender students in public schools, The Associated Press and Reuters reported.

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Twitter will stretch its 140-character limit

Twitter says it's stretching the iconic 140-character limit on tweets, taking @names and images out of the count.

Snapchat

Snapchat could soon be worth more than $20 billion

Snapchat could be soon be valued at north of $20 billion. That is, if investors bite.

Snapchat looks to be seeking at least $200 million in new funding,…

San people

World's oldest people meet modern world

Caught between modernity and 20,000 years as hunter-gatherers, the San people sit at a crossroads.

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Memorial Day by the numbers

Memorial Day is a time to reflect on those who've died in service to the country while also being widely considered the unofficial start to summer for many Americans. Take a look at the numbers behind the holiday.

Roller coaster, amusement park ride

Top 20 amusement parks in North America

Before you head out on your summer vacation adventures, check out which North American amusement parks are the most popular with visitors.

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Oahu, Hawaii

Dr. Beach's top 10 U.S. beaches for 2016

With beach season upon us, Dr. Beach has announced his top 10 picks for sandy stretches in 2016.

Obama new house

Check out the Obamas' new digs

President Barack Obama will lease a home in Washington, D.C.'s Kalorama neighborhood after he leaves the White House next year, CNN has confirmed.

$100 bills

10 highest paid CEOs

Nice work if you can get it: Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2015, as reported by The Associated Press and executive data firm Equilar.

Chairs on beach with umbrella, vacation

Best new coastal hotels in U.S.

With the Memorial Day holiday weekend quickly approaching, take a peek at what CNN is calling the best new coastal hotels in the United States.

Mazda Mazda3

10 coolest 2016 cars under $18,000

Proving that cool and affordable really can continue to coexist, Kelley Blue Book has named its annual list of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000.

New York skyline

America's 10 fastest-growing cities

Texas is big in size, and the population is growing to match. Five of the top-eight, fastest-growing big cities in the U.S. are in Texas, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data from 2014 to 2015. Among cities with a population of at least 50,000 people as of July 1, 2014, here are the top-10 fastest-growing cities in terms of total population:

London England

18 things we love on vacation but hate at home

Patience has a way of growing when you're on vacation. Here are 18 things we love on vacation, but hate at home, as suggested by CNN.

Washington, D.C., mall, monuments, Lincoln Memorial

Top US, world landmarks

TripAdvisor has released its 2016 list of the top landmarks as part of its Travelers' Choice Awards. See what made the top 10 for the United States and for the world.

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Same-sex marriage around the world

With Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signing an initiative to legalize same-sex marriages on Tuesday, another country is close to joining the growing list of countries where same-sex marriages have become legal. Peña Nieto will need congressional approval for the initiative to take effect. There are 23 countries around the world where same-sex marriages have become legal. Here's a look at the countries, with some information from the Pew Research Center:

Using a car jack to pop a U-lock

Tips to prevent bike theft

May is National Bicycle Month, and May 16-20 is National Bike to Work Week. Here are some tips to keep your wheels safe and secure.

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