5 things to know for today

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Luxury cruise ship sliced in half

Why build a bigger cruise ship when you can just cut one in half and add an extra 15 meters to the middle?

5 things to know before the opening bell

Sad in the spring? Allergy-mood link is real

You know spring has sprung when hundreds of people daily turn to Twitter to vent about their itchy eyes, dripping nose and uncontrollable sneezing and coughing.

She lost her feet, now she's a standup comedian

Danielle Perez has been carried on stage, Cleopatra-style.

How to succeed at intermittent fasting

"Intermittent fasting," a dieting approach that involves cycling between periods of eating and abstaining from food, has been trending in diet circles. This is in part because reports claim that celebrities such as Beyonce, Hugh Jackman, Ben Affleck and Nicole Kidman are doing it but also because increasingly more research reveals that the eating pattern may promote weight loss and improve overall health.

Garbage patch in the Pacific is now three times the size of France

A huge, swirling pile of trash in the Pacific Ocean is growing faster than expected and is now three times the size of France.

Three firefighters killed in New York and Pennsylvania

Three firefighters died Thursday while battling two different blazes in Pennsylvania and New York.

Watch Anderson Cooper's full interview with Karen McDougal

Former Playboy model Karen McDougal sits down with CNN's Anderson Cooper to discuss her alleged affair with President Donald Trump and her lawsuit against a company she says kept her original account from publication.

Bolton hits WH 'munchkin' for leaks

President Trump's incoming national security adviser, John Bolton, told Fox News that foreign leaders can't be open in conversation if "some munchkin in the Executive branch" is leaking talking points with the president.


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