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(CNN)A young rape survivor who'd been accused of inducing an abortion and previously sentenced to 30 years in prison was acquitted of all charges by an El Salvador judge Monday at the conclusion of a retrial. Evelyn Hern├índez, 21, was found innocent after the judge said there was not enough evidence to convict her, according to Hern├índez's defense team.
Hong Kong (CNN)The US military is no longer the primary force in Asia, and missiles from China's rapidly improving military could overwhelm its bases in hours, according to a new report. The study by the United States Study Center, at the University of Sydney, in Australia, warned that America's defense strategy in the Indo-Pacific region "is in the throes of an unprecedented crisis"...
Sargasso Sea (CNN)Within the Atlantic Ocean is the world's only sea without shores, its borders defined by the currents of the North Atlantic gyre. The Sargasso Sea takes its name from sargassum, a free-floating golden brown seaweed that is a haven for hatchling sea turtles and hundreds of other marine species who use it to feed, grow and hide from predators. But the...
(CNN)Veronica was 21 years old and scared. It all started with a break-up. Her long-term boyfriend left her for her friend. Heartbroken, she ended up having a one-night stand with an older guy. After the condom broke, he gave her $20 ($13) for the morning after pill, which doesn't require a prescription in New Zealand....
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is not waiting for the economy to go south amid growing fears of a recession to wage what could be the defining fight of the 2020 election. Trump is becoming increasingly nervous that the end of an 11-year expansion could scupper his hopes of a second term and is going on the attack as ill omens and recent stock...
Hong Kong (CNN)Hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters of all ages returned to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday, in a massive show of solidarity for a movement that appeared on the verge of losing popular support. Protesters defied torrential rain, a police ban and menacing threats from the Chinese government to come back out for the 11th consecutive weekend of mass demonstrations. Organizers claimed as many as 1.7 million people joined...
(CNN)Trevor Noah has a theory about President Donald Trump's immigration policies. The "Daily Show" host suggests Trump's crackdown on immigration might have something to do with the popularity of his wife, Melania Trump. "While her husband has struggled to get his approval rating over 40%, Melania has consistently remained the country's most popular Trump, and personally, I love her...
Washington (CNN)Everything, as always with Donald Trump, is about what's good for the President. In a fresh example of this core truth defining the current administration, Israel caved Thursday to his demands to ban two Muslim US lawmakers who Trump is ostracizing as part of his 2020 reelection strategy. There is no sign that Trump considered whether his latest...
Hong Kong (CNN)"If they don't use violence, we don't use force." That is a senior Hong Kong police officer's response to accusations from outraged protesters that the authorities are using excessive force to quell demonstrations. Allegations of police brutality have fueled increasingly violent protests in the streets of this former British colony, prompting law enforcement to fire tear gas on an almost daily...
Washington (CNN)A Russian fighter jet acted in an "unsafe manner" during a Tuesday encounter with NATO aircraft, with the Russian jet almost cutting into the flight path of a NATO plane, forcing the alliance jet to maneuver to avoid a dangerous situation, a NATO military official tells CNN. The incident occurred Tuesday when two Spanish F-18 fighter jets assigned...

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