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Finland's state energy company says it has been preparing for such a situation 

• Civilians recall terrifying attempts to escape Ukraine's cities as Russian forces tighten grip • Exclusive: Reed details surviving horrendous conditions in Russian psychiatric facility

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Analysis: Ret. Lt. Gen. Hertling reacts to news of Putin's decision making 20 May 2022, 8:26 pm

• Live updates: Russia claims it has control of Ukraine's Azovstal steel plant • Exclusive: Reed details surviving horrendous conditions in Russian psychiatric facility

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Sitrep: It's nearly 3 months since Russia invaded Ukraine. Donbas is 'completely destroyed.' Here's where the war stands 21 May 2022, 4:12 pm

It is nearly three months since Russia invaded Ukraine -- a 12-week period in which Russian forces have wrought devastation on the country and its people, resulting in death on a vast scale and causing millions to flee.

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'I'm exhausted. It's suffocating': Black Americans are just tired of the same story 21 May 2022, 3:42 pm

• An author who studies diverse democracies shares what he sees as the future of the US

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Hear why Michael Smerconish says he can't see Biden running in 2024 21 May 2022, 3:44 pm

CNN's Michael Smerconish says President Biden faces a category five political storm and argues that he should consider announcing he's not running again in 2024.

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Australian voters deliver strong message on climate, ending conservative government's 9-year rule 21 May 2022, 4:57 pm

Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese will be Australia's next Prime Minister, according to projections by three major news networks

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Giuliani meets with January 6 committee for more than 9 hours 21 May 2022, 3:06 am

Rudy Giuliani, former President Donald Trump's onetime personal attorney and a lead architect of his attempt to overturn the 2020 election results, on Friday met with the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection, two sources told CNN.

'This is the reason there is a shortage': New video shows mom confronting woman hoarding formula 21 May 2022, 3:35 am

The White House says it will transport its first batch of baby formula from overseas. This comes amid growing outrage as the shortage stretches into its third month. Autumn Guyer, a mother experiencing the shortage firsthand, joins CNN's Erin Burnett after confronting another woman hoarding baby formula.

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A Michigan high school biology teacher is on leave after distributing a worksheet with 'disturbing racial offense' 21 May 2022, 5:24 am

A biology teacher at a Michigan private school for gifted students is on administrative leave after distributing an assignment worksheet last week in which a picture of former US President Barack Obama was included among pictures of several animals, including primates.

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Allegations that Minneapolis police spied on Black organizations can't be substantiated, prosecutor says 21 May 2022, 4:29 pm

Explosive allegations that Minneapolis police used covert social media accounts to spy on Black organizations and elected officials can't be substantiated by prosecutors, the deputy city attorney said in a letter Friday.

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1 dead, 3 injured in New Orleans shooting 21 May 2022, 5:15 pm

A man was killed and three other people injured in a shooting in New Orleans' Holy Cross neighborhood overnight, police said Saturday.

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Georgia Trump supporter explains why his endorsement didn't matter to her 20 May 2022, 9:31 pm

Some Trump supporters in Georgia say although they still support the former President, they won't be voting for candidates he endorsed in the state.

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Biden's North Korea strategy is a major shift from Trump's showman diplomacy 21 May 2022, 3:41 pm

President Joe Biden did not sound Saturday like he was expecting any "love letters" from Kim Jong Un -- he can't even get a response to an offer of coronavirus vaccines as the hermit kingdom is hit by its first major Covid-19 outbreak.

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People still call restaurants. Applebee's wants someone else to answer 21 May 2022, 4:55 pm

Believe it or not, people still order takeout using the phone. Applebee's doesn't want to take those calls anymore.

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550-pound alligator goes for a dip in Florida family's swimming pool 21 May 2022, 7:04 am

A behemoth alligator in Florida enjoyed an early start to the summer -- by jumping into a family's swimming pool.

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Paralyzed man uses microchip implanted in brain to drive race car 20 May 2022, 4:51 pm

A microchip implanted in German Aldana Zuniga's brain allowed the paraplegic man to drive a race car more than 9 years after he lost the use of his legs in an auto accident. CNN affiliate KCNC has more.

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Some of our stereotypes about glasses may have basis in fact 21 May 2022, 1:04 pm

Admit it: If you see someone wearing glasses, you think that person has a better chance than not of having an above-average IQ.

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Coke's new bottle cap doesn't come off 19 May 2022, 6:42 pm

Coke knows that its soda caps often end up as litter. So it's trying to solve the problem by tethering them to the bottle, at least in the United Kingdom.

Tiny tooth fills in gaps in the human family tree 21 May 2022, 5:04 pm

Have you ever wondered whether, tens of thousands of years from now, you could end up in the fossil record? I confess I have.

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Depp and Heard paint each other as abusers in trial testimonies 21 May 2022, 3:55 am

Disturbing details were shared during testimonies in Johnny Depp's defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard.

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Karamo Brown talks baldness while getting his head shaved 17 May 2022, 11:21 am

Best known for his role on the hit Netflix show, "Queer Eye," Karamo Brown has made a career out of helping others. In 2020 he co-founded MANTL, a skincare line which aims to change the narrative around baldness, inspired by his own personal journey. Rather than hiding or trying to halt hair loss, he wants men to embrace their bald heads.

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Northeast heat wave to break dozens of records this weekend 21 May 2022, 10:46 am

Over 30 million people are under a heat advisory this weekend across the Northeast as record temperatures stretch from Virginia to New Hampshire.

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Analysis: It's going to be hot with a chance of blackouts 21 May 2022, 2:02 pm

After millions of Americans went without power due to cold, heat, wildfires and hurricanes last year, we wrote here about the need to pay attention to the power grid.

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Michigan governor declares state of emergency after powerful tornado rips through town, killing 2 people and injuring more than 40 21 May 2022, 5:09 pm

A powerful tornado killed one person Friday as it ripped roofs off buildings and flipped cars in a northern Michigan town, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency for the area.

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Video captures aftermath of Michigan tornado 21 May 2022, 1:16 pm

In northern Michigan, thousands are still without power, and a curfew is in place after a tornado killed one person and destroyed homes.

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A tornado injures at least 30 in German city, authorities say 21 May 2022, 12:20 am

A tornado swept through the German city of Paderborn Friday, injuring at least 30 people, authorities said, and blew away roofs, toppled trees and sent debris flying for miles.

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Your morning cups of coffee and tea could be associated with lower risk of stroke and dementia 16 Nov 2021, 8:02 pm

The cup of coffee or tea you reach for in the morning -- OK, maybe it's a few -- may be associated with a lower risk for stroke and dementia, according to a new study.

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Why tea is good for you and how to make the perfect cup 26 Jan 2022, 8:08 pm

When made correctly, tea can be a powerful booster to your health. And not just because of its chemicals, simply making a cup of tea could be beneficial to you. CNN turns to a psychologist and a London-based tearista for answers.

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Drinking coffee could benefit your heart and help you live longer, research finds 25 Mar 2022, 5:22 pm

Contrary to worries among some doctors and the public, drinking coffee may actually protect your heart instead of causing or worsening heart problems.

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Are Japanese toddlers as independent as Netflix's Old Enough portrays them? 21 May 2022, 5:35 am

Ramen chef Kantaro Ishii has fond memories of working at his father's izakaya near their home in the city of Sendai, Japan.

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The sneaky ways grocery stores get you to spend more in the checkout line 21 May 2022, 9:03 am

It's happened to just about everyone who's bored in line waiting to check out at a store: You spot a candy bar, a pack of gum or a soft drink. Unable to resist, you throw it in your cart.

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Watch Michelin star chef cook with her family 20 May 2022, 3:02 pm

Stanley Tucci teamed up with Michelin-star chef Angela Hartnett and her family to make anolini in brodo. "Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy" airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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Pfizer and Moderna created life-saving vaccines. So why are their stocks crumbling? 20 May 2022, 8:51 pm

Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna are experiencing a post-vaccine hangover on Wall Street this year.

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Meet the Wikipedia editor who published the Buffalo shooting entry minutes after it started 20 May 2022, 9:03 pm

After Jason Moore, from Portland, Oregon, saw headlines from national news sources on Google News about the Buffalo shooting at a local supermarket on Saturday afternoon, he did a quick search for the incident on Wikipedia. When no results appeared, he drafted a single sentence: "On May 14, 2022, 10 people were killed in a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York." He hit save and published the entry on Wikipedia in less than a minute.

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Russia is about to cut off Finland's natural gas 20 May 2022, 9:02 pm

Russia is about to cut off natural gas supplies to a third European country that refuses to accept the Kremlin's demand for payment in rubles.

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Employees have the upper hand in today's job market. Here's how to negotiate your salary 20 May 2022, 6:57 pm

When it comes to salary negotiations, job candidates have a lot of leverage these days.

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Dark clouds are on the horizon for Democrats 21 May 2022, 4:11 am

Democrats are still gearing up for a brutal midterm election. The clouds hanging over the party have only darkened in the past few weeks, increasing the chances of another "shellacking" like the one President Barack Obama described after the midterm election in 2010, when his party lost the House majority by dozens of seats.

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Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue is a step back in time 19 May 2022, 3:16 pm

Sports Illustrated this week rolled out its annual swimsuit issue, with this year's edition highlighting body diversity and incorporating buzzwords like "inclusive" and "powerful" to describe the women depicted.

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The fictional character who changed the science of solving crime 20 May 2022, 8:06 pm

May 22 is "Sherlock Holmes Day," honoring the birthday of his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes, who turns 135 this year, is one of the most famous literary characters in the world and probably the most famous detective.

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US leadership is thriving abroad -- but not at home 20 May 2022, 5:18 am

The United States has performed impressively in its efforts to counter Russia's brutal aggression against Ukraine. The combination of Russian leader Vladimir Putin's miscalculation, Ukraine's bravery and Washington's effective global leadership is reshaping the geopolitical landscape in a way that favors democracy, strengthens a NATO alliance that is now attracting new members and restores America's place as the leader of the world's democracies.

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SE Cupp calls out Elon Musk's reason for switching political parties 19 May 2022, 9:44 pm

Tech mogul Elon Musk announced on Twitter that he wants to switch political parties and join the GOP. On this week's episode of "Unfiltered," CNN's SE Cupp analyzes why that may be and what Musk's move says about the Republican Party.

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North Korea's Covid outbreak could shock the world 19 May 2022, 12:56 pm

If I learned one thing after performing countless operations alongside surgeons in Pyongyang over the past 15 years, it's North Koreans do not throw anything away.

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What makes fighting domestic terror so hard 19 May 2022, 10:38 pm

In the aftermath of the Buffalo massacre, a note of despair has begun creeping into interviews with some experts on domestic extremism. Michael Edison Hayden, a senior investigative reporter with the Southern Poverty Law Center, told ABC News this week, "We've had too many wake-up calls at this point for me to feel confident that we're going to suddenly change the current path that we are on." Ben Collins, who covers extremism and disinformation for NBC News, explained to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow how right-wing media figures and politicians help mainstream extremist views, but also admitted, "I don't know how to make people stop doing that."

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Boris Johnson breathes a sigh of relief on Partygate scandal. But another crisis will be along soon 21 May 2022, 4:48 pm

Boris Johnson has been able to end what might have otherwise been a troubling week with an unexpected sigh of relief.

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US says 'Hotel Rwanda' hero Rusesabagina 'wrongly detained' 20 May 2022, 2:49 pm

The United States has determined that Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed in the film "Hotel Rwanda" sheltering hundreds of people during the African nation's 1994 genocide, has been "wrongfully detained," the State Department said on Thursday.

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