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  • Kleenex Is Rebranding Its ‘Mansize’ Tissues As ‘Extra Large’ After Complaints Of Sexism

    Kleenex is scrapping its range of “Mansize” tissues after 62 years, following complaints that the branding is sexist. The company first launched its tissues aimed at men in 1956, claiming they would “stay strong when wet.” But complaints on social media about the product’s gendered marketing is prompting the change. Starting later this year, the tissues will be called “Kleenex Extra Large.” Kimberly-Clark, Kleenex’s parent company, said it received a “consistent increase of complaints” about the branding. “Kleenex Mansize tissues […]

  • A Mild Winter Could Be In Store For Many Americans, NOAA Says

    A mild winter could be in store for much of the United States, according to the seasonal forecast released Thursday by NOAA. States from the Pacific Northwest through the Northern Plains and into the Northeast are likely to see above-average temperatures, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center reported. No parts of the country are due to see a colder-than-normal winter. Meantime, drier-than-average conditions are expected for the Great Lakes and portions of the Northern Rockies and the […]

  • ‘He Was Always Leading’: Vietnam Veteran Receives Medal Of Honor

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — More than 50 years after his extraordinary heroism during the Vietnam War, Sergeant Major (Ret.) John Canley was awarded the Medal of Honor Wednesday (Oct. 17) at the White House. Canley, born in Little Rock, Arkansas, served in the Marines for 28 years after using his brother’s paperwork to enlist at the age of 15, was honored for his actions during the Battle of Hue in 1968. “While serving as Company Gunnery Sergeant, he fought off multiple […]

  • A Woman Is Leading The U.S. Army’s Largest Command For The First Time

    (CNN) — Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson has succeeded in breaking through a few glass ceilings in the US Army. Now she’s set to break a new one. For the first time in US Army Forces Command, or FORSCOM, history, a woman will be leading the largest command in the Army, representing 776,000 soldiers and 96,000 civilians. This may be a first for the Army, but Richardson has had other firsts. She has been with the US Army since 1986, […]

  • First Lady’s Office Calls Out T.I. For ‘Disgusting’ Video Depicting Melania Trump

    First lady Melania Trump’s spokeswoman went after rapper T.I. Tuesday, whose most recent music video features a Trump lookalike dancing without clothes in a fake Oval Office. “Like it or not, she is the first lady and this is the White House,” Stephanie Grisham, Trump’s communications director, told CNN in a statement. “It’s disrespectful and disgusting to portray her this way simply because of politics. These kinds of vulgar attacks only further the divisiveness and bias in our country — […]

  • This Floating Pipe Is Trying To Clean Up All The Plastic In The Ocean

    (CNN) — A 2,000 foot-long floating pipe nicknamed Wilson is about to start its mission to collect all the plastic in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Last month, the Ocean Cleanup foundation launched the world’s first ocean cleanup system out of San Francisco to take on the notorious “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” a giant floating trash pile between San Francisco and Hawaii that is twice the size of Texas. It’s the largest of five ocean trash piles on Earth. […]

  • Most States Facing Confirmed Or Possible Cases Of Polio-Like Illness

    ATLANTA (CNN) — This year, more than half of all US states have had confirmed or possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis, the polio-like illness that can cause paralysis and mostly affects children, according to an exclusive CNN analysis. CNN reached out to health departments in every state; 48 states responded, plus the District of Columbia. Of those, 30 states said they had cases that were confirmed, suspected or being investigated — including 15 states that said they had confirmed […]

  • Pompeo Arrives In Riyadh As Khashoggi Family Calls For Inquiry Into ‘Death’

    WASHINGTON (CNN) —  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Riyadh for hastily arranged talks with top Saudi leaders, as sources told CNN that the Kingdom is preparing to acknowledge that missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi died at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Pompeo had a short discussion with King Salman before a meeting with the King’s son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler. US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Pompeo “thanked the King for […]

  • Hillary Clinton: President Clinton’s Affair With Monica Lewinsky Wasn’t Abuse Of Power

    (CNN) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hit back against criticism her husband, former President Bill Clinton, should have resigned in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and insisted his affair was not an abuse of power and Lewinsky “was an adult.” In an interview with CBS on Sunday morning, Clinton defended her husband and said “absolutely not” in response to a question about whether he should have resigned after his affair with Lewinksy came to light more than 20 years […]

  • Paul Allen, Co-Founder Of Microsoft And Owner Of Seahawks, Dead At 65

    SEATTLE – Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died on Monday at the age of 65 after a battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, according to a press release from his company, Vulcan Inc. Allen, one of the most influential businessmen and philanthropists in Seattle history, was also the owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers, part-owner of the Seattle Sounders and founder of the Museum of Pop Culture. Allen was born Jan. 21, 1953 in Seattle and met Gates while attending Lakeside School. […]

  • Prince Harry And Meghan, The Duchess Of Sussex, Are Expecting Their First Child

    (CNN) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is pregnant with her first child, the UK’s royal family has announced. A statement from Kensington Palace said the baby is expected in the spring of 2019. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II will be the child’s great-grandmother. The Queen and other members of the royal family congratulated Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, on Friday as they gathered in Windsor for Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank, a royal source said Monday, without specifying […]

  • Hand Sanitizer Cut Back On Young Children’s Sick Days More Than Washing, Study Says

    Young children inevitably have a lot of runny noses and sore throats, but how they clean their hands could cut back on how often they miss day care, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers in Spain found that children who cleaned their hands with sanitizer instead of soap and water reduced their missed days of school, respiratory infections and antibiotic prescriptions. Researchers studied 911 children up to age 3 who attended 24 day care centers […]