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Antarctic ozone layer is healing

Almost 30 years after the Montreal Protocol, the ozone hole over Antarctica is becoming smaller. Leading scientists claim this hole could be gone by 2050.

The Latest: Gov. Bryant disappointed by ruling

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he's disappointed by a federal judge's ruling that blocks a law that would let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny or delay services to same-sex couples

Court OKs trial for girl who texted boyfriend urging suicide

Massachusetts' highest court has ruled that a teenage girl must stand trial for manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself by sending him dozens of text messages and telling him to "get back in" a truck filled with carbon monoxide fumes

Bald eagles making strong recovery in Virginia

Virginia's bald eagle population is thriving with more than 1,000 breeding pairs spotted in the state this year

A Marine Recruit's Death Spurred An Important Investigation

Marine recruit Raheel Siddiqui died in March, and the investigation is putting boot camp culture under the microscope.

There's a Reason Your Spaghetti Spoon Has a Hole

Here's a fun thing you probably didn't know but there's a specific and useful reason why your spaghetti spoon has a hole in it. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has that reason.

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The Olympics Are Forcing Rio's Poorest Citizens From Their Homes

Construction for the 2016 Olympics has forced many of Rio de Janeiro's poorest citizens out of their homes.

Putin visits Finland, his first visit to EU since Brexit

Russia's President Vladimir Putin is visiting Finland on his first trip to the European Union since the British vote to leave the bloc

UN reports new sex abuse allegations against peacekeepers

United Nations says two new sexual abuse allegations against international peacekeepers in Central African Republic have surfaced

Dinosaur Killing Asteroid Almost Got Us Too

A new study is saying that not only did the Dinosaurs die from the asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago but 93% of mammals passed as well. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the story.

The Latest: Tesla crash a harbinger of industry fears

Drive enamored of his Tesla Model S sedan has become first U.S. fatality in wreck involving self-driving mode

DOJ Head Might Follow FBI's Lead On The Hillary Clinton Email Case

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch reportedly plans to accept the FBI's recommendations on Hillary Clinton's emails.

Minnesota woman's terrorism link revealed in Virginia case

A Minnesota woman's charge of supporting al-Shabab has come to light as a case against two other women accused of aiding the terrorist organization moves forward

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Judge: Special prosecutor to investigate Chicago officers

A judge presiding over the trial of a white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times says he will appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the other officers on the scene

Why Your Favorite Craft Brewers Are Selling Out To Big Beer

Sales of craft brews are on the rise. So why, in the golden age of beer, are some indie brewers selling their booming ventures to the big guys?

Police exchange gunfire with assailants in Bangladesh

Police exchanged gunfire with armed attackers Friday in a diplomatic zone of Dhaka, Bangladesh, police told CNN.

New app lets users track sharks and report sightings

A Massachusetts nonprofit is launching a new smartphone application so beachgoers along the East Coast can report their own shark sightings

First openly gay Miss America contestant speaks out

Miss Missouri, Erin O'Flaherty, is the first openly gay Miss America contestant in the pageant's 95-year history. She speaks to CNN's Ashleigh Banfield about the experience.

Man killed by bear had plenty of backcountry experience

The Montana man killed by a bear near Glacier National Park was intimately familiar with both the beauty and the danger of the wild and vast forest that spreads from the shadows of the park's rugged peaks

After 16 years, man in 'Serial' murder case to get new trial

After spending 16 years in prison, a man convicted of murder who was at the center of the podcast "Serial" has won a new trial in Baltimore

US judge blocks Mississippi law limiting gay marriage

A federal judge has blocked a Mississippi law that would let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny or delay services to same-sex couples

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Check Out This Impressive Aurora Glowing Over Jupiter

NASA says Jupiter's auroras have hundreds of times more energy than Earth's and they never stop glowing.

New Evidence Supports Pluto's Subsurface Ocean Theory

New evidence coming our way as a result of NASA's New Horizons mission is saying that Pluto has a subsurface ocean. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.

Meet A Few Of Iraq's Orphans Who Lost Their Parents To ISIS

The aftermath of ISIS' stronghold on Sinjar and the city's later liberation left dozens of children without parents.