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Singer Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney from the Black Keys are married

Michelle Branch and Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney got married Saturday. The Grammy-winning singer confirmed the couple’s New Orleans marriage in an Instagram post. They are parents to a son, Rhys James Carney, and Branch has a daughter, Owen, from a previous relationship. Click here to read full story »MORE

Pentagon, DHS considering designating fentanyl a WMD, memo says

Top military and Homeland Security officials are considering classifying fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction, according to an internal DHS memo. The synthetic opioid, blamed in health surveys for surging drug overdose deaths in the United States, has for decades concerned national security officials because of its potential widespread lethality in terror attacks, and…MORE

What we learned watching Robert Mueller for 18 months

Editor’s Note: When special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to investigate Russian meddling in the US election, CNN, like most news organizations, endeavored to learn what we could about the famously secretive team’s work. So, in addition to other newsgathering efforts, CNN had journalists who stood outside their offices. Journalists often call this a stakeout.…MORE

Slowing US growth could be good for investors. Here’s why

1. US first quarter GDP: The first report card of the year for the American economy is due on Friday. Hold tight. Investors will be watching closely after worries about a global and US economic slowdown weighed on their minds at the start of the year. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta estimates 2.8% real…MORE

Pieter Devos wins Miami Beach leg of Global Champions Tour

Belgian Pieter Devos returned to the winner’s circle in the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) — for the world’s top show jumpers — for the first time since 2014 with a narrow victory in Miami Beach. Devos and his 11-year-old Belgian-bred horse Claire Z triumphed in an eight-rider jump-off, producing a clear round that was…MORE

The Easter story helps an ‘outcast’ preacher find her way back home

The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor was attending a seminar one day when someone asked her a question that she hasn’t been able to forget. “What is the story you are working on that doesn’t have an ending yet?” Taylor gave one answer that day but today she has another: The story she can’t quite figure…MORE

At least 5 dead after days of powerful storms in parts of the US

The powerful storms that ripped through parts of the United States last week killed at least five people in Mississippi, Florida and Alabama, officials said. Mississippi reported an additional death Saturday, bringing the total number to three in that state, the emergency management agency said. It said 16 confirmed tornadoes hit the state Thursday. In…MORE

Woman caught on video tossing a plastic bag full of puppies near a trash bin

Seven puppies were found next to a dumpster in Coachella, California, and authorities say they are looking for the woman caught on camera leaving them. The woman is accused of leaving the newborn puppies in a plastic bag near a dumpster behind a NAPA Auto Parts store on Thursday afternoon, according to Riverside County Animal…MORE

A German auction house is helping return Nazi-looted art to their rightful owners

Nina McGehee always knew that her family fled Europe before World War II broke out. But she only recently learned about what they left behind. McGehee’s great-grandfather, Siegfried Laemmle, was a German art and antiquities dealer with a successful business in Munich. He was also Jewish, and like all Jewish art dealers in the Third…MORE

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