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Maine House votes to allow more medical professionals to perform abortions

Maine’s House of Representatives has passed a bill that would expand the number of medical professionals allowed to perform abortions in the state. In addition to physicians, the bill would allow physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses with proper training to perform the procedure. The bill passed 74-58 on Tuesday and will next head…MORE

Kamala Harris will reintroduce bill tackling racial disparities in maternal health

Sen. Kamala Harris is reintroducing her 2018 bill to tackle racial disparities in maternal health, and this time it’s coming with added pressure from a House bill that mirrors her Senate legislation. The California Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate will introduce companion measures in both chambers Wednesday with Democratic Rep. Alma Adams of North Carolina,…MORE

‘King of cricket’ Virat Kohli represents a ‘new India’

In a country where cricket’s unifying importance is tantamount to that of religion, the role of leading India into a World Cup comes with a certain divinity — both an unrivaled privilege and the not insubstantial pressure of carrying the weight of a nation’s expectations on your shoulders. “You are one among the billion people,”…MORE

Operating rooms test positive for mold at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Several operating rooms have been shut down in a Washington children’s hospital because of mold. Aspergillus mold was detected by air tests last week in operating rooms and equipment storage rooms at the main campus of Seattle Children’s Hospital, according to a statement from the hospital. “Though we believe the risk to our patients is…MORE

Cancer death rates drop, heart disease deaths on the rise for US adults

As the number of American adults dying of cancer continues to decline, the number who are dying of heart disease is on the rise, according to a new report. Researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics examined death certificates filed across the country from 1999 to 2017…MORE

A flamingo in an Illinois zoo had to be put down after a child threw a rock at it

A Miller Park Zoo flamingo was euthanized Monday after an elementary school student threw a rock inside the animal’s exhibit. A representative from the Bloomington, Illinois zoo told CNN affiliate WMBD the rock broke the flamingo’s leg and caused injuries that led to it being put down. The zoo said it’s working with the student’s…MORE

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Even Aaron Rodgers didn’t like ‘Game of Thrones’ finale

Being an extra in “Game of Thrones” didn’t soften Aaron Rodgers’ thoughts on the series’ finale. A well-known fan of the show, the Green Bay Packers quarterback appeared in the penultimate episode of the hit HBO series. (HBO is owned by WarnerMedia, CNN’s parent company.) In a video shared on Twitter, Rodgers was asked on…

Keanu Reeves voices new character in ‘Toy Story 4’ trailer

We’re just one month away from “Toy Story 4” and Pixar has dropped a new trailer with yet another new character. Meet Duke Caboom, a stunt toy voiced by actor Keanu Reeves and he’s got the moves. The film centers around Caboom and another new toy, a spork named Forky, voiced by Tony Hale from…

Cardi B postpones several concerts to recover from plastic surgery

Cardi B has postponed three upcoming concerts in order to recuperate from recent plastic surgery procedures, her publicist Patientce Foster told CNN. The “Money” rapper is taking the necessary time to properly recover, Foster said. Cardi recently told Entertainment Tonight that she underwent breast augmentation surgery following the birth of her 9-month-old baby girl, Kulture…

Kristen Wiig’s comedy pulls out of Georgia after anti-abortion bill signing

The creative team behind “Bridesmaids” has joined a growing movement to boycott Georgia in the wake of the signing of an anti-abortion bill. On Wednesday, a rep for Kristen Wiig confirmed to CNN that her new comedy with Annie Mumolo, “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar,” has pulled out of filming in the…