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Israeli military launches airstrikes in Gaza overnight Wednesday

In response to incendiary balloons launched from the coastal enclave

Originally Published: 15 JUN 21 20:34 ET Updated: 16 JUN 21 08:43 ET By Oren Liebermann, Ibrahim Dahman and Ruba Alhenawi, CNN (CNN) -- The Israeli military struck targets in Gaza overnight Wednesday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in…

7-Eleven Day is canceled again

But you can still get a free Slurpee this July

Originally Published: 13 JUN 21 15:37 ET By Rachel Trent, CNN (CNN) -- Bad news for Slurpee fans: 7-Eleven Day is canceled for the second year in a row. But the good news is you can still get a free…

Cruise ship discovers over 69.5 pounds of cocaine on board

CBP officers were alerted

Originally Published: 13 JUN 21 11:20 ET By Eric Levenson, CNN (CNN) -- A cruise ship's security services discovered 69.5 pounds of cocaine on board the vessel last week and turned over the haul to US Customs and Border Protection…

'The Mod Squad' actor Clarence Williams III dies at 81

Remembering Clarence Williams III

Originally Published: 06 JUN 21 22:02 ET Updated: 07 JUN 21 01:00 ET By Hollie Silverman, CNN (CNN) -- Clarence Williams III, who played Linc Hayes in "The Mod Squad," died at his home in Los Angeles after battling…

Federal judge overturns California's ban on assault weapons

Ruling likened the AR-15 to a Swiss Army knife

Originally Published: 05 JUN 21 01:55 ET Updated: 05 JUN 21 16:03 ET By Alexandra Meeks, Josh Campbell and Eric Levenson, CNN (CNN) -- A federal judge overturned California's longtime ban on assault weapons on Friday in a ruling that…

FDA approves injectable diabetes drug to help long-term weight control

A once-a-week injection to help people lose up to 12% of body weight

Originally Published: 05 JUN 21 14:04 ET Updated: 05 JUN 21 14:10 ET By Maggie Fox, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration has approved an injectable diabetes drug for long-term weight control. "This under-the-skin injection is the…

'It ain't over 'til it's over -- and it is not over yet'

The slowing Covid-19 vaccination rate is worrying experts

Originally Published: 05 JUN 21 02:53 ET Updated: 05 JUN 21 10:03 ET By Travis Caldwell, CNN (CNN) -- As the US may miss a vaccination goal set by President Joe Biden for July 4, officials are warning against complacency…

Drake Bell pleads not guilty to attempted endangering of children

Bell's first pretrial hearing is set for June 23

Originally Published: 04 JUN 21 22:16 ET Updated: 04 JUN 21 22:18 ET By Rebekah Riess and Laura Jame, CNN (CNN) -- Actor Drake Bell, best known for starring in the Nickelodeon sitcom "Drake & Josh," has pleaded not guilty…