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Diet Pepsi brings aspartame back

The aspartame is back in Diet Pepsi.

Just 10 months after Pepsi announced it would stop using the artificial sweetener in Diet Pepsi due to consumer safety concerns, the company said it will bring aspartame back.

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Asian stocks slide as Brexit gloom persists

Asian markets got off to a gloomy start early Tuesday as Brexit concerns continued to weigh on investors.

The Nikkei in Tokyo fell 0.8 percent, Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 1.3 percent, while Australian stocks dropped 1 percent.

The declines followed a brutal day of trading ...

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Aaron Hernandez co-defendant takes plea in 2013 death

The last co-defendant of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez was sentenced Monday for his role in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd, Massachusetts prosecutors said.

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Trump hires former Cruz aide

A top lieutenant to Ted Cruz is joining Donald Trump's presidential campaign, filling a hole in its communications shop.

Jason Miller, who guided communications and paid media for the Cruz campaign, will become Trump's senior adviser for communication...

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EgyptAir black boxes could yet provide clues

The black boxes of EgyptAir Flight 804 -- badly damaged when they were found by searchers -- are being repaired and authorities hope they can help solve the mystery of what caused the plane to crash into the Mediterranean Sea last month.

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Bucket of water thrown at torch

The 2016 Olympic torch relay through Brazil has hit another snag this week.

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VW reaches $15 billion emissions settlement

Cars affected by Volkswagen's emissions scandal would be repaired or bought back and owners would get as much as $10,000 each under a $14.7 billion settlement, The Associated Press reported Monday.

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Clinton on voters' trust issues: 'I know I have work to do'

Hillary Clinton, facing direct criticism about her trustworthiness from rival Donald Trump, admitted Monday she needs to do more to earn voters' trust.

"I personally know I have work to do on this front," Clinton said at a Rainbow Push Collation lunch...

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Ikea to recall dressers after death of third child

Ikea is recalling millions of dressers that can tip over and are being blamed for the deaths of three children.

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Officials working with water park after amoeba kills woman

A water park in North Carolina, where a deadly amoeba was found in the water after the death of an Ohio woman, will not be fully reopening for several weeks, Mecklenburg County Health Director Dr. Marcus Plescia said Monday.

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Brexit is on: What happens now?

Now that the British public has voted to leave the EU the British government now faces the gargantuan task of unraveling decades of legislation, treaties and deals between the UK and the EU, the single biggest market in the world.

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Deadly floods strike West Virginia

Heavy rain battered West Virginia early in the week, causing deadly flooding across the state that killed at least 25 people.

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Norwegian cuisine you've never heard of

Norway's distinctive cuisine has been shaped by its 100,000-kilometer coastline, by its long winters and brief summers, by the forests that cover a third of its surface, and by the mountains that cut west off from east. Here are some of Norway's greatest--and strangest--specialties.

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Notable deaths of 2016

Here's a look at some of the celebrities we've lost so far in 2016.

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Celebs tweet support for #NoBreakBill sit-in

In wake of the sit-in staged by House Democrats over gun-control legislation, celebrities have taken to social media to express their support.

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Officers charged in Freddie Gray case

Officer Caesar Goodson, who drove the van in which Freddie Gray was fatally injured, was found not guilty on all charges on Thursday. Here is a closer look at the cases of six officers charged in Gray's death.

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Best cities for female entrepreneurs

Check out which 25 global cities ranked as tops for attracting and fostering women-owned businesses, according to the new Women Entrepreneur Cities Index report commissioned by Dell.

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Fires, extreme heat take toll on California, southwest US

Extreme heat has led to the deaths of four people in Tucson, Arizona, and dry conditions have been followed by dozens of wildfires in three states. Heat has caused roads to buckle, and fires have damaged more than 30,000 acres of land in California by Monday. Here's a look at the toll the heat and fires have taken on the area:


A look at the world's best sky-high, rooftop restaurants

Some of the best views in dining come from restaurants in the sky. From balmy Moroccan roof terraces to vertiginous Chinese skyscrapers, CNN rounded up the venues with menus worthy of their killer views.

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Best states for children's well-being

Take a look at which 25 states are tops when it comes to children's well-being, according to the newly released 2016 Kids Count report.


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Woman says she was fired over allergy

A woman in Canada says she was recently fired from her retail job -- not for being late or slacking off, but for having an allergic reaction on the job.

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Friend of Aaron Hernandez pleads guilty

The last co-defendant of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez was sentenced Monday for his role in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd, Massachusetts prosecutors said.

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Man marries cellphone in Las Vegas

Man decides to marry his cellphone in Vegas as social commentary on people's obsession with their phones.

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Clinton, Warren join forces

Hillary Clinton gets some welcome company on the campaign trail.


8-year-old Texas boy finds parents dead

Austin police say an 8-year-old boy was at home when his stepfather stabbed his mother then fatally shot himself.


West Virginia families clean up as flood watch remains

Families are trying to clean up after flooding continues to ravage parts of West Virginia.

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BET Awards delivers emotional tribute to Prince

The BET Awards promised and delivered a huge tribute to Prince. With Jennifer Hudson, Maxwell and Prince's former fiancée Sheila E making memorable performances.

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Friends hold party for teen entering hospice

Friends hold a party for 19-year-old Morgan Long of Duluth, Minnesota, she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and is entering hospice care.

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West Virginians pick up after deadly flood

Heavy flooding turned Ridgewood, West Virginia upside down last week. Residents came to Liberty Baptist Church pray on Sunday.