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Plans for Vietnam 'sky forest' unveiled

Top National News Headlines - November 15, 2017 - 3:51am
The architect behind some of Asia's most recognizable buildings has unveiled plans for a new skyscraper that he hopes will change the face of Vietnam's largest city. Featuring an observation deck and an urban garden hundreds of feet above the ground, Ole Scheeren's latest project will be built in central Ho Chi Minh City. CNN has been given an exclusive first look at the project.
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Humans caged, lions roam free

Top National News Headlines - November 15, 2017 - 1:39am
The Monarto Zoo in Australia features a caged enclosure that allows visitors to walk into the middle of a lion's den.
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How women's progress is boosting men

Top National News Headlines - November 15, 2017 - 1:28am
Shifting views on marriage, paired with increased access to education and employment for many women, has helped society shake loose from some antiquated ideas on how "traditional" families should be structured. (Hot tip: there's no "right" way to be a family.)
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Louis C.K. never asked us to admire him

Top National News Headlines - November 15, 2017 - 12:31am
Fitfully conscious, on his deathbed in 2005, Nobel laureate Saul Bellow turned to his friend Eugene Goodheart and inquired: "Was I a man or was I jerk?" His seeming concern for whether he would be best remembered for his art or his life was well-founded. He had a Nobel, a Pulitzer and three National Book Awards in the bag, though his personal reputation featured a series of publicized divorces, vertiginous affairs, friendship-ending intellectual feuds and a rocky paternal record with his children.
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Creating the world's best bar

Top National News Headlines - November 14, 2017 - 11:24pm
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Defector begs China to free his family

Top National News Headlines - November 14, 2017 - 11:19pm
A North Korean defector is begging the Chinese government to free his wife and son after they were detained by Chinese authorities while attempting to flee from North Korea. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
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Ex-worker: Moore on mall watch list

Top National News Headlines - November 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
CNN's Gary Tuchman speaks to a man who worked at the local mall in Roy Moore's hometown who says Moore was on a mall watch list because he was "bothering girls in the mall."
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Anderson Cooper calls out Sessions' selective memory

Top National News Headlines - November 14, 2017 - 5:39pm
During a contentious House judiciary hearing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified that he remembers the meeting with George Papadopoulos, but his memory about conversations is limited.
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J.J. Abrams gave Jimmy Kimmel an epic gift

Top National News Headlines - November 14, 2017 - 5:29pm
Jimmy Kimmel has some pretty heroic friends.
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Grassley calls WikiLeaks exchanges with Trump Jr. 'innocuous'

Top National News Headlines - November 14, 2017 - 2:46pm
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said Tuesday that he considers the Twitter messages between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks to be "very innocuous," and the exchanges don't make him any more likely to bring in the President's eldest son for a public hearing.
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Women of Congress share #MeToo stories

Top National News Headlines - November 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
In the wake of wider discussion about sexual harassment and assault, female members of Congress are sharing their own stories.
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Military widow's poignant gender reveal

Top National News Headlines - November 14, 2017 - 12:53pm
Cassie Lohrey found out that she was pregnant a week after burying her husband, Navy corpsman Ryan Lohrey.
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Get to know Abu Dhabi's newest cultural monument

Top National News Headlines - November 14, 2017 - 10:52am
In a city full of skyscrapers, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is a striking addition. Built on its own man-made island, the museum's centerpiece dome -- 180 meters wide and weighing almost as much as the Eiffel Tower -- is visible for miles.
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Jordin Sparks is married and pregnant

Top National News Headlines - November 14, 2017 - 9:02am
"American Idol" alum Jordin Sparks has been keeping secrets.
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'Wonder Woman 2' is coming out earlier

Top National News Headlines - November 14, 2017 - 7:19am
Christmas 2019 will be coming a bit earlier for "Wonder Woman 2" fans.
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Jupiter and Venus meet in the sky

Top National News Headlines - November 14, 2017 - 5:09am
NASA reports that Jupiter and Venus have briefly moved toward each other. At their closest point, the planets were 0.3 degrees apart.
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