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Why do we even have a leap year? (Get ready to do some math)

February 29th, Leap Day, occurs once every four years, bringing with it all sorts of unique myths, superstitions and yes, even its fair share of movies and TV shows.

US men's national team tells soccer federation women's pay should be tripled

Over a decade after President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, women still make less than men. CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich speaks with Ledbetter and looks at why we still have a long way to go.

Houston water main break causes major flooding, submerging cars and filling streets

A major water main that provides half of Houston's water supply burst while repairs were being made, causing public school closures.

5 things to know for February 28: Coronavirus, Taliban, immigration, Syria, Michigan

A spa in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, has drawn in Harry Potter fans with its magical touches from J.K. Rowling's books.

5 things to know for February 28: Coronavirus, Taliban, immigration, Syria, Michigan

As airstrikes continue to ravage life in Syria, a family just outside of Turkey's border are living in an underground cave to stay safe.

Teacher of the year suspended for showing students a picture of her fiancée wins $100,000 settlement

Texas art teacher Stacy Bailey, who was on paid leave after talking about "her future wife" in class, reached a $100,000 settlement with the Mansfield Independent School District last week, her attorney said.

5 things to know for February 28: Coronavirus, Taliban, immigration, Syria, Michigan

Lake effect snow continues to batter areas of upstate New York with blizzard conditions. Hazardous travel is expected as strong winds lead to blowing snow and reduced visibility.

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Formula E leader Mitch Evans says motor sport is in 'unique era of change'

Following his win in the Mexico City ePrix, Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Mitch Evans is the Formula E championship leader. Can he maintain his lead in Marrakech?

Triple Olympic champion Sun Yang handed eight-year ban

Christina Macfarlane takes a brief look at the history of doping in sport, including what forms of doping have been performed and which sports have suffered from it.

David Beckham reflects on newly formed Inter Miami's 'long, tough journey'

Inter Miami owner David Beckham reflects on the newly formed club's "long, tough journey" from being announced to its fruition in Major League Soccer.

Five-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova retires from tennis

Five-time grand slam singles winner Maria Sharapova is retiring from tennis. The 32-year-old made the announcement in Vanity Fair on February 26.

Bayern Munich fans protest at Champions League ticket prices

Former Bayern Munich and Real Madrid midfielder Hamit Altintop speaks to Alex Thomas about the big 2020 Champions League clash between Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

Like 'falling off the face of the earth,' says kayaker Dane Jackson after dropping down 134-foot waterfall

Would you kayak down a 134-foot waterfall? Dane Jackson is the first person ever to kayak down the Salto del Maule waterfall in Chile.

Madison Bumgarner reveals he's been competing in rodeos under the alias 'Mason Saunders'

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Madison Bumgarner admitted to using an alias to compete in team-roping rodeo competitions.

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Justin Timberlake weighs in on Girl Scout cookie debate

Justin Timberlake started a fierce debate on social media when he declared Samoas to be his favorite Girl Scout cookies over Thin Mints.

Sofia Vergara joins 'America's Got Talent' as a judge

Actress Sofia Vergara signed on with "America's Got Talent" as a judge just as the Emmy-winning show "Modern Family" airs its final season.

David Beckham saved a sweet Victoria Beckham keepsake

David Beckham appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" and shared details from when he first asked out his wife Victoria Beckham in 1997.

Gwyneth Paltrow, star of 'Contagion,' is taking her coronavirus worries seriously

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers questions on the novel coronavirus, including how the virus spreads and precautions to take to avoid getting sick.

Kim Kardashian West appears to throw a punch at her sister, Kourtney Kardashian

E! released a clip for the new season of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" that appears to show Kim Kardashian West getting into an argument with sister Kourtney and throwing a punch.

Pete Davidson knew it was 'over' with Ariana Grande after Mac Miller died

SNL's Pete Davidson revealed Mac Miller's death as a factor in the end of his engagement with Ariana Grande.

Ashley Judd, Rosanna Arquette and others react to Weinstein verdict

Rosanna Arquette, one of the more than 80 women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, reacts to the disgraced film producer's conviction. Watch "Full Circle" every weeknight at 5pm E.T.

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How Trump and his Fox News allies are infecting the public trust amid coronavirus concerns

CNN's Brian Stelter discusses how President Trump's media allies are downplaying the coronavirus.

JCPenney is closing six more stores

Everyone has heard the headlines: the retail apocalypse is here; online shopping has replaced traditional stores. But it turns out that's not what's actually going on. Here's the truth behind the headlines.

Elon Musk's brother wants to transform farming

Kimbal Musk is expanding his urban farm start-up in a bid shake up the fresh produce industry.

Former Trump economist: Coronavirus could 'absolutely' spark global recession if not contained

Former White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett says "you're absolutely looking at a recession" if the coronavirus is not contained.

$3.4 trillion has been wiped out of the stock market in a week

US stocks faced another sharp selloff as worries about coronavirus mounted, with the three main indexes dragged into correction territory and on track for their worst week since the financial crisis. CNN's Alison Kosik reports.

Dow falls 1,191 points -- the most in history

A stock market correction, or a 10% decline from a recent high, can scare investors. CNN's Christine Romans explains why corrections are part of a healthy market.

Shark Tank host loses $400,000 in a scam

"Shark Tank" star Barbara Corcoran said she lost almost $400,000 in an email scam.

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US Politics

Sanders spokeswoman says she misspoke after distorting Bloomberg's health record

Bernie Sanders' national press secretary Briahna Joy Gray said the questioning of the 78-year-old Democratic presidential candidate's health and requests for further medical records "were reminiscent of a smear campaign."

Top Pentagon policy official resigns at Trump's request

The Pentagon's top policy official is expected to depart his post soon, according to two sources familiar with the matter. John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon, lost support among senior national security leadership and has been asked for his resignation, one of the sources said.

5 takeaways from CNN's town halls with Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar

During a CNN town hall in Nevada, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) addressed the need for gun reform and spoke about her "saddest day in Washington."

Buttigieg slams Trump: My marriage never involved sending 'hush money to a porn star'

During a CNN town hall in Nevada, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg discusses conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh's attack on Buttigieg's sexuality.

Buttigieg recalls time he tried to use three languages to help a family at a protest

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg shared a story at the CNN Town Hall in Nevada about how he tried to use his foreign language skills to help a family caught in the middle of a protest.

Donald Trump and his pardon triangle

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

Trump's pardon spree deepens crisis gripping American justice

President Trump issued a series of pardons and commutations that included former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., former New York City police chief Bernie Kerik and junk bond king Michael Milken. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.

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China's changed how it counts virus cases three times now. Here's why

Laurie Garrett, an expert on pandemics and author of "Ebola: Story of an Outbreak," spoke to CNN's Bianca Nobilo about what she thinks is behind the spike in novel coronavirus cases in China.

A woman took 550 times the usual dose of LSD, with surprisingly positive consequences

Psychiatrists are now considering the benefits of LSD and other psychedelic drugs in treatment. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

After CDC confirms the first US coronavirus case of 'unknown' origin, it sends out new testing guidelines

A California resident who contracted novel coronavirus might be the first case of "community spread," the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why it matters.

With mom and daughters out of coronavirus quarantine, a Wisconsin family is happy to be together again

A Wisconsin family is finally reunited after Samuel Roth's wife and daughters spent weeks on lockdown in Wuhan, China, then under quarantine in California.

Americans evacuated from a quarantined cruise ship get stuck on buses with no bathrooms and fly 10 hours in cargo planes

Karey Maniscalco was among more than 300 American passengers who were evacuated from the novel coronavirus-struck Diamond Princess ship in Japan.

An American evacuated from Japan on a US charter flight says she didn't know people on the plane had tested positive for coronavirus until it landed

More than 300 Americans quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship for almost two weeks finally head home, but their journey back to the US has been riddled with one ordeal after another. CNN's Will Ripley has more.

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Social Media-Technology

A high school student created a fake 2020 candidate. Twitter verified it

A 17-year-old convinced Twitter to verify a fake candidate for Congress. Here's how he did it and why it matters ahead of the 2020 political cycle.

You may have to wait for your next gadget: Electronics makers can't get parts quickly enough

US stocks have been selling off around the world as investors fret about the spread of the coronavirus. CNN's Christine Romans reports.

These startups raised billions and then laid off thousands. Workers are shocked and frustrated

Here's what you should know about SoftBank, the Japanese tech company that has pumped billions of dollars into Silicon Valley companies like Uber, Slack, DoorDash and WeWork.

US Supreme Court denies Apple's bid to avoid paying $440 million damages in patent fight

In a CNBC interview, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett explains why he got rid of the flip phone he's had for years.

Microsoft hopes its technology will help Americans trust voting again

Microsoft teamed up with a small Wisconsin town to test its cutting edge election security system called ElectionGuard. The tech giant says it can thwart hackers and help win back voters' trust in elections. Here's how.

How TikTok became a hitmaker for the music industry

Matthew Wilder's 1983 hit "Break My Stride" is climbing charts again almost four decades later. Here's how TikTok is having a big impact on the music industry.

A jetpack company just reached a major milestone in our quest to fly like Iron Man

The team at Jetman Dubai has built a jet-powered, carbon fiber wingsuit that can launch a human into the air from the ground.

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