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When politics and beauty pageants collide

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:24am
Even beauty pageants are not exempt from the tensions of global politics, as two Miss Universe contestants learned. | PHOTOS: STUNNING COSTUMES
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Netanyahu's visit draws scrutiny

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:35am
White House doesn't plan to meet with the Prime Minister during his visit to speak to Congress. | NETANYAHU TO SPEAK 'WHILE THERE IS STILL TIME'
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Bomb suspect pleads not guilty

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:06am
When a suicide bomber detonated his truck outside Forward Operating Base Marez in Iraq in 2009, it wasn't the first time that type of attack killing U.S. soldiers took place. But the bombing took a different and disturbing turn when investigators determined it was facilitated not by militants on the battlefields of Iraq but out of one man's home just north of the United States.
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SAG Awards 2015: Winners list

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 11:42pm
The winners of the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are noted with an asterisk (*WINNER):
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Opinion: How officials decide when to close schools

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 11:22pm
Officials are faced with making a tricky call on whether it's safe to allow normal life to go on when a storm is coming.
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Hoax caller connected to U.K. prime minister

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 11:04pm
British Prime Minister David Cameron got an unexpected call from someone claiming to be one of the country's top spy chiefs.
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Kendrick Johnson's parents may face jail

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 11:04pm
Still seeking justice in their son's death, Kendrick Johnson's parents will face the justice system themselves Monday on misdemeanor charges related to a 2013 protest, their attorney said.
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Couple missing after responding to Craigslist ad

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 9:43pm
A Georgia couple went missing after leaving their home to respond to a Craigslist ad about a car.
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Terror group takes key city in predawn attack

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 9:06pm
Hundreds of Boko Haram gunmen on Sunday launched a predawn attack on the Nigerian city of Maiduguri and were locked in a fierce battle with government troops on the outskirts of the city, according to the military, residents and citizen vigilantes.
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Should U.S. pay ISIS ransoms?

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 8:55pm
CNN's Poppy Harlow talks with Robert Baer and Peter Bergen about countries possibly paying terrorists to release hostages.
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Photo shows slain protester

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 8:23pm
Sixteen people have been killed in protests marking the fourth anniversary of Egypt's revolution, officials say.
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Maher: 'American Sniper' is 'psychopath patriot'

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 7:28pm
Bill Maher criticized the movie "American Sniper" and deceased Navy Seal Chris Kyle calling him a "psychopath patriot."
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Who will win at SAG Awards tonight?

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 7:16pm
The nominations for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are in.
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New England Patriots coach: 'We followed rules'

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 4:08pm
Coach Bill Belichick insists that the Patriots organization did nothing wrong, as controversy continues over underinflated footballs used in last weekend's game.
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2 days, 2 failed attempts to raise AirAsia fuselage

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 3:38pm
On Sunday, a wire rope snapped as the fuselage reached the surface. The previous day, the wreckage cut through a strap connecting it to a big balloon.
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Obama in India: Best broments

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 3:01pm
U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are pals, if you haven't heard.
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Rare predator caught on camera

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 2:46pm
The CEO for the World Wildlife Fund spotted a rare black jaguar in Brazil's Juruena National Park.
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Iowa crowd gets glimpse of 2016 GOP contenders

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 1:50pm
The 2016 presidential race gets off to unofficial start with a marathon of speeches before a core group of caucus-goers. | PERRY, CHRISTIE SPEECHES INTERRUPTED
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Opinion: Dramatic doomsday warning

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 1:03pm
In a dramatic warning to the world, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced Thursday that the iconic Doomsday Clock has ticked forward by two minutes. This new setting of three minutes to midnight indicates "the probability of global catastrophe is very high," said Kennette Benedict, executive director of the Bulletin, which was founded by former Manhattan Project physicists after the atomic bombing of Japan.
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Dramatic video appears to show rocket blast

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 11:09am
Dramatic dashcam footage from Ukraine appears to show the moment a rocket nearly hit an on-coming motorist.
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