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Douglas McAuthur McCain

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:41pm
He was a basketball-loving kid from the Midwest who turned into a jihadi fighting terrorists in Syria -- and dying there.
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Florida gay marriage ban struck down

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:39pm
Gay and lesbian rights advocates continued their undefeated run Thursday when a federal judge ruled Florida's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional -- though he didn't go so far to allow such marriages as to take place right away.
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New ISIS battle video released

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:40pm
CNN's Jim Sciutto takes a look at new ISIS video that shows a deadly battle take place.
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How Uzi accident happened

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:24pm
Tom Foreman looks at how a 9-year-old girl in Arizona accidentally shot and killed her gun range shooting instructor.
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ISIS growing more capable

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:21pm
U.S. officials and experts say ISIS uses increasingly impressive tactics and "uncanny" discipline. Brian Todd reports.
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Why Utah cops killed unarmed man

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:36pm
Protestors in Salt Lake City say police are withholding evidence from the public in the shooting death of Dillon Taylor.
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F-15 fighter jet crashes in Virginia

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:29pm
An Air National Guard F-15C fighter jet has crashed in Virginia's Augusta County, National Guard and local sheriff's officials said.
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Miley's 'homeless' date faces arrest

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:16pm
The young man Miley Cyrus chose to represent homeless youths at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday faces arrest in Oregon, a corrections official said.
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Nine things to know about Ebola

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:51pm
Hundreds of people are dead as the worst Ebola virus outbreak in history sweeps through West Africa.
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Myths making it worse?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:51pm
More than 1,200 people have died as the deadliest ever outbreak of Ebola takes hold in West Africa, but despite information campaigns, fear is spreading even more quickly than the virus itself.
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Should a 9-year-old shoot an Uzi?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:50pm
Isha Sesay speaks to an NRA certified gun instructor about an accident in which a 9-year-old killed her gun instructor.
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What would Reagan do about ISIS?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:02pm
Newt Gingrich wonders how Ronald Reagan would have led during the current ISIS threat
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Solar system is inside bubble?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:56pm
Ever feel like you're living in a bubble? You are. Our whole solar system is, say space scientists, who published work last month corroborating its existence. And, oh, what a bubble it is! 300 light years long. And about a million degrees hot.
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15-year-old shines at U.S. Open

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:55pm
After shocking the tennis world at the U.S. Open, teen sensation Catherine "Cici" Bellis has set her sights on Ellen DeGeneres' couch.
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Vanessa Williams hit with tax lien

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:41pm
The IRS filed a tax lien against Vanessa Williams, saying the singer-actress owes the federal government $369,249 for her 2011 earnings.
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What really happened to Tony Soprano

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:12pm
For the past seven years, the final scene of "The Sopranos" has had viewers and fans scratching their heads over what the heck happened. It was perhaps the most divisive series finale of all time, leading legions of people to think their televisions went out and spawning a plethora of close readings of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'."
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Captive's mother makes plea to ISIS

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:58pm
Shirley Sotloff says her son, Steven Sotloff, who was in the video showing the beheading of another journalist, should be spared.
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Does U.S. Navy need 'Ghost' boat?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:42pm
A small, American high-tech company built a $10 million prototype stealth ship to protect U.S. troops from terrorists. Why isn't the Pentagon buying it?
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World's biggest record collection

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:16pm
Zero Freitas began collecting records as a boy. Now he has 5 million records stored in three locations and he plans to make them publicly available.
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1 in 3 Mexicans wants to come to U.S.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:02pm
A new survey about preferences and trends in Mexico concludes that one out of every three Mexicans would migrate to the United States if given the opportunity. The survey published Tuesday by the Washington-based Pew Research Center also says that of the 34% of Mexicans who indicated they would like to move to the U.S., 17% "would do so without authorization," meaning without legal documents.
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