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NBA star criticized for Rice tweets

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:27pm
Indiana Pacers star Paul George has come under fire for his "thoughtless" tweets that supported Ray Rice.
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Stephen A. Smith: NFL chief should keep job

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:09pm
CNN's Jake Tapper talks to host Stephen A. Smith about the Ray Rice video and the National Organization for Women.
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L.A. is money laundering 'epicenter'

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:57pm
Los Angeles is known as the nation's capital of many things. Entertainment. Gangs. Even the creative capital of the world.
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Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:31pm
A CIA assessment puts the number of ISIS fighters at up to 31,500, more than three times the number previously estimated, an agency spokesman told CNN on Thursday.
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Obama's ISIS plan is full of holes

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:18pm
U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to expand the military campaign against ISIS terrorists into Syria, and to boost American backing for rebels fighting Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, represents a grave escalation that risks dragging the U.S. and its allies into an open-ended regional war.
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Critics: Don't follow Yemen model

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:04pm
When President Barack Obama said that U.S. strategy to combat the terror group ISIS could follow the models of strikes in Yemen and Somalia, it drew a swift rebuttal from some top Republicans.
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What did NFL know -- and when?

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:46pm
By now, you've likely seen the shocking video -- professional football player Ray Rice punching his future wife out cold in an Atlantic City casino elevator and dragging her limp body out. There's been so much to this saga, much of it developing very quickly every day this week. The latest is that the NFL has hired former FBI director Robert Mueller to lead an investigation into how the league handled the case involving the ex-Baltimore Ravens' running back. We have to say former because Rice was fired this week.
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Why Ebola can't be stopped

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:45pm
Contact tracing works only if you have a list of victims' contacts and their addresses. The system in West Africa is "in shambles."
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50 years of Bond

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:33pm
It's been 60 years since the first James Bond book, and last October marked 50 years of James Bond films. Look back at highlights of the character's career.
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Jaws actor in Bond films dies

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:11pm
Richard Kiel, the actor best known for playing the James Bond villain "Jaws," died Wednesday at a California hospital, St. Agnes Medical Center spokeswoman Kelley Sanchez said.
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2012: Kiel on success of James Bond

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:13pm
Actor Richard Kiel, who played "Jaws" in the James Bond films, reflects on the success of the movies in a 2012 interview.
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McCain: I was right! Say you're sorry

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:07pm
The Arizona conservative says ISIS gains have proved him right in opposing the complete U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq.
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New Batmobile is armed and ready

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:00pm
The Batmobile has come a long way from flashing lights and tail fins.
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Dad of 5 slain kids known to authorities

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 5:51pm
South Carolina social workers were familiar with Timothy Jones Jr. long before police accused him of killing his five children and dumping them off a dirt road in Alabama, according to documents from the state Department of Social Services.
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Did Obama sell his ISIS strategy?

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 5:14pm
CNN asked for views on President Obama's speech, in which he outlined his administration's plans for addressing the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), including a campaign of airstrikes and a call for Congress to provide additional authority and resources to train and equip opposition fighters in Syria.
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Hawks owner's email racist, or business?

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:56pm
Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson is offering to sell his stake in the team, after allegations of racism.
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W.H. on McCain, Carney spat

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:15pm
Press Secretary Josh Earnest comments on a tense exchange on CNN between Sen. John McCain and Jay Carney.
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Clooney to visit 'Downton Abbey'

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:15pm
George Clooney will soon be a brief part of "Downton Abbey," and for a good cause.
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Witnesses: Brown put his hands up

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:47pm
Two contractors, shown at left, describe seeing Michael Brown with his hands up as he was gunned down by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
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'Why does he get to hit her?'

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 2:55pm
You know why she stays? Sometimes it's because she looks in the mirror and sees a stranger staring back at her. Eyes devoid of spirit. No remnants of a smile anywhere on her face. A blank, colorless mask covering the strong, independent person she used to be. She has no idea who she is anymore. Everything she thought she knew about herself has been stripped. She knows only the screams of condemnation. "You're no good. You're stupid. You're selfish. Who else could ever love you?"
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