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FARC rebels end ceasefire

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:42pm
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia -- or FARC -- who have been engaged in peace talks with the Colombian government for more than two-and-a-half years, has lifted the unilateral ceasefire it announced in December, the rebel group announced Friday.
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In 1932, Amelia Earhart crossed the Atlantic alone

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:01pm
In 1932, American aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone.
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Ireland votes on gay marriage

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:05pm
Irish voters were choosing Friday whether to change the country's constitution to allow same-sex marriage.
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Clinton emails released

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:30pm
The State Department could release its first round of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State as early as Friday, offering a new look at her handling of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
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Meet the beach read queens

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:36pm
These are the books that make readers want to escape. Their covers beckon with tranquil beach and lakeside scenes: endless layers of blue sky and water divided by a strip of sand, dotted with brightly colored flip-flops and umbrellas.
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What's China really planning?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:10pm
China has been busy building -- and it is worrying some of its regional neighbors. Since early 2014, China has undertaken widespread land reclamation and construction in the Spratly Islands, in the South China Sea, at seven known locations. The work has involved converting several formerly submerged reefs into artificial islands, and increasing the size of other features many times over. Now, the country is building military facilities, including large ports and at least one airstrip, on these new outposts.
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HS student has 8 degrees

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:02pm
Joshua Chari, 16, is slated to receive gubernatorial honors for pocketing eight associate degrees before graduating high school.
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Stranded in horrific conditions

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:55am
Iraqi refugees scrambling to flee from ISIS-controlled Ramadi end up stranded in a sandstorm without shelter. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
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Dealing with rusty barrels turned into bombs

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:53am
Plumbers, postmen and teachers join up to become a rescue team, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports. FULL STORY
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Hundreds of NK spies in U.S.?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:36am
Looking at the poison pens and torch guns, you would be forgiven for thinking you were on a James Bond set. But these weapons are real and are still part of the arsenal of North Korean spies.
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Blast reported at Shiite mosque

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:09am
An explosion rocked a mosque Friday in eastern Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Press Agency reported -- a mosque serving Shiite Muslims in a majority Sunni country, social media posts from purported witnesses say.
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Nightmare dental procedures done on kids

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 9:04am
A Florida dentist is accused of harming children while collecting millions of dollars for unwanted procedures. CNN's Victor Blackwell is Keeping Them Honest.
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Is Putin's rumored girlfriend pregnant?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 9:04am
The former gymnast who is alleged to be Russian President Putin's girlfriend sparked pregnancy rumors when she appeared at an event wearing a billowy dress. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.
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Have tissues ready for 'Batkid Begins'

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 8:22am
Get your tissues ready.
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Wow! Neville Longbottom is all grown up

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 8:14am
Matthew Lewis, who starred as the lumpy Neville Longbottom in the "Harry Potter" films, has toned up considerably as an adult. A new fashion spread in "Attitude" magazine features photos of the former child actor wearing very little fashion.
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World's most marketable athlete is

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 8:14am
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China warns U.S. surveillance plane

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 8:08am
The Chinese navy issued warnings eight times as a U.S. surveillance plane on Wednesday swooped over islands that Beijing is using to extend its zone of influence.
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UK man gets life in U.S. soldier's death

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 8:05am
A UK court sentenced a London taxi driver to life in prison Friday for the 2007 murder of a U.S. soldier in Iraq.
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Jay Z and Beyonce's activism: Real or PR?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 8:03am
Music's first family, Mr. and Mrs. Shawn "Jay Z" Carter — that is Jay Z and Beyonce -- have been on quite the philanthropic streak, blurring the distinction between entertainer and saint.
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