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Terror's horrific new front

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:15pm
"All around me my friends were lying injured and dead."
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12 best places to spend Christmas 2014

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:12pm
If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations and bitter family feuds, you may need to put the baubles back in the attic and plan a yuletide getaway.
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Gross: 'I'm free'

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:05pm
He spent more than 25 years traveling the world, helping people in more than 50 countries. But for the past five, Alan Gross had been stuck in a Cuban prison, losing his hope, health and more than 100 pounds.
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See a movie a day? AMC hopes so

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:47am
Could the Netflix model work for a movie theater chain? AMC Theaters will test that out with a pilot program.
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'The Simpsons'

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:45am
When crudely drawn animated shorts about a dysfunctional American family began appearing on Fox's "The Tracey Ullman Show" in 1987, nobody predicted the birth of a cultural phenomenon.
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Top Google search for 2014 is ...

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:35am
In 2013, people just wanted to know how to twerk. It was a more innocent time. This year, people wanted to know if they had Ebola.
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Obamas: Everyday racism affects us

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:30am
They're the most powerful couple in the country but President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama say they're sometimes still treated like the help.
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Little prince makes people do this

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:21am
See what sold ROYALLY after Prince George wore them! CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the 17-month-old trendsetter.
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They put WHAT in charity kettle?

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:16am
This season Salvation Army has received some very unique donations. CNN affiliate WKMG has more.
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'Clifford' author dies at 86

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:04am
Norman Bridwell, the creator of "Clifford the Big Red Dog," has died, according to his publisher, Scholastic.
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Did UVA rapist actually exist?

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:56am
He's the man Jackie, the alleged victim of a gang rape, said lured her to his room. But accounts from some of Jackie's friends raise questions about whether he existed.
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Judge: Obama immigration move illegal

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:50am
A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled Tuesday that President Barack Obama's move to halt deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants violates the Constitution -- but it's not clear that the ruling will have any immediate impact.
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Who are Pakistani Taliban?

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:34am
While its recent attack on a military school in Peshawar, Pakistan brought international outrage, the Pakistani Taliban has long taken credit for an extensive list of assaults on civilians and the military in the country's largely-ungoverned tribal areas along the Afghan border -- and further afield.
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Bubba Watson unveils rap video

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:33am
Bubba Watson might be more accustomed to targeting a hole in one but the Christmas No.1 record appears to be his more immediate goal after the golfer revealed his latest music video.
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What do militants want?

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:33am
The scene was horrifying. Gunmen stalked through the school, shooting children as they cowered under benches and booby-trapping buildings with homemade explosives.
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Horrifying details

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:32am
They were in classes or taking tests. Wearing their green blazers and white shirts, some of the students sat listening to a lecture.
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Detained Americans: Facts

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:29am
Here's a look at some recent cases of foreign governments detaining U.S. citizens. For more information about other missing Americans, see Robert Levinson Fast Facts or POW/MIA in Iraq and Afghanistan Fast Facts.
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Vergara stuns costar's husband

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:15am
When Sofia Vergara's boyfriend starred in "Magic Mike" she thought it would be fun, but then the injuries came.
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She put off cancer test, got sad news

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:15am
A new mother who put off cancer scans while pregnant finds she has inoperable cancer. CNN affiliate KETV reports.
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What is band doing with samurai sword?

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:12am
Meet KOA=S, a band of spellbinding musicians fusing Japanese cultural icons against a backdrop of rock and musical theater.
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