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A hotel 34 miles from land: Frying Pan Tower

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:52am
Frying Pan Tower is an iconic ocean bed and breakfast that is part of the growing trend of off-the-grid travel.
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Has reality TV gone too far?

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:34am
From rescuing cats from trees to wrestling funeral home employees, CNN's Lisa France looks at whether reality TV has reached an all time low.
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ISIS destroys more ancient shrines

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:32am
ISIS fighters have destroyed two ancient Muslim shrines in the ancient oasis city of Palmyra, the Syrian government confirmed Wednesday, in the latest act of cultural vandalism by the Sunni extremists.
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Hospitalized by skinny jeans?

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:27am
Skinny jeans could leave you weak in the knees, literally.
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Speed trap warning backfires on this guy

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:25am
A Seattle man was fined for a speed trap warning sign that contained words that police say made it illegal. KOMO's Lindsay Cohen reports.
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Photos: Beauty of Palmyra ruins

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:16am
Palmyra has stood since the second millennium B.C. and features some of the most advanced architecture of the period. See pictures of the ancient ruins.
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ISIS dad of boy in vile photo killed

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:15am
Two of Australia's most infamous terrorists who left Australia to fight for ISIS have been killed, a close relative said.
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U.S. sending tanks to Europe

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:13am
The U.S. military will be sending dozens of tanks, Bradley armored fighting vehicles and self-propelled howitzers to the Baltics and Eastern Europe in response to Russian actions in Ukraine.
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5 things to start your day

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:05am
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been so quiet, but the Boston bomber could speak at his sentencing today. The Confederate flag is disappearing from one business after another. And in a major turnabout, the United States may well negotiate with terrorists.
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Rare access to China's restive far west

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 6:55am
Understanding a person means understanding the surrounding context, which is why Raphael Fournier captures both with his camera lens.
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KKK recruitment fliers outrage neighborhood

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 6:53am
Residents in Rockdale County, Georgia found KKK recruitment fliers in their driveways. CNN affiliate WSB reports.
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'Family Feud' answer turns heads

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 6:52am
Actor Anthony Anderson's mother had a very interesting answer to a very strange question on ABC's "Celebrity Family Feud."
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France acts on U.S. spying report

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 6:48am
France won't tolerate "any action jeopardizing its security and the protection of its interests," the country's Defense Council said Wednesday in the wake of reports that the United States spied on President Francois Hollande and two of his predecessors.
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Are there similarities between white supremacists and ISIS?

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 6:33am
Is domestic terrorism worse than ISIS? CNN's Sara Sidner compares these two topics.
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Graham: 'God help South Carolina' if flag stays put

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 6:32am
Sen. Lindsey Graham says South Carolina will face harsh consequences if the state's legislature does not vote to take down the Confederate flag.
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'Eight Is Enough' dad dies

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 5:52am
Dick Van Patten, the hard-working actor who was perhaps best known as the newspaper columnist dad on the 1970s series "Eight Is Enough," has died. He was 86.
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Mysterious stone face found etched in a cliff

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 5:28am
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'Simpsons' guide to satirizing Islam

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 5:01am
In the latest salvo of anti-Islamic cartoons aimed at the Muslim community, Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders on Wednesday plans to display images of the Prophet Mohammed on Netherlands television.
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Is this the site of the Ark of the Covenant?

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 3:22am
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Contents of 1815 time capsule revealed

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 3:22am
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