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Witness: 'I just saw the huge fireball'

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 8:46pm
Ted Maloney was one of the witnesses of the train derailment in Oxnard, California. He speaks with CNN's Erin Burnett about running in to help.
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Did taxpayers pay for his Katy Perry tickets?

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 8:33pm
CNN's Athena Jones takes a look at an AP investigation into whether Rep. Aaron Schock is using taxpayer or campaign funds for private use.
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No civil rights charges against Zimmerman

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 8:32pm
The U.S. Justice Department is set to decline to bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the February 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, two law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation said Tuesday.
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Teen hauls in 1,058-pound marlin

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 8:30pm
A teen caught a 1,058-pound marlin off the coast of Hawaii.
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This office has a giant ball pit for its employees

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 8:30pm
The team at design company Pearlfisher brainstorms in a 81,000-ball pit . CNN's Isa Soares has more.
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ISIS recruiting kids to be 'cubs of the caliphate'

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 8:17pm
Young people are increasingly being used as pawns in ISIS propaganda videos. CNN's Michael Holmes reports.
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From Scottish teen to ISIS bride and recruiter

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:58pm
On social media, Aqsa Mahmood exults the terrorist group's ideology and calls for attacks against the West. Investigators suspect she also helped lure three girls from the United Kingdom to Syria. FULL STORY
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Did Bowe Bergdahl's release hurt Kayla Mueller?

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:19pm
Kayla Mueller's family says that the Obama administration's negotiation for a different hostage might have hurt their chances to save Kayla's life.
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Missing girls probably in Syria now, police say

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:05pm
Three teenage British girls suspected of traveling from London to Turkey with the goal of joining ISIS are now believed to have made it to their target country, war-torn Syria, police said. FULL STORY
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New Pee-wee Herman project on Netflix?

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 6:59pm
I know you are excited about the new Pee-wee Herman film, but what am I?
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Opinion: American exceptionalism makes us dumb

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 6:57pm
Talk of American exceptionalism has become headline news, with loud sputtering from Rudy Giuliani, who suggested that President Barack Obama doesn't love America in the same way that the rest of us do. Giuliani wants to dwell on our exceptionalism -- the idea that we're different from other countries, and much better.
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Why there's no winter like a European winter

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 6:11pm
Europeans have dreamt up many definitions of cozy.
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Sean Penn causes Oscars stir

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 5:51pm
Between light-hearted moments like Benedict Cumberbatch taking a swig from a hip flask and Neil Patrick Harris parading on stage in his underwear, it was all about activism and controversial topics at the 87th Academy Awards.
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Grumpy TSA agents coming to your airport?

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 5:49pm
Congress has just 12 days until Department of Homeland Security funding runs out, and House Speaker John Boehner this weekend said he was "certainly" willing to let that happen.
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Wife of 'Sniper' knew 'something was up'

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 5:29pm
After eight days of testimony, the murder trial in the "American Sniper's"death has not answered the question that still haunts the families of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. FULL STORY
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Barack Obama's presidency in photos

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 5:19pm
A chronicle of the presidency of Barack Obama.
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34 amazing sports photos

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:55pm
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For these Hillary backers, things have changed

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:28pm
For a group with the chief purpose of helping to get Democratic women elected into higher office, Emily's List enters 2016 closer to the top prize -- the presidency -- than ever before, and with fewer restrictions than what faced political organization the last time Hillary Clinton ran.
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Photographer captures beauty around the world

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:14pm
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Best, worst and weirdest Oscar hosts

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:33pm
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