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Charles Manson licensed to wed

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 1:40pm
Notorious killer Charles Manson and his fiancee, who already considers herself his wife, have gotten a marriage license, a source close to the couple told CNN.
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School accused of 'poverty porn'

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 1:38pm
A charity uses fictitious accounts of beaten and abandoned Native American children to raise money.
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The cultural, regional and generational roots of spanking

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 1:19pm
The indictment of NFL star Adrian Peterson on child abuse charges has led to a robust debate about whether hitting, spanking or any other form of corporal punishment is justified and effective in dealing with children.
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'Criminal' twist in World Cup scandal

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:31pm
The bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has taken a new twist as football's world governing body FIFA lodged a criminal complaint with the Swiss judiciary Tuesday.
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FBI: Va. woman recruited for ISIS

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:19pm
CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports on a woman who the FBI officials say may have worked as an ISIS recruiter.
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What Kim Kardashian got wrong

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:09pm
Chances are you've either heard about or seen the photos of Kim Kardashian posing nude for Paper Magazine. The intention was to "break the Internet" with the provocative photos of Kardashian baring it all. While I was disappointed that Kardashian chose to use nude photos of herself for the occasion, I was even more disappointed to hear all the mean comments and disparaging articles written about her.
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Peterson reaches plea deal in abuse case

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:59am
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has accepted a plea deal after being charged with child abuse.
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Some of sports' biggest suspensions

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:58am
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Peterson suspended for season; no pay

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:57am
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson learned Tuesday he will be suspended without pay for the rest of the 2014 NFL season, according to an NFL statement.
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Another assault claim against Cosby

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:50am
Joan Tarshis tells CNN that Bill Cosby assaulted her 45 years ago, when she was 19. Meanwhile, Cosby has repeatedly said allegations against him of sexual assault are untrue.
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Experts: No third intifada yet

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:30am
Yasser Arafat is gone.
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Palestinian reaction

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:30am
PLO executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi reacts to the attack in Jerusalem.
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Horrific images inside synagogue

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:28am
Graphic video shows the aftermath of the killing of four rabbis in Jerusalem. Viewer discretion is advised.
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Japan to hold snap elections

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:54am
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for snap parliamentary elections for next month, following news that the country had slipped into a recession.
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Pumping life into 'ghost stations'

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:51am
London's 'ghost stations' are a paradise for urban explorers, daredevils who compete for the most spectacular photos of their visits to the abandoned labyrinths that stretch under the capital.
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CNN Hero of the Year named today

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:24am
They protect lions, teach music to injured soldiers and open new worlds to autistic youth.
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Waterfalls draw back thrill-seekers

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 9:58am
Spray from Victoria Falls hits the faces of tourists and locals as they look down at Africa's most famous waterfall. The water acts as a wake-up call, but this spectacular sight is no dream.
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This will change our energy future

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 9:42am
The agreement between President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is the most important advance in the several decades-long history of international climate negotiations. It has been greeted with rage by those in Congress whose positions on the science are denialist or evasive ("I am not a scientist"). Their criticisms are specious and predictable.
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New passport too cool to stamp

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 9:16am
Beautifully designed new travel document reveals image of Northern Lights when placed under UV light.
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Class about Beyonce causes stir

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 8:50am
Kevin Allred, a professor in Rutgers University, has caused a stir by teaching a class on feminism based on Beyonce.
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