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Wed, 09/10/2014 - 6:13am
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday to endorse the new Iraqi government hours before President Barack Obama will address the American people about his strategy for combating ISIS militants.
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Ukraine: Most Russian troops retreated

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 5:29am
Some 70% of the Russian troops believed to have been in Ukraine have withdrawn back across the border, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said, according to the national news agency Ukrinform.
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ISIS, ISIL or Islamic State?

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 4:23am
Is it ISIL, ISIS or Islamic State?
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Ice bucket pranksters ID'd

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 2:58am
Police have identified those involved in an incident in which the ice bucket challenge trend was used to trick an autistic teenager into being drenched with a bucket of urine, feces and spit.
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Hawks GM accused of racist comments

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 2:53am
Another top Atlanta Hawks official is facing accusations of racism just days after the team's owner said he would sell his stake in the franchise after a racially charged email came to light.
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'Gone With the Wind' exhibt opens

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:55pm
Like her green curtain dress, Scarlett O'Hara may be slightly tattered and worn, but she refuses to become a relic of the past.
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Missing children

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:55pm
Five children, ages 1 to 8, reported missing from South Carolina last week, were found dead in Alabama on Tuesday, authorities said.
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Obama: I have authority to strike ISIS

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:58pm
President Barack Obama told congressional leaders on Tuesday he has the authority to carry out his planned strategy against ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria without authorization from legislators, but he asked for their support to show the nation was united.
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National security hawks: Bomb ISIS leaders

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:51pm
On the eve of President Obama's speech laying out his strategy to combat the terror group ISIS, national security hawks are demanding the United States authorize airstrikes against the group's leaders.
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Discovering lost isles of South Pacific

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:20pm
Following the trails of the great explorers, a once-a-year cruise visits untouched islands and never-snorkeled reefs.
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Twitter: Looking into terror threats

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:09pm
ISIS is targeting Twitter employees for shutting down and suspending their accounts. CNN's Pamela Brown reports.
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What's special about Apple Watch?

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:05pm
Apple announced its long-awaited smartwatch with a customizable display. It has a magnetic charges, fitness apps -- oh, and it tells time, too.
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Ray Rice

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:05pm
Ray Rice is out of a job. An increasing number of critics think National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, the man in charge of disciplining the star player, should be next.
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Poll could spell trouble for Dems

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:03pm
Eight weeks before the midterm elections, a new CNN/ORC International poll shows that voters in key geographic regions favor Republican candidates heading into November, highlighting significant challenges for Democrats trying to protect half a dozen vulnerable Senate seats and ultimately control of the chamber.
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Adam Carolla settles podcast suit

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:20pm
Comedian Adam Carolla settled a lawsuit Tuesday filed by a former friend of 30 years who claimed he had been cheated out of his share of Carolla's popular podcast.
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How did Briton turn suicide bomber?

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:02pm
Abdul Waheed Majeed first hit the headlines in 1982. A faded clipping from his hometown newspaper in Crawley, just outside London, carried a photo of the then 10-year-old clutching his pet cat "Billy." The full-page report, titled "Cat On A Hot Roof" told how young Majeed raced into the burning wreckage of his mother's corner store and rescued his furry friend.
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Rights group: Soldiers rape Somali girls

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:59pm
African Union soldiers stationed in Somalia have raped and sexually exploited women and girls on their military bases, Human Rights Watch says in a new report.
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House Republicans turn to Dick Cheney

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:58pm
A day before President Barack Obama lays out his strategy to counter the ISIS terror threat, House Republicans sought the counsel of Dick Cheney, a key architect of the Iraq War.
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Dad drowns trying to save kids

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:20pm
A father drowned in Lake Erie while attempting to save his son and son's friend. CNN affiliate WXYZ reports.
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GOP candidate backs gay marriage

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:14pm
In her Senate bid in Oregon, Republican Monica Wehby enlisted the help of a prominent gay rights activist to unveil her support for same-sex marriage.
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