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U.S. considers adding military advisers

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:06pm
The Obama administration is thinking about sending additional military advisers to Iraq as it ramps up efforts to consider how to get thousands of Yazidi Iraqis off Sinjar Mountain and how to boost the capabilities of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
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Can Rand Paul make up his mind?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:47pm
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is giving people whiplash. In the last month, he has shifted, flip-flopped and pandered so strikingly on a range of positions and statements that it makes you wonder whether he has suddenly developed a deep disregard for his own convictions, or never had any to begin with.
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'Heroic' mission saves Yazidis from ISIS

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:41pm
Iraqi air force and Kurdish fighters carried out a dramatic rescue, taking supplies to desperate Yazidis and ferrying a handful of people out. CNN's Ivan Watson was there.
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Palestinians rush to rebuild in Gaza

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:39pm
With just 72 hours of calm under the current cease-fire, Palestinians are rushing to try to fix some of the worst of the destruction caused by the conflict in Gaza.
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Autopsy done on driver hit by Stewart

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:05pm
Kevin Ward Jr., a New York sprint car driver who was killed Saturday night after an on-track incident with NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, died of "massive blunt trauma," authorities said Monday
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Comedians who left us too soon

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:28pm
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Bollywood actress inspires girls

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:53am
My latest film, "Mary Kom" is about to hit the screens. In it, I play quite literally one of India's strongest women -- the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships.
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8 weird houses worth a visit

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:44am
A house is just a house, right? Not if it's a pyramid, a pickle barrel or a shoe.
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Wife: Don't focus on his death

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:21am
A statement from Robin Williams' family confirms that the 63-year-old actor has passed away. Nichelle Turner has more.
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Why the Earth is farting

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:14am
Every day, you have a close personal encounter with methane, a key ingredient of something we don't usually mention in polite company: farts.
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Will ISIS attack the U.S.?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 7:56am
Jim Sciutto explains the threat Isis poses to the United States and Europe.
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Eat these 7 things before summer ends

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 7:36am
Fruits, vegetables, seafood and yes, even deep-fried cheese curds have a season. Make the most of it
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The dark side of comedy

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 7:32am
Who was he when he took off the mask?
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Robin Williams dead at 63

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 7:07am
Coroner investigators suspect the actor's death to be "a suicide due to asphyxia."
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'View' co-host says emotional goodbye

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 7:07am
Sherri Shepherd is ready for a new "view."
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'Lion King' cast's subway surprise

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 7:00am
The "Lion King" Broadway cast took over a New York City subway by singing "Circle of Life" to riders.
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Megan Fox on Conan's spirit animal

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:59am
Actress Megan Fox prepared an astrology chart for Conan. She then assigned him a spirit animal: the llama.
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Does monkey own rights to selfie?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:58am
A nature photographer is fighting a legal battle with Wikipedia over a selfie taken by a monkey that has gone viral.
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Gator jumps in canoe, bites woman

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:56am
A 6-foot alligator jumped in a woman's canoe and bit her on the leg near Tampa, Florida. CNN affiliate WFLA reports.
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What a shot! 30 sports photos

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:56am
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