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17 states test Obama on immigration

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 5:28pm
Texas is leading a group of 17 states -- all but two with Republican governors -- that are suing to block President Barack Obama's executive overhaul of U.S. immigration and deportation rules.
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Cosby quits university board

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 5:16pm
Bill Cosby's long relationship with his beloved Temple University has come to an end, another effect of the scandal engulfing the once adored television star and comedian.
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Accusers meet for first time

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 5:15pm
The moment when three women who all claim to have been sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby meet for the first time.
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Opinion: What do we want from him?

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 5:07pm
By now, we have all heard the allegations made by numerous women that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them. At least 15 have accused him of abuse, with the first incident in the late 1960s and the last in 2004.
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Lawsuit: I was just 15

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 5:06pm
Yet another woman has come forward accusing comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault.
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Texas execution put on hold

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:59pm
The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has stayed the execution of Texas death row inmate Scott Panetti, who was scheduled to be put to death at 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the court clerk's office.
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Emergency repair at nuclear plant

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:57pm
An emergency repair began this week on an energy unit at a nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine, and the problem has led to electricity shortages, Ukraine's Energy Ministry said Wednesday.
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2014 may be hottest year on record

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:40pm
This year is on track to be one of the hottest, if not the hottest, year on record, a U.N. agency reported Wednesday, citing preliminary estimates.
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Opinion: Our dangerous stereotypes

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:20pm
On the night the Ferguson Grand jury's decision broke, a friend sent me an email:
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Can cell phones stop police brutality?

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:11pm
Millions of people have now seen the video.
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Pillsbury Bake-Off awards $1M prize

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:02pm
The recipe for success belongs to Beth Royals of Richmond, Virginia, who won this year's 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest and a $1 million payday with her Peanutty Pie Crust Clusters on Wednesday.
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Woman in custody may be ISIS leader's wife

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:50pm
Who is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? Who is Saja al-Dulaimi, a woman who's been tied to the ISIS leader? And what would she be doing in Lebanon, now purportedly in custody of authorities there?
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Did Iran hit ISIS in Iraq?

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:49pm
The United States and Iran may be bombing a common enemy in Iraq, one whom they both despise -- ISIS.
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Syrian President: Airstrikes fail to deplete ISIS

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:49pm
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told a French magazine that "there haven't been any tangible" signs that U.S.-led airstrikes in his country have weakened ISIS, despite assertions Wednesday by America's top diplomat that "significant progress" has been made in derailing the Islamist extremist group.
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NYPD to train on proper use of force

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:46pm
Less than two months after 43-year-old Eric Garner died in a police chokehold, New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton announced that all NYPD officers will undergo a three-day retraining period on the proper use of force when engaging a suspect.
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CNN crosses into ISIS wreckage

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:41pm
ISIS militants have kept the Syrian city of Kobani under siege for months. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports from inside.
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College ends football program

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:34pm
UAB's president announced that the university is ending its football program citing financial concerns.
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Man breaks into store, falls asleep

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:31pm
CNN affiliate KXAN reports on an unusual intruder who fell asleep after breaking into a local business in Austin, Texas.
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This diet may lead to a longer life

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:19pm
Eating a Mediterranean diet may be your key to living longer. That's according to a new study led by Immaculata De Vivo, associate professor at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School.
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Obama's Cabinet failures

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:13pm
With six years and dozens of cabinet nominations under his belt, President Barack Obama has learned that first picks don't always work out.
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