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Photos: Stealth and spy planes

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 2:47am
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Lennon's killer denied parole

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 2:13am
The bullets that killed Beatle John Lennon were given to Mark David Chapman by an Atlanta police officer who was his friend, Chapman told a parole board as he made his case -- for an eighth time -- to be freed.
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Welcome to N.Korea: Enjoy the water park

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 2:00am
It is exceedingly rare for Western journalists to be allowed inside the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) -- commonly known as North Korea. It is even less common for an American reporter to visit this reclusive nation, home to nearly 25 million people who are essentially isolated from the rest of the world.
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Revelation: Hello Kitty is not a cat

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:56am
Six simple words have sent Hello Kitty lovers into a spin.
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Is 'Immortal' jellyfish key to eternal life?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:50am
This jellyfish has an amazing ability to rejuvenate. Does it hold the key to immortality?
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Adam's story: 63 pills a day

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:53am
Adam Montgomery started taking pain pills after a back injury. Soon, he developed what would become a deadly addiction to prescription drugs.
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What can U.S. do against ISIS?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:10am
If the United States is serious about thoroughly defeating ISIS, it must -- somehow, someway -- go through Syria.
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How are Americans lured to jihad?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:09am
The FBI is scrambling to track a growing number of Americans who have left to join the fight in Syria, including investigating how the young men were recruited and the logistics of their travel, officials said Thursday.
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USC football player caught in a lie

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:06pm
USC football player Josh Shaw has admitted to lying about his original story about how his ankle was sprained.
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Joan Rivers

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:15pm
Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning after she stopped breathing, a source confirmed to CNN.
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The easy way to become king

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:20pm
Don't like the country you live in? Why not create your own, as many people have done. We uncover the parallel world of "micronationalism."
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War could explode continent

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:12pm
Christiane Amanpour talks to the Ukraine's top diplomat in London as the U.N. held an emergency meeting.
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Audio matches time of Brown shooting

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:07pm
Company behind the video chat service that apparently captured audio of Michael Brown's shooting says recording was created at the time he was killed in Ferguson, Missouri.
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Parents: Painkillers took our son

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:55pm
Adam Montgomery started taking pain pills after a back injury. Soon, he developed what would become a deadly addiction.
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Missing U.S. hiker's body found

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:28pm
Aaron Sofer, 23, was reported missing Friday by a friend who was hiking with him. The friend lost contact with him as they walked together. Sofer was a Yeshiva student studying in Israel.
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New video of U.S. suicide bomber

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:53pm
CNN's Tom Foreman reports on a new video that has surfaced featuring a deceased U.S. suicide bomber.
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The enduring allure of steam trains

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:59pm
Matthew Malkiewicz takes beautiful photos of historic steam trains whose nostalgic romance transports you to a bygone era.
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Obama: Russia behind violence

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:15pm
President Obama addresses Russian forces crossing Ukraine's southern border to fight alongside pro-Russian rebels.
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Stewart to return to NASCAR Sunday

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:30pm
Tony Stewart, who hasn't raced since his car struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt track race earlier this month, will return to NASCAR racing at Atlanta, his team announced on its Twitter feed.
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Opinion: ISIS is not U.S.'s fight

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:22pm
America was rightly shocked by the brutal, videotaped murder of American journalist James Foley.
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