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5 things women couldn't do in the '60s

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:20am
Can you imagine pregnancy being a fireable offense? How about job security hinging on your weight or the softness of your hands? What if you couldn't open a bank account or establish a line of credit unless you had a husband to cosign for you? What if you had the grades to attend a school like Princeton, but your gender kept you on the other side of those hallowed, ivy-covered halls?
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Yazidi

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:16am
People of the Yazidi faith in northern Iraq face an impossible choice: Stay and risk being killed by Islamist insurgents, or flee across the barren desert, facing starvation and thirst.
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Corporate investigators convicted

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 9:54am
An expatriate corporate investigator has been sentenced to two and a half years in a Chinese jail after being found guilty of stealing and selling personal information for profit, Chinese state media has reported.
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LZ: How many unarmed must die?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 9:16am
LZ Granderson says we must not surrender to apathy about the injustice faced by African Americans
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Topless dancers picket church

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:58am
Topless exotic dancers picketed outside of a church that has been protesting their strip club. WBNS reports.
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NASCAR's Stewart hits, kills competitor

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:56am
Kevin Ward Jr. died from injuries suffered at a dirt-track race in upstate New York. There are no criminal charges at this time, the local sheriff says.
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The groups under threat from ISIS

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:30am
In a church in Irbil, 40-day-old Yeshua lies asleep in a crib, his sister playfully rocking him. It's a peaceful scene. Their mother watches over them, but her face shows the fear and despair many Iraqi minorities have felt over the past few days.
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Borger: Obama, the reluctant warrior

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:18am
When President Obama spoke to the nation about military action in Iraq, it was hard to directly catch his eye.
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Why The Rock says 'hug your family'

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 7:41am
Dwayne Johnson's mother and cousin survived a head-on collision with a drunken driver last week, the actor said Sunday.
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Why marijuana's moment has arrived

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 7:34am
Julian Zelizer says pop culture, generational change and state experimentation have contributed to the growing legalization movement
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$67M superyacht hotel: Worth it?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 7:00am
Say hello to London's swank new superyacht hotel. But at $1.6k a night, is it worth it?
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48 snakes infest family's home

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 6:48am
Tenants say they are fed up with their Florida home being infested with snakes. CNN affiliate WFTX has the story.
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Florida may legalize gun silencers

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 6:48am
Florida's Department of Fish and Wildlife is considering legalizing the use of gun silencers and firearm suppressors.
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Pranksters cover cop's car with ...

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 6:10am
Police officers in Kansas City pranked a fellow officer on his 50th birthday by covering his car with sticky notes.
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Fighting crime from space

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 5:55am
Months after the murder of Rania Alayed, the search for her body had ground to a halt. Although her husband -- who had admitted to her killing -- indicated the approximate location where he buried the body off a highway near Manchester, northern England, police were still left with miles of open field to dig through.
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Iraqi Americans fear for families

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 5:24am
CNN's Nick Valencia meets Iraqi sisters living in the United States who are seeking information about their family.
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Fatal police shooting sparks protests

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 5:07am
Protests around the death of an unarmed Missouri teen have turned violent. Affiliate KMOV is there.
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Rory McIlroy

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:58am
Rory McIlroy battled back from a poor start to claim his second straight major title in the fading gloom of Valhalla Sunday with a one-shot victory over Phil Mickelson in the PGA Championship.
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Men join ISIS

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:46am
Hundreds of young men age 16-25 have joined ISIS recently, senior Iraqi officials told CNN.
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Looting breaks out during protest

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:26am
Protests over the death of an unarmed teen have led to looting in Ferguson, Missouri. KPLR has more.
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