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Mideast flare-up: Why now?

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:54am
Part of Jerusalem is seeing its worst flare-up in years. Here's a look at some of the key questions about the fighting.
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He lost 153 pounds, won triathlon

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:47am
The presents had been opened; the wrapping paper was stuffed in the trash bin. Watching his 2-year-old daughter Cadence playing with her brand new Christmas toys, Kerry Hoffman was suddenly struck by a thought:
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Obama called N-word in headline

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:40am
James Lincoln Collier explains why he used the N-word in a title of a newspaper article in reference to President Obama.
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Photoshop turns woman 'beautiful'

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:34am
Journalist Esther Honig sent an image of herself to countries around the world and challenged them to make her beautiful.
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Cop does what to snake in toilet?

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:33am
A female police officer comes to the rescue of a construction worker who found a snake lying on a toilet. WBRC has more.
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Beach trip turns into treasure hunt

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:28am
Hundreds of people stormed Pacific Beach in San Diego, looking for cash hidden by millionaire Jason Buzi. KGTV reports.
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See jets almost hit during landing

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:12am
Two planes almost collide at an airport in Barcelona. CNN's Kate Bolduan discusses with aviation expert Miles O'Brien.
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'The tipping point' in Israel?

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:46am
Ari Shavit, senior correspondent for Ha'aretz, says escalation between Israel and Hamas may be imminent.
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A casual fan's guide to Brazil vs. Germany

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:30am
If your interest in the World Cup died with Team USA's dreams, do reconsider. Because, boy, will you be treated to some fancy footwork today.
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Soccer: Why does China struggle?

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:29am
With a population of 1.3 billion, you'd think that there would be 11 people in China who are good enough to put up a fight on the football pitch.
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Meet Germany's biggest fan

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:27am
CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney reports on a taxi driver who may be Germany's biggest World Cup fan.
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Women trained to protect Baghdad

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:18am
CNN's Arwa Damon takes a look at how women are being recruited and trained to fortify the defense of Baghdad.
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Director: Memphis police in a 'crisis'

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:16am
Police officers in Memphis, Tennessee, are sick -- sick of having their healthcare benefits cut.
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Tracking lions ... in a VW Kombi

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 2:31am
Volkswagen ended Kombi production last year, but the spirit of adventure and resourcefulness that endowed the vehicles lives on in Uganda.
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Zakaria: Conflict like WWI events

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 1:32am
CNN's Fareed Zakaria likens the Israeli conflict to the events that sparked World War I.
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Transgender women upset with DMV

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:46pm
Two West Virginia transgender women claim that during their DMV visits they were called 'it' and asked to remove their makeup, hair and jewelry.
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Israeli operation gets a name

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:23pm
Hamas sources reported at least 30 Israeli airstrikes across Gaza. The escalation comes after a Palestinian teen was burned alive, in possible retaliation for the slaying of three Israeli teens.
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Governor: 'We've got a crisis'

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:10pm
Crossfire hosts Stephanie Cutter and Newt Gingrich debate the immigration influx with Ted Strickland and Bob Ehrlich.
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Political Chatter: Obama blamed

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:10pm
In what has become a dire and politically explosive situation at the border that includes droves of unaccompanied young border-crossers, overcrowded holding facilities, angry protesters and finger-pointing politicians, Washington struggles to get the situation under control. Politicians, however, easily point fingers of blame.
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Opinion: Arrest border protesters

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:09pm
President Obama needs to send U.S. marshals to Southern California. They can protect the Central American women and children whom the federal government has sent out West, with more due to arrive every 72 hours under an immigrant redistribution plan hatched by the Obama administration.
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