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What a shot! 30 sports photos

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:56am
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Thousands attend Gay Games

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:39am
The Gay Games is an international sporting and cultural event involving 9,000 athletes competing in 35 different sports.
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Sex-ed textbook covers ... what??

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:39am
A new high school sex-ed book is causing controversy for covering subjects such as bondage, sexting, and masturbation.
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'Osama' crosses the border?!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:30am
Why is "Osama" crossing the U.S.-Mexico border?! CNN's Jeanne Moos unmasks a borderline bin Laden stunt.
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Teen charged after rapping about killing

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:28am
A 15-year-old boy posted an online rap song detailing a homicide that he is being charged with committing.
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Opinion: Charges unlikely

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:23am
Even hardened race fans, accustomed to witnessing spectacular crashes, were stunned to see the shattered body of 20-year-old race car driver Kevin Ward Jr. sprawled on a New York dirt track Saturday night.
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Video shows deadly incident

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:10am
Authorities say NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race in upstate New York.
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Photos

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:09am
A look at recent hilights from racer Tony Stewart's career.
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Why was Stewart allowed to race?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:09am
With his history of violent incidents, why was NASCAR's Tony Stewart even allowed to race? CNN's Rachel Nichols reports.
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Forgotten moments from the '60s

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:10am
The 1960s is known for the major moments that shaped history -- civil rights, Vietnam, the assassinations of Kennedy and King. But the decade was also full of smaller events that also indicated change was in the wind.
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Entertainment world mourns

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 3:16am
Robin Williams, who died Monday at 63, was a comedic inspiration for many performers, and he also was a brilliant dramatic actor.
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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 3:14am
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Tony Stewart has history of clashes

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:56am
Tony Stewart's profession is driving for millions of dollars a year in NASCAR races, but his hobby is racing against amateurs on dirt tracks for trophies. Recently, he hit and killed a driver during a sprint car race.
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'Comedic Mother Theresa'

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:51am
As a medical student who used humor to help his patients, Robin Williams' role in "Patch Adams" was touching and memorable.
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Kevin Ward Jr. started young, loved to race

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:43am
As soon as he could, Kevin Ward Jr. got in a race car. As soon as he could, Kevin Ward Jr. started winning races.
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How food trucks became L.A. kings

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:27am
In a world where the niche-hip is elevated to cultural elite on a weekly basis, it was probably inevitable: the humble taco truck has gone Hollywood.
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One of Earth's most beautiful groves

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:03am
In Japan's Sagano Bamboo Forest, on the outskirts of Kyoto, towering green stalks of the famously versatile plant sway in the wind, creaking eerily they collide and twist, leaves rustling.
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Experimental Ebola drug sent

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:44am
The government of Liberia says that sample doses of the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp will be sent there to treat doctors who have contracted the deadly virus.
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Violence flares again over teen's death

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:44pm
Hours after federal civil rights investigators and the FBI opened an inquiry into the death of a teen shot by an officer in Ferguson, Missouri, police fired tear gas to disperse a crowd.
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'Shark Week' breaks records

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:25pm
Shark Week still has plenty of bite.
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