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The U.S. Army's latest covert gear

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 4:18pm
Army scientists are updating the smoke grenade. They want future versions to block the vision of man and machine.
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R&B singer faces murder charge

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 4:15pm
Former Hi-Five R&B singer Russell Neal is in custody after turning himself in to police on July 2, saying his wife was dead in their Houston apartment.
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Surfers greeted by giant whale

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 4:11pm
Australian surfers had an unexpected guest: a huge Southern white whale. CNN affiliate News 7 has more.
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Ukraine retakes separatist stronghold

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 4:07pm
Ukrainian security forces have cleared the eastern city of Slovyansk of pro-Russia separatists and have raised the Ukrainian flag over the city, President Petro Poroshenko's office said Saturday in a statement. The city had been a stronghold for separatists.
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CNN reporter hit with rubber bullet

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 4:04pm
CNN's Ben Wedeman finds himself pinned down between clashing Palestinians and Israeli security forces.
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Philadelphia fire

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 3:47pm
Four children died and dozens of residents were displaced when a fire swept through eight row houses in Philadelphia early Saturday morning, authorities said.
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What happens when men are gone?

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 3:36pm
Some 100 years ago, a woman in Pittsburgh or St. Denis in France or Petrograd, Russia, might have awakened at dawn, while her young children slept, to prepare for her first shift at a nearby munitions factory. Her husband, off fighting in World War I, had left her to test the limits of her own physical ability, as she provided food, shelter, warmth for her family, sometimes confronting great physical danger at work -- perhaps, for example, hanging suspended to load powerful explosives into the shells that other women had produced.
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Argentina beats Belgium 1-0

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 3:19pm
If anyone wondered about Argentina's World Cup-winning credentials, surely there can be little doubt now.
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Neymar out

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 3:06pm
Brazil may have defeated Colombia 2-1, but the host nation suffered a blow when star player Neymar suffered a fractured vertebrae.
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Malia Obama turns sweet 16

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 2:39pm
CNN's Michelle Kosinski reports.
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400 trucks ablaze on Afghan roads

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 2:27pm
More than 400 trucks carrying fuel and oil were burning on roads west of Kabul, Afghanistan, police spokesman Hashmatullah Stanekzai said Saturday.
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Van der Sloot marries in prison

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 2:27pm
Joran van der Sloot, tied to the disappearance of one woman and convicted of murdering another, gets married in the Peruvian prison where he is serving a 28-year sentence.
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Will al Qaeda fight ISIS Islamic state?

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 2:15pm
ISIS has made huge territorial gains in the border areas between Iraq and Syria during the past month, as well as capturing strategic cities such as Mosul and Tikrit. Now its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has changed the group's name from the previous "Islamic State of Iraq and Ash-Sham" to "Islamic State." He has also appointed himself "caliph" and declared the re-establishment of the caliphate.
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Joan Rivers storms out of interview

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 1:12pm
Comedienne Joan Rivers sat down with Fredricka Whitfield to discuss her new book, but stormed out before it was over.
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He lived underwater for 31 days

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:27pm
Researcher Fabien Cousteau has just returned to the surface after spending one month in an underwater research lab.
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World Cup: Neymar injury mars Brazil's tense Colombia victory

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 11:40am
There were goals, there was choreographed dancing, there were moments of great footballing beauty, but Colombia -- one of the teams to excite most at this thrilling World Cup finals -- is going home after Friday's quarterfinal defeat at the hands of Brazil in Fortaleza.
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War of words on separate screens

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 11:33am
The tension of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could be felt on CNN on Saturday morning when a prominent Palestinian-Canadian human rights attorney refused to appear on screen with a representative of the Israeli government.
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Cop punches woman along LA freeway

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 11:13am
A highway patrol officer was caught on camera hitting a woman with what a witness says were 'knockout punches.'
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Kvitova wins 2nd Wimbledon title

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 10:16am
Petra Kvitova is Wimbledon champion for a second time after defeating Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-0 on Centre Court Saturday.
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Bystanders help cop fight suspect

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 9:23am
Bystanders help an Ohio police officer fight off and arrest a burglary suspect. CNN affiliate WLWT reports.
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