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The biggest surprise at the Emmys

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:40pm
Ed Bark says in this Emmy year, broadcasters CBS, ABC and PBS can all say they matched or exceeded HBO. These days that's no small feat.
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How cops can stop shooting mentally ill

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:03am
In the past two weeks, police have killed at least four people with psychiatric disabilities, each of whom had a weapon. Most recently, police in St. Louis shot Kajieme Powell, killing him just a few miles from Ferguson, Missouri.
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UK close to identifying killer

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:10am
British officials "are close" to identifying the ISIS militant who beheaded American journalist James Foley, according to Britain's ambassador to the United States, Peter Westmacott.
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American's mom wanted proof

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:09am
Nancy Curtis said she wanted proof her son, Peter Theo Curtis, was still alive after being held captive almost two years by Islamist rebels in Syria, she told "ABC World News Tonight."
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He lost the weight in 3 years

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:00am
A young man naturally lost more than 220 pounds in three years after deciding he wanted to start his life over
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Mo'ne Davis: Sweet revenge for girls

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:07am
"Hey batter, hey batter, batter -- swing!"
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Opinion: It doesn't happen to whites

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:59am
I am a 54-year-old black woman -- a mother, lawyer and law professor. I teach at the Washington University in St. Louis Law School and live 12 miles away from Ferguson, Missouri.
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Ukraine detains Russian soldiers

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:58am
Ukraine's Security Service said Tuesday that 10 Russian soldiers had been detained in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, amid simmering tensions over the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels.
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How I overcame depression

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:51am
Monday night's tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards was moving and powerful and funny, like the man himself.
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Hope, tears at funeral

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:44am
The funeral of slain Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown was a celebration of his life, a search for meaning in his death and a battle cry to change policing in America.
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Weirdest job ever: monkey chaser

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:18am
CNN's Sumnima Udas speaks with a man whose job is to chase mischievous monkeys away in New Delhi.
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Tons of tainted chicken feet seized

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:20am
In the latest stomach-churning food scandal to hit China, police have seized 30,000 tons of tainted chicken feet.
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Tests cast doubt on India rape claim

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:19am
Two teenage girls, who were found hanging from a tree in northern India in May, were not raped as originally alleged, according to new forensic reports commissioned by federal investigators.
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Inside the Ebola 'quarantine zone'

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:13am
One hundred and twenty health care workers have died in the Ebola outbreak, and twice that number have been infected, the World Health Organization said.
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What a shot! 40 sports photos

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:01am
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Dad vanishes after tux fitting

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:39am
The father of this bride went missing hours after trying on his tuxedo for her upcoming wedding. WCBS reports.
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Boy's blunt words inspire troops

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:39am
A Louisiana boy's handwritten note inspires soldiers stationed in Afghanistan.
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Odd ice bucket challenge goes viral

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:38am
As CBC's Zach Goudie reports, taking the ice bucket challenge can have unintended consequences.
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Actor's bucket challenge draws ire

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:16am
Actor Orlando Jones is being criticized for his bullet bucket challenge, inspired by the Ferguson, Missouri, protests.
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Expert: There are 2 militants in Foley video

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:49am
U.S. analysts say it's not knowable from the video released by ISIS who killed James Foley, but a forensic expert says there are two militants in the shocking video.
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