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Ruthless leader aimed to extend reach of Al-Shabaab

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:51pm
He is merciless toward opponents, secretive to the point of being a recluse and a true believer in the cause of global jihad.
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Comic: What Joan Rivers taught girls

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:31am
When I was a little girl, I watched a lot of TV. I loved sitcoms and had a special love for talk and variety shows. I loved it whenTotie Fields, Moms Mabley and Phyllis Diller came on, but there was no one who affected me like Joan Rivers. Like every other misfit Jewish girl growing up in the suburbs of New Jersey, I may have adored Barbra, but I could relate to Joan.
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Embarrassing celeb pics: Conan's take

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:21am
Conan shows off his own set of embarrassing celebrity photos.
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Can NATO get back to its roots?

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:13am
The future of Europe may rest on whether NATO can recover its roots.
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See Luke Bryan fall off stage

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 9:03am
Country sensation Luke Bryan failed to catch a drink and fell off the stage into the arms of his fans.
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Do we really need phones on planes?

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 8:36am
Unless you're traveling in first or business, or you're a child who's been plied with more toys and candies than you normally get in a week, air travel can be an uncomfortable affair.
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Execution could hinge on election

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:57am
Killer Nathan Dunlap's execution is on hold. But a new governor could push it forward. Is it "mob justice"?
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House that moves like a Rubik's Cube

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:57am
It's the townhouse that twists like a Rubik's cube, to bask in the summer sun and shield itself when winter bites.
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Arabia's age of dinosaurs

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:55am
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Crime scene photos in Hennis case

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:55am
Death Row Stories: Tim Hennis
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Death row advocate: 5 ways to improve the process

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:52am
In a perfect world of course, there would be no serious predatory crime, and thus no need nor call to respond to it.
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Surprising death penalty stats

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:51am
2014 has been an eventful year for several of America's death row inmates.
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Look at the size of these bones

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:47am
The Dreadnoughtus schrani dinosaur was one of the biggest land animals ever to grace the Earth, experts say.
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Dreadnoughtus

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:19am
He was a big boy. A very, very big boy.
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Teen catches 700-pound swordfish

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:09am
A 17-year-old reeled in a swordfish that weighed nearly 700 lbs. off the coast of Florida WPTV reports.
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The week in 30 photos

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 6:53am
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6 ft. boa scares Burger King patrons

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 6:50am
A six-foot-long boa constrictor was found and captured outside Burger King. CNN affiliate WQAD reports.
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World's next finance capital is ...

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 6:43am
Experts are tipping some unlikely places to become the finance capitals of tomorrow.
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Do ISIS videos copy 'Homeland'?

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 5:39am
Do ISIS' slickly-produced videos emulate Hollywood movies. CNN's Brian Todd investigates.
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California is sinking!

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 5:19am
Parts of California's Central Valley are sinking a foot per year. CNN's John D. Sutter asks why.
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