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What women posted online is a sin

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:55am
After Turkey's deputy prime minister said women laughing in public was sinful, women took to social meda ... to sin.
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ISIS to Christians: Convert or die

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:54am
Facing fines, conversion or death, Christian families flee Mosul under threat from ISIS. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
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Man who shot unarmed Michigan teen takes stand

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:18am
A Michigan man accused of gunning down an unarmed young woman on his front porch took the stand in his own defense Monday. Theodore Wafer, 55, told jurors he feared for his life when loud banging on his front and kitchen doors startled him awake in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013.
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Fighter jet escorts plane into UK airport

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:48am
A fighter jet was scrambled Tuesday to escort a passenger plane into Britain's Manchester Airport after the pilot received information that a "possible suspicious device" was on board, police said.
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The Pope's 10 tips for happiness

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:44am
Just when I thought my amazement with Pope Francis had run its course, he did it again. In a long interview with an old friend who was writing for an Argentine magazine, the pope put forward a 10-point plan for happiness. From where I sit, it seems, well, pretty damn good if not perfect. Here are Pope Francis' tips for a happy life and my comments on them:
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Why are so many civilians dying?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:14am
More than 1.8 million people live in Gaza's 139 square miles. So when bombs, missiles and shells hit, there are few places where Palestinians can escape the lethal effects. More than 1,800 have died so far.
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Best authors to read right now

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:59am
A growing list of popular African authors have been steadily picking up steam --and fans -- across the globe over the last several years.
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A Confederate flag mistake

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:45am
Danny Cevallos says the law allows the flag, but states should never have gotten into the business of selling specialty plates
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I survived Ebola: What it's like

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:39am
Dr. Thomas Cairns who was working in Africa contracted Ebola and lived to tell about it.
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Shark drags boat in circles for hours

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:36am
A Texas fisherman hooked a catch of a lifetime, but the fight to reel him in was not easy. CNN affiliate KIII reports.
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