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Happy 55th birthday, Hawaii!

37 min 19 sec ago
Formed by volcanoes and steeped in a rich history of Polynesian culture, Hawaii sounds more like a place in a fantasy novel rather than an American travel oasis.
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Do Ferguson cops have 'power problem'?

2 hours 26 min ago
Black residents of Ferguson say there's been friction for years with the overwhelmingly white police department. White residents also say police are heavy-handed.
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U.S. Ebola patient leaving hospital

2 hours 40 min ago
Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted Ebola in West Africa, now tests negative for the virus and will be released from an Atlanta hospital today, spokesman Vince Dollard said.
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125 million-year-old dino tracks found

3 hours 42 min ago
A new collection of footprints left behind 125 million years ago by a number of different dinosaurs has been discovered.
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Racial slur gets sorority member booted

3 hours 46 min ago
A racial slur posted on Snapchat caused a student to get kicked out of her sorority. CNN affiliate WBRC reports.
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St. Louis police chief defends officers' action in fatal shooting of man

5 hours 25 min ago
The man paces back and forth on a St. Louis street, yelling "Shoot me," as two armed police officers approach him.
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Official: U.S. attempt to rescue Foley failed

5 hours 57 min ago
A U.S. rescue operation earlier this summer failed to free American journalist James Foley and others being held by ISIS in Syria, a U.S. official told CNN on Wednesday.
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Tsarnaev pal expected to plead guilty to related charges

5 hours 59 min ago
A friend of accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to plead guilty Thursday to charges in connection with removing a backpack and computer from Tsarnaev's dorm room after the Boston Marathon bombing.
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Dueling narratives in shooting

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:40
What really happened to Michael Brown?
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Gucci Mane sentenced to federal prison for firearms charge

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:42
Rapper Gucci Mane is headed to prison. He was sentenced Wednesday to three years and three months in federal prison on firearm charges.
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Watch Thursday's show!

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:02
August 21, 2014
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Would you watch beheading video?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 17:04
When confronted by gruesome images of a man being beheaded by terrorists, what should you do?
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Beheaded journalist 'brave and tireless'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 16:31
American war reporter James Foley, who was beheaded by ISIS, was described by a friend as a "funny, warm, Big Lebowski-loving guy."
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Online fury erupts over column

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 16:24
In a single column, a veteran police officer has catapulted himself into the national debate over the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
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Supreme Court: No same-sex marriage in Virginia, yet

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 15:47
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request to delay enforcement of an appeals court ruling that overturned Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. That means gay and lesbian couples cannot legally wed in the state for now.
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In Ferguson, acts of kindness, generosity

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:56
The quiet Midwest suburb of Ferguson, Missouri appears to have devolved into a place where armored vehicles patrol streets and tear gas pollutes the air. But that's not all the story.
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Support grows for officer

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:54
While the nation is watching and hearing the angry protests in support of black shooting victim Michael Brown, a different kind of support is being voiced for the white police officer who fatally shot the unarmed teenager.
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ISIS beheading: What should U.S. do?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:14
Frida Ghitis says the sickening execution of James Foley was a direct challenge to the American people, to the U.S. government, and to the international community.
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Movie theater infested with THIS?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:19
Moviegoers are complaining about getting bites and rashes after attending this theater ... and it's not the first time.
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Who's in charge in Ferguson?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:00
As tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, have bubbled, one official after another has taken the lead, grappling to figure out how to stop it from coming to a boil.
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