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House authorizes lawsuit against Obama

The Republican-led House approved a resolution on Wednesday authorizing Speaker John Boehner to sue President Barack Obama over claims he abused his powers at the expense of Congress and the Constitution.

The vote was 225-201.

Republicans argue Obama's...

Senate

Senate TV

Oops. Senate makes $2 billion error

Senators trying to mount a head-on battle with the House over highway funding may have doomed their own bill with a $2 billion mistake.

New Mexico man marinates dog

Police: Man planned to eat girlfriend's dog

According to a criminal complaint filed in a Torrance County, New Mexico, court, the dog was stabbed in the heart and skinned. Parts of the animal were then buried in the backyard, while others were marinating inside a bag in a freezer.

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Is 2014 the deadliest year for flights?

Some may wonder if, statistically, the skies are getting more dangerous. They may ask themselves whether 2014 is trending toward one of the deadliest years in aviation history. Experts say don't be nervous.

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CNN

Peace Corps removes workers over Ebola threat

Hundreds dead. Many more infected. Pervasive fear and denial, challenging authorities in west Africa who are trying to assess and address the Ebola crisis.

And it's only getting worse.

That's what government and humanitarian officials said Wednesday, a...

CIA Headquarters Langley Virginia

REUTERS/Jason Reed

CIA interrogation report could be released next week

A Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing the CIA's controversial interrogation and detention program following the 9/11 terror attacks could be released to the public as soon as next week, congressional sources in each party said Wednesday.

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SXC

Could a blood test predict suicides?

Approximately 36,000 deaths are caused by suicide each year in the United States. What if a simple blood test could one day help prevent that from happening?

Shujaiya neighborhood, Gaza

Palestinian Information Center

In Gaza, 'humanitarian window' shuts fast

An airstrike hits an open air market. An explosion rocks a school-turned-shelter. A booby-trapped tunnel explodes.

These were among the scenes in Gaza in a more-than-three-week-old conflict that has left more than 1,300 people dead and even more wound...

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl

Bergdahl to be questioned soon about capture

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will meet next week with the general who's looking into how the now-freed prisoner of war was captured by the Taliban in 2009, the Army and his attorney said.

Attorney Eugene Fidell told CNN he will know for sure next week exa...

Bank of America

Reuters

BofA hit with $1.3 billion mortgage penalty

Thousands of bad loans made years ago by Countrywide are Bank of America's problem now.

VA Medical Center

CNN

House approves bill to overhaul VA

The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a $16 billion bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. House approves filing lawsuit against president

Donetsk, Ukraine damage

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Ukraine claims rebels planted mines near MH17

The road isn't easy -- past shelling and eerie separatist checkpoints. But where it leads is harder still.

Twelve days after MH17 was blown out of the sky, pieces of the plane remain here, but for days investigators haven't been able to reach the site...

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New Mexico man marinates dog

Cops: Man kills, marinates ex's dog in dressing

A New Mexico man is accused of killing his ex's dog, cutting it up and marinating…

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What know about the Ebola Virus

Learn more about the Ebola virus and why there is no reason for Americans to panic.

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Walmart alcohol sales policy under fire

Walmart customers in Iowa are fed up with the retail giant's policy on alcohol sales.

Obama, Kansas City

Obama: 'Is the economy doing well for ordinary folks?'

President Barack Obama delivered remarks in in Kansas City, Missouri on whether or…

Donetsk, Ukraine damage

Fighting near MH17 crash site escalates

Escalated fighting between Ukraine troops and rebel forces is keeping MH17…

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Huge water main break floods LA streets

A water main break causes streets to flood in Los Angeles.

News Interactives

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Gas savings tips: Fact or fiction

Summer means road trips, and it seems everyone has a tip on how to save fuel. But…

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The British Monarchy

Prince George, who is third in line to the British throne, celebrates his first…

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Mission to the moon: The Apollo moon landing

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon. In…

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Home run challenge

What kind of a slugger are you? In honor of Tuesday's baseball All-Star Game, play…

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Calculate your blood-alcohol level

How much can you drink and not be legally drunk? It is something to think about as…

Irresistible Headlines

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Plastic surgeon sued over 'cocaine nose' photos

A woman is suing a plastic surgeon after he posted before and after photos of her…

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Man wins 2 $1 million jackpots in 3 months

An Indiana man beats the odds twice in three months, winning two $1 million lottery…

Entertainment Headlines

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Celebs step into Israel-Gaza PR minefield

Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem calls Israel's treatment of Palestinians "…

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Police: Teen raped at Keith Urban show

A teenage girl was raped at the same Keith Urban show where 20 people got so drunk…

Dave Bautista in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Dave Bautista thrilled to put mind, muscle into 'Galaxy' guardian Drax

"Guardians of the Galaxy" star Dave Bautista talks about the complexities of his…

Environmental News

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General Mills to demand suppliers cut greenhouse gases

The maker of Cheerios says climate change isn't just bad for humanity, it's bad for…

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WH: Major costs to delaying climate change policy

If lawmakers delay taking action now on climate change it could cost taxpayers…

Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada train explosion

US aims to make oil transport safer

When a runaway train exploded in a Quebec town last year, the fireball killed 47,…

Travel Headlines

Nanzen-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan

Travel + Leisure names world's best cities

Thailand's recent political troubles may have worked in Japan's favor when it came…

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Is 2014 the deadliest year for flights?

Some may wonder if, statistically, the skies are getting more dangerous. They may…

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Digital Duomo: Florence by smartphone

Is it possible to survive in Florence, Italy, and see it properly armed just a…

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