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Jeffrey Edward Fowle in North Korea

CNN

American released from North Korea

Jeffrey Fowle, an American arrested in North Korea in May for leaving a bible at a club for foreign sailors, has been released and is on his way home, a senior State Department official told CNN on Tuesday.

An American government plane picked up Fowle...

Poppy field Afghanistan

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Report: U.S. drug war in Afghanistan failing

America's drug war in Afghanistan is failing badly, a U.S. government watchdog says in a new report.

Afghan farmers are growing bumper crops of opium poppies -- an unprecedented 209,000 hectares in 2013 -- even though U.S. agencies spent $7.6 billion ...

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Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

Ben Bradlee, the charismatic Washington Post editor who guided the paper through the era of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate and was immortalized on screen in "All the President's Men," has died. He was 93.

Warren Buffett file photo

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Warren Buffett loses $2 billion in two days

If you're having a bad week, consider that Warren Buffett has lost $2 billion and it's only Tuesday.

Darren Vann

Lake County Sheriff's Office

Properties searched after 7 found dead

Seven women killed.

At least.

To make sure the toll isn't higher, Indiana authorities spent Tuesday canvassing abandoned properties in Gary, Indiana. This comes after authorities say Darren Deon Vann -- the man who, according to police documents, admit...

Texas Health Presbyterian, Ebola

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Hospital 'fell short' with Ebola patient

Texas Presbyterian Hospital "fell short" several times in treating Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, starting by not asking the right questions in the emergency room, said the hospital's chief clinical officer, Dr. Daniel Varga.

Jodi Arias

Pool

Retrial begins: life or death for Jodi Arias

Jodi Arias and her legal team began fighting for her life Tuesday when a new jury heard opening arguments on whether she should receive a life or death sentence for her murder conviction.

It's been a long legal journey for Arias, 34, whom a jury found...

Ben Bradlee and Bill Clinton

REUTERS/Larry Downing

Bradlee was an icon, journalists say

The death of Ben Bradlee, the iconic editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal and the Pentagon Papers, saddened the industry he influenced Tuesday night.

Teens arrested on way to Syria

3 Denver teens home after Syria odyssey

Three teenage girls who set out from a Denver suburb apparently bound for Syria to join extremists fighting there are back home after their parents alerted authorities and the trio was stopped in Germany, U.S. officials said.

The teens -- two sisters ...

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Canada: Soldier attack suspect 'radicalized'

A man shot to death after running down and killing a Canadian soldier with his car was "radicalized" and classified as a "potential important threat" to the country, Canadian authorities said Tuesday at a press conference.

Police arrested Martin Roule...

Hong Kong talks

Hong Kong protest talks agree little

Conflicting visions of how to bring about change marked the first meeting of pro-democracy protesters and Hong Kong government representatives Tuesday.

While Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's second in command, called on the protesters, led by t...

Pistorius taken off to jail

REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

What will Oscar Pistorius face in prison?

Oscar Pistorius began a new life behind bars Tuesday after he was sentenced to a maximum five years' imprisonment for culpable homicide in the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Retired vet fined over funeral procession

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A Beaumont, Texas, woman claims she has been cast out of her church for her use of…

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Fugitive found 'enjoying a bowl of salad' in closet

Police in Tennessee find a fugitive sitting inside a closet "enjoying a bowl of…

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Oscar de la Renta dressed first ladies, movie stars and other celebrities. And that…

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Is that you, Renee Zellweger?

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Jason Aldean extends Burn It Down Tour

Good news, ladies (and gentlemen): Country star Jason Aldean is extending his…

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Beijing Marathon competitors brave smog

If running a 42 kilometer foot race was not tough enough, Sunday's Beijing…

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DiCaprio, Netflix team up for documentary

What do you get when you combine gorillas, Leonard DiCaprio and Netflix?

A hit, the…

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Whole Foods' new environmental ratings for food

Is your food environmentally sound? That's a tough one to answer in the produce…

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W. Africa travelers restricted to 5 US airports

All travelers flying into the United States from the West African countries most…

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