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Memorial Day Obama lays wreath

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Obama notes milestone Memorial Day

President Barack Obama observed during remarks at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday that this year is the first Memorial Day in 14 years "that the United States is not engaged in a major ground war."

Saying that for "many of us, this Memorial Day ...

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US fighter jets escort flight to NYC after threat

Two U.S. fighter jets escorted an Air France flight to New York City after an anonymous threat was made on Monday.

Cleveland protests, Brelo acquittal

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Cleveland protesters appear in court

Cleveland is catching its breath on Memorial Day after weekend protests.

The demonstrations broke out Saturday as people reacted with anger to the acquittal of police Officer Michael Brelo, who had been accused of fatally shooting two unarmed African-...

Russian space program loses $1.8B

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$1.8 billion disappears in Russian space program

Russia's space industry is in crisis caused by funding cuts, corruption and "moral decay," government officials said.

Billions of rubles have been lost in shady transactions. Construction projects are languishing. And important launches are failing.

I...

Flood damage in Waverly, Texas, May 2015

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12 missing in Texas county after storms

Record-setting rains left officials in Texas and Oklahoma scrambling to assess the scope of the damage and destruction Monday as an emergency coordinator told reporters that a dozen people were missing in one county.

The 12 people missing in Hays Cou...

Vatican 'diseases'

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Vatican bank makes big profit

It's been a good year for the Vatican bank as it works to scrub clean the sins of the past.

Stronger income from trading securities including bonds and a fall in operating expenses drove a sharp rise in profits last year.

Net profits hit €69.3 million ...

Joe Bruni

CNN

WWII vet writes poetry to describe combat experience

For more than half a century, Joe Bruni stayed silent about the "hellish day on the bloody sulfuric sands" that took his childhood friend at Iwo Jima.

"If Tom Brokaw called us the greatest generation, we were also the silent generation," Bruni says of...

Baby's hand

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Man stolen as baby reunited 41 years later

It was a hug kept on hold for more than 41 years. The hug of a mother and son whose lives were abruptly separated four decades ago.

Nelly Reyes had been waiting for hours in the international arrivals lounge at Arturo Merino Benitez International Airp...

Racist letter sent to family (cropped)

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Family gets letter: 'You don't belong here'

Ronica Copes and her family have lived in their Long Island home for almost two years. But just last week, they received the most unwelcoming letter in the mail:

"Attn: African-American family," the letter said in all caps. "Lindenhurst is 84% white p...

Sheikh Hasina Bangladesh

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Graves, trafficking camps found in Malaysia

Malaysian authorities have uncovered 139 graves of victims caught up in the human trafficking trade in forests close to the Thai border, the country's national police chief said Monday.

Khalid Abu Bakar said that each grave, near the town of Wang Kel...

ISIS, ISIL, Syria

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The horror grows: Some facts about ISIS

Just when it seems the horror can grow no deeper, ISIS shows that man's capacity for cruelty knows no bounds.

The terrorist group, famous for posting online videos of beheadings of innocent victims, now takes depravity to new depths: Children have bee...

Man with head in hands

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Why good people do bad things

Most of us want to do the right thing. We don't want to steal office supplies or lie on an expense report. But we all face temptations, and sometimes we give in to them. A new study suggests that being aware of these temptations, and thinking about t...

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Police: Georgia man tattoos 13-year-old

A Georgia man is facing charges after police say he tattooed a 13-year-old boy.

Racist letter sent to family (cropped)

Racist letter tells NY family to move from neighborhood

Ronica Copes and her family have lived in their Long Island home for almost two…

Flood road

3 dead, thousands homeless after weekend storms

At last count, three people have lost their lives in severe weather that roared…

Iraq vs ISIS

Defense secretary questions Iraq’s resolve

Memorial Day 2015 dawns with military leaders asking serious questions about the…

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Tornado leaves 1,600 homeless in Houston

More than 1,600 Houston families are wondering where they'll sleep after an EF1…

South Korean women peace march

Activists cross North Korean border to promote peace

A group of about 40 female activists, including American activist Gloria Steineim,…

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Honoring our heroes this Memorial Day

Memorial Day honors men and women who died while serving in the American military.…

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National Photo Month: photography tips

May is National Photo Month! Celebrate by taking a look at the history of…

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May is National Hamburger Month

May is National Hamburger Month. Find out all you need to know about this backyard…

Mothers Day

Create Your Own Mother's Day Card

Show your mom how much you care about her by giving her a personalized Mother's Day…

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Get ready for your fiesta this Cinco de Mayo by trying out these Mexican-inspired…

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Better Sleep Month: sleep tips

May is Better Sleeping Month. It aims to improve your sleeping habits. Sleeping…

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Roger Federer

Federer furious after boy's selfie attempt

From world leaders to celebrities of all degrees of fame, taking a selfie with fans…

Indian elephant closeup

Elephant grabs man's camera, takes 'elphie'

Plenty of tourists have snapped a selfie of themselves posing with an elephant…

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Sword-wielding man robs Dunkin' Donuts

A man wearing black tights, a pink wig and wielding a small sword robbed a suburban…

Entertainment Headlines

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl (file)

Why Dave Grohl had a better weekend than you

Fresh off his performance with his band the Foo Fighters on David Letterman's final…

Michelle, Jim Bob Duggar, 19 Kids & Counting

What now for Duggars' '19 Kids and Counting'?

Will the show go on?

That is the question surrounding TLC's "19 Kids and Counting"…

Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller

Comedy great Anne Meara dies

Comedy great Anne Meara, the quick-witted half of the comedy team "Stiller & Meara,"…

Environmental News

Solar Impulse China

Solar plane aborts Pacific attempt for now

The Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane that pilots are trying to fly around…

Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig fire

Study ties Gulf oil spill to dolphin deaths

In a photo, a man holds a handwritten sign identifying a dead dolphin lying on a…

Oil spill cleanup

California oil spill: Officials step up inquiries

Authorities have intensified their response to this week's Santa Barbara oil spill…

Travel Headlines

Indian elephant closeup

Elephant grabs man's camera, takes 'elphie'

Plenty of tourists have snapped a selfie of themselves posing with an elephant…

London neighborhoods

London's most happening neighborhoods

Visitors to Britain's sprawling capital often complain that they never get to…

china highest glass bridge

World's highest glass bridge planned in China

Chalk up another superlative achievement for China.

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