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Obama: Dems getting 'squishy' over Iran deal

President Barack Obama said Thursday night that he can feel some Democratic members of Congress getting "squishy" in their support of the Iran deal, bowing to the "political heat" they feel from the "fierce" lobbying campaign against the Iran deal.

"R...

Ebenezer Baptist Church

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Confederate flags found at MLK's church

Confederate battle flags were found Thursday morning on the grounds of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, police and church officials said.

Ebenezer Baptist Church is best known as the church wher...

Debris found on Reunion Island

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MH370: Debris found in Reunion may give clues

When investigators get an in-person view of a wing component that likely came from a Boeing 777, they'll be looking for not only a serial number but clues as to why the part broke off the Boeing 777.

One group of independent observers said Thursday th...

Rand Paul in SC

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Rand Paul: Media to blame for Trump's surge

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul blamed the national media Thursday for Donald Trump's vaulting to the front of the Republican pack in several recent polls.

"Television works, Wolf," Paul told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "If you would give some other candidates time f...

Jon Kasich

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Will Kasich make it into home-state debate?

For a little over a month, one question has haunted Ohio Gov. John Kasich more than any other: Will he make it into the first Republican debate, being held in his home state?

With low name recognition, a big field and a late entry into the race, the ...

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David Amyot

Petition to extradite lion killer reaches threshold

A White House petition requesting that dentist Walter Palmer, who killed a prized lion in Zimbabwe, should receive a response from the Obama administration.

The petition needed to receive 100,000 signatures by August 27 to receive a response. It had m...

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From Gov. Larry Hogan

Maryland Gov. announces closure of notorious jail

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the closure of Baltimore City Jail, a men's detention facility that has been plagued by scandals and corruption investigations for decades.

Calling it the worst prison in America, Hogan, a Republican, sa...

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U.S. Department of State

With Mullah Omar's death, Taliban recruits could go to ISIS

The recent news that Taliban leader Mullah Omar has been dead for two years could bring with it a challenging scenario for the United States -- a potential bounty of new recruits for ISIS.

That, analysts said, could in turn complicate the timeline for...

Josh Earnest

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WH blasts House Republicans for vacation

It's become a summer ritual in Washington: Take a shot at the opposing party for taking a longer vacation than yours.

But White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest brought the clockwork criticism to new heights Thursday, outright mocking House Republi...

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From Lim Family

Canadian pastor being held in North Korea speaks

A Canadian pastor detained in North Korea made his first public appearance at a news conference in Pyongyang on Thursday, nearly six months after he was arrested in the country while on a humanitarian visit, according to Japan's Kyodo news agency.

Rea...

Lafayette 911 call

Recordings capture chaos of Lafayette shooting

In dispatch recordings released Thursday, officers can be heard responding to last week's deadly shooting at a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater.

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Nation's capital is sinking into the ocean

Washington, D.C., where the powers that reign over the United States reside, is sinking into the ocean.

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911 call: Woman reports theater shooting

A woman calls to report the deadly shooting at a Louisiana movie theater.

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Outburst halts Holmes trial

A screaming woman brings a brief halt to the proceedings in the trial of James…

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Demonstrators dangle from Oregon bridge

Dangling precariously from the St. John's Bridge, 13 demonstrators blocked the path…

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MH370 relatives: Too soon to know what to think

A piece of debris found off the coast of Africa could be part of Malaysia Airlines…

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It’s a war of the sexes in office temperature battle

There's a battle of the sexes brewing in some offices this summer and it's all about…

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MH370 possible debris found

Efforts underway to determine if the plane debris found near Madagascar came from…

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The British Open: The tale of Tiger Woods

The British Open takes place from July 15 through July 19. It is one of the PGA's…

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Guide: Sending your child to summer camp

Every year, parents send their children off to more than 12,000 day and overnight…

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Create your own fireworks display

Before heading out to see the real thing, create your own, virtual fireworks display…

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Michael Jackson: From head to toe

June 25th marks the 6th anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson. Find out some…

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Summer is here! Why do seasons change?

The first day of summer is June 21. With that comes thoughts of backyard barbecues…

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Rare blue moon comes Friday

If anything unusual happens to you Friday, you'll be right to say it was "once in a…

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Man serenades cops with banjo during standoff

Unsurprisingly, there were no requests for "Free Bird" during this impromptu…

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Real-life Hulk picks up car, moves it from bike lane

A man moving a parked car out of a bike lane has gone viral, garnering nearly 5…

Entertainment Headlines

Sylvester Stallone

Stallone to auction off 'Rocky,' 'Rambo' items

Sylvester Stallone says he will putting hundreds of props from his "Rocky" and "…

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart on White House meetings: It's not a secret

On Wednesday's "Daily Show" Jon Stewart opened the show with a discussion of his…

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Amazon signs 'Top Gear' team for new car show

The former hosts of global TV hit "Top Gear" -- Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and…

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Nation's capital is sinking into the ocean

Washington, D.C., where the powers that reign over the United States reside, is…

Oregon bridge danglers

AP: Protesters removed, icebreaker headed for Arctic

Greenpeace is looking at paying thousands of dollars in fines if protesters continue…

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Google Street View cars will soon measure pollution

What if air pollution data were as readily available as transit directions or…

Travel Headlines

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How to upgrade to a private jet for $300

Getting bumped up to first class is good. But upgrading to a private jet is even…

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Etihad sued over 'injuries' from obese flier

Obesity is already a big issue in aviation, now a court case in Australia could…

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9 reasons travelers hate LaGuardia Airport

Vice President Biden famously said LaGuardia Airport reminds him of being in a "…

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