• Turkey detains 13 in connection with airport attack

    Istanbul airport passengers

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    Turkish forces raided various neighborhoods in Istanbul and detained 13 people following the terror attack at the city's Ataturk Airport, state broadcaster TRT reported.

    Those detained in the raids Thursday included three foreign nationals, according ...

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  • Newlyweds survive Istanbul attack

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    'We're gonna die' Newlyweds hid during Istanbul attacks

    Less than a week ago, they were newlywed lovebirds, enjoying a honeymoon. But amid automatic gunfire and screaming victims, Steven Nabil and Narneem Shorees became convinced that their recent nuptials would soon be followed by funerals.

  • Helium

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    Game-changing helium reserve found in Tanzania

    Helium may best be known as the lighter-than-air gas used to fill party balloons, but it's also key to medical applications like MRI scans and for nuclear power.

    For years, there have been global shortages of the element -- Tokyo Disneyland was once ...

  • Body part on Copacabana Beach

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    Olympics: Body parts wash up on volleyball beach

    With just 38 days to go before the Rio Olympics kicks off, the situation in the host city just went from bad to worse.

    A beach goer Wednesday discovered mutilated human body parts that had washed up on the shore, right in front of the Olympic Beach Vo...

  • Asteroid near earth

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    Happy Asteroid Day! Rocks could destroy Earth

    The threat of deadly asteroids hitting our planet is real, according to Asteroid Day, an organization hoping to stop a future catastrophe.

    Scientists worldwide are observing Asteroid Day on Thursday, June 30.

    The day falls on the anniversary of the Tu...

  • EgyptAir jet

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    EgyptAir 804: Wreckage, recorder show signs of smoke

    The flight data recorder on doomed EgyptAir Flight 804 indicates possible lavatory and avionics smoke before the plane plummeted into the Mediterranean Sea, the nation's civil aviation ministry said Wednesday.

    Additionally, wreckage from the Airbus A...

  • Canada Mexico US meeting

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    Obama denounces immigration 'demagogues'

    President Barack Obama said Wednesday he believes the United States will continue to be a "nation of immigrants" despite attempts to exploit "anti-immigration sentiment" -- a thinly-veiled swipe at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald T...

  • Donald Trump in Louisville

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    Trump: Rivals who don't support him shouldn't run

    Donald Trump on Wednesday said his former Republican primary rivals who have refused to support him in November should be barred from running for public office again.

    "They signed a pledge saying they will abide, saying they will back the candidate of...

  • China's Lu Wei

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    China's internet czar steps down in surprise move

    China's powerful internet czar, Lu Wei, has unexpectedly stepped down.

    Lu will be replaced by his deputy, Xu Lin, as the head of the Cyberspace Administration, an agency created by President Xi Jinping in 2014, state media reported on Wednesday.

  • Redstone

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    Redstone's illegible signature looms over Viacom drama

    Sumner Redstone will almost certainly not be in a Massachusetts courtroom on Thursday when his attorneys and those representing Viacom convene for a hearing that may shape the future of his media empire.

    Public appearances by the 93-year-old Redstone,...

  • Istanbul airport reopens

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    What you need to know about the Turkey attack

    It's happened again: another terror attack. The scene this time: Turkey's Istanbul Ataturk Airport, one of the busiest airports in Europe.

    At least 42 people died and 239 were injured when three attackers armed with firearms and explosives arrived at ...

  • Romney in Ohio

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    Romney: My family still wants me to run for president

    Mitt Romney's family is still pleading for him to mount an independent bid for the presidency, the 2012 Republican nominee said Wednesday.

    Romney, speaking to CBS News' John Dickerson at the Aspen Ideas Festival, said a son asked him as recently as Tu...

  • Oscars

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    Academy promotes diversity with expanded roster

    Seeking to reaffirm its commitment to diversity in the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to 683 new members, which would grow the organization by roughly 10 percent.

    A breakdown p...

  • College professor prank

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    College grads are getting nearly all the jobs

    Got a college degree? Then it's much more likely that you could land a job in the economic recovery.

    Of the 11.6 million jobs created after the Great Recession, 8.4 million went to those with at least a bachelor's degree, according to a new report fro...

  • Hong Kong skyline from the Peak

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    Brexit ambition: Could Hong Kong leave China?

    Hong Kong has its own legal system, government, currency, flag and Olympic sports team.

    So could the city -- officially a Special Administrative Region of China -- ever become fully independent? That's what an increasing number of people, frustrated ...

  • President Duterte

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    Philippines: Duterte inaugurated as president

    Rodrigo Duterte has been sworn in as the Philippines' 16th president, but the traditional "honeymoon" stage for the tough-talking, anti-crime crusader has already soured.

    Duterte, 71, won the presidential election in May by 16 million votes, or about ...

  • Police at Pulse nightclub

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    Carnage haunts Orlando first responders

    They can't shake the images from their minds.

    Bodies and blood in a sea of chaos.

    Off-duty Orlando police Officer James Hyland was working private security the morning of June 12 when he heard the call over his radio.

  • Mega Millions tickets in hand

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    Mega Millions' $415 million jackpot is third largest ever

    Mega Millions has amassed its third largest jackpot ever, totaling $415 million.

    Tuesday was the 32nd consecutive drawing that failed to produce a winner.

  • Michael Phelps

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    Michael Phelps going to 5th Olympic Games

    Michael Phelps won the 200-meter butterfly final Wednesday night to become the first American male swimmer to qualify for five Olympic Games, ESPN and ABC News reported.

  • Recep Erdogan

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    Turkish president: Attacks 'not Islamic'

    With flags across Turkey at half-staff and the nation observing a day of mourning, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan proclaimed the terror attack on Istanbul's airport "will not divide or split our country."

  • John Brennan

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    Air Force official: Targeting of ISIS could be better

    The Air Force's intelligence chief gave the US-led airstrikes targeting ISIS a failing grade in an exclusive interview with CNN.

  • Huma Abedin

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    Abedin details Clinton email troubles in deposition

    Hillary Clinton's personal email set-up caused extensive troubles inside the State Department, including her own messages to top staffers getting lost in spam filters, according to a new deposition of top aide Huma Abedin.

  • Puerto Rico bankruptcy1

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    Puerto Rico rescue bill easily passes Senate

    Congress just gave Puerto Rico a lifeline. On Wednesday night, the U.S. Senate passed a bill known as PROMESA (Spanish for "promise") to help the island get out of a $70 billion debt burden. It passed with a vote of 68 to 30.

  • Clinton Trump

    CNN

    Poll: Clinton extends lead over Trump

    Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by six points, 44% to 38%, in a Fox News poll of registered voters released Wednesday, marking an uptick from similar polls released in May and June.

    The Fox News results follow a rough patch for the Trump campaign: ...

  • Marines file

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    Marines switching to gender-neutral titles

    The Marine Corps is switching at least 19 of its job titles to be more gender-neutral, and will make an announcement regarding the title changes Friday, according to an ABC News report.

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